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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13,1912
We judge ourselves by what we are
capable of doing; others judge us by
what we do.-LONGFFLLOW.
Edgefield, the best town to live in
and the best town to sell cotton in.
Everything depend? upon the weath
er man this week. What an important
personage he is!
If you do not believe that this mar
ket is paying Augusta prices for cot
ton, bring in a load and see what will
be offered. You are not compelled to
sall if the price does not suit you.
The election of Woodrow Wilson has
given everybody a quick-step. Why
the other day out in Missouri a woman
113 years of age, accompanied by her
beby boy who is in his 89th year, rode
?ai a train for the first time.
The white man who had the temerity
to store 9?barrels of beer, 11,520 bot
tles, in a warehouse in Greenville
should be given an assignment on the
public roads along with other crimi
nals of his class.
A lawyer of the female persuasion
fe California has advised President
elect Wilson to appoint a woman on
bis cabinet. After the suffragettes
supported the Colonel it ill becomes
them to give gratuitous advice to Mr.
Recently compiled statistics show
that the average consumption of candy
fe. the United States is 83 pounds per
capita per annum. While figures do
net fie, yet there are some young sports
fe Edgefield who seem not to have
eaten that much sweetenin' in their
Eves. It is possible though that some
mt the girls do not agree with us.
As Vaughan has money, about the
next thing we hear will be an indefi
nite postponement of his execution
pending a decision from the supreme
court. The infamous Jones of Union,
whose crime was second only to that
cf Vaughan, delayed the original sen
tence of the court for about two years,
possibly longer. How a little money
dished out to a few scheming lawyers
can delay the meting out of justice!
Survivors of "Wallace House."
The managers of the county fair in
Barnwell have arranged for a reunion
cf the survivors of the famous "Wal
lace House" as a feature for Thursday
of this week. Gov. John C. Sheppard
has been invited to address these men
whose names are written high on the
pages of South Carolina's history. The
holding of such a reunion was a happy
conception, and fairs in other counties
can in the future very profitably set
apart a day for celebrating some red
letter occasion or event in our state's
Leading Cotton Market.
Many years ago it was the policy of
the managers of the local cotton mill
to buy their raw material away from
Edgefield and pay the freight on it.
Now, be it said to their credit, the
managers buy their raw cotton from
the wagons on the public square. The
consumption of something like 2,000
bales right here in Edgefield by the
Beaver Dam mills helps this market.
**The proof of the pudding is the eat
ing.", so bring a load of cotton to
Edgefield and see how lively the bid
ding, is. Throughout the entire fal
thia has been one of th? leading cot
ton markets in South Carolina.
.-.The President's Winter Home.
It is probable that Columbia will be
?elected by President-elect Wilson as
bis winter home. The house in which
he resided with his parents when a boy
has been secured and will be offered
bim as a winter home. A committee
cf prominent Columbians will call on
Governor Wilson this week and lay the
matter hefore him. Several northern
cities are bidding for the honor of hav
ing the president pass his vacation pe
riods in their midst, but it is probable
that this honor will fall to South Caro
lina's capital. It was in Columbia that
some of the pleasantest associations of
Governor Wilson's early life were
If Augusta was honored by having a
Republican president pass his winters
in her midst, surely Columbia will be
all the more honored by having a Dem
ocratic president winter within her
borders. It will not only be an honor
to Columbia but the state to have
President Wilson spend his winters
There are a number of applicants for
the position of District Attorneyship
of South Carolina, but among them
' there i? not one who is better qualified
for the place than Hon. J. Wm. Thur
mond. By nature, training and through
practical experience he is eminently
fitted for this important office. Every
thing possible will be brought to bear
by Mr. Thurmond's friends upon Presi
dent Wilson, urging his appointment.
Not only would this be an honor to
Mr. Thurmond but his appointment
would likewise be a distinct honor to
Edgefield county. Mr. Thurmond has
never failed to make good in every po
sition he has filled, and we are confi
dent that he would make as able, faith
ful and fearless District Attorney as
this state has ever had.
Record Breaking Yields.
According to figures just issued from
Washington, the yield of corn for the
present year will be the largest on rec
ord by more than a half billion bushels.
The average yield Tper acre for the
country at l"rge has been placed at
29.3 against 23.9 last year. The price
is lower than last year, and let us hope
that it will be lower still next spring.
On account of the very unfavorable
conditions, scores of farmers in this
county will have tp buy corn next year
who never bought a bushel before since
they have been farming. On account
of the men who will have it to buy,
The Advertiser rejoices that the sup
ply is greater than it has ever been in
this country. ^
Farmers Should Co-operate.
While the editor of The Advertiser
was in conversation yesterday with a
representative farmer, the latter de
plored the fact that the farmers c* the
county have not in the past given ..ore
loyal support to the managers of the
fair association. This thoughtful citi
zen stated that farmers seem to lose
sight of the fact that it is primarily an
agricultural fair and that the agricul
tural interests of the county receive
the greatest stimulus and benefit.
A few men, some of them residents
of this vicinity, have endeavored to
create the impression that it is a money
making scheme for the promoters of
the fair. These few undividuals are
piqued because they were not put at
the head of the enterprise at first and
allowed to run it according to their
o?vn selfish wills. As to the so-called
money making scheme, those who
know anything at all about the finances
Df the association know that a few
men, among them being J. R. Cante
lou, Dr. J. G. Tompkins, B. B. Jones,
R. S. Anderson and two or three oth
ers, have not only given their time to
the fair without compensation but
have personally incurred a large finan
cial Mab ility in providing the necessary
equipment and paying the expenses of
running the fairs that have been held.
This statement is made in order to
prove that the enterprise is not, nor
has it ever been, regarded as a money
making scheme by the stockholders
So far as we are informed it is the
purpose of the members to put every
dollar that is realized above expenses
into improving and enlarging the plant,
instead of paying salaries and divi
dends on the capital invested. How
then in the name of reason can anyone
truthfully say that it. was designed,
and is being conducted, as a money
making business for a few individuals?
The fair this week promises to be
the best yet held. Come forward far
mers of Edgefield county, and if you
have been unable to make exhibits,
show your interest and sympathy by
your presence. Give the managers your
moral support and thereby encourage
them to undertake greater things next
Did the members of the fair associa
tion not realize that the county needs
an agricultural fair and that the fairs
that have been held are at least in a
measure filling that need, they would
have abandoned the enterprise before
now. Plans would never have been
made for the fourth annual fair which
begins to-day. There were reverses
last year on account of the unfavora
ble weather, hut the managers-are not
discouraged. There is no good reason
to be discouraged, SB the undertaking
has passed the experimental stage and
has already succeeded far beyond simi
lar enterprises in other counties.
The great need now, if the fair is to
fully p"complish,that for which it was
originally planned, is larger co-opera
tion on the part of the farmers them
selves. We have confidence in the good
people of this county and believe that
the needed support and co-operation
will yet come.
Why not let it begin this week.
! Current Comment !
The Governor's Opportunity.
Is Charleston going to be permitted
to do as she pleases on the race track
She will unless the governor takes
hand in the enforcement of the anti
Jack Johnson Again.
Jack Johnson is behind the bars in a
Chicago jail. Our sympathy is with
the other prisoners in the jail who have
to remain confined under the same
This burly black brute should be put
in an electric chair instead of in a cell
Republicans in Doubt.
Each of the three leading presiden
tial candidates, Wilson, Roosevelt and
Taft went into the elr^tion this morn
ing feeling that he was certainly a
Gov. Wilson was confident of victory
but we believe that both Taft and
Roosevelt were in doubt.
On Low Plane.
The national campaign just closed
has been the cleanest and most high
toned within our recollection. There
have been no scandals, and the discus
sions generally have been on a credita
ble plane.-Yorkville Enquirer.
You have forgotten what ugly names
the Republican candidates called each
other early in the campaign.
Some Convictions Needed.
We hope the time may soon come
when negroes will learn the folly of
disposing of crops under mortgage and
giving five or six mortgages on the
same property. Honesty is the best
policy.-Winnsboro Herald and News.
A few convictions in every county
w ill cause the negroes to learn this ira
Every young man who has a few
hundred dollars in money should invest
in land. It is the most valuable asset
a person can own, and as some philo
sopher has well said: "The Lord is
making people every day but he is not
making another foot of land."-Dillon
Young men put your dollars in Edge
field dirt. Have a farm of your own.
Farming lands will never be cheaper.
A Real Statesman.
When the news reached Governor
Wilson at his home on the night of the
election that he was elected his first
comment was "the cause has triumph
ed." He did not think of self at all,
but of the cause he represented on be
half of the people.-Orangeburg Times
By his every public utterance Gov.
Wil son has shown himself to be a broads
A Good Suggestion.
Clarence Poe of North Carolina
would make an ideal secretary of agri
culture. He is a young man without a
great deal of experience in politics;
but there is no discount on his broad
enthusiasm, or his administrative abil
As editor of the Progressive Farmer
Mr. Poe has done excellent work for
the agricultural interests of this part of
th*? country. He would be a worthy
successor of Secretary Wilson.
I Smile Provokers f
I presume you never quarrel
with your wife?"
"Certainly not!" replied skinny
little Mr. Hennypeck. I am merely
a husband, not a lion tamer."
"Jack and I have parted forever."
"Good gracious! What does that
"Means that I'll get a five-pound
box of candy in about an hour."
"My dear," said the eminent sur
geon's wife, "I shall need a new
fur coat this year."
"All right," said the great man,
"I'll look over my list and find ?orae
one who can afford an operation for
A Scotchman visiting in America
stood gazing at a fine statue of Geo.
Washington, when an American ap
"That was a great and good man.
Sandy," said the American, "a lie
never passed his lips."
"Well," said the Scot, "I pray
sume he talked through his nose
like the rest of ye."
A man of considerable wealth and
very conscientious as well, was
obliged to dismiss hiB gardener for
As the gardener had a wife and
family dependent upon him, how
ever, the rich man gave him a
"character" and framed it in this
* I hereby certify that John Dodge
has been in my employ as a garden
er for three years, and during that
time he has got more out of the gar
den than any other men I have ever
there is a d
to warmer i
We are sh
German Soldiers Are Swimmers.
All German soldiers must learn to
swim. Some of them are so export
that, with their clothing on their
beads and carrying guns and ammuni
tion, they can swim rivers several
hundred yards In width.
When to Breed Mares.
What is the best time to breed
Qy mares? I want them to earn
omething besides doing farra
The best time to breed your marep
8 at a time to have the colts come
vben the mares are doing least
pork. If the mares do most work
rora April to September, then we
eould have the colts come in Feb
uary or November. The fall sea
on, October or November, is prob
hly the best time, if the mares are
veil cared for. The colts are then
veaned at a time when good pas
ures are available, and if fed a I i ti
le oats during the first summer and
ed well during the following win
er, they are practically raised. If,
m the other hand, they come in the
all, and the mares are not well fed
,nd cared for, it would be better if
hey were dropped after the rush of
pring work in July and August;
m get the
9 food, m
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L. T. MAY, H.
nally is a Month of <
is, rainy days, and
far has been altoge'
one's thoughts tur
wearables. Come s
SR STORE'S SEI
ts evening wraps,
iters, then last, but I
md Children's H
lowing many beaut!
wns and soft fels.
; your patronage.
but at this season the weather is hot
and the mares are rather heavy for
hard work during May and June
jg The selection of awe(
easy at our store becaus
|f? stock of
fi GOLD AND SILVER
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s| New and original dec
and most reliable manuf
when they are most needed. For|
these reasons, we prefer to have the
colts dropped from November to
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on" molasses :
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nt the hens to
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Df Memphis Te
-For Sale By
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in the air
>y no means
ful nats in
W. H. TURNER
February, and have the mares well
fed and housed, so that the colts
will not suffer for milk. We would
lding preseat is made
;e of our very large
HESTS OF SILVER.
;igns from the largest
GERT & CO.
have mares that do not work at that
time, foal in April or May.-Pro
. C. WATSON