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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 depends 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
fee 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
baby boy who is in his 89th year, rode
ca 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
m California has advised President
eject 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
?nthe United States is 83 pounds per
capita per annum. While figures do
rot Be, yet there are some young sports
in 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 o'" 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
bas been invited to address these men
whose names are written high on the
pages of South Carolina's history. The
fielding 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
tn 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
tales right here in Edgefield by the
Beaver Dam mills helps this market.
*The proof of the pudding is the eat
ing.", so bring * load of cotton to
Edgefield and see how lively the bid
ding, is. Throughout the entire fal
this, bas been one of th? leading cot
ton markets in South Carolina.
The President's Winter Home.
It is probable that Columbia will be
selected by President-elect Wilson as
his winter home. The houBe in which
Ike resided with his parents when a boy
bas been secured and will be offered
Mm as a winter home. A committee
of 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 bis 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 is 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. w i
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Fanners Should Co-operate.
While the editor of The Advertiser
was in conversation yesterday with a I
representative farmer, the latter de- i
plored the fact that the farmers of the
county have not in the past given more
loyal support to the managers of the
fair association. This thoughtful citi- 1
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 1
tre greatest stimulus and benefit. 3
A few men, some of them residents
of this vicinity, have endeavored to
create the impression that it is a money 1
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 1
allowed to run it according to their '
own selfish wills. As to the so-called j
money making scheme, those who <
know anything at all about the finances '
of the association know that a few
men, among them being J. R. Cante- ^
lou, Dr. J. G. Tompkins, B. B. Jones, 1
R. S. Anderson and two or three oth- 1
ers, have not only given their time to 5
the fair without compensation but
have personally incurred a large finan- .
cial liability 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 1
making scheme by the stockholders
and managers. 1
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, as 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 accomplish .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.
(?lknt Jfourapaoer In jimiJh Canta
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13,1912
j November Usi
weather so i
there is a d<
to warmer v
We are sh
German Soldiers Are Swimmers.
All German soldiers must learn to
swim. Some of them are so expert
that, with their clothing on their
heads 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
ny mares? I want them to earn
lomething besides doing farm
The best time to breed your mares
s at a time to have the colts come
\hen the mares are doing least
vork. If the mares do most work
Tom April to September, then we
vould have the colts come in Feb
ruary or November. The fall sea
ion, October or November, is prob
ably the best time, if the raa'-es are
veil cared for. The colts are then
?veaned at a time when good pas
tures are available, and if fed a lit
tle oats during the first summer and
fed well during the following win
ter, they are practically raised. If,
)n the other hand, they come in the
fall, and the mares are not well fed
ind cared for, it would be better if
they were dropped after the rush of
?pring work in July and August;
g get the
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L. T. MAY, H.
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one's thoughts tur
wearables. Come s
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owing many beauti
vns and soft fels,
but at this season the weather is hot
and the mares are rather heavy for
hard work during May and June
H The selection of awei
||j easy at our store becaus
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? 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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in the air
>upply your '
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ful hats in
W. H. TURNER
February, and have the mares well
fed and housed, so that the colts
will not suffer for milk. We would
Idiog preseat is made
>e of our very large
HESTS OF SILVER.
iigns from the largest
GERT & CO.
have mares that do not work at that
time, foal in April or May.-Pro
- C. WATSON