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J. L. MOMS,.__..Edito>
Published every Wednesday in Th?
Advertiser Building at $1.50 per yeal
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.*
No Communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1911.
Human judgment, like Luther's
drunktn peasant, when saved from
falling on one side, topples over on
How do you like our new dress this
The potato and pumpkin stories that |
are appearing in the papers rival fish
and snake yarns.
The Advertiser is nearing its four
score mile post but is yet youthful and
progressive in spirit
Throw away the holiday catalogues
and make your purchases here at home.
See what you buy and know from whom
your purchases are made.
The Southern railroad has voluntarily
increased the salaries of its telegraph
ers six per cent It is presumed that
this includes the operator at this place.
Just as The Advertiser is the oldest
newspaper in the state, it can, by ac
cording it a generous share of your
patronage, be made one of the best
weekly papers in the state. Why should
not Edgefield be known as having the j
leading weekly paper in South Carob-1
na? It is within the range of possibili
After January the 1st, all male and
female teachers in the public schools of j
New York will be paid equal salaries.
Heretofore, the lady teachers havel
been discriminated against in that they
were paid less than men who were do
ing the same class of work. It matters I
not what positions they fill, ladies who J
render the same servir? as men should
receive the same compensation.
An All Home-Print Newspaper.
In the matter of making The Adver
tiser a modern, all-home print newspa
per, such as we send out to our readers
this week, the editor has at last real
ized a long cherished ambition.
The ready-print, or patent inside, as
it is sometimes called, has been discard
ed and every page of the ten padres is
sued this week is printed here in our ]
The Advertiser is distinctly and dis
tinctively a home piper, a home insti
tution, and we hon? to improve it from
time to time so that it will always re
flect ^redit upon the town, enabling
our people to refer to it With pride.
The all-home print has been made
possible by installing a larder and fas
ter press. Whereas in the past it has
required two hours and twenty minutes
for each impression in printing The
Advertiser, it can now be printed in an
hour and a quarter. A cut of thc big j
press is presented in this issue.
In making The Advertiser all-home
print, we have changed the size, mak
ing it a six-column, eight-page paper.
This is the moi,t..modern and most pop
ular size for a weekly paper. Those
published in such towns as Greenwood,
Newberry and Sumter are all six col
umns, the size which we have adopted.
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Rural Police Syf tem Helpful.
If the right kind of men were em
?yed or detailed for the service. The
dvertiser entertains the belief that
?very county in the state could adopt j
with profit the rural police system.
Laurens, Greenwood, Aiken and other
counties have" each a rural police, and
so far as our information extends such
a means of enforcing the law-or pre
venting crime, if you please-has prov
en very satisfactory. It will be noted
that the adoption of the rural police is
not peculiar to or confined to either the
"wet" or "dry" counties. Greenwood,
a dry county to the north of us, and
Aiken "wet" county to the south of
us, have both adopted the system.
The presence of armed and mounted
ffkers of, the law who patrol the en
tire count^f??(ppearing here to-day and
yonder to-morrow, would have a decided
tendency^?prevent or suppress lawless
ness. Had the villain who recently fir
ed into enhorne near Rehoboth chv^h
been constantly reminded of the fact
that a mounted officer may be near at
hand and would in a short time be in
hot pursuit, it is likely that he would
have been deterred from committing
the lawless act
Disturbances at "hot snr-p"'?."
well as those that oem;
.hurches on Sundays, would be reduced
?a minimum were alert and acti\e
noun ted policemen constantly on duty
A rural police would, to some extent
it least, improve labor conditions by
orcing the floating, vagrant class to
A Wholesome Example.
In the speedy trial and execution of
Henry Beattie for the brutal murder of
nis innocent young wife, Virginia has
set her sister commonwealths an exam
ple that is worthy of emulation. In less
than thirty days after committing the
heinous crime the young man was tried,
convicted and sentenced to the electric
chair, and notwithstanding an appeal
was made to the state supreme court
J after a motion for a new trial was de
nied, the murderer was electrocuted al
most within four months from the date
on which the crime was committed. It
'should be borne in mind, too, that the
evidence was purely circumstantial.
In South Carolina, had the guilty
man been executed at all, which is
doubtful, especially if he were wealthy,
the interim between the commission of
the crime and the drop of the
gallows would have been nearer
four years than four months.
A case in this state similar in many
respects to that of young Beattie was
that of W. T. Jones, the wealthy far
mer of Union county, who likewise
killed his wife. After a series of ap
peals and delays from one cause or an
other, staying the sentence of the cir
cuit court for something like two years,
the murderer was finally committed to
the penitentiary for life-or until par
In the administration of justice and
in the protection of society by de
terring would-be murderers and other
criminals, which is calculated to have
the most wholesome effect, the speedy
tr.als and executione of Virginia or the
tardy and dilatory practice that ob
tains in this state?
Very Brilliant Church Wedding j
Followed by a Reception.
The First Baptist church was the
soene of a very beautiful wedding
yesterday afternoon when Miss j
Ora Rives, the eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mn. James TJlmer Rives,
became the bride of Mr. John Hugh
Nicholson, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Nicholson. Dr. M. D. Jeff
ries, the pastor of the bride officia
The interior of the large church
was never more beautiful than ou
this occasion, the color scheme of
pink and white being carried out
with exquisite taste and surpassing
elegance. Festooned above the
rostrum was a profusion of smilax
and other evergreens and innumer
ble palms, ferns, and pot plants]
were arranged about the rostrum.
Pink streamers with an intertwining
of smilax were suspended from
chandelier to chandelier. The scene
as the wedding pa. ty gathered about
the altar was one oi such exquisite
loveliness as not to be soon forgot
ten by those who witnessed it.
As soon as the large number of
friends md relatives gathered at
the church. Miss Pansy Wyman, a <
very talented musician from Aiken,
rendered several selections on the
fipe organ, being: followed bj' a
vocal number, "Oh Promise me",
by Miss Ruby Bennett of Clio.
The arrival of the wedding party
it the vestibule of the church was
announced by the strains of the
wedding march which was very j
beautifully rendered by Miss Wy
man. The church was entered in
the following order: Miss Gladys]
Itives and Miss Meda Henderson
the ribbon girls, who were followed
by the ushers, T. L. Timmerman,
Warren Hill, E. S. R;ves ?nd V.
E. Mims. Next entered the little)
flower girls, Elizabeth Rives arid
Eloise Hart. The attendants next
entered in the following order, R.
H. Nicholson and Miss Lal lah
Wyman, J. L. Hill and Sallie Mae
Nicholson, D. Buist Anderson and
Miss Sophie Nicholson, W. H.
Nicholson and Miss Annie Gaskin,
S. B. Huches, Jr., and Miss Sallie
Dunovant, H. H. Hill and Miss
The brides maids wore very hand
some dresses of white satin and each
carried. a bouquet of pink carna
The next to enter was the maid of
honor, Miss Maud Rives, a sister of
I the bride, who was attired in a gown
( of pink satin, carrying a bouquet of
The bride, who never appeared
more lovely than on this happy oc
casion, entered by the centre aisle
upon the arm of her father, Mr. J.
U. Rives, and simultaneously, <;he
l^room entered from the pastor's
-tudy on the arm of his best man,
I Dr. A. R. Nicholson, his brother.
The bride was clad in an exceed
ingly handsome gown of white satin
with pearl trimmings, the beauty of
which was enhanced by the long
J veil that hung gracefully about her
>rm. She carried an exquisite
iquet of bride's roses and lillies
A Store With Many Departments.
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 vi
We are offer
ing our suits at
^ \ Call and see us.
Shoes For Everybody.
>f every age, taste and condition. Shoes
for walking or working, for dancing or
Iriving, for indoor lounging or outdoor
recreation. All the new models, all
the new toes, tips and uppers, all th e r
new leathers. At every range of price
too. If we cannot shoe you, simply
ca ot be shod.
W. A. Hart.
of the valloy.
Following the bride were little
Edwin Rives, tbe ring bearer and
May Rives, the bearer of the prayer
As the bride and groom approach
ed Dr. Jeffries, Mr. Rives gave away
his daughter by placing her hand in
that of the groom. Then, as soft
notes were sounded on the organ by
Miss Wyman, the momentous words
that made one of the twain were
uttered. At the close of the invo
cation, the bridal party marched
from tie church in the reverse order,
and repaired at once to the home of
Mr. and M rs. Ri ves where an elegant
reception was tendered a large num
ber of relatives and friends.
Those who were present were im
pressed with beautiful decorations
of tbs home, the same color s?bame,
green and pink, being carried out
here as at the church. The entire
front porch was enclosed with can
vas and tastefully decorated. A
sumptuous wedding sapper was
A prettier or richer collection of
tokens was never witnessed in Edge
field. They were ( sent hy friends
and relatives in all parts of the
state. A chest of silver was pre
sented by the relatives of the
groom, and another by an uncle of |
Mr. Nicholson is an exemplary
young man who possesses many
sterling qualities and admirable
traits of character. Since coming
to Edgefield, the bride has by her
sweet spirit and charming personali
ty made friends of all with
whom she has met. The happy
young people have entered upon
their married life unde exceedingly
favorable circumstances, and hare
been showered with congratulations |
and good wishes by their friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson depart
ed early in the evening npon their
The following were among the
out of town guests5 Dr. P J Mo
Lean, Mr. and Mrs. C J Hill, Mr.
and Mrs. P F Henderson, Mr. and1
Mrs. F P Henderson, Mr. and Mrs.
D S Henderson, Ripley Henderson,
Dr. Holbrook Wyman, Dr. and
Mrs. G F Wyman, Misses ?Pansy, ;
Rosa and Lallah Wyman, Mr. and
Mrs. E P Henderson, Miss Elberta
Bland, Miss Ella Croft, Mr. and
Mrs. J E Gaskin, Peter Robertson,
Clarence Wheeler, Mr. C D Stanley
and Miss Luoile Stanley, Miss Min
nie Parker, Miss Florenoe Scan lin,
and Mrs. B H Teague.
A Store With Many Departments.
But The Best
colorings, tub and sun proof a.t 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 in 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 wi
before - you select that new bul
Bring h&r here and let hers?s the
tifal showing of buggies, phaetons j
other carriages. She knows pr<]
things when she sees them. She'll]
prec?ate the beauty of oar vehi?
You'll appreciate their reason
prices and fine wearing qualities,
full line of "CHASE" robes, not
WE DON'T 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 service.
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
Save a Dollar
$L5?, and $m
In all the newest styles in high boot]
and colonial pumps in patent, ti
gun metal, velvet and satins, o:
your way from the terminal.
310 JACKSON ST.,