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J. L. ??IMS,.'.........._..T."Editor
ONE YEAR . $1.50
SIX MONTHS ---- .75
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1911.
ITbe two great movers of the human
mind are the desire of good and the
fear of evil.-JOHNSON.
The Corn Contest
Because the Advertiser Las not con
tained any statement recently concern
ing the corn contest, let it not be under
stood that there will be no contest held
this year. Realizing that the two con
tests in the past have been of great
benefit to the agricultural interests of
the county, and believing that the far
mers have appreciated the time and
,money which we have expended in
their behalf, we ' not only feel encour
, aged to hold another contest this year,
but it is our purpose to give it even
more attention than heretofore. As
the number of contestants have in
creased-with each year we hope the
list of 1911 will pass the one hundred
mark, believing that the good accom
plished is proportionate to the number
of*farmers who enter. Already some
have voluntarily handed in their names
For some month's The Advertiser's
subscription list has shown a very sub
stantial growth, but it is our desire to
have the paper make its weekly visits
to'every home in the county. To that
end we have inaugurated a subscrip
tion or voting contest," a detailed state
ment of which has already been an
nounced. We have engaged a thorough
ly reliable gentleman to manage th?
contest, who will conduct it honestly
and fairly, showing [partiality to no
one. Votes can not ba bought, but are
issued only on bona fide subscriptions
either new subscribers or renewals by
In this, as in The Advertiser's corn
contest, we are not actuated solely by
selfish or . mercenary motives. After
paying for the splendid piano which is
offered as a prize, and after defraying
'other expenses little if any actual
profit, will remain.
tn the achievement of our laudable
ambition, that of placing The Adverti
ser^ every home in the county, may
we not count upon the co-operation of
our friends of every section? This co
operation can he given by encouraging
the young ladies who have entered the
contest so enthusiastically!.
Schools to Se Placed on Cash Basis.
The teachers of the county will be
pleased to learn that an arrangement
is being effected whereby their salaries
will be pa?d in cash, instead of in war
rants that must be sold at a considera
ble discount. While in Columbia a few
days ago, the aditor of The Advertiser
was informed by Senator Thos. H,
Rainslord that he had introduced a bill
authorizing the borrowing of the neces
sary amount from the sinking fund.
The three nrill school tax, poll tax, dog
tax and the other taxes for school pur
poses, will be pledged to secure the
loan. By this means Senator Rains
ford estimates that something like
$13,500 can be borrowed ? annually at a
very low rate of interest. It is hoped
that nothing win occur to prevent Sen
ator Rainsford from carrying out this
plan, as the teachers,- who are poorly
paid at best should not longer be forced
to sell their school checks at a dis
Dr. Burts Tendered Resignation.
At the conclusion of the service
at the Baptist church Sunday morn
ing Br. C. E. Burts stated: "I am
now called upon to , perform the
most painful act in my ministerial
life." thereupon tendering his resig
nation as pastor of the First Bap
tist church in Columbia.
Among other things Dr. Burts
said, "These changes come about in
the providence of God, and I trust
that you will accept it as such. As I
must go, I hope you will all make
it as easy for "me to leave as possi
The many tear-b?drm'med eyes
manifested the feeling of the con
A committee was appointed to
take his rerignation under consider
ation and report to a conference of
the church on Wednesday evening.
Dr. Burts will preach his last ser
?on to the Baptist congregation on
Sunday' morning next and in the
evening will participate in the union
service of all the churches.
Before entering upon his ministry
at Columbia on March loth, Dr.
Burts will take a short period of
needed rest, spending the time in
Florida with his family.
The library association is plan
ning a very interesting and attract
ive social event for Valentine's
evening, the 14th. The young men
of the town will co-operate with the
ladies in this laudable undertaking,
?id a most pleasant occasion will
be provided and it is hoped one of
financial profit to the association
also. Let all the young people and
older people go and enjoy the de
lightful refreshments and renew
their acquaintance with Saint Val
As Young People Our M
Obligation to Our Commun
Paper Read by Miss Weinona Str<
the B. Y. P. U. Meeting.
If God be the author of our
itual life-then the best evidenc
can give is an unreserved dedie:
of ourselves to the actual pr
tion of His glory. No one ougl
flatter himself that he is in the
vor of God, whose life is not
secrated to his cause.
Life ig grand-God made it
rious-its banks he fringed
flowers. He overarched it 1
stars. Around it he overspread
glory of the universe. How rt
then our life means-words re
to tell-they cannot. The mys
of our being-the necessity of
tion, the relative cause to effect,
dependence of one thing upon
other, assures us that our life is
The moral obligation of yo
men and young women to their c
munity differ in some respects,
field for doing good in every c
munity is ''white unto harvest."
We are told there is no m<
law so beautiful as the conscienti
christian young man. He ree
temptations he bears the sarcasm
the prolifigate. He sees the h
of a creating God and rejoices ii
To be a woman in the tn
sense of the word is to be the i
thing beneath the skies. To I
woman is something more than
or 20 years. Something more tl
to be a belle. A young ladie's wo
is estimated by the real goodness
her heart, the greatness of her s
and the purity and sweetness of
character. Young women shoi
hold a steady moral sway oyer
young men in their community,
strong as to prevent them from
coming lawless rowdies. Tl
would'nt have a drunkard for a h
band. But they would drink
glass of wine with a young m;
They would not use profane 1?
guage, but they are not shocked
its incipients language and associi
with young men whom they kn<
to be as profane as "Lucifer." Th
would not be dishonest, but th
countenance the society of you
men whom they know to be <
ceivers. They would not be in
ligous, but they smile upon the nu
irreligous men. This is the moi
standard of too many of our youi
women. A young lady by her co
stant, consistent, christian examp1
may be an untold power in raisii
the moral standard of the commui
ty in which she lives. '
Young women we must beware
the influence that we are constant
exerting. An invitation to take
glass of wine or play a game
oard8 may kindle tne fires of inteii
perance or gambling which, wi
burn-forever.. .? jest, given atti
expense'of religion in a - light ti
fling manner m the house of God i
the numerous ways in which m:i
be shown disregard for the souls <
others may be the means of ruii
in g many for time and eternity.
Young people, let us remembi
we are not designed by our * ere
tor" to live for ourselves alone. El
there is a nobler, higher destin;
that of doing good to others, <
making others happy.
As the quiet streamlet which rui
along the valley nourishes a luxi
riant vegetation, causing flowers 1
bloom, birds to sing along its bank
so do kind and loving deeds sprea
joy and peace around. Truly bles
ed are those who walk the way c
life as the Saviour of mankind did t
he walked on our earth, filling a
the air about them with the aroin
which is distilled from kindly deedi
helpful words and useful lives.,
j It is a great thing to proclaim ot
love for God. If you show youi
self a young man or woman in th
truest, nobler sense of the word, vg
to the widow and relieve her wo?
go to the orphan and speak word
of comfort, go to the lost and sav
him, go to the fallen and raise hir
up, go to the sinner and whisper i:
his ears words of eternal life. Ou
truest wealth, hereafter is the goo<
that we do in this world to our fel
lowman. The best of the I.umai
race is poor and needy and all hav
a mutual dependence on one an
None of us are too small, too fee
ble,' too poor to be of service. Eve
rybody can set a ?ood example bi
it to many or few. Everybody cai
in some degree encourage truth and
religion and discountenance vic?
and folly. Everybody has som?
one whom he cari advise and in
struct or in same way help to guid<
thro life. May we insist that the Hf?
of our Savior be our ideal in exalt
ing the moral standard of our com
munity? May we look to him in al
our undertakings and when everj
community has attained the idea
then will "Christ's Kingdom conn
and His will be done on earth as il
is in heaven."
Life Saved at Death's Door.
"I never failed so near my grave,"
writes W R Patterson, of Welling
ton, Tex., as when a frightful
cough and lung trouble pulled me
down to 100 pounds, in spite of
doctor's treatment for two years.
My father, mother and two sisters
died of consumption, and that I am
alive to-day is due solely,to Dr.
King's "New Discovery, which com
pletely cured. Now I weigh 187
pounds and have been well and
strong for years." Quick, safe, sure,
its the best remedy on earth for
coughs, colds, lagrippe, asthma,
croup, and all throat and lung troub
I les. 50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free.
Guaranteed by Penn & Holstein,
W E Lynch & Co., B Timmons.
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sions, and some time ago, he sent a
request to the I>. of C., that they
make it their duty to see that he
was buried in a 'uniform. As one of
the chief features of the work of the
chapter, is to give pleasure to these
old soldiers, it?was decided that his
desire for the uniform be gratified.
Several other matters were discuss
ed, and at fan early date, the Rat
cliff Entertainers, of Richmond,
Va., will be here under the auspi
ces of the D. of C. Arrangements
were also made for the next histori
cal meeting, which is always on
Thursday following. The subject
for the afternoon will be "Belle
Boyd,'* the spy.
At the "past time theatre," on
Saturday evening, the watch and
gold dollar, which were offered to
ones bearing the lucky numbers,
were given to Masses Beatrice Work
man and Marie Lewis. Similar prizes
will be offered on February 17th.
A new feature has been added to
the evening's enjoyment. The male
quartette, composed of Messrs. F.
M. Boyd, J. Howard Payne, N. E.
LaGrone and Frank Bland have
been delighting the audience with
It Pays to Trade at Peak's.
In bleached homespun. Andros
Coggan and other leading brands.
Lonsdale cambric, check muslin,
dimity at special prices.
i The placid waters of this quiet
li ttle village is sometimes disturbed
by the endeavor to mix inharmoni
ous material, but the world moves
on just the same, getting better all
the while. The truth of the matter
is, in my judgement, if all of us
on the west siue, or the east side
were to drop out, the world moves
on just the same, suggesting the
idea, that man is of infinitesimal
importance in the plans of Jehovah.
But while we are in the flesh, trav
eling along the road, we should be
useful and enterprising and this re
minds me of the "Bee Hive" about
which, you will permit to speak a
word. This is tho enterprise of Col.
W. J. Talbert, who has been a suc
cessful farmer, politician, and finan
cier,and he now competes for honors
in the mercantile world, and the
"Bee Hive" is the product of this
ambition. His large two story store
building is being Ulled, his grand
sons are busy like bees, and we hope
for a long life and much prosperity
to this enterprise. The little girl in
very prevalent and impressive,
though inelegant English expresses
it when she says: "Parksville shore
What about i;he new hotel; the
truth is other matters have so en
grossed our attention, the hotel
seems side tracked, but if the idea
expressed by the child as to growth
is ever realized, we will have to have
Mrs. Anon said very unexpected
ly the other day, "Mr. Anon, I am
going to Clark's Hill to-day. What
for? said I very deferentially, as
obedient husbands know how to re
ply. "Why" said she, "I am going
to a function." The truth is, Mr.
Anon, I believe I shall move to
Clark's Hill any way. Well eh
said I Clark's Hill is a mighty good
town, I found my wife in those dig
gings, but why are you dissatisfied
with so enterpriijing a town as ours.
Well, she said the* explanation is
easy: those people are not moss
backed, like some people I know,
but they have functions, goose
functions, hen functions, at home
functions and the Lord knows what
all and I wait to go where they
have functions. So Mrs. Anon put
on that pretty coat about the cost
of which this old gentleman hath a
faint recollection, and off to the
function she went, and I wager she
was as good looking a woman as
there was present. Off she went to
the function, and being alone, I
went for the dictionary, but I tell
her, these here f unctions ain't in my
dictiouary, but she shames me and
says they are mighty nice things,
these functions is.
Mrs. C. Strom, and Miss Wilson
the teacher from Rehoboth, spent
Sunday with friends and relatives
in Parksville. We also noticed Mr.
Willie Whatley from the same com
munity, whom we are glad to wel
come on his regular visits.
Miss Weinona Strom, one of the
teachers in Plum Branch nigh
school was with us awhile Sunday
Judge Luther Bell and pretty lit
tle Mary, spent Saturday evening
There is a report, for the truth of
all of it, I do net vouch, and it is
with reference to poor R. J. Moul
trie, (Bob) one of the best fellows
in the world, and seems somewhat
trusty: Sunday night, or rather Sun
day morning about 2 o'clock poor
Bob was seen down on thc new
steel bridge at his home, "skinning
the cat" on the very top of the mid
dle arch and cutting up didoes
generally. No acrobat ever per
formed some of the feats he did, as
he whirled and acted there alone in
the "wee small hours. " At first it
was thought, so it is told, he had
lost his mind or was rejoicing over
the completion of so nice a bridge
for it is a magnificent structure, but
the matter was cleared up when
Bob stopped acting, and perched
away up on the tip top of that high
arch he began to sing the old fa
miliar tune in sonorous and melodi
ous accents "By-baby-by," etc. Such
Binging you never heard, as the tune
echoed and re-echoed first up and
then down the creek,
i Well we do not vouch for all
this, but one theory we do vouch
for and that is, that his little girl
only a few hours old is as fine a
chap as you ever saw, and Bob is
about as proud an old codger. Her
name we are told is Virginia to
whom we all politely make our bow.
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L. association $723.76
From which deduct 664 weeks next
at $1 per week, amounts to $644
Thus showing that the $500 house
will cost that man more than his
rent would have been the sum
This brings him nearly 13 years
from the time he commenced and it
is but natural to suppose that your
thriving city will continue to grow
and that property vaines will in
crease during that time, say, if only
10 per cent, so that his $500 home
may then be worth $550 and on that
supposition his home will stand his
Another great factor in the pros
perity ofCharlotte is her good roads
radiating all over Mecklenburg
county. In riding out in any way
from the city one can see beautiful
little poultry, dairy and truck farms
and every day these thrifty people
take a load over these smooth, level
mccadam roads to market without
much wear to the wagon and no
strain to the horses. These good
roa$s have run up the price of land
all over the county because a farm
is worth more when itis easytogoto
market, and many of these farmers
own automobiles, as they can safely
go about in them. The hills are
cut down and the dirt piled in the
vales, thus making a level, even
place and the bridges are either
steel or reinforced concrete. Let
us all work together for good roads
in Edgefield as this is the real road
to prosperity, and let us enlarge
the Building and Loan association
as the agency which furnished a
home here is perchance only sur
passed by that Power who gives a
mansion in the skies.
Wife Got Tip Top Advice.
"My wife wanted me to take our
boy to the doctor .to cure an ugly
boil, writes D Frankel, of Stroud,
Okla. I said put;> Bucklen's Arnica
Salve on it. She did so, and it cur
ed the boil in a short time. Quickest
healer of burns, Scalds, cuts, corns,
braises, sprains,;, swellings. Best
pile cure on eart* Try it. Only 25c
at Penn & Hqlstinh, W E Lynch <fc
Co., B Timmons.
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 Aud;tor is requir
ed by law to add a pei ny of 50 per
cent to all property .hat 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 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. 30.
Johnston, 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
January till the 20th day of February
as prescribed by law.
J^ R. TlMMERMAN,
Auditor E. C. S. C.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By J. D. Allen, Probate Judge:
Whereas, J. W. Kemp, made suit
to me, to grant him Letters of Ad
ministration of the 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 the said J. H.
Kemp, deceased, that they be and
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
Given under my hand this, 31st
day of January, 1911.
J. D. Allen, '
Feb. 1- 2t -Probate Judge.
BUGGIES AND WAGONS
We-take this means of saying to
our friends and public that we have
added a full line of high class ve
hicles and harness that we expect \
to handle in connection with our
stock business. Will carry Brock
way, Colonial, Ratterman & Luth
and others. ?lso a .full line of
Our motto: "Everything guar- ,
anteed to be as represented*"
If you would Raise Big Crops,
If you would have fewer acres and
Larger Crops. If you would reduce your
cost of production, buy from the
COMB AISEE FERTILIZER CO.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
We manufacture all grades of fertilizers and carry a large stock of the best quality of fer.
tilizer material. If you want fertilizers for Cotton, Corn, Grain, Tobacco, Truck,
buy only the best from a well known company such as the??
^.W*- v- COMBAHEE FERTILIZER CO., Charleston, S. C. '
"The Home of Good Fertilizers" ?t?S
WHITE FOR PRICES.
FeFtilizer 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 drily 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 mt-al, Kainit Nitrate ot Soda, Top Dressing, Muriate of Potash. Call
on Mr. R. C, Padgett, or Mr. AVE, Padgett.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE COMPANY |
Thc Origin of Roystcr Fertilizers.
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.
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