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EDGE FIELD ADVERTISER
J. L. MIMS,._.Editor
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1911.
THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Temptation rarely comes in working
hours. It is in their leisure time
that men are made or marred.-TAY
Charleston ?3 joined to her idols.
Bl ease for governor, Grace for may
or and Chicco for alderman. Next!
The Advertiser is not yet ready tO
advocate lynching, but the southern
farmer who is secretly planning to make
as much cotton next year as he did this
almost deserves to be turned over to a
The hunting season begins to-day.
Caution the small boys, and grown-up
boys too, about handling guns careless
ly. Saturday a small boy in Williams
burg county lost an arm through the
accidental discharge of a breech-load
There was a time, not many years
ego either, when cotton fields in some
sections had to be watched at night to
prevent theft, but now the staple has
become so common that it is looked
upon as being hardly worth stealing.
Not only is the south free from ex
treme cold in winter but the sudden
and very decided changes of tempera
ture that are frequently experienced in
the north and northwest never occur
here. In Peoria, 111., the thermometer
fell 70 degrees in about 24 hours.
Owing to the low price that prevails
and the damage to some of the staple
from exposure in the field from one to
four months, it is difficult to estimate
just what the present crop will be
worth in dollars and cents.
Charleston is one of the few places
In which outlawry seems to b? a. a
premium. The invincible Vincent Chic
co, the blind tiger king, was elected a
member of the city council by a com
fortable majority. No comment upon
thc- political situation in Charleston is
The minister in Rhode Island who
Beveral Weeks ago officiated at the
marriage of Col. Astor and Miss Force
has given up the ministry for secular
work, It is probable that the fee was
sufficiently large to set the unworthy
divine up in business.
If one is to judge by reports in the
papers, nearly all of the fairs this fall
have been exceptionally good, but most
of them have been failures financially
on account of the unfavorable weather.
We hope that Parksville and Ai
ken will have good weather for their
Even Jerry Moore, like the ordinary,
every-day farmer, had to succumb to
the drought of last summer. Jerry's
yield this year was 164 1-2 bushels,
which, all things considered, was a
very fine yield. Jerry was awarded
first prize in the Boys Corn Club of
The Georgia-Carolina fair of 1911
eclipsed those of all former years. The
agricultural exhibits were particularly
fine and have hardly been excelled by
any fair ever held in this part of the
country before, which only reflects
the marked progress that has been
made in agriculture in this section.
Farmers are awaking to the vast pos
sibilities that lie before them.
Charleston Will Suffer.
The result of the recent municipal
election in Charleston is to be deplored.
First, because the city's interests, and
internal affairs generally, will suffer,
and, second, because the elevation of
certain men to office indicates that the
worst element of Charleston's citizenship
is in the ascendency, which is calcu
lated to injure the city's standing and
prestige beyond her borders.
Charleston will suffer both internally
and externally, so to speak, from the
change brought about by the election
Teachers Paid in Cash.
Through the efforts of County Super
intendent of Education W. W. Fuller
sufficient funds, something like $13,000,
have been borrowed from the State
sinking fund at five per cent to pay the
teachers of the county in cash. After
the school warrants are issued by the
trustees and approved by Mr. Fuller
they pass at face value, being cashed
everywhere as a bank check would be.
The teachers, who at best are poorly
paid, are no longer compelled to discount
their claims at from six to ten pei
This, together with many other
things, shows that Mr. Fuller is giving
his very best effort and attention to
the office which he holds.
Spend Yotfr Money at Hone.
When large, well-selected and rea
sonably-priced -?tocks of merchandise
are offered the public right here at
home by men who are known far and
near for their honest, upright dealing,
there is little or no excuse for the peo
plo of this section to send their money
away to catalogue houses, whose pro
prietors are unknown and the quality
of whose goods can not be vouched for.
Edgefield never offered better advan
tages, in the matter of supplying the
needs of the people, than are to be had
Spend your money at home and it
may find its way into your pockets
again. Send it away to the catalogue
houses and it is gone forever, so far as
you and your community are concerned.
Law Requires a Correct Label.
Under the state and national pure
food laws, all food stuffs must be prop
erly labelled. No statement or claim
must b? made for the contents of a
p ackage that is not true to the letter.
R?cently in the Piedmont section more
than 100 sacks of meal were confiscated
because they were labelled ''water
ground," when as a matter of fact the
corn was ground by electric power.
It is generally conceded that corn
ground by water power, being a slow
process, makes a superior quality of
meal, and the government takes the
position that the manufacturers are not
entitled to this advantage, that of
sending out meal of superior quality,
unless water power is actually used.
In this day when greed for gold seems
to have sered the consciences of so
many men, it is very gratifying to see
that laws intended to safeguard the
health of the people are being vigorously
enforced. Of course, there are viola
tions of the pure food law, just as of
all other laws, but these will decrease
as public sentiment for law enforce
A very interesting exercise of the
children was held at the Baptiet
church on Sunday afternoon, when
the Sunbeam society, under the
leadership of Mrs. Mamie N. Till
man, held a special meeting to
which the mothers were invited.
This was entirely conducted by
the children, and was very credita
ble tc them. There were a number
of mothers present, and other inter
ested grown ap persons but they
did not seem to be needed as far as
the interest of the meeting was con
cerned. At the piano, one would
have thought from the manner of
the playing, that a matured musi
cian was accompanying the chil
dren in their singing, for the ac
companiment was really beautifully
rendered, and it was not done by
any grown-up either. It was Gladys
Padgett wi J presided so acceptably
at the piano. Florence Mims pre
sided over the meeting, as presi
dent, and Lallie Peak with a clear
distinct voice, acted as secretary.
William Thurmond as treasurer,
read the apportionment for the com
ing year, and the amount already
raised, and a very attractive piano
duet was played by Miriam Norris
and Gladys Padgett.
Each letter of the alphabet was
represented by some boy or girl in
a few verses of good sentiment, and
an exercise by ten children, each
telling what a dime of each dollar
did on the mission fields. An imita
tion silver dollar hung from the
platform and each child held an
imitation dime in their hands.
Mrs. Jeffries talked very interest
ingly to the children, and after
wards Dr. Jeffries made a very im
pressive five minutes encouragement
to the children to be sunbeams in
deed. A collection was taken, which
will give the sunbeams a beginning
on the apportionment for missions
for the year.
An Interested Spectator.
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t Business Locals. ?
Try our breakfast and Oolon
tea for ice tea. B. Timmons
There is no syrup better than our
Blue Ribbbon and Georgia Cane
syrup. B. Timmons.
Large shipment of matting just
received. Nsw and attractive de
signs. Ramsey & Jones.
Try our "Hero" ground coffee
it will go almost twice as far as the
ordinary. B. Timmons.
Fresh shipment of Levering's
coffees. Try them and yon would
be pleased with quality and price.
Biggest stock of harness we have
ever carried. Single and double, all
weights and prices.
Ramsey SB Jones.
Don't you need a new summer
buggy robe. We have a new lot in.
Ramsey & Jones.
Have you ever tried the Shiver
Spring mineral water for stomach,
liver, kidney and bladder trouble?
Fresh shipment just received.
When you need paint for either
inside or outside work try the Acme
Quality paint that is sold by Messrs.
W. W. Adams & Co. It will gi??
Farm For Sale: In Ridge sec
tion, Ask for free list.
Johnston, S. C. Y. May.
Pure Bancroft seed oats for sale
The Edgefield Mercantile Co,
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Denny who placed it at Miss Lewis'
feet, and it was found to contain
many beautiful hand made pieces.
While these were being viewed, de
licious refreshments were served.
Souvenirs of the occasion were
cards with bridal bouquets, bearing
the two initial letters in gold, with
On Friday afternoon Miss Sara
Stevens entertained in honor of
Miss Lewis, and about 24 friends
were invited out to her home to en
joy the occasion. After the arrival
of all, the hostess gave each a large
linen napkin, with the bride-elect's
initial stamped ready ior embroidery
and as the needloi flew, conversa
tion waxed bright and merry.
When these were finished the
hostess nerved a delightful salad
course, followed with whipped
cream and coffee. The souvenirs
were hand painted cards with for
get-me-Eots, each bearing the date.
The afternoon was one of great
pleasure to all present.
Mr. James M. Turner, who has
been suffering with his eyes, and
has been under medical treatment
for the past few months, found that
it would be necessary to have the
left one removed to save the other.
On last Monday he underwent the
operation at the hospital and has
returned. His suffering is much re
lieved and his friends are glad to
know that he is resting better.
Mrs. Louisa Watson and Miss
Elise Carwile, of Ridge, spent Sat
Mrs. Frank Crouch and little son
have returned to their home in Au
gusta, after a stay of two weeks
with the former's pareats, Mr. and
Mrs. ?. J. Watson.
Mrs. J, L. Walker and Misses
Lillie and Petula LaGrone and Or
lena Cartledge and Messrs. J. How
ard Payne, Frapk Bland aad Avery
Bland went over to Augusta on
Friday evening to sse "Rebecca of
Sunny Broek Farm."
Resolutions on the Death of
Mrs. Lou HUI Mirna.
"Be thou faithful unto death,
and I will give thee a crown of
life," Rev. iind-chap. 10th verse.
J asta few weeks ago early on the
Sabbath day, our friend, and co
worker Lou Hill Mim?, left us for
her eternal home, to receive a crown
of life promised to those who were
faithful unto death.
She won this crown, for wherev
sr there was a call for help, she al
ways responded and with a heart
glowing with love. She could al
ways be found ready and willing to
lead in prayer, and with a helping:
hand to care for the sick, and dy
Whereas, God in his all-wise
judgment has seen tit to take her
from ns, who departed this life Oc
tober the 8th 1911. Beit
Resolved First, Our society has
lost a devout and nseful membor.
We deeply deplore our loss; but re
joice in the assurance that our loss
is her gain.
Second, That in the death of
Lou Hill Mims our society has lost
one of its most loyal, and faithful
members, who was reoigned to the
will of God.
Third, That we wish to extead
to the bereaved family our deepest
sympathy. May the richest blessings
of our heavenly Father abide with
them, and a page in our minute
book be dedicated to her memory,
and a copy of these resolutions be
sent to the bereaved family, and
published in the Edgefield Adver
Miss Lou P. Gary,
Mrs Thos. H Rainsford,
Mrs Hallie Greneker,
Miss Minnie Dicks,
Edgefield Auxiliary W. F. M. So
ciety Methodist Church South.
Cotton in Yardi aad at Planta
I will insure for $40 per bale at
following rates: 6 mos. 16io per
bale, 4 mos. 17c per bale, 3 mos.
19c per bale.
E. J. Norris.
Large two-story dwelling with
11 acres land and all outbuildings
in Buncombe at a bargain.
E. J. Norrie,
Notice School District No. 17.
On account of illness in the fami
lies of two trustees who are manag
ers in special election ordered for
NOT- ll, said election will be held
at Rehoboth school house Nov. 95,
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Education.
AH. CORLE Y, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
Men's and boys suits now at a
low price. Come in and see them be
fore you buy.
Israel Mukashy, Bargain House.
Just received a full line of Gar
wood's celebrated perfumery, and
violet and carnation talcum powder.
A Store With Many Departments.
A Store With Many Department?.
The Corner Store is Satisfied
With Nothing But The Best
We went to the markets last week feeling that
the best was none too good for the Corner Store
patrons. Hence we determined that we would se
lect only such merchandise as would meet your
approval. "We Relieve we accomplished our pur
pose. Many of the late purchases now on display.
A few items are herein mentioned which will
point the way to many things that we do not
New dress ginghams in stylish designs at 8 l-2c yard, Galatea cloth
perfect colorings, tub and sun proof, in many new patterns suitable for
dressy dressers. You will it in some of our many departments be it a
hat. collar, side swiped jabot, tailored suit, tailored skirts, shirt waists,
knit underwear, hose sox or shoes for men, women children and little
tots. Come to see us. 'Tis the pleasure of the salesforce to serve you.
Do not forget we will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
THE CORNER STORE
WINTER, WINTER HAS COME
and what you need is one
of our suits and overcoats.
They have quality. They
fit and keep on fitting. We
can fit you up in ten min
utes that you may be ready
for Thanksgiving, The
prices are down, down.
Winter underwear, ties,
collars and shirts. But
you must have shoes for
the children, for your wife
and yourself. We can sup
ply your needs. Try a pair
of Walk-Over shoes for
We give you an invitation to
call on us.
W. A. Hart.
New Goods Arrive
We are constantly adding to our al
ready large stock of fall and winter
goods. Come in and let us show you
these new arrivals. Just received a nice
line of dres? hats, a pretty assortment
at a low price. Just received a large
line of ladies' and children's cloaks of
assorted colors. Come in to see, them
before you buy. Large assortment of
cotton and woolen sweaters for ladies,
men and children from 25c to $2.50.
Biglotof boy's suits from $1.75 to
$6.50. Come to see us we can save
Van Camp's and Campbill's soups
Canned beans corn okra beets
English peas rice tomatoes spegghetti durkees
> sweet pickets India relish
cream potatoes celery salt
Turkey cranberry sauce orange marmalade
Bread from Iris flour
Spanish peppers olives gelatine jello
Fruit cake raisin cake pound cake cocoa
Votan black coffee toothpicks
Frank Mayo cigars
Prompt Delivery from
May & Prescott
will admire your good taste if you
get your new carpet from our store,
as we have this Fall the most superb
line of new carpets ever shown in
Edgefield. Their special point of
beauty is in correctness of pattern
and color, and we guarantee them
to be matchless in durability. We
offer a splendid crez carpet at ?Oe a
For the Thanksgiving Dinner
you need lots of things besides tur
key. There are pies, cakes to be
baked, not to say anything about
bread, roll?, biscuits, etc. To get
the best and surest results use Town
Talk flour in your baking. It is a
flour that once tried is always a fa*
vorite and with good reason. Or
der a sack to-day.
We carry a large stock of coffins and caskets
from the cheapest to the highest grade. Our
hearse responds promptly to all calls.
Edgefield Mercantile Co,