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Established 1835. '
J. L. tims,....__._Editor
ONE YEAR . $1.50
. SIX MONTHS - - - .75
..WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1911.
Number among your worst enemies
the hawker of malicious rumors and
The legislature will convene Tuesday
The latter half of 1910 having been
exceedingly dry, it will be safe to plan
for a wet spring in 1911.
The German government, with its
threatened heavy increase of the ex
port duty on potash, is now as great
menace to the southern farmer as the
boll weevil. -
Instead of le^ryirig a tax on news
bureaus, which have done much toward
advertising the ci :y to the outsideworld,
Columbiamight well afford to offer spe
cial inducements to others to come in.
The best display of markmanship in
wielding deadly weapons during
the holidays, so far as we are informed,
was that of a Beaufort negro who shot
another negro through a keyhole with
a 38-calibre pistol.
The public-spirited citizen will ask
himself this question: "What can I do
to promote the interests of thecommu
ty at large, as well as to advance my
*private interests., during the year
We confidently believe that the peo
ple of Edgefield county are on the
"threshold of the most prosperous year
they have ever experienced. But it
will be so only to those who improve
then: opportunities and put forth the
best efforts of which they are capable.
A Richland county farm of 1,538
acres sold several days ago for the enor
mous sum of $75,000. People are ac
cumstomed now-a-daysto large deals in
city real estate, but the sale of the
-Singleton plantation sets a new pace
for rural or agricultural property.
The post master general has issued
orders to the effect that all rural de
livery routes will be discontinued where
the public roads are -not kept in proper
condition. The authorities should give
especial attention to the roads of this
county so as to avoid trouble along
The postal savings banks opened for
business yesterday. Until the experi
mental stage is passed only one post
office in each state will be designated
as a savings institution. The post of
fice at Newberry will conduct the ex
periment in this state. The result of
the. new system of banking will be
watched with much interest.
Cotton has been selling around
fifteen cents much of the fall, but who
knows what a year will bring forth?
The staple may be ten, or even eight,
cents next fall. Therefore, let econo
my be uppermost in all of your plans
for the new year. Let come what may
- rain or drought, prosperity or adversi
ty-the man who economizes through
out the year will be better off finan
cially'next fall than the one who does
Contrast in mind the quiet, orderly
holiday season that has just passed in
Edgefield with the demoralization and
rowdyism that accompanied the Christ
mas of a-decade or more ago. Why
such a very marked difference? There
seems to be but one answer. The cur.
taflment of the sale and consumption
of whiskey.- We confidently believe
that seventy-five per cent of the peo
ple of the county will say: "As for our
part, give us Christmas without the
The authorities in Washington who
are in charge of the boll weevil inves
tigation have issued a bulletin warning
farmers of the cotton belt It is be
lieved that the time is not far distant
before the pest will make its appear
ance practically over the entire cot
ton belt The bulletin states that
"The boll weevil last year infested
nearly 30 per cent of the cotton acre
age of the United States. It was found
in 100 per cent in Louisiana, 80 in
Texas, 30 in Arkansas, 30 in Mississip
pi and 35 in Oklahoma.
"The progress of the insect to the
east will be more rapid than to the
north because of climatic conditions;
but the experience thus far acqnired
seems to indicate, according to the ag
ricultural department experts, that the
boll weevil will eventually overcome
any climatic barriers. The only ex
ception to this is the high open plains
of western Texas."
After a progressive, prosperous
young farmer of this county told us on
Monday that six years ago he used 12
tons of commercial fertilizers on his
farm and that this year, without an
increase in acreage, he has already con
tracted for 40 tons, we no longer won
der at the marked increase of fertilizer
sales in this state from year to year,
as shown by the figures published on
the front page of this issue. While
farmers have steadily increased their
fertilizer purchases, they are using it
more intelligently and are realizing
profitable returns. The young fanner
above referred to made an average of a
bale per acre the past year, and his
ideal at present; is a bale and a half per
We have always been an advocate of
intensive farming, consequently a lib
eral use of commercial fertilizers, but
at the same time we urge the making
of barnyard - manure. The greatest
need of the average southern soil is
more humus-vegetable matter m some
form-which can not be supplied by
commercial fertilizers alone.
Newsy I-etter From The Pro
gressive Town of Parks ville.
The fact, that I had written The
Advertiser relative to a new hotel
for Parksville caused, I suppose
Mr. Dave W. Shapton of Clark's
Hill to te!l me, that before the
close of this good year 1911, a fifty
room hotel would adorn this other
wise quiet little village. Mr. Sharp
ton assures me, that this hotel will
be modern in , equipment with all
the conveniences found in large
cities. In the meantime, Mr. Sharp
ton is prepared to take caro of the
traveling public in his new, pala
tial residence just finished at a cost
of seven thousand dollars. This
building doef credit to Mr. Sharp
ton's enterprise, and is possibly the
nicest residence in western Edge
This fruit growing section, often
compared to Switzerland, with the
picturesque hills, will blossom as
never before when this new hotel
shall have been completed with
Other contemplated improvements.
But hold? Heyward county is try
ing to get all this fine scenery, and
what say you. I'll tell you how I
stand: I am opposed to Heyward
county. We have always been told
by the politicians about the old
"Edgefield ring," but so far as I
am ooncerned, give me the old
"Edgefield ring" in preference to
the new North Augusta ring, domi
nated by the city of Augusta. No;
old Edgefield opposes giving this
new territory to North Augusta
Well, Christmas has come and
gone bringing home many young
people to see the old folks, and
view once more their old stamping
grounds. The Tompkins boys, the
Bells, theDorns, the Garretts', the
Parks, and many others came to
see once more and break bread with
the old folks.
Speaking of Christmas reminds
me, that only one fatality, so far
as I know, has occurred within a
radius of ten mile3 from Parksville,
and that was the killing of Lum
King by Charlie Tutt near Modoc.
This killing was doubtless caused
by blind tiger liquor, both parties
being negroes. Tutt has surrendered
and is now in the hands of the law.
At a regular communication of
Parksville, 199, A. F. M. on De
cember 23rd the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year:
D. A. J. Bell, worshipful master;
R. N. Edmunds, senior warden;
Dan A. Bell, junior warden; ! John
R. Blackwell, secretary; W. P.
Parks, treasurer; Wilmer Christian,
senior deacon; W. M. Robertson,
junior warden; H. J. Reese and J.
C. Harveley, stewards, J. B. Dorn,
tyler. At this meeting resolutions
in memory of our deceased Bro.
Dr. Jennings, were adopted and
ordered published in The Adverti
The W. 0. W. will hold a pub
lic meeting in our new hall over
the bank on Tuesday night Jan
uary 3rd,rat which time there will
be a public installation of officers,
the public being invited. People
who ought to be judges say, our
new hall into which the two frater
nities have recently moved is a
beauty. Come and see.
The Christmas tree given by the
young ladies and gentlemen of this
town during the holidays for the
pleasure of the little ones was a
complete success and reflects credit
upon the promoters.
We are sorry to report that Miss
Ellie Rich, who has been teaching
in Barnwell county the last few
months is quite sick at the home
of Mrs. Martha Rich, at Clark's
Hill of typhoid fever.
Though the weather was bad a
good congregation went out yester
day to hear Mr. Garrett's new year's
sermon from the the subject "Move
forward." A bran new organ has
been installed by the devoted Bap
tist young people, the best we have
ever had, which gave inspiration to
both preacher and hearers by the
melodious tones. It was intimated
yesterday that the thing to do in
this year of 1911 might be to tear
down the old church building and
erect a modern one in its stead.
Misses Josie Hickson and Belle
Sanders, have been spending the
Yuletide with relatives, but will re
fume their duties in the school
room next Thursday. We hope
they may return much invigorated,
ready for their arduous duty.
Old Soldier Tortured.
"For years I suffered unspeakable
torture from indigestion, constipa
tion and liver trouble," wrote A K
Smith, a war veteran at Erie, Pa.,
but Dr. King's New Life Pills fix
ed me all right. They're simply
great. Try them for any stomach,
liver or kidney trouble. Only 25c
at Penn & Holstein, W E Lynch
& Co., B Tim mons.
Farm For Rent.
33+ acres ' about half open land.
Will rent all open land reasonable
to right party. Write
? F. L. Parker,
Johnston. S, C.
Retires With Honorable Rec?re^
On Monday Mr. A. R. Nichol
son formally turned the office of
county superintendent of education
over to his successor, Mr. W.
W. Fuller. Daring the past two
years Mr. Nicholson has given
close attention to the schools in all
parts of the county, as well as giv
in g due attention to the clerical
duties of the office. He has co- j
operated with the trustees of a]
number of schools in voting spe
cial levies and in securing state aid
for a number of weak schools. Mr.
Nicholson has encouraged every
forward move that has been made
by teachers and trustees. He leaves
a record of which he is justly very ]
On Tuesday afternoon, December
27th, Miss Eliza Virginia Gilchrist
and Mr. Abner Bushnell Lyon were
happily married at the home of the
bride's mother, Mrs. Virginia Caro
lina Gilchrist, the Rev. H. E. Bur
ton and Rev. J. ,T. Littlejohn offi
ciatieg. The bride is widely-beloved
young woman whose .'superior quali
ties of mind and heart have endear
ed her to a host of friends.
The groom is an energetic and pros
perous young farmer. They will
make their home at the Yeldell
place which was purchased some
time ago by Mr. Lyon. The Adver-1
tiser extends cordial good wishes
On Sunday afternoon, December
25th, Miss Milbria Dorn and Mr.
William Jackson were happily mar
ried by Rev. L. D. Gille&pie at the
Methodist parsonage. Both of these
popular young people are residents
of our town. The bride, a young
}ady of many lovable qualities, is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Dorn and the groom, who is a
sober, energetic young man of very
high character^ the son-of -Tr.
and Mrs. W. C. Jackson. /The Ad
vertiser joins their host of friends
in extending congratulations and
hearty good wishes.
Attention Mission Societies!
Ou Wednesday next, the eleventh,
at Edgefield |fcere will be a rally
day for all the societies of the as
sociation, at the Baptist church.
Rev. W. H. Canada, missionary to
Brazil, will be present and address
the meeting in the morning, and
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher of Johnston in
the afternoon. All. societies in the
association are cordially invited to
send representatives and bring a
short written report of their work
since the annual meeting at Reho
both. Lunch will be served at the
church. All visitors are requested
to reach the church not later than
ll o'clock and the meeting will ad
journ early after dinner so that la
dies desiring to return home may
Odd Fellows Elect Officers.
At the regular meeting of the
Odd Fellows Monday night the fol
lowing officers were elected: Dr. A.
R. Nicholson, N. G.; Ernest Roper,
V. G.; R. L. Dunovant, secretary
and treasurer; Rev. R. G. Shannon
house, chaplain; L. T. May, R. S.;
V. E. Mims, L. S.; W. C. McCreary,
I. G.; W.H. Bee, O. G.; J. S.
The officers will be installed at
the next regular meeting, at wL ich
time an oyster supper will also be
The year just closed "has been a
very satisfactory year for us in
business and I desire to thank my
friends and the public generally for
their very generous patronage. I
will appreciate a continuance of
this liberal patronage and shall at
all times endeavor to merit it. We
will continue to carry a full line of
reliable merchandise and will sell
as reasonable as possible, always
according our patrons courteous at
tention- J. W. Peak.
In spite of the inclemency of the
weather a goodly number were in
town Monday the first Monday of
thenewvear. Only two tracts of land
were sold at public outcry.
The Harling land, 240 acres, was
purchased by Mr. W. E. Harling
The Hays tract of 150 acres was
bought by Hon. W. R. Parks for
SHOWERS OF LETTERS.
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While we give Him the love and
adoration due Him as the "Prince
pf Peace," and our hearts filled
with loving thoughts and good
will towards men, it is but human
that we tum to our own kinsmen,
for an outlet to these emotions.
And so at this Christmastime
while we are 'loving and giving"
which "makes life worth living. "
I want to tell you how glad I am
that God has spared you to us,
your family and your friends, for
these three score years and more
than ten years. You will never
know to wjiat extent your life has
been a blessing, until that time
when,, we shall ? know as we are
known." There are those of us; to
whom ycrar patient, quiet endur
ance of life's hardships and the
cheerful submission, and . brave,
beautiful life you have lived, has
been and will be an inspiration, and
I doubt not to many another pil
grim on life's journey.
I am wishing for you and dear
Aunt Belle, that to-merrow may be
the happiest day of your lives, and
as the days of the new year come
and gb,, you may sing with the
'Even down to old age all my
people shall prove my sovereign,'
eternal, unchangeable love."
With warmest love for you all, I
Johnston, S. G. --
My dear Uncle Roberta
It affords me a great
deal of genuine pleasure, frequent
as it occurs, to think of you and
your life, and it is a greater joy'
and happiness that you are with
us all another Christmas. And I
feel from my own experience that
it is indeed a token of God's love
and mercy to us, the younger
generations, that you and our love
ly aunt Belle are yet with us.
With best wishes for you both
a merry Christmas and happy new
year and that the returns shall be
many. Your devoted nephew,
Edgefield, S. C. -
My dear Uncle Robert-:
the great press of matters incident
to the season, it affords me infinite
pleasure to lay aside everything.in
order- ito. write you a few words of
felicitation at this joyous Christmas1
tide, fortune has never decreed that
any Mims should be overburd?ned
with material wealth, but in the.
rich heritage that has come to us,
the younger generational)rough your
life, .which has been singularly
void of offense toward God i.u?
man, together with the influence of
the 1 ives of kindred saints who have
gone ?before, we have unbounded
wealth that is more enduring than
houses and lands or silver and gold.
God ha*,, not only.. manifested his.
l?Vin?.Jdhdn?ss to . you by throng
ing your sojourn beyond the allot
ted span, but has ? thereby unspeak
ably blessed this community and
your kindred to the third genera
Owing to your exalted character,
unsullied reputation, unselfish life,
unquestioned piety and unfailing
loyalty to Him,?:. you are enjoying,
as Wordsworth, has said,
"An old age serene and bright
And;.lovely as a Lapland night?'
The salutary influence of your
exam-pile, as you have quietly gone
in and out among the people of
this community all these years, * is
immeasurable. I can personally
bear this testimony to its whole
some and helpful effect. Through
your Godly walk and conversation,
we of the younger generation are
stimulated and encouraged to strive
the harder "to do justly and to
love mercy, and to walk humbly
I feel that as a further reward
for your faithfulness, God will yet
spare you to your loved ones and
to this community many more
years. May it be sol And not only
you, but I trust that Aunt Belle,
the devoted companion of your bo
som, may also be spared to you and
to us many more years.
With sincerest wishes for a mer
ry Christmas and a happy new
year, I am with deep and abiding
affection, Your nephew,
Edgefield, S. C. -
Mr. Mims will celebrate his 78th
birthday this month, having passed
his entire life in the house in which
he was born. For thirty years of
his life he has been clerk of the
Edgefield Baptist church.
On Tuesday evening of last week
the young men of the town gave
their annual Christmas dance in the
opera house in honor of the holiday
visitors. About 25 couples engaged
in the dance. The music was-fur
nished by Bearden's band from Au
gusta. Before the last dance of the
"wee, small hours" refreshments
were served. The chaperones of the
evening were: Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Johnston, Dr. and Mrs. W. Luther
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Adams,
Mr. and Mrs. S. McG. Simkins,
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Tompkins, Dr.
and Mrs. J. G. Edwards, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Sheppard, Mrs. Susan
B. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stew
art and Mrs. Kate Kernaghan.
Bobby's Mother-You know,dear,
your uncle Edwin is coming to visit
us next week with his bride. You
know what a bride is, don't .you?
Bobby (aged 5)-Yey. It's a
thing you marry.-Chicago Tribune
The Corner Store
OUR DEEDS FOLLOW US AND WHAT
WE HAVE BEEN MAKES US WHAT
With,the above lines impressed in our mind
we face the future determined for all time
to merit the coiifidence and to retain the
co-operation of Ml our patrons.
In this spirit We extend to you our thanks
for the past, our sincere appreciation for
the present and our best wishes and efforts
May it bring, to each and all of us Good
Cheer, Good Health, Happiness and Pros
perity. ; Respectfully,
The Corner Store
We have reached the end of another year
which has proven very satisfactory in a
business way. I d?sire to thank my friends
and the public f?t their very genero^^at^'
ronage in the past and solicit a continuance
for the future.
I shall do my utmost to make it to your in
terest to spend your money with us as here
tofore.;; We expect to contine to carry a
Sarge stock of dependable goods, selling them
as law as it is possible to sell high class goods
With many wishes for a happy and pros
perous New Year to all of our friends.
Thc -Q^#i<ty^ Fertilizers.
Mr. Royster believed that success awaited the
Manufacturer : of Fertilizers who would place quality
above other considerations. This was Mr. Roystar's
idea Twenty-seven years ago and this is his idea
to-day; the result has been that it requires Eight
Factories to supply the demand for Royster Fertilizers,
V. S. ROYSTER GUANO COMPANY.
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