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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24. 1912
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Bright, Spicy Gleanings Pu: in
Condensed Form for the
Benefit of Our Busy
Dr. A. H. Corley made a busi
ness trip to Atlanta Monday.
Miss Mary King of Greenville is
the guest of Miss Rosalie Parker.
Mrs. Lovick Smith has been
spending the past few days in Au
Miss Annie May Atkinson of Au
gusta, is visiting Miss Mamie
The Supervisors of Registration
will meet at Johnston in the store
of M. R. Wright & Bro., the first
Tuesday in August.
Col. S. B. Mays told The Adver
tiser's representative Monday that
the peach season has closed and
that no money was made this year.
Miss Alberta Lucas of Aiken and
Miss Margaret McAuliffe of Augus
ta are guests of Misses Iris and
The Advertiser job office is pre
pared to do printing of all kinds in
the most approved manner. Satis
faction guaranteed on every job
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Turner, ac
companied by Miss Madge, have
' been ?pending the past week at the
Isle of Palms enjoying the surf and
Master William Walton Mims
carried his father and mother down
io Johnston Sunday to spend the
day with Mr. and Mrs. William T.
Mrs. Henry W. McKie of Col
liers was among the visitors in
Edgefield Monday. She was accom
panied by her oldest son and little
Mr. M. A. Taylor is having ex
tensive improvements on his resi
dence on Columbia street, which
when completed will add greatly
to the appearance of the place.
To-day great multitudes of peo
ple of all ages and from all climes
are holding forth At Centre Spring.
Capt. Blocker and his co-workers
liad everything ia ship shape for
the annual picnic.
Thursday, August the first, is the
day set for the Hussar picnic at
Lanham Spring, and everything
pertaining to the annual occasion
will come up to the usual high
The ladies of the mission society
of Fern's Cr^ek church will sell ice
cream and cake at the home of Col.
S. B. Mays Saturday afternoon, the
10th of August, commencing at 4
The Advertiser extends congratu
lations and greeting from Edgefield
to Dr. and Mrs. B. Frank Jones.
The Stork visited their home on the
14th inst, and left a little girl which
is row the idol of the fond parents.
A detailed apportionment of the
public school funds of the county
is published in this issue. By re
ferring to the statement patrons
and trustees can find what amount
has been apportioned to their dis
Mr. W. T. Walton ?aya he has
the finest crop that, he has ever had
at this season, both cotton and corn.
His cotton is locked in four-feet
rows and is well fruited. His corn
is planted in four-feet rowe and
from 10 to 14 inches in the drill.
The ears are heavy and will nearly
make two to the stalk.
Very soon another old building,
one of the landmarks of the town,
will give place to a residence that
will be modernly appointed. Maj.
T. J. Lyon will soon tear away the
W-oodson house near the college
and erect a handsome residence on
the beautiful corner lot which he
George Adams, Vivian Miras
and Paul Cogburn have our sympa
thy. Poor fellows, they are near
death's door, and we think the pic
nic to-day and the dance to-night
will complete the job. This trio of
young sports have been trying to
do the gallant and knightly part
by all of the near-hundred pretty
girls in town and it is about to re
sult in nervous prostration, accom
panied by serious heart complica
Calhoun A. Mays, Esq., is d<
for a few days from Greenwood
MIPS Kate Chapman of Salud
the guest of Miss Lillian Smitl
Miss Margaret Matsen of Col
bia is visiting at the home of '.
R. L. Dunovant.
Misses Pearle Ivy and fi
Blanch Rose of Timmonsville
guests of Mrs. E. C. Bailey.
Miss Annie Gn-.en will arrive I
afternoon to be the guest of ^
Miss Margaret Collins of R
lins,and Miss Lillie Robinsoi
Augusta are guests of Miss Nat
We carry in stock 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 s
10 inch gandy belting, four and
ply. We can save you money.
Stewart & Kernaghan
Rev. and Mrs. E. T. Snuggs i
their three interesting children :
spending *his week out at Red I
with Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Littlejol
On account of the press of bi
ness matters Mr. George W. Quar
has withdrawn from the race :
supervisor of registration.
The Advertiser has not made
actual count of noses but there a
something like three score and 1
pretty young ladies visiting in Edi
Mrs W A Byrd and her lit
ones have returned from Longmir
where she visited her parents wh
Mr Byrd was seeing the sights
Thus far Mr. Manly Dobson
the champion watermelon grow
of this section. He has alrea<
brought four wagon loads to to\
and disposed of them without ai
Miss Florence Mounce of Augi
ta is the guest of Miss Virginia A
dison, having come up to attend tl
Centre Spring picnic and the dan
to be given in the opera house t
night by the Edgefield Rifles.
Mr. J. A. Townsend who h
succeeded Mr. C. E. Johnson as tl
local agent of the Southern rai
road has moved his family in
the house on Columbia street fe
merly occupied by Capt. Martin.
Capt. N. G. Evans was called i
Washington, D. C., Tuesday afte
noon on important business. I
will return in time to make h
maiden speech of the campaign J
Republican church Saturday.
FOR SALE: My farm of IS
acres in the Red Hill section, ac
joining land of Dr. W. E. Prescot
Five-room dwelling, good bar
with nine stalls, good water an
Edgefield, S. C. C. E. Quarlei
The editor of The Advertiser ai
knowledges an invitation from hi
little friend, Tee Bailey, to atten
a barbecue that was held at Fla
Rock school house last Saturday
Through a delay of some kind th
invitation was not received unti
Mrs. T. H. Rainsford, Mrs. J. T
Mims, Mrs. Hallie Greneker, an<
Misses Sophie Mims, Mamie Duno
vant and Elise Lake attended th
missionary convention of the Co
lumbia district that was held a
Ridge Spring last Saturday ant
Mr. E. P. Arthur who has beei
making his home in Kissimmee,Fla.
has moved to the farm of his lat<
father Mr. H. G. Arthur. The plac?
is better known as that of the lat<
Henry B. Gallman. The Edgefielc
friends of Mr. Arthur welcomt
him back to his native heath.
Dr. J. S. Byrd has returned fron
his vacation of two weeks in tin
mountains. He was accompanied
by Mrs. Byrd who has recovered
entirely from her prolonged illness,
She and little Fitzmaurice will re
turn to Edgefield Monday. A cor
dial weicome awaits them.
Mr. and Mrs. Bettis Cantelou left
Sunday for Lexington to spend 10
days with Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Wil
son. While in the heart of the blue
grass belt of Kentucky Mr. Cante
lou will purchase 8 or 10 high class
Kentucky horses. Any one who de
sires a horse of this class should
see the Kentucky thorough bred s
when they arrive.
The writer passed two prize acres
of corn Sunday. Both are very fine.
The first was that of Mr. J. Trapp
McManus which if favorable con
ditions continue for a few weeks
will make a very large yield. The
next acre was that of Mr. John P.
Hoyt. His too was exceedingly
promising. It is planted very close
and the stalks are heavily "fruited."
The Advertiser is expecting to have
excellent reports from these two
Miss Carrie Matthews of Orange
burg is visiting Mrs. J. C. Hughes.
Mrs. Susan B. Hill is in Abbe
ville visiting her sister, Mrs. Wade
Cothran. From Abbeville Mrs. Hill
will go to the mountains of North
Carolina to remain until the early
Capt W A Collett will leave to
morrow morning at nine o'clock
with the Edgefield Rifles, about 40
strong, for thu annual encampment
at Anniston, Ala. They will be in
camp about ten days and will re
turn the 4th vf August
If you hear something that sounds
like cannonnading or distant thun
der from the southwest Saturday
about the noon hour, do not be un
duly disturbed. It will only be the
initial speeches of the county cam
paign. All of t he candidates are well
groomed for the Republican meet
ing, rather the Democratic meeting
at Republican church.
We have anything you want in a
nice Run-a-bout in several makes
Wilson & Cantelou.
Large stock of wire screen doors
and windows jost received.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Fresh shipment of Harris Lithia
Water and Ginger Ale, at
Full stock of matting and mat
ting art squares,'all new and up-to
date patterns. Full stock of rugs
and art squares.
Ramsey & Jones.
We are now representing Tyson
& Jones Buggy Co. You know
what their buggies are.
Wilson & Oantelou.
Our prices on wire screen doors
and windows is very reasonable.
See us before buying.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Summer hats at nearly half their
real value. Just a few pretty ones
to select from.
The Corner Store.
For the balance of the season we
will give cut prices on men's low
5 or 6 doses 666 will break and
case of Chills & Fever; it acts on
the liver better than Calomel, any
does not gripe or sicken. 25c.
Everything in the undertaking
line from the ch<?ap poplar coffin to
the finest metalic case.
Ramsey & Jones.
Medium priced undermuslins,
women's drawers of cambric with
frills and tucks, others trimmed
with yalencine laces, all to go at the
one price 25c pair.
The Corner Store.
FOR SALE-My farm of 60
acres within one mile and a half
of Edgefield. Good 7-room dwell
ing, tenant house, all necessary
outbuildings, pasture, etc.
T. W. Rearden.
Rub-My-Tism will cure you.
Notice-Automobile rain proof
duters &5. Also gloves, caps a
full line. Write F. G. MERTINS,
FOR SALE: A 15-horse power
Fairbanks-Morse special gasoline
engine. It is as good as new and
will be sold at a bargain.
J. R. Cantelou.
Scholarship For Sale
The Advertiser has a scholarship
in Draughn's Business Colle./e that
is authorized to sell for less than
the regular price. Any young man
orjoung lady desiring to take a
course in Bookkeeping, Stenogra
phy or Typewriter should not
miss this opportunity. Apply at
once at this office.
Insect Bite Costs Leg.
A Boston man lost his leg from
the bite of an insect two years be
fore. To avert euch calamities from
stings and bites of insects use Uuck
len's Arnica Salve promptly to kill
the poison and prevent inflamma
tion, swelling and pain. Heals burns,
boils, ulcers piles, eczema, cuts,
bruises. Only 25 cents at Penn &
Holstein's W E Lynch tfc Co.
The Business College now being
conducted at Augusta, Ga., under
the Draughon name is not author
ized by Draughon's Practical Busi
ness College Co. For catalog of
Draughon's Big Chain of Colleges,
address Jno. F. Draughon, presi
dent, Nashville, or Knoxville, Tenn
FARMER PLOWS BY DYNAMITE
Alabama Man Finds Method More Sat
isfactory and Profitable-Rips
Up the Subsoil.
Is the plowboy going to , be dis
placed by the man with dynamite?
Perhaps not Immediately, but it ls a
fact which is receiving a good deal of
attention at present that plowing by
dynamite'for certain solis ls a vast
Improvement over the old system
which has come down to us from time
Down In Alabama a farmer named
Johnson tried both methods and found
dynamite the more satisfactory and
profitable. All his life, until last year,
since he first became a tiller of the
soil-and he now is 57 years-he plow
ed his land in the old way and never
succeeded In raising more than one
bale of cotton to the acre. Last year
he experimented with dynamite, and
the yield of cotton was Increased to
four and a half bales. Mr. Johnson
says that with a little ?nore care in
using dynamite for plowing and with
a. little more fertilizer he would be
able to raise five bales to the acre.
The reason--why dynamite ls supe
rior to the old method of plowing is
because it rips up the subsoil, thereby
adding greatly to the fertility of the
rand and permitting the roots of plants
to find nourishment at a much greatev
depth than ls possible with the old
method of cultivation. And thus
while in large part solving the drought
problem by enabling the plant roots
to find moisture deep in the earth,
plowing by dynamite also disposes of
insect pests by destroying them with
in a considerable radius of the ex
plosions. That dynamite plowing will
come into more general use ls the
opinion of those who have given se
rious thought to the subject
Preparation of Soil.
A thorough preparation of the soil
before planting is absolutely essential
to success in farming. Large plows
and strong teams accomplish three or
four times as much a? the one-mule
plows and do rt much better. Harrows
ought to be used freely at all times.
Good Hen's Nest.
The bee's boxes may be covered
with a hinged lld to facilitate tb?
gathering of eggs, but this-must b?
sloping to prevent the hen? from
standing on it
EXCELLENT WIRE FENCE STAY
Strength lc Greatly Enhanced by Us?
0 of Piece of Wire, While Also .
Serve* M Arrester.
Instead of using the common wood
rtay between each post in building
ie ordinary wire fence, if a short
piece of wire is used the strength of
the fence can be greatly enhanced,
>eside9 adding a good lightning. ar
rester, by the grounding it gives the
lenee. The piece of wire should be
it-Vj i.r.'.-.V<-- tn yV. .-j gsjg
Wire Fence Stay.
long enough to make a loop about six
inches in length; this should be bent
JO as not to pull out without bringing
'.he entire loop up through the ground.
When the grass roots get -a good
rxowth through lt the stay ie there for
?ood, especially If it is of galvanized
wire. Set the loop end In the ground
ibout the same depth as the posts.
Sive the stay a turn around each wire
jf the fence.
SPRING PASTURE FOR HOGS
Jwari Essex Rape Makes Quick Rank
Growth In Rich, Well Prepared
Land-How to Feod.
DwarD Essex rape makes a most
jxcellent spring pasture for hogs,
rt resembles collards very much in
ippearance, and makes a quick rank
?rowth on rich well' prepared land.
:t will make a-complete failure on
joor land or on land that is not well
Plant about the same time as cot
ton in drills about two feet apart.
Ose two or three pounds per acre and
Turn the hogs on it when the plants
are about one foot high, and let them
Btay about thirty minutes In the
morning and thirty minutes in the
evening and feed about two pounds
of corn to every 100 pounds of hogs.
Rape has a high feeding value, but no
pasture will more than maintain
Munlclp-I Reform In Georgia.
For several years there has been a
law forbidding the running of bulls
loose- on the streets. This law has
not been enofrced for several years,
but lt does seem that lt should now
be enforced, as there are several such
animals now at large.-Blacksb^ear
And Then They Blame the Luck.
Opportunity has knocked at many a
man's door when he was down at the
corner saying "Here-s good luck."
Editor Advertiser:-Desiring to learn how our public men stand
with reference to matters of interest to the farmers I wrote a letter to
the General Counsel of the Farmers Union and in reply received the
C. S. 'BARRETT, Pres., W. CALLICOTTE/V.-Pres., A. C. DAVIS, Sec. Treas.
Union City Ga. Carbondale, Col. Texarkana, Texas.
FARMERS EDUCATIONAL AND CO-OPERATIVE UNION
Offiice of J. H. PATTEN, General Counsel.
Washington, D. C., July 8, 1912.
Mr. J. W. Stewart, President,
Bamberg Local Union, F. E. & C. U. of A., S. C. Div.
Bamberg, S. C.
Dear President Stewart:-Your letter of the 5th instant, at hand.,
and I hasten to assure you that it is alwaj'S a pleasure as well as a duty
to serve any official or member of the Union at any time, in any matter
of this kind that I can.
You ask about the record, sympathy, and attitude of Hon. Jas. F..
Byrnes of your congressional district, and I am very happy to be able to
say that we regard him as one of the very best of the new congressmen.
There is no question about his ability, his capacity, his sympathy, and
his interests being where they should be, and I know of no reason what
soever why we should not be quite satisfied with his record so far, be
cause it bespeaks a much greater field of usefulness and effectiveness in
the right direction, if he is re-elected. As you probably know, it takes
the new congressman all of his first term to get the "hang of things,"
but Congressman Byrnes seems to have "caught on" from the very
start. For instance, he seems to have been picked out at once by the .
House leaders as a maa of marked ability and dependence, for he was
selected by Congressman Sh&okleford of the Ways and Means Commit
tee to assist in getting the good roads bill out of the Committee and'
through the House as a rider to the Post Office Appropriations Bill
the bil! even being referred to here and in the press frequently because
of his efforts as the "Byrnes Bill." And in this connection it is inter
esting to note that the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore last
week wrote the principle of the bs*l into its platform as a plank. It not
only wrote that bill into its platform but also others like anti-gambling,,
vocational education and general parcel post, ou which Congressman
Byrnes has been in conference time and again with and of great assist
ance to the Union's National Legislative Committee and the representa
tives of the Union here.
It is service of this kind that counts most. It is assistance in an
advisory way, in arguing for our measures with members of Congress
privately in and out of the il o use, in continually being "on the job,"
that is all important and most effective. Any member can get up on the
floor and deliver a tirade against the corporations, the Cotton gamblers,.
and work himself into an oratorical fit over us and our measures, and
then go oft, quietly work and demagogically take the opposite side.
What we want is results, and no man among the new men here are
more effective in helping us to pave the way for real results than Con
gressman Byrnes has been this Congress, and the need, as you know, ig
urgent even with this House.
The Congressional Record shows his faithful attendance in the House,
and that his votee, with one exception, have been all that could be asked
for, as far as the legislation the Farmers Union is asking, is concerned,,
and his vote upon that minor occasion, on the "previous question" om
the motion to recommit the Post Office Appropriation Bill, would have =
made no difference, if it had been with the Republican?, as I think it -
should have been in that instance.
To sum up. Congressman Byrnes bas displayed in every way a gen- .
uine, sincere interest and aggressive activity here in our behalf and in .
trying to further in every fair way the legislation yo^r National Legisla
tive Committee and your official representatives have been trying to se- .
cure, such as anti-gambling in cotton and farm products, marketings
vocational education, restriction of undesirable foreign im
migration, the cheaper transportation of packages and parcels, and the
more liberal treatment, and the more generous and sympathetic conside
ration of the farmers. In this he ha3 aroused the opposition of the cot
ton gamblers that want the cotton acreage increased and prices rendered i
less stable, the large banking interests that favor the Aldrich Central i
Bank scheme, the so-called "Money Trust" that wants to tighten its aw- .
ful grip on the borrowing classes, the foreign and domestic transporta
tion, and other selfish interests which seem to rae to have been exerting ?
entirely too much influence here in Washington to the disadvantage of ."
the general welfare of all of us.
I do not know his opponent, if he bas one, but a number of congress-.
men have been threatened with opposition for their courageous and pat
riotic stand in behalf of this needed legislation, and I would urge that
you look carefully into the credentials of his opponent and make very
certain of the nature, character and pource of th? opposition, for I do
know if Congressman Byrnes is defeated for re-election his defeat will be
a severe blow to our cause here as he has been very active upon all oc
casions in behalf of needed reform and in ways that are closely followed
by the cotton gamblers, the so-called "Money Power," . and othtr large
interests and influences that would and do seek to encompass the defeat .
of good men, even through the election of another man unwittingly made .
thereby the tool of their opposition.
Understand me, when I say Ido not know the precise nature of his op
position or whether he now has opposition, but I do know that his defeat, .
owing to his effective activity, would be a blow to needed legislative re
form, and the harder blow because it would deny him of a second term,
something most now congressmen are expected to get as a matter of
course. And in this connection I beg to qnote what President Barrett
said recently in one of his public letters published in all the L'nion papers
and many newspapers, for with all due respect for his opponent, if any,
it well characterizes jour congressman in my opinion: "If you want
your congressman to be what he real.y desires to be,-your friend, your
defender, j our advocate,-you should prove your loyalty to him for his
devotion to your cause, if he proves worthy, and stand by him in every
conflict-this will give him courage, it will make him aggressive, it will
make him determined, and it will encourage young men, who really want
to do something for their fellowmen, to enter politics and be among
those who were described by the poet as 'Large brained, clear eyed, of
such as he, shall freedom's young apostle be.' "
With everv fraternal wish,
J. H. PATTEN,
General Counsel, Farmers Union,
Bliss Building, Washington, D. C.
Home Office, Belton. S. C.
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djzzy spells and for dispelling weak
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tired, listless, worn out feeling.
Electric Bitters have done me a
world of good, writes Eliza Pool,
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with all my heart, for making such
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Lynch & Co.
Full assortment of toilet articles
of all kinds. Cali to see us before
supplying your needs.
Large assortment of trunks, bags, .
suit cases, etc, at reasonable prices.
Ramsey & Jones.
Just received a new line of the
latest tailored skirts. The ma
terials are whip cords, corduroys, .
serges, and worsted mixture*. We
have them ia the wanted tans,
grays and blues, at popular prices.
The Corner Store.
Ladies and childrens fancy para
sols to close out at a sacrifice at