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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1912
I LOCALS PERSONAL
Handsome spring skirts. Smith
Mr. A. S. Tompkins spent several
days in Greenwood last week.
Mrs. Charles A. Griffin and Miss
Ruth Tompkins are visiting friends
in Macon, Ga.
Roasted coffees in bulk from 25
Devote your time and energy at
present to The Advertiser's corn
contest, and let the political con
test come later.
For Sale, or exchange 50 bushels
long staple seed.
R. G. Shannonhouse.
Have your windows and doors
fitted with wire screens and doors
for the summer. We have all sizes.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
There will bv an all day layman's
meeting at Rehoboth next Sunday,
and dinner will be served on the
grounds. Everybody invited.
Come to us for paiuts of all kinds
for both inside and outside work.
The program of the Interdenomi
national Sunday school convention
which will be held at Harmony
church May 23rd, appears elsewhere
in this issue.
Come to us for onion sets, and
Land r th's celebrated garden seeds
of all kinds. They never fail to
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse is in
Beaufort attending the Diocesan
convention. Mr. P. B. Day accom
panied him to represent the Episco
pal church at Trenton.
Mr. P. M. Feltham is in Edge
field spending several days with Mrs.
Feltham and their little song. Ile
always receives a warm welcome
from his Edgefield friends.
Keep out the disease-spreading
mosquitoes and flies by getting your
windows and doors with wire
screens. It will not cost you much.
Get our prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Do not deoide to leave off your
prize ?ore of corn because conditions
have been somewhat unfavorable up
to this time. Several farmers have
enrolled their names who will not
plant their acre until wheat or oats
?re harvested from the land.
Mrs. W. H. Turner and Miss
Madge Turner recently presented
the Edgefield camp Woodmen of
the World with a beautiful white
satin banner. This very thought
ful act on the part of these ladies
was highly appreciated by the mem
bers of the camp.
We serve a full dinner for 35
The People's Cafe.
Dr. M. D. Jeffries will conduci.
the service at the Baptist church
Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock.
The subject of the sermon will be
"God's contract with man." There
will be no night service, as Dr.
Jeffries leaves on the late train for
Oklahoma city, where he will at
tend tne meeting of the Southern
Baptist convention and will meet
the board of trustees of the Louis
yille Theological Seminary.of which
board he is secretary.
Beautiful gingham dresses for the
little girls. Smith'Marsh Co.
The new candidates that have an
nounced this week are W. W. Ful
ler, for county superintendent (fi
education, B. E. Nicholsor. for state
senate, W. G. Ouzts for sheriff, Je
rome H. Courtney, House of Rep
resentatives, Mr. J. T. Mims for
treasurer and Mr. J. F. Pardue,
magistrate of the fourth judicial
district. We will be unable to give
special mention of all these in this
issue, but due attention will be giv
en in subsequent issues.
I will stand my pedigreed jack at
my home for the spring season.
Weight l,H5 pounds. Julian R.
FOR SALE-I will have a larg?
shipment of potato plants to arrive
the last of the week. R. G. Shan
Special prices for men's and boys
suits this week. Give us a trial.
Mrs. Jim Jay accompanied by
her little girl, of Johnston, is visit
ing her sister Mrs. ?Warren Paul,
The first to announce himself a
candidate for the office of magis
trate is Mr. J. F. Pardue, a success
ful farmor and sterling citizen of
the Collier section. If elected he
will serve his people well.
Don't fail to look over our mil
linery department before you buy
your hat as we have a complete
line of ready trimmed hats and
shapes and flowers, and our milliner
can trim your hat while ydu wait.
Mr. John Cooper of the Men- j
wether section is being urged by
bis friends to become a candidate
for county commissioner. Mr.
Cooper has many friends over the
county who would give him loyal
Put down the old carpet again.
Finish your floor with Campbell's
Va! nish Stain and you will have a
cleaner and more sanitary floor and
will be delighted with the effect
and the durability of it. Easily ap
plied. Dries hard. Ask W E Lynch
& Co. about it.
A large shipment of new shapes
and flowers just arrived. Rubenstein
County Democratic Convention.
The county Democratic conven
tion which was held Monday was
largely attended, all of the clubs
except Plum Branch and South
Hibler being represented. The con
vention was organized by the elec
tion of Hon. B. E. Nicholson, presi
dent; Capt. E. H. Folk, vice-presi
dent; S. J. Watson and J. L. Mims.
Immediately after the enrollment of
delegates from the local clubs, came
the election o? six delegates to the
state convention. Upon motion of
Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond the rules
were suspended and Senator B. R.
Tillman was elected a delegate by
acclamation. Judge J. R. Black
well made a motion that Col. W. J.
Talbert be likewise chosen as a del
egate to the state convention, but
this motion failed. Seven names
were next placed in nomination.
The following five by Mr. A. E.
Padgett: A. M. Clark, J. P. De
Laughter, J. Wm. Thurmond, J. R.
Blocker and J. T. Littlejohn, and
two, Col. W. J. Talbert and Mr. S.
McG. Simkins were nominated by
Mr. S. M. Smith. The vote was
taken by ballot with the
result that the five persons nomi
nated by Mr. Padgett were chosen
by a decided margin. In placing
these names in nomination Mr.
Padget stated that all of them were
supporters of Judge Ira B. Jones
for governor,' and they represented
every section of the county, only
one being chosen from the town of
Resolutions were adopted practi"
cally unanimously endorsing B. R.
Tillman for the United States sen
ate, Ira B. Jones for governor, and
S. T. Carter for state treasurer.
The vote that reflected the relative
strength of Mr. B lease and Judge
Jones in the convention more than
any other was that upon the adop
tion of the resolutions endorsing
Judge Jones, the result being 68 in
favor of the resolutions and 4
Hon. M. P. Wells introduced a
resolution recommending that all
magistrates be suggested or nomi
nated in the primary instead of be
ing recommended to the governor
for appointment by the members of
th( delegation to the general as
sembly as has been the custom for
the past two years. The resolution
was adopted without opposition.
Mr. A. E. Padgett was chosen as
Edgefield's representative on the
state executive committee, and Hon.
B. E. Nicholson was unanimously
elected chairman of the county ex
Probably not since the early nine
ties has a county convention been
held in which the lines between op
posing forces have been more deci
dedly drawn than was the case in
Monday's convention. The major
ity supporting Senator Tillman and
Judge Jones was so large that the
convention was easily carried in
their favor. While interest ran
high from the opening till the close
of the convention, it is very grati
fying that but little feeling was
The following resolution was in
troduced by Mr. W. E. LsGrone
of Johnston endorsing Senator Till
Whereas, Senator B. R. Tillman
by his force, abilitj and statesman
ship has represented Sou'.h Carolina
ia th? United Sutes b?nate . so
as to win the esteem of not
only his constituents of
his own state, but so as to com
mand the admiration and commen
dation of the people of every part
of our union; and
Whereas, By his services South
Carolinians have been benefitted in
so many ways, as in getting- our
full share of appropriations for our
Seaport improvements, settlement
of the claims between South Caro
lina and the Federal Government,
obtaining reimbursement for dam
age to property in our state by
Federal Troops, discussing race and
social questions at the South be
fore the people of the north and
west in such bold and able manner
as to clear up misconceived preju
dices against the management of
the ballot at the South, and put be
yond probability the effort to impose
upon our section such legislation as
the Force Bill to interfere with our
Federal Elections; and
Whereas, He has shown himself
to be the peer of any Senator not
only in the legislative halls of Con
gress, but has shown his ability to
understand and handle matters in
every department of our govern
ment, giving his constituents ser
vices which can be had from only
a few men after long service, and
which we could not expect from a
new representative for many years;
Now, Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we the represent
atives of the Democratic Voters of
Edgefield County, the county of his
birth and his home, in convention
assembled, express our appreciation
for his long and able services to
our country, and endorse him for
re-election as United States Senator
in the coming- Primary.
Immediately after the adjourn
ment of the convention the county
executive committee held a short
business session, electing Mr. A. E.
Padgett secretary and W. W.
Adams, treasurer. The next meet
ing of the committee will ?be the
first Monday in July.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
The undersigned will receive bids
for tho erection of a steel bridge
over Stevens Creek, at Shaw and
McKie's mill, in Edgefield county,
S. C., on Tuesday, May 28, 1912,
at their office at Edgefield, S. C.
Said bridge is to consist of a steel
span 125 feet long, with approaches
and abutments and with a total
length of about 450 feet The bid
der is to furnish all labor and ma
terial and to furnish a certified
check or cash for $500 to secure
compliances with bid, and success
ful bidder to furnish bond for com
pliance with contract. Work to be
d one in accordance with plans and
specifications to be filed with the
Clerk of Court at Edgefield, S. C.
The right to reject any and all
bids is reserved
W. G. Wells,
J. O. Herin,
Co. Bd. Com. E. C., S.C.
May 7, 1912
ATTENTION STOCK KAISERS 1
My handsome Combination Stall
ion "Dandy Denmark.'* and also
my fine Kentucky Jack "Hamburg
Jr" will make balance of spring sea
son at my farm near Clark's Hill.
All possible care used with mares
sent, but not responsible for acci
Terms $15.00 to insure.
Jas. H. Garrett
April 30, 1912.
The Business College now being
conducted at Augusta, Ga., under
the Draughon name is not author
ised by Draughon'8 Practical Busi
ness College Co. For catalog of
Draughon's Big Chain of Colleges,
address Jno. F. Draughon, presi
dent, Nashville, or Knoxville, Tenn.
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S O ID .A.
OUR CHOCOLATE.SODA IS MADE
Tbs SSJM is issd it tts fountains of
thslr Fitly Retail Stares and kiowa tho
world ovsrforits deUoleiMsst of flavor
" Hujier " quality fills every glass
of soda dut sports from oar f ou n tain.
The flavor voa like best is here
all the old favorites and a host of
aew cr es.
Erena OsJstiesef Rare Exoslleaes.
W. E. LYNCH & CO.
Sergeant-Why do yon think
thia dog was stolen from a lady?
Policeman-Because, as I walked
I down the street with it, it stopped
I in front of all the department store
An Open Letter to Non-Church
I find in good old South Caroli
na, as elsewhere, a certain number
of good, clever, sensible people who
do not attend church. Some of them
are nominal members of some
church and some are not. On look
ing into ihe matter, we find various
reasons for this non'church-attend
ance. Of course this is a free coun
try and people will do as they please
in this matter; the fact is we would
not have it otherwise, but it does
seem strange that a man will vol
untarily go in, and remain in an
organization like this, that involves
matters of so serious moment, as
those represented by the church,
and then fail to lend to it the sup
port that attendance on its services
Leaving out of consideration the
hindrances of ill health and the
like, lets look into the reasons that
deter you non-church-goers. Some
are very busy, all the week and Sun
day too; the life is absorbed with
everj day affairs. Yet some people
as busy are regular church attend
ants; is not the cause worth the sac
rifice and effort that busy people
would have to make in attendance?
With some it is just the habit of
not going; some have made a rec
ord: "haven't been to church for
20 years." They would not break
that record for a twenty dollar bill;
it is the only record they have
made that is worth mentioning!
Some think they can live just as
well out of the church; some find
so mauy unworthy people in the
ohurch, though we never heard of
that keeping any one out who real
ly wants to come and that kind of
hindrance does not keep men out of
law, medicine or merchandise. To
some the church appears cold, ex
clusive and selfish; for some the
services are tame and uninteresting.
They have allowed themselves to
live on excitement and intoxication
of one kind or another, until the
quiet, reverential services of the
house of God does not satisfy. For
the man who steeps himself in sin
and avarice the church offers no at
traction; it is not the thing his ap
Friends, lets see* what the church,
the town, city or little country
church stands for and wheOr it is
worthy to command your attention
and support, by regular attendance
on its services. God established it
and committed to it and its mem
bers the most important affairs
of this life. Like everything which
human beings have to do, it is im
perfect. Almost all of the letters
to the churches, which make up so
much of the New Testament, were
written by the apostles to correct
faults in those churches; yet God
committed to the churches the all
important things of his kingdom.
The churches stand as the basis for
the preaching of the way of salva
tion, as laid down by the Lord; for
the spread of t^e gospel, at home
and abroad. They are the strongest
moral force in the land; how would
you like to live in a land where
there are no churches? The civiliza
tion of every land is shaped by the
religion of that land; the civiliza
tion of Japan and China is chang
ing because their religion is chang
ing. Our churches are the embodi
ment and expression of the religion
and morality of cur land. You and
I believe that it would be for the
good of all if the life of every citi
zen of this land was controlled by
the religion of Jesus Christ. If no
body attended the churches, how
much force would religion have?
Dear friends, maybe you haven't
realized it, but by your non-attend
ance, you are throwing your influ
ence against all that the churches
stand for: "What you do speaks so
loud that we can't hear what you
say." Are you not a stumbling block
to your own children and those of
your neighbors? Why not give the
silent encouragement of your pres
ence to the things that make for the
best welfare of yourself and the
world in which you live? Does not
God who made you, and preserves
and saves you, and the world that
gives you living room and shelters
you demand this much at your
hands? Don't fail to find your place
'among the people who attend
church; that church which is ac
knowledged to stand for the safest
and best things for ourselves and
our children, both for time and
eternity. I respectfully suggest that
you get on the right side, put the
past and all hindrances behind you
and do your duty.
M. D. Jeffries.
Serge $12.60. Mohair $ IS. 50 np.
Wash suits $4.00. Linen dusters
$1.S6 np. All kind of summer wash
pants $1.00 np. F. G. Martins th?
Clothier, Augusta, Ga
Used and praise
try cooks the
The only Baking
from Royal Gr
Misse9 middy blouses. Smith
Quick luuches served at
The People's Cafe.
Choicest cotton fabrics, silks and
cottons, lovely linens. Smith-Marsh
FOR SALE-400 or 500 bushels
of ear corn at $1.10 per bushel. J.
C. Long, Trenton, S. C.
When in town get your dinner
The People's Cafe.
Colored muslins, borders, solid,
and figured. Smith-March Co.
When ladies are in Edgefield
shopping they are invited to take
their dinner at
The People's Cafe.
Ladies silk hose white, black and
lam Smith-Marsh Co.
Brighten the interior of your
home by using Alabastine on your
B. Ti m m oes,
First-class meals served at all
hours, first door to the rear of the
Bank of Edgefield.
The People's Caf?.
A large shipment of dynamite
Stewart & Kernaghan.
We always carry a full supply of
Glenn Springs and Harris Lithia
Penn & Holstein.
Fall supply of baseball goods at
Children's silk BOX, a beautiful
assortment of silk and lisle. Smith
Arrange to get your meals by the
The People's Cafe.
FOR SALE-One combination
saddle and driving horse. A three
year old and a four year old mare.
J. M. Mays, Edgefield, S. C.
Fresh shipment of Harris Lithia
Water and Ginger Ale, at
This is the year for you I
the Old Reliable "Star Bran
Co's Manipulated Guano, a
elusively. It has given sati
over 45 years, and is acknc
it to be the best all-round C
the world. It gives you th
Money. It is Cheap in pri
made of the Bett Materials,
which proves its Superior
For Economy and Best Res
you to use. Ask your Mer?
ingit We sell all other gr
Merchant does not handle c
Saet?esete lo TU WU
FOR SALE: I have a few more
bushels of long staple cotton seed
left at 80 cents per bushel. .
R. G. Shannonhouse.
Just arrived cotton corduroy sev
eral different patterns. Smith-Marsh
Fresh shipment of Ferry's garden
seed just received at
Let us supply you with seed Irish
potatoes. We have them direct
from the eastern seed farm, in all
the popular varieties, such as Early
Rose, Bliss, Irish Cobbler etc.
Our prices on wire screen doorl
and windows is very reasonable.
See us before buying.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
For Sale: Columbian long sta
ple cotton seed, grown away from
other cotton. Absolutely pure and'
carefully ginned on private gin.
E. J. Mims.
Fresh shipment of Russell's can
dies by express.
Our shoes are matchless. Call and
see for yourself. Smith-Marsh Co.
Georgia Cane Syrup, fresh from
the South Georgia farms, at
Hats and Caps the largest selec
tion in Augusta. Straw hats $1.00
up. $8.00 Panama's at $4.75. Stet
son and other fine makes $2.25 up.
Caps a full line 22c up. W. G.
Mertins Augusta, Ga.
WANTED: Ten or fifteen goats
ordinary breed. W. E. Prescott
Modoc, S. C. R. F. D.
$1.25 linen sheeting for 89c
Boys Suits and pants, also Chil
drens wash suits a full line prices
low: F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Suits from $10.00 up, all wool
Pants $2.00 up. Rubber coats for
rain or dust $5.00 and up. Write
F. G. Mertins, the Tailor and
Clothier, Augusta, Ga.
Large stock of wire screen doora
and windows just received.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
to return?to your "first love,"
d" Wilcox & Gibbs Guano
nd use it on your crops ex
sfaction wherever used for
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otton and Corn Fertilizer in
e Bett Results for the Least
ce, High Grade in Analysis,
and has a record of 45 years
Value as a Crop Producer,
ults this is The Fertilizer for
:hant for it and jurist on hav
ades of Fertilizers. If your
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