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J. L. MIMS,........Editor
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2,
THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
If we encounter a man of rare in
tellect we should ask hi*n what books
Wonder if the Illinois girl who re
cently slept 105 days had a sweetheart?
The poor fellow must have thought it
a long time between calls. He hardly
cared to be dreamed of so long.
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All who entered The Advertiser's
wheat contest are requested to forward
their reports of yields to this office.
So far they are slow coming in. The
prizes cannot be awarded until all re
ports have been received.
The crop conditions as reported in
the papers are not so favorable as
were the reports of a few weeks ago.
Cotton is now in a critical stage and its
fate will be determined by the weather
conditions of the next few days.
"How blessings brighten as they
take their, flight!" This statement
from the poet is as true as it is trite,
which is very forcibly illustrated at
this juncture by the almost priceless
v alue of water in some places. Ordi
narily there is nothing more plentiful
or more prodigally used than water.
So all-abounding and limitless is its
supply that one loses sight of it as a
blessing. But when a prolonged drought
comes and it begins to "take its
flight," then, and only then, does it
dawn upon ungrateful man how great
a blessing is water.
Edgefield Shouid be Represented.
In this issue will be found the pro
gram in detail of the round-up farmers
institute that is to be held at Clemson
August 8-11. As the season will then
be on when farmers will have practi
cally nothing to do, surely the attend
ance will be large. The Advertiser
would like to see Edgefield county well
represented. We call to mind one or
two live, aggressive farmers who have
been attending these Clemson insti
tutes for several years, and we are
confident that they will attend again
this year. How many will join them?
Sorely a score or more.
Excellent Condition of Affairs.
Edgefield county's criminal record
for the year has been exceedingly
light, showing very marked improve
ment over past years. This is shown
first by the statement from the sheriff
that no homicide cases are awaiting
trial at the August term of court. Few
indeed, if any, have been the terms of
court in this county at which one or
more cases of homicide have not been
called for trial.
Other and still more convincing evi
dence that conditions have wonderful
ly improved in Edgefield is the fact
that the jail account for the month of
June was only ninety cents, and for
the month of July there was no jail ac
count or expense at all. Such a con
dition or status as this would be diffi
cult to improve upon. It is true that
Edgefield has no revenue from whis
key-which, in point of fact, is equiv
alent to taking money out of one pock
et and putting it in another-but on
the other hand she has not the ex
pense of dealing with crime and crimi
nals caused by whiskey.
Serious Water Famine.
The lack of water has recently in
hundreds of cases inconvenienced the
individual, here and there, both in
towns and in rural districts, but Char
lotte is the~first urban community to
suffer as a whole. In that progressive
city the situation is exceedingly seri
ous. The stream from which the reg
ular supply has been drawn is practi
cally dry, bringing upon the city an
unprecedented water famine that en
dangers li:?e and property. The im
provised system for hauling water in
tank cars in order to relieve the acute
ness of the situation has proven a
Not only is there a deficiency of wa
ter for drinking purposes but there is
practically none for sewerage or for
extinguishing fire, which places the
fair city at the mercy of disease and
In such an exigency the poor will
suffer most, not having sufficient means
to provide water from outside sources.
Those who have money above the ordi
nary, every-day demands can import
mineral water by express for drinking
The drought that has prevailed, ,in
the main for more than a year, brings
new problems to not a few towns,
as well as to the individual home
Winter Cover Crops.
That farmers in Edgefield county are
awaking to the fact that planting legu
minous crops is the easiest and most
economic way of restoring the fertility
of impoverished land is indicated by the
large acreage that has been planted in
peas this year. Notwithstanding the
high price of peas, wherever one trav-,
els in the county now peas can be seen
growing in corri, sown broadcast and in
drills, there being but comparatively
little land that is not utilized in this
Now that the value of a leguminous
crop for the summer is fully realized
and appreciated, the next thing to
learn is that such crops as vetch and
the clovers are just as necessary and
profitable in winter as peas are in sum
mer. If there be any difference, it is
more important that cover crops be
grown in winter than in summer, tor,
besides gathering nitrogen from the
atmosphere and storing it in the earth,
they prevent the washing away of the
soi 1 by the heavy winter rains.
The cost of vetch and clover seed,
being apparently rather high, causes
some to leave off these crops. But in
estimating the cost of seeding an acre
it should be borne in mind that as these
seed are very small it does not require
as much in quantity, a bushel of vetch
or clover seed covering a much larger
area than a bushel of peas.
The forage value of winter legumes
m ust also be taken into account. It
is better of course to turn such crops
in order to add humus to the soil, but
when the supply of hay is short winter
cover crops can be mown in early
spring, thereby replenishing the barn
with feed of the highest order-one al
so that is relished and eagerly devour
ed by stock at that season.
The foregoing is written for the pur
pose of causing farmers to begin plan
ning now for sowing winter legumes.
Such crops, in order to get the best
results, should be sown in the early
fall. As it is something comparative
ly new with many, the matter will have
to be considered for some time before
a definite decision is reached.
Let that decision be in favor of sow
ing winter legumes.
Mr. G. D. Mims Replies to Ar
ticle by Rev. T. H. Garrett.
I returned home on Sunday, July
30th,from a five days'business tour.
And in less than ten minutes my
wife handed me your latest issue of
The Advertiser, directing my at
tention to an article from Rev. T.
H. Garrett, Parksville, S. C. When
I read less than ten lines I plainly
saw the purpose of the author and
the more I read the more I saw con
firmation of my first thoughts.
Now, it so happened that I was
in Parksville a few minutes on Sat?
urday evening the 29th and came
face to face with this man T. H.
Garrett, who with a somewhat
"monkeyish" smile extended his
hand for the time honored greeting,
which I cordially returned. Can you
imagine my surprise when I was
shown his article? which is nothing
more nor less than a malicious
thrust at me, in a whip-the-devil
around-the-stump fashion. Nice
business for a Reverend, Gent! is it
not? He cracks his whip at the
editor of a [certain newspaper and
magazine, published in another
state. To these inferences I have
nothiDg to say, for the other fellow
is amply able to take care of his
own carcass. My friend Dr. Bell
and I had two little rounds and we
automatically refereed ourselves
down and out, and we parted where
we met. And now it comes to pass
that this Goliah, Brizzled and Siz
zled, Frizzled and Broiled, Foamed
and Frothed from March the 29th
to July 26th (nearly four months)
in loading up for me. Can you fail
to see the fatal ingenuity by which
he (T. II. Garrett) undertook to
steer clear of dates and names? In
this one he betrays his moral weak
ness. When all of my friends who
have read my writings know full
well for whom he was directing his
unwarranted and ugly attack. Now,
let's see if he has quoted me cor
rectly? Beginnnig at the center of
seventh line from the top the writer
of these articles starts out by say
ing, that his widely misunderstood
and much abused friend is not op
posed to foreign missions, on the
contrary, is a etrong believer in and
a staunch supporter in the cause.
Notice what I really did say: get
The Advertiser of March 29th be
ginning in the center of the column,
line seventeen, you will find these
words, "On almost every page .of
his writings on foreign missions, he
has clearly and distinctly stated,
that he is NOT opposed to foreign
missions but approved of the work
along sane and scriptural lines, in
accordance with the instructions of
Christ to Paul and Peter." Read
the two and you will see that I am
misquoted and in a manner to mis
lead the reader into the idea that I
have lied. Mind you now, he after
writing this met me and shook my
hand under the guise of a friend.
Gee! there must be a dent in the
horn from the discord of the toot.
So we will go down this column
arid to the next. We see nothing
very grave, just a sort of spider-web
and the holes in it are almost all
there is in this frail structure. I re
gret to see the use and abuse of sa
cred material. Stop at line thirty
seven second column. "lt is often
the case that great men especially
great scholars of spectacular walk
encyclopedias, moving picture type,
become "free thinkers*' (infidels.)
Now, I take no stock in Payne,
Voltaire, Hume nor Ingersoll. But
let me say(?) that the man who
stands up before the American peo
ple and in any wise advocates the
denial of free thought, free speech
and free press does it at the ex
pense of having his very name hat
ed by the unborn generations of
' this country.
Martin Lather, John Wesley,
John Bunyan were all free thinkers.
John Smith, George Washington
and even Pocahontas were
thinkers. It does not follow
free thinkers are infidels and
devils. The popes and priest
they who deny the right of
thought and free speech. An?
free thought and free spsech
for free and untraraeled relii
liberties, the patriotic forefai
of this country shed their blood
sacrificed their lives.
And when we were born
this world we saw the tree of hu
freedom standing. Let's ?ee
tha.t this is not cut down. We
the torch of liberty burning. ]
keep it lighted and pass it c
In 1907 the great Gen. Diaz,
iron-handed ruler of Mexico
came a political despot, and ii
great anxiety to rule his sub;
who were denied free thought
free speech as far as it was ii
popal trained power, actually
sumed the authority to irapr
Francio I. Madero, his rival ca
date for the presidency. And th<
suits are late history. And here
chance for this Parksville ma
put in some missionary work,
the coming election in Mexico,
tickets will be printed in yel
and blue. There is a large per <
of the people there who cannot ri
hence the two colors of ballots.
Now we come to the last dri
of Mr. Garrett's article on p
eight, column one, line two,
quote "Very well, then, suppose
bundle up and be off for Ch
Japan or some other foreign fii
wherever you feel that yon can
of the most service." That is g
advice and suppose yon take y
own medicine. The dose would m
no harm on this country. And 1
it's barely possible you have fe
bundles than I have, and again, ;
are posted and red-hot for the j
I will drop several dollars in
basket for you on your departur
will present yoa with a nice pa
age of Magical Eradical Eras
soap,,which has medical projjerti
Now to sum up I feel as others t
my name and character have b
unwarrantedly attacked, and rat
than pass it by and show no acl
defence to the reading public,
would rather tomorrow's sun woi
not shine upon my head, and w
I as vile a villain before manki
as I am pictured to be, by direct
ferences. It would be far better tl
I be layed away beneath the sod.
have been in this country for thir
three long years, my aim has
ways been to live the life of a gi
tlqman, and if I have ever cros?
the danger line, my friends ha
never been able to see it. I ha
worked out in the open sun light
have earned what I have fairly a
Isqttarly. I contribute to the aid
the needy as far as my ability ?
mks. I feel that my finger prints a
not a blot on the world norup
the house ot God. And I will ey
battle for the coveted inherent pn
ciple8 and privileges of free thoug
and free speech. And I do drink
with ravenous ferver the preac
ings and teachings of the Holy I
ble, from such men and scholars
Broughton, Burrows, Carswt
Burts and my good and distingu?s
ed friend who fills the pulpit nea
est me. This latter one would n<
dare to accost me on the point <
free speech. Why should any ma
dare to dispute the religion of tl
individual protestant? because (
pecuniary and minor differences c
opinion. There are hundreds c
Christians in all the protestant d<
nominations, who differ on minc
points. The one central point if
abiding faith in the soul's salvatioi
through the redeeming grace of th
Lord Jesus Christ. Why should
be ridiculed by some 2x4's becaus
some of the small details of m,
faith differs with theirs? I have ye
to see that one idea man whos
views on the specialty did not ul
timately become fanatical. I hav
reasons to believe that there an
some leaks in the missionary fund
But never have I once said that thi
actual work .of giving to the heathei
the gospel, of Christ was wrong
but I do say, that the methodVo:
handling the mission fund is ?lip
shod. Why do the cashiers of th?
banks, railroads and other larg?
business institutions, go before ai
officer of the law and make a sol
emn oath as to the correctness oi
the figures? and that these figuref
and the money or its equivolenl
must tally? It is not necessarily a
test of the honesty and honor of the
individual cashier but it is a safe
guard around the honesty and to
p.otect the cashier from public sus
picion, and to show the solvency oi
insolvency of the business, do you
see my point? Is there anything
wrong about it?
Is there anything wrong in mak
ing a fair and square report? show
ing to whom the money was paid
and how much each received. Fail
ure to do this will surely create
suspicion and discord. I am aware
of having been preached about but
about this I say nothing. All I ask
is a sqvare deal and fair show. I
have always tried to forbear with
short comings from those who are
short by nature. I advocate peace,
harmony and good-will between
and man, but when my toes are
trampled upon, humanity demands
that I seek release. And I do hope
that when I have for the last time
turned my eyes to see the light of
the sun, that I may not witness the
awful spectacle of this country
being locked in the arms of feudal
ism, and this earth drenched with
precious human blood.
G. D. Mim?.
Pleasant Lane News.
The farmers have about finished
work and every one is enjoying his
Crops are fine throughout this
section. If the rain continues there
will be more cotton and corn gath
ered than theie has been in many
A goodly number of our people
attended the Sunday School Con
vention on Wednesday and Thurs
Messrs. G. M. and P A. Tim
merman are on an extended visit to
relatives in Alabama.
? Miss Sadie J?yrd is visiting rela
tives here this week.
Miss Ethel Logan is visiting lier
cousin, Miss Hattie Strom, of Kirk
Mr. Chris Williams of Hephzi
bah, Ga., is paying a visit to the
Mr. M. B. Byrd has been on the
sick list but is better at this wri
Mr. C. H. B. Williams made a
business trip to Georgia last week.
Mrs. G. G. West and son, Mr.
J. B. West, spent the week end
with relatives near Ninety-Six.
Mrs. Hortense Briggs of Hepzi
bah is visiting relatives in this sec
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Byrd and
children were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. R. C. Griffis on Sunday last.
Little Loula May Penn of Tren
ton is spending a whilo with her
grandmother,Mrs. Emma Logan.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Hading and
Mrs. J. L. Prince were visitors in
Edgefield onjklonday last.
Dr. Hugh A. Shaw.
His life went out early Saturday
morning at the home of his daugh
ter, Mrs. T. L. Harley. Although
while on his missions of mercy he
had healed thousands, the time
came when he himself could not be
healed of the frailties and maladies
to which the^esb is heir. His life
having been crowned with full frui
tion having attained his 80th year,
Dr. Shaw peacefully entered upon
his long rest. 1
His career has been a remarkable
one. For more than sixty years he
engaged in the practice of medi
cine, being remarkably active, des
pite his-advanced age, up to a com
paratively short time ago. His un
usual strength and endurance is at
tributed to his very active life, it
having been his wont to ride horse
back in his practice all through the
years. Dr. Shaw was successful in
his profession. Not only was he
strongly endowed intellectually, but
he had been a hard student all of
his life. There are probably hun
dreds of homes bereft of a friend
and beloved family physician, to
which ?s cosiing has been as the
visits of arc^jtel pf mercy.
Dr. Shaw.Tmsy man that he was",
was patriotic and public spirited,
always finding time to perform a
public service when duty demanded
it. Not only did he serve his coun
try in the Confederate army but he
rendered priceless service to his
state in the days of Reconstruction.
He served his county in the legisla
ture when men of his calibre and
character were most needed, being a
member of the famous Wallace
Dr. Shaw leaves a daughter, Mrs.
T. L. Harley; and one son Dr. H. A.
Shaw, Jr. The funeral was held at
Sweet Water church Sunday morn
ing, being conducted by Rev. P. B.
Lanham. He was a member of
NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR PUBLIC
COTTON WEIGHER AT PLUM
BRANCH, S. C.
Whereas there has been filed with
the undersigned County Board of
Commissioners', a petition for a
public cotton weigher, at Plum
Branch, S. C., as required by law:
It Is Ordered, That an election
be held at the regular voting place
at Plum Branch, S. C., on Tuesday,
August4?Mh, 1911, for the purpose
of selecting a person to be appoint
ed Cotton Weigher for said place.
That J. W. Blackwell, J. O. Seig
ler, and H. M. Self are appointed
managers of said election, and that
all qualified electors of Edgefield
County who market their cotton at
Plum Branch will be allowed to
vote. The poles will open at 8
o'clock, a. m., and close at 4 o'clock,
p. m., and the managers will count
the votes and forward the results by
m ail to the undersigned.
W. G. Wells,
J. 0. Herrin,
N. L. Broadwater.
County Board of Commissioners,
Edgefield County, S. C.
N July^ajst, 191t..... ?
Heard Mandamus Proceedings.
As the county board of commis
sioners refused to pay the salary of
Mr. M. S. Banks, as special con
stable for three months for the rea
son that no funds had been provided
for that purpose, Mr. Banks' at
torneys, S. McG. Simkins, Esq., and
P. B. Mayson, Esq., brought man
damus proceedings before Judge J.
W. DeVore Tuesday for the pur
pose of obtaining an order requir
ing the board to pay the claim. The
board wag represented by B. E.
Nicholson, Esq., who argued that
as the validity of the claim is ques
tioned the board could not be order
ed to allow or pay. it. Judge De
Vore refused to issue the mandamus
but did not pass upon the validity
of the claim. It is probable that
an appeal will be taken from ihe
decision of the board.
Mr. Charles Cook Burkhalter
Died From Wounds.
Rehoboth does not mourn- alone.
Practically the entire county
wherever he was known-has been
bereaved because of the tragic death
of Charles Cook Burkhalter.
Mr. Burkhalter went to Parks
ville Wednesday afternoon to take
tlie southbound train for Augusta,
clue at 7 o'clock. As he arrived too
late for the passenger train, being
anxious to reach Augusta that night,
he made an attempt to board a
through freight train which arrived
soon after. Owing to the speed of
the train, when Mr. Burkhalter
made an effort to get aboard he was
jerked under the car, the rear
wheels of the caboose severing his
right leg just below_ the knee and
practically cutting off his left foot.
When those who were near reach
ed Mr. Burkhalter he was sitting
up and calmly said, "I am ruined.
It is all over with me, but it is ray
own fault." Manly fellow that he
was, he fastened the blame for his
misfortunes on no one but himself.
Mr. Burkhalter was carried at
once to the hospital in Augusta, be
ing accompanied by Dr. D.A.J.Bell
and Dr. W. G. Blackwell, but nev
er recovered sufficiently from the
shock to undergo an operation. He
bore his suffering with great
strength and fortitude, being con
scious almost to the last. Death
overtook him sometime cfYter eleven
o'clock. Mr. Burkhalter seemed to
realize from ?the first that he was
mortally wounded but remarked
several times to his friends and phy
sicians: "I am going to make a
brave fight for the sake of my sis
ters. They are all I have to live
The funeral took place at Reho
both church, of which Mr. Burk
halter was a member, Friday morn
ing, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, his pas
tor, officiating. A larger or more
sorrow stricken throng never assem
bled at Rehoboth. Every head was
bowed and every eye tear bedimmed.
Cook Burkhalter Avas everybody's
friend and .everybody was his
friend. No man has ever lived in
thc county who had fewer enemies
than lie. Through his largeness of
heart and generous nature he won
the hearts of men. The colored
people far and near loved him no
less tenderly than his white neigh
bors and friends. A large number
of colored people attended the fun
eral and showed by their sorrow
stricken face's that they too had
lost their best friend.
Rehoboth church has lost one of
its most generous supporters and the
community one of its best citizens.
Indeed his place will never be filled.
But the loss falls heaviest on the
home to which he was so loyal and
devoted and whose inmates loved
him with such tenderness.
Mr. Burkhalter was buried by
his* "brethern of the Woodmen'of
the World, Liberty Hill, Rehoboth,
Plum Branch, Parksville and Red
Hill camps being represented.
He is survived by three sisters,
Misses Connie and Georgia Burk
halter, Mrs. W. H. Parks, and one
half-sister, Miss Lucile Burkhalter,
and two half-brothers, Messrs. Wil
liam and Charles Burkhalter.
Off For Baltimore.
Mr. II. E. Quarles, of the pro
gressive Red Hill firm of Quarles &
Mellichamp, is in Baltimore this
week purchasing a large stock of
fall merchandise. Being wide
awake merchants, these young men
realized the advantage of going di
rect to headquarters and making
their purchases in person. The pa
trons of Messrs. Quarles and Melli
champ will have a larger and better
selected stock from which to supply
their needs this fall than they have
ever had before. Futhermore, by
being on the ground, Mr. Quarles
will be able to "pick up" many bar
gains that he could not secure
through catalogs or by mail orders.
Located at Greenwood.
Our talented young friend, Dr. F.
P. Byrd, who recently graduated
with high honors from the Atlanta
Dental College, has located in
Greenwood for the practice of his
profession, having engaged a suite
of rooms in the Grier-Park build
ing. Besides having a thorough
technical knowledge of dentistry
and possessing inherent mechanical
talent of high order, Dr. Byrd is a
young man of exalted character, one
who deserves to succeed in what
ever he undertakes. The Advertis
er joins his Edgefield friends in
wishing Pr. Byrd well.
Closing Out Summer Goods.
The entire stock of C. II. Schnei
der, consisting of dry goods, cloth
ing, shoes and millinery, amounting
to ?10,000 must be sacrificed for
the next ten days. I am determined
to dispose of all stocks on hand to
start the fall season with fresh,
clean goods in departments. Never
have such radical price reduction
been made in this section and never
has the little word bargain been so
fruitful of so many rich and happy
surprises in values. Don't fail to at
tend this sale. Sale begins Saturday,
July 22, lasts till Tuesday Aug. 2.
We have opened up a livery busi
ness in connection with our sales
business. We can furnish you good
safe teams at all hours day or night.
New rubber tire buggies, good gen
tle horses and good drivers.
Wilson & Cantelou.
R. C. NEELY
R. C. NEELY, Jr. S. H. WILCOX W
Neely *- Wilcox
?* OFFICE: 741 Broad St.
Come to see us or write us in re
gard to handling your cotton this
? fall We are prepared to take
? care of your interests. ?
Spartanburg, ... South Carolina
HENRY SNYDER, President.
A real college with high standards of scholorship and \
character. Excellent equipment, Unsurpassed health
conditions. Expenses moderate. Loan funds for
worthy students. Fifty-eighth session begins Septem
ber 2otht Write for catalogue.
J. A. GAME WELL, Secretary.
W0FF0RD COLLEGE FITTING SCHOOL.
Spartanburg, South Carolina.
A hige-grade preparatory school for boys. Small
classes. Individual attention. $155 pays all expanses.
Next session September 20th.
A. MASON DuPRB, Headmaster.
We wish to announce to the public that we are
manufacturers agents for Weber wagons, Columbus
wagons, McCormick mowers, Disc harrows, Smooth
ing harrows, Lime, Cement, Brick, Coal, C. S.
Meal and hulls.
Remember we are the only agents in Edgefield for
the genuine McCormick mowers and McCormick
We would be pleased to buy your Cotton Seed at
the highest market price. We store cotton and oth
er commodities, and our Warehouses are at your ser
vice. Soliciting your patronagd under a guarantee of
satisfaction, we are, yours truly,
I Adams Warehouse Co.
Ottrr?ht 1909, br C. E. Zimmerau C0.--N0. 2
BRIGHTNESS comes from a
feeling of satisfaction of
stability and the knowledge that
there is something to fall back on.
It is the establishment of a firm
position that enables us to advance.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
E. J. Mirna, Cashier
J. H. Allen, Ast Cashier
QfficPY* J C ShePPard'
\JI I ICC/O w. W. Adams,
jr\ . . J. C. Sheppard, W. W. Adams, J. H. Bo??night,Thos.
LJlTGCtOTS H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nisholaon, A. S.
Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.
We are distributors for the highest grade feeds on
on the market.
fJp-SUC RENE--both dairy and hoi se
Tennessee horse and mule feed which is ground
corn oats and alfalfa. Dried beet pulp-5 per cent,
to your dairy feed daily will increase milk supply
ERRINGTON BROS. & CO.
P. S. Mr. M. Gary Sa tc her is with us and will be glad to see his friends