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\ J. L. MIMSji'
ONE YEAR - - - - - $1.50
. SIX MONTHS '.75
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1911.
Prayer is the wing wherewith the
soul flies to heaven and meditation the
eye wherewith we see God.-AM
1 ' M
Andrew Carnegie has donated anoth
er $10,000,000 to the endowment fund
of Carnegie Institute for Research at
Commissions of Notaries Public Declared
In a message sent to' the general as
sembly Friday, Governor Blease states
that he has issued a proclamation de
claring null and void all: Commissions
of Notaries Public after February 10th
until.some further action by the legis
lature in reference to length of hold
ing position and some qualifications
All dispensary constables and detec
tives were also to be deprived of their
conamission on Jan. 21st.
The House Committee on Nav il af
fairs has decided that Lieut. Peary
cime within 1^6 miles of reaching the
Pole. This committee has been' con?:
sideling the bill to retire 'Capt. Peary
with the rink of rear admiral.
The basis of the committee's findings
13^ the, chart prepared by Hugh C.
' Mitchell, and C. R. Puvall of the Uni
ted States coast and geodetic survey.
This chart shows that Peary went to
vthe lift on nearing', the pole, due toan
error in his instruments. Later he
. crossed toward _ the pole, his nearest
point being 1.6 miles.
The friends of Mr. J. L. M;ms, edi
. 'tor of i the Edgefield Advertiser, will
be pleased to learn that he is now re
. covering fjpnv. slight operation re
ontlyfperformed at ^he Columbia hos
pital afrd thai he will in all probability
soon be able to .return to his home.
t ? -
. The;propo3ed new county of Heyward
of which a cut appears in this issue is
. about: fifty-four miles long, and *:ts
. narrowest point about turee miles
? broad. Its northern .limit is above
P&rksvillein Edgefield county, and. its
southern limits are the present Aiken'
and Barnwell line, passing through the
town of Ellenton. Thelma follows the
Savannah riyer on the West.
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One of ' the most brilliant after
noon functions ever given in Clark's
Hill, was at the beautiful home of
Mr.;D. W. .Sharpton Friday, Janu
ary the 26th. The parlors, recep
tion hall and living room" were
thrown open*. They were . beauti
fully decorated, the color sch?me
being daintily carried out in tulle,
some knots\ and candles -while and
pink, with banks ot* ferns and mis
tletoe. Receiving in the halljwafe
Miss Ellis of Due West, and Mrs.
A. E. McDonald. Miss Ellis was
gowned in an empire of net, and
fi silk. Mrs. McDonald wore a dainty
\ frock, of black silk with irish point
At the parlor door Mrs. Sharpton
received in her usual graceful man
ner^ She was queenly in a gown of
black crepe dechine. 'A m?s? der
lightf ul counie of sandwiches and
mints- w"ere served during which a
beautiful mujicar program was ren
de?-ed. One and all present, pro
- nouncecjl it one, of the most enjoya
ble affair of the kind^ ever had.
A regular communication of
Parksvilla-lodge, A. F. .M. was held
on last Friday night, at which time
Mr., forgan Reese of Modoc was
made an entered- apprentice mason.
Uncle Henry Jennings .up in 80 and
the oldest member of the lodge, ex
cept Dr. S. Gr. Meriwether, now of
Allendale waa with us having par
tially recovered from his recent fall,
that many thought would terminate
his.life. Wc were glad to have him
with us again.
Mr. Motte Parker and family of
your town, spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Talbert andi
. Col. and Mrs. Talbert were called
yesterday to the bed side of Mrs.
Lemie Talbert, whom we are in
formen1 is quite sick. We trust that
er$ this, she is much improved.
Misses Mae Adams and Ollie
Prince were welcome visitors from
Modoc at the home of Mr. T. M.
Seigler one day last week.
Mr. . J. B. Dorn' (Uncle Dookie)
celebrated his 65th birthday yester
day, at which time, macy of his
friends partook of his hospitality
and. rejoiced with him on account
of a long life, and many other bless
Rev. O. N/. .Rountree preached
his first, and a most excellent ser-'
mon as the newpaster of the Metho
dist church yesterday. We welcome
Mr. Rountree home "after 13 years
' We are sorry to state that Miss
Ellie'Rich of Clark's Hill is still
v ' Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Fowler
have m'ov??r into their new home.
The'hall and rooms, festooned with
evergreens, mainly by the indige
nous, lovely long leafed pine is "a
thing of beauty and joy forever."
The home, with its artistic beauty
must be seen to be appreciated.
Weare sorry to . chronicle the
fact that oar friend Mr. Reuben
Smith passed away one d ay last week.
He waa buried last Friday by his
pastor,'Rev. T. H. Garrett at Modoc.
He leaves a devoted wife and nine
cnildren to mourn his loss with a
host of friends. Peace to his ashes.
Mrs. Hattie Hussey Gilchrist has.
returne&to her home al; W?ycross,
Rehoboth Missionary Society.
On Saturday afternoon last,. the
Woman's Missionary Society of Re
hoboth held its monthly meeting at
the home of Mrs- Charjes Strom.
The attendance was large indeed,
only a f?w of our members being
Several very 'V interesting pieces
were read which, were^ enjoyed by
all present. C^rie .letter in particu
lar was. touching, being an appeal
from Mrs. J. K. Durst of Green
wood, j3. C., for a chicken from
each member of our society for the
little invalid girls at the orphanage.
Of course this appeal touched eve
ry heart, and every member agreed
to contribute one or more chickens
to be shipped this week to the or
Later on we are going to send
these little invalid girls a box of
nice, fresh eggs.
Our society is in a most prosper
ous conditional think, and at every
meeting one or two new members
are enrol?edj which is quite encour
aging to our President, in fact, to ?
all of our members, for we feel that
the longer our membership is, the
mor? we can accomplish for the ?
Master. ? *
Music for the occasion was fur- .
uished by Mrs. Robert Seigler, who
has a very remarkable musical tal
ent. .Mrs. Sallie Winn also sang a 1
number of those old, sweet songs for 1
us, which we greatly enjoyed.
Our efficient president, Miss Car- !
rie Burkhalter, told us that she was '
going to ?have our apportionment
cate! enlarged and placed in Reho- !
both church so that we can see J
what we are doing for missions, etc
Each member of our Society has a '
tiny mail box which they are to put '>
2c. a week into, and at the end of '
five months have an opening. In <
this way quite a neat little sum cab 1
be raised, and we can hardly realize 1
where it came from.
: Our next meeting willi be held at
the home of Mrs. Butler Strom on t
Saturday before 4th Sunday in Feb
ruary. We are looking for a large
attendance, as all of oar members
manifest "great interest in the meet
ings. L: . A Mem(ber.
The TX D. C. will begin their
sale of oysters, coffee, ?nd home
made candy at 4 o'clock on Friday
'afternoon in the Library building.
There will also be an old fashioned
Fish Pond, and other attractions.
Help this patriotic organization to
make money for worthy enterprises.
It Pays to Trade at Peak's.
White shirt waist linen, linen
dimity, butcher's linen, linen lawn,
colored dimity, specials.
All parties are hereby notified
not to hire, or employ in any way,
one J. D. Farmer, who is under
written contract to me for this year,
19lX Any one so doing, or moving,
or aiding him to move off my
premises will be prosecuted to the
fullest extent of the law.
Trenton, S.*C. WV J. Gaines.
News Items From Plum Branch.
Since the holidays are over and
everything has gotten into 1911
running order there is a peWiar at
mosphere of bouyant progress
here at Plum Branch, everybody is
hopefully looking forward to a good
and prosperous year; ' Business is of
course very quiet among the mer
chants but it steadily continues.
The cutting and hauling wood
for the market is the principle in
dustry at present.
The Plum Branch ginnery this
past year, ginned betw?en thirteen
and fourteen hundred bales of cotton
and between three and four thou
sand bales were shipped from this
point. All the season the market
here was as good as the best.
The Plum Branch high school is
progressing very nicely. Of an en
rollment of 107 there is an average
attendance of about 95. The stu
dents ara hard at work. They seem
to realize that they must do their
part if the high school is to be a
Sunday January 8th, Mr. C.
Brown /and Miss Lottie Langley
were united in the holy bonds of
matrimony at the Baptist parson
age here, Rev. L. B. White offi
During the past few weeks there
have been many cases of grippe
but none have proven very serious.
Cecil was accustomed to hearing
his mother telephone for nearly
eveything she needed, One day as
he entered the pantry, a little mouse
scampered across the floor. Very
much frightened, he jumped up and
down screaming: "Oh, mother,
phone for the oat! .Please nhone for
the cat."-E.-..S; ? .
Notice of Final Settlement and
On the 20th day of January,
1911, in the office of Judge of Pro
bate, at Edgefield, South, Carolina}
the undersigned -will "make a final
settlement on the estate of C. T.
Hammond, deceased, and will at the
same time apply for a final dis
charge from his trust as administra
tor of said estate.
4 t. .L. R. Hammond.
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 Timmons.
Jit Pays to Trade at Peak's.
In bleached homespun, Andros
Coggan and other leading brands.
Lonsdale cambric, check muslin,
dimity at special prices.
State of South Carolina, /
Edgefield County \
Court of Common Pleas
H. W. McKie et. al.,-against-G.
A. McKie et. al.
Pursuant to the decree in this
cause I will offer for sale at public
outcry to the highest bidder, before
the Court House, town of Edgefield,
and State of South Carolina on sales
day in February 1911 (the same be
ing 6th day of said month) between
the legal hours of sale, the follow
ing described realty, to wit:
All that tract of land, situate in
said County and State, containing
two hundred and forty-three (243)
icres, more or less, and bounded on
the north by. the land of W. K.
McKie, on the east by land of A. S.
Gr. Miller, on the sou'.h by land of
Gr. A. McKie, and on the tvest by
land of J. B. McKie.
' Terms of sale Cash. The land
bas been rented for the year 1911,
md the land will be sold subject to
the lease, bul the purchaser shall be
entitled to the rents and profits of i
the land for the year 1911 under
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. Roath,
Master E. C.^S. C. .
Jan. ll, 1911. '?,
Saves Twp Lives.
"Neither my. sister * nor -myself
might be living to-day, if it had
not been for Dr. King's New Dis
covery" waites A.* D. McDonald of
Fayetteville, N. C., R. F. D. No.
8, for we both had frightful coughs
that no other remedy could help.
We were told my sister had con
sumption. She was very weak and
had night sweats but your wonder
ful medicine completely cured us
both. It's the best I ever uped or
heard of For sore lungs, coughs
colds, hemorrhages, lagrippe, asth
ma, hay fever, croup, whooping
cough-all bronchial troubles-its
supreme. Trial bottle free. 50c and
$1.00. Guaranteed by Penn & Hol
stein, W E Lynch & Co., B Tim
It Pays to Trade at Peak's.
In colored "goods, calicoes, ging
ham, madras lineen, suiting and
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield. '
By J. D. Allen, Probate Judge:
Whereas, J. M. Horsey and W.
E. Andrews, made suit to me, to
grant R. H.. Middleton Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
effects of T. R. Rusk, deceased.
These Are Therefore, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said T.
R. Rusk, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Edgefield on
the 1st day of February next, after
publication hereof, at ll o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Adminis
tration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this, 17th
day of January, 1911.
J. D. Allen,
Jan. 18-2t. Probate Judge.
Solves a Deep Mystery.
"I want to thank you from the
bottom of my heart," wrote C B
Rader, of. Lewisburg, W. Va., for
the wonderful double benefit I got
from Electric Bitters, in curing me
of both a severe case of stomach
trouble and of rheumatism, from
which I had been an almost help
less sufferer for ten years. It suited
my case as though made just for
me." For dyspepsia, indigestion,
jaundice and to rid the system of
kidney poisons that cause rheuma
tism, Electric Bitters has no equal.
Try them. Every bottle is guaran
teed to satisfy. Only 50c at Penn &
Holstein, W E Lynch & Co., B
It Pays to Trade at Peak's.
ID woolen dress gooda in the new
weaves and up-to-date quality colors
The quality and price sell them,
The State of South Carolina,
-, County of ;i2dgefield.
By J. D. Allen,.'Probate Judge:
Whereas, J./vV. Miller made suit
to me, to grarft him Letters of Ad
ministration,^ the Estate and ef
fects of. ?herman Holloway, de
I ceased. ; .
These Ajre Therefore, to cite and
admonish qil and singular the kin
dred and j Creditors of the said
Sherman Holloway, deceased, that
they be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held at
Edgefield, C. H., 4. C., on the 1st
day February, next, after publica
tion hereof,? at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand thi^ 14th
day of January, 1911.
J. D. Allen,
Jan. 18-21 Probate Jud ere.
The: County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving?taxes
from the 15th day of Oct, 1910 to
the 15th day of March 1911, inclusive.
A penalty of one per cent will be
added to all unpaid taxes after the 1st |
day of January to the 31st of January
19x1, of two per ce t, from the 1st day
of February, to thu last day of Februa
ry 1911 and penalty of five per cent
from the firsc day of March to the 15th
day of March 1911.
The tax levies tor the year 1910 are
as follows :
For State purposes 5$ mills.
" Ordinary "County 4J "
" Cons. School tax 3
" Special County tax li "
Bacon S. D. Special 2 "
r Edgefield S. D. 2 "
" Long Cane S. D. 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 3 "
" Collier S. D. 3 "
" Flat Rock S. D. 3 "
" Prescott S. D. 3 "
" Plum Branch S. D. No. 1 3 "
" White Town S. D. 3 "
" Parksville S. D. 3 "
" Washington S. D. 2 "
" R. R. Bonds WiseT"s,p li "
" R. R: Bonds Pickens 3 "
" R. R. Bonds Johnston 3
" R. R. Bonds Pine Grove 14 "
R. R. Bonds Blocker 14 "
" " Bonds Town Edgefield ? "
" SchooltBonds " 1 "
Town bf Edgefield
ff Corporation Purposes 9 "
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 years and 60 years except those
exempt by law are liable tb a poll tax
of one dollar each. A capitation tax
of 50 cents each is to be paid on all
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 50
years must pay a $2 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
., Co. Trea3. E. C.
* ny '_
It Pays to Trade at Peak's.
White goods at special prices.
White madras, P. K. nainsook,
long cloth, dimity and linen batiste.
All persons owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor,- ad
ministrator or trustee are reqiured 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
I of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
The township assessors are respect
fully requested to meet 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 60
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 HiHJ 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. 30.
Johnstone Tuesday Jan 31.
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
J anuary till the 20th day of February
as prescribed by law.
J. R. TlMMERMAN,
Auditor E. G. S. C.
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.,
Office over Farmers Bank". Building
CALHOUN A. MAYS
EDGEFIELD, - - - S. C.
JAS. S. BYRD.
EDGEFIELD) S. C.
?W*OiSce over Post-Office.
A-H. ?ORLEY, Surgeon
. ^Dejntist. Appointments
at Trent?n on Wednesdays.
Crown *nd Bridge werk a
Kentucky Horses and Mules
We have just received our second
shipment of Kentucky horses and mules
We have some extra good, large pairs
of mules, also smaller mules. Come and
inspect our combination horses, also
some good driving horses.
We are now permanently located in
the Holland stables to the rear of. the
We guarantee all stock we sell to be exactly as represent ed
Wilson & Cantelou :
JJS|^ li you would Raise Big Crops,
S[ If you would have fewer acres and '?V
.k] Larger Crops. If you would reduce your
cost of production, buy from the1 *
COMBAHEE -^FERTILIZER CO.,
"We manufacture all grades of fertilizers and cany a Isrge stock of the best quality offer,
j tilizer material. If you want fertilizers for Cotton. Corn, Grain,' Tobacco? Truck,
buy only the best from a well knowti company such as the
.^W*' V BOMBAH EE FERTILIZER CO., Charleston, S. C. ^ ^??^v ^
I?' ST/ii? "The Home of Good Fertilizers" *Xfflr 't?
4/W . WRITE FOR PRICES. ^ iPKO' X&i #T
Fertilizer Materials and Fertilizers Ready
ffixed for 1911
Fifteen cents cotton, dollar corn, two hundred and
fifty dollar mules, have taught our farmers that they
must fertilize their crops or quit the race.
We are nbw yeady to supply our trade with fertil
izers manufactured only by the most reputable man
13 per cent phosphate
14 per cent phosphate
16 per cent phosphate
Georgia Chemical Works Goods
American Agricultural Chemical Co's, goods
Columbia Guano Co's, goods
Cotton Seed mral, Kainit^ Nitrate of Soda, Top Dressing, Muriate of Potash. Call
on Mr. R. C, Padgett, or Mr. A. E, Padgett.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE COMPANY
Thc Origin of Royster ftrtilizer?.
Mr. Royster believed that success awaited the
Manufacturer of Fertilizers who would place quality
above other considerations. This was Mr. Royster'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*
F. S. ROYSTER GUANO COMPANY.
FACTORIES AND SALES OFFICES.
NORFOLK. VA. TARBORO. N. C. COLUMBIA. 8. C. 8PARTANBURQ. 8. O.
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