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When You Gome To The County Fair Next Week
Make Our Store Your Headquarters
We have just the kind of goods you want right
now in the newest styles, shades, shapes, patterns
and designs at low?r prices than any other store.
2 bales of the very best drills at
50 pieces of dress ginghams, io and i2?c
We have the largest line of ladies silk waists ever
has been shown in this section in black, navy, white,
cream. A full line of ladies silk petticoats at $2.75,
equal to any $5 one you buy elsewhere.
It doesn't make any difference what it is or where it
is or who sells it, if it is something to wear, anything
sold in a dry goods store, you can always buy better
or for tess money here, and we prove it so you can
We have just received a full line of ladies and
misses coat suits, prices $7.50, $10, $15 and $20. A
handsome line of ladies long coats in furs and plush.
Prices from $3.50 up to $20.
A full line of long Kimonas from 50c up to $2. Everything in the line of
children's dresses. You can find anything ready made for women and children.
Woodrow Wilson Fund.
Edgefield county, taken as a
?whole, has contributed very gener
ously to the Woodrow Wilson
fund. Trenton leads in the amount
contributed. The Advertiser made
its last remittance Monday.
Amount previously reported $50.50
W. S. Adams 1.00
J. T. Littlejohn .50
N. L. Broadwater 1.00
I take this means of thanking my
friends and neighbors for the many
kindnesses extended during the late
illness of my father. We shall
.ever hold in affectionate and grate
ful remembrance those who shcw
ered upon us so maBy kind atten
tions, and should the opportunity
present itself we will reciprocate to
^the fullest extent of our ability.
R. M. Johnson,
Mrs. M. B. Graves.
Although the approaching nup
tials of Miss Christine Tompkins
and Mr. Joe Gordon Holland have
been a favorito topio of conversa
tion for several months because of
the universal popularity of these
young people, yet no formal an
nouncement of the marriage was
made until the following invitation
was issued several days ago:
"Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smyly
Tompkins request the pleasure of
your company at the marriage of
their daughter, Christine Augusta,
to Mr. Joseph Gordon Holland, on
the afternoon of Thursday, the
fourteenth of Novemboi, nineteen
hundred and twelve at half after
five o'clock. First Baptist church,
Edgefield, South Carolina."
The Episcopal Bazaar.
One of the most interesting enter
tainments to be given this fall will
be the bazaar of the ladies of the
Episcopal church on December 6.
Those ladies are bending every en
ergy to make their bazaar surpass
any that they have held in the past.
They have decided to have it earli
er this year in order to give those
who desire to do so the opportunity
to buy their gifts before the Christ
mas rush is on. Many beautiful
articles will be displayed, besides
very useful ones. The ladies are
oaakiag the endeavor. to hare their
bazaar more attractive and better in
.every way; and, it is hoped that the
public will give them a better pat
ronage than ever. A delightful :
lunch will be served during the day
.and evening, including oysters. .
Gus Edmunds' Walnuts.
The Advertiser man did not swear
"Supervisor-elect Edmunds before
he related this walnut incident but
we have seen true and tried men
who heard it from his own lips. To
make a long story short, Gus said
the best crop that was made on his
farm this year was harvested from
a walnut tree that is only about 25
feet high and 8 inches in diameter.
The supervisor-elect gathered 9
bushels of walnuts in the hull and
aftei removing the hulls, and after
Card of Thanks.
his children had feasted upon them
for three weeks, he measured up ll
bmshels. If Gus were not as honest
as the days are long we would al
lege graft. However, upon the pri
ma facie showing, we would advise
the neighbors who have walnuts to
examine their walnut barrels and see
I if there has not been a material
Total Report of the Hookworm
1330 525 755 50
Farmers Beriefitied by Advance.
The recent advance in the price
of cotton means much to the farm
ers who had not sold. If the pres
ent price could have been realized
for the entire crop, the producers
would have received more for this
short crop than they did for the un
precedented yield of last year. Mr.
R. H. Nicholson sold four bales at
Edgefield several days ago and re
ceived a check for more than $450.
Could such a sum be realized year
after year cotton growers would
soon be independent, provided of
oourse other crops were not neg
lected for cotton.
S. C. C-1. Notes.
The Y. M. C. A. was addressed
last Sunday night by Mr. \V. E.
Lott who gave us a fine soul stirring
talk. His text was "A student's
duty to himself." Col. Bailey fol
lowed Mr. Lott with a few remarks
which were greatly appreciated by
The cadets had a fine time in Co
lumbia during the fair. They put
up a creditable drill and were high
ly commended for it. The behavior
of all who attended from this school
Class organizations were perfect
ed sometime ago. Below is the list
Senior clash : President, Miss
Janie Beel; secretary, John Apple
white; co-operative board, Misses
Campbell, Jones, Cain and Ether
edge; cadets, Woodward and Hor
ton. Senior class: President, E.
S. Dunbar; secretary, G. W. Huiett;
co-operative board, Misses Thelma
Bailey, and Florence Peak; cadets
Huggins and Croxton. Sohomore
class: President, Edens C.; secre
tary, .Edens J.; co-operative board,
M ins R iper and cadet Kennedy.
Freshman class: President, Miss
Hart; secretary, A. R. Bell; co-op
erative board, Miss Wilson and ca
det Edens M.
Mr. Bandy, a former student,
was here Sunday on a visit.
H. H. S.
A Juvenile Stag Party.
"Fairview", the beautiful coun
try home of Mrs. Emma N. Dob
son, was the scene of a most joyous
occasion last Friday afternoon.
Master James Davis Dobson cele
brated his ninth birthday, nine lit
tle boys being the honored guests
of the stag party. A symphony
machine furnished much amusement
and the merry games were all the
merrier for the accompaniment of
music. Late in the afternoon the
dining room doors were thrown
open. A scene of Hallowe'en fes
tivity greeted the eyes of the de
lighted children. Festoons were
draped from the chandelier to the
four corners of the prettily appoint
ed table. From the center a huge
jack-o-lantern glowed in the dark
ened room. Smaller jack-o-lan
terns were used effectively on the
table and in the room. Nine can
dles burned brightly on the snowy
birthday cake. Dark red and yel
low candles in quaint Japanese
shades shed a mellow light through
out the room. Delicious cakes,
ices, bonbons, fruit and grapes
The children wore consoled for
having to finally leave such a "Pal
ace of Enchantment" witlrTiEe
promise that next year they would
be given another invitation by their
handsome little host to make merry
with him at beautiful "Fairview."
Attractions For All Ages.
The tournament alone will be
worth the price of admission on
Thursday next,not to mention the ba
by carriage parade and the bicycle
riders. Then, too, the fair proper
in the several departments and the
display of stock in ?e arena are
well worth the price of admission.
And in addition to all of these will
be the Carnival midway. Amuse
ments will be provided there for all
ages, ranging from 6 to 60. Sure
ly you will not miss any part of the
Good Weather the Chief Need.
All that is needed to make the
fair a success next week is good
weather. We have confidence in
the people and believe that
they are going to fill every depart
ment chook full of creditable ex
hibits. The entertainment and
amusement features are already an
assured success. If the people come
there is no doubt about the fact
that they will return well pleased,
and, furthermore, be thrilled with
county pride because of the very
creditable county fair that was
Let Everybody Come.
Let the merohant leave, his mer
chandise, the farmer his plow, the
dootor his patients (if possible),
the lawyer his oli?nt, the teacher
her school, the newspaper > man his
office, the blacksmith his forge, the
banker his desk, the loafer his ac
customed haunts, in order that all
may come together and have a good
time socially, as well as a profitable
time, at the county fair. A day off
from work will enable you to do
more effective work during the days
that follow. When your neighbors
and friends tell y^a how much they
enjoyed the fair you will then re
gret that you let some trivial mat
ter keep you away.
$10.00 up for all wool suits. Spend
$10 save $5.00. F. G. Mertins, Au
Interesting Letter From ti
( Growing Town of McCor
McCormick is a goodly town
900 or 1,000 souls and is about :
years of age. The people who setth
McCormick when the railroad w?
completed to this place 31 yea
ago were a God-feariKg people, wi
builded more wisely than they kne\
There are fewer blind tigers thi
any other town in the state, ai
absolutely none under oiKcial san
tion. The truth is, the town and tl
authorities are vigilant in ruunir
down and punishing the outlaw
and the blind tiger. This is i
Blease town, although having be(
nominated, although some feel, th;
his titles are tainted by fraud and d
ception, yet for their oaths sake, tl:
people will support bim in tho gei
eral election. They feel, that Go
Blease is as gcod and even better i
many instances than the people wh
elected him, or nominated him i
the primary, and those who are b<
ing scourged, have made up the
minds to take this medicine like mei
and vote for him.
McCormick is the best cotto
market in western Carolina, 12 cen?
being paid here Saturday, Noven
ber 2, while it was only bringin
Iii cents in Greenwood and Auguf
ta the same date. Last year betweei
800 and 1,000 bales were bough
by citizens of this town.
But the nicest thing that McCor
mick has in my judgment, is th'
high school building standing oi
the crest of the hill northward o
the business and residence portioi
of the town costing $10,000. It ha
all the modern conveniences in
eluding a steam heating plant an(
would do credit to such towns ai
Anderson and Greenville- The fae
is, I am not aware of so good, s(
complete a building in any town oi
city in the state at the same cost,
The recitation rooms, the cloal;
rooms, the auditorium which will
seat in the neighborhood of five
hundred are all built upon modern
scientific principles giving proper
sight, ventilation, temperature, etc.,
and withal would do credit to a
large city. The teaching force is
composed of Prof. Meadow, son of
presiding elder Meadow of the
Cokesbury district, Misses Davis,
Watson, Clinkscales, Anderson, and
Miss Beckham head of tho musio de
partment. A more zealous, indus
trious, -painstaking competent fac
ulty could not be procured anywhere
in our state, and distinguishes Mc
Cormick from more pretentious com
munities. McCormick has S churches
the Baptist and Methodist, being
supplied by consecrated men of God.
Rev, Mr. Harris supplies the Bap
tist and Rev. Mr. Ballanger the
Our people arc also patriotio, aa
was evidenced by .a meeting last
Saturday in the auditorium of the
high school building in the interest
of Gov. Woodrow Wilson's candida
cy, at which time, Rev. Mr. Bal
langer read the Governor's message
a sort of econd declaration of in
dependence, which was read before
the various clubs of the state at the
same hour, and 'released for pub
lication in the daily papers. Appro
priate remarks were made by Prof.
Meadows, Mr. Geo. Sibert, M. L.
B. Sturkey and others, counseling
patriotism, and steadfastness in the
I cannot i n the spacb and time
allowed me to mention the stores, oil
mills, gold mines for the gold dig
gers are in evidence on severa
roads, cotton gins, hotels, etc., al
of which the town is proud of, bu
I must not close without mention
ing one of the greatest factors ii
McCormick's prosperity viz: thi
McCormick Messenger, edited b:
Mr. J. E. McCracken, a noble, up
right gentleman of the old schoo
with fine tastes and discrimination
Tho Messenger stands for law
which in the language of Gov
Brown of Georgia is but "applied
justice." Georgia's Gov. furthei
said that 'A state is great in pro
portion as her laws are just, anc
strong, in proportion as her laws
are enforced. .And consequently 2
I state or community which tolerates
within its borders the elements of
disregard law or acts of law, is
a training school of anarchy, hence
a menace to Christianity and civili
zation. The Messenger is clean and
should be in the homes of all the
people. I find also that these people
here know a good thing when they
see it, because I see copies of The
Advertiser in some of the houses.
Before the close of 1913, it may
be, that many more will be reading
The Advertiser because first it
stands for temperance and for law
enforcement, and secondly, because
it is the oldest newspaper in South
Carolina which proves it fit, be
cause while others have come and
gone, it still survives. More vigor
ous and newsy than ever notwith
standing its extreme old age.
McCormick, S. C.
State of South Carolina-County
of Edgefield-Court of Common
Bertha E. Rush-Plaintiff
Against-John G. Horde, et. al.
Pursuant to the decree in this
cause I will offer for sale at public
out-cry to the highest bidder, be
fore the Court House, Town of
Edgefield and State of South Caro
lina on sales day in December 1912,
the same being the 2nd day of
said month, between the legal
hours of sale the following realty
All and singular that tract of
laud situate in Meriwether Town
ship in the County of Edgefield,
State of South Carolina, containing
Three Hundred and Sixty (360)
aores more or less, and bounded on
the North by S. & W. T. Garner;
South by lands of Mrs. F. G. Simp
son; on the East by lands .of Mrs.
A. Carpenter, and on the West by
lands of Avery Franklin.
' Terms of Sale. One-half of the
purchase money cash; balance on a
credit of one year, with interest
from d ite of sale, or all cash at the
purchasers option; the credit por
tion if any there be, to be secured
by the bond of the purchaser and a
mortgage of the premises, said bond
and mortgage providing for the
payment of ten per cent attorneys
fee if it should be necessary to col
lect the same by law.
If the purchaser fails to comply
with tho terms of the sale the Mas
ter within one hour, will resell same
on the same day at the risk of the
former purchaser, unless satisfacto
ry arrangement can be made with
Purchaser to pay for paper. <
S. M. Smith,
Master, E. C. S. C. }
State of South Carolina-County
of Edgefield-Court of Common
G. W. Smith-Plaintiff-Against
-S. W. Wideman, as Admx. of
the estate of Margaret M. Smith
dec'd., et. al.-Defendants.
Pursuant to an order in the above
stated cause, I will offer for sale at
public out-cry to the highest bidder,
before the Court House, in the
Town of Edgefield, State of South
Carolina, on salesday in December
1912, the same being the 2nd day of
said month, between the legal hours
of sale, following realty to wit:
All that tract or parcel of land
situate in said County and State,
containing Ten acres, and bounded
on the North by lands of T. K. Col
lier and J. J. Langley; on the East
by J- A. Wideman, Jr. on the
South by J. A Wideman Jr., and
Eugene Langley, and on the West
by lands of J. J. Langley.
Terms of Sale. One-half cash,
and the balance on a credit of twelve
months, the credit portion to be
seoured by the bond of the purchas
er, which is to bear interest from
date thereon until paid, and a mort
gage of the premises, or all cash 3t
Purchaser to pay for papers.
S. M. Smith,
Master E. C. S. C.
Nov. 7, 1912.
In connection with our parade on
Friday during the Fair, I have en
deavored to get a personal letter to
the principal of each school in the
county. If any one fails to receive
this letter it is because it has been
lost in the mail, or I have not been
able to get the teacher's name. All
teachers are invited to come and
contribute to the success of this ef
fort. Trustees, also, are coidially
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Elk Tailoring Company
offers free extra pair pants
with each order for Suit or
Overcoat, this offer good
until December 25,
0. P. Bright,
Lukone and Scotch
Work pants from $2.00 up.
tVrite F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.