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J. L. HIMS,.Editor
ONE YEAR . $1.50
SIX .JONTHS .... .75
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1911.
A confession of evil works is the
I first beginning of good works.-AU
Let us hope that the despotic "Un
cle" Jo2 Cannon has wielded the gavel
i'or the iast time.
In commenting upon the governor's
disregard of the law, the Beaufort
Gazette made this pertinent state
"Open, flagrant, law defying boss
ism will not be long tolerated in this
Let the boys be taught that a 22
cilibxe rifle is as dangerous as one of
much larger bore-indeed more dan
gerous because of ils seeming harm
lessness. A bright Augusta boy was
accidentally killed with a 22-calibre
ri le last week by his companion while
out shooting robins. All firearms are
dangerous in the hands of thoughtless i
The father whose uppermost desire
is to have his boy remain on the farm
can do nothing better than to encourage
his son to enter the Boys' Corn Club.
Set apart the choicest acre for him
and give him every possible encourage
ment. While the glamor of town and
city life is constantly luring your boy
from the farm do your utmost to make
the farm attractive.
The Educational Rally.
The Educational rally that is being
planned by Prof. J. K. Breedin, the
president of the county teachers' asso
ciation, will result in incalculable good
to the cause of education if the trus
tees and patrons from all patts of the
county will give their hearty support to
the undertaking. The rally will be
held on the campus of the S. C. C. I.
some time during April. An attractive
program consis ung of muaic and seve
ral short addresses will be arranged.
Dinner will also be provided for all who
attend. A detailed announcement will
be made in a subsequent issue.
A Just Sentence.
The lawless career of Pope Havaird
was checked last week when Judge
Sease imposed a sentence of five years
on the Saluda county chaingang. It is
unusual for a white man to be sent to
th*- chaingang but the presiding judge
was right in imposing such a sentence.
All punishment should be in proportion
to the gravity of the crime. In our
opinion circuit judges err too frequent
ly in the matter of light sentences.
There are a great number of cases that
should receive the maximum punish
A True Statement.
Among the many good things to
which Judge Sease gave utterance in
his charge to the grand jury was the
following: "Good schools and good
roads are signs of advance, prosperity
and progress. " In this connection it
is encouraging to note that greater at
tention is being given to both the im
provement of the schools and roads of
this county than ever before. The
people are thoroughly awakened and
are willing to go down in their pockets
o provide the necassary means for the
improvement of the highways and the
development of our schools, the real
condition of which, as Judge Sease
said, is a true index as to the prosper
ity of the county.
A Friend to the Farmers.
The Advertiser has always been in
hearty sympathy with the work of the
Farmers' Union. Would that there
Were a large and more active organi
zation of farmers in this county. Some
counties are yet maintaining their or
ganizations. Why can not Edgefield
do likewise? President W. R. Parks
and the other members of "he union
can rely upon the fullest co-operation
from this newspaper, which is devoted
first, last and all the time, to the de
velopment of the agricultural interests
of the county. Upon the farmers de
pend every other interept. When they
prosper other lines of business likewise
prosper, and, per contra, when they
suffer adversity every other business is
affected in the same proportion.
The Parksville camp W. O. W.
is in a flourishing condition under
the guiding hand of consul com
mander, R. N. Edmunds. Some
time ago by motion a committee was
appointed to provide entertainment
for i\e camp when we have no
"work to do, and at our last meeting
the committee furnished a musical.
Messrs. Joe Henry Elkins, Henry
Freeman, Hoyt Cartledge were the
musicians wno furnished the music;
the first two with violins and
the last two with guitar and auto
harp. "When the regular session of
the camp was over, the doors were
thrown open ard the ladies and girls
of the community were invited into
the magnificent new hall to enjoy
the music. The thanks of the camp
were enthusiastically voted these
young gentlemen for contributing
to the entertainment of the Wood
men and the lady friends.
Mr. Marshall Morgan, one of Re
hoboth's substantial citizens, was in
town Saturday shaking hands with
his many friends. Mr. Morgan did
not say so, but being an old bache
lor we suspect he saw an ad" in
last week's Advertiser, and came to
the Dark Corner to look over or at
more joyfully, our brpwn, black,
blue and gray-eyed belles who are
strewn around these parts in such
Mrs. W. R. Parks visited her
sister, Mrs. Eb Cartledge, one day
Mrs. J. G. Parks is on a visit for
a few days to her parents in town.
Miss Hattie Riddlehoover and
Miss Tiny Seigler paid a visit to
Mrs. Ella Langford, who is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
The paint-brush is much in evi
dence just now, the homes of Dr.
W. G. Blackwell and Messrs. Lill
Seigler and W. R. Parks having
recently been painted.
The Baptist parsonage will re
ceive a new coat of paint in a few
We are glad to note that Mrs.
Geo. W. Wood has returned from
Pine Heights Sanitarium\ much im
proved in health.
Miss Ellie Rich, after a nine
weeks confinement with typhoid
fever, is able to be up again.
Miss Margaret Wales, our accom
plished music teacher, we are sorry
to report, has been in the embrace
of Mr. LaGrippe. She is, however,
Mr. Luther Stone is at home for
a few days on a visit to his mother,
Mrs. Virginia Stone,
Mrs. J. C. Morgan has been on
the sick list but we trust she is
The contests swing and
surge and Misses Martha Dorn and
Barbie Christian get from place tc
place like aeroplanes. The one is
in the interest of The Advertiser
and the other The Edgefield and
Augusta Chronicle. They certain
ly deserve success, contest of\no
It was reported one day last week
that our old friend James M. Minor
a successful merchant here had been
killed. We hope this report will
not be spread to alarm his many
friends because it is not true, being
very much alive and pegging on.
Rev. Mr. Garrett preached a good
sermon yesterday morning, and in
the afternoon Rev. G. W. Bussey
preached the ordination sermon of
Messrs. T. G. Talbert and Thos. R.
Cartledge to the deaconate. The
other two who were elected declined
ordination and the matter of elect
ing two other deacons was deferred
to a subsequent conference. Mr.
Bussey, always welcomed to Parks
ville, made some pleasant reference
to Farksville and his former rela
tionship with t>ur people, stating
that 42 years ago he took charge of
the old Callaham church, now
Parks ville. Some of the people
whom he married in the years gone
by, as well as those whom he had
baptized, now have grandchildren,
and it gave him much pleasure in
meeting with us. We hope he will
come often. More Anon.
Search for Fertilizer May ?Prove
of Great Value.
Special to The State.
Washington, Feb. 23.-James
Wilson, secretary of agriculture,
does not hesitate to express the be
lief that the amendment to the agri
cultural appropriation bill, offered
by representative Lever of South
Carolina, will be of national bene
fit. He has written to Mr. Lever ex
pressing that, belief and congratulat
ing him upon the important work
be has accomplished for the farmers
of the country. The amendment pro
vides for an appropriation for an in
vestigation to determine a possible
supply of potash, nitrates and other,
natural fertilizers within the United
That this amendment is regarded
as the beginning of an undertaking
of vast importance to the farmers
of the nation is shown by the fa
vorable waylin which this matter
has been received by the agricultur
al scientists of th? country.
Thinks It Important.
Mr. Lever himself believes it to
be one of the most important under
takings ever put on foot by the de
partment of agriculture. In arguing
for his amendment, he set out clear
ly and concisely the facts that the
entire section of country which he
in part represents is at the absolute
mercy of a gr<:at German syndicate
for its supply of potash, one of the
necessary ingredients of a complete
It was shown that this country
consumes ?8,000,000 worth a year
and it is of interest to know that
of this amount at least 90 per cent
is consumed in the south.
According to the statement of
Prof. Harper of Clemson college
about il,450,000 are expended for
potash in South Carolina, while
Commissioner Watson makes the ex
pense to South Carolina for this fer
tilizer ingredient slightly more than
The freight from the German
mines to this country amounts to
about $5 a ton and this itself, it is
urged by the men interested in thc
outcome of tho investigations au-i
thorized in this amendment is* no in-j
considerable item that may behaved I
if potash deposits are discovered in
Secretary "Wilson of the depart
ment of agriculture is enthusiastic
about this investigation. /
Called Meeting of the Coun
ty Equalization Board. Per
sonel of the Township
In response to the call of Auditor
J. R. Timmerman, a meeting: of the
county equalization board was held
on Saturday. The following mem
bers were present: G T Swearingen,
J H Bussey, M. B. Byrd, J. H. Cog
burn, R A Cochran, L R Branson,
J B Tompkins, DT Mathis, P B
Day, P N Lott, W E Sheppard, H
"W Yonce, J W Johnston, H C San
ders, J L Mims. Mr. R A Cochran
presided over the meeting. After
some discussion, the following scale
of values were fixed for assess
ing live stock for taxation : Horses
and mules of the first class, $90.00;
second "class $60.00; third class,
$40.00; dry cattle at $10.00, year
lings, at $5.00, hogs, $2.00, sheep
?1.00 and goats 50 cents.
The next meeting of the board
will be held on Saturday, March the
The following are the names of
the township boards:
Blocker: M B Byrd, Pierce Tim
merman, N F Manly.
Collier: D T Mathis, - E C Dorn,
Collins: J H Bussey, R M John
:,on, O O Timmerman. .
Edgefield: J L Mims, B L Jones,
L T May.
Elmwood: J II Cogburn, J F
Payne, J M Shaffer.
Hibler: W E Sheppard, J K Cor
ley, O D White.
Johnston: P N Lott, ? S Rhoden,
E R Clark.
Town of Johnston: A P Lott, J
H White, A M Nickerson.
Meriwethei : H F Cooper, H L
Bunch, J O Scott.
Moss: L R Brunson, J J Griffis,
R W Christie.
Pickens: J B Tompkins, H W
?obey, Walter S Marsh.
Plum Branch: H C Sanders, W
R Freeland, J L McKinnie.
Shaw: P B Day, H W Jackson,
I A Webb.
Talbert: R A Cochran, D I Mor
gan, C C Burkhalter.
Wards: H W Yonce, Silas Yonce,
Washington: J W Johnson, W
N Elkins, W McDaniel.
Wise: Geo. T. Swearingen, Joe
S Smith, J M Mays. v
Rules Will be Stricter.
As there was some complaint last
year because the rules governing
The Advertiser's corn contest were
not more rigid, we have decided to
make them much stricter this year.
They will not be too exacting how
ever, so no one need be afraid to en
ter the contest. The rules will be
published for several weeks before
the time for harvesting arrives so
that everybody can become familiar
with them, assuring also the meas
uring of all corn and land alike.
Almost daily, and sometimes
many times daily, I see would-be
farmers burning corn stalks and
grass on fields before plowing. This
is soil murder in the first degree,
and is always punished with death
of the productive powers of the soil.
The insects that harm crops are
long since safely secreted in the
soils and burning trash does not
harm them, and robs the soil of
humus, and absolute necessity in a
productive soil. I intend to plow
in one crop per year, and try to
raise two or three crops each twelve
months on the same land.-Progres
Difficult to Draw.
A teacher asked her class to draw
a picture of that which they wished
to be when they grew up, and all
went diligently to work except one
little girl, who only chewed her
"Don't you know what you want
to be when you grow up, Anna?"
asked the teacher,
"Yes, I know," replied the little
girl, "'out I don't knowhow to draw
it. I want to be married."
GO TO J. H. REEL
This ia the place to pun
at low rates. There's uo
town expenses whatever,
portion to the expenses, t
sell goods cheaper than
give me a trial and you w
Reel's is the place to do b
The spring term of court of gen
eral sessions convened Monday
morning with Hon. T. S. Sease as
presiding judge. Solicitor Geo. Bell
Timmerman, Stenographer O. B,
Anderson and the other court offi
cials were at their respective posts.
As every grand juror was present
the court machinery was soon set in
motion. After the able charge by
Judge Sease the grand jury passed
upon the following indictments.
John Burton, assault and battery
of high and aggravated nature, true
John Searles, violating the dispen
sary law, true bill, j
Rich Scott, violating the dispen
sary law, true bill.
Sarah Tompkins, assault and bat
tery, with intent to kill. True bill.
Allen Yeldell, grand larceny, true
Hugh Burton, taking and using
mule without owner's consent, true
Charlie Tutt, murder, tru? bil?
Lewis Welsh, malicious mischief,
Jim Oliphant, larceny and receiv
ing stolen goods, true bill.
The first case called Monday was
that against Charles Culbreath, in
dicted for murder. The jury return
ed a verdict of guilty of manslaugh
ter. The defendant was represented
by Thurmond & Nioholson and C.
A. Mays, Esq., and the state was
represented by Solicitor Timmer
Charles Tutt was acquitted of the
charge of murder. He was represent
ed by Thurmond & Nicholson and
the state by'Solicitor Timmerman.
Sarah Tompkins pleaded guilty
to the charge of assault and battery
of a high and aggravated nature,
and was fined fifty dollars.
Allen Yeldell pleaded guilty to
the charge of grand larceny and was
sentenced to the chain gang for two
At the hour of going to press
Wednesday morning the court is
engaged with the trial of Rich Scott
for violating the "dispensary law.
The grand jury made its formal
report this morning and was dis
Greeted With Hearty Applause.
The lyceum attraction which is
advertised in this issue to be held at
Johnston next Tuesday night has
been well received by large audien
ces in all parts of the country. The
Evening Mirror, of Hillsboro, Tex
as, had the following to say of the
entertainment by the Eureka Glee
A packed house greeted the Eu
reka Glee Club, the third attraction
of the lyceum course. Their every
number deserved and received most
hearty applause. The numbera given
onxthe chimes are said by all to be
the best ever heard here. The car
toonist is an expert, and created
It Pays to Raise Mules.
Mr. Julian R, Strother has a fine
mule colt, not yet two years old
that he has refused to sell for two
hundred dollars. Some time ago he
sold a three year old mule that he
raised for three hundred dollars.
Mr. Strothei\says that it costs but
little more to raise an ordinary steer,
which sells for only,, twenty five
All essays written for the prizes,
offered by the county W. C. T. U.
must be sent in to Mrs. J. A. Do
bey, Johnston this week. Please let
all teachers respond to this request
Bids will be received by the un
dersigned up* to noon ef Saturday,
March I8th for the erection of a
school building, after plan No. 8
drawn by Prof. Lee of Clemson
College, at;Clark's Hill school dis
trict No. 19, Right reserved to re
ject any and all bids. Blue print
plans can be seen by applying to us.
H. A. Adams,
L. G. Bell,
W. H. Ryan.
Clark's Hill, S. C. Trustees.
Miss Eliza Miras is curving on
thc Photograph business of Mr. R.
H. Mims, at his Residence. The
latest city styles and tine work guar
'S FOR BARGAINS
;hase general merchandise
rent to be paid and no
Profit is always in pro
hereiore I can afford to
town merchants. Just
iii be convinced that at
EdgeHeld, S. C.
THE CORNER STORE'S
ARE NUMEROUS AND VARIED
Every nook and corner presents new spring
wearables at prices which will make it a most at
tractive March to the patrons of the Corner Store
'Tis our program to have it thus.
Read the few items below men
tioned they will point the way to
yo"r keeping up with the program:
Soft finished bleaching 36 inches
wide limited amount 12 yards to
Fine Count yard wide bleaching,
slightly starched, 15 yards to the
American Mfg. Co.'s tub goods,
mercerized silk finish in lovely de
signs at 20 yards to the dollar.
Checked homespun, nice range of
stoles at 5c yard, on the road and
will be in by Saturday or Monday
This garden of ?values continued on
through the sheets, sheeting, table
damask, doilies, towels, dairtty
waist goods, ribbons, pearl buttons,
needles, pins, ladies fancy collars.
jabots and many items of which we
can't tell you.
New and dainty match setts in vals, rouud thread, cluny. Worth up to
$1.25 doz. Yards to go this month at 25c, 50c, 75c, the dozen yard?.
lt has been our pleasure to serve you the past 20 seasons with all our
heart and energy. To this we now add experience. Yes, and 'tis exper
ience that we feel will do much towards making our business relations
S mutually beneficial. Respectfully,
THE CORNER STORE
W. H. TURNER,
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. Also a full line of
Our motto: "Everything guar
anteed to be as represented-"
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. . ^
V 10x4 Acid
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 mr al, Kainit Nitrate of Soda, Top Dressing, Muriate of Potash. Call
on Mr. R. C. Padgett, cr Mr. A. E. Padgett.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE COMPANY