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J. L. MUIS,._Editor
One Year. -.$1.50
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1911.
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Number among your worst enemies
the hawker of malicious rumors and
unexplored anecdotes.-LA VATER.
Price of Cotton Should Advance.
With only ll,269,986>ales of cotton
ginned up to November 13th, as offi
cially reported by the government yes
terday, the outlook is favorable for an
advance in price. During the past sev
eral years from 75 to 80 per cent of the
crop has been ginned up to that date.
Then, even though the maturity was
unusually early this fall, placing the
present crop on that basis the to
tal yield will not go far beyond 14,000,
000 bales, instead of 15 and 16 millions
as predicted or estimated by some.
Law Badly Needed.
What other states, even northern
states, have spurned. South Carolina
is welcoming into her borders. We
have reference to horse racing. So de
moralizing have the race meets, and
the gambling incident thereto, proven
that many states now prohibit them by
the enactment of laws. In South Car
olina the cities can pass ordinances,
but the promoters of the races can de
fy the municipal authorities by estab
lishing the track beyond the city limits.
The legislature should pass a law mak
ing such gambling fes ts impossible.
The Advertiser extends sincere con
gratulations to the officers and promo
ters of the West-Side Fair for the
splendid success of the third annual
fair that was held last week. Those
who are thoughtful and observing have
cited instances in which the fair has
stimulated the farmers of that section
to greater activities and achievements
along all lines, particularly in stock
raising. The Advertiser has very cheer
fully given liberally of its space this
week for the excellent report of the
fair which has been made by our effi
cient and very faithful Parksville cor
Here's to the success of the Parks
ville fair of 1912!
Schedule to be Changed.
For the past year the schedule of the
Southern railroad has not given satis
faction, especially to persons going to
Augusta to shop or to attend to other
business. Even when the train is on
time one has but little more than three
hours in the city, and when the south
bound train is late, which is frequently
the case, the actual time spent in Au
gusta is much shorter.
The announcement that a change
will go into effect next Sunday thai
will be, at least in a measure, more sat
isfactory will be glad news to those
who frequently have business in Augus
ta which requires personal attention.
While in conversation with the editor oi
The Advertiser a few days ago, Mr.
H. A. Williams, the superintendent oi
the Columbia division, stated that thc
new schedule which becomes effective
next Sunday will be an improvement,
over the one now in force in that the
departure of the train from Augusta in
the afternoon will be later, giving more
time in the city. Mr. Williams was
unable to give the exact hour for leav
ing Augusta, but assured the writer
that a change for the better would be
Lewis-Land rum Wedding Bril
liant Social Event. Mr. and
Mrs. Toney Celebrate
A wedding of wide spread inter
est, because of the popularity ol
both the young people, was that ol
Miss Weinona Lewis and Dr. B. F.
Landrum, which took place on Wed
nesday, Nov. 14th, at high noon in
the Baptist church. Palms and
graceful ferns formed a background
for the wedding party, which as ar
ranged during the service was a
lovely sight Preceding the ar
rival, Mrs. M. E. Walker rendered
several musical selections, which
was a delight to all and greatly en
joyed. As the quiet notes of Lohen
grin's wedding march was sounded,
the ribbon girls, Misses Marie Lew
is and Bessie Ford Turner, in dain
ty white, formed a pathway down
the aisle, with broad white satin
ribbons. The ushers, Messrs.
W. E. LaGrone, Cecil Seigler, Ben
jamin Lewis and Wilmot Ouzts, ad
vanced to the front and were fol
lowed by the maids, Misses Maude
Nickerson, Leila Attaway, Louelle
Norris and Lilla May Oxner. The
bride entered with the maid of hon
or, Miss Lillie LaGrone, and was
met by the groom with his best
man, Dr. L. J. Stellie, and the hap
py pair stood beforn Dr. W. S.
Dorset* and Dr. Hugh H. Murcher
son. The former spoke the words
that made their lives as one, and
the latter offered a beautiful prayer.
The bride wore a traveling suit
of blue with each detail of her cos
tume in harmony and carried a
shower bouquet of bride's roses and
lillies of the valley. The maids
wore white coat suits with large
black hats and carried ' furs, and
large bouquets of Russian violets.
Immediately following the cere
mony a wedding breakfast was serv
ed at the home of the bride, to
which a large number of friends
were invited. The bride's table
was beautiful in all its appoint
ments, with decorations of Russian
Dr. and Mrs. Landrum left on the
4 o'clock train for Florence where
the groom is established in the
practice of his profession. The
array of gifts from many loviug
friends, showed the great esteem in
which these two young people are
The social event of the past week
was the celebration of the 15th an
niversary of their marriage by Mr.
and Mrs' William Toney at their
home "Oak Grove" on Friday even
ing Nov. 19th, from 8 to 10 o'clock.
The entire lower floor was thrown
ensuite, and elaborately decorated
with palms, ferns and cut flowers,
and Southern smilax formed a
frieze around the walls of the rooms.
Receiving al the front were Mr.
and Mrs. John M. Wright, and the
receiving party stood just in'ide
the parlor and consisted of Mr. und
Mrs. Toney, Mrs. II. E. Pearce and
Miss Inha Livingston, sisters of
Mrs. Toney, Mr. Albert Toney and
Mr. and Mrs. Burrell Boatwright.
After hearty good wishes had
been given, the guests were shown
into the dining hall by Mrs. Peter
Eppes, where an elaborate salad
course was served. From here they
were escorted into the next roora,
where the gifts were displayed by
Mrs. John Marsh, and while view
ing these all enjoyed the ices and
cake served. Passing into the next
room coffee and cheese sandwiches
Mesdames Claud Wertz and W.
A. Kirby presided at the table. Miss
Ella Pauline Pechman had charge
of the registry book, and presented
each with a souvenir, a lovely brid
The entire scene was one. of great
beauty and animation, and many
pretty costumes were worn. Mrs.
Toney's brunette beauty was en
hanced by a toilet of canary messa
liue with an overdress of black satin
striped marquisette and wore dia
Mesdames M. T. Turner, W. L.
Coleman, J. H. White, and Misses
Maud Sawyer and Edith Coleman
left on Tuesday for the U. D. C.
convention at Greenwood, begin
ning on Wednesday.
A special Thanksgiving service
will be held in the Baptist church
on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 30th.
to which an invitation to join
has been extended to the other
churches of the town.
The carnival arrived on Monday
with all its noise and nuisances, and
will give us a week's benefit.
Miss Josephine Mobley and Mrs.
P. N. Keesee spent a few days of
the past week in Augusta.
Mesdames C. F. Pechman and B.
T. Adams went over to Gr?niteville
.during the past week, and visited in
the home of Mr. James Quinby and
were present to welcome his bride,
Ahorn he brought to his new home
. >u Friday. The marriage took
,*laee on Tuesday, Nov. 14th, at
ihe home of the bride in Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Black, of
Columbia, attended the wedding
celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Toney.
The thanks of the west-side fair
association are due to Clemson col
lege for sending two experts to
judge our stock and lecture upon
and judge our farm products, viz:
Prof. T. F. Jackson and C. B. Had
don. Prof. Jackson, representing the
department of animal industry,judg
ing the stock, passing upon their ex
cellency on scientific grounds, and
his decisions were final, and the
iwards were all satisfactory. Prof.
C. B. Hadden of the United States
government staff, working with
Clemson, doing chiefly work con
nected with the boys contests, gave
i most instructive lecture on corn
judging, which will doubtless bear
fruit in the future, because of the
instruction to boys of tender age,
who are aspiring to become scien
Due credit should be given the
lied Hill and the Pine Grove brass
bands, owned and conducted by
colored people. The negro is a born
musician, and we are glad to ac
knowledge the interest in our fair
associations by these bands, as well
as to the good attendance from the
surrounding country of the colored
If all our people were as patriotic
and as nearly all on the right side
of everything lacking to the uplift
of our people as our preachers, this
would be a better world. Ju*t think
of it, four pivaeheis on the fair
grounds, giving their presence, as
well as good counsel, viz: Revs. O.
N. Rountree, Earl Freeman, J. T.
Littlejohn and T. II. Garrett.
Mr. Pope N. Lott met a few of
our people on Wednesday, the 15th,
just the day befoie our fair and
gave an instructive talk on the co
operative farra demonstration work
in which the general government is
engaged, Mr. Lott being its agent
And I want to say, no more efficient
or enthusiastic worker than Mr.
Lott could have been secured. He
engaged the co-operation in this
commanity of Messrs. W. R. Parks,
YV. W. Fowler, J. C. Morgan, W.
G. Blackwell and possibly others,
who will endeavor to demonstrate
to our gfarmers what can be accom
plished by deep ploughing, winter
cover crops and proper fertilization.
The negro who wantonly and ma
liciously fired into the home of Miss
Carrie Burkhalter last week has not
been looated at this writing. It
seems that this negro Arthur Price
by name, had made way with a bale
of cotton, and young Mr. H. E,
Freeland, who is in M?6S Carrie's
employ, upbraided him for not tell
ing the truth about it, whereupon
the negro became angered, drew his
pistol fired at Mr. Freeland, the
ball taking effect in the door to the
room in which Miss carrie was sit
ting. The people are vigilant and
determined in order to protect Miss
rJurkhalter, to catch the negro, if
money and vigilance can do it.
A Newsy Letter From a Dear
Little Girl of the Flat Rock
Mr. Editor: I'm only a little
school girl, but once one of my
teachers had her pupils send an oc
casional letter for publication, and
we enjoyed seeing them in Mr.
Webb's paper at Warrenville.
Now I'm not going to write to
Old Santa, but to you about our
new Sinday school just organized
at KI*T Rock school house. Mr. Pat
Bussey says carry the Sunday school
tft^ the children, if they will not
come to it.
Red Oak Grove has Sunday
school three Sundays a month, giv
ing us one idle Sunday but the good
people of this community want us
to have something to do all the
Miss Ruth Varn, the teacher of
the Flat Rock school, uses us
thrtugh the week; some of us don't
ever have Saturday, for there is our
mu; ic. We love Miss Ruth. She is
i.-- good to all her pupils. Miss Mat
tie Bailey is our assistant teacher.
Mrs. Eva Bussey has just return
ed from Edgefield. She brings the
sad news of the continued illness of
her mother, Mrs. Wates. Mrs.
VVates has many warm friends who
wish that she will soon be well.
Little Ruby Dorn has come to
live with her father, Mr. George
Dom, now, since he has married.
Welcome home Ruby.
Mrs. Mattie Kenrick spent last
Friday and Saturday in Aiken and
Augusta on business.
We miss4Uncle Iv Morgan, for
all the children loved him. We shall
expect tr see his letters in your pa
per just vhe same.
Mr. Mims, if you publish this and
Miss Ruth don't care, I may write
more about our Sunday school and
tell you our plans for Chrisma? ex
ercises in sohool. Pupil.
Modoc, R. F. D.
Death of a Christian Woman.
Another bereaved home in Edge
field is tl: at of Mr. L. E. Jackson,
the death angel having crossed the
threshold of this horrie early Thurs
day morning and bore the spirit of
Mrs. Jackson to her heavenly home.
The burial took place Thursday af
ternoon in the village cemetery.
Notwithstanding the fact that
this good woman was in failing
health for many months, she bore
it all with, beautiful Christian forti
tude. Mrs. Jackson, who before her
marriage was Miss Elizabeth Hol
ston, led a quiet and somewhat re
tired life, her chief happiness being
in making the loved ones about her
She was a devout member of the
Methodist ohurch. Mrs. Jackson
leaves her husband and one daugh
ter, Mrs. E. S. Johnson.
All persons are hereby warned
not'to hunt or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever upon the lands of
the undersigned. The law will be
enforced to the fullest extent against
Mrs. Emily Johnson,
W. F. West.
Nov. H th, toil.
Colored Union Meeting.
The officers of the colored union
meeting that w is held last 5th Sun
day near Modoo were Rev. R. W.
Kenner, moderator, Shack Hacker,
clerk,and J.O. Bryanttreasurer. The
following paper was read by Susie
Collier, a colored woman who was
on the program:
Rip Van Winkle who had slept
too long and his sleep had thrown
him twenty years behind. So thous
iands of our people sleep to-day
upon all questions of progressive
development. This brings us to the
serious and solemn thought that the
greatest issue of the twentieth cen
tury is missions.The world h?s been
nineteen centuries opening the gates
of the nations to the gospel. Chris
tianity i t.- el f was ungulfed in the
dark age driven to the valleys and
the fastness of mountains until the
reformation ef the sixteenth centu
ry. But since that time the evange
list and the missionaries have gone
forth to every accessible land with
che sword o f oonquest.Thecannons of
England have opened gradually
every dark shore and continent to
the Bible, and during this century
for the first time ia the history of
I A Store With Many Departments. j
The Corner St(
We went to the markets last week feeling
that the best was none too good for the Cor
ner Store patrons. Hence we determined
that we would select only such merchandise
as would meet your approval. We believe
that we accomplished our purpose. Many of
the late purchases now on display. A few
of the items are herein mentioned which will
point the way to many things that we do not
New Dress Ginghams
in stylish designs at 8 1-2 cents per yard.
Galatea cloth in many new patterns, perfect
Do not forget vs
Home of Good Clothing
We are offering some special values in
suits. We are offering them at prices to
suit cheap prices of cotton. Our suits for
$12, $16, $18, $20 can not be equaled.
The new brown mixtures-grays
blues, and fancy mixtures. All
styles that are in demand by
good dressers a^e shown here.
We carry all sizes. Can
fit you in ten minutes in a
suit that will continue to
fit and wear to your full
satisfaction. Call and in
spect our stock,
the world, every nation has received
the messengers of Jesus Christ. The
walls of China have crumbled, the
hardest nation to reach beneath the
sun, and the black continent of
Africa has been explored and
opened by the missionary himself,
and by such men as Brown, Living
ston, Stanley, Baker and others.
It took the civilization of Luther
and others to make the wor'd ac
cessible to the gospel. It fulfills the
sublimest prophecy of modern times
the promise of God that his son
should have the heathen for his in
heritance and the uttermost parts of
the earth for his possession, and
even dark Ethiopia should stretch
forth her hands unto God.
It is in obedience to the grandest
law of God ever enacted. Go ye
into all the world and preach the
gospel to every creature" This is the
commission of Christ based upon
the Christians universal duty. Our
love has to be three hundred and
sixty degrees of ti;e earth in order
to be a missionary and if it is not a
missionary it is nothing, yea it is
Rip Van Winkle and is dead
asleep. His promise is that when
the gospel has been preached as a
witness to all the nations then ths
end shall come.
The time is not far off, for the
mission is going rapidly everywhere,
and alas for the poor old Rip Van
Winkle. This issue of this period is
the grandest of the century, because
it involves the conversion of two
thirds of the population of the
earth. About one thousand millions
of human beings have not yet been
brought to Christ even nominally,
much less spiritually. What a stu
pendous work, how slow, how long
it has been reaching this point. How
impossible it has seemed.
God seems now as never before
to be in a great hurry about some
thing. Thousands of young men and
women are rising up and are ready
to do something and thousands are
opening their pocket books to the
great work. Woe to the Rip Van
Winkle who shuts his heart to the
great work now. It has taken the
world nineteen centuries to see that
a woman was worth something, and
to see that a child could be convert
ed and put to learn and labor for
Christ. We have had but little more
conceptions of woman's religious
worth than the heathen and it is
only beginning to dawn upon us the
meaning of Christ when he said
8ufferthe little children to come un
to me, and forbid them not, for of
such is the kingdom of God. Quite
a number of old Rip Van Winkles
try to keep down the women and
children, but the world got one and
so do the women and children. God
help the Rip Van Winkle's. Let us
also pray for more laborers in the
field. Let us also pray that God
will move the old Rip or the young
Rip or else convert them. They have
no business living in the twentieth
century. The time has come when
all Christians should learn like Paul
that they are debtors for Christ
sake to all men, to the Jew and
Greek, and the free to the black and
the white. All men are of one blood
and in Christ we reach the idea of
the universal brotherhood of man,
are for that mission zeal of Paul
and of all the men ever lived, Paul
was the impersonation and model of
missionaries. Go where you will,
search where you may, you will find
that the greatest benefactor of the
human race was Paul, but woe to
thc Rip Van Winkle who wants to
keep all God's blessings at h or J.
A Store With Many Departments.
)re is Satisfied
But The Best
colorings, tub and sun proof at 15 cents per
yard. New silks, new trimmings, towels for
face purposes, towels for linen showers, da
mask and doilies for any old purpose at 25
cents per yard and up.
No matter what part of the body you wish
to cover you will find it irf some of our many
departments, be it a hat, collar, sideswiped
jabot, tailored suit, skirt, shirtwaist, knit
underwear, a pair of hose or socks or shoes
for men, women, children and little tots.
Come to see us. 'Tis the salesforce's pleas
ure to serve you.
re will be closed
Show it to Your wife
before you select that new buggy.
Bring her here and let her see the beau
tiful showing of buggies, phaetons and
other carriages. She knows pretty
things when she sees them. She'll ap
preciate the beauty of our vehicles.
You'll appreciate their reasonable
prices and fine wearing qualities. A
full line of "CHASE" robes, nothing
WE DONT SADDLE YOU
with harness whose only virtue is good
looks. The kind we sell is good all the
way through. Use only brings out its
good qualities. Buy your harness here
if you want the kind that you will not
have to renew after a little ?ervice.
You'll find our pricea as low as good
harness can be sold for. To pay less is
to run big risks. Also a full line sad
dle bridles, horse blankets, etc.
Wilson & Cantelou
.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 crex carpet at ?Oc a
For the Thanksgiving Dinner
you need lots of things besides tur
key. There are pies, cakes to he
baked, not to say anything, about
bread, rolls, biscuits, etc. To get
the best and surest results use Town
Talk flour in your biking. It ts x
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 pracaptly to all calls.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.