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/. L. M/MS,_...Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year
Entered as second clas3 matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No Communications will be published
anless accompanied by the writer's
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tions and Political Notices published at
advertising rates. ?
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, October 1.
Make yourself an honest man, and
then you may be sure there is one
rascal less in the world.-CARLYLE.
As Sulzer scores point after
point, Tammany stock declines.
Thus far this season no com
plaints have been recorded against
the Edgefield cotton market.
In the matter of the district attor
ney ship and marchall sh ip, the
President is still between Scylla
Women caa not vote in South
Carolina but they exercise the veto
power all right. The man about
the house proposes and the woman
If the high prices for agricultural
products continue, there will be a
stampede for the farms. Stores,
shops and all professional offices
will have "For Rent" signs tacked
over their doors.
If Mrs. Pankhurst announced
her coming to America a month in
advance of the sailing day in order
to get some free advertising, she
has accomplished her purpose.
There is hardly to be found a paper
that has not heralded her com
There is talk of a new
union station in Columbia. Won
der if they wouldn't sell Edgefield
the present passenger depot cheap?
We are greatly in need of one.
Although the depot here was burn
ed the 4th of July, there are yet no
visible signs of erecting one in its
It seems that Batesburg and
Leesville are doomed to have a dis
pensary in their midst against the
wishes of a majority of tkeir peo
ple. Such towns as these deserve
a bettej fate than to be in Lexing
ton county, being several de
cades in advance of the county as a
Mrs. Pankhurst is now on the
high seas with her face toward
America. When she reaches terra
firma Thaw will have to he satisfied
with second place in the limelight.
Celebrities of their feather usually
vie with each other for first place
in the picture.
Some time ago the "bears" en
deavored to create the impression
that the tariff legislation would
play havoc with the price of cotton
this fall, but sach has not been the
case. Judging from the satisfacto
ry price that has been paid thus far,
would it not be well to have several
months of tariff legislation every
Speaking of dark horses in con
nection with the district attorney
ship for South Carolina, it is proba
ble that the present political mud
dle in Washington will pave the
way for a dark horse in the sena
torial race next summer. After the
unrelen:mg opposition of Senator
Smith to Mr. Thurmond, it will be
unreasonable to expect him and his
friends to vote for Mr. Smith. So
the question arises. Who will they
Georgetown Times' False Claim.
Several months ago we foum
our mail a marked copy of
Georgetown Times which contai
an article calling into question 1
Advertiser's claim to being
oldest newspaper in the State,
replied at some length giving
incontrovertible facts upon wi
we base our claim to the distinct
ofjbeing the oldest paper, show
too from its own words how
warranted was The Times' clain
this honor. We heard noth
from the Times until a few d
ago when another marked c
came upon the scene, making t
more glaring tts false claim.
And now we again refer to
matter in order that the record r
not only be kept straight for
present generation but so ?
erations that follow may not be
chived by the misrepreseatat
which is made by the present edi
of the Georgetown Times. In
hope of permanently establish
its claim, The Times has
cently changed the words that :
from week to week at its ruasthe
Some time ago it only g;
"Volume 49," meaning of coui
as all newspaper men understa
that The Times had been pi
lished 49 years. It now make
glaring misrepresentation of fact
leaving off the simple statem*
"Volume 49," and publishes
stead, ''Established 1797; New !
ries, Volume 49."
Does the editor of The Tin
not know from his own resear
and from statements which he hi
self has published that to say T
Times was established in 1797
absolutely false? Then, why dc
he thus try to deceive peopl
Does he wish to claim an honor!
dishonest means? His own pu
lished words condemn him and pla
him in a cid-de-aac.
In the issue of The Times of la
week which contained the mark?
statements to which we refer, tl
editor says: "The Times came in
existence in the year of Grace 179
and was christened The Georg
town Gazette." Think of the a
surdity of a statement to the e*ffe
that The Times was estai
lished in 1797 and being the
and there called The Gazette! Ai
your readers so densely ignerar
that they can not "see through
such a pretense, or false claim t
seniority? So far as our inform!
tion extends," the first newspap?
published herc was The Bee Hiv<
which was established by a kinsraa
of the writer many years befor
The Advertiser was established
By following the example you hav
set, we could "manufacture" a
older record tLan The Advertise
has if we had the effrontery t<
place at the masthead of this newt
paper the date on which The Be
Hive was founded. You see tin
point, don't you? The Advertise
does not have to resurrect the birtb
day of a defunct pioneer pa per an<
appropriate it in order to claim th
honor of being the oldest newspa
per in South Carolina.
Why does not the editor of Thi
Times make a true statement bj
saying The Gazette was establishec
in 1797? This ia true if his o wt
words can be relied upon. And hi
should further enlighten tho public
by stating The Times was FIRST
PUBLISHED about 67 years latei
than 1797, therefore about 1864.
We haye the RECORD TO
PROVE that The Advertiser began
publication on February 9, 1835 oi
29 years before a copy of the
Georgetown Times WAS EVER
SEEN or thought of. Honest,
row, brother editor of The
Times, are these not the plain un
varnished facts? Then why make
an attempt to pervert them and
publish misleading statements, iu
order to lay claim to a coveted hon
or? Would you have this honor
were it unfairly awarded? We
would not. The Advertiser would
spurn it were it awarded on mis
representation of faofca. Unless we
can produce an unquestionable re
cord that will entitle The Adverti
ser to the honor of being the oldest
newspaper in South Carolina, we
; DO NOT WANT the honor. Will
you, brother editor of the George
? town Times say as much? or are
you wi Ihne: to continue to say
the top of your editorial colnr
that The Tirnea was "Publish
more than a century aero," wb
your own records prove the sta
ment to be ABSOLUTELY F ALS
Now, contemporary, in the I:
suage of the street, "cut out?'_'t
date at your masthead, 1797,
which The Gazette was found?
which you have claimed as I
birthday of The Times, and W
"tote" fair. The brazen and ba
faced mi.srepredentation of fact, si
as you claim for The limes, is ti
worthy of historic Georgetov,
Edgefield, thank Heaven, has ne\
had to win honors that way. N
has Georgetown had to resort
such means in the past. Do ?
break the record now in this goi
year of Grace 1913. Is it pos
ble that the inscrutable 13 of tl
year has cauRed you to drift frc
your moorings? Then, by a H<
culean effort return to the tr
Georgetown spirit and try to retie
it for a few more short months ai
then the fateful 13 will not long
stare you in the face, dulling yo
powers to discern between a true ai
a false record.
We bave on our list three boi
fide subscribers who have bei
I taking The Advertiser for 60 ?co
secutive years. They read th
newspaper ll years BEFORE Tl
Times ever saw the light of da
Bless your life, contemperar,
judgiog from the evident satisfa
tion you find now in sending o
mai ked, copies of The Time
wouldn't your hat band becon
tight indeed, if you really ha
such a record as The Advertiser?
In a recent editorial The Tia*
said: "While it is true the name <
the publication has changed sever;
times, and there have been sever:
hiatuses on account of fire and wa
the line of descent is direct." A'
eording to the volume and serh
number published until recently i
each issue of The Times, it is let
than 50 years of age, yet it refei
to the founding of the Georgetow
Gazette in 179 7 and then, throug
a "line of descent," lays olaim t
being in its one hundred and sia
teenth year. What, it should hav
said was that had the old Georgi
town Gazette continued publicado
all down through the years, as Th
Adverciser has done, it (Th
Gazette) would now be 116 year
of age. The Advertiser claim
nothing by way of descent. I
stands on ils own record.
Briefly stated, this is what Th'
Advertiser claims ' and has th
record to prove: Since February 9
1835, the date of its founding mon
than 78 years ago, The Advertise
has been published without inter
ru ption, not even missing an issni
during the Civil war. Throughou
i this long period of nearly three
score and ten years this newspapei
has always maintained its identity
by never changing its name or con
solidating with any other paper,
With this record to stand upon,
we shall continue to lay claim tc
the distinction of being the oldest
newspaper in South Carolina until
anot her paper can produce an au
thentic record showing that undei
its present name it has been pub
lished for a longer period than The
Advertiser. Are we not right? Is
not this position tenable?
The first issue of the Georgetown
Times appeared about 1864 and we
challenge its editor, if its own state
ments be true, to produce a copy of
The Times that is more than 49
years old. When we specify The
Times, we mean THE TIMES and
NOT The Gazette. We have a
copy of The Advertiser-not The
Bee Hive, but THE ADVERTI
SER-that is 76 ?years old.
Brethren of the Times, we have
shown by your own words that you
are not entitled to the honor in
question? Now, if you can>bring
forward any record to prove that
The Advertiser is not entitled to it,
then we will gracefully acknowledge
our error and withdraw our claim.
As an after thought, we have de
cided to use a cat on ourfront page
whioh we have had several years,
reproducing a portion of an issue of
The Advertiser which is more than
76 years old. Can you produce a
copy of The Times (mark you, not
The Gazette) that old?
Contemporary, either 'put up or
shut up." I
What Others Say
Good Man Needed.
The Observer would like to see some
strong man run for governor next sum
mer who can bring peace and quiet to
this politics ridden old state and who,
when elected, will devote his energies
to.building up and not to pulling down.
Let us have peace and prosperity.
Does His Own Thinking.
Norman Hapgood, the new editor of
Harper's and the dominant genius of
Fusion in New York, in a letter to
John Purroy Mitchell, the Fusion can
didate, penned or typed this classic
sentence: "You are a man who do
your own thinking for yourself. " We
hope he do -Columbia Record.
Deadly Parlor Rifle.!
A young colored man in Columbia
will probably lose his life because a
white lad, who did not seem to know
of its deadly character, was allowed
to have a paHor rifle. Those who
gave the boy the rifle are more re
sponsible for the terrible tragedy than
the boy who fired the shot.-Orange
burg Times and Democrat.
Ill Gotten Gain.
"The sins of the fathers are visited
upon their children to the third and
fourth generation. " Physically? Yes.
And financially-and otherwise. Money
gained by cheating widows and orphans
or by debauching and debasing men
with liquor, whether contraband or
otherwise, won't stay with a man, or
if it does will go away from his chil
dren. -Newberry Observer:
Grace Equally as Guilty.
The Columbia Record hits the nail
on the head when it 9ays "if Mayor
Grace had desired to strengthen his
petition against Mr. Whaley. at the
expense of being entirely candid, he
might have added that he had "gained
an intimate knowledge" of the man
ner in which money was spent in the
First district election by trying to
outspend Mr. Whaley in his effort to
elect Mr. Hughes." It is safe to say
Grace will not adopt the suggestion. -
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
She-Mr. Reid is a man of supe
He-How do you know that?
She'-Because he admitted that
I knew more than he did.
I Uplifter: Aren't you ashamed to
:ask for money?
Weary Willie: I got six months
for taking it without asking.
Green : I hear you have been
offered a big salary to go to Pana
ma. Everybody is talking about it.
Was there an account of it in the
Brown: Oh, no, I merely told my
wife and requested her n*ot to tetl
The pupil was taking one of his
first lessons in spelling and pro
Teacher: "Well, what does it
Teacher: "What do you put in
the window to keep the rain out?"
Pupil: "Pap's old breeches."
When I was shipwrecked in South
America, said Capt. Bowsprit, "I
came across a tribe of wild women
who bad no tongues."
Mercv! cried one of his listeners
of the fair sex. "How could they
They couldn't, snapped the old
salt. "That's what made 'em wild."
The police court was grinding
away with the usual Monday morn
ing round-up. It was intensely hot,
and unpleasant odors assailed the
nostrils. The judge was running
the machine on high speed. A big,*
burly negro took his place in the
"What are you charged with?"
asked his honor.
"Fragrancy, j edge," came the
"Guilty! roared the j edge. Guilty!
ten dollars and costs."
In a small country church in Iowa
not long since, a child was brought
forward for baptism. The young
minister, who had an uncontrollable
desire to wax eloquent on every oc
casion, taking the little one in his
arms, spoke as follows:
"Beloved hearers, no one can
foretell the future of this little
child. He may grow up to be like
Sir Isaac Newton, or a great orator
like Patrick Henry, and it is possi
ble that someday he may be presi
dent of the United States.'' Turn
ing to the mother, the loquacious
young minister inquired:
"What is the name of the child,
ray dear woman?"
"Mary Ann, was the reply."
We invite the readers .
of The Advertiser to
come to Johnston to
our fall opening Wed
nesday and Thursday,
October 1 and 2. We
have purchased a large
stock of stylish millinery
and will take pleasure
in*showing it to the la- '
dies who call.
Supervisor Edmunds Gives an
Account of the Co operative
To the public: I desire to add a
:ew lines to what was said in The
Advertiser last week cone >rning co
)perative road work of Parksville.
W"hen I had Mr. Al Walker with
iis squad of hands move to Paiks
rille the number workers were so
:ew that I called a citizens' meeting
ind asked them to assist me in that
vicinity and they came together,
lired hands from 2 to 5 men each
ind sent to road, amounting to 60
lays. When this had been accom
plished we had another meeting and
?verybody agreed to suspend busi
ness and work one full day to make
i change in the road at Price's mill.
Soon Tuesday morning business
places Dorn *fc Co., Blackwell &
Do., Seigler & Stone, T Garrett
Talbert, Bank of Parksville, R N
Edmunds' repair shop, and O M
Redd's meat market. Besides these
places of business the work on the
lew livery stable being built by
Talbert <fc Brown was suspended
ind all carpenters went to the road
Before mentioning names of all the
nen that assisted I would like to
mswer a question that bas on sev
eral occasions been asked me: '"Did
,hey work or frolic?" Now if you
lad been there and seen the folioi
ng parties down by convicts and
Jree negroes, picking and shoveling
ind digging up stumps there would
>e no occasion to ask such a ques
ion. Those pressnt were: W P
Parks, J C Parks, C A Parks, W R
Parks, J R Blackwell, J P Black
veil, R J Blackwell, W T Brown,
W L Brown, R N Edmunds, W N
Edmunds, J P Brunson, J T Bus
ley, R E Bussey, T R Cartledge, J
? Barrett, W N Elkins, J C Mor
gan, W T Self, J M Bussey, D N
Dorn, L F Dorn, T G Talbert, Wat
ton Talbert, T W Quarles, J W
McDonald, O M Redd, H J Reece,
? N Stone, J C Stone, R A Price,
T A Hawley, R A Buchanan, Press
Moore, A S Wilson. Colored men
il in number.
Everybody took dinner and ate at
IS o'clock. At 6 o'clock a delicious
>arbecue furnished by town coun
:il of Parksville and everybody
ite hash and pig and went home
The brauty of the whole business
vas that there was no booze in
ividence, and no yellow jackets
?ests were found in the stumps and
The co-operative road work is be
aming so popular. Ou a few hours
lotice and notwithstanding the fact
hat it rained all previous week the
jeople of the McKendree section
;ame together to help Mr. G P Saw
rer to widen the road between Me
lindree church back some distance
owards A C Penn's. This was all
Tuesday of last week. The follow
ng white persons assisted: W E
Turner, A M Tim merman, J W
Shaffer, G W Timmerman, N T
Timmerman, Jas. Timmerman, S B
Dorn, Whit Harling, Cliff Hall,
Watson Timmerman, Luther Dorn,
\ C Corley, T J McDowell, J M
Shaffer. Colored men 14 in number.
Notice of Final Discharge,
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs. Ella L. DuBose
las made application unto this
3ourt for Final Discharge as 7. sec
rix in re the Estate of Capt. St.
?. DuBose of above County and
state deceased on this the 29th
lay of September, 1913. \
These Are Tnerefore, to cite any
ind all kindred, creditors, or par
ies interested, to show cau9e be
ore me at my office at Edgefield
3ourt House, South Carolina, on
he 1st day of November, 1913, at
.1 o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not fe?.granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Sept. 29, 1913--5L
llinery Store, jj
n, S. C. ?1
Mr. Courtney's Practica! Talk.
One of the most practical talks
we have heard at any of our associ
ations was made by representative
Jerome H. Courtney at the Edge
field on Education. He made a
plea for the country common
schools, and among other things
said that a good school was now
essential to the maintenance of a
country community and called at
tention to portions of the county
that once had fine white popula
tions but which now are being de
populated except by negroes. He
traced it primarily to the lack of
schools in these communities. He
also said that dispensary money
was an injury to the schools in that
it caused a lessening of interest in
tbe-scbools. People are alive to
what they pay for. Interest in ed
ucation in Richland oounty is on
the wane and Mr. Courtney attribu
ted it to the faot that this county
gets much dispensary money. He
contrasted Richland with Oconee
and claimed that it was the 1 dis
pensary that made the difference .-r
Eczema , and Itching Cured
The soothing, healing medica
tion in Dr. Hobson's eczema oint
ment penetrates every tiny pore of
the skin, clears it of all impurities,
stops itching instantly. Dr. Hob
son's eczema ointment is guaranteed
to speedily heal eczema, rashes,
ringworm, tetter and other unsight
ly eruptions. Eczema ointment is a
doctor's prescription, not an experi
ment. All druggists or by mail, 50c.
Pfeiffer Chemical Co., Philadelphia
and St. Louis.
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-ory, to the highest bidder, be
fore the Court House Towu 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,
"All that piece, parcel or lot of
land, lying, being and situate in the
Town of Johnston, County and
State aforesaid, containing one (l)
acre, more or leas bounded on the
north by lands of J. D. Eidson, on
the west by lands of J. D. Eidson,
south by M. E. ohurch parsonage
and on the east by the Columbia
Terms of Sale Cash. If purchas
er does not comply with terms of
sale within one hour after sale,
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.
The Family Cough Medicine.
In every home there- should be a
bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery,
ready for immediate use when any
member of the family contracts a
cold or cough. Prompt use will stop
the spread of sickness. S A Stid, of
Mason, Mich., writes: "My whole
family depends upon Dr. King's
New Discovery as the best cough
and cold medioine in the world.
Two 50c bottles cured me of pneu
monia." Thousands of other fami
lies bave been equally benefitted
and depend en tit ely upon Dr. King's
New Disoovery to cure their coughs,
oolds, throat and lung troubles.
Every dose helps. Pri?e 50o and
$1.00. All druggists. H E Bucklen
& Co. Philadelphia or St Louis.