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Hand (Painted China.
What can be more dainty or ap
propriate as a Christmas grift than
a piece of white and gold hand
painted china or a little water [color
picture? Don't wait for the Christ
ina rash bat send your orders to
Miss Eliza Mims.
Capt. O. P. Bright has purchased
a new Ford runabout, his car being
No. 90 as shown by records in the
office of clerk of court. Capt. Bright
left in his car yesterday afternoon j
for Abbeville and Anderson coun
ties to urge farmers in those coun- j
ties of high priced farm lands to lo
cate in Edgefield county. He has a
number of farms on his real estate
Charming Buncombe Hostess.
Miss Miriam Norris entertained
the members of the Y. W. A. very
beautifully Monday afternoon. An
interesting program had been ar
ranged by the president and each
number was creditably rendered. At
the close of the regular routine
.work a very pleasant social hour
was spent, during which time a de
lightful salad course was served.
The manner in which the young
hostess entertained reflected great
credit on Buncombe.
Choral Society to be Formed.
All who are interested in the for
mation of a choral society are re
quested to meet in the High School
auditorium Friday evening at 7:30
o'clock. Miss Nannie Harris of Au
gusta bas been engaged to form a
class and it is desired tha? the ac
tive interest of as large number as
possible be enlisted. The teachers
in the graded school took the initia
tive in forming the society for the
benefit of the children, and we trust
that they will receive the hearty co
operation of the people of the town
who desire to see the local vocal
Revive the Old Custom.
The writer saw a team of lour
big tat mules on the square the oth
er day with red streamers fastened
to their bridles. We liked their ap
pearance and could not help feeling
that the mule-? were also pleased
with this regalia and walked with a
quicker step. When the writer was
?Sk bov (not many years ago) it was
the custom ia some sections to have
red tassels and bells on the wagon
mules. Why not return to this once
popular custom? We think it was a
good one. It would have some
weight in causing farmers to vie
with each other in having their
teams appear well.
No Expense For Keeping Joe
Grant in Jail in Philadel
The following official letter to
Sheriff Swearingen is self-explana
W. R. Swearingen, Esq..
Sheriff, Edgefield, S. C.
Replying to your com
munication of the 24th ult. relative
to one Joe Grant, colored, would
state, his case is coming up on
Monday next in our local court and
after that in the United States
court: There will be no expense
whatever for his keeping in oar
Yours very truly.
Robt. D. Cameron,
Captain of Detectives.
Woman's Christian Temperance
On Monday afternoon at 4:30
-o'clock the monthly meeting of the
W. C. T. IT. took place at the
home of Mrs. W. A. Byrd. The
program was ohiefly made up of
.convention notes from the various
members who had been fortunate
.enough to attend the state conven
tion in Saluda.
After the devotional service, Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn told very interest
ingly of the different state officers
and organizer, followed by Mrs.
"Milton Jones who related in a
pleasing manner the varied expe
riences of the guests at Saluda in
their hospitable homes.
Mrs. Woodson read a paper on
historic Red Bank church, and the
various superintendents of depart
ments were named and their work
explained by Mrs. J. L. Mims. Com
mittees were appointed for the Rest
Room at the fair, and other business
The guests in Mrs. Byrd's home
were made to feel very pleased
from their entrance to their reluct
ant departure. Beautiful fall roses
were a conspicuous and charming
-decoration for the otherwise taste
ful room. At the close a most ap
propriate, dainty and bountiful sal
ad course was served by little Isa
belle and Mary Lillie Byrd the two
sweet little daughters of the hostess.
Broke Jail S Yesterday.
Two negroes, Will White and
Arthur Robertson, broke jail yes
terday. When the jailer went up to
give the prisoners water, these two
neeroes knocked him down and
rushed down the steps. Mr. Nichol
son followed in hot pursuit and
shot twice at one of the men. At
this writing the men are at large
bat every possible effort is .being
put forth to locate them.
Please Pay at Once.
The Advertiser has carried a
large number of subscribers through
the summer who were in arrears.
We urge them to come forward
now and pay promptly, saving us
the work and expense of mailing
out statements. The label on your
paper shows to what time you have
paid. The harvest season is here
and all farm products are bringing
a good price. There is no good
reason for delaying payment long
er. While in Edgefield attending
court call at The Advertiser office
and pay up for another year.
Every Department Filled.
In its large advertisement this
week the!Edgefield Mercantile Com
pany tells The Advertiser's readers
of the large purchases in every de
partment for the fall shoppers. This
large store buys furniture, wagons
and buggies in car lots from the
leading factories in the country,
consequently it is in a position to
name very low prices. The ladies
are invited to visit the second floor
where furniture, rugs, tranks and
all house furnishings ate kept. The
salesmen will take pleasure in show
ing you through every department.
All Honor to Them.
We always feel like uncovering
our head and showing every possi
ble honor to the father and mother
who are struggling against heavy
odds in order to give their children
a college education. A few days
ago we heard a father and mother,
who have a son and daughter off at
college, say, with one voice: "We
are willing to live on bread and wa
ter, if that be necessary, in order
to educate our children." Would
that more parents in Edgefield coun
ty fully realized what it means for
their children to be educated, and,
on the contrary, how greatly handi
capped they will be without an
Your 1913 Taxes.
The annual notice of County
Treasurer James T. Mime is pub
lished in tim issue. His office will
open on the morning of October 15
for the purpose of receiving the
taxes levied for the year 1913. The
notice gives the state and county
levies and the special levies in the
several townships, school districts
and towns. If a taxpayer has a
record of his tax returns, he can, if
he is an expert "figgerer," take the
notice of the county treasurer and
determine the amount of taxes due
for the current year. With cotton j
selling at a good price and an ]
average crop being made, taxpayers j
should pay promptly this year. Bet- 1
ter pay in the fall than wait until i
after Christmas and then have to j
go to the banks and borrow the |
necessary amount. ]
Assignment of Delegates.
The delegates to the Presbytery
are being entertained in the follow
P. P. Blalock: Rev. Geo. Black- :
burn, Columbia; Rev. John McLees,
Dr. J. G. Tompkins: Rev. Mr. 1
Rev. E. C. Bailey: Rev. C D <
Holland, Walterboro; Rev. Mr. 1
Kirkpatrick, Charleston; J W Sim- 1
mons, Johnston, S. C.
Mrs. Susan B. Hill: Rev. J W ]
Lafferty, Summerville; Mr. A S !
Wilson, Columbia. '
T. H. Rainsford: Rev. Dr. Grin- 1
non, Columbia; Rev. Bothwell ^
Graham, Columbia. <
M. P. Wells: Rev. S H Hay, '
Blackwell; Mr. Glover, Orangebarg. 1
M rs. Kate Lynoh : Rev. J O Reav- ?
is, Columbia; Rev. S C Caldwell, .
Edisto Island. 1
W. L. Dunovant: Rev. T D John- 1
son, Aiken; Dr. Wyman, Aiken; i
Rev. Rush Thornbury, ^Charleston. (
Mi-s Marie Abney: Rev. Alexan- 1
der Sprunt, Charleston; Mr. Horace :
Walpule, James Island.
J L. Alims: Rev. J K Frasier,
N. Qt. Evans: Rev. N Smith, D. i
D., Beaufort; Elder Wilds, Colum- 1
bia; Rev. Alexander White, Colum- 1
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou: O A Ham- I
lin, Charleston. i
The other delegates come in after *
we go to print.
If there isn't some good in every i
one, what are they here for?
One way to be popular is to let i
folks use you.
It's no disgrace to be poor, btit it i
might as well be.
Evei the commonest loafer al- i
ways whistles the latest tunes.-Ex. 1
ADD AN /
to see t
I The C(
RichSoU or Poor, Which Shall
Nitrogen obtained from decaying
organic matter is the controlling
factor in crop production on practi
cally all southern soils. The agri
cultural asset of which we boast so
much and rightfully-our favorable
climate or longer growing season
ind the ability to grow two crops a
pear, is not only not taken advan
tage of, but this climate of which
ive talk so much is actually the
cause of our depleted soils and low
Our mild climate and heavy rain
fall, laken advantage of with crops
kept on the land all the time and a
free use of legumes, would indeed
be au agricultural asset which would
make the south the most marvelous
ly productive section Of the coun
try; but this same mild climate and
heavy rainfall, not taken advantage
of, with our fields left bare for the
greater part of the year, becomes
the source of our agricultural weak
ness and poverty. Our greatest as
set through our neglect has become
our greatest liability. That whioh
has made us and our lands poor if
properly used would make us rich
through productive soils. When
?viii we awake to the fact that rich
er soils are our only salvation and
that these can only be obtained
through taking advantage of our fa
voring climatic conditions. If neg
lected, these make our soils still
poorer, but if utilised as they should
oe, would make our soils marvelous
y rich. We have our choice and so
"ar we have elected to take low
5rop yields from a poor or depleted
?oil. The greater the opportunities,
:he greater the responsibilities. The
greater our opportunities for soil
improvement, the greater the losses
vhen these opportunities are neg
ected. Our opportunities have been
?reat, we have neglected them and
>ur losses have been great.-Pro
Women Who Get Dizzy
Every woman who is troubled
vith fainting and dizzy spells,
oackaohe, headache, weakness, de
bility, constipation or kidney troub
es should use Electric Bitters. They
;ive relief when nothing else will
improve the health, adding strength
ind vigor from the first dose. Mrs.
Laura Gaines, of Avoca, La., says:
'Four doctors hai given me up and
my children and all my friends
were looking for me to die, when
my son insisted that I use Electric
Bitters. I did so, and they have
done rae a world of good." Just try
them. 50c. and $1.00 at all drug
gists or by mail. H E Bucklen &
Co. Philadelphia or St. Louis.
UR OF REFINEMEl
i. They possess ai
i are Remarkably!]
hese clever creatio:
DO. You are always
Have Made Li
In anticipation of the large harvest for tl
every department, especially every departrr
floor we extend the ladies a ccrdial invitatio
RUGS-We are Showing a larger assort:
squares of all kinds that we have ever sho?
are usually sold for.
FURNITURE-In furniture we are showir
Co mplete bed-room suits, chiffoniers, wardi
of dining chairs and rockers. We have bc
leading factories which enables us to make
of mattresses and bed springs. Try our "I
TRUNKS-We are showing a more comp
we have ever shown. Any size trunk froi
cheapest to the best grade.
STOVES AND RANGES-Now is the sea!
stove and replace it with a new one. See i
new one. You could not make a purchase
m ore than to buy a new stove.
In our harness department nothing has b<
a nd sizes of single and double buggy and Ci
All are direct from the best harness makers
to come and inspect them.
In this department we have always shov
Our MITCHELL and CHASE wagons ha*
strength and durability, capable of withstan
you money if you need a wagon. We also
see our buggies be fore making a selection c
customers who are using our MOYER and
Try one of them.
We never let our stock of coffins and ca
supply any size or grade of coffin or casket
department. Our hearses, for both white
VT TO THE MOST
i acme of rich
as. Bring your
1 W.H. TURNER,
ir ge Purchases.
ie Fall of 1913 we made heavy purchases for
lent on our second floor, and to our second
on. In house furnishings our stock is strong.
ment of attractive patterns in rugs and art
vu. The prices are lower than these goods
lg everything that is needed in the home,
.obes, tables, etc. See oui large assortment
>ught THEEE cars of furniture direct from the
attractive prices. We also have a large stock
31 ue Ribbon'9 springs.
.lete assortment of trunks and suit cases thaa
n the smallest to the largest, and from the
son when people disccrd the old burned-out
our stocic of stoves and ranges before buying a
for the home that would please your wite
?en overlooked, having purchased all grades
1*1 iage harness and also heavy wagon harness,
and are thoroughly dependable. We ask you
vn the best the leading factories have made,
re made a reputation in Edgefield county foi
dino; the worst roads. Doubtless we can save
invite our friends and tho public generally to
?f a new one. We have scores and scores of
I OXFORD buggies and are entirely satisfied.
; Department. /
skets run low, consequently we can always
We solicit a shsre of your patronage in this
and colored people, answer all calls promptly
1er. Comp y