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J. L. Mi?itS,.".Editor I
?N? YEAR . $1.50-1
SIX MONTHS f- - .75
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1911.
Prayer is the wing wherewith the
soul ibes to heaven and meditation the
eye whoewith we see God.-AM
A Personal Statement From the
j As inquiries are being received
from different parts of the county,
Concerning my physical condition,
I feel that I owe it to my friends to
give out; a statement as to the na
irne, and extent of my recent indis
On Thursday afternoon, January
12th, I was seized with an acute at
tack of vertigo, which lasted una
bated for more than a week. Afyer
. studying my case very closely, e?rly
in my illness ray physioi&? accurate
ly diagnosed the trcabjej as being ll
caused by my eyes* and advised'my, ll
consulting a specialist, 'as quicj?^/ .
practicaba I was! carrieclj r M
Coramina. Hospital on, J the
ary the 20th. ?he spoc&F -y Janu
?xam?nation, susta;;^- -st after an
in his diagnpsjf^' r my physician
my left ese."\*fV -id advised that
r-~<-^7^n^??i?|.' -ch had been sightless
?telyV?y .r of years, be immedi
uoved, so as to check the
J- pathetic inflammation in my
_ight eye, which had already made
alarming progress. The specialist
expressedhimself in such pessimis
tic terms after making the examina
tion that I was led to believe for a
time that I would spend my remain
ih?r^years in darkness.
The operation of removing the
left eye was performed the day after
I reached the hospital, and very soon
thereafter, my right eye the sight
of which was greatly impaired, gave
evidence of decided improvement.
Only one who has experienced this
transition from impending darkness
to renewed light can form any idea
of the unspeakable joy that came to
me as I caught this new vision of
Soon after the operation, the spe
cialist examined my right eye and
after seeing its improved condition,
assured me that it will ultimately
be restored to its normal condition.
uuuuj i.m?.if i i'T "'-*''*'ft<**T ^-'"?1-j
able from day to day, bears out
his encouraging statement. After
spending a week at the hospital, I
returned home, where prudence has
since forced me to pass the time
in absolute idleness. Although stren
uous and at times very grinding is
. the life of the country editor, yet
as I dictate these lines for publica
tion, I yearn for th.? return of the
day and hour when unhampered I
can resume my regular work on The
I can not conclude this statement
without expressing my profound
and sincere gratitude to my friends
of the< town and county for their
kindly interest and sympathy which
has been so generously bestowed
during tho past weeks. I have been
deeply touched by their; earnest so
' licitudev May the Great Physician
\ -who has brought me safely through
this trying ordeal likewise guide
;j and guard them through the vicissi
tudes of life. While my sight is
being gradually restored, it will yet
be several weeks before I can enter
upon my regula* duties.
' J. L. Mims.
The union meeting of the 3rd di
vision of the Edgefield association
; met with thc Modoc church yester-.
day, and day before, agreeable to
appointment, and we had a great
meeting. On Saturday the.queries
were discussed, the one eliciting the
" most interest being: "What should
be our attitude as Christians to
ward lawnessness?" The other quer
ies were of interese, and were dis
cussed by brethren: J C Harvely, O
O Timmerman, L G Bell, H E
Bunch, W R Legat, and many oth
ers. Sunday morning the Sunday
school exercises were in the hands
.of the superintendent,brother Harvc
ley, which proved to be a"vecy in
structive exercise, the bible- eliass
.being taught by Mfs. Nafestadt*
very consecrated and efficient wo
.. At 11:30 o'clock, the missionary
Sermon w.hich was to have been
preached by Bro. L. J?. White,, was,
by motion of brother White, preach
ed by the Rev. Mr. Stoudemire of
the Barnwell association,, who was
visiting our union in the interest of ]
one of his churches. Mr. Stoude
. mire-preached a very lucid and ten
der sernion from the words:'' She
hath done what she could." Thc
eollection, in all, amounted to
$18.66. The point was made, that
since the organization of this union
a little over a year ago ?150.00 had
been raised for missions, making
an average of a little over 817.00
-for each meeting.
Sunday afternoon was devoted to
B. Y. P. U. work and most excel
lent papers were read by Mrs. Ma-j
mio Walker on^*'What our union
should do this year?" by Miss Wei
i.ona Strom on "Our young people)
and their moral obligation- to their
communities." Prof. Maxie. G.j
rr" i tm ?ka
White, tlie brilliant and consecrated
yeuug teacher of the Plum Branch
high school, delivered & most
thoughtful and appropriate address
on the subject: why not discontinue
our B. Y. P. U. work. ?
At the close of the meeting,, a
motion was made, and unanimously
adopted,requesting the paper'of Mite
Weinona Strom for publication in
The Edgefield Advertiser anet the '.
B. Y. P. [J. column of tho Baptist
The weather was- propitious, the ?
congregation gootf, the- attention I j
ideal, and thus, dosed one of the ,
most prosperous sessions of the j
body division of the Edgefield as- |
sociation, and thanks of our entU? '
membership* are due the good.
pie ofModoe for their generic 'en
tertainment and hospitality
The next union conjye??7j with j
Plum Branch in Ma# if T mistake
not about tho tiree,.. ttwv plum3. aa*
We are gla$ to "welcome to our
:own ouroidfrien-dMr. Charlie Ed
munds, who har, been sick a long
-ir^.having. >>een nn?er ^ %ur.
peon's knife,, for- mastoid abscess,
rle is visiting; his brother Mr. R. N.
?dmundsr MorP Anon>
A Popular Teacher.
Miss Eileen Oozts has endeared"
herself to ?be pe'ople of Flat Rock j
school coatmu.nity in an unusual de
gree. She bas entered into the
community life in such a close and
sympathetic way that her influence
lis'being greatly felt. Every Friday
afternoon Miss, Qn?ts sets aside a
period in which the Sunday school
lesson for the succeeding Sunday is
taught the children and com mented
?upon. All teachers would do well
to follow this example.
It Pays to Trade at Peak's.
White shirt waist linen, linen
dimity, buieher's linen, linen lawn,
colored dimity, specials.
j First grade advanced: Ethel
iCheatham, Rosa Zimmerman, Addie
; May Turner, Geneva Quaries,. Sec
tion B. LiMian Pattison, Willie
Second grade: Edith Ouztn, May
?DeLoachv Sophie Darlington, Jo
seph Bailey, Ruth Paul.
Third, grade: James Sharpton
Edwin Folk, Gertie Rearden, Huff
i Hart, Johnnie Lamb, Gladys Lyon"
Oscar Gheatham, Joe Timmons.
Fourth grade: Margaret Mv?ft.
In 11 ??m^ hJJdViliVHiiTjViiiViliniTir
Ouida Pattison, Catherine Parting
ton, Annie O'Hara, Ntst?i Weir,
Sixth grade: Ida. Folk, Guy
Broadwater, Alma I&Loach, Blon
Seventh grade*. Mell Burgess,
Jennie Simkinsv Annie Mae Tim
mons, Emmie DeLoacbySallie Mims,
Eighth grade: Lizzie Roper,
Gladys Padgett, Gland Lyon.
Unique and Interesting Occasion
at the Home of Dr. Burts.
Arrangements are being made for
a reception for all the members o?
Baptist congregation, at the hoauj
of the pastor Dr. C. E. Barte; on
Friday February tenth. Thetniter
prise had been discussed by t&a-pas
tor and committee in charge-of'pipe
organ finances before Dr. Burts had
decided to accept the cal?, to-Colum
bia, and was not only intended as a
general social gaAh??ing of the
church and congregation at large
but a means of gathering in a contri
bution for th?' pipe organ fund.1
Light refresbments will be served,
and music will; entertain the guestB,
who will be-, expected to come, ac
cording to. their convenience from
four iii; the .afternoon to ten o'clock
in th#.ev\ening. This will be a very
unique and interesting occasion, and
pi, is.expected that every member of
'the congregation willi be represent
ed by their presence and an offering
to the pipe organ fund. Further an
nouncements witt be made next week.
All parties are hereby notified
not to hire, or employ in any way,
one1 J. IX Farmer, who is under
written contract to me for this year*
1911. Any one so doing, or moving^
;?r aiding him to move off nrg.
premises will be prosecuted to the
fullest extent of the law.
Trenton, S.C. W. J. Gaines.
The State of South.0?w??hoi,,!,
County of Enfield*;.
'By J. D. Allen, Irrotiate .Judge;
Whereas, J. W?. .Kieuip, made stitt
to me, to grant, bim.- Letters of All-j
min?8trationvofrtbev Estate and ef
fects of J..H; Kemp, deceased.
These-Are Therefore, to cite and
admonish, all and singular > the kin
dred and. Creditors of th* said J. H.
Kemp,, deceased, that tfc*y be and
i appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Edgefield C. .
H., S. C., on the 23rd February '
next, after publication, hereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be j
Given, under nay hand this, 31&ty'
day of January, 1911.
J. I). Allen,
Feb. 1-2t 'Probate Judge^
Pleasant Lane New?.,
[Written tot Last Week:}
Mrs. Mollie Hagood died &1B a.
m., at the home of her brother, Mr.
F; ,L. Timmerman. She had been
in his home Only two Weeks, and all
that loving hands Q?Uld do was done
for her, but God a?w fit to take her
to Himself. We grieve, not for
her, for she ha s gone to that Home
where death a;nd sorrow enter not,
bat we grieve for those whom she
has left behind t? mourn their loss.
Mrs? I^agood has many relatives
bere^ also focar sons in Alabama.
rhi?3 is her ?Jk?home, and -while her
b^'me has Hieen of recent years in
Alabama, she preferred coming to
her heaved old home to spend her
last days. She bad been in ill health
for-many years, and whitener death
was. not unexpected, it was none the
less lamented. Our very deepest
and sincerest sympathy goes ouc to
all those who loved her.
Another sad death was that of
Mr. John Williams, of Gaines, who
committed suicide at bia home early
Saturday morning. No cause for
this rash act is known. He is a
brother of Sam Williams, who lives
near here*. We deeply sympathise
with the-bereaved ones.
Mr. Marion Dorn, of Sumter,, is
visitMg his brother, Mr. Mouxon
Dorn. It has been quite awhile
"since he has paid us a visit, and we
thoroughly enjoy his jovial spirit,
lively jokes and stories of his boy
Mr. Goode Dorn, also of Sumter,
made a flying trip-spewing last
night with Mr. Sam Ws?iams, but
on account of his business, had to
return home at once.
Mrs. Dock Timraesnaan is suffer
ing from a severe ?old. Has been
in bed for seveiat days, and it is
fearedthat she litas some symptoms of
Grippe. However* we hope that
she will recover, and be able
to agay* en joy. the- fresh air and
beautiful1, sunshine with us.
j$r3..Sam Cooper, of Ninety Six,
I came-db win last week, and stayed
several days with, relatives.
Mr. M. Don?" a prominent farmer
of our section^, killed a hog last
week that weighed over three hun
dred pounds after it was dressed.
Carolina does, usually sui pass
that, and even. Georgia can't boast
of much Vetter.
Some* o?'the Juvenile set of our i
vicinity- enjoyed a pleasant little
raraWe d?wu on Turkey Creek last
iuada-y a. m. The weather was
v&ry beautiful and spring-like^, even
the birds were singing as if *twas
May, aud with'Mrs. F. P. Walker,
jher jolly. t| bright d jimorin ????'hr
I happier little party. The few hours
spent in strolling along the banks of
this beautiful stream, listening to
the murmur of the water, gathering
wild ferns &c, was thoroughly en
joyed by alL
Little Talton, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Watson had the misfor
tune to fall and break his arm last
Sunday afternoon. The arm is bro
ken jusiaibove the elbow, anck is a
very ugly wound, but we feel sore,
and ioipe, that with a mother's
lovings ?are, and the help of Dr.
Se??. the attending physician^ that
he- will soon be out againw. We
miss "our" little boy, afc school, and
! We were sincerely, soory to hear
!that our beloved EdShor was some
what on the invalid listu Hope that
he is recuperating, and will soon be
at his post of duty once again.
!t 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 Sonth Carolina, )
Edgefield County i
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 Conn House, town of Edgefield,
and State of South Carolina on aalee
?3& in February 1911 (the same be
ing* 6th day of said month) between
jtoe- legal hours of sale, the follow
ing described realty, to wit:
AU that tract of land, situate in
s?id County and State, containing
two hundred and forty-three (243)
?acres, more or less, and bounded on
?the north by the land of W. K.
i McKie, on the east hyland of A. S.
: G. Miller, on the south by land of
j G. A. McvKie, and on the west by
land of J. B. McKie.
Terms of sale Cash. The land
has bean rented for the year 1911,
and the land will be sold subject to
the lease, but the purchaser shall be
entitled to the rents and profits of
the land for the year 1911 under
? the lease.
I Purchaser to pay for paper*.
W. F. Roath,
Master E. C., S. C.
?j Falls Victim To Thieves.
j S. W. Bends, of Coal City, Ala.,
flias a justifiable grievance. Two
[theives stole his health for twelve
iiyears. They were a liver and kidney
j-trouble. Then Dr. King's New Life
j Piils throttled them. He's well now.
\ Unrivaled for constipation, malaria,
! .headache, dyspepsia. 25c at Penn &
I /Holstein, W E Lynch & Co., B
??? Real Subject Under Dis
Two brothers in our town liv
ing side by side had the habit of
borrowing tools from each other.
One. of them, needing his hammer
which his brother had borrowed,
sent little Mabel to get it. When
it was handed to her she said .
"I should fink when you borrow
my papa's hammer you'd bring it
back without some one having to
come after it."
Her uncle said: "I should think
when your papa borrows my wheel
barrow he would bring it back
without my having to go after
"Oh, well," she flung back,
"we're not talking about wheel
barrows; we're talking about ham
mers." P.R. H.
lt Pays to Trade at Peak's.
In colored 'goods, calicoes, ging
ham, madras lineen, suiting and
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receivingltaxes
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
19il, of two per cent, from the 1st day
of February to the last day of Februa
ry 1911 and penalty of five per cent
from the first day of March to the 15th
day of March 1911. .
The tax levies, tor the year 1910 are
as follows : (
For State purposes 5fc mills.
44 Ordinary County 4J 44
? 44 Cons. School tax 3
44 Special Count? tax 12 44
44 Bacon S. D. Special 2 4t
44 Edgefield S. D. < 2 "
44 Long Cane SI D. 3
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
44 Johnston S. D. 3 44
44 Collier S. Dv 3 44
44 Flat Rock F D. 3. 44
44 Prescott S. ii. 3: . 44
44 Plum Branch S. D. No. 13; 44
44 White Town S. D. 3: 44
" Parksville Si D. 3; 44
44 Washington S. D. 2:
44 R. R>. Bonds Wise T's.p lfc 44
44 R.. ft.. Bonds Pickens 3 44
44 R. ft,. Bonds Johnston 3 41
44 R. ft.. Bonds Pine Grove 14' "
44 R. R.. Bonds Blocker 1? 44
44 " Bonds Town Edgefield \ 44
School Bonds 44 1 "
T?iwn of Edgefield t
44 Corporation Purposes 9) "4
AU male citizens between the ages
of 21 years and 60 years except those
exempt by law are liable to a poll tax
of one dollar each. A capitation tax
of 50 cents rjach 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 conaoutatibn tax
AS uii? la'?plional wi ITT th?rnfiftvidual,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAS. T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
It Pays to Trade at Peak'?.
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 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 meet me at the ap
pointments for taking tax returns m
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* 2S?
Meeting Street, Monday Jan. ??.
Johnston, Tuesday Jan 31.
Herrin 's Store, Wednesday fffeb. ll
Trenton, Thursday Feb. 2.
The office will be open to ?eceive i ?
ceive returns from the first day ci
J anuary till the 20th day of February
as prescribed by law.
J. R. TlMMERMAN,
Auditor E. C. S. C.
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over Farmers Bank_Buiiding
CALHOUN A. MAYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
EDGEFIELD, - - - S C.
JAS. S. BYRD,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
gpgrOfftce over Postj-Offlce.
AH. CORLEY? Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridgy 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 represented
Wilson & Cantelou
If you would Raise Big Crops* K?
If you would have iewer acres and
Larger Crops? If you would reduce your \
cost of production, buy from the *
COMBAHEE FERTILIZER CO
CHARLESTON, S. G
"We manufacture all grades of fertilizers and carry a large stock of the best quality offer,
tilizer material. If you want fertilizers for Cotton, Cont, Grain, Tobacco, Track,
buy only the best from a well known compaay such as the
COMBAHEE FERTILIZER CO., Charle sion, S. C.
"The Home of Good Fertilizer*"
WRITE FOR PRICES.
Fertilizer Materials and Fertilizers Ready
Mixed 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 now ready to supply our trade with fertil
izers manufactured only by the most reputable man
ufacturers. , /
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 meal, Kainit^ Nitrate of Soda, Top Dressing, Muriate of Potash. Call
on Mr.R. C, Padgett, cr Mr. A.E, Padgett.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE COMPANY
p Thc Origin of R?ystcr Fertilizers.
Mr. Royster believed that success awaited the
Manufacturer of Fertilizers whp 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 thedemand for Royster Fertilizers*
T. S. ROYSTER GUANO COMPANY.
.4 . FACTORIES AND SALES OFFICES.
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