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J. L. Ml MS,...Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, October 22.
Planting colleges and filling them
with studious young men and wo
men is planting seed corn for the
Christmas is not far off-and no
If the women of the land be for
you, it is oseless for the immigration
laws to be against you.
The first thing we would learn
from Mrs. Pankhurst is the art of ]
living without enting.
Agricultural lands in the South
are steadily increasing in value.
Last week a farm of about 100 acres
in Marlboro county near McColl
sold for $266 per acre.
As MI?. Pankhurst is now actu
ally on American soil The Adverti
ser apologises for all it has said and
promises to be good in the future
at least until her Ladyship returns
to her own, her native land.
>3 The ase of dynamite is being ad
vocated as a means, of increasing
^be cotton yield, us it not un
timely to speak of increasing the
cotton yield? Let's rather impress
the outside world with the small
ness of the present crop.
High life in Washington does not
appear to agree with congressmen.
It is reported that Congressman
Finley will not stand for re-elec
tion, the cause being failing health.
Should he not run, the Hon. W. F.
Stevenson will become a candidate
The Hobson-Underwood contest
for the senate from Alabama will
be one of the most heated cam
paigns held in this country in a
long time, and as both men occupy
prominent places in the Democratic
ranks the outoorae will be watched
with th J keenest interest.
Not a few towns over the State
are having to contend with reports
to the effect that the cotton market
is not wbat it should be. The Ad
vertiser bas not heard one word of
complaint concerning the Edgefield
market this season. On the con
trary, farmers are lavish in their
praises of this market.
Of course, we, all of the men,
are now suffragettes. Where is the
man who has the termerity to say
that he do^s not favor anything and
everything the women want. Let's
not only give them the ballot and
the coveted garment, that very
strange symbol of authority, but
let's turn the entire wardrobe over
to them and take no more thought
of what we shall wear than father
Adam did. I
Heretofore the eclipsing feature
of the county fair has been the an
nual parade. This year there will
be two parades and both give prom
ise of being the grandest ever seen
here, orin any part of the State, for
that matter. The first parade will
be held on Thursday, the seoond
day of the fair, and the other pa
rade will be held Friday. There is i
A Grand Subsa
S The Advertiser has several hur
for a jear or more, we have di
to the one which we conducted nearly
We must make an effort U? collect
subscriptions, and as anny of these
away it is impossible for us to seo th
ient for them to come to Edgefield,
collect for us and give them valuable
who does active work to any conside:
other prizes besides the two or three
Thc youug ladies who entered Th?
ago will remember that we compenai
amount of work that was done. No
contest to the end was left nnre
pose and policy in conducting the pi
in a manner that will be ABSOLUS
all will be REWARDED. What m
We believe in au honest contest, a?
other contest by The Advertiser kn
open, honest, perfectly-fair-to-all man
would conduct one.
So, young ladies, do not be afraid
kept daily by the contest manager ai
testant and the public generally will
that they may satisfy themselves tha
The Advertiser has repeatedly de
tests and newspaper or subscription <
We would not allow our name to be
more interest and enthusiasm in
these parades this year than has
ever been manifested before. But
for the enlargement of the grounds,
there would not be room for the
tremendous throng that will be in
attendance both days. There will
be an abundance of room for every
body who will come-and room for
the carnival too. So plan to come
Depending on Farmers.
Last year when several represen
tative farmers saw what a splendid
success had been made of the fair,
chiefly through the efforts of about
half a dozen men in Edgefield, they
were made to feel that they had not
done their part. And while in this
repentant mood several farmers re
marked to the writer that they ex
pected to do their full share for the
next fair. Now, gentlemen, the
time bas cont? for you to do your
part. Ey.ery shoulder should be put
to the wheel. This reminder is
made in a kindly spirit. The fair
needs more active support from
these who are engaged in agricul
tural pursuits. A large number of
farmers themselves realize that this
support bas not been given.
In the first place you may contribute
to the fair by making exhibits of
your farra products. What you
have achieved will stimulate others
to undertake even greater things.
In the second place, you can assist
in making the fair a success by
speaking of it favorably to your
neighbors and friends. Make them
realize that it is an enterprise that
belongs to the people of the entire
Increase Ministers' Salaries.
The statement was recently made
upon good authority that there are
more than 3,000 ministers in the
Southern Methodist church who re
ceive lesB than $500 a year fer their
services, and ii is probable that in
some of the other denominations
salaries are even smaller. It ap
pears to be providential that this
announcement was made at this
time, as the season when churches
fix salaries for another year is ap
In deciding what shall be paid
their pastors not a few churches
seem to have overlooked the fact
that the cost of living has within
the past five years increased from
25 to 100 per cent, especially to
those who are so situated as to be
unable to produce anything they
consume. It is not right to ask or
expect a minister to labor now for
what he did five or ten years ago.
The salary of 10 years ago will not
meet present day demands. And
it is clearly the duty of a church to
take the initiative in increasing the
salary of its pastor. It matters
now how pinched his existence or
hot great the financial demands are,
there are but few ministers who
will suggest that a raise in salary is
desired or needed.
You expect your pastor and his
family to appear in a manner that
comports with the imp?rtanos and
ldred subscribers who are in arrears -
ecided to conduct a contest similar
- three years ago. *
the Urge amount that is doe on ,
delinquents reside 15 or 20 miles f
em in person and it is not conven
so we will engage young ladies to
prizes for their services. Everyone
rabie extent will be compensated, as
capital prizes will be awarded. 1
e Advertiser's contest three years
?ted them all in proportion to the 1
one who remained actively in the
warded. That is to be our pur
resent contest. It will be conducted
ELY FAIR io all contestants and
ore in reason oould be asked?
id those who participated in the
ow that it was conducted in an
mer. That is the only way we
to enter. Accurate records will be
id after the contest closes each con
have access to the books in order
it all have been impartially treated,
monstrated that contests-corn con
jontests-can be honestly conducted,
i connected with one that is not
dignity of your church-You ex
pect bim to be hospitable and open
his home to his parishoners and en
tertain visitors who come into the
neighborhood-You expect bim to
0 ontribute liberally to the support
of missions and the various causes
of benevolence-You expect him
to do a large share in relieving dis
tress in the community-You ex
pect him to carry a reasonable
amount of life iusnrarce for the
protection of his family as he has
been unable from his meagre salary
to accumulate anything fora "rainy
day"-You expect him to educate
his children-You expect him to
pay his debts and meet all financial
obligations promptly-You expect
him to devote his entire time to the
ministry, having then no other in
come-All of this and more be
sides is expected of the average
minister. But ia it not impossible
f OA him to measure up to this ex-''j
peotation unless his' salary is ade
It is a common saying that min
isters are impractical, unbusiness
like. Is it uot unfair to speak thus
of all of them? We are inclined to
believe that many of them prove i
themselves to be veritable masters
of finance by performing the mira
cle of making a small salary meet so
Dear Advertiser:-I have not
seen any lights from our school, so
1 thought I would drop in a candle.
Our school opened the sixth of
this month with thirteen pupils but
we are expecting more Monday.
Miss Emmie Mae Cooper is teach
ing for us this year and we like her
fine. Though we are having a very
good school with only thirteen pup
ils we hope the others will begin
Miss Addie Stephens' marriage was
a surprise to us though we had been
expecting Mr. Day to take her home
with him for quite a while. We
regret very much to give up Miss
Addie, for she was one of our most
popular and beautiful young ladies,
and there are only a few girls in
our community and we treasure
them as jewels. Mr. Day has a
treasure for a wife, as well as Miss
Addie a noble husband. This
young oouple have our heartiest con
One of our pupils has been absent
from school this week on account
of diptheria. We wish to have her
with us again soon.
We are very sorry to hear of the
illness of the little High tower boy
bnt we hope he will soon be well
and happy again.
Our community is quite sad over
the illness of Mr. E. M. Bunch, but
we hope he will continue to im
Mrs. H. F. Cooper was the guest
of Miss Lilla Bunch Wednesday.
The following unsolicited testi
monial should certainly be sufficient
to give hope and courage to per
sons afflicted with chronic dyspep
sia: "I have been a chronic dyspep
tic for years, and of all the medi
cines I have taken, Chamberlain's
tablets have done me more good
than anything else," saya W G
Madison, Ko. 7 Sherman street,
HornellsTille, N. Y. For sale by all
What, Others Say
A fashio i note says that the skirts
this fall will be fuller. If some that
ive have seen are any fuller they wil 1
?lit themselves. -Florence Times.
No Longer Bosees.
The big national banks of the larger
cities have manipulated the finances of
the country so long for their own ben
efit, that it is natural for them to op
pose any change in our banking law
that will give the people a chance. -
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
Every Community's Need.
Ono progressive wide-awake man
who takes an interest in the commu
nity is a great asset to the neighbor
hood. He holds the neighborhood to
gether by his counsel and influence for
good and attracts other desirable citi
zens who have heard of this man's
character. We need more of these
leaders.-Farm and Ranch.
That Charleston Grand Jury.
Charleston County's grand jury
wound up its work with final refusal
to indict any one for violation of the
liquor laws. That is to say, it would
not recognize illegal liquor selling as a
crime. It might incur a few indict
ments itself without any substantial in
justice being done.-Charlotte Ob
Be a Constant Reader.
There is no hope for young people
who do not read and post themselves
upon the best and most desirable
tirings in life. Our lives are too much
circumscribed to gain any considerable
information without the use of the
printed page. Cultivate the art of
reading if you expect to achieve suc
cess.-Farm and Ranch.
Schmile, und the vorld sch miles mit
Laugh, und the vorld viii roar;
Howl, und the vorld viii leaf you,
Uundt nefer come back any more;
For all of us couldn't peen handsome,
Nor all uv us vear goot clothes;
But a schmile was not exbensive,
Undt covers a voldd of voes.
All Dependent on Farmers.
The farmer is the most important
factor in the civilized world. Let him
emigrate from these parts and the
balance of us would have to follow him
or pick out a lot in the cemetery. We
just can't get along without him. He
clothes and feeds us, and the money
his crops bring into the country
makes us all happy. We want to see
agery farmer prosperous and happy?.
(Jrangeburg Times and Democrat. '
: Smile Provokers
"You say your wife is an anti
"Yes; she spends her time gad
ding around the country asserting
that woman's place is the home."
Young widow-Ah! noone could
eyer fill my poor husband's place. I
loved him from the bottom of my
"Of course, but you know there
is always room at the top."-Phila
George-"Cinthia, rather than re
main single, would you marry the
biggest fool on earth?"
Cintbia-"0 George! This is io
She was getting the supper for
the children on Saturday night
when a young woman came to her
door. "I'm collector for the drunk"
ards' home," she said. Could you
"Come around tonight and I'll
give yon the old man," said the
housewife as she went about her
A man left his umbrella in a
stand at a hotel recently, with a
card attached bearing this inscrip
"This umbrella belongs to a man
who can deal a blow of 250 pounds
weight. I shall be back in five min
When he went to claim his prop
erty he found in its place a card
bearing the following inscription:
''This card was left here by a
man who can run twelve miles an
hour. I shall not come back."
TEACHERS AND TRUSTEES.
The Fair Association has giyen
us a day for a school parade, and
have offered three substantial prizes
for the three best floats. We had
a very oreditable display last year,
bot if the teachers and trustees will
work together we can make it bet
ter. Thursday, NOT. 6, is our day,
and I hope to hear from a number
of teacher? that they will take part
with their schools. Notify me.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Sap;. Bd.
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A. J. Renkly
J # R
W E L
706 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia.
Augusta's Largest and Hand
somest Jewelry Establishment
When you are ready for a new fall
suit drop in to see our stock.
We also have the newest styles in hats
It will be a pleasure to show you.
Large stock of shoes, both Crossett and
Selz-Schwab. Nothing better on the
market for the money. Come in to see
Dorn & fflims
Ready for your Fall Suit,
Overcoat or Hat
The JL Willie Levy Co.,
Everything that Boys Wear
The most complete women's
Suit, Cloak and Shirt-Waist
dept in the South. Make
our store your headquarters.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
Fall Goods Ready
We have made large purchases for the fall season, and
invite our friends to call to see us. Many of the new goods
have arrived and there are others yet on the way.
We have never before been in a better position to serve
our friends than we are this fall. Come in and let us show
you through every department.
J. W. PEAK.
Perkins Sash and Door
High Grade Mill work
Hardwood work a Specialty
Rough and Finishing Work.
Estimates on Request.