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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
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Wednesday, December IO.
No hurnan being, man or woman, jj
can act up to a sublime standard I
withojt giving offense -CHAFNIN?. |
Only 21 more days in 1913.
Nothing so unwelcome as these cold
How many Christmas brides for
The patriotic spirit is rapidly gi'ing
way to the Christmas spirit.
Edgefield envies Yorkville the U. D.
C. convention of 1914.
The Carnival has gone and Christ
mas is coming-two reasons for re-1
The yeggmcn have headed this way
but The Advertiser's safe is in no im
Only one "Daughter" wore a dress
woven in Dixie. Quite unlike the six
Needn't send off to catalogue houses
for Christmas remembrances. Edge
field merchants can supply your
Nothing else pulls a community out
of the old ruts quite so effectively as a
convention, especially a woman's con
We heartily commend the Communi
ty Christmas Tree movement in Co
lumbia. That is the Christlike way
of observing the festive season.
Carelessly handled weapons will in
flict wounds that are as fatal as when
the instrument of death is deliberately
No danger of ward politicians or un
popular stump speakers being "egged"
these pre-Christmas days. Only the
wealthy can afford such extrava
Yesterday's papers stated that the
Mexican rebels have ordered the price
of food reduced. We need a train load
of those rebels in this part of the
The sum of $32,000 which was paid
for the Robert and Elizabeth Brown
ing love letters in London was not a
big price. We have known of people
who would pay a million in cold coin of
the realm-if they had it-for just one
letter like those of Browning, provided
of course it was from the right daugh
ter of Eve.
Attorney General Peeples has been
ex nerr.ted, the coroner's j iry having
pronounced the unfortunate tragedy
accidental homicide. 11^ has the sym
pathy of the people but there are net
a few who believe that the circum
stances did not warrant his having the
pistol at the time. Only in extren e
cases are persons warranted in ha\
ing firearms about their person.
Should Wear Prison Stripes.
The headlines a few days ago: "Fake
Doctor Under Arrest in Greenville."
More of them ought to be checked in
their career of deceiving and defraud
ing suffering humanity. The men all
over the country who pose as gifted
specialists and offer a "guaranteed"
cure free to all who will write for it
should occupy prison cells instead of
de luxe suites in "skyscrapers."
In the first place no reputable jour
nal should publish their fraudulent ad
vertisements, and in the second place
their literature should be debarred
from the mail. This to some extent
would lessen the number of their over
Food Inspection Laws.
S y what you please about good an<
bad laws, one of the best laws eve:
enacted, one that has benefitted thi
masses of the people probably mon
than any other, is the pure food a nc
drug law. After Congress passed i
law requiring that drugs and foodstuff!
contain labels giving the actual con
tents of the package or receptacle, th<
individual states also enacted similai
laws which enabled them to deal wit!
the offenders independently, and ir
the aggregate all of these laws hav<
resulted in untold benefit to humanity.
Prior to the enactment of laws safe
guarding the food of man and beast al
sorts of deleterious materials wert
placed upon the market in attractive
packages without any intimation or
the label as to the actual contents.
Frequently these labels were mislead
ing if not positively false.
Forced to Advertise.
Prior to thejenaetmentand operatior
of the parcel post law the large ex
press companies maintained such i
complete monopoly of the transporta
tion of small parcels that they nevei
used the magazines or newspapers tc
advertise their business, knowing thal
all of the shipping of the charactei
handled by them had to come theil
way. Now since the parcel post has
made such disastrous inroads in theil
income, very materially reducing the
volume of their business, they have
been compelled to employ the columns
of the press to exploit trie advantages
to be gained through shipping mer
chandist by express. Had they been
more considerate of the interests of
the public before the parcel post law
was enacted, they could probably have
delayed its passage, for a time at least.
As a rule, the greed of monopolists
leads ultimately to their own ruin.
A Camp Fire Dream.
[Agatha Abney Woodscn.]
This poem is dedicated to the memo
ry of Sergeant Pickens Butler Watts
of Laurens, who was killed on the 24th
of June 1864, in a battle before Peters
burg, and his young wi ff Isabella
Madison Abney Watts cf Edgefield.
Around a camp fire si'.ting,
Are soldiers-perhaps a score,
Who talk of the years that are fleeting,
Of days to return no more.
While off in the distance, lending
Soft encnantment to the scene,
Comes a chorus of voices, blending
In songs known and loved by these men.
On the wings of the wind, aquiver,
Are words of the one so sweet,
"Way down on the Swanee River,"
Sung oft where they used to meet,
In the home where a Southern beauty,
The hour of her country's cali,
Gave up, at the instance of duty,
The one of her love,-her all.
"There's where my heart in turning,
A voice throbs out on the air,
For 'tis down on a Southern river,
He has left his bride of a year.
Sadness creeps o'er the listening group,
Their gaze in the fire grows dim,
Each dreams of his loved one with
And knows she is praying for him.
One dreams of that^far off river,
Of the dear one waiting there,
To greet her husband-lover,
The one of her tenderest prayer,
He dreams of a happy morrow,
Not of the day of dread,
When in agony of sorrow,
She'll look on the face of the dead.
He dreams of his home with emotion,
The young wife-the child on the floor
It is graced with patriot devotion -
Love standing supreme at its door,
He sees there a vision of beauty
A vision passing fair,
A woman who gave up for duty
All that she held most dear.
The dream fades-a battle-and dying,
The young hero wounded lies,
When faint comes the sound of sighing,
And thus in his death, he cries.
"All de world am sad and dreary,
Every whar I roam,.
On! darkies how my heart grows weary,
Far from the dear ones at home."
Falters the voice in the singing,
j The death angel hovers near,
His spirit to heaven is winging,
Yet the voice rings faultless and clear.
"When I was playingwith my brother,
Happy was I
Then take me to my wife and mother,
There let me peacefully die."
Near the banks of a Southern river,
In deep sorrow, hand in hand,
Walk the girl and the soldier's mother,
And speak of that little band,
Who, looking on lLra as a bubble,
Left home to go to the wars,
Nor wist of the heartache and trouble,
TJ the women atj home with their
They speak of a woman's duty,
I To the cause they both hold dear, -
What Others Say
Mrs. Pankhurst received her first
Christmas gift, John Bull having do
nated a nice pair of bracelets.-The
He's Gone Forever.
Do you ever see that honest old-fash
ioned man who pours his coffee in his
saucer and cools it by blowing loud
enough to be heard by -he near neigh
bors?- Spartanburg Journal. -
Not Burdened With Clothing.
An Indian chie? has presentedJUary
Garden with a pair of moccasins, and
Mary promptly stuck 'em ia her purse
with the rest of her costumes. -The
Having Wife Save Taxes.
Thesergeant-at-armsof the house of
representatives will collect the income
tax from congress nen's salaries "at
the source. " Married members will
be assessed $35 and unmarried mem
bers $45.-Columbia Record.
A Vain Hope.
The President of Peru writes long
messages and sends them to all the
newspapers as advertisements. This
is a wise and beautiful custom; one
which we earnestly recommend Preri
dent Woodrow Wilson lo introduce into
thi? country.-The State.
Did Sis Best.
Adjutant General Moore did his best,
to hold the militia up to the required
standard, but powerful influences were
against him. If he had hts way all
the companies would have been brought
up to such a lush stannard that the war
Jepartment would have been glad to
pay them a'l their quota.-Newberry
Depends Upon Citizenship.
If you are a knocker anda tight
wad, you have no right to complain
that your town is slow. Progressive,
public-spirited men make a live town
and if you do not answer this descrip
tion yourself, don't blame the town.
The fail ..re or success of a community
life depends entirely upon the attitude
of its citizens.-Lancaster News.
"What are you thinking of, Miss
"Of your name, Mr. Muggins."
"Yea as Shakespeare says, is there
anything in a name?"-Seattle Post
"We don't have honest elections
in dis town like we used to, ?aid
Mr. Erastus Pinkley." ?
"Like you used to."
Yassub. lt used to be dat when
dey promised you $2 for yell vote
you'd yit it. Now dey won't even
"Mow do .you like my biscuits,
hubby ? 1 got the recipe out of a
"Well, my dear, I found a button
m one and a feather in another
Maybe you got the Cooking recipe
mixed u uti the fashion bints."
"What caused the coolness be
tween you aud that young doctor?
I thoughtyou were engaged?"
"Mis writing is rather illegible.
Me sent me a note fur 1,UUU kisses."
"I thought it was a prescription
and took it m be filled."-Indiana
The late Timothy Woodruff once
attended an alumni dinner in New
Vork, the dinner of a co-ed college,
and at this dinner, in the course of
a toast, the president of the college
"You can always tell a woman
who has taken a university degree."
"Tell hm' Mr. Woodruff inter
know s ?;
As ;. .
No in ) .
For each o
That cot in the hospital tent,
The sol lier breathing his last drawn
While voices thus are blent,
"All de world am sad and dreary,
Ebery whare 1 roam,
Oh! darkies, how my heart grows
Far from de old folks at home.
Wc have just received a large
shipment of Nunnnlly's celebrated
candies for the holiday trade.
Penn & Holstein.
yon tell ber?
v:,h tear dimmed
How to Bankrupt the Debtors
A prominent New York physi
cian sax*, ''If it. were not for the
thin st< ckin?rs and ih:n soled ?hoes
wo'-n hy women' the doctors would
nrobahlv be baiikr?ipl.V Valien you
..outrant a -old do not wait for it to
develop into pneumonia hut trear
it at i.e. Chamberlain's Con1.?h
Rented \ is intended especially for
coughs mid colds, and lia? .won a
.vi 'e reputation by its cures of
these diseases It is most effect in!
.md is pleasant and safe to take. For
-"ale b.v all dealers.
Croup and Cough Remedy.
Croup is a terrible disease, it at
tacks children so suddenly they arp
very apt tn choke unless given the
proper remedy at once. T'ipre is
nothing better in the world than
Dr. Kind's New Discoverv. Lewis
Chamberlain, of Manchester, Ohio,
writes about bis children: "Some
times in severe attacks xve were
afraid they would die, but since we
proved what a certain remedy Dr.
King's New Discoverv is, we h ive
no fear. We rely on it for croup,
coughs and colds." So cnn yon 50c
and 81.00 A bottle should be in
every linnie. At a M druggists H E
Kucklen & Co., Ph ila. St. Lours.
Fit His Case Exactly.
M\\'h'*n ialher was si?-k ab.mt six
years ng?? li? read aji advi;rti?M*iti<<iit
of ? haiut-erl lin's tal ?hos in ilie pa
per- that lit hi-*c iso exactlywi.ilcs
Mis< .Margaret Campbell of Ft.
Smith, Aik. He purchased a box of
them and he bas not been sick since.
My sister h id stomach trouble and
was also benefited l?y them. For
sale bv all dealers.
California Woman Seriously
"A short, time a<ro I contracted a
severe cold which settled on my
langs and caused me a great, deal of
annoyance. I would have bad cough
ing spells and my lungs were so
sore and inflamed I began to be se
riously alarmed. A friend recom
mended Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy, saying she had used it for ye irs.
I bott i'll ta bottle and in a week I
was rid of the cold and soreness of
my lung*," writes Miss Marie Ger
ber, Sawtelle, Cal. For sale by all
Cured of Liver Complaint.
I w.a,s suffering with liver com
plaint,"' says Iva Smith of Point
Blank, Texas, and decided to try a
25c box of Chamberlain's tablets,
and MIT happy to say that I am com
pletely cured and can recommend
them to every one. For sale by all
Try one of our special ?15 suits
or Overcoats, money back if not
pleased. A full Hue of Trousers.
F. G. Merlin* Augusta, Ga.
St vt son Hats a full line, we also
'nave some f?H and $4 Hats good
?tyles we are closing out at ?1.75,
wi itv. us for one.
F. G. Mertins Augusta, Ga.
Beautiful assortment of velvet,
Axminster, Ingrain, Wilton and
li russe I ls art squares 9x12. Smaller
mys lo match.
Ramsey & Jones.
Leggpit's Premier cream cheese
and imported macaroni.
TimmotiK & Morgan.
Use Votan or Lord Calvert coffee
and you xviii use the best.
L. T. May.
Raincoats from $3 up, guaran
teed rain proof.
F. G. Mertins Augusta, Ga
Our stock is complete in every!
xvay and it will he dur pleasure to j
show you through
Mukashy Bargain House.
Lar?e assortment of sterlinsr sil
ver flat wa ce in single pi?.s and
sets direct from the manufacturers
Ramsey <fc Junes.
Every "THORVHILL" wagon 1
is made by the most improved iwii
nds, in 'lie most modern plant in
the world, and quality n?is?ns sn
preme. Wilson it Can tel o II.
See nie about your leext barrel of
L. T. M av.
The largest and most, oom pie'e
line of fancy Groceries in RdgefiVM
fount v. Come in and see what we
L. T. May.
Christmas goods, Ladies and
Rents Umbrellas, Walking Cam s.
Holeproof Hose in fancy b >xes,
Suspenders Sets, Sox Sets, N -ck
Tie Sets and other things for Gents
md boys, write
F. G. Mertins Augusta, Ga.
CHRISTMAS AND WEDDING
The season is on for making gifts to friends and loved
ones, and with it comes the perplexity of?making selections
and fitting the price to the means. We oller our friends
of ridgefield county our services and shall be pleased to
show our large well-selected stock of
Silverware, Clocks, Cutlery, Watches,
of all kinds. Considering the quality of goods, our
prices are very reasonable. Christmas shopping is made
easy at our store by the very large and varied stock which
we carry. Gifts for ladies and gentlemen.
Come in to see us when in Augusta or write us and it will
he a pleasure to serve you.
Wm. SCHWEIGEST & CO.
7o2 Broad St.
Large assortment of mattings,
malting an squares and rugs.
K imsey & Jones.
I) m't miss getting one of those
y I 7? Hats that are worth up to
$3.30, fruin F. G. M er ti us, Augus
Come to us for window shades,
curtain pules, etc
Ramsey & Jones.
You're as good as man in a Uart
Schaffner <fc Marx suit from P. G.
Merlins, Augusta, Ga.
TRACT KO. 1. 215 acres one
mile this side Mays Cross Roads
old May place.
TRACT NO 2. 221 acres, Norris
place, adjoins Rube Johnson place.
TRACT NO 3. 473 acres, Joel
Corley land, near Cleora.
TRACT NO. 4. 425 acres, Dock
Swearingec place, near Ropers.
TRACT NO. 5. 50 acre5, Bacon
tract near Ezra Talbert place.
TRACT NO. 6. 110 acres Ex?a
TRACT NU. 7. 42 acres, Char
ley Dobey piace, Antioch road.
TRACT N0."8. 60 acres, part of
Holson lands, Antioch road.
TRACT NO. 9 50 acres, part
of said Holson place.
TRACT NO. 10. 52 acree, an
other tract of said Holson lands.
TRACT NO. ll. 100 acres of
TRACT NO. 12. 63 acres Tank
ley farm, near Red Hill.
TRACT NO. 13. 57 acres, Isaac
Harris place on Antioch road.
TRACT NO. 14. 40 acres, Robt.
Cobb place, near County Home.
TRACT NO. 15. Acres Kohlrons
place adjoins A. A. Edmunds in
TRACT NO. 16. 1006 acres,
the Burt place, the finest farm in
TRACT NO. 17. 170 acres near
Edgefield, 2 miles north, highly
improved in every way.
TRACT NO. 18. 5 acres in
Edgefield lying between two streets,
4 good lots.
TRACT NO. 19. Dwelling and
lot well furnished and ornamented,
I have a good horse and buggy and would take pleasure in showing you
over these places.
E. J. NORRIS, Real Estate and Insurance.
Edgefield, S. C.
Planters Blood and Fish Guano 1
The dry fish gives body to thc fertilizer and insures lasting benefit p
to the soil. It contains highest priced soluble and available Phos- K
phoric Acid, Ammonia, Potash mixed in such exact proportions, F.
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formulas-buy the fertilizer best suited for your land-make your g
land more valuable, "I*
Ask our agent about these standard brands. ?y
Planters "Cotton and Truck Fertilizer" . 7-5-5 g
Planters "Soluble Guano".8-3-3
Planters "Standard Fertilizer".9-2-2
Write us for information and prices. Trade-mark on _ Bj
every bag is guarantee that you are getting the Best 1 "?*Tjxa W
Fertilizer made. f /S*j^
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co. M ?Sk
Charleston, South Carolina \XILT/i
Wo us? only the best 8. C. Phosphate, Fish Scrap, Blood. I il W?
Tankage, German Potash, etc ItsfM^