Newspaper Page Text
Caught by Nitrate of Soda
In some sections of the state far
mers are resolving that they will
not use nitrate of soda at the pre
vailing hitih price. Might as well
pass resolutions that no western
corn will be bought when the price
seems unreasonably high. If the
corn crib on the farm is allowed to
become emory western corn must
be bought to teed the stock it mat
ters not what the price is. So with
nitrate of soda and other aramoni
ates. If farmers allow their soils to
become depleted of this essential
element, it must be purchased on
the market, if good yields are made,
it matters not what the price may
be. This is only another instance of
farmers getting caught when they '
could in a large measure be inde
A Progessive Antioch Farmer.
Among the first farmers to enter
the corn contest was Mr J. R.
Walker of the Antioch section. He
came in Saturday and subscribed
for The Advertiser, and upon our
solicitation very willingly em oiled
his name for the corn contest. Mr.
Walker has the right spirit. He
said farmers ought to enter the con
test in order to aid in : .aking it a
success even if they have but little
hope of winning one of the prizes.
The contest can not be a success,
can not accomplish that for which
it is intence 1, the stimulating of
corn growing throughout the coun
ty, unless the farmers enter. Mr.
Walker is a native of Anderson
county, having located on the Glan
ton farm near Antioch which he
purchased last fall. Surely our
Edgefield farmers will not let this
Anderson farmer be more proges
sive than they are. We stated above
that Mr. Walker subscribed for
1 ne Advertiser. Do not get the
idea that a farmer can not enter the
contest unless he subscribes for this
paper. We do not require that.
Those who are not subscribers are
as cordially received into the con
test as are those who are subscribers.
Mr. Walker had voluntarily added
his name to our subscription list be
fore the contest was even suggested.
Remember this: IT COSTS AB
SOLUTELY NOTHING TO EN
TER THE CORN CONTEST.
Edgefield Family in Mexico.
The following 1 ettcr from Mrs.
D. W. Sharpton, Jr., of Mexico,
written to her mother, at Clark's
Hill, has been sent to The Advertis
er by Mrs. D. W. Sharpton
The letter gives a peisonal
touch to the situation in
Mexico, and an account of this par
ticular incident was published in
the San Antonia Express. Mr.
Sharpton pulled the train to San
Dear Mama:- We have been
here for the last ten days, and I
want to tell you that we were lucky
to get out with our lives. The ban
dits, 300 in number came into the
mine, and wanted all arms, ammu
nition, horses and money. The su
perintendent said he would give up
money, but no arms nor anything
else would they deliver, so they put
'Tis time hats and spi
March nineteenth and tw<
Miss Samuel who has
hats of her own designing
Remember the date,
you and shall endeavor tc
up a fight. There were only 22 of
our brave American boys, and after
killing fifteen, and all horses, and
some of the wounded, they left,
promising to return next day in
greater numbers and take revenge.
Being on the alert all night, we de
cided that it would be best for us all
to leave there at 3 in the morning,
so very quietly we man iged to get
out, not having enough ammunition
to continue much more fighting.
Next day the bandits came in as
they said, and not finding anyone
there they started to loot and rob
everything. What they couldn't take
with them they burned. We didn't
manage to get out a thing.
Fortunately two months ago,
when I brought E. R. to school
here, I brought along a trunk with
a few clothes for each one, in case j
something like this should happen.
Otherwise we wouldn't have had a
9titch left. We heard th ?y even
broke up my cooking stove with an
ax, and everything we had in all the
houses in camp, so I do not know
when we will be able to return. We
have certainly been under an awful
strain, and we do not know when
the men be able to return, as they
can not give them auy protection
They have had a very trying
time in the city. I hope they will
soon quiet down. Mrs. Taylor and
children were here five days ago
while the fighting was going on in
the city. She said they were con
templating going to Brazil, woore
Mr. Taylor basa very high position
offered him. I would like to see how
the city looks now. Many hundredh
were killed there. Am glad we were
out of it.
There are five hundred rebels, so
they call themselves, right near here
at first station, who have asked the
governor for the town. He has re
fused, and we do njt know whether I
they will fight or not. They have
soldiers up on all tbe church tow
ers. I certainly hope they will not
fight, as we have had euough ex
citement for awhile. Am not over
it yet. One of our men was wound
ed, but we bi ought him up here to
the hospital, and he in getting along
nicely. If a position was procurable
elsewhere, we wouldn't risk going
back to that place, as they certainly
have it in for Americans. Write me
Scotch Concert and P[ay.
The opera house has been engag
ed fur March 28, when a very
original and pleasing program will
be given. The first part will be a
play l>y the smallest children pro
curable for such an entertainment.
This play will be both humorous
and educational. "The sick baby"
will eli cit. your sympathy, but will
provoke great mirth and all will
The r (Mtond part will be a Scotch
concert, and a very delightful feat
ure of this will be the fact that our
friends from Johnston who com
pose their famous sextette of male
voices ?/ill assist, wearing the Scotch
costumes. Mrs. F. M. Boyd will
sing in solo and chorus, accompa
nied by Mr. Boyd on the flute.
There will also be a feature of chil
dren's voices in solo and choros.
Our own Edgefield vocalists will
appear in some of the most beauti
ful of the Scotch songs, and alto
gether the evening will be profita
bly and delightfally spent by all
who attend. Moro next week.
CV- . VJ C?L * -o
ring costumes should occupv tl
sntieth the millinery parlors in
; developed much cleverness a
together with many new untrir
Wednesday and Thursday, Ma
> serve you better than ever.
The Christian women of John
ston are amono; the most progres
sive in South Carolina in all the ac
tivities which gain the attention of
women. They are bringing things to j
pass in different lines of philan-|
During the past week the Wo-1
On Next Monday, Tue
March 17th, 1
We will have 01
which we extend
Edgefield and t
country to visit 01
partment to see
man's Mission Society of the Bap
tist church at Johnston held their
annual week of prayer and study for
Home missions. Each afternoon
different phases of this important
subject were taken up, and interest
ingly discussed, and all over our
southland the women of all the
churches are studying this question
as well as others which mean the
salvation of our nation, and are giv
ing of their time, efforts and means.
On Wednesday afternoon, on in
vitation of the Johnston society,
Mrs. J. D. Chapman and Mrs. J.
L. Mims went over to Johnston to
be present on one of these interest
A visit to Mrs. W. J. Hatcher
was followed by a delightful dinner
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Lott, around whose hospitable board
were four of the teachers of the
Johnston high school; Miss Willis
the teacher of music, Miss Clara
Sawyer and Miss Beaks, and Mrs.
Lucia Latimer who has not only the
distinction of being a teacher in
this splendid school, but the greater
honor as president of the Johnston
mission society, uhose good works
and fame have gone out through all
The spacious Sunday school
roem of the Baptist church is an
ideal place for such a meeting, and
about one hundred or more were in
attendance. An interesting story,
"The brown towel," showing the
possibility of a gift from the poor
est and most humble and the prom
ise of abundant reward, was beauti
fully told by Mrs. F. M. Boyd, who
afterwards saug an appropriate and
The meeting was in charge of
Mrs. M. E. Parrish, who also called
on Mrs. Latimer to read an inoident
showing the regenerating power of
the simple preaching of the gos
pel in one of our southern towns.
Mrs. Hatcher introduced Mrs.
igi A ?J* *J? ?J? A *J? ?5? ?J? ?J? ?J?*-J?Y B
ie minds of our readets. Wednesday and Thursday,
the annex will be ready for inspection,
nd originality, will be pleased to show you many pretty
nmeJ shapes, which are slightly smaller this season,
.rch 19 and 20, Come to see us. We welcome
'. H. Turner. j>opricfor
Chapman, who spoke to the society
on the greatness of the work and
its influence through our gifts, per
sonal service and mission study. The
meeting was altogether delightful
to those who attended from Edge
field, and they felt that their going
was worth while as they always
have felt on numerous kindred oe
sday and Wednesday,
8th and 19th
xv regular spring
of pattern hats,
to the ladies of
ur Millinery Be
the novelties of
; to serve,
Landreth's seed-have been known
for years by the title, Seed which
Succeed. They succeed because
they are vital. They succeed be
cause they have quality. Let us
have your orders for anything you
need in garden seed. Mail or.ders
wil 1 have our prompt attention
W. E. Lynck & Co.
A Bright Well Written Letter
From Little Harmony Girl.
Mr. Mims:- This most prosper
ous school has not appeared in The
Advertiser but once. It is centrally
looated between Johnston,and Edge
field on the edge of a large srrove.
It is a large three-room building
painted white and green. In the
front is the large play ground for
the boys and the other side of the
road is the base and foot ball
ground which they play on. There
are two large oaks which divide the
boys' play grounds from the girls.'
We take in at nine and both
rooms meet in the principal's roora
where we have prayer by him. Then
the assistant retires to her room for
stantial patented desks and coal
heaters in which we have good fires
when necessary. Everything is very
pleasant around there, as both of
our teachers are very sweet and
loved by all their pupils and people
in the surrounding community. We
are anticipating a nice time at Eas
ter as we are going to have an Eas
ter egg hunt. Hoping that the old
rabbit will be good to all of us I
Your little friend,
Johnston, S. C.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cora.
The worst cases, no matter of how lone standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing: GIL It relieves
Pala and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, $1.00
We are daily opening up ?new Spring goods and in- \
vite the ladies to call and see our early arrivals, partic
Laces, Embroideries and
We are showing a very strong line of these goods
at low prices.
J. W. PEAK
her daily duties, teaching her little
tots. She has five grades and Mr.
Long has from the sixth to the
tenth. We turn out at three-thirty
after a good day's work.
The principal and assistant's
rooms are separated by rolling doors.
The walls of both rooms are painted
slate color and the tops are paint
ed sky blue. The walls are decorated
with neat pictures and calendars.
Both rooms are furnished with sub
We have careful thoughts for the
And smiles for the sometime guest,
But oft for "our own"
The bitter tone,
Though we love "our own" the best.
Ah, lips with the curve impatient,
Ah. brow with that look of scorn,
'Twere a cruel fate
Were the night too late
To undo the work of morn.
-Margaret E. Sangsters
Edgefield Mercantile Company
Fertilizers and Fertilizer Materials
Cotton Seed Meal, Nitrate of
Soda,Blood,Kainit, 16 per ct. acid
Mixed goods' manufactured by
Royster, Armour, Swift, Ameri
can Agricultural Chemical Co.,
Georgia Chemical "Works.
Call and see Mr. R C. Padgett or Mr.
A. E. Padgett: