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v Established 1835.
J. L. MIMS,.L_-.".Editor
ONE YEAR - - - - - $1.50
?SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1911.
jj Ir I am faithful to the duties of the
J present, Go? . will provide for the fa
The legislator? voted, early and late,
and the Governor vetoed late and early.
Who said the back bone of winter
was broken? " \
, Judging from reports that reach our
office, the farmers of Edgefield county
are more determined than ever this
year to grow their corn at homfe.
m m m t . '
It's an ill wind that Blows' no one
good. The unfilled seat on the su
preme bench effects the saving of sev
eral thousand a year.
/In spite of frequent : interference
from the executive d?partaient, and
the prolonged dead-lock- in the Associ
ate Justice election, the legislators did
good work. . 1
Notwithstanding the fact that the
past s*'x weeks has been unusually mild
the tourist travel has been exceedingly
heavy. Both of Augusta's large hotels
are filled to their utmost capacity.
Let us hope that Edgefield's cotton
receipts next fall will be in keeping
with its guano deliveries of this spring.
Judging from the number of wagons
eeen daily on/the public square, a larger
amount of guano is being hauled from
' this market than ever before.
The mest phenomenal record of
wireless telegraphy was made last
.week, when a message - was sent
from California to Japan. The messages
v/ere not limited to a few words, but
was, in fact, a lengthy conversation
between the two'operators.
Gov. Blease* is busy reading, approv
ing and disapproving the bills passed
by "the ' recant session of the leg-"
islature. .Among those thatvhave
received the marks of his blue
' pencil or ' veto are two important
acts, one providing for the distribution
of the dispensary funds and another
relating to exemption! in jury^duty.
Senator Smith never loses e^i oppor
tunity to get in some^good work for
trie agricultural interests. Through
his influence the appropriation made by
congress, made for the purpose of
fighting the boll weevil^ was increased
from $250,000 to $350,000. He also se
cured an increase -of ^50,000 in thel
-The attention that is being given to
the moral and religious training of the,
young men of the cities of the south,
portends well for the future nf this sec
tion of the country. A notable in
stance of this is found in. Atlanta,
where a movement is on foot to raise
$600,000 for a Y. MV a A, building.
"While it may be impossible to remove
the temptations and corrupting influ
ences of city life, these can, in a meas
ure at least, be effected by developing
the young men along right lines.
Although Charleston contributed more
tc? the election of Gov. Blease than any
other locality, he handed out to the
staid old city a "lemon'? in the form of
a'veto, providing for commission gov
ernment for that municipality. Not
withstanding the fact that the Char
leston delegation, backed, by a peti
tion containing the names of something
like 1500 citizens of the city favored
the measure, Gov. Blease has denied
-them the privilege of even voting on
the question as to whether they would
adopt the commission form of govern
ment. The 'reason given for the veto
is that he is opposed to government by
The impression prevails in the minds
of some that the illicit selling of whis
key is to be found only\ in the thirty
six dry counties of the state, but the
facts do not sustain this. At East
over last week notwithstanding the
fact that Richland county has five or
more dispensaries, a dozen men
and women were arrested for sell
ing whiskey. Fines aggregating $720.00
.were imposed by the town authorities,
and four of the offenders were sent up
to the higher court for a "trial. Illicit
selling of whiskey is also reported fre
quently from Aiken county, wliich also
has about eight dispensaries.
Contest, a Success.
The Advertiser's subscription contest
is progressing very satisfactorily. Be
sides the renewal subscriptions, more
than seven ty-five ' bona fide new sub
scribers were added to our lisi; during
last week. Considering the fact that
the contest really, began only three
weeks ago, this is a splendid showing.
Most of the contestants are greatly in
terested and enthused. One young la
dy among the .leaders in the rs.ee, has
been kind enough to say that sh3 does
not expect to win a prize, but knew
that she could do good by helping to
increase the circulation* of The Adverti
ser J Up to this date the contest man
ager says it is^ one of the mosit suc
cessful contests he has ever seen. m
Farm Demonstration Work.
The writer called to see Mr. Ira W.
Williams, while in Colu.nbia a few days
ago, concerning, the inauguration of
the farm demonstration work, and it is
probable that an agert will be putin
the field by the first of March. ? Mr.
Williams sent his district agent Mr. W.
H. Barton to Edgefielc! last week to
confer with several persons concerning
the appcintinent^of an agent, butas
the authorities in Washington pass
upon the appointment, it will be sever
al days yet before a definite announce
ment can. be made. As soon as an
agent is appointed, The Advertiser
will make a full announcement con
cerning his work, plans, etc The be-,
ginning of the Demonstration Work
in this county will mean much to the
i PARKS VILLE NEWS.,
Good Collection For Orphanage.
Deacons to be Elected.
Very Pleasant Valentine
Rev. T. H. Garrett preached a
very strong and appropriate sermon
yesterday at our Baptist church
from the words of the Psalmist:
"The righteous cry, and the Lord
heareth, and delivereth them out of
all their troubles." Mr. Garrett
raised 31 dellars, the amount pledged
at the state convention from this
church to help replace the conven
tion building at Connie Maxwell
Orphanage, which was burned while
the^state convention ~was in session
at Laurens., Mr. Garrett also an
nounced, that he would ordain the
four new deacons recently elected
by this church, 1st Sunday in March.
Their names are: Thos.R. Cartledge,
J. G. Parks, C. Robertson aud T.
Garrett Talbert. They do not, take
the place of the older deacons, four
in number, but have been elected to
assisi the older members in carrying
on the'Lord's work in this part of
His moral vineyard.
At the risk of being: accused of1
mixing the ridiculous^ with, the sub
lime, permit me to tell you'of one
of the most enjoyable social, func
tions ever conceived by Parksviile's
young set, held at the beautiful
residence of Mrs. Virginia Stone,
and called a valentine function. The
parlor was beautifully adorned and
festooned with carnation and.rosesby
the deft fingers of the following
beautiful young ladies: Mrs*. Stone,
Misses Sa'lie Parks, Annie McDon
ald, Carrie Cotton, Janie Bell Jaro,
Barbie Christian, Maggie Mae Rob
ertson, Rosa Minor and others,
whose names I did not get. The
major play of the evening was
sweethearts, and the beaux on the
occasion received somejrery softancl
t?nder epistles, while the old maids
and bachelors got their share of
oomic ones. Poor old Anon is too
old for such things, and the above
story is about all I could get out of
the young folks, which may, or
may not be exaggerated. Verbum
Mrs. Nan Minor, wife of our es
teemed friend, J. M. Minor, I am
glad to say is convalescing from a
severe case of erysipelas of the face.
Little Ruby and Alice Middleton
are quite sick with grippe. They are
children of Mrs. P. C. Middleton
and we hope for their speedy; re
Mr. Johnnie Middleton, the old
est brother is at home on a fur
lough. He belongs to the U.S. army,
and his friends are glad to see him
shaking hands among his old time
Mrs. Leona Seigler spent some
time last week with relatives in
Mrs. Nan Moultrie of Augusta is
on a visit to Mrs. W. P. Parks.
Miss Effie McCarthy of Gleen
wood is spending a pleasant time
here with her cousin Miss Annie
Messrs. T. G. Talbert, and Jas
per Talbert, Jr., are rendezvousing
for a few days in the goodly town
of Edgefield. ?
We beg to correct the report in
last week's Advertiser in which we
said there were 16 drummers here
at one time and one patent medicine
man. The truth is, there were 22 in
all, and 15 of them, together with
the patent medicine man were in the
Parodo at one time. I need not add,
as the pubjic by this time is quite
well aware, nQ hotel, as yet, but
Messrs. Elbert and Eulie Dorn,
father and son, spent a pleasant day
in Parksville Saturday.
Mr. J. C. Harvley and wife from
Modoc, worshipped with us Sunday
Miss Martha Dorn is quite busy
working The Advertiser contest. It
will save Mr. "So and So" Borne
money if she can win that excellent
piano. Being of a musical turn of
mind she will be obliged to have
Watch Parksville for orang
. The B. Y. P. U. was well attend
ed last night and I desire to say Mr.
W. M.Robertson is making an ideal
president. We missed, however,
some familiar faces who are wont
to attend when not providentially
hindered. More Anon.
Miss Eliza aUlms is car rv ing on
the Photograph business of Mr. R.
H. Mims, at his Residence. The
latest city styles and fine work guar
Petit Jury, Second Week.
v E. J. Moultrie, Talbert.
W. P. Johnson, Red Hill.
J. H. Holston, Pickens.
' J. W. Quarles, Red Hill.
H. A. Smith} Pickens.
W. P. Winn, Rehoboth.
Sherman Floyd, Meriwether.
C? B. Crawford, Plum Branch.
E. M. Whatley, Talbert.
J. E. Derrick, Wash.
' J. W. Christian, Modoc
W. A. Stevens, Meriwether.
G. T. Duncan, Trenton.
*B. L. Ergle, Jr., Johnston.
J. H. Byrd, Moss. ;
F. A. Johnson, Red Hill.
Amos Eubanks, Red Hill.
Charley Hammond, Collier.
L. C. Rich, Modoc.
J. B. Tompkins, Pickens.
C. A. Long, Pickens.
W. L. Dun o vant, Wise.
W. N. Fair, Wise.
W. A. Winn, Rehoboth. ?
W. F. White, Hibler.
D: R. DayTVlrenton.
C. S. McDaniel, Red Hill.
J. L. Quarles, Red Hill. .
T. J. Calliham, Red Hill.
J. W. Cheatham, Wise.
T. A. Williams, Moss.
W. H. Turner, Pickens.
Dozier Clark, Ward,.
M. E. Padgett, Trenton.
Daniel White, Hibler.
* C. W. Robertson, Parksville.
Interesting News from Trenton.
Work will soon begin on the new
brick Methodist church, which is to
be quite modern and will be an or
nament to the town.
Mr. J. F. Bettis.and Mr. B. R.
Tillman, Jr., have each recently
purchased a fine Regal touring car.
Hon. Joseph C. Camp will de
liver his famous lecture on the
"American King" at .Wise Hall
Friday evening of this week, Feb-,
Mr. Royal V. Bidez, contest
manager of The Edgefield , Adver
tiser was in town last week.
Among those who have recently
added the pleasures of H telephone
to their dwellings are Messrs. F. W.
Miller, M. M. Padgett and B. R.
Quite a number have taken ad
vantage of the sudd?n drop in tem
perature to kill the fatted hog.
Mr. B. E. Nicholson of Edgefield
was in town Tuesday of this week.
j We are pleased to learn that our
young friend, Horace Cogburn, has
been promoted to th? position of
engineer on the Southern ^railroad.
About five' and a half years ago he
began with the Southern as fireman,
and hg's lost possibly less time dur
ing the long period than any other
employee of the road. NotwithV
standing the very arduous labor,
shovelling frequently 15 tons of
coal a day, he was faithful to duty
and the promotion to engineer has
come as a well deserved reward. Just
as he filled his former position sat
isfactorily we are confident that Mr.
Cogburn will make good in his new
position in which the responsibili
ty is greater, but the work lighter.
Boys' Corn Club.
Superintendent of Education, Mr.
Fuller, is busy making preliminary
arrangements for , organizing
a large Boys' Corn Club
in Edgefield county. He has writ
ten all the teachers in the county
enlisting their co-operation. Mr.
Fuller has already secured several
valuable contributions te* the prize
fund. Ino. short time the prize
list 'will be announced. In the
meantime let the boys send in their
names to Mr. Fuller or they can be
sent to The Advertiser, and we will
hand them to Mr. Fuller.
An Eclipse to Order.
On the evening before the last so
lar eclipse in Germauy the colonel
of a regiment sent for the sergeants
and said: "There will be an eclipse
of the sun tomorrow. The regiment
will meet on the parade ground in
undress. I will come and explain
the eclipse before drill. If the day
is cloudy the men will mefet in the
drill shed as usual." Thereupon the
sergeants drew up the following or
der of the day: "Tomorrow morn
ing by order of the colonel there
will be an eclipse of the sun. The
regiment will assemble on the pa
rade ground, where the colonel will
come and superintend the eclipse in
person.If the sky is cloudy the eclipse
will take place in the drill shed. "
Elected Cashier of Bank.
The editor of The Advertiser met
Mr. J. P. Lowrey while in Colum
bia several days ago and was pleased
to learn from him, that without
seeking the place, he waa-.elected
cashier of the bank' at Eastover
about a month ago. Mr. Lowrey has
been living in Eastover for several
years, and is now recognized as one
of the foremost young business men
of that town. Mr. Lowrey and the
writer were schoolmates in our boy
hood days, and for that reason we
feel a special interest in his career.
He is the son of Mrs. America Lojv
rey of Velma, this county.
I offer my services as surveyor to
the people of Edgefield county. All
work carefully and satisfactorily
done. Rates reasonable.
J. H. Cantelon,
Edgefield, S. C.
Marriage of Mr. W. Allen Mob- I
ley of Johnston, (to Miss .
Hamilton of Staunton, Va.
Middlebrook^ Feb. 16.-Miss Eva ?
Watts Hamilton, daughter of Mrs. i
W. W. Hamilton/and Mr. William j
Allen Moblevj.. of. Johnston, S. C., j
were married Wednesday morning j
at Bethel Presbyterian church, near ?
Middlebrook, at Il a. m., by Rev. I
C. D. Waller. The church was
beautifully decorated, evergreens j
and potted plants being banked in !
every available space.
The bride, charmingly gowned in j
a trav2ling suit offgreen broad cloth
with hat to match,: entered the j
church on the arm of her brother, ;
Henry M. Hamilton, who gave her j
hand in marriage. She was attend- ?
ed only by her maid of honor, Miss i
Cornelia Wallace Mish, who wore a j
charming costum? of brown mar- j
quisette with coral bead trimmings. ?
Mr. Hugh F. Latimer, of Birming- !
ham, Ala,, was best man, and the j
ushers were Mr. Ollie W. Hamilton,
Dr. H. Welland, Mr. S.'F. Gilkeson
and Mr. R. H. Clemmer. Mis?
Elizabeth Wallace presided at the
organ and rendered Lohengrin's wed
ding march as the party entered the
church and Mendelssohn's after the
The bride is the only daughter of
Mrs. W. W. ^Hamilton, of Middle
brook, and is well-known and popu
lar both here ancl- in other p?rts of
Virginia. She is a young lady of, t
many charms and graces and will be j
greatly missed by her friends here.
The groom is a prominent young
.merchant of Johnston, S. C., where
he and his bride.^wtll make ?fre?r
future home. They- were the recipi- .
ends of numerous and beautiful wed
On the evening prior to the wed
ding an elegantvreception was ten
dered the wedding party at the
home of the bride, al which a course
dinner was served! "Valentine decor
ations were_ used, the hou'se being
made extremely attractive with
hearts in various 'designs and other
Valentine Day emblems. When the
bridal cake was cut, Dr. Welland
3:0t the darning needle, Miss Mary
Larcw the coin and Miss Virginia
Mish the ring.-Staunton, Va.
Our correspondent from this place
has been silent so long, we aak leave
to say a few wordB-in regard to the
happenings of this* community. On
Saturday afternoon last, a Valen
tine party was given the Sunbeam
society of Rehoboth church by their
efficient leader, Miss Fannie Joe
Stj-om. The parlor, hall and dining
room were, tastefully;- decorated in 1
hearts and arrows. Ari amusing feat
ure of the afternoon was placing an
arrow in the cente^of a large heart,
the children.beini, .?md folded. This
was very difficult for them, Master
Johnnie Coleman winning the first
prize and littl^ '.Miss Mabel Kleb
ings the booby 'prize. Then -.me
the cake walk which was parti cipa- j
ted in by all present, the cake j
being won by Miss Lenora Whatley, j
Fruit was served, after vakich games i
were played and good old St. Val- j
entine favored' all with a remem- ?
brance. A liberal offering was given
and each little heart went away hap
py and gay. jj a
Mr. ; Preston Stjrom who is in
school at McCormick is home on
the sick list. , .
.Miss Annie Lee..-Lanford is vis
iting her sister Mrs.- R. A. Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. J. t). Hughey wor
shipped with the .Red Hill congre
gation Sunday*. 'M
Mr. Ralph Winn is recovering
from a painful injury sustained by
a run away team.
Mrs. Mattie and Sallie -Strom,
Mrs. P. P. Doolittle, Mrs. R. A.
Wash and children, Mrs. E. H.
Wash and Miss Annie Lee Lan ford
dined with Mrs. Eddie Strom Thurs
Mr. Tan Seigler and daughter
Elizabeth spent Saturday and Sun
day with relatives. *
Messrs. Sampson' /and Chariie
Strom of McCormick visited their
Mr. Sam Battley' and family of
Cleora visited their brother Mr.
Nat Bartley recently.
Miss Tillie Gilchrist returned to.
Mrs. Jennie Gilchrist and James
Perin spent the week end with her
sous, T. B. and W. R. Gilchrist. ?
Mrs. Virginia Stone of Parksville
is with Mr. R. J. Moultrie for a few.
Reminder to Lawmakers.
Dean Collins, in The Portland Ore
gonian, sings a song whose large con
tent of wisdom legislators everywhere
do well to recognize. We present the
first two stanzas here: '.
Ho, gallant Solons, 'neath the State
There are voices calling; calling, from
the ones back home,
And a thousand institutions throughout
our mighty State
Are urging on a thousand claims, and
none of them can wait,
And a thousand things divert you from
your other legislation, V
Demanding several thousand each for
Then for these impecunious institutions
small and big,
Dig deeply in your cti&ers, but remem
ber, as you dig:
To keen your foot on the soft, soft
Go slow, don't go too far;
For cash has legs, and it surely can
If you leav? the lid ajar.
Munificence is lovely, but don't give it
too much slack;
,Tis a virtue one should measure by the
volume of his stack.
So keep your feet on the soft, soft
And please don't dig too far.
BUGGIES AND WAG(
We take this means of saying to
our friends and public that we h^ve
J 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. Also a full line of
Our motto: "Everything guar- 1
anteed to be as represent?d'"
?iiM?:cm%m ~sm m? ms*
cost of production, buy from the
COMBAHEE FERTILIZER CO.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
i j We manufacture all grades of fer?lizers.and carry a/large stock of the best quality of fer.
? tilizer material. If you want fertilizers for Cotton, Corn, Grain, Tobacco, Truck, -
W : buy only'the best from a well known company such as the
v COMBAHEE FERTILIZER CO., Charleston, S. C.
"The Home of Good Fertilizers"
WRITE FOR PRICES.
Fertilizer Materials and Fertilizers Ready
Mixed for 1911
Fifteen cents cotton, dollar corn j two hundred and
fifty dollar mules, have taught our. farmers that they
must ?ertilize their crops or quit the iace. : ; %
We are now ready to supply our trade with fertil
izers manufactured only by thejnost reputable man
. 8x2 1-2x2
13 per cent phosphate
Georgia Chemical Works Goods
American Agricultural Chemical Co's, goods
Columbia Guano Co's, goods.
^Cotton Seed mt-al, Kainit5 Nitrate of Soda, Top Dressing, Muriate of^Potash.^ Call,
on Mr. R. C, Padgett, or Mr. A. E. Padgett.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE COMPANY
14 per cent phosphate
16 per cent phosphate
I That there is more to a Fertilizer than
fx Analysis is proven conclusively by the results
obtained every year from Royster Fertilizers.
^ They are made from experience obtained by
[actual field experiments of what the plant
requires, and not from ready reference
Every ingredient in Royster Goods is
selected for its plant food value, and has its
H work to do at the proper time, therefore the
I plant fertilized with ROYSTER goods is fed
,|| regular from sprouting time until harvest.
Ask your dealer for Royster goods and
see that the trade-mark is on every bag.
When you see this a? f g ft > you knew that
you are getting the genuine ?nd original
ROYSTER Fish Fertilizer.
F. S. ROYSTER GUANO COMPANY,
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