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/ L. MIMS, .-..Editor
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Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year
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the postoSice at Edgefield, S. C.
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, October 29.
I Temptation rarely comes in working
. hours. It is in their leisure that men
I are made or marred.-TAYLOR.
Only two more days in which to
become an October bride.
"The Carnival's comin', Oho!
Those Sunday newspapers of Co
lumbia are veritable "skyscrapers. "
Everybody is talking about the
parades. Edgefield has become fa
mous for its annual parades.
The carnival will open its mid
way next Monday morning and
will not close till Saturday night.
The State fair is on this week
and YOUR fair will throw wide
its gites at Edgefield next Wed
Think of it, not an October wed
ding in Edgefield! Wonder what
has become of Cupid? And as for
the Stork, it seems to have deserted
The success of the fair next week
depends upon the weather man.
Everything will be in readiness in
every department Wednesday morn
With thirty or forty thousand
visitors attending the State fair,
Mrs. Pankhurst would find a "hung
er strike" easy in Columbia this
The capital of South Carolina
has made rapid strides during the
past 10 years but the city does not
yet keep step with its progressive
press. The newspapers published
in Columbia would do oredit to a
?city of several hundred thousand
Will not somebody inform The
Advertiser what the members of
the South Carolina railroad com
missioners are elected for? If it is
not within the power of that body
to force a railroad to rebuild a de
pot in less than six months which
has been destroyed by fire, the leg
islature should clothe it with the
School Day at the Fair.
Every school in the county should
close Friday of next week and come
to the county fair. Friday instead
of Thursday, as first announced,
has been set apart as school day, the
change being made so the regular
work of the week would not be in
terfered with but one day. Surely
every school will close for the last
day of the week, enabling every lit
tle child to have one day of pleas
ure and recreation. A day spent at
the agricultural fair will be of more
real profit than a day spent in the
school room. An education does
not consist of "book learnin' "
alone. Allowing the children to
leave off work for a day will also
give brightness and add zest to
Another thing that must be borne
in mind in this connection is the
school wagon parade. The man
agers have offered the following
cash prizes for the school wagon
parade: 1st prize, $10; 2nd prize,
$5; 3rd prize, $2.50. At least 20
wagons should enter the parade.
Some are coming a distance of 15
miles. Surely then all of the near
by schools will not fail to enter the
Can you afford to have it said
that the school in your community
is less progressive and that your
teachers and patrons are le?s public
spirited than those of other com
munities? Bring your school to
?the fair Friday and come prepared
to enter the school wagon parade.
Another Interesting Letter From
Rev. J. R. Walker.
Last week I told in The Chroni
cle of our trip from arrival at To
ronto to arrival at Montreal.
Montreal, 6:30 p. m., Thursday,
June 12. In Montreal ia a monu
ment to Queen Victoria commemor
ating some'of the great events and
names between her coronation in
1837 and her jubilee 1897, 60 years.
The tablets are as follows:
1. Development of constitutional
government throughout the empire.
Confederation of Canada 1867. Em
press of India 1876*
2. Peel, Cobden, Palmerston,
O'Connell, Gladstone, Bright, Bea
consfield, Salisbury, Chamberlain,
3. Enormous expansion of British
.oramerce. The first screw steam
ship, 1838; Victoria bridge, 1860;
Suez canal, 1870; Canadian Pacific
4. Telegraph, 1837; Penny post,
1840; Cable, 1866; Telephone,
1878; Eleetric light, 1878; Electric
railways, 1882; First British iron
5. Thackery, Dickens, Carlyle,
Macaulay, Tennyson, Browning,
Herschael. Faraday, Darwin, Hux
ley, Dawson, Livingston, Shaftes
6. Chloroform in survey, 1847;
antiseptics, 1878; roentgen rays,
1895; first international exposition,
1851; diamond jubilee, 1897.
7. The l?ritish empire gratefully
rejoices in the longest most benefi
cent and most glorious reign in her
St. James cathedral is a model
of St. Peter's Rome. St. James is
one third the size of St. Peter's. It
is built in the form of a great cross.
The great dome is near rear end at
center of arms of the cro98. The
building is of stone.
Montreal has a "Stonewall Jack
son cigar factory." A Stonewall
Jackson school would be more ap
We went up on Mt. Royal and
got a fiue view of the city. Mon
treal is unusual from Mt. Royal.
Late Friday afternoon we visit
ed the Notre Dame cathedral. It is
a great rectangular building. There
is a middle aisle and there are three
aisles on each side, three rows of
seats and six great columns, and
two galleries, and pipe organ at
front of building.
In this magnificent cathedial I
saw a plain man, dusty shoes, old
overalls, soiled, praying and
counting beads. I wish that peo
ple like that would come to our
Friday morning we paid our first
visit to one of Thos. Cook aud
Sons' offices. After looking into the
terms offered by different touring
companies, the Sunday school trans
portation committee decided to turn
over this business to Thos. Cook
and Son of London, New York and
many other cities of the world. This
company offered several tours all in
cluding the World's Sunday School
Convention, Zurich, Switzerland,
July 8-15. Tour 1 had about 400
people. Tour 5, about 240. Our
tour was No. 2 with about 80. We
are to sail from Montreal at daylight
Saturday June 14. The tour is to
be fii'ty-two days. Here is abrief
outline of what is promised us.
June 14, Saturday: Leave Mon
treal by Donaldson line on Cassan
June 23, Monday: Arrive in
Glasgow; rail to Edinburgh; car
June 24, Tuesday: Excursion to
Melrose and Abbottsford.
June 25, Wednesday: York.
June 26, Thursday: To Scrooby
June27-30, Friday-Monday: Lon
June 30, Monday: Leave London
for the Hague.
July 1, Tuesday: The Hague; rail
July 2, Wednesday: Amsterdam;
excursion to Isle of Marken.
July 3, Thursday: ' ologne, Ger
July 4, Friday: Rhine steamer to
Biebrich; rail to Wiesbaden.
July 5, Saturday: Wiesbaden, to
Franksfort; to Heidelberg.
July 6, Sunday: Heidelberg.
July 7, Monday: Via black for
est and Scoffhausen (falls of the
Rhine) to Zurioh.
Cheap Rates During- the Big Fair And
Special Prices at the Big Store
Each of our departments is Ml to overflowing with
merchandise, the greatest assortment ever brought
to Augusta. . ?
We Enable You to Save From 10 to 25 per cent, on Everything
fk/TtOanc a ^armer raising ten
IvludJlb bales of cotton, secures more
merchandise for the money he receives for cotton, if
he trades here, than does the f ai mer who raises ll
bales and trades elsewhere. Come and see for your
We Pay Freight on all Purchases Within 200 Miles.
Ask For Surety Coupons with Every Purchase,
A full book is worth $2.50 in goods free, and even
if it takes you r onths to fill a book, you are just that
much ahead. Meet your friends here. Rest room
for ladies, 2nd floor. We will deliver your packages
to the train, whether purchased here or elsewhere.
Visit Our Piano and Victrola Depts., 3rd FLOOR?
J. B. WHITE & CO.,
Georgia's Big Store
Schedule of Votes.
Two years. .. 3.00.1..3,500
Three years. .4.50._L.5,000
Four years._ 6.00.6,500
FREE, GOOD FOR 50 VOTES
If presented on or before Nov. 12
July 8-15: Tuesday: Zurich,
world's seventh Sunday school con
July 16, Wednesday: Lucerne,
excursion to Rigi.
July 17, Thursday: To Interlaken.
July 18, Friday: Interlaken; ex
cursion to Lauterbrunnen, Wengen
Alp and Guindelwold.
July 19, Saturday: Via Zweisim
men and Montreux to Geneva.
July 20-21, Sunday-Monday: In
July 22, Tuesday: To Paris.
July 23-25, Wednesday-Friday:
Paris; excursion to Versailles.
July 26, Saturday: To Havie and
sail by Allan line'steamship Siciliau
August 4, Monday: Due in Mon
J. R. Walker.
Letter From Gard nervi lie School
Well, Mr. Editor, Gardnerville
will be heard from again, if you
print our letter. Two little ni no
year-old pupils will write this time.
We will first tell you about our
trip to the circus. A crowd of
us little school girls met in Au
guita in time for the parade. If
we are to be the judges we consid
ered it fine. They paraded Broad
street at about twelve o'clock Sat
urday, Oct. 18. There were four
brass banda. In one of the bind
wagons all tho nations of the world
were represented. Then we went
out to the circus grounds. My,
what a grand time we had! We
enjoyed seeing the animals very
much, especially the old big ele
phants. Some of the boys fed
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Briggs are
in Columbus, Ga. for a week's
stay. Columbus is Mrs. Briggs'
old home, and she will enjoy her
We had a joyous "parents meet
ing" Friday before last at Gardner
ville school. It was from two to
four o'clock. We had recitations,
and served welsh rarebit, coffee,
cake, and fruit punch for refresh
ments. I only hope the parents en
joyed it as much as the school
We are all expecting a good
time at the barbecue Saturday at
Meriwether hall. The approach
ing Georgia-Carolina fair is making
a ll the clubs get busy.
In the suit that was brought by
John Minick against Brooks Griffin,
both oolored, a verdict $100 was
rendered for the plaintiff. Minick
hired or loaned Griffin a horse, and
as the animal died he brought suit
for the damage or loss which he
sustained J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq.,
represented the plaintiff and Tomp
kins & Wells the defendant.
In the suit of J. R. Bodie ad
ministrator, against the C & W C
railroad for $10,000 for damages
for the killing of a aegro boy in
Barnwell county who was stealing
a ride, a verdict was found for the
defendant. The plaintiff was rep
resented by J Wm. Thurmond, Esq.,
and the defendant by Sheppard
Bros and F B Grier, Esq.
As the jury failed to agree, a
mistrial was ordered in the suit of
Dr. W. E. Prescott against the
Southern railroad. Dr. Prescott had
merchandise to the amount of $249
destroyed when the depot at Edge
field was burned on the 4th of July.
Mr. Thurmond represented Dr.
Prescott and Capt. N G Evans the
At the time The Advertiser's
forms closed the court was engaged
with the suit of Miss Nannie Har
ris of Augusta against the Southern
railroad for $360 for loss sustained
through the burning of her trunk
when the depot was burned at
Edgefield on the 4th of July. B E
Nicholson, Esq., is representing
the plaintiff and Capt. Evans the
When this case is completed the
court will adjourn sine die.
Our harness department was nev
er better supplied. Buggy and
wagon harness, single and double,
at any price you want.
Ramsey & Jones.
Big Stock of Fruit
We have a large stock of seasonable
fruits, grapes, apples, oranges, banan
as, grape fruit, etc. Always fresh and
The best restaurant in town. White
waiters-quick service. Best food
Edgefield Fruit Co.