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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1911.
The grand essentials to happinea; I j
in this life be, something to do, some
thing to love, and something to hope
If cotton be King, he is a merciless
tyrant Let's depose him and enthrone j
Georgia's newly elected governor did
'em up Brown, receiving more votes
than both of his opponents.
The government's estimate of the
cotton crop, 14,885,000 bales, will not
miss the mark very far.
Some are almost persuaded to believe
that after all the boll weevil is a friend
instead cf a foe of the farmer.
Every office needs what is commonly J
called a "waste basket" for accommo
dating the liquor circulars that are
flooding the mails.
Hold-ups and train robberies are be
coming almost as frequent in South
Carolina as in the far west. Detec
tive Burns will have to be sent for to
apprehend the guilty parties.
With one steamship alone entering
Charleston with a cargo of over 65,000
bags of nitrate of soda from Chili, it
appears that somebody has great ex
pectations in the matter of fertilizer
consumption next year.
If one can judge by the press comment, ]
iH* people of the state are raining a
hue and cry against the Columbia a j
Charleston horse racing and gambling. ]
Mark our prediction, the races wil
have to go. Sentiment is too strong
Sow Large Acreage in Wheat.
The tremendous d?cline in the price
of cotton has proven conclusively that 1
an all-cotton policy of farming is ruin- <
ous. Should farmers who continue
that system or policy suffer a year
hence, they can censure no one except
Now is the time to begin to diversify.
Increase your acreage of wheat. Flour | J
is high and indications point to still
further advance. It pays to grow
wheat even if only eight or ten bushels
are made to the acre. Two or three
acres will supply flour fer an average
family. Try it just one year.
Served Him Right.
The Advertiser has never admired
Judge Russell, and it appears now that
the people of Georgia who know him
best are cf the same bent of mind. In
the first place, no judge should enter a
scramble for political office without
first laying aside the judicial ermine.
This Judge Russell did not do.
In the second place, no aspirant for
office should, at the eleventh hour, in
ject an erstwhile dead issue into a
campaign in the hope of winning votes
unto himself. This Judge Russell did.
Believing that it would add tremend
ously to his popularity with the masses
of the people, Judge Russell made the
liquor question an issue in the cam
paign, and as a just rebuke, to use a
common though inelegant expression,
he "tailed" the ticket.
Served him right.
Deserves Highest Commendation.
Mr. James A. Hoyt, the editor of
The Record, Columbia's afternoon pa
per, deserves the highest commenda
tion for the part he has taken in the
fight against the racing, accompanied
by gambling, that is being conducted
at the state fair grounds. Not only
did Mr. Hoyt take the initiative in the
editorial columns of his paper, but as
an individual, a citizen of Richland
county, he made an affidavit that gamb
ling was openly engaged in at
races, thereby making the place
a public nuisance, and it was upon
his and other similar affidavits that
Attorney General Lyon has applied
for an injunction restraining those who
are promoting the races.
Every community needs more men of
CDnviction, men of courage-in short,
man of the James A. Hoyt type, who
is following in the footsteps of his la
Masonic Officers Ejection. Mrs.
P. N. Lott Entertained New
Century Club. New En
At the recent Masonic meeting the
following were elected for the en
suing year: T. S. Milford, W. M.;
Wm. Toney, S. W.; B. A. Jordan,
J. W.; J. D. Bartley, Sec.; J. Ja
cobs, treas. ; J. M. Wright, S. D.;
J.?M. Swearingen J. D.; H.C. Cour
sey and H. S. Toney, J. W. Stimens,
Tiler. On Friday evening, the offi
cers were installed,and after the ex
ercises, an oyster supper was serv
ed, eaoh Mason having the prii; lege
of bringing one person to enjoy the
Mr. and Mrs. Ira C. Carbon, of
Batesbnrg, spent Friday and Satur
day here with Mesdames Stevens
and Derrick, sisters of the former.
Mr. and Mrs. Carson were on their
return from a short bridal tour, and
while in town were given two din
in gs, to which several friends and
relatives had the pleasure of know
ing the charming young bride, who
was Miss Grace Itidgell.
Mrs. P. N. Lott entertained the
New Century Club on Tuesday af
ternoon, and the subject for discus
sion was "The cities of antiquity. "
The lesson was taught by Mrs.
Jamed Strother and after books were
laid aside, the hostess served a de
lightful repast upon the tete-a-tete
tables, the cloths being done in
violets, with the centre adorned
with blooming pot plants. A salad
course was served followed by
whipped cream and jellj', with?
fruit cake and wafers. The pleasant
hour passed on too rapidly, and al
were loath to leave.
Miss Emma Griffin, of Marion,
is the guest of her cousins, Misses
Lillian and Ella Mobley.
Mrs. McElhenny, of Ellenton, is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. L. B.
Miss Fannie Shade has gone to
Atlanta for a two weeks' visit to
Mrs. Dayton Toole has returned
to Aiken, after visiting relatives
Rev. P. E. Monroe is at home
'rom a two week's visit to Jaoks on
Mrs. M. W. Crouch and chil
Iren visited in Gxaniteville recent
Mrs. H. C. Bailey and Migs Nel
ie Vera Bailey spent last week at
A charter has been issued by the
secretary of state ito the share hold
?rs of the Johnston electric light
ind fuel and ice company, and on
last Tuesday night, a meeting was
aeid and an organization effected,
the following being the officers
?lected. President and treasurer, F.
M. Boyd; vice-president, B. S.
Boyd; secretary, J. C. Ban man.
Directors, F. M. Boyd, B. S. Boyd,
Y. M. May, E. B. Edwards, J. C.
Banman and J. G. Brown. A com
mittee was appoir ted to buy ma
chinery, and work on the plant is
?xpected to begin at an early date.
Mrs. Dickerson and her daugh
ter Mrs. Maxwell, of Augusta, visit
id Mrs. Tom Milford last week.
Miss Sue Sloan has won the
$1,000 scholarship offered by the
Edna College, Theory of Music,
Boston, Mass. There were 900 ap
plicants, and Miss Sloan won over
ill, through her thorough knowl
3dge of music, the scholarship be
ng open only to one of such attain
iients. This is certainly a compli
ment to Miss Sloan's musical abili
ty. The course offered comprises in
fraction on the pipe organ until
graduation, and she will leave
ibout the first week in January to
?nter opon her studies.
Mrs. James Hait was a visitor
bere during last week.
Messrs. Wilmot Ouzts, Howard
Payne and James LaGrone went
over to Augusta Friday evening to
see "The girl of the golden west."
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn is expect
ed next week to visit her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Wertz.
It is probable that the unveiling
of the monument erected by the
local chapter, D. of C., to the Con
federate soldiers, will be on Janua
ry the 19th. This is Gen. R. E.
Lee's birthday, and each year the
chapter commemorates this day,
and the unveiling would be most
Miss Bessie Johnson and Mr. J.
T. Stillwell were married on Sun
day by Dr. W. S. Dorset at the
home of the bride near town. There
were present only the relatives and
a few friends.
Mrs. M. E. Walker and Mr.
Mims Walker visited in Augusta
during last week.
Mrs. Mary Ashley visited at the
home of her brother, Dr. Allen last
week, and while herc made a short
visit to Augusta.
Mr. D. J. LaGrone, of Darling
ton, visited here Jast week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman and
Mrs. J. Broadus Knight, of Tren
ton, visited friends hera this week.
Mr. J. A. Joplin, of Augusta,
was in town ?with friends the last
of the week.
Miss Pauline Lewis, the daughter
of Mr. J. C. Lewis,. was taken to
the Columbia hospital on Wedues
day afternoon, of last week, and
operated on for appendicitis. Her
condition has been a very serious
one and the physicians stated that
if there bad been a delay of a few
mere hours, no hopes of saving
her life could have been entertained.
On Sunday a message was received
here saying that she was thought
to be in a sinking state, but all
danger is now past, and the many
friends of this lovable young girl
rejoice that she wi ii be restored to
health and strength.
Prof. Tate Visits Schools
A dozen or more schools of the
county were very fortunate last
week in having Prof. W. K. Tate,
state supervisor o? rural schools, vi sit
them and make short and inspiring
addresses. Prof. Tate was accompa
nied by County Superintendent of
Education W. W. Fuller, who is
always on the alert to improve
every opportunity that will advance
the cause of education.
The followiug schools were vis
ited? Edgefield, Harmony, Satcher
Branch, Pine Grove, Wimberly
Branch, Long Branch, Cleora,
I Barr's Chapel, Antioch, Lott and
Roper's. Illustrated lectures were
given by Prof. Tate at the last two
In hit) talks to the pupils and
teachers,?Prof. Tate gave sugges
tions for improving the school
grounds and buildings, there
by rendering the entire prem
ises more attractive. In some
instances teachers were instructed
as to the best and most effective
method of teachingcertain branches.
Saturday morning Prof. Tate de
livered an informal address to
teachers and citizens generally in
the court house, speaking in a he lp
ful way of many of the difficulties
that teachers encounter. He also
suggested certain lines along which
improvements can be made in the
schools of the county.
Prof. Tate is an advocate of
special tax for school purposes. He
stated that 1,800 school districts in
the state have special levies, 800 be
ing added to the list this year.
In Memory of Mr. W. M. Vann.
Mr. Yann is dead. This little
sentence means that one of nature's
noblemen has gone from among us.
Indeed one scarce could find a gran
der character in any community.
In point of christian fortitude, in
tegrity, true nobility he stood out
in bold relief among his fellowmen.
The home has lost a loved counselor,
the community oue of its choicest
spirits, the Trenton Methodist
church its strongest pillar. No
more will the Sunday school chil
dren 'ook upon that benign face, no
more hear the heartfelt prayer ut
tered in their behalf. For on a
Saturday night when to many a
weary toiler comes the welcome rest
so to this brave comrade, this valiant
knight of the cross, came the peace
and the rest that has no end. Me
thinks the victor's wreath now en
circles that brow, stars of brightest
lustre illumine that crown. Flowers
we heap upon his coffin. This is
well, yet these wither and die, but
the fragrance from a pure life like
his lingers on to lure loved ones to
the Land of Light. Who can
measure the good that this unique
well-rounded christian character ex
erted among his neighbors. His life
was simply a benediction to the
community. These partings are
sad. Sad to the large circle of
friends. Sadder still to the loved
ones left behind.
One Who Knew Him Well.
The Episcopal Bazaar.
The citizens of Edgefield are re
minded that during the day
and evening of Tuesday, December
19th, the ladies of Trinity Episco
pal church will have their bazaar in
the Edgefield Free Library rooms.
Dinner at a moderate cost will be
served and in the evening oysters.
These ladies have been at work for
months preparing for the bazaar,
and they now have on hand a most
attractive line jof useful and fancy
artieles for sale. Many persons
have kindly contributed to the good
cause. The bazaar in every respect
will be the best yet held. The pro
ceeds derived from the sales will be
for church and charitable purposes.
Keep in mind that next Tuesday is
the day. You can buy many arti
cles that will make excellent Christ
mas presents to members of your
family or to friends.
Biggest stock of harness we have
ever oarried. Single and double, all
weights and prices.
Ramsey <fc Jones.
We Are Ready For
Many Helpful Suggestions for
Every Member of The Family
A dandy fur set with purse
in muff, white and brown.
Dolls, handsomely dressed,
all colors 35c.
The new Chanctler dolls,
unbreakable, a great fad
for the children.
Horses worth $1.25 to 50c.
Dandy line of ties in holly
boxes 50c to 75c'
Suspenders in holly boxer.'
Silk hose 50c.
A very acceptable Christmas
gift is a nice up-to-date
hand bag. Pnces range
from 50c to $5.
Handmade sewing hangers with scissors, glove darner, thimble and
darner, all in fancy boxes 50c to 75c. Neckwear always.' A hand
some assortment of side jabots in all colors 25c and 50c. Hat pin
holders, ornaments for the dresser 50c. Pictures paspature, a dandy
gift 15c. Long Kid Gloves. Hair baudeau .
ATTENTION MEIN AND BOYS
Money Stretches Like Rubber
W. A. Harts
-:- Clothing Store -:
He Has Clothing Prices Cut Down
20 per cent.
Till THE 23RD
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