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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, October 8.
I mistrust thc judgment or every
man in a casein which, his own wishes
The Old Ship of State acquires
sufficient momentum to glideserene
ly along while Secretary Bryan
steals away for a lecture or two.
What a pity! The boys of to-day
who are to become self-made men
can't boast that they studied by
lightwood knots or "burned the
Edgefield roads are so good that
one seldom hears any more about
good roads- Just wait till January
and February though and then
you'll hear a county-wide chorus.
If the truth, the whole truth and
nothing but the truth is told in that
Grace-Whaley investigation, the
remainder of South Carolina will
doubtless want to secede from
The dispensary people down in
Barnwell oounty seem determined
to make that county "wet" from
centre to circumference, having al
ready established ll dispensaries.
Wonder how many are to follow?
An exchange says, "Negro fid
dled while Rome was burning, but j
that is better than playing the
flute." A close observance of this
sentence will cause you to say that
such a statement is unfair to the j
The prospect must have been not |
at all pleasing to the Greenville
groom who fainted at the marriage
altar. It must have dawned upon
him with irresistible force that from
the standpoint of high cost of liv
ing the twain, although made one,
could not live as cheaply as one.
Concerning the marshalsbip, a
a dispatch from Washington states J
1 that "Mr. Sims has the inside
track." The Advertiser would like
to see him receive the appointment.
Despite the damaging rumors and
reports that have been circulated
in order to defeat him, Mr. Sims is j
a good man.
The Anderson Daily Mail makes
bold to remark, eren with the at-j
mosphere permeated with militan
cy, that much time and money
would be saved if there were no
mirrors in the world. Granting fori
the sake of argument that there is a
modicum of truth in the remark,
we would not like to lead in a
Welcome to Presbytery.
Edgefield is a Presbyterian town
this week. The menbers of this
very devout sect, who wherever they
are found stand for the highest, the
noblest, the best in every depart
ment of life, have the right of way
in Edgefield this week. We wel
come the coming of the members o'
the Charleston Presbytery and shan
regret their iiparture. It is a
privilege and a pleasure, as well as
an unspeakable benediction, to have j
these godly men in our midst.
Edgefieid welcomes you most heart
ily, members of the Charleston
Succees Has Been Phenomenal.
The Pee-Dee Fair Association of
Florence has been captalized at
$10,000. Why, Edgefield has been
holding a fair for five years that
has compared favorably with any of
tho county fairs in the State on a
cap ital of one tenth of that amount.
Owing to the limited capital, the
offi?ers have had to do some splen
did financing in order to make both
ends meet and yet some people
have tried to create the impression
that it is a money making enter
prise for a few people. All of the
officers have given their services
without a cent of compensation, and
that too at a very busy season of
th e year. They have even neglected
their private business in order to
make the county fair a success.
Considering the odds that have been
against it, the success of Edgefield's
fair has been phenomenal. The
officers are determined to overcome
every obstacle and make the fair of
1 913 the greatest sucoess of them
Dream May be Realized.
One of the most striking examples
of order and system that we have
ever seen was displayed by the
Southern railroad several years ago
when Mr. Spencer, the president of
the road, died. As a mark of res
pect to this the highest officer who
had gradually worked his way i p
from the humblest position, tor a
given time on the afternoon of the
funeral, every train, every engine,
every wheel that was operated
throughout the entire system, was
stopped. Everything was brought
to a standstill.
Would it not be a fine thing if the
farmers of the cotton belt were as
thoroughly organized, as a gigantic
railroad corporation and the mar
keting of cotton could, as the word
was passed down the line, be stop
ped, pay for a period of ten days.
The 1 bears" would be crushed in
the stampede for cotton that would
fo How, and the price would hardly
stop short of 20 cents. While this
is picturing an impossibility under
present conditions, yet it serves to
show what could be achieved
If farmers were sufficiently inde
pendent and, too, sufficiently or
ganized to be able to order a shut
ting off of sales on short notice
spinners and exporters would be
m ore eager for the staple while it
could be had. Even a suggestion
of such conditions seems to be, md
at this time is, chimerical, yet who
knows but what the day will come
when cotton will be marketed with
as much system as Standard oil is
Let shrewd, scheming, far-sight
ed*'Yankees" continue to acquire cot
ton lands, and not many years hence
cotton will be marketed as syste
matically as many of the produots
that are controlled by the trusts.
School Day at The Fair.
In this issue Superintendent of
Education W. W. Fuller urges the
trustees to co-operate with the
teachers in making a suocess of the
school day at the county fair. A
very attractive feature of the fair
last year was the decorated school
wagons that participated in the an
In order to give prominence to
the school feature and too to make
it still raoie attractive, the officers
of the fair association have set
apart Thursday, November 6, as
school day. All of the schools are
urged to come in decorated wagons
th at are to form the school parade.
Three cash prizes will be awarded
the school wagons. In order to in
duce a greater number of schools to
participate., the prizes have been
made larger than last year. There
should be at least 25 wagons in the
Just a word to the patrons and
trustees: It will be impossible for
the teachers to provide and deco
rate the wagons without assistance.
. day at the fair can be profitably
spent by the children of your school,
so what time and effort -re expend
ed on the wagons will not be lost.
Furthermore, the fair is a county
wide enterprise, one in which the
farmers who reside in the remotest
parts of the county should be inter
eated. Tbe fair need9 the co-ope
ration of the farmers at large. It
is an agricultural fair and is held
primarily for the benefit of the ag
ricultural interests of the county.
One way you can contribute to the
success of the fair is to have your
school represented in the school
wagon parade. The most progres
sive school* will have prominent
places. That has been the case in
the past. Will you let your school
be outstripped by other schools in
the c untyV
Concerning The Oldest Newspaper.
In its failure to produce either
any record or additional facts in
order to establish its claim to be
ing older than The Advertiser, the
Georgetown Times resorts to analo
gy, citing instances where names of
individuals and cities had b*en
changed without affecting their
age. We could with as much pro
priety, and just as effectively too,
prove by analogy that The Times
is not entitled to the birthday and
p restige of a paper that ante-dated
its first appearance by 64 years.
But having no desire to prolong
the matter unduly, we will refer
here to only one vulnerable point in
The Times' contention. Let us look
closely into its claim to being a
lineal descendant of The Gazette.
For some reason The Gazette which
was established in 1797 discontinu
ed publication and some time there
after*, about 1864, The Times was
first published. If the publishers
of the last named paper felt that
they were justly entitled to the
date of founding and prestige of
The Gazette, why did they not
place "Established 1797" at its
masthead? Instead of doing this
they began The Times with Volume
One, Number One.
If the founders of the new paper
did not feel justified in claiming
that The Times was a continuance
of The Gazette, when they then and
there understood all of the circum
stances, does it seem just and prop
er that publishers of The Times
should endeavor to claim "kinship"
.49 years afterwards? If the Unf of
descent is so plain (ind Bureljc^it
was plainer then than now), wJiy
did the founders of The Times dis
own the "blood relation" that im
The alleged ties were severed by
the "Volume One, Number One"
of the Times when the publication
began. And yet 49 years after
wards the publishers of The Times
say "Established 1797."
Until some other paper produces
unquestionable proof that it has
been published longer than The
Advertiser we shall claim the dis
tinction upon the record which we
can prove beyond peradventure.
County Treasurer's Report on
Money Paid by Magistrates.
In accordance with an act of the
Legislature requiring the Treasurer
of Edgefield County to publish,
itemized quarterly statement of all
money received by him from the
Trial Justices of Edgefield countv,
I hereby submit the following for
the quarter commencing July 1st
and ending September 80, 1913.
July 1st, N. L. Brimson $20 (No.
itemized statement) July 1st J. F.
Pardue $95 for the following road
Battic Clay, Pierce Carroll, Geo.
W. Chira, - Holloway, Hetti*
Houston, Hairy Anderson, Collier
Cook, Jim Johnson, Solomon Sulli
van, Emanuel Turner, Robert Um
phrey, William Umphrey, Mike
Cook, Luther Johnson, Dock Them
as, Robert Thomas, Jr., Tom Tay
lor, Jr., John Gardner, Tommie
July 1st J. G. Mobley, $45 for
the following road fucds: Sam
Goode, Brooks Murrell, Mack Mc
Kennie, Wash Valentine, Y. M.
May, L. L. Moore, Jim Turner,
Laurence Yonce, Mat Hardy.
July 1st W. B. Posey, $30 for
the following road fund: Wallace
Bright, Luther Jackson, Arthur
Jackson, Lee Powell, John Henry
Lanham, C. P. New.
J. T. Mims,
Treas. E. C.
Men's Inhumanity to Man.
Some men, when they are arrested
on a serious charge, are sent to Jail.
Others, like one in New York, fare
mucL. worse. The magistrats told blt
wife to take him home and toll bim
what she thought of him. - Rochester
Democrat and Chronicle.
completed as i
thing you car
dress hats. A
vets, plush ito
trirrmer, has (
will be glad to
All we asl
a great saving
Oar Store Will i
till 6 O'clock in i
What Others Say
Took Advantage of Him.
A California woman eloped with a
man whose legs were broken. It is a
safe bet that he will escape as soon as
he gets so he can walk.-The Daily I
Secretary Houston has asked 50,000
farmers' wives to tell him how he can
best help them. Some of them, if they
are candid, will suggest that the Secre
tary send a hookworm expert to oper
ate on the head of the family. -News
Store tho Moisture.
Now is the time to reduce the loss in
crops from drouth next summer. Those
who make a reservoir and store moisture
by early and deep plowing will have a
good chance to compete with the
drouth. Many did this last year and
were liberally rewarded with increased
yield.-Farm and Ranch.
A Good Law.
Baltimore has passed an ordinance
forbidding white people to move into
blocks where negro families predomi
nate, and forbidding negroes to move
into blocks where white families pre
dominate. This, we believe to be wise
Pop, why does the moon get
"I don't know. Don't bother me-"
"Pop, I guess if the moon would
only stick to the milky way it
wouldn't get full, would it?"
Agnes-Where did you get the
new slit dress?
Carrie-It is my old hobble; I
got the slit in stepping from a
streetcar this morning.-Youngs
Lady (meeting her former ser
vant): Oh, Mary, I suppose you are
getting better wages at your new
Mary-No, ma'am; I'm workin'
for nothing now-I'm married.
A guest was expected for dinner,
and Bobby had receiyed 5 cents as
the price of his silence during the
meal. He drew the coin from his
pocket and rolling it across the ta
"Here's your nickel, mama. I'd !
rather talk."-Pittsburgh Chroni-|
Stubb-What's the trouble, old
chap? You look angry enough to
Penn-Oh, I'm sizzling. I lt took!
me an hour to button up my wife's |
waist in the back, and then I told
her a joke, and she laughed so r uoh
the buttons all flew open. What's
the use in telling a woman a joke,
LECTRIC THE BEST FOB
TVT.? ?? JLV BILIOUSNESS
BITTERS AND KIDNEYS.
?ore was our millinei
t is this season as \
i mention in read;
large assortment c
ivers, all kinds of f
Miss Bryans, an
charge of this depar
show you around.
i is give as a trial ai
. by buying your ha
be Closed Saturday
the Afternoon, Aca
Petit Jury, Second Week.
M M Dorn, Modoc,
Wade Derrick, Ward,
W O Holraes, Collier,
W E Ouzts, Wise,
J A Prince, Moss,
vid Strother, Pickens,
xi -V McDaniel, Modoo,
C I Gay, Edgefield,
W H Moyer, Ward,
Walter Wise, Trenton,.
W M Sawyer, Johnston,
C W Taylor, Meriwether,
J W Johnson, Clark's Hill,
W F White, Hibler,
L J Bryan, Wise,
E E Walker, Trenton,
M N Parkman, Blocker,
J B Holmes, Johnston,
L S Stevens, Meriwether,
J R Bryan, Elmwood,
W P Branson, Moss,
C A Long, Trenton,
Alvin Derrick, Ward,
W W Mayson, Hibler,
T B Cnlbreath, Talbert,
Clifton Hall, Elmwood,
S W Gardner, Jr, Roper,
J F Boone, Moss,
C H Whatley, Talbert, .
Sim Clark, Johnston,
F P Ouzts, Wise,
J F Strom, Meriwether,
W M Leppard, Trenton,
L S Sawyer, Johnston,
B J Rhoden, Ward,
T A Broadwater, Pickens.
Truths in Short Paragraph.
A humorist's reputation always
hangs on his latest joke.
A woman can be relied on to look
on the bright side of a mirror.
Look out for the man whose meth
ods should be looked into.
The fellow who is all Ps expects
the rest of us to be all ears.
The power of speech demonstrates
that many a man with a deep voice
makes decidedly shallow remarks.
TEACHERS AND TRUSTEES.
The Fair Association has given
us a day for a school parade, and
have offered three substantial prizes
for the three best floats. We had
a very oreditable display last year,
but if the teachers and trustees will
work together we can make it bet
ter. Thursday, Nov. 6, is our day,
and I hope to hear from a number
of teachers that they will take part
with their schools. Notify me.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Dr. J. H
the veterinary surj
will be at H. C. W
stocK for all diseai
be in Edgefield eve
ve have every
>f shapes, vel
tment and she
id you will find
t from us.
y, October 11th,
ittnt of Holiday.
Pleasant Lane News.
Miss Ida Timmerman leaves the
25th of this month to accept a
school near Prosperity, S. C.
Miss Jennie Briggs left Thursday
for Greenville, S. C., where she will
finish her course in nursing at the
Greenville hospital.For thc past two
winters she has studied at High
lands Sanitarian!, N. C.
Mrs. N. E. Murrah of McRae,
Ga., is here visiting her brother,
Mr. S. T. Williams and cousin Col.
J. P. Hagood. She will leave Mon
day to visit Mr. J. R. Timmer
man's family in Edgefield, and from
there she will go to Eureka, S. C. to
spend awhile with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and ; Mrs. Ov A. Etheredge
and Miss Lena Ouzts of Gaines, S.
C. spent several days last week at
"Rose Cottage" with Mr. Ether
edge's mother Mrs. M. E. Ether
Miss Sallie Maye Nicholson has
accepted the Pleasant Lane school
and will begin teaching the 27th of
this month, and Mamie Cheatham
will teach the S. T. Williams school'
again, it beginning tjjie 1st day of
Miss Kate Williams of Phoenix,
S. C., spent several days last week
with her uncle, Mr. S. T, Williams.
Miss Pauline Byrd left Saturday
for her school at Laurens, S. C.
Pleasant Lane has three young
men attending the B. M. I. this
year, Messrs. Stewart Timmerman,
Harry Strom and Julian Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Timmer
man of Edgefield visited relatives
in Pleasant Lane last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ouzts of Edge
field S. C. came up Sunday and
spent the day with Mrs. Ouzts sis
ter Mrs. F. L. Timmerman.
Misses Ida Timmerman and Ruby
Watson spent Monday in Augusta.
Messrs. Hudgens and Kinnaird of
Edgefield came up for the fox race
last Monday night.
A farmer in great need of extra
hands at baying time finally asked
Si Warren, who was accounted the
town fool, if he oould help him out.
"What'll ye pay?" asked Si.
"I'll pay what you're worth," an
swered the farmer.
Si scratched his head a minute,
then announced decisively:
"I'll be durned .if I'll work fer
?eon of Johnston
atson's "tables in
, Oct. 13, to treat I
ses. He will also
ry second Monday