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Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at SI.50 per year
Entered a? second class matter at
he postotiice at Edgefield. S. C.
No communications will be published
anle3s accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, April 19
"Now that McCormick county has
scored, Catawba is the next at the
Villa has been reported dead apain,
but he has seven more lives to
It is within the range of possibilities
that there will yet be a Villa-Caranza
coalition against the United States.
With the peach crop greatly damag
ed, the watermelon will have right of
.way. Better make a second and third
Leap year privileges and opportuni
ties will have been neglected unless the
1916 crop of June brides exceeds that
of last year.
Fish stories in these parts are short
of their usual proportions. The dis
ciples of Isaac Walton are not as en
thusiastic as formerly.
The Advertiser could pocket a few
hundred extra dollars every year by
publishing whiskey advertisements.
But we place principle above the dol
It appears to us that the newspa
per correspondents along the Mexican
b order are wing with each other to
see which can digress farthest from the
Having had a practical demonstra
tion of the operations of an American
machine gun. Mexicans will hereafter
treat American soldiers with greater
- The ambassador to Russia has re
signed and returned to America on the
steamship Kristianiafjord. A ship
with such a name ought to be sub
The State of last Sunday with its 38
pages was a splendid edition. Lint
there was something lacking on the
editorial page. One almost regrets
that Col. Aftermath refrains from
work on the seventh day and keeps the
Those Mexicans have proven titre
and time again that they are unrelia
ble and altogether irresponsible. It
appears that the time wiil yet come
when forbearance will cease to be a
virtue and "Uncle Snr." will have to
administer v good sound thrashing.
One by one measure? carrying cut
the programme for preparedness are
being adopted. The President has
signed a bill doubling the number of
naval cadets at Annapolis and a meas
ure has been introduced in congress
doubling the number of cadets at West
The manufacturer of a much-adver
tised patent medicine donated 50 bar
rels of flour in 24-pound sacks to the
fire sufferers of Augusta '\&st week.
The man who has been able to relieve
many diseases, psychologically if not
physiologically, is now giving something
to relieve hunger-dividing his profits
with the people.
One of the niftiest editorial patres
.we see ina weekly paper is printed in
South Carolina, but written somewhere
aorth of the M ason and Dixon line. It
only costs about forty cents a week.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
We know of several papers that
sandwich in editorials and editorial
paragraphs that are bought at so much
per column and pass them o?' as origi
TM? matter. But an intelligent public
can not be deceived long.
Asparagus Industry Grows.
An enterprise that is proving profita
ble and one that is bringing Edgefield
county to the front because of the su
perior quality of the product is that of
asparagus culture. For a number of
jears farmers in the Trenton section
lave been growing asparagus profita
bly. At first they began with a few
acres, but the acreage and the number
of persons engaged in asparagus cui
tare have steadily increased until
Edgefield county has become quite a
factor m supplying the northern de
mand for this succulent vegetable.
This is only one of many lines of di
versification that could be practiced
sritb profit in this section. Asparagus
can be cultivated and marketed al:
before the press of other crops is c
Asparagus growers have prover
wisdom of co-operative market
j Several years ago they shipped 1
; product at random, wherever a <
: mission merchant could be found
I would handle it, being altogethei
' informed as to the conditions preva
j upon the market to which the shipr
? was made. During the past two y
j they have effected a strong orgai
i tion and the fir.it thing undertaken
the establishment of a well organ
system of marketing. As a resui
this co-operative system, asparagi
now shipped only to places where
demand is strong and receipts li
Other lines of diversification coul
followed with profit, especially s
the lesson of marketing has I
In addition to the benefit derive
themselves, asparagus growers, thro
their organization, are giving our ;
pie a practical lesson or exarnpl
co-operative marketing. Were
same pian adopted with reference
selling cotton, that of selling in
instead of by a few scattering ba
pleasing results would follow.
The efforts of the people who c<
1 pose McCormick county, extend
' over a period of 20 years, have b
crowned with full fruition, and '
Advertiser congratulates them u]
their victory. Edgefield wafts afi
tionate greetings and good wishes
her youngest daughter. Let it be i
derstood that the people of Edgell
and McCormick-that portion tal
from Edgefield-are still one peop
and theres hould be no estrangement
severance of ties. We shall still th i
of you as our very own Edgefield pi
pie. who will always receive a m
cordial welcome when you visit the
Here's hoping that the "Baby Coi
ty" will grow in greatness, in pov
and in usefulness!
Honor Roll Lott School.
1st grade: Elesse Franklin, E'
lui Saher, Gertrude Par due, Ku
3rd grade: A/.ilee Salter, E
Lou Rankin, Martha Derrick. Fm
tis McGee, .1. T. Kirnsey.
.i'h grade: lona Ripley, Wi!
.".iii grade: Jasper Derrick, Sa?i
Franklin, Carrie 0.;/.is, Pei
61 h grade: Marv Courser, Ru
7th erad < : M on ti ne, Pardue, S
6th grad?: Cephas Derrick.
OF SOUTH CAROLINA
FITZ HUGH MciCASTER, Commission
COLUI?SIA, S. C.
April l-l, 1016
Mr. J R Blake, Sec'y-Treas.
Abbevi lie-Green wood
Mutual Fire 3n<. Asso.,
Greenwood, S. C.
your association having coinplic
wiih the laws of this Suite is nu
licensed lo do business i:i Ab?evi!l
Greenwood, Laur-ns and Eiigelici
Tile record which your a>soci;
lion has made for the past quart?
of a cern ii ry in pay in ir all (da in
against it, and giving insurance ?
about two-thirds of the cost in th
stock company should commend i
to tile kindly consideration of th
citizens in the several counties i
which it is licensed.
I can bul believe that with th
careful selection of risks both in r<
spect to physical, moral and titian
cial hazards, in the future your Af
sociation ohonld be able to reduc
the cost of insurance still further.
This Department will continue V
exercise the most careful supervisio:
over the affairs of your eompauy ii
the future as it has in the past.
F. H. MCMASTER,
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
I respectfully announce that I am ;
candidate 1'or the office of county com
missioner and solicit the support of tin
people, pledging myself to abide th<
result of the Democratic primary.
GEORGE B. TIM MERMAN.
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
We have just received a beautifu
line of fine ere pa de chine waists ir
maize, flesh and white at $2.50.
Mnkashy Bargain House.
FOR SALE-A registered Guern
sey bull, seven years of aire, weighs
1,250 pounds. Ve ? gentle and
easily ham;?ed. L. R. Brimson, Jr.,
Cleora, S. C.
FOR SALE: 5U registered, Po
land china hoys any age and per
fectly marked. A bargain for a
Breeder. Address Mrs. Georgia T.
McEie, North Augusta, S. C.
J R. F. D. I.
Budget of Interesting News
From Red Hill.
Yesterday was a beautiful church
day, fine congregations at Red Hill
in the morning, and at Colliers in
The many friends of Mrs. L. J.
McClendon will be glad to know
that she will soon be well airain.
The unveiling of the monuments
of Messrs C. E. and T. B. Quai les
will lake plaee the 1st Sunday af
ternoon in May. All Woodmen are
invited to come ami take part in the
exercise. lion. J. W. Thurmond of
Edgetield will make the ad I ress.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bussoy ofi(
Anderson are visiting friends in our ?j
Misses Ruth %and Annie Bell
Smith visited their sister, Mrs. W.
G-. Whitlock, last week.
Drs. Crafton and Whitlock have
cured all their patients and have
Mr. Jack Har ling has ordered
him a fish hook from Sears ck Roe
buck. It is a magic hook and catches
tish 'Vwine and coming."
Miss Alpha Hammond spent the
week-end with liomefolks.
j Mrs. Maud Robertson is visiting
friends in town.
Mr. Levi Quarles was in town to
day shaking hands with his many
Mr. Tom Brown, Misses Eva
Brown,and May Adams ol Parksville
worshipped ai Red Hill church Sun
Mrs. Annie Williams has recov
ered from her long illness and was
at church Sunday. |j
Miss Pearl Quarles spent Satur-j |
day and Sunday with the liomefolks. j
Our good friend Mr. Dewey Mc-j'
Clendon has promised to make Rose
Collage a ti?h basket. We hope to
caleb, some tine lisli for the Red
Mill school u i inter on May 12.
Mr. Preston Bu.-sey has a new
Messrs. M. 1). Lyon, Sherod
Holmes and Wallace Reel visited]]
Rose Cottage last Sund iv.
Prof. Truluck and Miss Irene
Lancaster worshipped at Colliers
Mr. Editor we have onl? three
old bachelors in our community, J.
Boyd Holmes, Monroe M alu ia, Har
ry Cul breath, the y^ar is almost
hall goiie. Somebody ought lo get j
There are considerable losses by ?
fire everywhere. Over six thousand j
in my agency during the -.hire and a j
I half months of ibis year already.
Nearly all of this is in the connery.
Have had several fires in tmvii, bul
having many people to Indo ex tin-j
Iguixh them my lown lusses nave not
? been (?ver ?500.UU this year. I now
I have four gvod li ie insurance com
panies, though they "dread Ibo lire,"
ind ar>.' careful and particular as lo
what t'ney insure.
What insurance they do permit j
me to write, I know is good. These
companies are: Tue South Carolina
of Columbia, Southern Home of
Charleston, Southern Slock Fire In-j
surance Company and Southern Un-j
durwrilers ot N. C. I Lave known
these old line companies for years j
and know they are reliable. They
all write town property, and some
of them write country properly
where occupied by the owners,
where not mortgaged, ami where the
stove tines are of brick laid FLAT,
arid the dwellings have a value suf
ficient to warrant a thousand dollars
insurance or more-say worth S?.000
and up. I could write all classes ot
property in Mail Older companies,
but the brokers representing them
say they do not guarantee the pay
ment of policy in case of a fire.
Drop me a card.
E. J. NORRIS.
The PRUDENTIAL still has the
Strength ol Gibraltar. In addition
to their unusually low rales, they are
now making these rates still lower
by giving extra and free annual div
idends. Besides, they give five the
disability provision, which provides
that in case you are totally disabled
you are excused from paying the
premiums, though your insurance
Do you know of anything on
earth as irood as this for Life Insur
ance? No restrictions except sui
cide for the first year. No here
after except your death and the
company's check. I don't kuow of
anything in life insurance as good
We have a policy which pays
your beneficiary ?25.00 per month
for twenty years, and one that (jays
the same amount as long a benefi
ciary may live.
Drop me a postal.
E. J. NORRIS, Act.
36-inch deep black taffetta silk,
pure dye and a quality that will
give good wear, at $1.25 the yard.
Mukashy Bargain House.
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m This dress np time is riffht here. We have selected care- EH
il fully. We have purchased thoughtfully for this occa- b|
H sion, and tee! that we can please the most fastidious ||
p; in a Spring costume from the elegant Easter ||
|* Eat to the dainty little Slipper. H
j ______ j
?|For a limited time we will sell Barker m
8 Mills and Androseoggin Mills Bleaching, |j
8 full yard wide, at 8le. the yard. Cash?
jp only at this price. . . m
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I The careful shopper will find 1
lat all times that The Comer I
1 Store's prices, considering val- m
JL y o ?jg?
lues, are always just a little ?
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IS THE CORNER STORE W
PROPRIETOR _ b|
Tlie next firnlar tpaolK?r.*' exami
nation will lif livid Friarly, May ",.
While ?ippiiennts will it-port at
conn house; colored applicants at
Macedonia school bunding Work
will begin promptly at !):30 a. nt. j
W. W. I- CLLKR, .
Co. Snpi I'M neat ion. i
To Prevej.t Bfcod Poisoning
apply at once tilt wonderful o!d rcliatfe DI
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OI?,a sui
??cal dressing ihnt reliever, pain nr.d heals .il
the same time. Not a liuimeut. 25c. 50c. $1.00.
NOT mmm orr
Although the Hre was ail around us only a
corner of our warehouse was burned. We
have storage for 8.000 baies. Our office was
not touched, and our business goes on as
DAVISON & FARGO,
Augusta, Ga. COTTON FACTORS,
Beginning Friday, April 21
we will -ive to EACH of the FIRST FIFTY
Ladies making a purchase of toilet articles a Sample
Box of HUDNUT'S, as shown above.
We have just received a most complete assortment
of these goods, and invite you to look them over.
COLLETT & MITCHELL