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J. L. KIMS,.^....Editor
ONE YEAR . $1.50
SIX MONTHS - - - .75
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1911.
One is never more on trial than in
the moment of excessive good .for
Continue to talk up the educational
rally to be held at Edgefield, Friday
The governor says he's going straight |
to the Senate, but if we were to ven
ture a prediction \ye would substitute
Newberry for the-Senate.
The Hon, M. F. Ansel bx?.s many)
personal and political friends in South
Carolina who will, be highly pleased to
see him commissioned United States
Talk up the educational rally that is
to be held at Edgefield Friday, April
the 14th. Every word that is spoken in
behalf of the rally will contribute to its
It gives South Carolina some mighty
unfavorable advertising abroad to be
known as the state with a lawniefying
governor. The good that Jerry Moore
nas done is being counteracted.
A word to trustees: See to it that
the teacher of your school is provided
f with a way to attend the great educa
tional rally. Do n;t stop there, but|
urge the children of the school to at
Boys, send in your names for enroll- j
ment as members of the corn club.
The club will be formally organized the
day the educational rally is held. There
ought to be at least fifty to enro il.
Better clean up your premises and
put on spring dress at once. When j
all of those new boards and commis
sioners down yonder in Columbia begin
their investigations the price of white
wash will advance. Possibly non^j^i"
be left at all. . *
Those who entej^j The Advertiser's
wheat contejjfafe not talking much bat
with tjjjg'coniing of the recent rain, fol
by a liberal ?pplication of soda,
we are expecting to see some wheat
in this county that will rival any to be
seen in the"great ''wheat belt" of the
It is to be regretted that every teach
er, trustee and patron in the county did
not hear the magnificent address of Dr.
Mitchell Saturday. As stated by Pres
ident Breedin, Dr. Mitchell is doing a
greater work for the cause of educa
tion in South Carolina than any other
individual within the borders of the
State. We are pleased to see too
that his efforts are being1 appreciated.
Great Blow to South.
The death of Dr. Seaman A. Knapp ]
is a great blow to agriculture in /the
south. This section hardly knew that
there existed a national .agricultural [
department before Dr. Knapp projec
ted the farm demonstration work in
the south. Through personal contact,
and through the great army of demon
stration agents under him, Dr. Knapp |
has ^egun a work that will immortal
ize his name among the southern far-1
mers who have kept sufficiently in
formed as to really know what he has
accomplished in ti cir behalf.
"Joe Smith" Comes Again With |
Newsy Letter From Modoc.
Editor Advertiser: Our little town
Modoc is moving quietly along, the
merchants' doing a very good
business. In fact Modoc is always on
the alert. We have four stores, and j
now Mrs. W. P.Cromer will open at |
once, an up-to-date millinery store.
So you can bring your sweethearts j
and wives and treat 'them to a new !
,Mr. Grover McDaniel is in the
lead selling bee/ steak. Call almost
any Saturday and get something
Then we have two barber shops,
by Messrs. Freemen Glanton and
Willie Parkman. So you see, Modoc)
is coming at a rapid fate.
Oats is a little off, in fact unusual-1
ly small for the time of year. Mr.
Capers Ilolson has a line prospect]
Say Mr. Editor, we visited the]
home of one of our neighbors say
Mr. Cromer last Sunday morning,
he was at breakfast, his wife in
formed us Mr. Cromer had been
eating since sunrise, we were there
about one hour, and he yet eating.
Finally he came out declaring he
had a very good breakfast-twenty
large mackerel. Don't you think a
little tincture of iron might give
him an appetite?
A thief tried to steal Mr. Richard
Buchannan's horse last Saturday
night. They had succeeded in
bridling the horse, but Mr. Buehan
nan heard thc noise, shot, but do
not know whether he hit or not.
Mr. Tori Bussey has pulled in
home 0. K. Dr. Bell told Mr. Bus
sey that li?le babies enjoyed pull
inu hair. So h'j had his hair clipped.
Cow Mrs Bussey will enter suit J
against the party for causing Tom
to be such a nuisance to the baby.
Mr. H. K. Holmes sayo if this
year does not find him married next
Christmas, then he is off for Mexi
Mr. Wi McDaniel is having some
work added to his already hand
some residence by [the gifted fisher
man Mr. Cromer.
Some pt the farmers are ready,
but it is most too cool for cotton,
and you know seed is just a little
Just a word. I forgot to mention
one more boom for Modoc. Two
barber shops, Messrs. Fr?eman
Glan ton and Willie Parkman.
Call Mr. E., get your wife a new
hat, bill of groceries, a good steak,
hair cut and horse clipped. Come to
see us. Joe Smith.
Misses Morgan Celebrate Tennth
Birthday. Marriage An
nounced. Union Meet
Yesterday, the first Sunday in
April was a pretty day, and vwe had
a good meeting. We were pleased
to have With us, and worship with
us, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Dobey of
your church. They used to be valua
ble residents of this town, and we
are always glad to have them. ?
Misses Marie and Marion Morgan,
twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E.
G. Morgan, Jr., celebrated their
tenth birthday yesterday. They are
grand daughters of Mrs. H. W. Do
boy, who enjoyed the festivities
with them. The following little
girls also congratulated and visited
them on this occasion: Misses Car
rie Dorn, Leona Johnson, Gladys
Nixon, Cornelia Bussey and Martha
Mrs. Dr. Tom Jennings, former
ly of McCormick, now of Columbia,
and Mrs. Frank Robinson of Mc
Cormick were welcomed visitois
one t v last week at the
Dr. W. G. Blackwell.
Cards are out announcing the
marriage, next SuV#?V) April the
9th, of Miss Fanr?Te Joe Strom of
Rehoboth,.^JSfr. John Quarles of
Red HilhJfve are mUch interested
in thisn|ffarriage for natural reasons,
^^m?e being my niece, and we
fiope for tbeni much prosperity and
usefulness in life.
Misses Marie Blackwell and Ro
sada Talbert, have just returned
from a visit to Rev. Burton and
wife of Troy. I am sorry to say
that Miss Marie is quite indisposed.
I ?am sorry to state that Mrs.
Reuben Smith is quite ?ick with
pneumonia. We hope for her a
Mr. France Prince, we are glad
to say is reeoveiing from asevere
attack of pleurisy or pluro-pneumo
nia, as the doctoi s would say. Mr.
Prince is a valuable attendant upon
our county chain gang, and is un
easy for fear the governer will turn
all his hands loose before he returns
but we hope not.
Miss Maud Hester, and Mrs. R.
S. B. Martin of Calhoun Falls visit
ed the home of Rev. T. H. Garrett
Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Marshall
Garrett also visited home folks Sun
The following "delegates were ap
pointed by our church Sunday to
the union meeting of the 3rd divis
ion of the Edgefield association to
convene at Plum Branch 5th Sun
day and Saturday before, in this
month: J C Morgan, W N Elkins,
T G Talbert, J M Bussey, I^T
Christian and E G Morgan, Jr.
Interesting Modoc News.
As our West-side correspondent
gives some very interesting events
of our town, ic is hard for the wri
ter to find much to say.
We are having fine weather, and
grain crops are looking fine since
the rain that was so badly needed.
There is some sickness in our
community but all are better ex
cept Mrs. Crawford who is still very
Mrs. W. M. Robertson is visiting
her mother, Mrs. Smith, who is
quite sick with pneumonia. Her
many friends regret to know of her
illness and hope she will soon get
We regret to learn that our good
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Nabstedt, are
soon to leave us for Boston, Mass.,
where they wifl stay. They have
certainly been a great help to our
community and in all religious
work, Mrs. Nabstedt being presi
dent of the ladies mission society,
organist and Bible class teacher.
While we hope that we can find
some one to take her place, we re
gret to have to give up our good
We had preaching on Sunday
night, the text being 11th chapter
of Ecclesiastes "Cast thy bread
upon the waters: for thou shall find
it after many days."
Last Saturday night our neigh
bor, Mr. Buchanan, caught a negro
in the act of stealing his horse out
of the stable! The negro ran but Mr.
Buchanan got one shot at him.
Mrs. Cromer, our milliner, will
open her spring hats this week so
the girls can all get a new hat for
WP have heard of hobble skirts
but please some one tell me what a
harem skirt is.
% Korn Kontest Kernels. $
They say that Newt Broadwater
wore out a brand new guano distrib
utor before he planted his prize acre
of corn and that about two more
will be "the worse for weat" before
he lays by.
When one passes Ervin Smith's
acre at night it is like passing a
guano house. The super-saturated
soil exudes odors akin to a blending
of meal and acid and kainit and
blood and bone aad tankage and
other thing9 too numerous to men
Our friend Sam Cheatham plowed
his acre-rather acres, for he has
three-so deep that wo fear he un
dermined the foundation of the cas
tle of the Emperor of China, who
would certainly call President Taft
to account, but for his present
troubles with Russia. ,
And Tom Brown is going to
show those sand-lappers over on the
east side how much corn Red Hill's
red soil can produce. Ha'll be neck
and-neck with the boys when meas
uring time comes.
We have'nt heard from John
Hughey's pet patch lately, but as
he has been married long enough
now to get down to business again,
we expect him to come in with a
whoop on the home stretch.
We are afraid that John Hoyt
has stirred his land so much that he
has killed all of the "bugs" that the
corn feeds upon. We mean the lit
tle things scientists call bacteria.
But another supply of these little
"animals" has been imported iq
guano sacks, which together with
Mr. Hoyt's store of good judgment
will make a new and larger crib a
necessity?on his farm next fall.
And they say that Bob Smith ha*
a new waj of staking off corn rows
for the plow hand to lay off. JJ>*
stands a sack of guano at thaf*J^dof
pS?^row and m\n?^f0^ theie
scores^ jJ^^jSS^Tr? carried back to
the house empty. Now, find how
many rows he has and it will not
require much "tiggerin" to tell how
much guano Brother Smith uses.
Collier's champion, Tuck Mathis,
is not saying much but, having
been a successful corn grower from
his boyhood days-for many, many,
many years-he'll be among the
elect when measuring time i.omes.
We are expecting Clarie's Hill to
have a prominent place in the pic
ture this year. Instead of six-ear
to-the-stalk corn, Sam Adams has a
variety that makes one and two ears
that rival a railroad cruss-tle In
length and size. That "cross tie"
will surprise you rather than dis-'
tppoint you, when weighing time
Jerome Courtney and James
Smith are not saying much but be
fore the final wind-up they will
show a record of which Trenton
witt be very proud.
Jim DeVore says he never ex
pects to farm without having a
'special" acre in corn. For two
years hand-goin' his pet acre kept
him from buying corn as some of
his neighbors had tb do.
For some time we have not heard
from our friend Ed. Winn who is
easily one of the champion corn
growers in the county. If he were
to get in the contest with his whole
heart and mind and soul and body,
he would push somebody close for
first place-who knows but what he
would come under the wire first?
That Suluda-Edgefield county
farmer, John Marsh, is hard to sat
isfy, as he usually wins honors in
two counties. John says he wants
to reach the 150-bushel mark this
As "Uncle" Frank Warren isn't
talking much, we believe he is tryin'
to slip up OD the "boys"., this year.
The Meeting of Teachers.
The regular monthly meeting of
the county teachers association was
Leid in the college auditorium Sat
urday. Notwit standing the rath
er small attendance, a very profita
ble session was held. The eclipsing
feature of the occasion was the very
inspiring address by Dr. S. C.
Mitchell, president of the Universi
ty of South Carolina. Would that
every teacher in the county could
have heard it.
At the close of Dr. Mitchell's ad
dress a business session was held,
during which arrangements were
perfected for holding an educational
rally at Edgefield Friday, April
14th. A very attractive program is
being arranged. Besides several short
addresses by representatives from
different parts of the county, ad
dresses will be delivered by Ira W.
Willia^ and Dr. N. Barrow. As it
is contemplated that the boys' corn
club will be formally organizedon
that day, these gentlemen will
speak upon agriculture and its re
lation to the public school.
An effort will be made to bring
all of the teachers, trustees, patrons
and pupils together on April 14th,
in the hope that a new impetus will
be given the course of education in
the county. Prof. J. K. Breed in,
than whom the association has never
had a more capable or more aggres
sive president, will leave nothing
undone that will contribute to the
success of the rally. Col. Bailey,
president of the S. C. C. 1^ as
"raine host," will provide an abon
dant supply !of dinaer for all who
attendv serving it on the campus in
In the afternoon a game of base
ball will be played at the county
fair grounds, at which the splendid
team of the S. 0. C. L will make
its debut for the reason.
Carolina Editors Go to New
Leaving Charleston oft Sunday
J une 4th, the member* of the South
.Carolina Press association will
make the tri,) to New York
aboard the steamer Apache. Definite
announcement of the date of sail
ing was made here today by the
president of the association. It will
be necessary to sail on Sunday in
stead of on Friday because of the
fact that Woodrow Wilson, govern
or of New Jersey ; speaks to the as
sociation in Columbia on Friday,
I June 2nd.
It is urgec} that all who are to
make the trip write to president Au
gust Kohn immediately so that
suitable reservations may be had.
The press association will meet
here May 30th to June 2nd and an
attractive program had %een ar
ranged for the entertainment of the
The Columbia baseball associa
tion has provided tickets for the
newspaper men and the visitors will
be the guest of the qlub on June
1st and 2nd.
About one week will be spent in
Program of Missionary Institute
April 24-25. '
First Session. \
Purpose and Hope of^r$f?TInsti
tute-Mrs. I. W. WiffCgo.
Fifty Years.of^Woman's Work
ior Foreign ^iftsions-Mrs. A. L.
r*"^?ne Bible and Prayer in Life of
the Society-Mrs. C. E. Watson.
Organization and Aims of the
Sunbeam band.-Mrs. W. J. Hatch
? v .
Some problems of Society Work
and how to solve them-Mrs. C. E.
Some Necessary Factors of suc
cessful Society Work-Mrs'. I. W.
The Mission Study Class-Mrs.
A. L. Cruchfield.
Band and E. A. Leaders with
Dira.'HateherY who will demonstrate
her methods of work, and outline a
Junior Mission Study.
Delegates from W. M. Societies
arid Y. W. A. with Mrs. Crutch
field, who will give an outline of
the Mission Study.
Organization and Aims of Order
of Royal Ambassadors-Mrs. W. J.
Our services through Gifts-Mrs.
I. "Y. Wingo.
(?ur Service through Personal
Effort-Mrs. C. E. Watson.
' The Conservation of our Ener
gie ?."-Mrs. Crutchfield.
. ld journment.
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wien my son insisted that I use
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^Holstein's, W E Lynch & Co.,
Fashion Decrees Cotton Fabrics
for spring and summer wear. We show them
in plain and printed Linon, black and white Ba
tiste. Black, white and leading colors for evening
wear in mercerized mull. Also 40-inch mercerized
Lingerie so much used for making the dainty Prin
cess slips. Mercerized foulards, silk foulard, linen
for skirts, linen for waists, linen for full dresses.
Here you also find the newest things in ging
hams. Nothing makes quite so ' pretty a child's
school dress as^r^jiams. We have than in end
^ErW^^^^ the yard.
Make your next corset an R.
& G. You will discover new
graces in your figure. New
charms in the graceful fit of the
Easter Costume, all with a com
fort and freedom which cannot
fail to improve the feelings and
W. H. TURNER,
STATEMENT OF T?TE CONDITION OF
The BANK OF EDGEFIELD
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON MARCH 29th, 1911.
Loans and Discounts.$239,878.62
Furniture and Fixtures.l',596.98
Banking House and other Real Estate
Due from Banks and Bankers....43,715.43
Cash in Vault.9,237.95
Capital Stock Paid in..?...57,480.00
Undivided Profits, less Current Expenses
and Taxes Paid.13,448.48
Due to Banks and Bankers.179.59
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ) i
County of Edgefield. |
Before me came E. J. MIMS, Cashier of the above named bank, who, being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true condition of said bank, as shown by the books of said bank.
E. J. MIMS
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of March 1911. .
W. B. COGBURN, Clerk Court C. P. & G. S., E. C. S. C.
J. C. Sheppard,
A. S. Tompkins,
W. W. Adams.
NEW EASTER GOODS
Easter is almost here and now is the time for people to dress up in new springjjwearingj
apparel. We have the late novelties in dress goods and invite the ladies to call.
White and black drop skirts from $i to $2.50. Black voil skirts worth $8.?o for $6.oo.j
Heavy worked embroidery worth 35c for 24c
Lades' and gentleman's oxfords from $1 to $2.50. See our very stylish strap slipper
Large stock of boys' and men's clothing. Men's blue serge suits $10 to $18, assortei
suits $5 50 to $12, boys suits from $2 50 to $6, men's pants from $1 to $4, boys suits fror
25c to 75c, men's hats from $1 to $2 75, boys hats 25e to 75c 1
We invite the ladies to see our stylisq hats. Ladies sailors from 50c to $1. Very styli?
hats for Easter from $2 to $3 50 Come to see us
Hart Building, ~ Edgefield, S.