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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER ll 1911
Office, No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Insure your cotton with E. J,
Miss Lucile Whatley has been
spending several days in Edgefield
visiting her uncle Hon. J. Wm. |
Thurmond. She will leave in about j
ten days to take charge of the school
jin Clarendon county which she has |
taught for the past two sessions.
Mrs. T. J. Hamilton of Augusta
was the guest of Mrs. B. B. Jones
Miss Virginia Addison has been
spending several days in Columbia
Mr. W. E. Huff left Edgefield
Thursday to make his home at Sa-1
luda, having accepted a position
with the Saluda railroad.
Mrs. F. W. P. Butler of Colum
bia, accompanied by her two little j
daughters, is the guest of Mrs. S.
Mrs. M. E. Barker came upi
from Augusta and spent Saturday
Live stock insured. Get a life poli
cy on your stock from
E. J. Norris.
75c negligee shirts at 59c, white
or plain. F. G. MERTINS, Au
The farmers of Edgefield county
can easily understand now how it is
that Texas farmers can make more j
cotton than they can pick. -
Mrs. Philip Sarling and her
daughter, jy?rs. Charles Wilson, of
Augusta are guests of Mr. \V. H.
Begin now to curtail next year's
cotton acreage by sowing much of
the stalk land and poa stubble in
Mr. and Mr.. J. Bean Walker are
receiving the congratulations of
their friends/The Stork has .brought
them a little son.
The Graniteville Manufacturing
Company advertises in this issue
that it is in the market for cotton,
giving within one-eighth of Augus
Mrs. J. S. Byrd and little Fitz
maurice have been in Columbia sev
eral days visiting Mr. and Mrs.
John Fitzmaurice, Mrs. Bard's pa
For Sale: 1,000 bushels first
class home-grown seed oats. Ap
S. T. Williams,
Edgefield, S. C.
Get your suit from K ERTINS,
Augusta, Ga., and he will save you
$5 to $10.
The corn contest judges were
published in The Advertiser two
weeks. All who entered the contest
are requested to notify the commit
tee of judges for their community
when they are ready to gather their
Miss Leila Barnwell of Charleston
is visiting Mrs. Julian R. Strother.
The ladies of the Episcopal guild
are planning to hold a bazaar Fri
day, the first day of December.
They already have a large collection
of fancy articles and are steadily
adding to the number. Dinner will
be served in connection with tb??
- Notice: We are closing out all
medium weight suits at 25 per cent,
off, 1.11 fine wool goods. F. G.
MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
Congressman J. F. Byrnes of
Aiken spent Monday in Edgefield
shaking hands with his friends who
were here from different parts of
the county attending court. Mr.
Byrnes is very popular in Edgefield
Bny \our suit Lom F..G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga., and save
Mr. Manly DeLbach says he never
saw so much cotton in his fields be
fore. He says every boll on the
stalks is open and, now that thc
worms have devoured the leaves, he
believes that the stalks are going tc
Gin house insurance, system gins
steam gins, water gin machinery
E. J. Norris, Agt.
The ladies of the cemete ry asso
oration will serve dinner at the coun
ty fair this year to make funds fo
their treasury as they have done fo
the past two years. They should re
ceive the full co-operation bf tb
men in this very worthy undertak
All over the county cotton pick
ing is the order of the day, an?
night too in some places when tb
moon shines. The best record fo
last week, so far reported, was mad
by a family on one of the farras o
Mr. Butler Strom. Four person
picked more than 5,000 pounds dur
lng the week.
Boy's clothing and hats a ful
line. Write F. G. MERTINS
Augusts, Ga...... -
Mrs. Martha Strom and Miss
Pauline Byrd are welcomed visitors
Big lot of blankets just received
at bargain prices.
The merchants should begin now
to plan for a place in the trades- ]
display at the fair.
The regular meeting of the Wo
man's Mission society of the Bap
tist church will be held at the
church next Friday afternoon at
four o'clock. A full attendance is
Some valuable tracts of land are
advertised in this issue. Now is
the time to buy real estate. Edge
field county dirt will never be any
Mr. and Mrs. Abner Broadwater
carried Rev. P. P. Blalock to Troy |
Sunday in their large touring car.
The day was spent very pleasantly |
with Rev. and Mrs. G. H. Burton.
Miss Lura Mims came up and spent
Saturday and Sunday at home. She |
is delighted with her work as teach
! er in the Colliers school. Miss Lura I
boards at the hospitable home of |
Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Mathis.
That Joe Mays egg problem pro- j
voked much comment and "figger
in' ". Mr. Willis Duncan, Mr. T. J.
McDowell, and Judge A. A. Gil
christ all sent in the same cswer or|
solution, stating that there were 301
eggs in the basket.
The public schools should begin
to plan the decorations for their
wagons, so as to be in readiness to
join the parade at the fair as several
schools did last year. Wonder which
school in the county will have the
prettiest wagon? The wagons load
ed with dozens of children will add
much to the parade.
When Judge R. W. Memminger
came up from Charleston . Monday
he was accompanied by Mrs. Mem
minger and their little child. They
will be at the Hotel DuBose during
their stay here. Judge Memminger
has many warm personal friends in
The county fair is almost upon
us, being only two weeks off now.
There is much to be done in that |
time if the fair is to be the success
that its JpromoteK are striving to]
make of it. As heretofore, the pa
rade is to be the eclipsing feature.
When the ladies who have this par
ticular feature in charge call upon
you give them your fullest co-opera
This "community is exceedingly
fortunate in having a skilled train
ed nurse in the person of Mrs. Jesse
Hobbs residing in easy reach.
She licked only a short time of J
completing the course in the school
for nurses, and is really as well
equipped as if she held a diploma.
Those with whom Mrs. Hobbs has
been associated in Edgefield arel
highly pleased with her services.
Al vays kind, sympathetic and very
Mr. G. S. Cartledge came down
Saturday to attend the meeting of |
the County Farmers' Union, and
while here told the writer of the
damage to late cotton by the "ar
my" worm. A twenty-acre field of
cotton on Mr. Cartledge's farm was
stripped of every leaf in less than
two days by a detachment or reg
iment of these worms.
Dr. Jeffries Accepted Call.
Dr. M. D. Jeffries of Jefferson
City, Tenn., has sent his official ac
ceptance of the call to the pastorate
of the Baptist church.' He will reach
Edgefield Saturday night and will I
fill the Baptist pulpit next Sunday j
Johnston's Hardware Store.
Attention is directed to the ad
vertisement of Messrs. A. C. Mob
ley & Son, the leading hardware
merchants of Johnston, in this is[
sue. This popular firm not only
carries a large stock of shelf hard
ware of every kind but also carries
a large stock of stoves, ranges, heat
ers, grates and farming implements
of all kinds. They are in a posi
tion to make very close prices in all
depart ."nts. Large assortment to
make your selections from.
For Sale, Rent or Lease.
My place 9 miles west of Edge
field consisting of lOli acres. Splen
did 5 room house and out buildings,
good well on yard, fine pasture with
two everlasting spring brai ches,
good two-horse farm open, 50 .".cres
of fine saw timber of second growth
pine with some oak, nearly level
with no rocks. One fourth cash,
balance in 10 years. For price and
terras apply to
Wallace F. Holson,
Edgefield, S. C.
Advertisements Have Brought
Just as we expected, and just as
they expected also, the advertise
ments of Messrs. W. M. & J. T.
Ouzts Co., have been business build
ers for them. In giving instructions
f >r this week's advertisement, Mr
Ouzts wrote, in part: "Have had
customers in our store who have
never been here before." In ordei
to give their place a distinct oi
definite location it will be known
hereafter as Ouztsville-a verj
appropriate name. The Adver
tiser, as shown by Mr. Ouzts' state
ment, is read by the people.
The fall term of the sessions
court convened Monday morning
with the Hon. R. W. Memminger
as presiding judge. Solioitor Tim
merman and all of . the other court
officials were promptly in their
places, except Stenographer O. B.
Anderson who was detained in Co
lumbia on account of the illness of
his little child at the hospital. Mr.
Wingard of Lexington is acting as
Judge Memminger made only a
brief charge to the grand jury but
what he said was timely and effect
ive. He urged a rigid enforcement
of the vagrant law and impressed
upon the grand jurors the impor
tance of a fearless and faithful dis
charge of their duty.
The grand jury found true bills
under the following indictments:
Milo and Sump Hendrix, disturb
ing religioui worship.
Grant Calliham, larceny.
J. Perry Brown, murder.
Sie Holloway, murder.
Fred Daniel, murder.
John Jeter, assault and battery
with intent to kill and carrying
Alex Jones, murder.
The first case to go to the jury
was that of Geo. Collier, indicted
for seduction. A verdict of "guilty"
Sump and Milo Hendrix pleaded
guilty to the charge of disturbing
religious worship and were sentenced
to pay a fine of of $30.00 each. The
fines wsve paid.
Grant Calliham pleaded guilty of
larcency and was fined $50 which
was also paid.
Mr. J. Perry Brown was tried
for killing a negro and was acquitted.
The defendant was represented by
Thurmond & Nicholson and the
State by Solicitor Timmerman.
The court is engaged at this
time, Tuesday afternoon, with the
trial of Sie Holloway who is indict
ed for murder. The State is repre
sented by the Solioitor and the de
fendant by Thurmond & Nicholson. ,
The grand jury completed its
work and was discharged yesterday
It is probable that the criminal
docket will be cleared by Thursday
Death of Mrs. E. J. Minns.
Her mortal bodv reposes peace
fully in yonder cemetery be
neath a profusion of lovely floral
tributes and her beautiful spirit is
with Jesus in the home beyond the
sky, where peace and joy and
bliss reign eternally. With a com
plete resignation, Ruch as is born
only of an abiding faith in Him
who doeth all things well, Mrs. E.
J. Mims gave up her life in the ear
ly watch of Sunday morning. Know
ing that the end was slowly, never
theless surely, approaching, all of
her loved ones were with her. Mrs.
Mims' chief concern, as she bravely
and in full consciousness faced the
transition from earth to heaven, was
not the fear of death but the separa
tion from those whom she loved. It
was her desire to live for them and
For several years past Mrs. Mims'
condition has been one of steady
physical decline and for six months
or more her suffering has been in
tensely acute. But she bore it all
with patience and beautiful Chris
tian fortitude. Throughout her long
illness she constantly received the
most devoted attention from loved
ones. As if possessed of super-hu
man strength, those nearest and
dearest to her seemed never, under
the greatest stress and strain, to
tire ia their thoughtful and affec
tionate ministrations. Everything
too that is known to science and
medical skill was invoked to restore
health and strength but in its stub
born resistance the malady- yielded
to nothing. God had called her up
higher and no human agenoy could
stay or annul the summons.
From early childhood Mrs. Mims
was a devout member of the Metho
dist church, always being actively
and prominently identified with
every department of church workP
particularly with those things that
were fostered hy the ladies. In her
church,a? in the community life, the
loss resulting from her death is ir
reparable. But in the home which
she loved so well, where her devo
tion to those dearest to her was as
sincere and tender as it was beauti
ful, is where Mrs. Mims will be
missed most. May His comforting
presence be constantly with Ler
husband, her two daughters and lit
The funeral was conducted from
the Methodist church Sunday after
noon by her pastor, Rev. L. D. Gil
The Farmers' Meeting.
The writer deeply regretted that
he was prevented by unavoidable
circumstances from attending the
farmers' meeting that wiis held in
the court house Saturday. We re
gret the enforced absence because it
was our purpose to report the excel
lent addresses somewhat in detail
for the benefit of The Advertiser
readers, and, ioo, because we per
sonally feel the need in our own
limited farming operation ; of such
information as Mr. Smith and Col.
Watson are capable of giving. We
have heard much favorable com
ment upon the admirable addresses
of these two gentlemen. The meet
ing was presided over by Mr. P. N,
Lott, the county agent of the fara
The tract of land containing 47
acres, more or less, belonging to
the estate of the late C. E. Holston,
being a part of the Holston home
stead, will bs sold at public outcry
before the court bouse on salesday
W. L. Holston,
ONLY THE BEST.
Real Economy in Buying
Edgefield People Give Credit
Where Credit is Due.
People of Edgefield who suffer
with sick kidneys and bad' backs
want a kidney remedy that can be
depended upon. The best is Dean's
kidney pills, a medicine for the kid
neys only, made from pure roots
and herbs, and the one that is back
ed by cures in Edgefield.
Read what follows:
It's convincing testimony.
W B Paul, clerk, Butler street,
Edgefield, S. C., says: "I was both
ered by kidney complaint from
childhood and it got worse after I
had the measles about twelve years
ago. I suffered from acute pains
throughout my body and I had
much trouble from a weakness from
th? kidneys and bladder. Doan's
kidney pille were just what I need
ed, driving away my pains and
strengthening my kidneys and blad
der. Whenever I have felt in need
of a kidney medicine since then
Doan's kidney pills havjfe come to
my aid. I consider theni-.the best
kidney medicine to be had."
ceFor sale by all dealers. Price 50
fants. Fo8ter-Milburn Co., Buf
Uio, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other.
Stewart & Kernaghan sells it for
Is not the getting of goods as "cheap' ' as you can, but rather is it the getf
ting of the most value. We ask your consideration of the following goods of
quality, which will surely gratify your fondest hopes in service and price : i
Big line Palm Zephrs 12 l-2c values at 9 l-2c
Maple Leaf linen finish chambray 12 l-2c val. 9-34
Admiral percales, all colors, 15c values at 12 1-2
Blubell cheviots in all latest patters 12 l-2c values
at 9 l-2c
Full line of men's and children's suits, all of the very latest styles and col
ors at prices to save you money. . Prices from $6.00 too $22.50. Give us a
trial on your fall suit.
THE STORE THAT SATISFIES
All persons indebted to the es
tate of Mrs. Adeline Wise, deceas
ed, will make payment at once to
the undersigned Executors, and all
creditors of said estate will present
their claims duly sworn to and in
proper form to the undersigned ex
ecutors or either of them at the fol
lowing addresses: S. T. Hughes,
Trenton, S. C., or J. F. Carswell,
631 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
S. T. Hughes,
J. F. Carswell,
Oct. 3, 'll Executors.
Will Run on Domocratic Plat
Col. W. J. Talbert spent Satur
day last in Edgefield, having come
over to attend the farmers' meeting
with Hon. W. R. Parks in his au
tomobile. Col. Talbert says he will
make the race for the senate stand
ing squarely on every plank in the
Democratic platform. In due season
his views upon the national issues
will be given to the people.
Am offering spe cial bargains in
a big lot of shoes.
"Mr. Grimes," said the rector to
the vestryman, "we had better take
up the collection before the sermon
this morning." "Indeed Yes; I'm
going to preach of the subject of
Johnny Williams had been "bad"
"Ah me, Johnny," ? sighed his
Sunday school teacher, "I am afraid
we shall never meet in heaven."^
"What have you been doin'?"
asked Johnny, with a grin.
Dry Goods, Dress Goods
And Notions. Does The Early bird
Always Get the Worm? our Answer- No!
For this season this was the case in buying Dry Goods-Early buyers paid mere for their merchandise, there
fore are compelled to get more. We bought late and say frankly that we got the lowest possible pries made for
the season. In fact, every one was guaranteed against decline. We are going to give our good fortune to our
customers, which we deem one of the Greatest assets of our business. Believe us we have a full line of dry
Goods, representing different qualities and prices. Our stock is one of the largest, as well as most complete we
have ever shown^?JirVe do not mean to say in a boasting way at all, but we candidly believe that you will find on
our shelves many, many things in this department that are not carried by all of the country stores. We espec
ially ask you to inspect Schuylkill Mill's line, which we are showing. They have the reputation of manufactur
ing nothing but the best and goods that are dependable.
In this department we have made a careful study of
the patterns that are in vogue. We feel reasonably sure
that they will be appreciated by our customers and that
we can save them to their best advantage.
In this department our buyer makes a thorough and careful study, trying all times to Get
t?e yery latest noveltie and new things while they are new, as well as keeping the stock com
plete with the staple ones. Our selections for the fall are more varied than ever before.
Many new things have been added.
Cotton 9 3-8, cotton seed 25 1-2
Eggs from Saturday, Oct. 14, through Saturday,
Oct. 21, 30c per dozen in trade
The Following Bargains will be on sale every Friday in 0 toben
8 bars of Octagon soap for 25c (limited)
2 1-pound packages of Hero" coffee for 35c (limited) regular price 50c
2 pounds full cream cheese for 35c (ltd.)
0 spools of Coats cotton for 25c (ltd.)
lu" yards Riverside plaids for $1. Ltd.
20 " staple prints for $1. Ltd.
Dean's best split leather brogans at $1.25
Cane bottom, three-back, stool chairs for 50c each, regular price 60c, lim
ited 6 to customer.
SPECIAL NOTICE 1 Chair Free
We will give a solid oak, cane
bottom "Dining chair, like cut,
free with cash purchases aggre
gating $10. If customer does
not want chair, will give credit
of $1 on any furniture purchase.
We will not punch card during
special sale on a ny line.
CALL FOR A PUNCH CARD.
V/. M. & J. T. 0?ZTS COMPANY
P. 0. KIRKSEY, & C.