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Oar Presbytery, consisting of
about fifteen elders and the sam4?
number of ministers, will convene
in Edgefield Oct. 7 in the Presby
ierian church at 8 p. m. The pub
lic are invited to attend all the ses
sions and services. It is our inten
tion to have some extra services du
ring and after the regular meeting.
Should any of our friends be desir
ous of entertaining one or two dele
gates please let Mr. W. C. Lynch
know at an early date.
E. C. Bailey, Pastor.
Turner Children Hold Record.
According to a dispatch sent
from Johnston tu one of the daily
papers, the children of Mr. H.
J. Turner, a farmer of the Harmo
ny section, hold the record for cot
ton picking in this part of the ooun
try. In one day his children picked
the following weights: Lula, age
17, 358 pounds; Eunice, age l?, 346
pounds; Claude, age 18 350 pounds;
Henry, age 12, 250 pounds. Total,
1,304 pounds. Mr. Turner has some
cotton pickers in his family.
Old Copies of The Advertiser.
The editor acknowledges with
grateful appreciation the thought
ful kindness of our good friend Mr.
G. W. Medlock in sending us mors
than a hundred old copies of The
Advertiser by express several days
ago. They cover a period running
from 1840 to 1859 and contain much
matter that is of historic value.
These copies were preserved by Mr.
-Medlock's father, Mr. Martin Med
lock, who doubtless was a subscrib
er from the time The Advertiser
.was founded in 1835. Again we
acknowledge with profound grati
tude the kindness of Mr. Med
lock whose visits we always enjoy
when he comes to Edgefield. We
wish he resided nearer so his
Edgefield friends could see him
B. M. I. Boys.
The Bailey Institute will open at
Greenwood to morrow under ex
ceedingly favorable auspices. The
attendance will be very large. In
fact, Col. Bailey has announced
that every room in the large new
"building has been engaged. We
are pleased to announce that there
will be some B. M. I. boys from this
county. We have heard of five
and there are probably others.
Rainsford C?ntelo?, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Cant?lou, and D.
E. Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.
E. Morgan will atterd from this
immediate vicinity, and Julian
"Williams, Stewart Timmerman and
Harry Strom will represent the
Pleasant Lane section. We are
expecting these five bright boys to
make a good record for Edgefield.
Edgefield's Cotton Market.
Many farmers themselves are
praising the Edgefield cotton mar
ket. The price that is paid here is
at times even higher than tho Au
gusta market, allowing of course
for the actual expense of shipping.
Surely there is no section in the
cotton belt that is more favored in
the matter of having a good mar
ket than that adjacent to Edgefield.
Furthermore, the weighing here ia
satisfactory, as the staple is weigh
ed by an experienced public weigh
er who is sworn to do his duty im
partially, and whose record for the
past two years shows that he has
made an honest effort to keep his
oath to the letter. Bring your cot
ton to Edgefield and give the mar
ket a trial. You, our farmer
friends, can rely upon it that The
Advertiser will NEVER URGE YOU TO
BRING YOUR COTTON HERE UNLESS
THE EDGEFIELD ?UYERS DO PAY A
GOOD PRICE. We have never done
so in the past and we will not do so
A Meeting of School Trussees.
Through the efforts of County
Superintendent of Education W. W.
Fuller a meeting of the trustees
.of the public schools was held in
the auditorium of the High School
Saturday. While only a small per
.cent, of the 108 trustees were pres^
?ent, yet the meetirg will be of
great benefit to the schools of the
county. State Superintendent of
Education John E. Swearingen and
Mr. J. F. Wideman and Mr. C. H.
Seigler, county superinteudents of
education of Greenwood and Aiken,
respectively, were present aad de
livered helpful addresses.
It is to be regretted that all of
the trustees of the county were not
present to hear what these gentle
men who have devoted much time
and thought to school problems had
to say. Mr. Fuller is to be com
mended for his efforts. If the
school? of this county are lacking
in progressive methods and are not
modernized in every particular it
.can not be charged to him. He is
alert and active, never lossng an
opportunity that will promote the
?educational interests of the county.
Next Sunday rooming is rall
day at the Edgefield Method"
Sunday school. Let all who can
come at 10. If you cannot come
19, come at 10:30 or il. We want
all the babies present to help make
it a howling success. Preaching at
night at 8 o'clock.
J. R. Walker
You Can Help.
For the few remaining services
beg all the people to co-operate with
us in our revival meeting at Edg
field Methodist church. If you are
not saved, pray, I come, and seek
Uhrist. Change your sometime to
now. If you are saved, pray, attend
and work for saving of others. Ser
vices at 4 and 8 through Friday
J. R. Walker.
On Visit to Edgefield.
Mr. C. E. Johnson, of Washing
ton, D.' C., who resided in Edge
field several years, serving the
Southern railroad as local agent
has been spending several days in
Edgefield wit ii his friends. Since he
left Edgefield he h is spent much of
the time in a hospital in New York
but has now almost regained his
normal health. Mr. Johnson has
many warm personal friends here
who have greeted him very cor
di ally. In fact, as agent for the
Southern he was popular with the
public at large.
Elaborate preparations are be
ing made by the officers of the Tri
County Fair which is to be held at
Bateaburg October 14 to 17. Judg
ing from the elaborate plans that
haye been made the fair this year
will eclipse those of former years
Dr. E. C. Ridgell, the active and
efficient secretary, is sending ou
advertising matter giving the de
tailed information concerning the
approaching fair. Attention is
directed to the advertisement which
appears elsewhere in this issue.
A great mass meeting is to be
held in Columbia Oct. 7-8. The
Wesley Bible classes of South Caro
lina are to'hold this meeting. So
far South Carolina has led in the
organization of these classes. We
want 600 or 800 men and women
to meet ia Main St. Methodist
church, Columbia, Oct. 7-8. Pre
siding elders, pastors, superinten
dents, and all Wesley class. teach
ers, officers, and chairmen of stand
ing committees are delegates. If
a school has no Wesley class, it
may send superintendent and one
A good program has been ar
ranged. Dr. Bulla, superintendent
of Wesley classes for all southern
Methodism, is one of the chief
speakers. See to it that your school
is well represented.
J. R. Walker.
New Augusta Company.
The new plant of The Perkins
Sash & Door Company is in full
operation. This Company, which
is capitalized at $25,000.00, was or
ganized by Mr. H. Roscoe Perkins,
formerly President of the Perkins
Manufacturing Company, and Mr.
Henry C. "Viaxwell, who has also
been associated with the Perkins
Manufacturing Company for a num
ber of years.
The Company bought from the
National Bank of Augusta tloe plant
recently built by the Woodward
Manufacturing Company located
at the Georgia Railroad Crossing
on Gwinnett Street opposite the
Standard Oil Company. While
some additions will be made to the
present equipment, the factory is
entirely modern, being practically
new, and is thoroughiy fitted and
equipped with machinery of the la
While a general lumber business
will be conducted, a representative
of the Company states that they
will make a specialty of high grade
mil!work and interior finish in hard
woo<l.s as well as in yellow pine. A
supply of lumber has already been
received and the new Company is
starting out with several attractive
contracts, and has every indication
for successful and profitable opera
tions from the beginning. This
plant is quite an addition to the in
dustrial Enterprises of Augusta.
This new company will cheerful
ly famish estimates and catalogs
and is 11 repared to ship promptly
any orders entrusted to them.
Safest Laxative For Women.
Nearly (..very woman needs a good
laxative. Dr. King's New Life Pills
are good because they are prompt,
safe and do not cause pain. Mrs.
M C Dunlap of Leadill, Tenn., says:
"Dr. King's New Life Pills helped
her troubles gready." Get a box to
day. Price 25c. Recommended by
Penn & Holstein, W E Lynch &
We may be
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goods, and bc
and please yo
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This is on?
Encouraging Reports From the
Mr. Editor:- Good roads has got
;en very warm in our country. We
ootice Dr. Penn has headed the list
w.ith one hundred dollars and Mr. |
Edmunds has promised to take nc?d
:hiB win ter.. I feel assured I cari get J
;wo or three hundred dollars worth
sf work on it and a good deal of
money from those that can't work,
[t is not for our benefit alone but
for the whole county. If the super
visor does what he has promised,
tve will rock him in the big arm
?hair for the next two years if we
:an get the plank road clayed from
Edgefield to the line. It will be
svorth' more to us than a trolley
line. Mr. Jackson can take his time
md go some other , route though we
bave two grades through our plan-.
Trenton, S. C.
Death of a Child.
About noon on September the
13th the death angel entered the
lome of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Gard-1
1er and snatched from the arms of
lis fond and loving parents their
;ldest son, Edgar, a boy of 4 years.
Ktis sudden death was caused from
i violent attack of diptheria. All
hat human wisdom could do was
lone to save him, bnt God willed
>therwise. His remains were inter
ed that night in the cemetery at I
Republican church. Those who wit
?essed the interment can never for
jet the solemn beauty of the scene.
The full moon and the twinkling J
itars were a true picture to them of
iesus and His angels coming to re
live the fair and good of ours. Our'
leepest sympathy goes out 'to the
>ereaved family in this ' dark hour,
or we know, they are suffering from
m irreparable- loss. Jesus said:
'Suffer little children to come unto
he and forbid them not for of such
s the kingdom of heaven."
Trenton, S. C. M. S.
Strengthen Weak Kidneys.
Don't suffer longer with weak
ridneys. You can get prompt re
ief by taking Electric , Bitters, trfat
wonderful remedy praised by wo
nen everywhere. Start with a bot
te to-day, you will soon feel like a
lew woman with ambition to work,
without fear of pain. Mr. John
Dowling of San Francisco, writes:
'Gratitude for the wonderful effect
if Electric Bitters prompts me to
?vrite. It cured my wife when all
ilse failed." Good JFor the liver as
?veil. Nothing better for indigestion
jr billiousness. Price 50c and Il-.OO
it Penn & Holstein's, W E Lynoh
i late in our first fall announ
action. We have the largest
lught heavy on account of the
me in to see us and we promis
u in every department with th
hams in the new plaids that is
Kimona outings in beautifi
int in white and cold material
ents for Amer
A fit for ?
ttterns carried in stock. Our
ildren is unsurpassed. Cotton
nade suit department has surp
r the trade has fully appr?ci?t?
e the trouble to sell as formerl
icently added to our men's ant
5 boy's youths and little tot's '.
McKinney shirts for men and
irtment (on second floor) in cl
partment ready to serve all th
i of our pets when it comes to
We beg to anno
public that we are
of Fall and winter c
ried by us- Our st
We are prepared
still piling in daily,
and let us show you
Miss Ollie Byrd c
busy season. She i
030. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
What is it?
How Devoe? \
It's 160 years old; but that isn't
It has long been the best; but
that isn't how.
It has been developed by use and
study, by study and use; that is hon ;
and approved by experience, many
years; that's how. .
It commends itself by long last
ing and small paint-cost; not cheap
by the gallon, but cheap by the job
and cheap by the year and ten years,
cheap by the lifetime.
Stewart & Eernaghan sells it,
quality aud style and we can now fit all feet.
cement but we have now in stock everything
stock we have ever had, all new and stylish
good feeling that 13 1-4.C cotton put in the
e you our experienced salesforce will sell you
e best goods for the money sold in this market
.ms 6;c upward
such the craze this fall. Fall shades and
il patterns. Kimono crinckle in novelties,
for window decorations. Furniture reps.
wan Lady Corsets,
line of winter underwear for men, ladies,
. and wool blankets from $1 to $10. Nice
assed any season since we began to handle
ed the quality and styles we carry and now.
? boy's department and now we have a new
hats and caps that we can please you in styles,
boys. New shipment ot ties just in. The
barge of Mrs. L. C. Bailey of Baltimore, is
at can be pleased.
Dry Goods Bargain
noce to the Edgefield County shopping
now ready with the biggest and best line
Iry goods, clothing and notions ever car
ock is jam-up in style, quality, quantity
to meet your wants now, but goods are
An inspection is all we ask. Drop in
>f Pleasant L?ne, is with us again for the
rvill be delighied to serve you.
Batesburg, South Carolina.
OCTOBER Government Day. grand parade, mern
15 bers General Assembly from Aiken,
Edgefield, Lexington, and Saluda counties, also
towns. Don't miss this big day !
OCTOBER Business Day-Farmers, merchants,
16 bankers, all professions. Contest for
prizes with floats in arena.
OCTOBER Education Day---All schools in counties
17 contest. Also oratorical by one boy
from each county.
EVERY DAY--Fine brass band music ; free at
tractions ; great Japanese acrobats; best exhibits ever
had. Corn growers contest. Greatest poultry show
ever held here. Plan now to bring something and
have it here by Oct. 15.
Nothing Received After That Date.