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/. L. MIMS,_.Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, September IO
Industry keeps the body healthy,
the mind clear, the heart whole, and
the purse full.-SIMMONS.
Lest we forget-the Edgefield
High School is a FREE school.
After Mrs. Pankhurst reaches
New York watch the fire insurance
"We can't" never achieved any
thing. "We can" has brought won
ders to pass.
Edgefield has almost enough col
lege girls to have a female college
of its own.
None of that $50,000,000 has
yet reached The Advertiser's cash
drawer. It hasn't helped us "move
our crop" of delinquents.
It is probable that Mrs. Pank
hurst's rejoinder to Dr. Len Brough
ton's statement that she ia crazy
would not be printable.
The election of Ex-President
Taft to the presidency of the Ameri
can Bar Association has doubtless
caused the other ex-president to
turn green with envy.
Trolley lines, like government
jobs, are landed by the longest pole.
Can't Edgefield produce as long
pole as any other town in the coun
ty? Ali that is needed is every
shoulder to the wheel.
Late dispatches state that Mrs.
Pankhurst will sail for America
early in October. Wonder if she
could not be deported as an unde
sirable immigrant. That's what
Canada does with alleged demented
persons, Thaw for example.
One of the large western pack
ing houses has established a wool
gathering plant for removing wool
from sheep hides. In order to be
gin the enterpiise with expert la
bor they should import some of the
London suffragettes to operate the
If the extra session of congress
runs right along into the regular
session, as has been predicted by
Speaker Clark, Edgefield will have
to send up a petition for a leave of
absence for Major Anderson. We
can not make the county fair a suc
cess without him.
We heard a man remark tho other
day, "They'll soon have Thaw
back in Manhattan.*' Weare of the
opinion that he should be on Man
hattan Island or anywhere else he
wishes to go rather than be in Mat
teawan. The insane theory was only
a ruse of Thaw's lawyers to save
him from the electric chair. When
tried for killing White he should
either have been electrocuted or
given his freedom.
Minimum Price Fixed.
The National Farmers' Union has
again made the mistake of fixing
the minimum price of cotton at 15
cents. It will not amount to a row of
pins. By this action they have made
themselves the laughing stock of
the speculators. It is impossible
for farmers to FIX a minimum
price for cotton as long- at a large
portion of the cotton is spent be
fore it is made. They must own
their cotton before they can name
the price, and the speculators know
that. If owing to existing condi
tions farmers received 15 cents, it ie
well. We sincerely hope they will
receive that amouut and more. But
'tis the sheerest folly to fix a price
by resolution and then be as power
less as babes to enforce the resolu
tion. Furthermore, if farmers in
convention assembled agree upon a
minimum price, it should not be an
nounced to the public.
The Advertiser is sincerely hope
ful that farmers will receive 15
cents for cotton but the resolutions
will not have a feather's weight in
bringing about such a price.
The old-style wooden passenger
coach must go. It has served its
time and will soon become as obso
lete as the old wood-burning loco
motive. Several recent very disas
trous railroad wrecks have shown
that the wooden coaches afford prac
tically no protection in case of a
wrecked train, while passengers
who occupy the new all-steel coaches
are but little injured. Another ad
vantage of the steel cars over the
wood is that the danger of the
wreckage burning is reduced to a
minimum. There is increasing de
mand for fire-proof passenger
coaches as well as for fire-proof
buildings. Several of the large and
very wealthy railroad systems are
placing orders for steel ooaches in
order to discard old-style wooden
coaches altogether. Very soon these
railroads will be advertising that
they use only fire-proof and wreck
proof coaches for their passenger
service, which will force competing
lines to make the same improve
Let the old style coaches be dis
carded on all railroads and new all
steel coaches be used instead- The
Advertiser predicts that before long
there will be a law requiring rail
roads to use passenger coaches that
are made of steel.
Now is the Time to Act.
It is universally admitted that
the greatest hindrance to Edge
field's prosperity and growth is its
inadequate railroad facilities. No
town was ever known to attain any
great degree of commercial impor
tance that was located at the end of
a branch railroad.
As our people fully realize and
agree to a man that the town needs
a competing line of railroad that
will connect us directly with the
outside world, why is it that many
of them are indifferent, not willing
to make any effort or to expend
any money toward securing anoth
er road? The air is full of reports
as to proposed lines which if built
will pass through other sections of
the county. Why not make some
effort-indeed, an Herculean effort
-to have at least one of these pro
jected lines pass through the coun
ty seat? The writer has been in
formed by older persons in the past
that had the citizens of Edgefield
made an effort when the railroad
was constructed years ago from Au
gusta northward by Columbia the
promoters of the enterprise could
have easily been induced to come
by Edgefield. We see now what
a mistake the then inhabitants of
Edgefield made. Will we in our
apathy and indifference make the
Whether the rumors afloat as to
the proposed roads be true or not,
this much is certain: Investors in
railroad properties are looking
southward and it will not be long
before one or more new roads '.viii
traverse the undeveloped portions of
this county, and whether they pass
through the county seat or not will
be determined by the efforts that our
citizens put forth.
Another thing is true too. If
Edgefield allows the projected roads
to pass to the east or west of us, we
will never then be able to offer suf
ficient inducement to secure a road.
Our town can secure a road with
a smaller outlay now than it can
ever do again. After other neigh
boring towns secure one or more
trolley lines it will be practically
impossible for us to induce capital
ists to invest in a section that is
then well supplied with railroad
facilities. Now is the time to strike
while this is an inviting field.
Give Officers Your Support.
Sheriff Swearincen and his depu
ty have been doing effective work
in apprehending and bringing the
"blind tigers'' in this section to
justice. But they need the moral
support of the' people in communi
ties where whiskey is being sold. If
your neighborhood is beiug annoy
ed by negroes who sell whiskey, no
tify the sheriff or his deputy, and
after informing them give these of
ficers your hearty support. So far
as our information extends, practi
cally all of the whiskey that is be
ing sold in this county at this time
is sold by negroes and that too on
their own account. They go down
to the Aiken dispensary an i bring
back from one to four gallons as per
sonal baggage. A few convictions,
with sentences to the chaingang,
will put a quietus on these offen
It is not an easy matter to con
vict a negro or anyone ei^e of sell
ing whiskey, for there are so many
ways they can misrepresent the
facts. But it should not be difficult
to convict them under the charge of
transporting whiskey in violation of
the law. Whenever a negro who
is known in the community to be a
"blind tiger" is ca'ught with two,
three or four gallons of whiskey,
put up in half-pints, pints aud
quarts, no additional evidence than
merely having that quantity of whis
key in that form in his possession
should be needed to convict. A
law-abiding negro who earns his
living by honest toil will never
have that quantity of whiskey about
him at one time, nor will he be
found transporting it from the
Aiken dispensary for anyone else.
Let the white people combine
their efforts and put a stop to the
selling of whiskey by negroes. Soon
the "hot supper" season will open
and a few pints of mean liquor at!
these "funotions" will bring on a
row. Then when a farmer's hands,
become involved he will have to
pay them out.
Stand by the officers of the law
and they will feel the more en
couraged to stop thin traffic in
Mary and Her Wardrobe. I
M ary had a little gown;
A hobble, says the rhyme.
And everywhere that Mary went
Took quite a lengthy time.
-Louisville Courier Journal.
Mary had a little skirt,
She slit it more than half,
And everywhere that Mary went
They saw her little calf.
-Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Mary had two funny limbs,
Dame Nature tried to bow them;
And everywhere that Mary went
The sun would shine and show them.
Mary had some baby pumpa,
She wore them to a hop;
And every time she'd turkey trot.
They'd go kerflop, kerflop!
Mother of Eighteen Children,
"I am the mother of eighteen
children and have the praise of do
ing more work than any young wo
man in my town'* writes Mrs. C J
Martin, Boone Milt, Va. I suffered
for five years with stomach troubles
and could noe eat as much as a bis
cuit without suffering. I have taken
three bottlee of Chamberlain's Tab
lets and am now a well woman and
weigh 168 pounds. I can eat any
thing I want to, and as much as I
want and feel botter than I have at
any time in ten years. I refer to any
one in Boone Mill or vicinity and
they will vouch for what I say.
Chamberlain's Tablets are for sale
by all dealers.
Store Your Cotton.
I will store and insure your cot
ton. 1 to 10 bale lots 30 cents, 10
or more bales 25 cents per bale per
M. A. Taylor,
Adams Warehouse Co.
Notice to Music Pupils.
I desire to give notice that I will
begin my music clase the third week
Mrs. John R. Tompkins.
Edgefield, S. C.
What Others Say
Chicago Inconsistent City.
Chicagoans are queer. They made a
hero of the black negro Jack Johnson,
who married two white women, and
then killed a yellow Chinaman for
marrying one and beat her nearly to
New Way of Carrying Timepiece.
The latest thing in garters is said to
be an above-the-knee affair, on the
buckle of which is a silver, gold or
inlaid watch, according to the dictates of
fancy or finance. Note, please, that
we say thi? is said to be the fashion.
Ever since we saw this fashion note
we have been afraid to approach a
lady and inquire the time of day.
New Sight Restorer.
Slit skirts restore sight to the blind.
In Kansas City one had been begging
for years who wore a sign reading,
"Deaf, dumb and blind since Child
hood." A young woman of the slit
style passed. Some one noticed that
he was closely scrutinizing the want of
the skirt. He was arrested as a fraud
and sent up for 100days. -Spartanburg
Looks For State-Wide Prohibition.
There is one bit of advice that we
would give the county dispensary
board in this county, and that is not to
spend much money on a bottling plant
or other things which will be of little
value if the dispensary system is dis
continued. We look for a strong fight
to be made for State-wide prohibition,
with the chance of its being success
ful. In Orangeburg county the legisla
tive delegation passed a resolution re
questing the dispensary board not to
invest in a bottling plant on account of
the probability of Stare-wide prohibi
tion. ..Bamberg Herald.
A reporter of the Greenville News
met a prominent citizen of this city on
Main street yesterday and in course of
conversation remarked on the hand
some suit of clothes he was wearing
and the gentleman replied: "This cloth
is known as calvert cloth, was manu
factured by the Drayton mills at Spar
tanburg and the suit made up here in
Greenville." Pointing to his shirt he
said, "This shirt was made of Green
ville cotton by the Duncan mills of this
city and bleached at the Union bleach
ery of Greenville." He also said,
"My underclothes were made by a lo
cal mill, the Watts mills of Laurens,
bleached by the Union bleachery of
Greenville, and manufactured by the
Nuckasee Manufacturing company of
this city. Everything I have on ex
tent my stockings was made in Green
ville or Spartanburg. -Greenville News.
v Smile Provokers
They brought the condemned man
to the gallows.
"Henry, said the sheriff, have
you anything to say?"
"Yes, sah. I'se got a few words
to say, I merely wish to state dat
dis suttingly is goin' to be a lesson
to me!"-Chicago Record-Herald.
A Neodesha woman was trying
to explain to a neighboring little
boy the use of the word 'each."
"Now give me 3 senteuc with that
word in it," she said. But she near
ly fainted when he replied: Chiggers
crawl up my legs and makes 'em
Sunday school teacher-The feed
ing of the multitude with loaves and
fishes was a miracle. Can you name
another miracle, Willie.
Small Willie-I guess my Uncle
Henry is a miracle.
Sunday school teacher-Indeed!
Why do you think so?
Small Willie-Well, mama says
all he does is loaf and fishes.
A farmer was asked to buy a bi
cycle. "A bicycle won't eat its head
off," said the salesman. "They're
oheap now, and I can let you have
one for $35.
"I guess I'd rather put the $35
into a cow," said the farmer, re
"Ha-ha, laughed the hardware
man, you'd look mighty foolish,
riding around your farm on a cow,
now, would't you?"
"Well, I dunno." said the farmer,
"no, more foolish than I would milk
ing a bicycle."-Christian Register.
It was in a suburban town and the
good minister Lad taken his class
of boys on a little picnic out in the
Each was supplied with a basket
of fruit and sandwiches, and as they
sat down in a picturesque spot to
appease their sharpened appetites,
the minister asked:
"Now, boys, what is the best and
most appropriate time to thank the
The boys looked at each other in
"What does your father do when
he sits down to his meals?"
One of the lads, a little red-haired
chap, promptly answered:
"Cuss the cook."
....Monarch of the Road....
The farmer who CARES never buys the first wagon
he looks at unless he
a COLUMBUS, they are tried and true to his
every desire. It is natural then for him to buy the
wagon that is
If you are not in need of a wagon at present it
will pay you to investigate the COLUMBUS and be
Ready For Ginning Season of
We wish to announce that we are
now ready to begin ginning cotton.
Have overhauled our ginnery, and now
have it in No-1 shape, and can serve
the public to good advantage- Let us
gin your cotton, buy your seed at the
market price, and sell you meal and
hulls as cheap as any one. Come and
let us serve you.
Hampton Cotton Mills Comp y.
Beaver Dam Plant, L. L. CLIPPARD, Manager.
I have accepted the ageucy for the McCor
mick mowers, rakes, binders, hay presses, gas
oline engines, pumps, and will be pleased to
sell all farmers these implements and machines.
Call to see me.
W. E. Prescott,
Modoc, S, C., R. F. D.
When in need of any kind of furniture call
on us. We carry a full assortment of bed
room suits, tables, rockers, dining chairs,
springs, mattresses, etc. Be sure to see us
before making your purchases.
Jones & Son.