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Office, No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
W EDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1912
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Sometbing new under ike sun for
Edgefield: A double-page advertise
ment. Turn a page and read it.
The ginnery of the Beaver Dara
31 ill runs now but two dajs in the
week, Tuesdays and Fridays.
jSIiss Clair Grice spent' several
days last week with friends in Ai
Mrs. Wallace T. Prescott return
ed Friday from Springfield, where
she ?pent two weeks with her par- ?
What has become of the automo
biles? Did a law become effective
the first of the year prohibiting
Mrs. B. I. Gantt, of Wagener, ac
companied by Master B. I., Jr., has
been spending several days with her
sister, Mrs. N. M. Jones.
Our friend Gus Edmunds says a
hog killing time" may be all right
for other folk?, but hits him and his
business a hard blow.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Ouzts have
named their little daughter Mary
Elizabeth. May she be spared many,
many years to brighten the lives of
her fond parent.
The town of Johnston drove ten
women vagrants from its borders a
few days ago. Let those in author
ity here see that none of them come
Don't blame Supervisor Wells
for all the bad roads. He is powerless
to prev?n); Edgefiel?Ts rep! play frpm
making mud when heavy anfl al
most continuous rains fall op it.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Clifton Strom are showering them
with congratulations because of the
coming of another sweet little
daughter into their home.
The moBt precious gift of the new
year to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Eutz
minger was the little daughter that
waa presented by the Stork-a yeri
table little rosebud.
8. McG. Simkins, Esq., went to
Columbia Monday to be at his post
Tuesday as reading clerk when the
House convened. He filled that po
sition very satisfactorily during tu?
The friends of Mr. B. F. Glftnton
who resides near Antioch deeply re
gret that he has been quite sick for
.everal weeks. His friends here hope
to see hem strong and well again
For Rent: The W. W. Shep
pard place in South Edgefield;
eight-room house, good garden,
barn and other necessary outbuild
ings. Apply to
B. F. Glanton,
R. F. D. No. 2. Edgefield, S. C.
Mr. Geo. F. Mims, an optician of
unquestioned skill and large expe
rience, is giving a series of eye
talks in The Advertiser. See what
Jhe says in this issue about imper
fect eyes, blurred vision and the
What's the matter with Pig
Town? Notwithstanding the intense
cold, rain, sleet and snow, the Stork
has visited Buncombe three times
during the past week. This ubiqui
tous "bird" seems not to be so kind
ly disposed to Pig Town even in
Mr. W. S. G. Heath is operating
s shingle mill at Red Hill with
splendid ^success, finding a ready
demand for the output of his mill.
Borne time ago he sawed 11,000 all
heart shingles from one tree for
Mr. Frank West and recently cut
12,000 from one pine for Mr. Pat
Robertson. Not many trees like
these two can be found in the coun
Wanted: Twenty-five young
men to fill positions of conductor.
Must be between the age of 21 and
35; height not under 5 feet 7 inches:
weight not less than 145 pound:*
Must be in good physical condi
tion. Must have knowledge of simple
arithmetic. Reference required.
Guaranteed not less than $45.00
per month. Apply
T. W. Passailaigue.
Supt. Ry-, Charleston, S. C.
Join the throng that is entering
the big store at Ouztsville. See
their double page advertisement.
Public Cotton Weigher Byrd had
weighed about 6,000 bales of cotton
tip to the holidays. Only a few
bales have been weighed since that
Miss Katherine Fitzmaurice of
Columbia is visiting her s'ster, Mrs.
J. S. Byrd. This young lady is
very popular in Edgetield and al
ways receives much attention while
For Rent: The Harrison place;
8-room house, good barn, garden,
well, etc. Apply to
M. C. Parker.
Unlike the yield of cotton, the pea
crop of 1911 in this county seems
to be the smallest ever made. Very
few farmers picked more than they
will actually need for seed.
The next regular rdeeting of the
Edgetield chapter, JJ. D. C., will
be held on the afternoon of the first
Tuesday in February at the home
pf Mrs. Willis Duncan,
Mr. Cornelius Holmes is now with
Messrs. Penn <fc Holstein. This
young man never fails to give satis
faction as a salesman, both to his
employers and to the shopping pub
For Sale: Eight thoroughbred
Essex p'gs at 65 each.
L. R. Brunsen,
Cleora, S. C.
Instead of dry wells, we are ex
pecting sooii to hear that Edgefieli
has sume flowing wells. Water can
ilmost be dipped from some of
tuen now with a long-handled
Senator Thomas H. Rainsford,
Representatives M. P. Wells and
Jerome H. Courtney left Monday
?or Columbia to be on hand when
,he legislature convened at noon
Every day of bad weather makes
he time for turning on the electric
ights one day more remote, but
lon't blame the members of the
:pmmission for that. They are
ust as powerless to stop the rain as -
on are,' ?
When you writ? ?hythl?g for j
publication always send your name j
dong with it. When so requested
he name will not be published by
he editor, but it must bs on file in
he office. Do not forget this when
rou write for The Advertiser, es
pecially if you are nota regular cor
Mrs. W. A. Byrd and her chil
IreD are still at Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
fuller's, where they went to spend
he holiday season. Mr. Byrd went
ip for them in a carriage Sunday
jut as the weather was intensely
.'Old decided to let them remain
Having decided to devote himself ;
o banking, Mr. John Rainsford ls
spending some time in the Bink of 1
Edgefield in order to learn the ,
practical side of the business and
to familiarize himself with the in
tricate details of the work. Mr.
Rainsford is well equipped by na
ture and by training for a success
ful business career. Ile has not yet
decided where he will locate per
"School Girl" Writes From Lib
Mr. Editor: Here comes a school
girl who will give you a few items
from Liberty Hill.
Most of the people in this section
have had a nice time this Christmas
having had a good many turkey
dinners and parties. Every one. ??aid
they enjoyed this Christmas fine.
Miss Ella Coleman f -om Parks
ville is on a visit to her brother,
Mr. S. A. Coleman.
Mr. John Coleman moved to
Plum Branch about two weeks ago
and all like the place very much.
Miss Rosa and Miss Mattie Sue
Minor have been on a visit to their
uncle, Mr. E. Harling.
Mr. Geo. Sheppard and Klettner
White have returned to Clemson
Sallie, Ora and Dollie Patteroon
have been on a visit to their sister,
Mrs. Gary Minor.
Miss Annie Sams is our ^eacher.
S he is a splendid teacher and we all
We bavent many scholars, mly
eleven as yet. Some more will cjme
when the school begins again ir. Jan
uary.I will name our students,Emmie
and Clarimcnde Sheppard, Sallie
and Lucia Quarles, Gladys White,
May Belle Gable, Lillian Gable,
Robert Quarles, Julian a^.d Ellery
Sheppard and Rallie Gable.
Now, Mr. Editor,I hope yon had
a merry Christmas. I will close now
but you shall hear from u'.i again.
McCormick, R. F. D. No. 2.
Flat Rock School Boy Writes
"What are we doing?" Let me
think a moment. How time does
fly. I wonder if, there is a real living
person, even a child, whose days are
as long as they would like to have
th em. All will say no. Then let us
scatter sunshine every day, for we
will not pass again this way and
every deed in Jesus shall not lose
I will make my start by telling
what I think the most important
thing for boys and girls to consider.
It is that we ?hould all try to get
an education. This should be our
great aim. We ought to improve
everj' spare moment of our time. It
aids in bearing one over the rough
and rugged parts of life. Every boy
and girl ought to try to get an
education. Our parents give us the
privilege and many times deny
themselves for their children.
I have been loving my books ever
since I was knee high to a
grasshopper (excuse this expression.)
We were delighted to see the
letter from the Harmony school
Mr. Mims, I ara afraid my letter
will be too long. "Live and learn"
is a very old adage. How long be
fore it is we learn some very simple
lesson. It is so plain after we once
learn it. We are surprised and
at our ignorance.
Now last but not least comes the
tacky party given some days ago by
Mrs. Kenrick to the Flat Rock
school. The doors were thrown wide
open, by this kind hearted good
lady and the grand supper was fine.
The Flat Rock school will never
forget it. To see the boys and giris
dressed in tacky style was very
amusing. The games and singing
were also very entertaining. Mr.
Minis I cannot tell you half I saw.
We kept up a merry laughter the
whole time. Finally I tipped my
hat, made a bow and scampered
home with mama I will write
again. Tee Bailey.
Flat Rock, S. C. R. F. D.
I desire to notify the public that
[ am now runnings public dray and
elicit a share of their patronage.
Rates reasonable, satisfaction guar
inteed. Orders oan be left for1 m?
nt the store of Dorn & Mims.
M. Abney Parks.
Remember when you go to buy
your Edison, the four definite points
Sf" preference which make the Edi
Bon the ONE instrument for you:
The Edison has exactly the right
volume of sound for your home; it
has the sapphire reproducing point
that never wears out, does not
scratch or wear the record and nev
er needs changing; the long playing
Amberol Records that render instru
mental compositions without hurry
ing or cutting and render every
verse of every song; the ability to
make and reproduce your own reo
ords in your own home. Do not
forget these things about the Edison
when you do your shopping.
S. H. Manget
Trenton, S. C.
Cotton in Yard and at Planta
I will insure for $40 per bale at
following rates: 6 mos. l?ic per
bale, 4 mos. 17c per bale, 3 mos.
19c per bale.
E. J. Norris.
My farm between Harmony and
Johnston for sale or rent. Contains
47i, 25 acres in cultivation.
F. J. Warren,
Johnston, S C.
When and Whom She Pleases.
"Do you believsAa girl can marry
any man she pleases?"
"Certainly, if she pleases him and
takes him when he asks her."
Resolutions Adopted by The
Long Cane Agricultural
Resolved: That the custom now
prevailing in our county of buying
negro tenants, that is to say of
making advances or becoming re
sponsible for debts previously con
tracted, in order to move them up
on our premises is detrimental to
ourselves and progressive agricul
2nd That we hereby pledge our
selves, on our honor, to discontinue
the evil practice summarily, and
henceforth we will neither directly
nor indirectly through ourselves or
any agency whatsoever make any
advances nor assume any debt of
any negro laborer for the purpose
of having him to move upon anjT
lands either owned or cultivated by
3rd That the present tenant sys
tem which has been in vogue for
the last 30 years is perhaps the
greatest obstacle in the way of pro
gressive agriculture. That it has not
only depleted our soil fertility, but
has demoralized labor and drives
much of it from the confines of our
4th The practice in the last few
years of moneyed men in the towns
buying up estated in the country
districts for the purpose of selling
and renting them to negroes to the
disparity of laboring white people is
an evil which must receive the con
demnation of every agricultural
community, in that it exerts a bad
influence upon other labor, and se
riously interferes with our school,
churches and entire social system.
5th That we extend a hearty wel
come to the moneyed men of the
towns and especially the town farm
ers to come among us, and take per
sonal charge of their farms and
landed estates, believing as we do
that this will give them a true insight
into the condition of affairs in the
outlying country districts.
6th That a copy of these resolu
tions be published in all of the
J. H. Cogburn, Pres.
J. M. Bell, dec.
Long Cane Agricultural Society.
Are Your Kidneys Well?
Many Edgefield People Know
The Importance of Healthy
The kidneys filter the blood.
They work night and day.
Well kidneys remove impurities.
Sick kidneys allow impurities to
No kidney ill should be neglect
There is a i/rave danger in delay.
If you havr backache or urinary
If you are nervous, dizzy or worn
Begin treating your kidneys at
Tjse a proven kidney remedy.
None endorsed like Doan's kid
Recommended by thousands.
Proved by home testimony.
Mrs. J T Pattison, Edgefield, S.
C., says: "I have given Doan's kid
ney pills a thorough trial and I
know them to be a splendid kidney
remedy. On several occasions I used
them and have received lasting re
lief from kiduey trouble. I do not
hesitate to recommend this remedy
as the beBt one I know of for kid
For ?ale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents for
the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other.
EYE TALK NO. 2.
LIGHT AND SIGHT
Light renders all things visible,
by bringing pictures of them to our
The?, if the eyes are perfect, we
have clear and comfortable sight.
But many eyes are imperfect, and
blurred vision, strain or pain results.
Removal of cause with suitable
glasses. Simple, isn't it? And, by
the way, since you want to be sure
of getting the RIGHT glasses, you
had better call on me.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
Laborer: "And have they tall
buildings in America, Pat?"
Pat: "Tall buildings hav' they,
faith, Mike, the last one I worked
on we had to lay on our stomachs
to let the moon pass."-Life.
'I am better supplied than ever before
to suit you in wagons, buggies and car
riages. We sell the celebrated Studekak
er wagons and carry a full line of sizes.
We have a large assortment of buggies in
Brockway, Summers. Columbus and oth
ers. Come in and see what we have. Our
harness department is well stocked with sin
gle and double wagon and bu^gy harness.
Can suit any purse.. Full stock of Furni
ture. We buy in large quantities direct
from manufacturers and can make close
prices. Full assortment of house furnish
ings of all kinds. We carry a full line of
stoves. Buy your wife a new stove and
make her happy. It will surprise you how
cheap we can sell you: a good stove.
In this as in all other departments we can supply any rea
sonable demand. We carry a full line of sizes both in cheap
coffins and higher priced cases. Our hearse responds to all
calls, either day or night
G. P. COBB, Johnston, S. C.
Our stock ot silverware, decorated china, cut
glass, gold and silver jewelry, diamonds, watches
and silver novelties was never larger.
DESIGNS AEE NEW
Everything is from the leading andkmost reliable
manufacturers in the country.
Let us supply your needs. We have never been
better equipped in every department, and what is
best our prices are very reasonable. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Will be a pleasure to show you
through our stock.
A. J. Renkl,
7061Broad Street Augusta, Georgia.
Stoves, Grates and
heaters of all kinds.
Big stoek, call to see
Jones & Son.
Bright as the Sun
shines above the other planets does
Town Talk Flour shine above ordi
nary brands. It is held up as the
standard of perfection wherever it
is known Bakes more and better
bread to the pound, has all the
bone building excellencies of the
best wheat. Better order a sack
for your own sake.
Note the Beautiful Designs
of our latest arrivals in lace curtains^
Even the most inexpensive have the
look of exclusiveness you so much
admire. And the work is 3imply
exquisite. You oertainly must see
them, even if you do not intend to
purchase j ust now. And how about
carpets? We have some lovely ones
at uncommonly low prices.
We carry a large stock of coffins and caskets from the
cheapest to the highest grade. Our hearse responds prompt- ^
ly to all calls.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.