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Hand (Painted China.
What can be more dainty or ap propriate as a Christmas grift than a piece of white and gold hand painted china or a little water [color picture? Don't wait for the Christ ina rash bat send your orders to Miss Eliza Mims. Car Number'.Ninety. Capt. O. P. Bright has purchased a new Ford runabout, his car being No. 90 as shown by records in the office of clerk of court. Capt. Bright left in his car yesterday afternoon j for Abbeville and Anderson coun ties to urge farmers in those coun- j ties of high priced farm lands to lo cate in Edgefield county. He has a number of farms on his real estate list. Charming Buncombe Hostess. Miss Miriam Norris entertained the members of the Y. W. A. very beautifully Monday afternoon. An interesting program had been ar ranged by the president and each number was creditably rendered. At the close of the regular routine .work a very pleasant social hour was spent, during which time a de lightful salad course was served. The manner in which the young hostess entertained reflected great credit on Buncombe. Choral Society to be Formed. All who are interested in the for mation of a choral society are re quested to meet in the High School auditorium Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Miss Nannie Harris of Au gusta bas been engaged to form a class and it is desired tha? the ac tive interest of as large number as possible be enlisted. The teachers in the graded school took the initia tive in forming the society for the benefit of the children, and we trust that they will receive the hearty co operation of the people of the town who desire to see the local vocal talent developed. Revive the Old Custom. The writer saw a team of lour big tat mules on the square the oth er day with red streamers fastened to their bridles. We liked their ap pearance and could not help feeling that the mule-? were also pleased with this regalia and walked with a quicker step. When the writer was ?Sk bov (not many years ago) it was the custom ia some sections to have red tassels and bells on the wagon mules. Why not return to this once popular custom? We think it was a good one. It would have some weight in causing farmers to vie with each other in having their teams appear well. No Expense For Keeping Joe Grant in Jail in Philadel phia. The following official letter to Sheriff Swearingen is self-explana tory: W. R. Swearingen, Esq.. Sheriff, Edgefield, S. C. Dear Sir: Replying to your com munication of the 24th ult. relative to one Joe Grant, colored, would state, his case is coming up on Monday next in our local court and after that in the United States court: There will be no expense whatever for his keeping in oar county jail. Yours very truly. Robt. D. Cameron, Captain of Detectives. Woman's Christian Temperance Union. On Monday afternoon at 4:30 -o'clock the monthly meeting of the W. C. T. IT. took place at the home of Mrs. W. A. Byrd. The program was ohiefly made up of .convention notes from the various members who had been fortunate .enough to attend the state conven tion in Saluda. After the devotional service, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn told very interest ingly of the different state officers and organizer, followed by Mrs. "Milton Jones who related in a pleasing manner the varied expe riences of the guests at Saluda in their hospitable homes. Mrs. Woodson read a paper on historic Red Bank church, and the various superintendents of depart ments were named and their work explained by Mrs. J. L. Mims. Com mittees were appointed for the Rest Room at the fair, and other business was discussed. The guests in Mrs. Byrd's home were made to feel very pleased from their entrance to their reluct ant departure. Beautiful fall roses were a conspicuous and charming -decoration for the otherwise taste ful room. At the close a most ap propriate, dainty and bountiful sal ad course was served by little Isa belle and Mary Lillie Byrd the two sweet little daughters of the hostess. Broke Jail S Yesterday. Two negroes, Will White and Arthur Robertson, broke jail yes terday. When the jailer went up to give the prisoners water, these two neeroes knocked him down and rushed down the steps. Mr. Nichol son followed in hot pursuit and shot twice at one of the men. At this writing the men are at large bat every possible effort is .being put forth to locate them. Please Pay at Once. The Advertiser has carried a large number of subscribers through the summer who were in arrears. We urge them to come forward now and pay promptly, saving us the work and expense of mailing out statements. The label on your paper shows to what time you have paid. The harvest season is here and all farm products are bringing a good price. There is no good reason for delaying payment long er. While in Edgefield attending court call at The Advertiser office and pay up for another year. Every Department Filled. In its large advertisement this week the!Edgefield Mercantile Com pany tells The Advertiser's readers of the large purchases in every de partment for the fall shoppers. This large store buys furniture, wagons and buggies in car lots from the leading factories in the country, consequently it is in a position to name very low prices. The ladies are invited to visit the second floor where furniture, rugs, tranks and all house furnishings ate kept. The salesmen will take pleasure in show ing you through every department. All Honor to Them. We always feel like uncovering our head and showing every possi ble honor to the father and mother who are struggling against heavy odds in order to give their children a college education. A few days ago we heard a father and mother, who have a son and daughter off at college, say, with one voice: "We are willing to live on bread and wa ter, if that be necessary, in order to educate our children." Would that more parents in Edgefield coun ty fully realized what it means for their children to be educated, and, on the contrary, how greatly handi capped they will be without an education. Your 1913 Taxes. The annual notice of County Treasurer James T. Mime is pub lished in tim issue. His office will open on the morning of October 15 for the purpose of receiving the taxes levied for the year 1913. The notice gives the state and county levies and the special levies in the several townships, school districts and towns. If a taxpayer has a record of his tax returns, he can, if he is an expert "figgerer," take the notice of the county treasurer and determine the amount of taxes due for the current year. With cotton j selling at a good price and an ] average crop being made, taxpayers j should pay promptly this year. Bet- 1 ter pay in the fall than wait until i after Christmas and then have to j go to the banks and borrow the | necessary amount. ] Assignment of Delegates. The delegates to the Presbytery are being entertained in the follow ing homes: P. P. Blalock: Rev. Geo. Black- : burn, Columbia; Rev. John McLees, Orangeburg. Dr. J. G. Tompkins: Rev. Mr. 1 Coker, Charleston. Rev. E. C. Bailey: Rev. C D < Holland, Walterboro; Rev. Mr. 1 Kirkpatrick, Charleston; J W Sim- 1 mons, Johnston, S. C. Mrs. Susan B. Hill: Rev. J W ] Lafferty, Summerville; Mr. A S ! Wilson, Columbia. ' T. H. Rainsford: Rev. Dr. Grin- 1 non, Columbia; Rev. Bothwell ^ Graham, Columbia. < M. P. Wells: Rev. S H Hay, ' Blackwell; Mr. Glover, Orangebarg. 1 M rs. Kate Lynoh : Rev. J O Reav- ? is, Columbia; Rev. S C Caldwell, . Edisto Island. 1 W. L. Dunovant: Rev. T D John- 1 son, Aiken; Dr. Wyman, Aiken; i Rev. Rush Thornbury, ^Charleston. ( Mi-s Marie Abney: Rev. Alexan- 1 der Sprunt, Charleston; Mr. Horace : Walpule, James Island. J L. Alims: Rev. J K Frasier, Charleston. N. Qt. Evans: Rev. N Smith, D. i D., Beaufort; Elder Wilds, Colum- 1 bia; Rev. Alexander White, Colum- 1 bia. 1 Mrs. J. H. Cantelou: O A Ham- I lin, Charleston. i The other delegates come in after * we go to print. If there isn't some good in every i one, what are they here for? One way to be popular is to let i folks use you. It's no disgrace to be poor, btit it i might as well be. Evei the commonest loafer al- i ways whistles the latest tunes.-Ex. 1 ADD AN / refine* ness an< to see t friend t< I The C( 1 RichSoU or Poor, Which Shall it bc Nitrogen obtained from decaying organic matter is the controlling factor in crop production on practi cally all southern soils. The agri cultural asset of which we boast so much and rightfully-our favorable climate or longer growing season ind the ability to grow two crops a pear, is not only not taken advan tage of, but this climate of which ive talk so much is actually the cause of our depleted soils and low crop yields. Our mild climate and heavy rain fall, laken advantage of with crops kept on the land all the time and a free use of legumes, would indeed be au agricultural asset which would make the south the most marvelous ly productive section Of the coun try; but this same mild climate and heavy rainfall, not taken advantage of, with our fields left bare for the greater part of the year, becomes the source of our agricultural weak ness and poverty. Our greatest as set through our neglect has become our greatest liability. That whioh has made us and our lands poor if properly used would make us rich through productive soils. When ?viii we awake to the fact that rich er soils are our only salvation and that these can only be obtained through taking advantage of our fa voring climatic conditions. If neg lected, these make our soils still poorer, but if utilised as they should oe, would make our soils marvelous y rich. We have our choice and so "ar we have elected to take low 5rop yields from a poor or depleted ?oil. The greater the opportunities, :he greater the responsibilities. The greater our opportunities for soil improvement, the greater the losses vhen these opportunities are neg ected. Our opportunities have been ?reat, we have neglected them and >ur losses have been great.-Pro gressive Farmer. Women Who Get Dizzy Every woman who is troubled vith fainting and dizzy spells, oackaohe, headache, weakness, de bility, constipation or kidney troub es should use Electric Bitters. They ;ive relief when nothing else will improve the health, adding strength ind vigor from the first dose. Mrs. Laura Gaines, of Avoca, La., says: 'Four doctors hai given me up and my children and all my friends were looking for me to die, when my son insisted that I use Electric Bitters. I did so, and they have done rae a world of good." Just try them. 50c. and $1.00 at all drug gists or by mail. H E Bucklen & Co. Philadelphia or St. Louis. CORNER Coat Suits, Dresses, and Hats UR OF REFINEMEl i. They possess ai i are Remarkably!] hese clever creatio: DO. You are always Respectfully, 3Fner Stort Have Made Li In anticipation of the large harvest for tl every department, especially every departrr floor we extend the ladies a ccrdial invitatio RUGS-We are Showing a larger assort: squares of all kinds that we have ever sho? are usually sold for. FURNITURE-In furniture we are showir Co mplete bed-room suits, chiffoniers, wardi of dining chairs and rockers. We have bc leading factories which enables us to make of mattresses and bed springs. Try our "I TRUNKS-We are showing a more comp we have ever shown. Any size trunk froi cheapest to the best grade. STOVES AND RANGES-Now is the sea! stove and replace it with a new one. See i new one. You could not make a purchase m ore than to buy a new stove. Saddles A In our harness department nothing has b< a nd sizes of single and double buggy and Ci All are direct from the best harness makers to come and inspect them. Buggies A In this department we have always shov Our MITCHELL and CHASE wagons ha* strength and durability, capable of withstan you money if you need a wagon. We also see our buggies be fore making a selection c customers who are using our MOYER and Try one of them. Undertaking We never let our stock of coffins and ca supply any size or grade of coffin or casket department. Our hearses, for both white Edgefield IK VT TO THE MOST i acme of rich lecoming. Come as. Bring your welcome. 1 W.H. TURNER, J$ Proprietor. ir ge Purchases. ie Fall of 1913 we made heavy purchases for lent on our second floor, and to our second on. In house furnishings our stock is strong. ment of attractive patterns in rugs and art vu. The prices are lower than these goods lg everything that is needed in the home, .obes, tables, etc. See oui large assortment >ught THEEE cars of furniture direct from the attractive prices. We also have a large stock 31 ue Ribbon'9 springs. .lete assortment of trunks and suit cases thaa n the smallest to the largest, and from the son when people disccrd the old burned-out our stocic of stoves and ranges before buying a for the home that would please your wite nd Harness ?en overlooked, having purchased all grades 1*1 iage harness and also heavy wagon harness, and are thoroughly dependable. We ask you ind Wagons vn the best the leading factories have made, re made a reputation in Edgefield county foi dino; the worst roads. Doubtless we can save invite our friends and tho public generally to ?f a new one. We have scores and scores of I OXFORD buggies and are entirely satisfied. ; Department. / skets run low, consequently we can always We solicit a shsre of your patronage in this and colored people, answer all calls promptly 1er. Comp y