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J. L. MIMS,.1...I..."Editor
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. 1911.
THE LARGEST CIRCULATION Di
Shame on those hearts of stone,
.that cannot melt in. soft adoption of
this month has an R in it. How will
you have your oysters served?
Tell your friends and neighbors about]
th? coming of the Good Roads Train.
It is already reported that western
corn and mules will be higher next]
Up, up, up, goes sugar. And we
can soon say the same of eotton if sales
are not too heavy
The frequent airship and automobile
accidents have diverted the public mind
from the railroad catastrophes. .
A prominent young sculptress has
just won the distinction of being the
first aviatress in Germany.
Almost anybody can make money but
there are only a few like the Kansan
who kept $5 for thirty years.
.The County ?Fair, will be bigger arrd|
better than ever this year but it needs
YOUR support to really make it what
it should be.
If Charleston suffers. by reason of
fraud in the approaching election,
Judge Memmifigir will be responsible,
n part at least.
At present the preponderance seems
*? bejn^fajqr_ of _Woodrow Wilson as
being the most suitable man for the
Democratic standard bearer in 1912.
In this "high flying" age it takes
about half of one's time to keep up
with the new words that are constantly
being coined, such as aviatress, chauf
A pony sold for $50,000 in New York
the other day, in the face of an in
creasing demand ?or horseless cars.
Surely, then, cotton should bring some
thing like 15 cents.
A great rumpus has been raised in
Nev York because a millionaire's son
married a chorus girl. As a matter of
facfy many millionaire's sons are total
ly unworthy of the average chorus
.? . . .
Col. Astor and his fiancee kept in the
limelight to such a nauseating degree
that, in spite of the attendant circum
stances, there is doubtless some rejoic
ing that they are at last married.
I m m m
You can contribute to the success of
the County Fair by telling your neigh
bors] what it is faccomplishing for the
agricultural interests of the. cdunty,
and'by urging them to make exhibits
at the fair.
Charleston sustained a loss of hun
dreds of thousands of dollars through
the hurricane, but the election of an
unworthy man as mayor in the ap
proaching primary would be a greater
calamity than the recent property loss.
Did you ever see cotton open more
rapidly than it has this year, in spite of
the unfavorable atmospheric conditions?
The "bears" will use this as being in
dicative of a large yield. But the real
reason is the early maturity of the
Ndt a pound of the new cotton should
have been sold for less than 12 cents.
After the green cotton has been dis
posed of and a few pressing obligations
paid let there be a general holding for
a higher price.
A jjug and five negroes went out in
the woods near Augusta Sunday morn
ing to have a good time, and as usual,
the jug came out on top. One negro
was found dead in the afternoon, hav
died bf alcohol poison.
If Mast year's cotton crop turned
loose? one billion dollars in the south,
as has been recently stated, surely the
cotton producers are in bett?r condi-'
tion than ever before for demanding a
profitable price. But the demand can
only be enforced by concert of action.
The superintendents of some of the
city s chools are enforcing to the letter
the l?w which fixes six years as the
age which a child must attain before
being eligible to enter the public
schools. We think this law should be
enforced in every public school in the
state. It is better for a child under
six to be at home than in the school
room. The time which teachers give
to such little tots should be devoted to
Speculation is rife now as to what
will be the outcome of next year's sen
atorial race. More depends upon Sena
tor Tillman's decisiou than anything
else, ii His standing for re-election de
pends, we understand, upon his physi
cal condition. Should he define to
standifor re-election, it is probable that
a hali dozen or more aspirants will en
ter trie list. I
Punishment Suited to Crime.
The Beattie trial which has been
given such wide publicity has come to
an end, and the verdict, as will be con
ceded by the vast majority of those
who have read the testimony, is a just
and proper one. The jury was compos
ed of twelve sturdy Virginia farmers
who before entering upon their delib
erations in the jury room knelt and
fervently prayed that they might pass
judgment aright. ?nless a higher
tribunal interferes young Beattie must
give up his life in the electric chair for
taking the life of his pure, innocent
wife. Though almost entirely circum
stantial, the evidence is so convincing
as to leave practically no doubt of
The fate of young Beattie is but the
fate of many petted and ii dulged sons
of wealthy parents who follow unre
strained their own depraved inclina
The Good Roads Train.
The Southern railroad should be com
mended for the interest that it is tak
ing in the development of the ?section i
through which it passes. For a num
ber of years it has left no , stone un- i
turned in its efforts to develop the
resources of the south, giving especial
attention to aiding the agricultural in- ?
terests. To this end the officials of i
the Southern have arranged to make a
tour of South Carolina with a good
roads train, the date fixed for Edge- ',
field being September 26th.
Free steropitcon lectures and practi
cal instruction in road building will be i
given by specialists. Improved road '.
working machinery that is operated by i
electricity will also be exhibited on the I
If the Southern railroad is interested ;
in promoting the welfare of our people i
to the extent that it is willing to ine?r <
the expense of operating this special
train and employing experts, surely 1
our people will meet the officials half 1
way by attending the meeting that will 1
Re-union of Men of '76.
The Advertiser approves most ?
heartily the. spirit that prompted ?
the organization several years ago .
of the men who wrested the Ship of (
State from ''Carpet-bag" rule in .
1876 and forever established white }
supremacy in South Carolina. In .
the language of Milton, .
. Peace hath her victories
No less renown'd than war." <
And certainly the victories of 1876 '
were won by men who were as brave <
and patriotic as any who ever un- 1
sheathed a sword on the battlefield. 1
It i' meet and proper too that ;
these sterling citizens of South Car- J
olina who wore the Red Shirts in (
'76 should come together in their i
annual re-union. Columbia has been 1
chosen as the place for holding the 1
re-union this year and the date se- <
lected is September 26th and 27th. i
Edgefield county, stood first and '
foremost in.the straggles of '76 and t
those of.our citizens who wore the ?
Red Shirts should see to it that <
Edgefield is well represented in the
re-union in Columbia. The rail- 1
roads have granted v?ry low rates J
for the occasion. 1
Those who contemplate attending *
should communicate with Ex-Gov. 1
J. C. Sheppard. He can furnish f
any information that may be desir- 1
ed concerning the re-union. <
Clark's Hill News. j
Mr. Tillman Sharpton is in Heph
zibah, Ga., on a pleasant trip.
Miss Louise Lynch has returned
to her home in Augusta after a very 1
pleasant visit to her friend, Miss
Annie Mae Mims. 1
Mrs. W. M. Rowland is spend- <
ing a few days in Athens this week
on business. ]
Miss Annie Mae Mims has gone <
to Atlanta, to take a course in mil- j
Four of our boys will leave here
Tuesday for Clemson, Messrs. Hugh <
and Harry Adams, John J. Mal- J
drow and John G. McKie.
Dr. S. G. Meriwether of Allen
dale, is still on a visit to his daugh
ter, Mrs. Fannie Middleton. (
Mrs. R. H. Middleton is visiting S
at her old home in Union, but is 1
expected to return soon.
The men of this place are much ]
interested in the layman's move
ment and will have a public meet- ?
ing this evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Sale.
Mr. Farmn made a talk to the
agricultural club Saturday on the
preservation of the forests. He is
gent out by the government for this
purpose. What a pity that the peo
ple can not see for themselves how i
important it is that the forests '
should be preserved. 1
Cotton is being rapidly gathered i
these beautiful September days, and
the ginners are kept quite busy.
Our enterprising merchant, Mr.
D. W. Sharpton, has added anoth- t
er branch to his business, he now
buys cotton. He also buys large
quantities of cotton seed.
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Adams have
returned home after spending a few
weeks with relatives in the state of
Georgia. They report a most enjoy
able time, and are enthusiastic over
the farming lands. The beautiful
fields of cotton and corn, some of
them 100 acres, in Barnwell county <
are worth a trip to see.Cotton should ]
der high loaded with matured fruit 1
was a very p retty sight. ladd in i
that section reuts from six to eight i
lollars an acre.
Savannah was also a part of their
program, where the time was most
pleasantly passed in sightseeing.
From Savannah they went to States
boro, where they, visited an aunt
of Mr. Adams, Mrs. Matthews.
Bullock county stole these good
people from us about twenty years
ago. These lands are among the
richest in southern Georgia.
Statesboro is the county seat of
Bullock county. This is a new town.
Twenty years ago there being one
store and 'three dwellings, now it
has about three thousand inhabi
tants. The town is well lighted by
electricity and they also have water
works and this winter will put in a
sewerage system. They also have a
very handsome court house. There
is a great deal of prosperity in the
county which is shown by the num
ber of banks. A very fine one has
just been completed. Thirty years
ago the land on which this town is
built was bought for 26 cents an
acre and is now selling for $100 per
The farm lands also sell well, one
visited is valued at $400.00 per acre
by the owner. He nets $100 per
acr| from. it each year in cotton.
All farms are fenced in this coun
try, and as soon as the corn is gath
ered the hogs are turned into the
fields to gather the peas and pin
dars and get ready for the winter's
killing. A row of cow peas is
planted un each side of the corn
and a row of peanuts in the center.
On one farm visited, the owner had
i i.st put 40 hogs in a field to fatten
for this winter's killing. This year
be had sold 600 pounds of ham,
leaving sufficient for his own use.
Ile furnishes all his hands with
meat and lard for the entire year.
Ele puts up several hundred pounds
of lard a year. Very little of the
land is rented, most of it being
worked on shares and the croppers
are not allowed to sell the cotton
seed, all of the seed being put back
on the land. Last season there were
18,000 bales of cotton sold in the
town and not enough peed bought
Lo keep the oil mill running half
In addition to other good things
Statesboro has the First District
Agricultural School of 6a. It
opened on August 31 with nearly
200 pupils. It is a co-ed school. It
bas ten grades. Everything is on a
very practical basis. Boys are giv
3n all necessary instruction in farm
(vork and in fact are made to do
the work. The girls ? are taught hi
ill branches of domestic science andi
ire given practical demonstrations.
Their kitchen was a marvel of
3leanliness. There are three large
brick buildings, and a fourth in
course of erection, a dormitory each
for boys and girls, and the main
building^which has the different
?lass rooms, auditorium and chapel.
Mr. Dickens has charge of the
school and is making a wonderful
mccess of it Three years agp
ivhen he took charge of it there
?vere only 30 pupils. Georgia ' has
eleven of these schools, and so far
s making a great success of them.
Being so well distributed over the
state seems to bring the boys and
rirls more closely info touch with
Millen was also visited and a
nore than favorable impression was
"ormed of this pretty little town. It
s quite a railroad center. They
ire a very interesting people. About
.hree years ago they had a hand
iome brick court house burned, but
lothing daunted them. They imrae
Jiately went to work to replace it,
svhich they have done with another
handsome brick and marble struc
Statement of the condition of
The Bank of Trenton
ocated at Trenton, S. C., at the close j
)f business September 1,1911.
Loans and Discounts $83,753 78
Dverdrafts 687 52
Furniture and Fixtures , 2,110 22
Banking House 1,100 00
Due from Banks and
ankers 6,409 31
Currency 716 00
Sold . 10 00
Silver and other Coin 207 58
Total $94,994 91
:apital Stock Paid in $12,500 00
surplus Fund 1,500 00
Jndivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid 3,653 21
individual Deposits subject
to Check 14,671 321
Time Certificates of Deposit 20,170 381
Bills Payable, including Cer
tificates for Money or
Total $94,994 91
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
Before mecameJai. D. Mathis Cash
er of the above named bank, who, be
ng duly sworn, says that the above
md foregoing statement is a true con
lition of said bank, as shown by the
jooks of said bank.
Jas. D. Mathis
Sworn to and subscribed before me
;his the 9th day of September 1911.
H. W. Hughes,
Notary Public, S. C.
J. F. BETTIS,
S. T. HUGHES,
J. C. LONG,
LAND FOR SALE.
The undersigned offers for sale
)n reasonable (terms, 215 acres of
aqd known as the Caroline E. Wil
iaras place, being located on both
he Pottersville and Abbeville
.oads. Apply to
Mrs. M. V. Hart,
Johnston, S. C.
or Sheppard Bros.,
Edgefield, S. C.
Sept ll-3t * 1
(Continued from pagj 1.)
his church, .and stands for temper-,
ance and the general uplift of his
people in the Hephzibah association.
We trust he may come to see us
Rev. G. W. Bassey stayed with
friends in Parksville a couple of
days last week proceeding the as
sociation, and attended the meeting.
Brother O. Sheppard referred to the
fact, that he and Brother Bussey
were together the first meeting that
either ever attended, and was glad
to have him at the present meeting,
and if this were the last;, they ex-]
peet to meet again.
Judge Abram Gilchrist held an
inquest last Wednesday over the |
dead body of Columbus Quarles on
the plantation of the late C. C.
Burkhalter. The verdict of the jury
was that Columbus came to his
death by a gun shot wound in the
hands of Sigh Gilchrist. Sigh fired
the shot a few days before from the
effects of which Columbus died
Mr. Jesse Stone of the Rehoboth
section, who'has the nicest country
residence in western Edgefield is I
having the finishing touches put on
by expert painters. We believe that
such homes will help to keep our
people on the^far?r
Mr. Taylor Garnett is on a visit |
to his sister, Mrs. Sudie Stone.
Mr. and Mri, Mot Parker of your
town, came over- yesterday to visit
their daughter, Mrs. T. G. Talbert.
Miss Pearl Brown of McCormick |
is on a visit to Miss Leona Johnson
of our town.
Mr. Thos. R. Cartledge is the ?
happiest man in this whole country. [
Well, you know, Tom hasn't got
any children hardly, and the other
day the Stxfrk left him another little
girl named Marie Francis. When [
some one . remarked, that the little
thing was pretty Tom said "it
couldn't help being pretty" if it
took after him. Old ugly rascal!
Oar old friend, "Mr.;. Robert Coch
ran, was missed..'at the association
for he usually attended when able
and was always a. dependable work
er. We are sorrys to learn, that he
is suffering very much and has been
all summer. . We do hope he will
soon be convalescent.
Mrs. Mattie Martin from Colum
bia ia on a visit to her mother in
our town, . Mrs.- Carrie Tompkins.
Mr. Jones and his adopted daugh
ter, Mary Jones, are visiting at the |
home of Mr. W. R. Parks.
Misses Lillian and Robbie Parks,
who had been spending some time
with relatives have returned to their
home in Augusta.
The executive committee of the |
West-side fair association, with Mr.
W. W. Fowler, as chairman, held
an important meeting in the office ?
of Col. W. Ji ^ Tajfe^y^he presi
dent; last Satu?dirj?-9|?^TOqn. Work
will be pusbea, we understand as
we cannot get along without our
annual stock show and fair.
Statement of the oondition of
THE BANK Op EDGEpIEIiD
located at Edge fi eld, S. C., at the close
of business September 1, 1911.
Loans and Discounts . $310,506 42
Overdrafts . . 1,463 28
Furniture and Fixtures 1,596 98
Banking House < 4,073 95
Other Real Estate 434 85
Due from Banks and
Bankers 13,803 ll
Currency 4,074 001
Gold 1,312 50
Silver and other Coin . 419 07
Checks and Cash Items 281 50
Totai $337,965 66]
Capital Stock Paid in $57,400 00
Surplus Fund, \ 17,000 00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid ' 4,540 91 ?
Due to Banks and Bankers 852 351
Individual Deposits subject
to Check 48,661 42
Time Certificate? of Deposit 134,510 98
Pills Payable, including Certi
ficates for Money orrowed 75,000 00
Total $337,965 66
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
Before me came E. J. MIMS, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, ? st.ys that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition ol said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
E. J. MIMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me i
this the 12th day of September 1911.
W.B>Cogburn, fcl'k of Court (L. S.)
A. S. TOMPKINS,
J. C. SHEPPARD,
B. E. NICHOLSON,
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By J. D.Allen, Probate Judge:
Whereas, Sarah Garrett made
suit to me to grant her Letter
of Administration of the Estate and
effects of Milly Hill, deceased.
These Are Therefore, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Milly
Hill deceased, that they be and ap
pear before ms, in the Court of Pro:
bate, to be held at Edgefield C. H.,
S. C., on the20th day of September
next, after publication hereof, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my ham* this, 29th
day of August 1911.
J. D. Allen, P. J. E. C.
Exhibits From Cleora For Coun
ty Fair. Ginnery Overhauled.
We have been in suspense for thc
last week for fear the gale would
strike our late crops and blow them
down, which would'have ruined
them, but as it has passed withoui
doing them any harm we feel re
The cotton in the neighborhood
is looking tine now but with ar
early frost would be cut very short
Corn is very good except thai
planted early which is very poor.
Mr. W. T. Reel has had his gin
nery outfit overhauled and put ir
good shape for ginning this crop. Ii
will be run by Mr. John Seigler.
Mr. T. A. Williams is arranging
to. add to his residence. We guest
by this he is going to add to his
Mr. JJ. R. Branson, Jr., has mov
ed his sawing outfit below Red Hill
on Mr. W. W. Adams' place to cul
a big bill of lumber.
Mr. Hubbard Williams is run
ning his planer every day dressing
lumber, ?nd is getting more than he
Mr. R. W. Christian contem
plates building a new residence out
on the public road some time soon.
Mrs. Fannie Branson lias been up
from Aiken on a short visit.
Mrs. Wallace Tompkins is stay
ing with her father, Mr. A. L.
Branson, for awhile.
The Branson school house is un
dergoing some repairs to be ready
for the fall term.
Mr. P. W. Cheatham is adding
another room-to his residence. This
neighborhood will be represented
at the county fair this fall better
than last. Several parties are speak
ing of taking stock down.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of Soiith Carolina-County
Whereas there has been filed with
the County Board of Education ol
Edgefield county, State of South
Carolina, a petition of more than
one third of the resident electors,
and a like proportion of the resi
dent free-holders of the age of 21
years pf North Meriwether School
District No. 12, in said county and
state asking an election in said dis
trict for the purpose of voting upon
the question of levying and collect
ing a special tax of 2 mills on the
dollar of all taxable property of
said district to supplement the
school fund for said district,
Now, therefore, under provisions
of Sec. 1208, Gen. School Law of
South Carolina, it is ordered that D.
E. Lanham, J. F. Atkins and J. D.
Boswell, constituting the regular
*board of trustees, do hold an elec
at Ropers school house, in county
and state aforesaid, on Saturday,
Nov. 30, 1911, after giving notice
of time and place of said election in
some newspaper published in Edge
field county, and by posting notices
thereof in at. least three public
places in said district two weeks
At this election only such electors
as return real or personal property
for taxation, and who exhibit their
tax receipt? and registration certifi
cates as i equir?d in general elections
shall be allowed to vote.
At said election each elector fav
oring the proposed levy shall cast a
ballot containing the word "Yes"
printed or written thereon, and each
elector opposed to such levy shall
casta ballot containing the word
' No" written or printed thereon.
Within ten days after such election
if a majority of those voting shall
vote for such levy the Board of
Trustees shall furnish the county
Auditor with a statement of the
amount so levied. The polls shall
open at 8:00 o'clock a. m. and close
at 4 o'clock p. m., and in all respects
comply with section 1208 Code of
Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. Fuller,
Edwin H. Folk,
County Bd. Ed. .
Edgefield, S. C. Sept. 12,1911. 1
The following Memorial Resolu
tions in honor of the late Dr. W.
Luther Jones were passed by Char
ter Oak Camp No. 105 Woodmen
of the World. Thursday night Sep
tember 7 th 1911:
Whereas, in the dispensation of
His providence, Our Heavenly
Father has taken from us our friend
and brother, W. L. Jones; and,
whereas we desire to express our
friendship for him, and our sorrow
at his death,
Resolved, That in the death of
our comrade we have sustained the
loss of a genial friend and brother,
and our Camp has lost a faithful
sovereign. That while we shall
miss his manly form and merry
laugh, we shall ever cherish his
memory and think of him as one
who contributed much of life and
enjoyment to our meetings. That
we extend to his bereaved loved
ones our sincere sympathy, and as
sure them that the ties which unite
us to our departed brother will ever
bind us to the members of his
family. It is further
Resolved, That these Resolutions
be spread upon a page in the min
utes of our Camp, that they be pub
lished in our Town papers, and that
a copy of same be sent to the
widow of our deceased sovereign.
S. E. Morgan,
A. A. Edmunds,
E. J. Norris,
We wish to announce to the public that we are
manufacturers ngents 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 markt-t 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,
Adams Warehouse Co.
OF OUR fall goods now ready
for your inspection with
prices right in all depart
ments. How about tchool shoes for the
children, and shoes for the grown-up
folks? Our stock in both dress and
every day shoes is complete with prices
right. Full line of hosiery.
Mukashy's Bargain House
Next door io Dunovant & Co.
Legge ts ?feipafan cheese
Premium asparagus points
Marrcaibo coffee, green
Golden Rio coffee, green
20c the pound
30c the pound
25c the jar
ZUC the jar
25c the pound
20c the pound
W. E. Lynch Co.
" The early shoppers are invited
to call and see the many new
things in fall goods and styles
thaT are arriving daily.
While in New York recently I
purchased a very large stock
which is bein? opened np and
and put on display as fast as it
Call to see us.
J". W. FESAXST
From an Edgefield Citizen.
Is your back lame and painful?
Does it ache especially after ex
Is there a soreness in the kidney
These symptons indicate weak
There is danger in delay.
Weak kidneys fast get weaker.
Give your trouble prompt atten
Doan's kidney pills act quickly.
They strj?fchen wea^ kidneys.
Read this Edgefield testimony.
W <tD Dorn, Edgefield, S. C.,
says: "I can endorse and recommend
Doan's kidney pills again for the
contents of one box completely rid
me of kidney and bladder trouble.
I gladly confirm all I said in praise
of Doan's kidney pills when I
praised them some years ago and I
authorize the continued publication
of that statement."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milbum Co., Buf
falo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name-Doan's
and .take no other