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ONE YE^R . $1.50
SIX MONTHS ..... .75
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1910 '
The haunts of happiness are varied,
b ut I have more ofter, found her among
little children, ^ome fresides, and
country homes than anywhere else.
The Advertiser will celebrate its 75th
Christmas this year.
Here's for a Merry Christmas and-J
Happy New Year for' all of our read
Genuine happiness comes through
making others happy. Bear this in
mind in laying your plans for the ap
proaching festive season.
The farmer who has kept his two
horse plows running during the past
few weeks wiil not only have $he ad
vantage of his less fortunate neighbor
next spring but will reap a larger
harvest next fall. ;
There is a saying that "old fools are
the biggest fools." But sometimes
young fools rival the old ones for first
place. A very striking instance of
the latter is found in the marriage of
a sixteen-year-old Tennessee girl to a
man 65 years of ?ge, who travelled 30
miles last week oVer the mountains to
have the knot tied.
The government officials are deter
mined to break up the various get
rich-quick schemes over the country
- that are deceiving and defrauding the
unsuspecting. The cqarge under which
indictments are brought is using the j
mails ior fraudulent and improper pur- j
poses- It does seem that in this en
lightened age people would be too in
telligent tobe "taken in" by "gold
bricks"-and. other simila^ schemes. It
is the few who are easily duped that
"Uncle Sam" proposes to throw his
protecting arms around.
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One hears very little sneering now-1
' adays about book-farmers and book
farming. The fact is, the fellows who
read and keep posted are the ones
who are doing the best agricultural
work.-Farmers Union Sun.
Every farmer should subscribe for a
good agricultural journal. The day
has pa3t when a person can keep up
with the procession in any line of bu
: s ihess without r?ading and adoptin g J
ideas of others, who have by actual
experiment proven what they say.
. Read your agricultural papers these
long evenings, and ?pply the things
"ihatTsre best suited to conditions on!
yoi.r farm. Only a portion of what
you read ca n be applied to your farm,
/but you need that portion.
-v?- Day of Wonderful Things.
"While there is "nothing new under
the sun, "yet the new application of old
laws and hew uses to which old things
are being put in this inventive age
make it appear that something new
r bobs up almost everyday. While some
scientists are endeavoring to conquer
the air with "dirigibles," monoplanes
" and bi-planes, others are going beneath
the surface of terra firma for new
Long ago the underground railway]
has been demonstrated to be practica
ble, especially for short distances, but
now they tell us that a tunnel has been
'planned that will connect the cities of
- Chicago and New York, being some
thing like a thousand miles in length.
This subterranean highway is to be
Used for the telephone and telegraph
wires, and for the transmission of
Indeed this is a day of wonderful and
gigantic undertakings. Wonder what
will come next? Maybe the chasm, or
whatever yon may choose to call it,
-between the earth and Mars will yet |
be bridged by the Yankees.
A Change Needed.
A decade or more ago when farmers
suffered from the low price of cotton
year after year, there was good ground
for the enactment of a law "providing
for the extension of the time for the
payment of taxes. But now that cot
ton, the leading money crop of our peo
. pie, has come into its own and is bring
" ing something like its real value, it is
not in keeping with sound business
methods to extend the \time for the
?. s payment of taxes beyond the year for
which they are levied.
.V As far as possible, all business mat
ters of the county should be closed up
at the end of each year^ certainly at
the close of each administration, but
this is how impossible, as the bulk of
the taxes, are not paid until about 60
days after the fiscal year closes.
Notwithstanding the fact that taxes
fo^910 are now due, the county board,
.? wo understand, had to borrow money
at its last meeting in 'order to pay the
. current expenses of the county. The
board did right, but the point we wish
to make is that there should be no ne
^ c ??Sriy for borrowing money in Decem
ber, and there would not te were it
manuatory that all taxes be paid by
the close of the year.
" Furthermore, the present system
works a hardship on the poorly paid
teachers of the county. Wheo they dis
cbunt their claims it is frequently for a
period of 15 months, instead of 12.
Under the present system, as we un- J
derstand it, a school warrant that was
issued in November 1910 may not be
paid before February 1912. Whereas,
if the taxes levied for 1911 were paid
by the close of that year these teach
ers' warrants would be cashed not la
ter than December 1911.
We confidently believe that a change
to the old system would be better for a
majority of the people. It is not in
frequently the case thet an individual
will have the cash iii hand to pay his
taxes before Christmas but as the law
provides for a delay tide money ?s spent,
and the tax payer hes to borrow the
necessary money in the spring before
the penalty is added.
News of Two Counties Over the
Soon after reaching home Mon
day evening-about 1 fust dark," as
the colored ms.n would say-our
telephone rang. We of course
thought it was some one in town
calling us up; go, imagine our sur
prise when we distinctly recognized
the voice of our genial friend,
Charlie Davis, who was in his home
at Fruit Hill, lit required but a lit
tle strain of mental vision to see
the smile that always plays upon
Charlie's face when he greets his
friends. Charlie and the writer
rather the speaker or talker then
exchanged news more rapidly than
a phonograph could record. We
told him what was going on in
Edgefield county and he came back
at us with the doings of the Saludi
Charlie urged us to send them a
few .Bob Smiths up there. He says
they are needed to wake folks up,
causing them to make more "hog
and hominy" at home.
He said the Fruit Hill school has
the best teacher in three states, or
words to that effect. She is. an
Edgefield young lady, of course, one
of which we are very proud, Miss
Charlie has killed three big hogs
and will slaughter threa more this
week. He says he would be in fine
shape for Christmas but for his
thumb that' was cut off-rather
shredded-some time ago in a gin.
We asked him if he were not old
enough to keep his thumb out of a
gin-head.- He said, like all other
thoughtless fellows,having "fooled"
with it so much, he forgot that it
would cut anything except cotton.
By the way, Charlie naid thumbs
are not the only thirgs that have
been under the knife around Fruit
Hill. A certain prominent lady a
few mornings ago put her finger
too far in a sausage milli and a good
portion of the end was nipped off.
Be careful how you operate so
harmless a machine as a sausage
Charlie asked about the sundry
railroad rumors, stating that be
would like to reach Edgefield by
rail as well as by telephone.
Last, but by no means least, our
friend urged, the ''speaker" to ?come
up and eat sausage and spar?-ribs
and back-bones and- other good
things with him "next Sunday,
Christmas day. We would certainly
accept his very kind invitation, had
we not already promised Mrs. San
ta Claus and the children that the
day would be spent quietly around
our fire-side-not "quietly" either,
for there is no quietude; where chil
dren and horns and pistols and
drums have right-of-way.
Telephone and telegraph- instru
ments make neighbors of all hu
manity, eliminating space entirely.
Whether one block or a thous and
miles separate them, friends can
converse over the wires as easily
and satisfactorily as if it were only
over the garden wall. Charlie Davis
talked with a man in Atlanta over
the wires a few days ago with the
same ease that he conversed with
us in Edgefield.
Help to build up rural telephone
lines and get in touch with your
neighbors ten, fifteen, a hundred
and a thousand miles away.
I desire to give notice that I will
be in my oflice Friday the 23rd in
stead of Saturday the 24th, and on
Tuesday, the 27th, instead of on
Monday, the 26th of December.
A. R. Nicholson;
Supt. Ed. E. Co.
show the beneficial ef
in a very short time. It
not only builds her up,
but enriches the mother's
milk and properly nour
ishes the child.
Nearly all mothers who
nurse their children should
take this splendid food
tonic, not only to keep
up their own strength but
to properly nourish their
FOE SALE ST ALL DEUGQ?STS
Send lOo., nam? of paper and this ad. for oar
beautiful Savinci Bank and Child's Sketch-Book.
Bach bank contains a Good Luck Penny.
SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl St. New York
The Advertiser's Message
Having gotten in "wireless" com
munication with Santa Claus, The
Advertiser has telephoned the fol-1
lowing Christmas suggestions to
the old gentlemen, whose goodness
is exceeded only by his ubiquity:
Please briDg Edgefield another]
railroad. It matters not whence it I
cometh or whither it goeth-just ao
it goes somewhere.
Please bring along a. good sized
chunk of' Uucle Andy Carnegie's
peace donation to be expended in
maintaining^ peaceful relations be-1
tween "Pig Town" and "Bun
Please put a thirty-pound gobbler
head-foremost in the sock of every
minister in the county. So small a
turkey is not commensurate with
their deserts-but these good men
will never receive on earth all that
Please bring more hair for some
of Edgefield's men and less hair for
some of the women.
Please smite the oonscience of
the Edgetield county youth who
dares even contemplate putting a
bottle or pistol in Mis pocket during
the holiday season.
Please bring enough Billy Wal
tons or Bob Smiths to supply one
for every rural community.
Please whisper into the ears of |
the lawmakers that a short session
of the legislature of 1911 is very
Please bring a blush to the cheek
of every farmer who can but will
not grow corn enough to supply his
Please bring husbands for the!
eager widows, wives for the long
ing widowers, willing bachelors for
the hopeful maids and beaux for all
'of the bewitching belles.
P. S. Our bachelor friend Bud
' Russell desires to be remembered in
Please 'supply Edgefield with an
other public well-one removed
from overflowing branch water.
please, besides just lots of nice
things, bring great joy and happi
ness to Mr. Robert H. Mims, who
has hung his stocking in the same
house-indeed, in the same room
76 years, and during all of this long
period he has been an exceptionally
"good "boy"-Sunday, Monday and
every other day of the week.
Please bring a new left ankle for |
Mr. Arthur Tompkins and a new
right instep for Capt. George Evans
-"Pig Town" folks certainly have
"got it in the feet," Santa Claus.
Please bring a rich velvet carpet
for the new Presbyterian manse
one on which Brother Burgess will
mire knee deep.
Please, when you go down little
Jack Feltham's chimney, in the
Pearl of the Piedmont, put the
prettiest toy in your pack in his
stocking and label it "From the
Buncombites of JJdgefield," charg
ing the expense to The Advertiser.
Please search*your shop through
for the very best things you have
and bring them to Judge Roath and
Judge Allen-your best is not as I
good as they deserve.
Please bring the as surance that
the good roads will, continuo until
the farmers haul their guano, or
'gwano" or "jewano',or"joanna,"or
whatever you choose to call it.
Please bring Edgefield a mail
schedule that will give us a South
Carolina daily paper before the
news becomes stale.
Please bring a gold medal as!
large as a cart wheel for each of the-|
managers of the county fair. And,
Santa Claus, please see that Manag
er B. B. Jones' medal is inlaid with
diamonds, rubies and pearls.
Please bring Edgefield a sterling
citizen to take Wallace Prescott's
p^ce. The loss will be unbearable
without-something to offset it.
Please bring thc members of the
JJ. D. C., W. C. T. U., L. T. L.,
K. D., J. W. A., F. L. A., W.
M. S., C. L., W. M. U., "A. B.
C's.," "X. Y. Z's." and all of the
other women's clubs and organiza
tions in Edgefield a bright, hope
ful and encouraging outlook for the
Please, Santa Claus, if you ig
nore all oth^r suggestions, bringa)
lighter tax burden* for 1911.
Please bring a hundred carloads
of Berkshires, Essex, Tamworths,
Poland Chinas, and "razor backe,"
distributing thep according to the I
needs of the people-the needs are
very great in places.
Finally, Santa Claus, please bring
increased patronage to every busi
ness, trade and, profession in Edge
field-except the doctors and un
dertakers. To wish these (our
friends) well will ,be wishing other
' The Baptist church sent a special
contribution of $200 to Connie
Maxwell orphanage last week. Fif
ty dollars will be applied to the
fund being raised to erect a build
ing to take the place of the one re
cently burned, and $150 will be ap
plied 'to the current expenses of- the
For several years the annual con
tribution from the Edgefield Bap
tist church has been sufficiently)
large to support five orphans. . j
Farm For Rent*
83^ acres about half open land.
Will rent all open land reasonable
to right party. Write
F. L. Parker,
Johnston, S. C.
"Why don't you sell that,,old
mule of yours?"
"Well, suh," replied Uncle Ras
berry, "I jes' doesn't dare. I hasn'
deface to sell him to one o'de
neighbors, an' he wouldn't last foh
a drive long enough to sell 'kn to a
AH. CORLEY, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
Nights of Unrest.
No Sleep, No Rest, No Peace
for the Sufferer From Kid
No peace for the kidney sufferer
Pain and distress from morn to
Get up with a lame back.
Twinges of backache bother you
Dull aching breaks your rest at
Urinary disorders add to your
Get at the cause-cure , the kid
Doan's kidney pills will work the
They're for the kidneys only
Have made great cures in this
Mrs. B F Matheny, 934 Barnes
street, Augusta, Ga., says: "I am
very glad to say that I haye used
Doan's kidney pills with great bene
fit. I suffered from backache and
pains through my loins and
kidneys and I could. hard
ly get around for days. It was al
most impossible for me to rest, I
had but little strength or energy
and suffered from headaches. I
spent a lot of money doctoring, but
did not get satisfactory results un
til I heard about Doan's kidney
pills and procured a box. Since
using them my back does not pain
me and my kidneys are normal. I
now feel like a different woman and
have told many of. my friends about
Doan's kidney pills."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buf
falo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other
For Rent: Two one-horse farms,
a portion of my home place. Ap
J. N. Schenk.
Large . assortment of bicycles,
tricycles, wagons, etc.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Charles W Gordon, whose picture
is given above is agent for the At
lantic & Pacific Tea Company in
Ogdensburg, N. Y., and resides at
78 King street, that city. In giving
testimony regarding his own case,
Mr. Gordon recently made the fol
"Some time ago, while suffering
from stomach catarrh, I was advised
to take Cooper's New Discovery,
mostly of ha
with neat] ha
of colors, vi:
Saved From Awful Death.
How an appalling calamity in
his family was prevented is told by
A D McDonald, of Fayetteville, N.
C. R. F. D. No. 8. "My sister had
consumption," he writes, "she was
very thin and pale, had no appetite
and seemed to grow weaker every
day, as all remedies failed, till Dr.
King's New Discovery was tried,
and so completely cured her, that
she has not been troubled with al
cough since. Its the best medicine
I ever saw or heard of. " For coughs, |
colds, lagrippe, asthma, croup, hem
orrhage, all bronchial troubles, it j
has no equal, 50c, $1.00. Trial bot
tle free. Guaranteed by Penn &
Holstein, W E Lynch & Co., B|
Pure mountain Buckwheat at
May & Prescott's.
Fresh Cranberries and cranberry
sauce at B. Timmons.
Nabob coffee one-pound tins 25
cents. B. Timmons.
Seeded raisins, citron, currants,
figs, dates and nuts of all kinds.
Dunovant & Co.
* We can supply you with the
celebrated Indian River Florida
oranges-best on the market, also
apples, bananas cocoanuts, etc..
Dunovant & Co.
Parched coffees at 15, 20 and 25
cents per pound. B. Timmons.
morty ? ? \
and did so, two bottles of the prepa
ration putting my stomach into
good condition. Previous to my
taking the New Discovery I could
not eat a meal without experiencing
pain and discomfort afterward. ?
, "I had been in this condition for
a long time, although I had tried
many different remedies in search
of relief, and at last reached the
conclusion that I had exhausted
every available resource. Cooper's
New Discovery was therefore to me
almost a heaven-sent blessing, and
the work of the medicine was so
permanent and lasting that I have
had no recurrence of my former
"I can eat anything I care for j
without noticing any bad effects af- ?
terward. I have recommended
Cooper's New Discovery to many
persons of ray acquaintance, and it
never fails to give satisfactory re
sults. It reaches the seat of stomach
trouble in mighty short order."
Persons who are suffering from
stomach disorders will find in Coop
er's New Discovery a most potent
remedy. There is a heavy demand
for the Cooper preparations, for
which we are agents in this commu
nity.-(Penir & Holstein.)
D and $18.00 suits at
Oand 27.50 " "
is now on.
sent on ap]
HATS, SHAPES and
ARE TO GO itf T]
SALE. MANY 1
2 get a
to complete the
Hyson, Oolong- and Peri-Walla
tea. B. Timmons.
Fresh breakfast bacon at 16-2-3cts.
May <fc Prescott. .
Full supply of belting, packing
and lace leather always on hand.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Large assortment of perfumery
and toilet water.
^ B. Timmons.
Large assortment bf hair brushes
and combs. ? B. Timmons.
New crop Georgia cane syrup.
May & Prescott.
When you want a dependable
fountain pen-the best on the mar
ket-try a Waterman. We carry a
full assortment of these celebrated
Penn & Holstein.
Hall and dining room lamps at
Ramsey & Jones.
We keep a full supply of repairs,
for the McMormick, Deering and
Osborne mowers. Call on us when
you need any parts.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
We have accepted the agency for
Babcock buggies. Large shipment
now on the road. Call and inspect
these high-class vehicles.
Ramsey & Jones.
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We can furnish you with wire for
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Ye farmers, come to us for your
farm wagons. Our "Old Hickory,"
"White Hickory" and Hackney
wagons are known throughout the
length and breadth of the county.
They have been tested for years
upon Edgefield's rough roads.
Ramsey & Jones.
Its double strehgthx
cuts thecoffee bp
quality gives ife
THE REILY TAYLOR CO^
i the great
All persons owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustee are required to
make returns of the same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
ed by law to add a penalty of 50 per
cent to all property that is not return
ed on or before the 20th day of Febru
ary in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those" ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
The township assessors are respect
fully requested to meei 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 fail to make their own with
in the time prescribed by law. 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:
Roper's, Monday Jan. 16.
Meriwether, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Collier, Wednesday Jan. 18.
Red Hill, Thursday Jan. 19.
Clark's Hill, Friday Jan. 20.
Modoc, Saturday Jan. 21.
Parksville, Monday Jan. 23.
Plum Branch, Tuesday Jan. 24.
Will Winn's, Wednesday Jan. 25.
Liberty Hill, Thursday Jan. 26.
Cleora, Friday Jan. 27.
Pleasant Lane, Saturday Jan. 28.
Meeting Street, Monday Jan. SO.
Johnston, Tuesday Jan. 31. N
Herrin 's Store, Wednesday Feb. 1. .
Trenton, Thursday Feb. 2.
The office will be open to receive re
ceive returns from the first day of
January till the 20th day of February
as prescrib?d by law.
J. R. TlMHERHAN,
Auditor E. C. S. C.
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over Farmers Bank. Building
J AS. S. BYRD,
EDGEFIBLD, S. C.
Office over Post-Office.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers*
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
. AUGUSTA, O A,