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" L. MIKS,.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the postoflice 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
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESEAY, FEB. 28, 1912
No cloud can overshadow a true
Christian but his faith will discern a
rainbow upon it.-Bp. HORNE.
After a long-drawn-out session, last
ing practically eight weeks, the legis
laitue will complete its work and reach
final adjournment to-morrow.
Macon is already making elaborate
preparations for entertaining the Con
federate veterans in their annual re
union which is to be held in May. Gen.
C. Irvine Walker is now the comman
The expected has happened. Col.
Theodore Roosevelt has announced that
be will accept the Republican nomina
tion for the presidency if tendered him.
The dissensions in the Republican ranks
should cause the Democrats to take
South Carolina was remembered in
1 the rivers and harbor appropriation
bill with $175,000 for the Cooper river
and $105,000 for the Savannah below
Augusta. If the national government
can appropriate such enormous sums
for the improvement of navigable
streams, why not at least a modicum for
the improvement of the public high
ways? One has to travel but a few
miles in this county now in order to
Jearn of the imperative need for a
scientific road improvement The to
tal mileage in this county is too great
for Edgefield to have scientific roads
without government aid.
Candidate for State Treasurer.
Capt. Robert H. Jennings who has
made a splendid record as state treas
urer for the past twelve years, has sta
ted that he will not stand for re-elec
tion this year. Mr. S. T. Carter who
has been connected with the state
treasurer's office for fourteen years,
having served five years of that time
as chief cl?rk, has announced that he
will be a candidate. Mr. Carter is a
native of Edgefield, and has many
friends and relatives here who will
give him their hearty support in the
Foreigners Excluded From Polls.
Among the many bills of more or less
importance, passed by the legislature,
was one requiring citizenship as a pre
requisite for voting in the democratic
primary. It was passed in order to
clear up the political situation in Char
leston, excluding the illiterate and un
assimilated foreigners from the polls.
It is said that there are at least 1500
voters in Charleston who are not citi
zens of this country. It is right and
proper that this foreign element should
not be given the ballot Gover
nor Blease vetoed the measure, but
it was passed over his veto.
The Advertiser Then and Now.
With this issue, the writer completes
Jua tenth year as editor of The Adver
tiser. In some respects these have
been the most strenuous, yet the most
pleasant years of his life. The editor
finding The Advertiser somewhat on
the decline, and, too, being altogether
without experience in newspaper work,
the early years of this period were ac
companied by much anxiety and re
quired the very best efforts of which
he was capable. However, through an
honest and outspoken policy, through
careful business management and with
one increasing purpose to be a benefit
to the people of the county, as well as
further the interests of the owner, the
paper has steadily grown in volume of
business, in popularity and in the con
fidence of its clientele. A few brief J
statements contrasting The Advertiser
then and now, will serve to show how
the paper has grown.
Then The Advertiser was issued in
four page form; now eight and some
times more pages are published every
Then only one printer was needed;
now three are given regular employ
Then only five or six columns of
home print news matter was printed
each week; now each issue contains
from twelve to sixteen columns of
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Horse-power on the farm is cheap
horses or mules to each farm hand,
hands in the cotton belt.' The aver
stock, so called by him. Then, inst
fed, capable of doing a maximum a
some, nutritious feed. Horses and i
strong as those fed upon home-grow
Which of the t
"My master has a go
horse-sense mixed in v
matter. Since the corn
increased interest to cor
bas had an abundance oi
crib and I have been get
share. I am now strong
a heavy harrow, plow o:
on. I am housed in
stall, fed and watered
wish every beast of burd
wise, considerate master.
If you would have strong, wc
joining The Advertiser's corn COE
Send in your name for enrollrr
is powerless to fight these cowardly
attacks that come from apparently
nowhere and yet which are really
aimed by one close at hand.
It proceeds from the heart that is
3teeped in a jealousy which very
nearly approaches hatred, and is
written solely for the purpose of
injuring a fellow being. That it
sometimes succeeds in its mission is
idmitted, and the pity of it ali is
:hat there are any of God's creatures
-viio are willing to lend themselves
;o such outrageous acts. Short
lived, indeed, is the pleasure they
lerive and vain the hope of satisfao
ion. The clear light of reason
ivhich has been obscured by the
leavy clouds or unworthy emotions
viii shine for thera again, and wifcgn^
t does'God pity them the spectacle
lisclo8ed.-News and Courier.
Cemetery Hill School.
Please give space in your col?
imns for a few items from a stu
lent of Cemetery Hill School. We
lave a good school and teacher.
The pupils take an interest in any
iffort made for the benefit of edu
ction. Our teacher Miss Ellen
Smith is devoted to her work and
s loved by all of her pupils. She
s very kind and patient, yet firm
ind maintains strict discipline.
Our school buildinir is situated in
i beautiful grove, a short distance
'rom the Martintown road near the
?orth banks of Sweetwater creek.
SVe can hear the splash of its wa
ers as they dash over the rocks on
-heir way to Big Stevens creek.
While our building is comfortable
t is not furnished as a school room
ihould be. Our teacher has deci
ied to make an effort to raise some
noney for the school by giving a
)lay at the Meriwether Hall. After
;he play those who desire may re
nain to supper for which a small
Drice will be charged. There are
ilso whisperings of a dance to fol
ow. The playJVhich is a three aet
?omedy, is entitled ' A Kentucky
Belle." Miss Smith is ably assisted
in her efforts to produce the play
by Mrs. Marie Parker and others of
.he community. I am sure that all
who attend will be pleased with
Now Mr. Editor in behalf of our
ichool and community I extend yon
i special ' invitation to be present
vith us that evening.
We had lots of rain this winter
md the deepest snow that some of
is have ever seen. We had lots of
:un playing snow ball.
The farmers of our section haVnt
jeen able to do any plowing yet.
We hope so much rain and snow
viii cause our wells and springs to
iff ord an abundant supply of water
luring the coming summer. We
lope for more water and less cotton
Seed Which Succeed.
Seed purchasing is a matter of
confidence. We ask your confidence
n Landreth's seed which have stood
?He test for 128 years. We solicit
pour orders for garden and flower
teed. You cannot do better than buy
W. E. Lynch ? Co.
ance of Home-Growr
.er than man-power. The average wes
thereby enabling one laborer to do as
age southern farmer says he is not ab
tad of keeping two horses to the hand
mount of work. This can not be dor
mules fed on damaged western corn ?
n corn, fodder and hay.
wo is your horse and which is
od supply of
nth his gray
n growing he
I corn in his
.ting a liberal
and can draw
r loaded wag
a warm, dry
len had such a
sometimes I I
any kind. B
and even th a
I pull heavy ',
colton to mal
ed western i
into his bead
corn and hay
poorly fed, I
and never fee
of the farmi
keep up the c
ill-fed horses and mules, raise the
tent It costs you nothing.
Rehoboth Not Dead.
We have been thinking The Ad
vertiser, one of the best county pa
pers in Soutn Carolina, but still
there seemed to be something lack,
ing. Seeing a piece headed Reho
both last week, we thought it now
Now this hustling community has
not lacked for news, that there has
not been a regular correspondent.
You can now understand why our
school children do not write. They
do not have time, and we farmers
have just made so much colton, it
has taken all our idle time thinking
how we would get it out.
Sorely this is a live community,
since we have all been awakened to
'the importance of an education.
We saw in last week's paper the
piece signed patron saying that our
school teacher Miss Lucile Whatley,
was one of the best that we had ever
had. Of oourse * patron is supposed
to know, although I would be glad
that in his next piece he would give
names of those girls that are taking
Our beautiful teacher Miss What
ley was a welcomed visitor at the
home of Mr. E. M. Whatley on
Friday night last and we are glad
to report Mr. E. M. Whatley much
improved at this writing. ,
Little Carol Winn the son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Winn has re
covered from an attack of measles.
Mr. Preston Strom from the S.
C. C. I. spent the week end with
Mrs. S. E. Strom and daughter,
spent several days last^ week at the
home of Mrs. J. W. Quarles.
Mr. H. E. Freeland and Miss
Carrie Burkhalter were quietly mar
ried on Tuesday evening last at the
home of the bride. We hope for
them success and happiness through
Mr. Warren Winn's residence
will soon be completed which will
be a very neat cottage, and Mr. J.
D. Hughey's residence is also under
Mr. Tom Reynolds is quite sick
at this writing but hope for him a
speedy recovery. Mr. Reynolds in
tends moving to Parksville as soon
as he is able, where I understand he
will continue to run his shop.
Owing to the bad weather the
ladies missionary society was un
able to hold their meeting which
was to be held at the home of Mrs.
S. B. Strom Saturday last. 12 s?.
A Reliable Piano Tuner.
Get your pianos in first class fix
now for the spring. Mr. J. P. Hol
land, of Greenwood, S. C., who
for many years has been in the em
ploy of Holland Bros, of Green- 1
wood, S. C., is now in Edgefield. 1
He has recently completed his course '<
in piano tuning and regulating at
the Chicago Conservatory of piano
taning, and is fully qualified, to do
reliable work. He hereby solicits
your patronage. Have your piano ]
made right while he is here. He will :
get your orders at The Advertiser 1
office. If not ready now, write him l
later at Greenwood.-Adv. (
i Feed the First
tern farmer keeps two or three heavy
much work as two or three plow
le to own and keep this surplus of
let the one he large, strong, Well
ie without an abundance of wbole
ind inferior western hay are not as
ir has on horse-sense and
think he bas but little of
[e gives me short rations
t is of an inferior kind,
loads of guano to make
ce money to buy daraag
corn. I I am grateful to
er for trying to pound it
that it pays to make
at home. Besides being
am kept in a .leaky stall
1 the weight of comb and
the sake of the i ll-fed
as well as for the benefit
ers,1 let The Advertiser
feed on the farm. Start now by
Petit Jury, March Court.
D N Dorn, Modoc; C D Kenny,
Johnston; W S Middleton, Modoc;
S B Stillwell, Pickens; Lewis Eu
banks, Red Hill; W H Russell,
Pickens; C R Holmes, Colliers; M
W Clark, Johnston; W A Jordon,
Johnston; W P Brimson, Moss; A
W Blackwell, Plum Branch; R A
Tinimerman, Ropers; J C Dorn,
Plum Branch; E W Scott, Wards;
B B Jones, Pickens; Henry Floyd
Meriwether; A A Crawford, Modoc
R N Broadwater, Pickens; H
Banks, Plum Branch; J T McMa
nos, Pickens; W J White, Plum
Branch; S A Holmes, Red Hill
Wiley Franklin, Johnston; Sam
Satcher, Wards; H M Reynolds
Piokens; W T Prescott, Red Hill
J O Atkins, Ropers; W W Med
lock, Talbert; J S Williams, Ro
pers; W B Bush, Ridge Spring; H
C Sanders, Plum Branch; R H
Quarles, McCormick; W. H. Thur
mond, Moss; M H Deal, Pickens
J H Claxton, Wards.
Second Annual Educational
We are planning to have a grand
Educational day on the grounds of
the S. C. C. I. Friday, April 19th
We hope to make our programme
so that the day will be one of profit
and pleasure, and cordially invite
teachers, trustees, patrons and pu
pils to juin with us.
Hon. J. E. Swearingen will de
liver the principal address of the
The following contests will take
A declamation contest open to
two boys from each school.
An elocution contest open to two
girls from each school.
The time allowed each contestant
in both of the above contests, five
minutes. Medals will be awarded
in each contest.
A huge spelling bee open to any
pupil. Words will be given from
Progressive Course in Spelling
through Book II, Sec. 2. A medal
will be given the best speller.
Barbecue will be furnished, and
our friends are requested to bring
The afternoon will be given to
Athletic contests by boys from any
school. High kick, 100 yard foot
race, sack race, shoe race, running
jump, flat-footed jump, high jump,
and throwing 5 lb. hammer. Suita
ble prizes will be awarded in each
contest. Teachers will select par
ticipants in all contests and mail
names to County Supt. Ed. They
will be introduced by school and
not by name.
Be sure to come and see that the
children come. We had a nice day
last Spring and expect to make this
occasion still better. Exeroises will
begin promptly at 10:30 a. m. I
am counting on your presenoe and
assistance. Please let me hear from
you. Yours truly,
W. W. Fuller,
j Co. Supt. E. C.
Closing out Bath-robes with slip
pers at 12.95. Caps at 10c and
39c. Suspenders, some ties, muf
lers. Silk handkerchiefs and other
joods all at half price. Write F.
3. MERTINS. Augusta, Ga. *
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