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Published every Wednesday in The
A ivertiser Building at $1.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield. S. C.
No communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries. Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, March 25th.
Take care to be an economist ir
prosperirv; there is no fear of vn>ir
r-eintr one in adversity.-ZIMMER
.r - '
What the new style hats lack in
breadth they mak ? up in height
Long may the sugar trust live! It is
^giving us cheaper sugar than we have
had in twenty years.
"Heavy Snows Will Make Good
Crop3"-Headline. Then Edgefield
county will reap a record-breaking har
vest this year.
A prominent physician recommends
exercise and frequent bathing as a
preventive of spring fever. Let's all
render ourselves immune at once.
Everything is all right with the Dem
ocratic administration except the
weather bureau. We prutest against
sleet the latter part of March.
What has become of the old-time
farmer who called up his hogs every
morning about the crack of day and
fed them bountifully on home-raised
A Newberry dealer sold 12 automo
biles in 12 days recently, which proba
bly will ultimately mean an increase
of business for the sheriff and under
Other means having failed to drive
the tigers from their lair, Columbia
might turn a stream from the one
thou8and-gallons-per-minute fire engine
npon them with satisfactory results.
"Powerless Firemen See Flames
Sweep Durham"-Headline. Unfortu
nately, such a headline sometimes ap
plies to Edgefield. Even where there
are real firemen they are powerless
without an adequate water supply.
Patronage Steadily Grows.
"Notwithstanding the thorough can
vass which was made during the recent
. contest, a goodly number of citizens
have voluntarily come in and added
their names to The Advertiser's sub
scription list during the past few
weeks, which is exceedingly gratifying
to the management This reminds us
?f what the late D R. Durisoe, a for
mer editor and owner of The Adverti
ser, said to us soon after we assumed
the management of the paper about 12
years ego. Stopping the writer on the
street one morning, Mr. Durisoe said,
among other things in connection with
newspaper work, "Make a good paner
and the people will coma to you." We
do not say The Advertiser is a good
paper, but we are endeavoring, in the
face of the handicaps incident to a
limited field, to make it measure up
to what our conception of a county
newspaper should be.
The Advertiser's subscription list is
nearly three times larger now than it
was when Mr. Durisoe made the above
Cotton Crop of 1913.
Edgefield county can not complain of
the cotton crop of 1913. According to
statistics just issued by the census de:
partmentthe farmets of this county
made 27,436 bales in 1912 and 33,201 in
1913, the increase being nearly 6,000
bales. Some counties fe '1 below the
yifdd of 1912. Marlboro, for example,
produced nearly 15,000 bales of cotton
more in 1912 than in 1913.
The very satisfactory yield in this
county, together with the better-th?n
usual price, enabled many farmers to
pay all indebtedness, including some
old debts. Let's be satisfied with last
year's yield, and instead of endeavor
ing to make still more cotton let's in
crease the food products of the
farm. Make more corn, grain, hay,
and raise more hogs? colts and cattle.
As the months pa93 make as few debts
as possible and then next fall there
will not be such a pressing need for
Again we say, instead of endeavor
ing to make more cotton this year,
let's rather increase the food supply on
the farm. Be independent by living
No Corn Contest This Year.
For the past five years The Adverti
s r has been conducting corn contes s,
paying cesh prizes to farmers making
the largest yield on an acre. During
'his time we have paid out in cash
more than $200 as prizes in corn, whtat
and oats contests. In addition to tre
actual cash we have given much time
and personal effort in order to make
the contests a success. For all of th's
and the many columns of space in Thc
Advertiser which we have contributed
from time to time we feel amply re
paid. Observing and thoughtful far
mers from different parts of the coun
ty have assured us that The Advertise?
has been a means of stimulating corn
culture in the county. Their state
ments as to the increased corn produc
tion are corroborated too by drummers
and wholesale merchants who say they
are not shipping one-fifth of the corn
into Edgefield county that was shipped
several years ago.
After thoughtful consideration ot
the matter we have decided not to con
duct a corn contest this year. Far
mers have been impressed with the
need of larger production, they have
proven by their efforts that large yields
can be cheaply grown upon thrir own
soil, and they have experienced the
good fortune of having an abundance
of corn in their cribs. Po, taking every
thing ;nto consideration, we do not
feel that any fun her stimulus at this
time is needed.
It is possible that next year we will
again renew the agitation in some
form. But for this vear we will leave
the farmers to themselves, feeling that
?V ry one will profit by the experience
)f his neighbor, if not by his own, and
make an abundance of corn at home.
County Board of Equalization.
The second and last meeting of
he county board of equaliz lion
^as h**1d in the < ffiee of the auditor
asl Saturday and all of the town,
'hips were represented except two
.r three. AH personal property, ac
.ording to the verbal reports of the
n> mb? i8, has been mumed for
axation upon the same basil as last
ear. Real estate was re-as-esse?l
his year, which greatly added to
he work of the township boards
[??wn property has been returned
t about the same value as of the,
tast four years. Farm lands are re
timed at from $3 50 to 815 per
ere. Agricultural lauds in the towns
>? assessed at $20 per acre. The
verage Tor the county is above $4
?er acre, which places this e?.unt\
bout on an average with the other
ounties of the state.
Tiie Meriwether township b??ard
eporfed that all land that ha- been
(.quired by the Gecrgia Carolina
\iwer Company has been duly re
timed for taxation and 'hal in ad
it ion to real estate the company
lade returns representing about one
liird of the amount invested in the
am and plant. Mr. J. P. Wood, the
ompany's manager, stated to the
oard that it w-s his desire lo have
alf of the investment, iii?ie:td of
n'y one-third, returned in ridgefield
nint\ lou that the ?late of Georgia
emain: t mrns or two-thirds. The
oar?! pureed a resolution contend
ig for one half and the auditor was
istructed to lake (his matter up ? ith
ie county anorm^y. The auditor
as aUo instructed to (Moiler with
le county attorney with reference
? requiring the holders of the Twin
lily franchise to make returns.
All ?d' the township boards have
toured faithfully to the end that
ie tax burden tie borne equally hy
ie individuals and corporal ions in
ie county, and all along they have
ad the hearty and helpful Co
Iteration of Auditor .1 \i Tim
lertuati. The county chairman, J
?. Minis, will represent Rdgeti-'ld
minty on the state board of t-qu til
ilion, a meeting of which will soon
e called by the comptroller general.
tatement Of The Ownership
Of E?lg field Advertiser publish
i we?-kly at Edgefield, required by
ie Act of August 24, 1912
Editor, .1. L. Minis, ridgefield.
Publisher, J. L. Minis, Kdg? field.
Business Manager, J. L. Minis,
Owner, J. L. Minis.
J. L. Mims.
Sworn to and subscribed bef?ire
ie this 23rd day ? f March, 1014.
W. T. Kinnaird,
My Commission expires Jan. 1st,
We are showing the snappiest
ne of boyt, Norfolk suits in this
PCtion, 8 i ZOK 6 to 18. You cannot
nd any nicer suits in Augusta than
re have this season in BO I id blue
nd fancy serges and other new
pring colors you can find as nice
election in lioyd suits as you wish
> see. All we ask you is to look
ver our line and you will he pleased j j
ilh assortment and prices.
What Others Say
Relinquished His Authority.
The obituaries of more men than one
should read like this: "He was his own
Loss until he married."-Greenville
Left Off the List.
We are undecided whether we have
been complimented or slighted in not
laving our n-<me mentioned as a pos
sible candidate for some office this sum
New Pattern For Panis.
A Birmingham paper says many a
pair of patched breeches hid- s an hon
est heart. We would like to see the
pattern of the breeches worn in Bir
Don't Ask TbeseJ Questions.
Here are some questions that are
barred out at this office: Do you think
that winter is broken? Will we have
a cold Easter? Will it be an early
spring? Are we going to have a dry,
hot summer?-Spartanburg Journal.
How Many in Edgefield?
It has been suggested that there
should be a home-coming day for bor
rowed btcks in the city. There are
perhaps a thousand or more buuks in
trie eiiy which have been borrowed and
not returned. -Spartanburg Journal.
Free Press and Free People.
Where the press is really free, it can
be hone>t, and where tue press is tree
and hon st there is a chance tor the
people to be tree. That a tree people
will demand a free press goes witnout
saying.-York vii le Enquirer.
Don't Say ?iean Things.
A good many people have an idea
that they have" a right to say mean
things about other people if they are
true; but they are mistaken about that.
Ihe question of the necessity lor the
mean things to be said, tnieis into the
proposition, and even that is not al
ways a justincation. Rtally the best
thing lor one to do with reference to
mean things, is to h ave them unsaid,
lt always pays one best to attend to
one's own business. -Yorkville Enquirer.
BuMis-Well, how are your New
Year's resolutions wearing?
Duthil-Fine! Had ona little
puncture, but nothing like a regular
The lawyer was endeavoring to
[ja inp free advice out of the doctor.
"Which side is it better to lie om/
i octor?" /
"The side that pay? you the r?
"That young man stays until an
mearihlv hour every night, Alice,
laid an irate father to lus >ounge*t
lauyhter. What does your mother
?av about it?"
"Well, dad, replied Alice, as she
urned to go upstairs. She ?sys men
laven't altered a hit."
'Must got back from Europe,
writes a female contributor, accord
tig to the Cleveland Plain Dealer,
iud we had an awfully rough pas
?ag??, of course. Nobody ought to
mme back fr.-m Europe at this time
if the year. I met a dandy fellow
.oining sen MS. We were eating uni
ter one dav, and suddenly he start
.d from his seat, said *Au revoir!'
md left. 'Au revoir!' I answered
<ut the gentleman on my other side
laid, wh\ did \on say 'Au revoir'?"
*T wa? answering the gentleman
vho just lelt the laide, I explained."
"But he didn't say *Au revoir' to
.nu Ile was sajing tito his din
"Then I am to undersiand that
hi* is your final answer, Miss Stub
My final : ns wer.
Nothing can move you?
"Then my life will be a lonely
me and my fate a harsh one, for my
lucie willi whom I lived has just
lied and left me.-"
"'That fact somewhat alters the
?ase, Henry. I cannot be harsh to
me who bas sustained snob recent
Itereavetneiit. If I could believe that,
k on are sincere-"
Sincere! Oh, Miss Stubbles!
"You have certainly made an im
[iiessioii oil my heart. Give me time
Lo think ol it."
"Afierall, why think of it, Hen
ry? 1 am \ours. "
"Do ma squeeze mo so ha*d,
Henry. Your poor uncle! Was ile
"It is too bad. You say he left
"Yes; he has left me."
"How much? I said he had left
ne. He had nothing else to leave. I
un alone in the world now; home
ess, penniless, but with you by my
ide-why's she's fainted!"-PitUi
The Triumphs of
are the achievements in educational, agricultural and
commercial progress that will astonish even native
Carolinians, will make every State in the South bestir
Will Open the Eyes
of the Entire Nation
You know what your own locality is doing, but how much do
you know about the combined efforts of all the Carolina counties
and how these united efforts will, in turn, boom business in your
town and county?
Employer, employee or parent-whichever you are-you need
to know these important facts, for the agricultural and business
opportunities and the educational advantages of North and South
Carolina today are greater than ever in the history of the two
States. What's more, they are rapidly growing bigger and better.
There is much to be proud of in the Carolinas. The whole
significant story is told in the article
DOWN SOUTH c1?r
In This Week's Issue of
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Our Distributinnr Agent is
EDGAR PADGETT, ?SS?
THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY
Independence Square, Philadelphia
Program of Missionary Institute
at Bateoburg March 28
Standard of excellence:
a. Personal service, V. P. of
b. Mission study, Mrs. Geo. E.
Efficiency, the ideal association,
Mrs. J. R. Fizer.
Noontide service, Mrs. J. 0.
W. M. S. conference.
Swill earn and R. A. service.
Importance nf training our chil
Ireu in mission work.
Royal Ambassadors and the
feriuho road, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Jubilate celebration, with special
Devotional power for the task,
Mrs. .1. O Gough.
Judson Centennial, representative
af foreign mission board.
Presentation of pledge cards.
a. How to use the Bible in
b Program making.
c. Ho*r to present year's plan
)f work, Mrs. J. R. Fizer.
The call of the girl:
a. Her awakening.
b. Aft. r response-What? Mrs.
jeo. E. Davis.
V. W. A. conference.
Noontide service, Mrs. J. 0.
How to conserve public meetings,
VI rs. .1. D. Chapman.
The Mother's Favorite.
A cough medicine for children
hould be harmlens. It should be
ileasant to take. It should be effeot
ial. Chamberlain's cough remedy
s all of this and is the mothers' fa
?orin* everywhere. For sale by all
A Good Drug Store
JT TAKES more than a stock of drugs and:
good intentions to make a good drug store.
It requires an intimate knowledge of weighing
measuring and mixing, which tomes only after
careful rf,.:dy and experience. Your prescrip
tions will be properly filled at our store. We
have every modern facility and-we know how.
Pena & Holstein
AU of the New Things.
Our Spring stock is now complete in every de
partment. It matters not what the ladies want we
have it. Come in to see all the new Spring fabrics
that we are showing in the beautiful colors of the
season. Goods for dresses, goods ,for skirts, goods
for waists-for misses and ladies. We also have a
very large stock of trimmings, lace embroidery, etc.
We can please tjie most exacting buyer in these
We are showing a beautiful assortment of un
derwear for ladies, misses, men and boys. Come in
before you buy your supply of light underwear.
Our Shoe Department is well supplied with the
most stylish oxfords and slippers. We have them in
the popular lasts and in patents, gun metal, tans and
We invite the men and boys to see our stock of
clothing and hats. Our prices are reasonable.
J. W. PEAK.