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~ARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, September 24
Ideas are the great warriors of the
world, and a war that has no idea
behind it is simply a brutality.-GAR
A school boy and his books are
soon parted-after they leave the
Nobody is so superstitious as to
object to 13 on the cotton ticket
when thirteen cents is the top of
Il is s ife to say that the price of
millinery will always keep pace
with the price of cotton-that is,
when the tendency is upward.
The people of Edgefield were
never more in earnest about a rail
road than they are right now. It
requires no urging to get them to
attend a public meeting.
Don't tell the old bachelors that
the annual report of the Chicago
Nursery and Orphan Asylum shows
that the cost of rearing a baby has
increased about 40 per cent.
Dame Fashion may fix the dimen
sions of the fall skirt, but Jack
Frost will have a voice in what ma-j
terial will be used, relegating the
silhouetting to the rear.
With the base ball season closed
and the tariff practically settled,
there would be a dearth of news in
tha papers were it not for the suf
fragettes, Thaw and the boll weevil.
The "hot supper" season Las
opened and the usual casualtic
have begun. A function of this
kind in some ?. ?tions without a
shooting or cutting scrape would
be an insipid affair.
The United States supreme court
has decided against Vaughn, the
Greenville villain. But if his funds
are not yet exhausted the lawyers
will find some other means of de
laying the electrocution.
It is reported that the scarcity of
labor, cotton pickers particularly,
will cause a number of Texas far
mers to abaadon cotton and grow
peanuts instead. Cotton pickers
can not be had in Texas even when
one dollar per hundred is being of
It requires 2,200,000 pounds of
twine to tie up the mail during
twelve months, and Secretary
Burleson has advertised that he will
receive bids for supplying that
quantity. Wonder if Uncle Sam
could not be induced to use cotton
twine instead of jute?
Trolley lines may come and trol
ley lines may go, as Tennyson
would say, but until a centrally lo
cated railroad of some kind traverses
the full length of the county, open
ing up and developing a large area
of virgin territory, the people of
the town of Edgefield and the peo
ple of the county will not be satis
fied. And let it be distinctly un
derstood too that there will be no
letting up here until this coveted
end is accomplished.
The Advertiser's School Children.
Again The Advertiser opens wide
its columns to the school children
of the county, inviting and urging
them to send in letters regularly,
but not more than one a week from
any one school. Judging from what
teachers and parents have told us,
we are confident that publishing
the school letters in the past has
encouraged and inspired not a few
school children in the matter of let
Little boys and girls, whether
your teacher encourages you or not,
write the letters and send them to
The Advertiser. The children of
other schools and other communi
ties greatly enjoy the letters. When
it is convenient write with pen and
ink instead of pencil, and only on
one side of the paper. Do your
very best each time, writing always
though in your simple way. Do
not copy aftpr other children or
older people. Never be an imita
tor; be yourself. The readers of
The Advertiser do not expect your
letters to be written or worded
like those of grown up people.
The Advertiser is very proud of
?ts little army of school children,
and we want to see their ranks
Deserve Better Treatment.
In the matter of rebuilding the
depot, the Southern railroad has not
given Edgefield a "square deal."
Taking into account the large
volu me of business which the peo
ple of this section give the road,
they deserve better treatment at the
hands of the Southern. It appears
to us that the railroad commission
could have forced the railroad to
dispense with some of the "red
tape" which is causing the delay.
What is the commission for if it
can not give relief to a "bottle up"
town-one that is at the mercy of
a road that has a monopoly of the
business of a given section?
The Advertiser is never disposed
to be unreasonable in dealing with
the individual or corporation, either
privately or publicly, but when a
railroad fc\kes five months or longer
to rebuild a depot, with that period
embracing.^he.8ea8,on pf heavy ship
ping of merchandise and cotton, it
seems to us that the exercise of
further patience ceases to be a
This inexcusable delay of the
Southern serves to emphasize Edge
field's need for additional railroad
facilities. If we had a competing
line, instead of a delay of five
months or longer, a new building
would have risen Phoenix-like upon
Ike ashes of the old.
Trolley Connection For Edge
A meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce was held in the court
house Monday night to receive the
report of the special committee
which was appointed a week ago to
confer with Mr. James XJ. Jackson,
the president of the Columbia and
Augusta Railroad company. The
members of the committee were
very much gratified with the man
ner in which Mr. Jackson received
them and they brought back an en
couragiug report, in part: at least.
While they were disappointed in
not being able to enlist Mr. Jack
son's support in constructing a road
from Augusta to Greenwood by
Edgefield, they were assured that if
certain conditions were complied
with Edgefield would be given trol
ley connection with the outside
world. Either the main line from
Augusta to Columbia will come by
way of Edgefield or a branch road
will be constructed to Edgefield
from the main line. The Chamber
of Commerce heartily agreed to
comply with the very reasonable
conditions outlined by Mr. Jackson.
He will be informed of the action
of the business men of Edgefield,
and there is but little doubt that
within a reasonable time Edgefield
will have a road that will be a for
midable competitor of the South
Let it be understood that the iu
terest of the members of the Cham
ber of Commerce in ? road from
Augusta to Edgefield to Greenwood
has not abated, and every possible
effort will be put forth by business
men here to secure the proposed
Don't fail to, get my price on
flour. I have price and quality.
L. T. May.
What Others Say
Can be Enforced.
Wherever the law against the sale
of liquor is not enforced in a town or
city it is the fault of the council and
the police. It can be done.-Newberry
One Modest Editor.
The most modest editor in the United
States is on the Kansas City Star. He
says he does not know how the gov
ernment ought to be run any better
than Woodrow Wilson knows.-New
An Unwelcome Visitor.
We regard Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst
as an unwelcome visitor to this coun
try. If she attempts to pull off any
militant work she would probably find
our courts quite different from those
of her country. The jail is the proper
place for her.-Greenville Piedmont.
Previously Placed Him.
Attorney General Peeples announces
that he voted against the prohibition
ists in every instance at the recent
session of the state board of canvass
ers. It was not necessary for him to
make such a statement. The public
already had a good idea as to how he
stood. -Greenville Piedmont.
"Why Bridget, you surely don't
consider those windows washed?"
said the lady of the house reproach
"Sure, I washed 'em nicely on the
Inside, mum, so we can look out."
replied Bridget, but I intentionally
lift thim a little dirty on the out
side so thim ignorant Jones chil
dren next door couldn't look in."
Little Dave was detected by his
father in the act of stealing from
one of his little playmates.
The father, not believing in cor
poral punishment, concluded to try
a moral lecture.
After pointing out the wrong of
such an act, he said:
"Always bear in mind, my boy,
that these temptations can be re
sisted if you turn a deaf ear to
Dave's lips trembled as he replied:
"But, father, what can I do? I
ain't get a de.tf ear."-Lippincott's.
An English bank clerk who imag
ined that no one was as clever--?a?
he, was on a visit to his aunt, wha
lives in a village irk the south" u?"
Ireland. It was this young 'min's,
greatest pleasure to hold up Paito .
ridicule on every occasion. . 5 ,?
One morning he was out for , a
stroll with some of his friends when
he met a boy leading n very thin
horse along the road, and called
"Say, Pat, why don't you get in
side and fill him ou^?"
I would AT? sa.d Pat, , "if
his mouth was as big as yours."
A maiden lady of uncertain ?g?
became very indignant when 'the
census taker asked her age.
Did you see the girls next door,
she asked; "the Hill twins?"
Certainly, replied the census man.
"And d id they tell you their age?"
Well, she snapped a9 she shut the
the door in his face. "I'm just,as
old as they are.!"
Oh, very well, said the census
man to himself and wrote down in
his book: "June Johnston-as old
as the Hills."-Pittsburgh Chroni
"So, you broke your engagement
with Miss Spencer?"
"No, I didn't break it."
"Oh! she brokelit."
"No;8he didn't break it."
"But it is broken?"
"Yes, she told me what her
clothes cost, and I told her what
my income was, then our engage
ment sagged in the middle and dis
solved."-Tit Bits. '
From Day to Day.
Let me but do my work from to day, .
In field or forest, at the desk or loom,
In roaring market place, or tranquil
Let me but find it in my heart to say,
When vagrant wishes beckon me
"This is my work; my blessing, not
Of all who live, I am the one by whom
This work can best be done, in the
Then shall I see it not too great nor
To suit my spirit and to prove my
Then shall I cheerful greet the labor
And cheerful, turn, when the long shad
At eventide, to play and love and rest,
Because I.Jcnow for nie. my wort?
....:?<< .-Henry Van Dyke.
Edgefield Rifles to be Re
Now is the time for all patriotic
citizens of Edgefield to rally to the
support of,the Edgefield Rides. The
company will he formally mustered
into service by <Ten. W. W. Moore
Thursday ni<rht. Every man who
has enrolled his name should be
present when the roll is called
Thursday night. Unless all are
present the company may not be re
ceived. The number required by the
array regulations for the formation
of a company must enlist or
no company will be formed. This
appeal is to YOU, yuong man, if
you have enrolled your name as a
member of the company under the
re-organization enlistment. Do not
disappoint your commissioned offi
Possessed of Seventy Times Sev
As soon as the weather is a little
cooler The Advertiser household
will enjoy some pork that will sur
pass anything that Swift or Armour
ever sent out. We know it will be
fine because the porkers have been
fattened on Rhode Island Red
chickens. One of the hogs that is
possessed of seventyjtimee seven dev
ils ate a large fat prize-winning
Rhode Island Red hen for break
fast this morning, not even leaving
the feathers and toes. That may
sound "fishy" but to us it is a pain
ful fact. We are almost persuaded
to bring suit for damages against a
man whom we thought was our
friend for selling ns such chicken
loving hogs. Don't get the idea
now that we didn't have anything
else to feed our hogs, forciug them
to ran hens down and eat them.
State of South Carolina, County of
Edgefield, . Court of Common
Pleas. Bank of Western Caro
Lewis and J. B. Lewis-Defen
Pursuant to the decree in this
cause, I will offer for sale at public
out-cry, to the highest bidder, be
fore the Court House Town of
Edgefield and State of South Caro
lina, on salesday in October 1913,
the same being the 6th day of said
month, between the .legal hours of
saie, the tollowing described realty,
. "AU that piece, parcel or lot of
land, lying, being and situate in the
Town bf Johnston, County and
State aforesaid, containing one (l)
acre, more or less bounded on the
horth bylands of J. D. Eidson,( on
the west by lands of J. D. Eidson,
south by Mi E. church parsonage
and on the e?st by the Columbia
Terms of Sale Cash. If purchas
er does not comply with terms of
sale within one hour after aale,
same will be resold at former pur
chaser's risk if satisfactory arrange
ment cannot be made with Plain
tiffs Attorney and the Master.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
S. M. Smith,
Master. E. C. S. C.
Sept. 10, 1913-3t.
320 acre Coleman farm in edge
of Trenton, 10 acres in town,
200 acres fine sandy soil in culti
vation which lies and produces
splendidly, 100 acres in woods;
20 acres in pasture, some young
timber, 10 acres fine asparagus
in bearing. Has splendid two
story 8-room residence, 2 large
barns, stables, 7 tenant houses,
2 wells, 2 springs, fine place for
a fish pond; good stream where
considerable power could be de
veloped. The proposed trolley
will probably pass through this
property. Now is the time to
buy it Really the bargain of
the hour. Price only $45.00 per
acre, easy terms.'
Johnston, S. C.
Ask for list of my farms for sale.
Ideal Pressing Club
NEAT CLEANING AND
We can please the most fastidious
person. All kinds of .repairing and
dyeing. We make a specialty of
cleaning and pressing-ladies coat
suits and skirts-and do the work
nicely. We appreciate your patron
age. Guarantee satisfaction.
FRANK MAYNARD, Prc.,.,
Beaver Dam Street,
Edgefield, South Carolina,
A. J. Renkl,
W E L
706 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia.
Augusta's Largest and Hand
somest Jewelry Establishment
We are receiving the largest stock of
millinery goons that we have ever shown.
The date for our fall opening will be an
nounced later. Our milliner will arrive
Our ready to-wear hats have just been
received by express aad we invite the la
dies to call to see them. We have the
\ very latest styles.
..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