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All of Them Gifted Performers.
The play "The Face at the Win
dow" uhich was given in the opera
house Monday night was beyond all
question the best ever presented
in Edgefield by local talent. The peo
ple who went expected to see a
good play but this was in a.different
class from anything that has here
tofore been presented in Edgefield.
Indeed the faultless acting, the
splendid staging and the sweet
music by the orchestra made one
feel that they were in the opera
house of Augusta or Columbia. The
young ladies and young gentlemen
who composed the cast of charac
ters have been showered with com
pliments on every hand, and to these
The Advertiser adds "Weil done"
with all possible emphasis. We
also congratulate the members of
the Dixie chapter upon the financial
success of the occasion, realizing the
sum of $65.25 from the door re
Two Negroes Murdered.
Sunday night, April li, two ne
groes," a man and a woman were
murdered on the farm of Mr. W.
S. Middleton at Meriwether in the
extreme lower part of the county,
and as a result of some work done
by Sheriff Swearingen five negroes
who are implicated in the murder
were placed in jail Sunday. The
dead negroes are Adaline Murray
and Jim Middleton, and those who
were committed to jail to await
trial were Jim Henry and Carrie
Norman, who occupied the other
end of the house in which the man
and woman were killed, Bill Wil
liams, Bob Marshal, and John Mur
ray, the husband of the dead wo
man. It is said that very strong
evidence has been seoured against
two of the aecused negroes.
Five Negroes in Jail.
As soon as Sheriff W. R. Swear
ingen was informed of the row
whioh occurred at Pine Hill, a ne
gro church two miles beyond John
ston, Sunday morning he went over
and had five negroes arrested, their
names beinu Aaron Hill, Walter
Hill, John I)ivis, John Martin and
Clarisa Hill.- All of these bear
marks from the knives, pistols and
razors that were wielded right and
left in the general mix-up. Anoth
er negro, Ed Martin, who is said to
have started the'row in the church,
ia still at large but will be caught
in a day or two. He bears both
razor and pistol wounds. It is
probable that after the August
term of court Supervisor Edmunds
will have his road working force
recruited. Several of these negroes
are said to be bad fellows, having
been engaged in such affrays be
Winthrop College News.
The annual field day exercises,
which were held on Monday April
7, proved to be very interesting.
The judges came from Columbia,
Spartanburg, and M i-sachusetts.
The cup for highest score was won
by the senior class.
The school children from York
county met at Winthrop for their
field day. There were about two
thousand people present.
Winthrop was honored last week
by a visit from fifty Yale graduates
of the class of 1885. They were un
a trip to South Carolina, given by
Mr. Robertson, a member of this
class, and now a prominent banker
On Wednesday afternoon Win
throp college gave a reception in
honor of the Medical Association
which met in Rock Hill. Dr. R.
A. Marsh's Edgefield friends were
delighted to see him among our
Have Gone For Joe Grant.
Having received official notice
that the supreme court of Pennsyl
vania will hear to-morrow afternoon
the appeal made by Joe Grant, the
negro who is wanted here for kill
ing Mr. Durst at Johnston
six years ago, Sheriff Swear
ingen sent' Messrs. Joe Eve
Miras and H. C. Watson to Phila
delphia yesterday to be on hand to
receive the negro and bring him at
once to the penitentiary in Colum
bia to remain uutil the August
term cf court. There is but little
doubt that the supreme court will
fail to sustain Gov. Tener, who has
already passed favorably upon the
requisition for Joe Grant. The
bringing of this man to trial after
he has been a fugitive from justice
for six years will be worth tenfold
more to the county than the ex
pense involved in bringing him
from Philadelphia to Edgefield.
Later-Since the above was writ
ten the sheriff has decided not to
send for the negro until notified of
the supreme court's decision.
Wheat Will be Disappointing.
Prior to a short time ago the
wheat in the county was very prom
ising, but recently in many sections
it has suffered decided injury from
an insect or from some other cause.
We have been informed that Mr.
C. M. Williams of the Cleora ses
tion. one of the most successful
wheat growers in the county, has
turned his stook in his wheat field
and is grazing it down, having de
cided that the yield would be very
unsatisfactory. In some sections
oats seem to have gone baekward
Noted Landscape Architect.
Mr. R. E. Withers of Charleston,
a landscape architect who possesses
a very high degree of skill, is spend
ing some time in Edgefield. He
has visited this place several times
in the past and has a number of
warm personal friends here. Seize
this opportunity to beautify your
lawn? 3nd gardens. Owing to Mr.
Withers' native ability and many
years of practical experience in land
scape gardening, you will not find
anyone who is better fitted for^ork
of this kind. His charges are very
Very Fine Oats.
The finest oats that we have seen
this year were sent The Advertiser
Monday by Dr. W. E. Prescott.
Last year Dr. Prescott ordered a
few bushels of improved oats from
Judge Hammond of Augusta and
sowed them on four acres of land.
They are DOW in full head and about
six feet tall. Those who have seen
the field have estimated that the
yield will be close around 75 bush
els per acre. One strong point in
favor of this improved variety ia
that it can be harvested at least three
weeks earlier than ordinary oats.
Dr. Prescott gave $a.00 per bushel
for the seed and has already receiv
I ed orders for practically all that he
will make. Farmers who have seen
this fine field of oats want some of
the seed to sow next fall.
Columbia District Conference.
This conference held at Brook
land last week was of spiritual
Bishop Kilgore led in making it
a spiritual uplift. The main part of
nearly every report was: The condi
tion of the church as it is on one
hand orippled by its worldly mem
bers and on the other hand strength
ened by its spiritually minded mem
Bishop Kilgore asked Dr. W. W.
Daniel if he thought that the ball
roora hurt the piety of the church
members that attended. Dr. Daniel
replied: "No." He then added:
"They have no piecy to hurt." The
bishop and conference agreed with
It ia heartening to those of ns who
are working for a church of spirit
ual purity and power to have our
ablest men leading ua. I was happy
to report that very few of ray mem
bers engaged in worldly amuse,
To our sorrow our presiding el
der, Rev. W. M. Duncan, continues
in ill health. Dr. W. W. Daniel,
president of Columbia College, is
presiding elder temporarily.
J. R. Walker.
A Progressive Young Farmer.
Mr. Floyd Rainsford is making
good as a farmer. We have watch
ed bis career with more than usual
interest sine? he came home from
college and settled upon the large
plantation which was so success
fully managed by his late father.
From the dawn of day till night
fall our young friend gives personal
attention to his farming operations,
and yet he finds time to keep the
social side of his nature normally
developed. He comes to town at
intervals, mingles with the young
people and attends their social func
tions but not to excess nor to the
neglect ot business. This is an
ideal life for any young man. In
stead of devoting himself soul and
body to making money on the one
hand, or giving himself over alto
gether to social indulgence on the
other. Mr. Rainaford is pursuing
the li ippy mean: In this connec
tion, ;here comes to mind a thought
from Cowper which is as true as it
"He that holds fast to the golden
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Feels not the wants that pinch the
Nor plagues that haunt the rich man-s
door. ' '
Landret n'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. den
will have our prompt attention
W. E. Lynoh & Co.
Teetotalism Among Old World
Abstinence of Sovereigns Traced to Moth
The announcement by the press
that the president of the United
States and members of his cabinei
! are opposed to the use of liquor at
the White House, or at social func
tions, has occasioned much discus
sion, favorable and otherwise, in
both the American and foreign pa
pers. In an article entitled, 'Tee
totalers Now on Many Thrones,"
by an "Ex Attache," recently pub
! lished in the Chicago Tribune, an
interesting list of sovereigns who
t are abstainers is given. According
to this writer teetotalism is the rule
rather than the exception among
the rulers of the old world. He
says that "Alfonso XIII of Spain
and his moiber, Queen Christina,
are both totai abstainers. So, too,
is Victor Emmanuel III of Italy,
as Queen Wilhelmina of Holland,
and her mother, Queen Emma, the j
two qneens of Sweden and King'
Gustavus Adolphus, Ciar Ferdinand
o." Bulgaria, and George V. of Great
"Tn Sweden," explains the writer,
"the present king and his oonsort
have undoubtedly baen influenced
in becoming teetotalers by his moth
er, the dowager Queen Sophia,
who for over forty years has been
the most powerful supporter and
advocate of the temperance move
ment in Scandinavia.''
Augusta Corn Show Will be
The Dremium list of the Augusta
Chronicle's Corn Show and Canning
Club Exhibition to be held in con
nection with the Georgia-Carolina
Fair at Augusta, Nov. 5th to 15th,
next has been received here and the
booklet is one of the most elaborate
and complete of its kind overissued
It is four color work, made ap in
folder style and carries the rules
and regulations of the contest to
gether with the prizes aggregating
over $3,500 to be awarded to con
testants in the Augusta territory.
This county is included in the dis
trict and all are eligible to enter
The movement is purely a public
spirited one and co-operation on the
part of the public is sure to bring
sreat results in developing this sec
tion of the south. Mr. J. C. Mc
Auliffe, rt Augusta is manager of
the corn show and will be glad to
furnish premium lists to any one
requesting it Special information
will also be cheerfully supplied
along any line of farming. The
movement is receiving cordial sup
port and undoubetdly the next Au
gusta corn show will be the bigges!
thing of the kind ever held in this
section of the country.
The House by the Side of the
There are hermit soul6 that live with
In the place of their self-content; '
There are souls like stars that dwell
In a fellowlesa firmament
There are pioneer souls that blase their
Where highway never ran
But let me rive by the side of the road.
And be a friend to man.
I see from my house by the side of the
By the side of the highway of fife,
The men who prose with the ardor of
The men who are faint with the
But I turn not away from their smiles
nor their tears,
Both parts of an infinite plan;
Let me live in my house by the side of
And be a friend to man.
I know there are brook-gladdening
And mountains of wearisome height,
That the road pasees on through the
And stretches away to the night,
But still I rejoice when the travellers
And weep with strangers that'moan,
Nor live in my housej by the side of the
Like aman who dwells alone.
Let me live in my house by the side of
Where the race of men go by.
They are good, they are bad, they are
weak, they are strong,
Wise, foolish-so am I,
Then why should I sit in the scorner's
Or hurl the cynic's ban?
Let me live in my house by the side of
And be a friend to man.
-Sam. Walter Foss, in the Golden
For Weakness and Loss ol Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonie,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drbw ont
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonio
sod rare Appetiser. For adulta tad f*?*"1??*- (?Qc
IS YOUR CREDIT GOOD?
The Representatives of The
Merchants' Credit Co
Are Arranging for the Publication of a
FOR THIS DISTRICT AS A BASIS OF CREDIT
By this system each individual is placed on record
showing how many places they secure credit and
witn what degree of promptness they pay their bills.
The book will show, not the financial standing, but
the credit standing?, of everybody, man or wo
man, who trades on time, and as it is not a financial
rating the poor man who pays his bills promptly will
secure a higher rating than the man of means who
NOW IS THE TIME TO PAY THE
OLD ACCOUNT AND SECURE A
Good Credit Rating.
Treat your eyes fairly. Do not
deny them the help of a pair of
glasses if they need it. Remember
yon will need them for a long time.
Geo. F. Mirna.
A largo assortment of Iron and
Enameled beds just reoeived. Pret
tier than any we have ever had be
Ramsey Sc Jones.
We always carry a larere stock of
single and double harness, light or
heavy, single or double wagon har
ness. We only carry harness that
is made by the leading factories of
land-the kind that you can de
Wilson Sc Cantelou.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs. Julia R. Adams
has made application unto this
Court for Final Discharge as Ex
ecutrix in re the Eatate of J. W.
Adams deceased, on this the 15th
day of April, 1913.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, io show cause be
fore me at ray offioe at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on
the 19th day of May, 1913 at II
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Diacharge should not be granted.
J. F. C., E. C., S. C.
April 15th, 1913.
I solicit your stock for pasture.
Have 500 acres under wire OB
Horn's Creek, will give stock my
personal attention. See me for
L. Y. Bryan.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedias Won't Care.
The worst com, no matter of bow long: staadJnc.
are cared by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing OIL It relieve?
Pm ls and Heals at tb? same time. 25c, 50c, USO
Now isthe time to put out onion,
sets. We can furnish you with,
Timmona Sc Morgan.
NEW SPRING GOODS
In every department we are now ready with all the
late novelties of the season for your inspection.
lien's Wear Department.
We are handling the Ferguson
McKenney shirt. When you see
the name on each shirt that is
enough said. Starting at 50c up
ward and guarantee colors and fit.
Men's B. V. D. underwear in all
sizes. The best lisle thread hose
aold over the counter tor 25c in light
weights and all colors, silk half hose
at 35c and 50c. Men's felt hats in
spring shapes and colors. New
collars for men aud boys just in.
This depaitment has steadily
grown every since we started it for
the reason we have the correct
st\ les, colors, quality and the trim
ming done by an expert trimmer
that has been trained to trim for
each season. In season we receive
new goods twice and three times a
week as the late styles come out in
Shoes, Oxfords and Pumps
In this ilcpartment we handle them directly from the manufacturers and
we stand behind every pair we sell as they are made up for us and we
know what we are selling. Men and boys oxfords in all leathers, ladies
and misses oxfords and pumps in white canvas, patent leathers, gun metal
and tans. American lady corsets models for figures, none better. Mc
Call's patterns carried in stock, Buster Brown hose for all.
In hces and embroideries we have the larges: stocck we have ever
bought^ consisting of edges, bandings and 27- and 45-inch embroidered
flouncing. Our line of white and colored wash goods is most complete
and we can please the most fastidious.
RIVES BROTHERS, Edgefield, 5. C.