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The Carnival Merry-Go-Round.
The biggest, brasiest merry-go
Tound this side of Coney Island can
be seen at the fair grounds. As
?oon as they see it the people of all
ages are sure to rush for seats like
women upon a bargain councer. The
instrument that discourses sweet
music to the merry-makers is said
to have cost $4,000. It's worth a
.quarter to ride on this Coney-Island
Merry-Go-Ronnd but they only
charge five cents.
Attentions Given Gardens.
Judging from the large number
of seacoast cabbage plants that are
being sold, more attention than
usual is being given to the early
gardens in this vicinity. The few
hours that are spent in providing
vegetables in season bring larger
returns than can be realized from
the time spent in any other way on
the farm. Now is the time to pre
pare for the mid-winter and early
Time to Subsoil.
Heavy clay soils will certainly be
.beneficed by late fall plowing pro
Tided you sow rye on it as a winter
cover. Now is the best time in the
year to : subsoil the hill lands that
are liable to wash. A loose bed of
?oil sixteen inches deep will take up
a vast amount of water before let
ting any run, and the winter rains
.do not wash like the summer tor
rents. But always try tu havo a
.green winter crop on all land other
wise unoccupied. It will save fertili
ty and give you humus-making ma
terial to plow under in the spring.
Few Reports Received.
It wa? our purpose to award the
prizes in The Advertiser's corn con
test at the county fair but as the
Teports a> e so slow coming in we
will be un ible to do so. The judges
are requeued to make their reports
as prompt ly as possible after the
corn is harvested. Just as soon as
all of the reports are received, the
editor will ?elect the three highest
yields and announce the awards.
The Advertiser has $30 rn cash
ready to be paid to the successful
contestants. Wonder who they
Though it may sound paradoxi
cal, yet about the livest thine: in
Edenfield this week is the. cemetery
association. The?e good women,
aided by a few men, have again un
dertaken the Herculean task of pro
viding several thousand dinners at
the fair grounds during to-day, to
morrow and Friday. They are doing
this in order to raise funds with
which to keep the village cemetery
in a creditable condition. Surely
this is one enterprise or undertak
ing in which the entire populace of
Edgefield can unite. No one should
withhold the fullest co-operation.
Everybody is interested in keeping
the cemetery in order. This is the
fourth year that the ladies o? the
?cemetery association have served
.dinner at the fair grounds and the
patronage has increased year by
year. There is no good reason why
the receipts should not be record
breaking this year. Besides oysters,
the menu will consist of ham, tur
key, salads, pickles, bread, sweets,
coffee, etc. Get your dinner at the
fair grounds. You will not only be
i>o?ntifulIy served but you will con
tribute something to a most worthy
Very Strong Endorsement.
The Beulah Buck Concert Com
pany gave the first number of the
reason's entertainment course at the
-opera house Tuesday evening of
last week. Those in attendance were
so well pleased with the entertain
ment that they can hardly fail to
say a good word for the whole
.course. The' opening number by the
quartet roused the audience to a ?
proper mood for the enthusiastic re- ,
.ception of the numbere that fellow
ed. Mrs. Buck is a splendid sopra- ;
no, but no doubt many did not give <
that fact a second thought on ao
.count of the overshadowing quality ,
of her work as a reader. Tradition '
in Ellendale is not particularly fa
vorable io readers, but in the face
of thai Mrs. Buck soon won the
favor of the audience and the con
clusion of every rendition by her j
was the signal for a hearty encore. <
Her readings are free from affecta- <
tion and mannerisms. She banishes <
her own personality and takes on ,
Tthat of the character portrayed with -\
a naturalness that is truly charming. ]
In all the experience Ellendale has ,
had with entertainment courses, no j
number has given such complete <
satisfaction as this one, and if the
rest of the course may be judged by i
this particular unit, it will have ]
been an unprecedented success.- ]
E/lendale (S. D.) Eagle.
To-morrow at 5:30 o'clock Mi
Joseph Gordon Holland and Miss
Chrietine Augusta Tompkins will
be married at the First Baptist
church, Dr. M. D. Jeffries, officiat
ing. A reception will be given at
the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Tompkins,
immediately after the ceremony.
Soon after the reception the happy
couple will depart in an automobile
f r thtir wedding journey. Just
where they will go only Cupid
The Two S. C. C. I. Companies.
The following are the company
assignments of the S. C, C. I. corps
Co. A: Capt., Horton, lieut.,
Huggins; J st serg., Dunbar; 2nd,
Kilgore; 3rd, Charles; 4th, Patrick
W.; 1st corp., Foster; 2nd, Crosby
W.; 3rd, Carter; 4tb, Edeus
Privates: Anthony, Atkinson, Bur
ress, Cantelou, Corley, Edens M,
Edmunds, Hammond, Herndon G,
Joye, Mays J., McManus, Odom,
Owen, Page, Partlowe, Simkins,
Stevenson, Strom H., Strom P..
Strother, Talbert, Varn G., Vaugh
an and Williams J.
Co. B: Capt., Snead; lieut.,
Huiett; 1st serg., Vam H.; 2nd,
Ldens C.; 3rd, Kearse; 4th, Beli;
Isl corp., Elara; 2nd, Patrick J.:
3rd, Williams W.; 4th, Fletcher.
Privates: Burnett, Cheatham Cros
by I)., Douglass, Edwards, Ellis,
Johnson, Kenftedy, Leslie, Mays C"
Mays W., Massey, Myers, Pearson,
Quarles, Reaves, Reese, Reel,
Snuggs H., Stone, Tucker, Weeks,
Wordsworth and Zimmerman.
Band: Capt., lieut. Woodward,
1st serg., serg. Herndon W. Ca
dets Brasington, Dykes, Entzraing
er, Hollingsworth D. and W., Har
ting. Morgan, Snuggs R., Padgett
E. and I. Color serg., Applewhite,
Adjutant, Croxton; bugler, Hern
Creating Sentiment Against
Mr. George. S. Milligan of New
York, who is connected with the
bureau of inspection and revision
of the Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany, is stopping in ridgefield
on business connected with his large
company. Mr. Millican is fortunate
in having his wife travel with him,
and while be is prosecuting his
work she devotes ber time and tal
ent to a most worthy cause, that of
creating sentiment against the use
of cigarettes, particularly among
boys of tender years.
Mrs. Milligan is affiliated with
the Anti-Cigarette League and gives
ber time without compensation to
the work of saving boys from
this pernicious habit. Saturday
morning she addressed the students
in the college auditorium and or
ganized a league of 25 members.
Col. Bailey was so well pleased with
Mrs. Milligan's' address, and with
the visible results which followed,
he invited ber to speak again Tues
day. Monday morning she visited
the graded school and made an in
structive talk to the children there.
Accepting an invitation from the
ladies' of the Woman's Christian
Temperance U~nion, she addressed
a large audience in the Baptist
church Sunday afternoon. After ex
plaining the work of the Anti-Cigar
ette League, Mrs. Milligan made an
earnest and effective appeal to the
parents to awaken from their apathy
and indifference and bend all of
their energy toward throttling this
widespread evil. From ber own
observation while visiting South
Carolina towns she cited instance
after instance where bright boys
bad acquired the cigarette habit at
the tender age of six and seyen.
These extreme cases were presented
in order to arouse parents to action
before their boys meet a like fate.
Mrs. Milligan urged the parents in
Edgefield to petition the town coun
cil to pass an ordinance prohibiting
the sale of cigarettes to boys. This
magnificent address was earnest,
tender, effective. We have heard
much favorable comment upon it,
and feel that it will be as seed sown
upon good soil. Edgefield has been
fortunate in having Mr. and Mrs.
Millican sojourn for several days in
Mr. B. R. Tillman. Jr., Brings
Suit to Recover His Chil
B. R. Tillman, Jr., through his
ittorneys, Tillman & Mays of
jrreenwnod, has instituted habeas
jorpus proceedings to recover his
?hildren from Mrs. B. R. Tillman,
ir., who nince she obtained a di
vorce has baen known as Mrs. Lucy
Dugas. The order signed by Chief
Justice Gary is returnable before
;he supreme court November 26.
3. A. Mays came down from Green
wood Tuesday afternoon and had
;he order formally served on Mrs.
Dugas. S. McG. Simkins will rep
?esent Mrs. Dugas.
Mr. Tillman states that he is a
citizen of this county and is engag
ed in farming, having rented the
Tillman place at Trenton for next
year. Among other rtasons set forth
for bringing this action it is alleged
that Mrs. Dugas contemplates mak
ing her home in Ohio, which would
not only take the children from the
jurisdiction of the courts of this
state but would make it practically
impossible for Mr. Tillman to see
them. It is alleged that Mrs. Dugas
alone is not capable or competent,
to raise the children.
Mr. Tillman alleges that the
children are now unlawfully re
strained from seeing their father,
never being allowed to visit him.
He states that he } as only eeen them
three or four times since they were
taken fro?n him and then under the
most humiliating circumstances. He
further states that he has made sev
eral attempts to effect a reconcilia
tion, all of which have been reject
Rererencn is made to the fact
that Mrs. Tillman obtained a di
vorce and of the possibility of a
second marriage, which would sub
ject the children to the treatment
of a stepfather.
Senator Tillman has made an
affidavit that he has n^t seen the
children since he surrendered them
to their mother three years ago, ind
states furthermore that his son has
given up the drink habit and is
leading a sober industrious life.
About a dozen representative citi
zens of Trenton have made affida
vits to the effect that they have
known B. R. Tillman, Jr., foi the
past three years and that he has
been entirely' sober during that
As the order on account of promi
nence of all parties and the large
number of friends who are interest
ed in the final outcome will be
Newsy Letter From Cleora.
Mr. Editor: There is more sick
ness in this community from cold
than I have ever known at this sea
son of the j'ear.
Our school commenced on Octo
ber 21st with the same teachers we
had last year, Miss Nell Hill, princi
pal,and Miss Carrie Collins,assistant.
The enrollment is not very large yet
but I think it will go to 50 by
Christmas. They are arranging to
Lake part in the parade at the fair
this week. We are arranging to
bave the school house painted this
Crops around here are very short
ind will soon all be gathered. The
lorn and hay crops are the shortest
ive have bad for several years,
?vhioh will be a hardship on us
lext year. However, there is more
)ats and wheat being sown than for
ieveral years and they are being put
n earlier and better than usual,
;vhich will help make up for the
ihort corn crop.
Mr. A. L. Brunson, Jr., is at
lome with his father for a while
rom Jacksonville, Fla., He expects
-o return about the 15th or 20ttu
Mr. Joe Prince will soon move
nto Mr. C. M. Thomas' house, hav
ng rented it for next year.
Mr. Will Vance and his son,
?red, ire over from Hephzibah,
ia., visiting friends.
L. R. Bruo8on, Jr., is moving his
awing outfit to Mr. Joe Smith's
ibout 4 miles below Edgefield to
lay to do a big bill of sawing for
lim and some of his neighbors.
Mr. Simon Williams is sawing
or Mr. R. C. Griffis.
Mr. Fred Holmes had the misfor
une to have a mule gored to death
>y a cow last week.
Mr. Abbie Walker who is boss
ng the chaingang spent two weeks
n this neighborhood with the gang,
.nd has put our roads in fine condi
ion for the winter. He has clean
d out the ditches and smoothed off
he road-bed, but not piled up a
,rreat pile of dirt in the roads to
nake them impassable as soon as
he winter rains commence, as was
lone last year. We hope when Mr.
Cdmunds divides the gang (as we
iear he is going to do) he will give
is Mr. Walker in this section.
Owing to the short cotton crop
?ur gins have already 6et gin days,
iarlier than ever before.
Mr. J. B. Corley will soon move
o the Mrs. Carolina Williams place
rhich he has bought.
Mr. R. W. Christie has moved
uto his new house on the publie
Mr. L. B. Brunson has been con- 1
ined to the house since last Tues- -
lay quite sick, but is better now.
Cleora, S. C.
A Great Building Falls
when its foundation is undermin
d, and if the foundation of health
ood digestion-is attacked, quick :
ollapse follows. On the first signs
f indigestion, Dr. King's New
iife Pills should be taken to tone i
he stomach and regulate liver, kid- i
eys and bowels, Pleasant, easy, j
afe and only 25c at Penn & Hol
tei n's, W E Lynch & Co. i
Tribute to a Christian Woman.
Mri. Mary Pattison Padgett was
born May 14, 1833, and died Octo
tober 28, 1912, in her 80th year
She was married to Mr. Manches
ter Padgett December 1, 1884 and
after a marriage of only eight
months the Lord saw fit to call him
to that happy home above. ' With
the exception of 8 months her
whole life was (?pent under the roof
of her childhood. She wa? a n em
ber of a family of 18 children, 10
sons and 8 daughters. Of that
number 4 survive her,MessrB. Thos.
Lanier, Jim Lanier, Whit Lanier
and Mrs. Kizzie Rountree.
About 5 years of Mr?. Padgett's
life were spent with her brother,
Thomas, and they were devoted to
each other. She joined Gilgal Bap
tist church when a young girl and
lived a devout Christian up to her
death. For about 7 or 8 years she
had not been able to go to church,
being afflicted with rheumatism, but
occasionally the good Lord would
send one of His servants to seo her
and there hold service to her heart's
delight. For some years she was
most tenderly cared for by her
brother, Thos. Lanier. Since then
she has had the care of Mrs. Kizzie
Rountree, Mrs. Erin Rountree and
After a brief illness she fell
asleep in Jesus. Her dying decla
ration was remarkable. She had a
vision of heaven and saw several of
her relatives who had been dead for
years and called them by name.
She would often praise God and
say He had been good to her and
spared her a long time and that her
way was clear, not a shadow be
tween her and her Lord, that she
was ready any time He called her.
It his been the writer's pleasure to
live a neighbor to her for 12 years
and all of that time she has been
held in the highest esteem by all
who knew her, even the children all
loved Miss Mary. All that came
in tcuch with her life felt the influ
ence of a true Christian and was
living in the atmosphere of Chris
She asked the writer several
yean? ago, when she died to write a
notice of her death. Tue pall bear
ers were: Chick Winn, Irvin Har
ribon, Lanord Reams, J. P. Sulli
van, Mark Reames and G. C. Jor
dan. Rev. P. P. Blalock officiated
preaching from the 103rd Psalm tak
ing Tor the basis of his talk the 16th
The interment took place at the
family burial ground located on the
plantation Avhere she was raised.
She had a kind word and a cheer
ful smile for every one. She
is gone, yet her influence will long
live in the minds of those who
knew her best. She passed through
the fires of affliction and stood the
She has finished her work and re
ceived her crown. May her mantle
rest upon those she has left behind.
J. P. Sullivan.
Premier Carrier of the South
Schedules Effective September 29,
(N. B. These figures shown as
information only and are not guar
anteed). Arrivals and Departures
Edgefield, S. C.
8:20 a m No 209, daily, from Edge
field to Trenton. Connects at
Trenton for Augusta also Colum
bia, Spartanburg, Asheville,
Knoxville, Cincinnati and points
10:13 a m No 231, daily, from
Edgefield to Aiken. Connects at
Trenton for Augusta.
1:40 p m No 229, daily except Sun
day, from Edgefield to Aiken.
6:50 pm No 207, from Edgefield
to Trenton. Connects at Tren
ton for Augusta.
10:05 a ra No 208, daily, from
Trenton to Edgefield. Connection
at Trenton from Columbia and
11:00 a m No 230, from Trenton to
Edgefield. Connect from Colum
bia, Charlotte, Danville, Wash
ington, New York and points
1:10 p ra-No 210, daily except Sun
day from Aiken to Edgefield.
5:40 pm No 232, daily, from Ai
ken to Edgefield. Connection
from Augusta. i
7:4r p m No 206, daily, from Tren
ton to Edgefield. Connection Go- ,
lumbia, Spartanburg, Asheville,
For detailed information, call on
ticket agent, or
A H Acker, TPA., Augusta, Ga^ j
S H Hardwick, PTM., Wasfcing- ,
ton, D. C.
W E McGee, AGP A., Augusta, ,
H F Cary, GPA., Washington, D. |
C., E. H. Coapman, VP&GM., ,
Washington, D. C.
This is a prescription prepared espe
:ially for Chills and Fever. Five or
3?x dioses will break any case of Chills
and Fever, and if taken then as a tonic
the Fever will not return. It acta on
the liver better than Calomel and doe*
not gripe or sicken. 25c.
Haming, fishing, and trespassing
in.any manner whatsoever on our
lands is hereby forbidden. All
trespassers will be punished as pro
vided by law.
J. E. and P. C. Lanier.
AU persons indebted to the late
George W. Johnson will please
make payment at once to the un
dersigned, and all persons holding
claims against his estate will pre
sent them at once to the undersign
ed for payment.
R. M. Johnson,
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 coi dial ly
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Strike when the iron is hot and
paint when the property leeds it.
They paint ships a dozen times a
year; yes, some of them, every voy
age. What for, do you think? To
look nice and get business.
A livery keeps its carriages paint
ed and varnished and washed, to
look nice and get business.
A man, with a house for sale or
to let, 'does it up," and Devoe is
There's more in paint than to
keep-out water. Paint for looks
and you needn't think about water.
A fresh coat of paint one- a year is
about as good for bis cr?ditas pay
ing bis debts. But thc man whose
buildings and fences look new, very
likely, has no debts. The Edgetield
Mercantile Company sells it.
Notice of Dissolution of
For mutually satisfactory busi
ness reasons, the copartnership for
the practice of law heretofore ex
isting between J. Wm. Thurmond
and B. E. Nicholson has been dis
solved, and each member of the
firm will continue the practice of
law at Edgefield. We desire to
thank our clients for the generous
patronage, \\ hieb has been given to
us, and to state to them that the
cordial relations which have existed
between us during our association
will not be interrupted by severing
our business ties.
J. Wm. Thurmond,
B. E. Nicholson.
Nov. 9, 1912.
The first cost of a good job of
paint-Devoe-is $50 (average size, j
of course). The first cost of a second
or third or fourth rate job, $55 to
The wear is likewise. The better
you paint, of course, the longer it
wears. And the more you pay for
your job, the shorter it wears!
Devoe is one of a dozen good
paints. There are hundreds of bad
ones. As likely as not, Devoe is the
only good one in this town. The
Edgefield Mercantile Co. sells it.
It is Near at Hand to Hundreds
of Edgefield Readers.
Don't neglect an aching back.
Backache is often the kidneys'
cry for help.
Neglect hurrying to the kindeys
Means that urinary troubles may
Or danger of worse kidney troub
Mrs. V C Addison, Edgefield, S.
C., says: "Last year I had an at
tack of kidney complaint. When
ever I caught cold it settled in my
kidneys and caused pain and lame
ness all through my baok. I often
found it almost impossible to stoop
and I lost much sleep at night, ow
ing to pains and other kidney dis
orders. Finally Doan's kidney pille
were recommended to me and I be
gan using them. They did me a
world of good driving away the
backache and improving my health. ;
Of late I have again used Doan's
kidney pills to great advantage. I
endorse this remedy for the benefit
of other kidney sufferers. "
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents for
the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other.
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 publie
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
h^urs of sale the following realty
All and singular that tract of
land situate in Meriwether Town
ship in the County of Edgefield,
State of South Carolina, containing
Three Hundred and Sixty (360)
acres more or h'ss, and bounded on
the North by S. ?fc 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.
Terras of Sale. One-half of the
purchase money cash; balance on a
credit of one year, with interest
from d rte 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 the terms of the sale the Mas
ter within one hour, will resell same
on i he 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.
Nov. 7, 1912.
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 abov?
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
lierand 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
secured 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 at
Purchaser to pay for papers.
S. M. Smith,
Master E. C. S. C.
Nov. 7, 1912.
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
We have just unloaded
One solid car of chairs,
One solid car of furniture,
One solid car of Hackney wagonsr
One solid car of Hackney bug
gies, and are now ready to supply
you with everything in these lintsr
Ramsey & Jones.