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J. L. MIMS,._....Editor
ONE YEAR . $1.50
SIX MONTHS .... .75
THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1911.
The smallest worm will turn, be
ing trodden on; and doves will peck,
in safeguard of their brood.-SHAKES
Which Is Correct?
Last week we published a detailed
statement of The Advertiser's circula
tion, showing it to be 1,573 copies, and
placing that of The Chronicle at less
than 1,300, neither of which state
ments have been questioned or denied,
yet The Chronicle still printed its usual
claim, "Largest circulation in Edge
field county," at the top of its editorial
column, If at any time a properly at
tested record shows that the circulation
of The Advertiser is less than that of
any other paper in the county, then we
will, without a murmur, withdraw our
claim to the largest circulation in the
county. Should not The Chronicle do
Southern Farmers Have Monopoly.
The people of the old mother coun
try seem to be willing for the people
on this side of the Atlantic to continue
to supply them with raw cotton for
their spindles. The annual report of
the British Cotton Growing association
sets forth that the work of the associ
ation has been handicapped by the
apathy pnd indifference of the people.
The fa; ...?rs of a handful of southern
states have a monopoly of the cotton
production and should always be in a
position to control the price, withhold
ing the staple from the market when
the price is not profitable. The farm
ers of the cotton belt are learning a
few things from experience, and we
trust that the day is not far distant
when they will be "out of the woods,"
in a position to assert their indepen
Proven by the Record.
Having an authentic record upon
which to stand, The Advertiser claims
to be the oldest newspaper in South
Carolina. It was founded in 1835 and
has been published without interrup
tion since that time under the same
name. If there is a paper in the state
that can show by the record that it was
founded prior to 1835 and has been pub
lished since its founding under the same
name, then we will gracefully with
draw The Advertiser's claim to this
distinction, acknowledging that we have
been in error. The Advertiser can pro
duce the record. We have a copy of
the paper that was published in March,
1837, No. 4, Volume 2.
In October, 1908, we changed the
size of The Advertiser from a four to
an eight page paper,'printing a facsim
ile of the old copy of the paper in
that issue, and the editor of the Bam
berg Herald was kind enough to make
the following comment in the next is
sue of his paper:
The Edgefield Advertiser, al
ways a good newspaper, now
comes out as a sheet of eight
pages, with seven columns to
the page. We congratulate
Friend Mims upon his increased
advertising patronage, which
madii the enlargement neces
sary. The Advertiser is no
doubt the oldest newspaper in
South Carolina.-Bamberg Her
The foregoing shows that the writer
is not the only one who states that The
Advertiser is the oldest newspaper in
South Carolina. We would have made
no reference to this matter, but for
the fact that the truth of Th? Adver
ser's claim has been called into ques
Early Change of Schedule Contemplated.
While in ' olumbia last Friday, the
editor of The Advertiser called to see
Mr. H. A. Williams, the superinten
dent of the Columbia division of the
Southern railroad, concerning the in
convenient schedule that has been in
effect for so ne months between Co
lumbia and Augusta. Mr. Williams
stated that at the time the present
schedule became effective, he re
commended that the passenger service
between Columbia and Augusta be sup
plemented with a motor car. It was
his plan to have this car leave Leesville
early every morning and come to Edge
field, thence to Augusta, arriving at
about ten o'clock. Then make a mid
day trip to Johnston, returning to Au
gusta by the middle of the afternoon,
and then leave again for Leesville and
the intermediate points at say five or
six o'clock. A motor car, such as was
recommended for this branch of the
Southern, has been operated between
Anderson and Greenvilb for some
months with very satisfactory results.
For some reason or other Mr. Williams'
suggestion or recommendation was not
carried out by the officials higher up.
The cars, we understand, were actuall y
ordered but have never been diliv
Mr. Williams stated lhat a confer
ence will soon be held looking to mak
ing changes in many of the Southern's
schedules to become effective on May
the 10th, and that he will use his influ
ence to have the desired changes made
between Columbia and Augusta. Mr.
Williams received this complaint as to
present schedule in the proper spirit
and seemed disposed to do what he
could to hav the trouble remedied.
Closing Exercises of the !
Taught by MISS MAGGIE WIK
Mr. Editor: On the 15th
our hearts were made to rejoice
the festivities of Sand Rock sc
The oecasion was quite a sui
perfect order prevailing. Th
ercises were opened with pray
Mr. J. D. Hughey. He also
a good talk afterwards. The
gram was arranged as follows:
Welcome, by J. L:. Wren.
Helping Mamma, by Emmie (
The American Flag, by I
Lillies, by Evylon Sullivan.
Resurrect it, by Mattie Lon
Cleo Celeman, Lillie Mayson,
Our Flag, by Bubber Colema
To my Dollie, by Lucile Salli
The Boys we Need, by Si
Forget me Not, by Lillie ]
Music in. School, by Ma
Winn and Cattie Lou Coleman.
When I am Big, by Ruben "W
Violets in Spring, by Gee
A bow, by Charlie Wren.
Trundle-bed, by Mattie Lou (
Be Kind, by Elizabeth Sulli
No Place Like home, by Di
Sullivan, only 5 years old.
School Greetings, by Cleo (
The girls were most beautif
dressed and the school house
beautifully decorated with e
greens and flowers, of every
ceivable color both in side and
side. Nothing but artistic i
could have arranged them so i
with so many pretty children
flowers peeping from every c
and window and hanging f
nails. It made us feel like we
living in a land of flowers and 1
piness. Music was furnished by
Winn band and it was very sv
indeed, but we need not won
when we think that Miss Mary v
at the head of it. Her brother i
took part in some of it. The e2
cises were grand indeed and it <
ried my mind back to my sch
days. In fact it made me feel lil*
had lived my child-hood days o
again that evening. A good la
audience was held spell bound
two hours. J. P. Sullivan annou
ed the program, then came the g<
.nedals given by the teacher wh:
were presented by J. D. Hugh
and they are perfectly beautif
Mattie Lou Coleman won one
spelling. Elizabeth Sullivan w
ono on spelling and Evylon Sui
van won one on attendance, Eli:
beth Sullivan won one on spellin
making 53 headmarks, being mc
than double any of her classmate
Next in order was hiding the eg
for the Easter hunt. J. P. Sulliva
Guss Winn, and Mrs. Emma Cal
son, Mrs. Erin Rountree, Miss Li
zie Carter, Miss Callie Colema
were appointed to hide them. The
was quito a large number of eggs i
every conceivable color. When tl
hunt was announced there was qui
a rush of the children to see wi
could find the most, i
Well, the hunt is over and M
are back to the school house whe;
the golden sun is shedding its bea'
tiful rays over the sighing pine
The little stream gently glidin
over the rugged rocks and the bul
bles dancing the surface mingle
with the sweet songs of birds an
the merriment of childhood langi
ter. It made us think that tl
whole air was permeated with glac
ness. We were surrounded wit
joy and happiness and living in
world of happiness.
I desire to say that Miss Maggi
Winn is quite an able teacher. He
ability was proved by the fruits c
of her labor. She opened schoc
every morning with prayer ani
wielded a Christian influence ove
her students, training their hearts a
well as their minds.
The school of Sand Rock is full;
abreast of any school in the county
may her banner never be foun(
trailing in the dust but may it al
ways be found floating high upoi
the gentle breezes until it leadi
many children into some of the besl
colleges in the state.
I would be glad to impress every
one of the beauty of the Ressurrect
it. It represented the resurrection
of Christ. A cross formed with
beautiful lillies of different kinds.
Christ has risen, God has placed
many blessings within our reach
but we fail to reach out and grasp
them. He has blessed us with these
children and let's make the very
best of every opportunity that is
within our grasp for the develop
ment of our children's minds and
hearts and make tbe very best of
them that is in our power. May
thc school of Sand Roc'x be a cen
tral point for the equipment of boys
and girls to step out on life's broad
plains and battle through life's
journey with such teachers as Miss
Maggie Winn. It is possible for us
to have the material and all that is
needed is to develop it.
Well, the school is over and we
are on our way home with the joy
and pleasures of this most memora
ble occasion indelibly inscribed upon
our memory, and we shall look back
in ages to come and thank the good
Lord that this day dawned upon us.
Callison, S. C.
CALHOUN ?. MAYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
EDGEFIELD, - - . S. C.
Mrs. Lott Entertained New Cen
tury Club. D. of C. Observe
Shiloh Day. Union
Mr. and Mrs. Srayly Stevens,
Mrs. Ida Stevens and Miss Lena
Stevens were visitors here last week.
Mrs. P. A. Tompkins, who has
been suffering from a severe attack
of grip since December, is much im
proved and able to be up.
The Passion Play was splendidly
reproduced at the past time theater
on Monday evening, and there w&s
a good audience. (
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mobley ?nd
Mr. Julian Mobley have gone to
Florida for a visit. Mr. Mobley is
considering making his hoirie in
Mr. John Brown, now of?Iarts
ville visited his family her/), last
Mrs. Jack A. Lott entertained
the ew Century Club on Friday af
ternoon and the guest of jionor was
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn,/ of Green
wood. Progressive anagrams was
enjoyed, 6 tables being used and the
game was an animated one, the
score card? being in white and
green. Miss Weinona Lewis assisted
Mrs. Lott and kept tally and at the
conclusion, Mesdames O. D. Black
and J. H. White had tied for the
prize. They cut for it and Mrs.
White was the winner, who, after
receiving the prize,a dainty book of
poems, presented it to Mrs. Good
wyn. The booby, a picture book,
was given to Miss Ruth Shaw. De
licious refreshments were served
and during which time, sweet music
was liatenened to.
TheD. of C. observed Shiloh
day, at the time of the Historical
meeting, on Thursday afternoon, at
the home of Mrs. J. H. White. This
famous battle occurred on April
6th and 7th in Tennessee, near by
the Shiloh meeting house, from
which it takes the name. The exer
cises began with the Lord's prayer
in concert and the prgoram was a
Instrumental solo, "Lorelei" Miss
Mary Spann Harrison.
Paper on Shiloh, Miss Dessie
Vocal solo, little boy blue, Mrs.
The battle of Shiloh, Miss Zena
Poem, On Shiloh's hills, Mrs. W.
A catechism of questions on the
battle of Shiloh concluded the exer
Mr. Thos. S tansell made a few
days trip here on business during
the past week.
Cards have been received here by
friends and relatives announcing
the cording marriage of Mr. John C.
Lott, o:: Columbia, to Miss Harter
of Fairfax. This is Mr Lott's
borne town and ho has many
friends here to wish him happiness.
9 Mrs. T. J. Duncan and children
are on a visit to relatives in Flori
da and Alabama.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn has return
eel to her home in Greenwood after
a three weeks' visit to the home of
her father, Mr. O. S. Wertz.
Mrs. J. H. White and Miss Lylei
LaGrone will attend the musical
Festival in Spartanburg.
The union meeting of the Ridge
association will be held with the
Rocky creek Baptist church, April
29-30th. On Saturday those on the
program for opening the discussions,
are Dr. W. S. Dorset and Messrs.
W. W. Johnson, S. B. Sawyer, W.
L. Coleman and Geo. Scott. The
sermon on Sunday will be preached
by Rev. W. R. Smith and the after
noon will be devoted to the discus
sion of regeneration by Revs. H. B.
White and C. L. Jones. This will be
followed by a Sunday school mass
meeting and short talks.
Mrs. B. T. Boatwright and Mas
ter Burrell and Mrs. A. P. Harrison
visited in Augusta last week.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher returned on
last Satuday from a week's visit to
Visitors here from Edgefield on
Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
May, Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman,
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Tompkins and
Mr. Paul Cogburn.
Mies Mattie Waters is spending
this week in Augusta enjoying the
Mi M Anna Huiet has gone to
Greenwood to visit the family of
her brother Mr. Dock Huiet.
Death of Mrs. Crawford. Parks
ville's Matrimonial Bureau.
"Better is the day of a man's
death, than the day of his birth"
?ayeth the scriptures. Man, in the
Bible of course, is usually used in
its generic sense, and means either
man or woman. These words from
Holy writ came into my mind last
week when that aged good woman,
Mrs. Geo. W. Crawford, passed into
the beyond. She was old, had seen
a great deal of the pain, heartaches
and disappointments of their sublu
nary existence, and we believe was
thoroughly prepared to receive the
welcome plaudit of the Master, and
go up higher. On last Friday her
mortal remains were laid to rest in
the Modoc cemetery beside that of
her departed husband, who had
preceded her many years. She leaves
four daughters, Mrs. Press Moore,
of Plum Branch, Mrs. Mattie and
Lizzie Beasley, of Harlem, Ga. Mrs.
Steve Wates of Modoc and two
sons, Messrs. Jim and Wiley Craw
ford of Modoc S. C., to all of whom
Copyright 1909, br C. E. Zimmi
linen heel and liner
fast dye hosiery al
Ito 25c pair. Money
brain, for the price3
duce no better.
For the little
spun white sox. ^
with dainty blue,
and red top, browr
over, brown with fi
It will be the pie
we ?tend our sympathies.
Rev. O. N. Rountre preached in
our Methodist church Sunday morn
ing while the Rev. T. H. Garrett
lilied his appointment at Modoc.
Last Saturday night was the regu
lar meeting of Parksville lodge A.
F. M. at which time Mr. Johnnie
Grims of Red Oak Grove received
his entered apprentice, and Mr.
Morgan Reece of Modoc received
his fellow craft degrees. Hurrah for
Parksville lodge, two degrees in one
night. While here Messrs. Johnnie
Griffis ?iftl ,fi. T. l eanings were
guests of Mr. R. N. Edmunds.
Mrs. Mary Jennings, widow of
the late Jim Jennings leaves Parks
? ville today for an extended visit to
her grand daughter, Mrs. Charlie
Branson, of Augusta, Ga., and Dr.
[James Dobey, of Johnston S. C.,
her only grand son.
Messrs. John Milton Bell of Au
gusta, Ga., and Louis Rich of the
town of Meriwether, spent Sunday
with relatives and friends ostensibly,
but we suspect they had seen our
I advertisement and came up to watch
the glances of a pair of brown, grey
or blue eyes. If that be their mis
sions, we invite them to come again
and look them ever, as this is no
fake advertisement. Parksville has
How about a matrimonial bureau
with Miss P, as superintendent? Let
any who is interested in this con
test write Miss P, post office box,
No. 40 giving full information, as
to general appearance, prospects and
kind of partner desired. No costs ex
cept a two cent stamp for reply.
Verbum sap sappiente.
Mrs. Dr. James A. Dobey is on a
visit to her mother, Mrs. L. F.
Miss Belle Sanders, one of our
teachers, spent the week end in
Greenwood visiting an old friend.
Misses Sallie Lee and Fannie Kate
Marsh of McCormick, have recently
been on a visit to the home of con
stable J. A. Harvloy.
Mrs. T. H. Garrett left a few
days ago' for a visit to her parents
in Anderson. The family is to have
a re-union which is always pleasant
to those long separated.
Let all remember who are inter
ested in the baby division of the
Edgefield association, that the next
meeting will convene with the en
terprising Plum Branch church
next Saturday and Sunday. We have
a good program and we hope a good
Mr. E. G. Morgan, Sr., the sage
of Faifa, spent a few days last week
with his children and relatives in
and about Parksville. Mr. Morgan
is not very stout, but his linguistic
faculties are unimpared.
The subject of the B. Y. P. U.
last night was "pride". A very
strong address was made on true
pride as distinguished from false
pride by Bro. T. G. Talbert.
Red Hill Fish and Mats and Mar
riages and Other Things.
Those who have their cotton crop |
planted and already coming up are
uneasy this morning (Monday) on
account of the cool weather. If the
weather continues favorable this
?rznin Co.-No. 10
asure of the entire
J week there will not be many bushels
? of cotton seed left unplanted. The
: corn which was planted early is up
to a pretty stand.
As a whole, grain crop is very
poor in this section but in places it
is very good. It is the general talk
among the farmers to make more
corn this year and we believe they
are going to do so unless providen
tially hindered. Of course we shall,
for Rev. Littlejohn said his boys
are preparing for aj?"brag patch."
There is said to be some fine
strawberries around here but your
correspondent has not had the op
portunity of enjoying any yet, how
ever we are living inj} hopes. Come
out Mr. Editor, and we will try to
find out who they are who have the
good patches and perhaps we can
get some if they do not watch too
Miss Annie Mathis was missed at
Sunday sshool and preaching yes
terday. She has gone on a visit near
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bussey left
on a visit to Anderson last Thurs
day. Mr. Bussey came baek as far
as Modoc on Saturday and got back
home in time for Sunday school.
He would like to have stayed in An
derson and heard Dr. Vines preach
but ?his ?loyalty to his class would
not let him.
Eustace Prescott, accompanied
by A. E. Burns spent the week at
Miss Mary West has been over to
Amity, Ga., visiting her sister, Mrs.
Floy Graves. She returned yester
day and her sister came with her.
Our neighbor Jno. 0. Holmes or
his brother George has been cutting
down some of the hushes or small
trees from along the road side and
other places on his farm. We were
not surprised at the cool weather
School is out now and the teach
ers, Miss Louise Lyon and Miss
Mabel Strom have returned to their
homes. My how they are missed in
the community! But we may console
ourselves with the thought that they
have consented to come back next
session and of course they will
spend a part of the vacation here
too. Also there are some good bug
gies and horses in this country and
the roads to Rehoboth and Edge
field are good and the length of
course is not enough to consider
when there is such an attraction at
The Misses Long who taught the
McDaniel and China schools are
very much missed. Though the boys
may be grieving we can imagine we
hear Donald and Henry Smith's
horses giving a deep sigh of relief.
We are sorry to report that Mrs.
King, Mrs. W. E. Prescott's moth
er, who ha? been with her for some
time, is quite sick. Her husband and
son and son's family h^ve come
Mrs. Littlejohn we are glad to
hear is improving. Though not able
to come out yesterday. She hopes
to be able soon to come out to her
posts of duty in which she takes
such a genuine pleasure and where
she has been so much missed. The
Baraca class of which she has been
teacher for several weeks has taken
on new life. Larger numbers have
of 10c a pail
have now on
of ladies gauze
ss at 15c
> hose 19c
m silk with
salesforce to show y<
been attending and deep interest
shown. One very commendable un
dertaking of theirs is to furnish the
money to clothe a little girl at the
orphanage in Greenwood.
The ladies of the W. M. S. and
W. C- T. U. hold a combined meet
ing at the home of Mrs. Wallace
Prescott last Thursday afternoon
which was well attended, interesting,
and profitable. The ladies of our
church may be depended upon to do
their part of the work well and
they set a good example to the men.
The interest shown in the work by
Mrs. Wallace Prescott, Mrs. Maud
Robertson, Mrs. Cornelius Holmes
and Mrs. John Quarks' all of whom
f have moved into our community
during the last few months, is ap
Levi Quarles who has been sick
for, some time was out again yester
day enjoying the pretty day.
Mrs. J. W. Lanford who has been
with her daughter Mrs. Littlejohn
for some time, returned today.
Mrs. Walter Holston and Johnnie
were here Saturday and Sunday
visiting friends aud relatives.
Fishing has been the favorite
sport here recently. We have heard
of some line catches being made.
Hats! yes new ones, large hats
small hats, broad hats, narrow hats
plain hats, flowery hats, turned u
hats, turned down hats, pretty hats
I'll give it up. I can't describe them.
A surprise marriage at the par
sonage Sunday was that of Miss
Nettie Willis to Mr. Edd Agner
We wish for this young couple a
long, pleasant, and useful life.
Although Mount Zion church
wheie our union will meet next Satur
day and Sunday is a long way off, we
hope that our church will be well
represented, as it usually is at such
places. X. Y. Z
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Account Atlanta Music Festival,
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April 26, 27, 28 and for trains
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over the old
i 3 for 25c,
sale a show
better hose to be
at the price.
> Fay Hose
For Boys and Girl?
I no recommenda
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; fine and heavy rib
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June 28, 1911.
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Monteagle Sunday School Institute,
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Convenient schedules; Superb
service; Pullman cars on all through
trains; Dining car service. For
further information, call on ticket
A. H. Acker, T. P. A.,
J. L. Meek, AGPA.,
Acting upon a petition of 115
freeholders of the town, the council
yesterday ordered an election to be
held on Thursday, May 18th, for
the purpose of voting on the ques
tion of issuing bonds not to exceed
115,000 for the purpose of install
ing an electric light plant for the
town of Edgefield.
! My handsome saddle bred
j stallion, "Dandy Denmark"
i will make shoet spring sea
! son a t'm y farm near Clark's
Hill. Mares sent will have
best of care but not respon
sible for accidents. Terms:
Twenty dollars to insure.
JAS. H. GARRET.