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Boys' Corn Club Notice
The comest will close Saturday,
November 30. All reports on yield,
and ten ears for exhibit must be in
my office by that time.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Heavy LOBS by Fire.
Monday night about 8 o'clock
"the barn, crib and cotton house of
Mr. T. W. Rearden were burned.
. Besides the loss of the buildings, a
. currey, two fattening hogs, two
bales of cotton in the seed, 150
bushels of corn, a large quantity of
shucks and fodder, implements and
harness, were burned. It was with
great difficulty that Mr. Rearden
saved his mules. He had $300 in
surance on the buildings but none
on the contents. After deducting
the insurance, Mr. Rearden's loss
was in the neigl borhood of $600.
It is believed that the fire was of
Mr. Swearingen Delighted With
.-Supt. W. W. Fuller,
Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Mr. Fuller:-Accept my
.hearty congratulations on the splen
did success of the school exhibit.
The children, the teachers, and the
- -decorations, furnished the attrac
tions for the hundreds of fathers
.and mothers who came to see what
-their girls and boys would do. You
and ye ur committee have stimulated
.educational spirit and educational
progress in the county by Educa
, tional Day at the fair.
Accept also my genuine appre
ciation of the many courtesies
Whenever you are in Columbia,
.be certa i ? to make m'y place head
J. E. Swearingen.
Columbia, S. C.
.Second Lyceum Entertainment.
Next Tu- sday night the second
.lyceum attraction of the season will
he given in the opera house. It
will be a miscellaneous entertain
ment by the beulah Buck Quartet.
"These four > oung ladies, each one
an artist in her particular field,
will cometo Edgefield very strong
ly endorsed. They have delighted
large audiences in many of the large
.cities and we t rust that they w ill
be greeted by hundreds of musio
- lovers in Edgefield. The manager,
Mr. Ernest Padgett, has engaged
: high priced attractions for the;en
tire course and our people should
show their appreciation by patron
izing the entertainments. The vo
cal and instrumental music, read
ings, recitations, etc., will afford
pleasant entertainment for all who
attend. Better secure seats at once
if you did not purchase a season
First grade B. Section-Manly
DeLoach, Odelle Holton, W. G.
Ouzts, J. C. Hughes, Emm?. Mar.
Section A-Elizabeth Lott, Isa
belle Boone, Maud Lyon, Jchn
Wells, Davis Lewis.
Second grade-M itch fd 1 Wells,
Eleanor Mims, Corrie Cheatham,
Third grade- -Elizabeth Rives,
Rosa Zimmerman, Lois sMims,
William Folk, Lillian Pattison,
.Norma Shannonhouse, Sara Lyon,
Mary Campbell, Rhae Timmerman,
Fifth-Edwin* Folk, Arthur
Britt, James Shaipton.
Sixth-Leila Roper, Margaret
.May, Emma Lou Edmunds.
Seventh-Ouida Pattison, Janice
Eighth-Alma DeLoaeh, Ida
Folk, Blondelle Hart, Guy Broad
water, Florence Mims, Ruth Lyon.
In accordance with custom the
following proclamation has been is
sued by Governor Blease:
The benign Ruler of the uni
verse having graciously granted un
to us, the people of South Carolina,
unlimited and untold blessings dur-j
irig the past 12 months, having
filled our borders with abundance
of everything needed to make a
happy and contented people, it is
but right and proper that a day
thould be set aside upon which
thanks should be renderd to Him,
the giver of all things.
"Therefore, I, Cole L. Blease,
governor of the State of South Car
olina, do hereby set apart Thurs
day, November 28, 1912, as a day
of thanksgiving, and in doing so
earnestly request that; all the peo
ple meet in their churches and other
places of worship and render
thanks unto almighty God for His
mercies and blessings, and petition
for His continued guidance and
New Feed for Horses.
Since corn and hay have advano
! ed those who have stock to feed
are castine: about for cheap feed, at
the same time a well-balance ration.
Mr. Jerome P. Timmerman is sell
ing the merchants in this section
'Syration" Molasses Feed for horses
and mules. This new feed is stead
ily growing in popularity. Those
who have used it, are thoroughly
satisfied with the reBults obtained.
See what Mr. Timmerman says
about the new feed in the advertise
ment elsewhere in this issue. Call
upon your local merchant and ask
him about it. Feed a few sacks
and you will be convinced of its
An approaching mrrriage in which
the people of Edgefield feel a very j
deep interest, because of the intrinsic
worth and popularity of the con
tracting parties, is announced the
following invitation which has just)
"Mr. and Mrs. William Lowndes
Dunovant request the honor of your
presence at the marriage of their
daughter Ellen Brooks to Dr. Oscar)
LaBorde on Wednesday afternoon,
the fourth of December at half af
ter four o'clock Presbyterian church
Edgefield South Carolina."
Flagged Train With Shirt
Tearing his shirt from his back
an Ohio nan fagged a train and
saved it from a reek, but H T|
Alston, Raleigh, N. C., once pre
vented a wreck with Electric Bit-1
tere. "I was in a terrible plight
when I began to use them," he
writes, "my utomach, head, back
and kidneys were all badly affected
and my liver was in bad condition,
but four bottles of Electric Bitters
made me feel like a new man." A
trial will convince you of their
matchless merit for any stomach,
liver or kidney trouble. Price 50c
at Penn & Holstein's, W E Lynch
The Decorated School Wagons.
The members of the fair associa
tion greatly appreciates the res
ponse of so many schools. The ten
decorated wagons added greatly to
the parade last Friday. All of them
presented a highly creditable ap
pearance. The Colliers wagon was
particularly attractive, representing
a school room drawn by four large
mules, driven by J. L. Miller, Jr.,
and D. T. Mathis, Jr. It received
first honor and the cash prize of
$10. The wagon of the Beaver Dam
Mills schcol in pink and green was
also very beautiful. It was awarded
the second prize of $5. A member
of the committee of judges after
wards remarked to The Advertiser's
representative that the three wag
ons from the Long Cane school
were particularly striking in their
originality. These three wagons, as
all of them in fact, were very gen
erally admired. The enterprise of
the teachers, trustees and patrons
who aided in making the school pa
rade a success deserves the highest.
Porto Rico's New Wonder. |(
From far away Porto Rico come
reports of a wonderful new discov-1 '
ery that is believed will vastly bene
fit the people. Ramon T Marchan,
of Barceluneta, writes: "Dr. King's
New Discoveiy is doing splendid
work here. It cured me about five
times of terrible coughs and colds,
also my brother of a severe cold in
his chest and more than 20 others,
who used it on my advice. We hope
this great medicine will yet be sold
in every drug store in Porto Rico
For throat and lung troubles it has
no equal." A trial will convince you
of its merit. 50c and $1.00. Trial
bottle free. Guaranteed by Penn &
Holstein, WT E Lynch & Co.
Protracted Services at Johnston
Rev. E. C. Bailey will commence
a serien of sermons in the Presbyte
rian church Sunday at 7 p. m. All
Rev. J. R. Walker will preach at
Edgefield Methodist church Sunday
morning at 11:15, and Sunday
night ai 7:30. These are the last
sermons at the Methodist church
before the annual conference. Sun
day school at 10:15.
BAPTIST CHURCH: Services
at 11:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Pas
tor M. D. Jeffries will preach at the
morning hour on ' Tendencies," at
7:30 Rev. V. I Masters, D. D.,
editorial secretary of the Home
Mission Board, Atlanta, Ga., will
deliver a lecture illustrated with
beautiful stereopticon views. Every
body invited. Sunday school at 10:15
Thankful For Things That
tributed to The Success
Thanks to the weather mao.
Thanks to the town of Jobi
'or the large attendance and <
?vidences of co-operation.
Thanks to the fakirs for tc
ng the "suckers" a lesson, ?
Thanks to the Southern rail
?or making special rates to E
Thanks to the faithful women
abored so unselfishly and uni
ngly for the success of the pat
i feature without which the
lay of the fair would have been
Thanks to the merchants
:losing their stores several h
Thank* to the fathers and m
srs who came many miles, brinj
the entire family with them.
Thanks to the good peopl
Trenton fer their presence, anc
mranccs of still more loyal s?p?
n the future.
Thanks to the merrygo-roi
man for . bringing his big, bri?
Thanks to the ladies of the.ce
tery association for serving fl
Thanks to the pickpockets
their absence. .<
Thanks to the mothers who 1
their babies to the fair Thursi
afternoon. All of them deser
Thanks to the members of
Woman's Christian Temperance 1
ion for providing the rest room
the tired mothers and fretful bab
Thanks to the big hearted,
headed, big bodied Mr. Murpl
for his aggregation of attractio
Thanks to Major Anderson^
the tournament con testants~fgrjt
new feature. .. . . ?
Thanks to Willis Dunc^n|fflr 1
dispatch with which fie d??p.eni
tickets, being as rapid and -as ace
ate as a machine.
Thanks to Capt. Collett for t
very excellent manner in which
formed and mobilized the parade.
Thanks to Newt. Broadwater a
President Cantelou for their ma
nificent farm collections, demo
?trating to the people what can 1
produced upon farms right here
Dur midst. Mr. Broadwater wi
Thanks to Manager B. F.-5?*?
norman of the Beaver Dam Mil
For his generosity and public spiri
Besides operating a loom in the fa
buildings, he bore the expense?
providing two wagons for the schoi
Thanks to the "croakers" an
kickers" for what they said i
crying to "run down" the fair. The
;aused the managers to be 'all tb
nore determined to make a succef
)f the enterprise.
Thanks to those who purchase
season tickets, knowing at thc tim
?hat they could not attend all of th
three days. The managers need sifc.
Thanks to those who brought ex
aibits a long distance, knowing n
idvance that some of the premium
vere small. Such self-sacrifice anc
public spirit are needed in orderte
nake the fair all it ought to be.
Thanks to Hon. John E. Swear
ngen for his presence and for hon
iring the parade by riding at th(
lead of the school wagons. Hii
ioming will be a stimulus to educa
;ion in the county.
Thanks to the superintendents ?ri
the several departments for the very
satisfactory manner in which they
iischarged their duties.
Thanks to the trustees, patront?,
teachers and pupils for entering the
school wagon parade, contributing
to the success of a feature that will
sec?me state-wide in its popularity.
Thanks to Miss Sadie Mims for
,he splendid example which she has
mt the other young ladies of the
sounty and for contributing one of
he most attractive features of the
Thanks to the good women of the
5V. C. T. U. for quenching the
hirst of the throng with aqua pura.
Thanks to the thousands for the
plendid spirit, cordial fellowship
ind ideal deportment throughout
he three days. * ':;tod.
Thanks to all bf the committees
>f judges who performed their diffi
?ult tasks so faithfully and impar
ially. .. ; .(
Thanks to the merry-go-round
nan for not having a one-tune mu
Thanks to the ready pistols for
itaying in their places of conceal
, Thanks to the gate keepers for
the tact and vigilance which were
Thanks to a few individuals for
their absence-the few who inten
tionally remained away. Had they
gone it would have been for the
sole purpose of criticising.
Thank? to the exhibitors who
have been patient when errors oc
curred in awarding prizes, etc.
Where is the individual or organi
zation that does not at times make
errors, honest errors?
Thanks to the colored band lor
not playing oftener.
Thanks to the popular young sec
retary for receiving and classify
ing the exhibits so rapidly and effi
ciently. All of the officers of the
fair are praising ber.
Thanks to all of the people from
all parts of the county for their
presence and spirit of co-operation,
without which holding a fair would
Thanks, a million thanks, to
President J. R. Cantelou, Manager
R. S. Anderson, Treasurer J. G.
Tompkins and others for their pub
lic spirit and unselfish service to
the people of the county, We won
der if the farmers appreciate, as
they should, what these men are
doing for them? T.
Card From Mr. Middleton Con
cerning the Savannah Land.
Editor Advertiser: We on this
side of the county a"e glad to 6ee
Mr. J. P. Wood's article in your
paper about the very, very impor
tant matter to us, of the condemna
tion of our lands on Savannah river
and Stevens'creek. If the compa
ny will say more to the public on
this question it will help the people
to understand, and decide about
the questions involved. What the
public wishes is information-full,
complete information. We hope
the Power Company will give it.
If Mr. Wood will answer the fol
lowing questions through your pa
per, it will put important informa
tion in the hands of the people, to
enable them to reach an intelligent
idea of the value of these lands. Of
course, the company is as anxious
as anyone else for the people to
know their real value. The course
of the company in beginning to
take the public into its confidence
by its recent articles is'praisewortby,
and we are sure the public will ap
preciate it if the company will give
Will Mr. Wood give, through
your paper, the following informa
tion, accurately, as contractors are
already at work on the dam and no
doubt all items of cost are already
carefully figured out:
1. What will the dam and ma
chinery cost in money (not in stocks
or bonds,) but in money?
2. What will your transmission
lines cost to build?
3. How much power will be de
veloped by this outlay?
4. What will this power sell for
per horse-power per annum?
5. What is the estimated cost of
6. What is the estimated annual
cost of depreciation on your dam
7. How many icreswill your pro
posed pond actually cover-not
including the surface of the river
8. How many additional acres
will it so seriously damage that
you will have to pay for the land?
9. How much has this land cost
you-what has been paid to the
farmers?, This not to include hill
land that you bought and have sold
again, or will sell.
10. How many acres have you
yet to obtain? The average price
that you have paid, will show what
this additional land is to cost, and
show the total cost of all land nec
, If Mr. Wood, or the company,
will give the above information to
the public, which no doubt they
will be glad to do, and which they
do, since they claim to be a public
corporation and therefore to have
the right to condemn private prop
erty, then the people will have in
formation from which they can
judge what the lands are really
worth, and have the proof of
Wood's statement if that is cor
rect, that it was difficult to figure
the matter so that interest could be
made on the cost.
We contend that our lands are
valuable for water-power purposes
and that you cannot disassociate
them from the power and condemn
them as mere farm lands, which
prices many of us could have got
ten at any time for years from our
neighbors. Also that every foot of
the fall bas its power value as every
dollar has its value in a total of dol
R. H. Middleton.
Our shoes are better this fall than
ever before, quality and pi ice to
suit every one.
Israel Mukashy Bargain House,
Next Door to Dunovant Co.
Our stock of silverware
glass, gold and silver jew(
and silver novelties was nev
Everything is from the 1<
manufacturers in the counti
Let us supply your needs
better equipped in every de
best our prices are very i
guaranteed. Will be a pleas
A. J. RI
706 Broad St., Ai
Mr. Medlock Replies to
I notice some one, who calls him
self "Skipeon," has been able to
discover or "see a piece in f,he Ad
vertiser." How he managed to d
it, is a kind of a mystery, but
must have done so, otherwise he j
would not have seen my name
then he starts off with the charge
that I "signed an option for 25
dollars per acre for my land, then
kicked and got $45." It is passing
strange how reckless some people
are when it comes to handling the
truths I can prove that from the
very beginning,- that in every trans
action I have had with the agent of
the Water Power Co., our business
relations have been pleasant, and
without the slightest misunderstand
ing or dispute The agent of the
company and not only he, but any
of my neighbors will testify that
to the best of their knowledge and
belief, I would consider myself
bound by my signature to any kind
of a contract.
'Skipeon" says I got 45 dollars
per acre, if that is so the company
must owe rae a balance, as the sum
total, which I received does not
quite tally with the number of acres
involved at that price. But all
this does not matter, nor does the
public ca.e whether I got 45 or
450 dollars per acre, the question
is, did I get, or demand more than
I had signed for in the agreement,
I am perfectly willing to leave
that to the agent, and records of
tue company, and if "Skipeon"
Wishes to add to his knowledge he
may go to them for information.
"Skipeon" charges me with say
ing, "my neighbors got too much
for their land." What I did say,
in regard to the value of a larger
proportion of the land for farming
purposes, I still say it, and am con
fident that I will be backed up in
the assertion by numbers of farm
ers with as much intelligence as
"Skipeon," or I. Now after all
slush about being robbed by mil
lionaires etc., one will not wonder
at "Skipeon" feeling sorry that he
got into this, I feel sorry for him
myself, especially so, when he seem
ingly questions my veracity as to
losing cattle in the creek. My grand
father, my father, and several oth
ers in the community have lost cat
tle by the creek, and river from my
earliest recollection, and about
1874 or 5 I had 5 or 6 head swept
off in one night, and have lost sev- i
eral head along at intervals since t
up to within the last year. The ]
last rain, something over a week
ago, came at night, and next day I
my near neighbor, Col. J. P. De- 1
Laughter, had to hurry down to t
the creek, and wade in to rescue his i
cattle that had be?n caught, and a
surrounded by the rising waters.
Had not sorae one discovered their 1
plight, and notified him promptly, 1
he might have lost them all. 1
Now Mr. Editor, I dislike to cum- ?
ber your Pa?e8 w^h these trivial 1
persor alities, nor would I have no
ticed "Skipeon's" labored effort had I
he not seen fit to seemingly impugn (
the motives, honesty and veracity .1
of me, and my son as well. In my I
former article I wrote from the I
standpoint of a public utility 1
something in which the country is
interested, and sensible men from f
various portions of the county have I
seen fit to commend it, and say that n
it was true. I will say farther that
I nor any people have any more in- G
terest at stake on the success or li
failure of the Power Co., than any \
one, or all of my aeighbors, there- , ?
fore they may take care oftheraselves
So "Skipeon" in concert with his 7
or 8 other kickers can kick the
hornsoff the moon for aught I care.
All I ask is not to be misrepresented e
in the discussion of a question of g
public polity. I have a hard enough c
time in life to answer to charges o
that contain some semblance of I
truth without having to chase down t
every chimera that may spring from n
some isolated vacuum. Now if what s
"Skipeon" says is true, and if he, s
, decorated china, cut
;lry, diamonds, watches
fading and most reliable
>. We have never been
:partment, and what is
ure to show you through
like the most of us. signed tiree
options in as many different 'years,
without posting himself as to; the
value of hi? land, from his own ad
mission he ought to have a guar
dian appointed to look after his
property. Some of ray near neigh
bors got ten. dollars per acre more
than I did for power land. I am
;lad that they did. They got their
price I got mine for which I had
signed an option. I couid not ask for
more. Now if "Ski peon" read m j
former article he evidently did not,
?: could not understand it, in either
sase it was no fault of mine.
Thanking the Advertiser for its
kind indulgence for this time I
promise to try not to inflict on your
readers anything more on the~sub
?ect of "Skipeons."
G. W. Medlock.
North Augusta, S. C.
Elk Tailoring Company
offer s free extra pair pants
with each order for Suit or
Overcoat, this offer good
until December 25,
0. P. Bright,
Lukone and Scotch
-lound Trip Excursion Fares to
Charier ' on, S. C. Via South
Premier carrier of the South.
Account Charleston Fair and Bat
leship Week, November 17-24,
Battleships. cruisers, torpedo
>oats, etc. with crews aggregating
5,000 sailors-Also big stock, cat
ie, poultry, and agricultural exhib
?s with liberal cash prizes-alluring
Tickets on sale November 16, 18,
9, 20 21, and 22, 1912 with final
imit returning November 25th,
912. Round trip fares:
?ken, S. C. ?3.65
?atesburg, S. C. via Black
Ddgefield, S. C. via Aiken 4.65
?raniteville, S. C. via Aiken 4.10
ohnston, S. C. via Trenton 4.70
.lexington, S. C. via Columbia 4.35
.leesville, S. C. via Columbia 4.35
brenton S. C. via Aiken 4.45
Proportionately reduced fares
rom other South Carolina points.
For detailed information, call on
earest ticket agent, or,
A. H. Acker, TPA., Augusta,
}a.; W. E. McGhee, AGPA., Co
rnubia, S. C., H. F. Cary, GPA.,
Vashington, D. C., S. H. Hardwick
?TM., Washington, D. C.
? 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 signe
f indigestion, Dr. King's New
iife Pills should be taken to tone
he stomach and regulate liver* kid
ieys and bowels, Pleasant, easy,
afe and only 25c at Penn & Hol
tein's, W E Lynch & Co.