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J. L. Ml MS,...Editor Published every Wednesday in The ! Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year| iti advsnce. Entered as second class matter at ? the postoff.ce at Edgefield, S. C. No communications will be published unless accompanied by the writer's name. Cards of Thanks. Obituaries. Resolu tions and Political Notices published at ] advertising rates. LARGEST CIRCULATION IN EDGEFIELD COUNTY. Wednesday, October 22. + Planting colleges and filling them with studious young men and wo men is planting seed corn for the world.-JUDSON. Christmas is not far off-and no depot yet. If the women of the land be for you, it is oseless for the immigration laws to be against you. The first thing we would learn from Mrs. Pankhurst is the art of ] living without enting. Agricultural lands in the South are steadily increasing in value. Last week a farm of about 100 acres in Marlboro county near McColl sold for $266 per acre. As MI?. Pankhurst is now actu ally on American soil The Adverti ser apologises for all it has said and promises to be good in the future at least until her Ladyship returns to her own, her native land. >3 The ase of dynamite is being ad vocated as a means, of increasing ^be cotton yield, us it not un timely to speak of increasing the cotton yield? Let's rather impress the outside world with the small ness of the present crop. High life in Washington does not appear to agree with congressmen. It is reported that Congressman Finley will not stand for re-elec tion, the cause being failing health. Should he not run, the Hon. W. F. Stevenson will become a candidate for congress. The Hobson-Underwood contest for the senate from Alabama will be one of the most heated cam paigns held in this country in a long time, and as both men occupy prominent places in the Democratic ranks the outoorae will be watched with th J keenest interest. Not a few towns over the State are having to contend with reports to the effect that the cotton market is not wbat it should be. The Ad vertiser bas not heard one word of complaint concerning the Edgefield market this season. On the con trary, farmers are lavish in their praises of this market. Of course, we, all of the men, are now suffragettes. Where is the man who has the termerity to say that he do^s not favor anything and everything the women want. Let's not only give them the ballot and the coveted garment, that very strange symbol of authority, but let's turn the entire wardrobe over to them and take no more thought of what we shall wear than father Adam did. I The Parades. Heretofore the eclipsing feature of the county fair has been the an nual parade. This year there will be two parades and both give prom ise of being the grandest ever seen here, orin any part of the State, for that matter. The first parade will be held on Thursday, the seoond day of the fair, and the other pa rade will be held Friday. There is i A Grand Subsa S The Advertiser has several hur for a jear or more, we have di to the one which we conducted nearly We must make an effort U? collect subscriptions, and as anny of these away it is impossible for us to seo th ient for them to come to Edgefield, collect for us and give them valuable who does active work to any conside: other prizes besides the two or three Thc youug ladies who entered Th? ago will remember that we compenai amount of work that was done. No contest to the end was left nnre pose and policy in conducting the pi in a manner that will be ABSOLUS all will be REWARDED. What m We believe in au honest contest, a? other contest by The Advertiser kn open, honest, perfectly-fair-to-all man would conduct one. So, young ladies, do not be afraid kept daily by the contest manager ai testant and the public generally will that they may satisfy themselves tha The Advertiser has repeatedly de tests and newspaper or subscription < We would not allow our name to be honestly conducted. more interest and enthusiasm in these parades this year than has ever been manifested before. But for the enlargement of the grounds, there would not be room for the tremendous throng that will be in attendance both days. There will be an abundance of room for every body who will come-and room for the carnival too. So plan to come both days. Depending on Farmers. Last year when several represen tative farmers saw what a splendid success had been made of the fair, chiefly through the efforts of about half a dozen men in Edgefield, they were made to feel that they had not done their part. And while in this repentant mood several farmers re marked to the writer that they ex pected to do their full share for the next fair. Now, gentlemen, the time bas cont? for you to do your part. Ey.ery shoulder should be put to the wheel. This reminder is made in a kindly spirit. The fair needs more active support from these who are engaged in agricul tural pursuits. A large number of farmers themselves realize that this support bas not been given. In the first place you may contribute to the fair by making exhibits of your farra products. What you have achieved will stimulate others to undertake even greater things. In the second place, you can assist in making the fair a success by speaking of it favorably to your neighbors and friends. Make them realize that it is an enterprise that belongs to the people of the entire county. Increase Ministers' Salaries. The statement was recently made upon good authority that there are more than 3,000 ministers in the Southern Methodist church who re ceive lesB than $500 a year fer their services, and ii is probable that in some of the other denominations salaries are even smaller. It ap pears to be providential that this announcement was made at this time, as the season when churches fix salaries for another year is ap proaching. In deciding what shall be paid their pastors not a few churches seem to have overlooked the fact that the cost of living has within the past five years increased from 25 to 100 per cent, especially to those who are so situated as to be unable to produce anything they consume. It is not right to ask or expect a minister to labor now for what he did five or ten years ago. The salary of 10 years ago will not meet present day demands. And it is clearly the duty of a church to take the initiative in increasing the salary of its pastor. It matters now how pinched his existence or hot great the financial demands are, there are but few ministers who will suggest that a raise in salary is desired or needed. You expect your pastor and his family to appear in a manner that comports with the imp?rtanos and ription Contest ldred subscribers who are in arrears - ecided to conduct a contest similar - three years ago. * the Urge amount that is doe on , delinquents reside 15 or 20 miles f em in person and it is not conven so we will engage young ladies to prizes for their services. Everyone rabie extent will be compensated, as capital prizes will be awarded. 1 e Advertiser's contest three years ?ted them all in proportion to the 1 one who remained actively in the warded. That is to be our pur resent contest. It will be conducted ELY FAIR io all contestants and ore in reason oould be asked? id those who participated in the ow that it was conducted in an mer. That is the only way we to enter. Accurate records will be id after the contest closes each con have access to the books in order it all have been impartially treated, monstrated that contests-corn con jontests-can be honestly conducted, i connected with one that is not dignity of your church-You ex pect bim to be hospitable and open his home to his parishoners and en tertain visitors who come into the neighborhood-You expect bim to 0 ontribute liberally to the support of missions and the various causes of benevolence-You expect him to do a large share in relieving dis tress in the community-You ex pect him to carry a reasonable amount of life iusnrarce for the protection of his family as he has been unable from his meagre salary to accumulate anything fora "rainy day"-You expect him to educate his children-You expect him to pay his debts and meet all financial obligations promptly-You expect him to devote his entire time to the ministry, having then no other in come-All of this and more be sides is expected of the average minister. But ia it not impossible f OA him to measure up to this ex-''j peotation unless his' salary is ade quate? It is a common saying that min isters are impractical, unbusiness like. Is it uot unfair to speak thus of all of them? We are inclined to believe that many of them prove i themselves to be veritable masters of finance by performing the mira cle of making a small salary meet so many demands. Sweetwater School. Dear Advertiser:-I have not seen any lights from our school, so 1 thought I would drop in a candle. Our school opened the sixth of this month with thirteen pupils but we are expecting more Monday. Miss Emmie Mae Cooper is teach ing for us this year and we like her fine. Though we are having a very good school with only thirteen pup ils we hope the others will begin Monday. Miss Addie Stephens' marriage was a surprise to us though we had been expecting Mr. Day to take her home with him for quite a while. We regret very much to give up Miss Addie, for she was one of our most popular and beautiful young ladies, and there are only a few girls in our community and we treasure them as jewels. Mr. Day has a treasure for a wife, as well as Miss Addie a noble husband. This young oouple have our heartiest con gratulations. One of our pupils has been absent from school this week on account of diptheria. We wish to have her with us again soon. We are very sorry to hear of the illness of the little High tower boy bnt we hope he will soon be well and happy again. Our community is quite sad over the illness of Mr. E. M. Bunch, but we hope he will continue to im prove rapidly. Mrs. H. F. Cooper was the guest of Miss Lilla Bunch Wednesday. Carnation. Chronic Dyspepsia. The following unsolicited testi monial should certainly be sufficient to give hope and courage to per sons afflicted with chronic dyspep sia: "I have been a chronic dyspep tic for years, and of all the medi cines I have taken, Chamberlain's tablets have done me more good than anything else," saya W G Madison, Ko. 7 Sherman street, HornellsTille, N. Y. For sale by all dealers. What, Others Say Selr-Slitting Skirts. A fashio i note says that the skirts this fall will be fuller. If some that ive have seen are any fuller they wil 1 ?lit themselves. -Florence Times. No Longer Bosees. The big national banks of the larger cities have manipulated the finances of the country so long for their own ben efit, that it is natural for them to op pose any change in our banking law that will give the people a chance. - Orangeburg Times and Democrat. Every Community's Need. Ono progressive wide-awake man who takes an interest in the commu nity is a great asset to the neighbor hood. He holds the neighborhood to gether by his counsel and influence for good and attracts other desirable citi zens who have heard of this man's character. We need more of these leaders.-Farm and Ranch. That Charleston Grand Jury. Charleston County's grand jury wound up its work with final refusal to indict any one for violation of the liquor laws. That is to say, it would not recognize illegal liquor selling as a crime. It might incur a few indict ments itself without any substantial in justice being done.-Charlotte Ob server. Be a Constant Reader. There is no hope for young people who do not read and post themselves upon the best and most desirable tirings in life. Our lives are too much circumscribed to gain any considerable information without the use of the printed page. Cultivate the art of reading if you expect to achieve suc cess.-Farm and Ranch. "Schmile." Schmile, und the vorld sch miles mit you; Laugh, und the vorld viii roar; Howl, und the vorld viii leaf you, Uundt nefer come back any more; For all of us couldn't peen handsome, Nor all uv us vear goot clothes; But a schmile was not exbensive, Undt covers a voldd of voes. -"Brains." All Dependent on Farmers. The farmer is the most important factor in the civilized world. Let him emigrate from these parts and the balance of us would have to follow him or pick out a lot in the cemetery. We just can't get along without him. He clothes and feeds us, and the money his crops bring into the country makes us all happy. We want to see agery farmer prosperous and happy?. (Jrangeburg Times and Democrat. ' : Smile Provokers j "You say your wife is an anti Buffraget?" "Yes; she spends her time gad ding around the country asserting that woman's place is the home." -Washington Herald. Young widow-Ah! noone could eyer fill my poor husband's place. I loved him from the bottom of my heart." "Of course, but you know there is always room at the top."-Phila delphia Reeord. George-"Cinthia, rather than re main single, would you marry the biggest fool on earth?" Cintbia-"0 George! This is io sudden." She was getting the supper for the children on Saturday night when a young woman came to her door. "I'm collector for the drunk" ards' home," she said. Could you help us? "Come around tonight and I'll give yon the old man," said the housewife as she went about her work.-Cleveland Leader. A man left his umbrella in a stand at a hotel recently, with a card attached bearing this inscrip tion: "This umbrella belongs to a man who can deal a blow of 250 pounds weight. I shall be back in five min utes-" When he went to claim his prop erty he found in its place a card bearing the following inscription: ''This card was left here by a man who can run twelve miles an hour. I shall not come back." TEACHERS AND TRUSTEES. The Fair Association has giyen 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, bot if the teachers and trustees will work together we can make it bet ter. Thursday, NOT. 6, is our day, and I hope to hear from a number of teacher? that they will take part with their schools. Notify me. W. W. Fuller, Co. Sap;. Bd. mi ?m ^^mmmAm Lil A. J. Renkly J # R E E W E L 706 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia. Augusta's Largest and Hand somest Jewelry Establishment THAT NEW When you are ready for a new fall suit drop in to see our stock. We also have the newest styles in hats It will be a pleasure to show you. Large stock of shoes, both Crossett and Selz-Schwab. Nothing better on the market for the money. Come in to see us. Dorn & fflims Ready for your Fall Suit, Overcoat or Hat The JL Willie Levy Co., Augusta, Ga, Everything that Boys Wear The most complete women's Suit, Cloak and Shirt-Waist dept in the South. Make our store your headquarters. MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. Fall Goods Ready We have made large purchases for the fall season, and invite our friends to call to see us. Many of the new goods have arrived and there are others yet on the way. We have never before been in a better position to serve our friends than we are this fall. Come in and let us show you through every department. J. W. PEAK. mm 9m mas Perkins Sash and Door Company Manufacturers of High Grade Mill work Hardwood work a Specialty Rough and Finishing Work. Estimates on Request. AUGUSTA, GA.