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Edgef ield Advertiser J
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15.
Dewey is opposed to expansion,
and especially in the direction of
New York is getting up a mam
moth colonial and international i
exposition for 1902, in honor of
the twentieth century.
The President has sent a mes
sage to Congress urging the neces
sity of the construction of a cable
across the Pacific._
President McKinley has ordered
a court of inquiry touching the
charges of Gen. Miles concerning
the condition of the meat furnish
ed thc army during the war with
Out in Alabama the farmers are
increasing the production cf cane
syrup. That is a move in the di
rection of pure food. In Ohio the
legislature is making war on glu
cose sugar and syrups. They ought
to be ruled out of the country.
The President has commuted
Gen. Eagan's sentence to suspen
sion for six years from his rank
and command, and the army is in
dignant thereat Eagan will spend
his "vacation" in Europe.
Gen. 0. 0. Howard, who was in
position to know the facts, con
fesses at this late day that his side
missed being thrashed at Gettys
burg by a very narrow squeak.
Writing" of Gen. G. S. Greene, late
ly deceased, at Morristown, N. J.,
he says: "But for him, or some
such intelligent and gallant officer
in his place, we should have lost
that famous field." And Meade's
superior force, it will be remem
bered, fought on the defensive and
behind breastworks.-News and
KIGIIT TO DRINK
AND TO SELL RUM.
Mr. Williams Considers the Two
To the Editor of The State :
The article of, Mr. Featherstone
in todays's issue of The State,
advising a coalition of prohibi
<>uuiy . ?>
w'' .?>i*?h ,7u;
much thought, and will discuss it
?ri A brief and impartial manner.
A man with a spark of patriotism
chould not permit any selfish
motivy, political or otherwise to
warp his judgment, however little
influence such judgment may have,
on a matter involving the morals,
property and happiness of thous
ands of men, women and children.
Almost since civilization began
battle has waged between two
schools bf thinkers on this ques
tion. The one contending that
it ?8 wrong to drink or sell liquc*
and the other contending that it
is right: the one advocating
prohibition, the other the license
system. If the theory of prohib?
tion is right, in so far as it relates
so the consumption of whiskey
the princiyle upon which all
republics are founded is wrong
If the principle that the govern
ment has no right to interfere with
the private habits of the citizen
unless those habits become so
vicious as to in jury to his neighbor
is. right, how can the opposite
theory of prohibition be justified?
If Mr. Smith elects to drink wine
in moderation with his meals, what
right has Mr. Jones to demand
that the government forbid? Mr.
Jones will confess there is no harm
in the co; duct of Mr. Smith except
"example"; that it is "expedient"
to violate the rights of Mr.Smith,
that others may not be permitted
to abuse theirs-unmindful that
ie has abandoned principle
and adopted expediency.
Porhibitionists seem never to have
paused to consider the difference
between the right to drink and the
right to sell whiskey.
They seem unmindful that the
one is a private and the other a
public function : that the right to
drink is a question already settled
in the public mind beyond con
troversy, and that the right to sell
io a public function open to rea
What are the effects of prohibi
If it is settled that the right to
drink exists and will be maintained
isn't it also settled that human
avarice will legally or otherwise
furnish the supply? Can anything
Dearer approach a truism than that
the public will is higher than law,
and that if the public wants liquor,
and its sale is prohibited, the
Belier has every reasonable!
assurance against punishment if
Will juries convict who are
themselves guilty of purchases
from the accused?
Will elective officers strive to
enforce a law that was voted for
with the tacit understanding that
it was not to be enforced?
Then would the citizen be will
ing to pay taxes to enforce a law
that he, down in his heart, does
not want enforced?
Mr. Featherstone has sa;d that
prohibition can be as well enforc
ed as !he law against all other
classes of crime, but is -this
Does the law against murder or
arson tend to produce murder
or'arson in other more vicious
forms, or to encourage perjury or
crimes of any other character?
Can it be denied that premature
prohibition has this effect?
Space forbids that I go fur
ther into detail on this
line. Now let us examine the
license system that Mr. Feather
stone is willing to accept.
The first step in the "high
license" drama ;s air/ays a "local
option" law, so called. Who is,
or has been, able to lay down a
principle that will unerringly
guide the legislature in establish
ing boundary Hues of communities
that can lay claim to the iuherent
right of "local self-government"
as to the 6ale of liquor?
Should its application be
national, State, county, municpal
or individual? In fact, if "Ional
option" ie justified under the p ea
of "ielf-government," hasn't the
individual as much inherent right
to sell liquor as a subdivision of
individuals have to license him to
sell it? Have local subdividions
the right of greater latitude in
regard to the (sale of liquor than
they have concerning other govern
Then, again, if the individual
munt be restrained from conduc
ting himself in such a manner
as to do injury to bis neighbor
should the community be exempted
from such restraint? Is it pos
sible to imagiue the isolation of
a municipality or a count}* so com
plete that its neghbors would
experience none of the ill effects
of ils barrooms?
Indeed the greatest evils of the
i:----- ?--rc- "ii-u ".1,;"V, Smith
- imvujpcrance. 'lim
return of the license fee, the ex
pense of conducting his business,
;he support of his family and the
iccumulalion of profit all depend
ipon the sale of whiskey. He
inds the appetite of the consumer
nd the pernicious American habit
f treating his most valuable allies,
nd will provide suitale loafing
laces to gratify all social demands,
xcessive drinking and gambling,
ie parents of depravity and
)verty, are attributable to nature
isolated cases, but they are in
e main acquired habits, whose
igin can be traced to barroom
It is a sad commentary on our
.ilization that the man whose
sinesB destroy s more happiness
d begets more misery and crime, J Th
d does less to promote our
igible welfare than any other
gie human agency, should be
ne such a power in politics,
vertheless it is true, and the
son is plain. He not only has
bis back the "boys about town,"
he has the support of that
>y of sober, moderate drinkers
has demonstrated ten thousand
ti*:aa that it is almost infallible
lrT*t'larities and derangements
'or this class of troubles. It ewerts
? wonderfully bealing circngth
!uing and soothing influence upon
^^^,uea??^ua,1,0:?f'^n'?. It cara?
whites'' and f^hng of the womb,
tstops flooding and relieves snjv.
Jssed and painful menstruation,
r Change of Lifo it is the best
dicino made. It is bcntficial
rlDs",P,regnancy, aud lull's to
ng children into homes barren
years. It invigorates, stimu
la, strengthens thc whole sys
? ^S?3 ereat remedy is offered
Ul afflicted women. Why will
'woman, suffer another minute
a certain relief within reach'
?? ?J Cardui only costs $1.00
bottle at your drug store.
idvice, in oases requiring special
?ons, address giving Symptoms,
Ladies Advisor^/ Department,'?
nattanooga Mtdioine Co., Ch?t
i. W. SMITH, Cam?en, 8.C, SITS:
vv fe used Wine of Cardul ot home
alNno of the wcaib ?nd lt entirely
an d j
who steadily refuse to surrender
their right to drink whiskey.
Then, if it is the_verdicrof trial
that "prohibition will not prohib
it," and that it tends to promote
perjury and crimes 1 of kindred
character, and if the saloon has
proven to be the leading curse of
humanity-in fact the devil's
paradise-isn't it time that we
practice liberality and toleration,
and serak to effect compromises
that will grant to the individual
the right to drink and yet eliminate
from its sale the element of
personal interest, which means
the elimination of most of the
attendant evils? Does not the dis
pensary nearer approach this con
dition than other known liquor
legislation? Its theory is:
First. That men will drink
Second. Then its sale should be
Third. The element of personal
profit removed from said sale.
Fourth. We are thus driven to
its officiai sale.
Under the dispensary law, the
interest of the ven 1er, the social
feature, tbe]treating habit, and in
fact all incentive to driuk is
obliterated except the appetite of
the consumer. He cannot con
gregate with friends et night or on
Sunday and play pool, billiards
and cards, and have served entic
ing mixed drinks. There is uobody
to pursue him aud seduce him
To purchase liquor from the
dispensary is an unsociable, cold
blooded transaction; the. avarice
bf the vender and the appetite of
consumer is separated, and the
system is well kiown to be
unproli.'ic of drunkards. That
there is some drunkenness on
uccount of the use of dispensan
liquor there is no doubt, and it
has been urged that it is wronj?
for the State to engagedn its sale,
but is it any worse for the Stu'e
to s*ll than it is for her to Iicei.se
the citizen tovell? If it is arime,
isn't the abetor as guilty as the
principal? But why point out
further the good effects of the dis
pensai y ? But few deny that its
influence has been for good, and
Mr. Featherstone admits that by
its operation the old liquor ring
was broken up, and that "under
the constitution of '95 .we canuot
ibout 17,000 in the first primary
ast summer, which was considered
he full prohibition vote, and the
lispeusary must be rapidly leading
o prc * jition if his prediction is
rue, or else it would be worse
ban "nonsense" to try to force
ro'hibition upon them.
Then why disturb the peace of
ie State by forcing elections on
mnties that are now satisfied?
nd why take the stwp backward
id abandon to their fate his
efchren in the counties that
mid go "high license?"
If three-fourths of the counties
mid go prohil ition, why not
lend the dispensary law so that
thatwish to could hold elections
d vote out the dispensary?
is woufd be genuiue "local
:ion" as to the sale of liquor
;hout bringing to life the county
dr. Feathereto'ne'ej failure to
ick the merit or moral features
he dispensary ie a high endor
lent of it, and why is he so
izied against its political fea:
?S? It matters not what cir
istances evolved it, or what
tical faction suggested it, if
features produco sobriety,
erve good morals and pays a
Isome profits. Its birth should
lamnit. If Mr. Featherstone's
prevails he will construct a
ical machine composed of
ibitionists and high license
le, and unnatural, abnormal
the last primary election
eople sustained and endorsed
lispensary through an ex
it that was obnoxious to
ands of them. The struggle
cause espoused by Mr.
erstone was shown in the
primary-his vote in the
I is attributable to the
laritv of his opponent and
pport of the liquor element
nely wish that prohibition
issible, but do not hope for
'Ugh such alliances as he
L- J. Williams
ymir Fertilizers and get them
fore tlie bottom falls out of the
i. J. NORRIE, Edae/ield, S. C.
Gill, Jr., Scotia, S. C.,
I have used Dr. M. A.
is Liver Medicine in my
10 years. It has cured
ion, Dyspepsia, Constipa
:1 many other ailments.
li dge iii
WHEN THE LIGHT
The rooms are hushec*
I sit. and listen to the""*
That comes from out thc uiscant nu I. .
lt comes and croons in an undertone
Of alien regiono vast and lone,
Of pleasures lost in ? land unknown;
Then steals away, aud all is still.
'Tis good to listen to the wind
When rooms are hushed and lights are
When those we love are come and gone,
'Tis weary to be left behind,
To miss sweet eyes where late they
To look for what we may not find,
Long-cherished forms that haunt the
Soft voices that w re once too kind;
To live and miss t.' ?rn one by one
ls weary work. Who'd stay behind
When those we love have come and
Thousands Have Kidney Trouble
and Don't Know lt.
There is a disease prevailing in
this country most dangerous be
cause so deceptive. Many sudden
deaths are ' caused by it,-heart
disease, pneumonia, heart failure
or apoplexy are often the result of
kidney disease. If kidney trouble j
is allowed to advance the kidney
poison in the blood is liable to at
tack the vital organs, or the kid-'
beys themselves break down and
waste away cell by cell. Then the
richness of the blood-the albu
men-leaks out and the sufferer
has Bright's Disease, the worBt
form of kidney trouble. Kidney
trouble can be detected although it
be slow and deceptive. First, by
analysis of the urine ; second, by -
the simple test of setting the urine
aside in a glass or bottle for twen
ty-four hours, when a cloud
brick dust settling indicates
It was foi ju?tsuch troubler '
in His infinite power and goo . :
the Great Physician caused S1
Root lo grow for the benefit o
faring mankind, leaving it fo
servant, Dr. Kilmer, the grea
ney ard bladder specialist t
cover it and make it known
world. Its wonderful efficf.
promptly curing the most di
?ng capea ia truly marvelous
may lu?ve n sample bottle
Killin r's Swamp-Root, th(
kidney, liver and bladder r
by mail free.
Address Dr. Kilmer & Cfc
bainton, N. Y. When writi
ion this paper.
Druggists, in 50c and $
Up-to-date Chattel Mortg-CT_. -.
Tit 1rs to Koal'Estate, etc., for yale at
this oilice. Do not a?k as f jr "Billy j
Sales," we do not k?:-p them now.
They are no good, having been rele
gated to the limbo of the dusty a: d
musty past, or rather to tte "LiMBU?
KATCOKUM"-paradise of fools.
List of letters remaining in the Post
Miss Rosa Jones,
Mrs M A Green,
Mrs Eliza Hill,
Mis * Pauline Harris,
Miss Rosana Jones.
Miss Mellie Marsen,
Mi&s Lucy Morgan,
Mrs Phoebe Melage.
When asking for letters on this list
W. H. BRONSON, P. M.
To Sweeten the Breath, Brighten
e Eye, Clear the Complexion
d Insure the natural Bloom of I
>alth, use Dr. M. A. Simmons I
Weather for January.
Veather Observer C. A. Long, of j
inton, sends us the following
a of the weather for the month
rax. Temp. 69; date 24ht.
?in. Temp. 24; date 2nd.
lean Temp. 00.0
of clear deys 12; No. of partly
i dy days 8; No. of cloudy days j
rev?iling wind direction -.
January, 1899, 5.45 inches
'age for January for 6 years
ie Life Preserver which has
ed many ladies safely over
augerous sea "Change of Life" lT.
nmousSquaw Vine Wine'or
a OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ^ !
COUNTY OP EDGEFIELD. Cot
In I he Probate Court.
5. Allen, Esq., Probate Judge
ereas, Mr. W. T. Garner
nade suit to me to grant
Letters of Administration,
itamento annezo, of the estate
reels of Steohon W.Mays
?d. ' '
eare, therefore, to cite and
ish all and singular the kin
ind creditors of the said
? W. Mays, deceased, that
e and appear before me in
irt of Probate to be held at
lil C. H., S. C., on the 2nd
March next, after publica
ereof, at ll o'clock in the
n, to show cause, if any
iye, why the said adminis
Bhould not be grauted.
under my hand the 10th
? i day of February, A.
j D. 1899, and publish
ed in the ADVERTISER
Eeb. 15th, 1898.
J. D. ALLEN,
J. P. E. C.
what may happen.
Jj Cl?ld-birth is full
of uncertainties if
rature ff not g?te? proper aisistance.
li the heat help you can use at this time,
l ia a liniment, and when regularly ap
>lied several months before baby comes,
t makes tho advent easy and nearly pain
ess. It relieves and prevents "morning
?ckness," relaxes the overstrained mus
des, relieves the distended feeling, short
ens labor, makes recovery rapid acd cer
aha without any dangerous af ter-offects.
..Mother's Friend is good for only one
jurpose, viz.: to relieve motherhood of
?anger and pain.
One dollar per bottle at ai', ding stores, a
lent by express on rece pt of ;,r:ce.
FREE BOOKB. contamine valuable Informa
tion for -women, wiU bo t?at to any addraai
Ijon application to
?HB BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO.?
,' AUaata, Ga.
4,. - ,-_,_
Strayed or Stolen.
".: (or randy colored)
' . ' ?, spare made, mane
white spot in fore
ild, has long bushy
iformation as to ber
kfully received. Re
).. Edgelield Co., S. 0
LA s el
Kemember we are
headquarters for all
kinds of Job Work.
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BETWEEN EDGEFIELD AND POINTS
ON SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
<vEdgefield, 5 30am 2 20 nm
r Trenton, 6 00am 2 ?Op*
v Trenton, 6 25 am 8 08pm
r Augusta, 8 00am 4 15 nm
All trains daily except Sunday
. I. W. FOWLER,
, [ . W. M. MEYER,
. E. G. HALTIWANGER.
Frt. <fe Pass. Ag't '"
Edgefield, S.' C
t free. ?Wat ?ima-x?S?S? on Patenta
andsomely illustrated weekly. j nTei,.r M,
tlon of any ?cientlnc journal q'vrm. ?r"
'i four months, iL Sold liv ni T,T!!?8*,*3 A
lilli On ou,u ?> a" newsdealer*.
lilli oe C0.36,Broad^y. NPW Ynrfr
"">chOfflco,e25FSt, Washington'D. c. *
Cotton for sale
1 take it to the
ton Mill. Mr. H.
Smith is with the
ton Mill now and
I be glad to buy
lotion brought in
I Rice! Rice!
s or account sales. Hiebest
prices paid for good Rice
ina Rice Meal? or "Flour," the
t and best stock food on the
for sale at low thru res
TEST POINT MILL CO.,
tice of Dissolution.
partnership of Butler ?fe
s hereby dissolved.
M. C. BUTLER.
)smopoIitan, the New "York
hnce a week, and the AD
I all, one year, for $3.75.
r's Trusted Friend, Sim
uaw Nine Wine or Tablet??
he System for Confine-'
lorten Labor and make!
h. easy. J
Illustrations Showing a Fetf
of the Actual Case? Suc
cessfully Treated at
HABNFACTURE ALL KINDS OF SB8
G9CAL APPLIANCES FOR THE
CIRE OF DEFORMITIES.
Proprietors ltd surgeons ra
charge of the National Surf?
leal Institut* sad Sanitorium
are K. H. Boland, M. D., anA
j. T. Raneuff, M. D., who hare
been at the head af
i since 1O74- Tho
a few of
Sere for treatment. Splendid
.access has attended the In
stitution in the treatment of
eases of the Hip, Knee, Ankle
and other Joints, Paralysis ia
all its forms, Piles, Fistula, Pia?
eases, Catarrh, Private Dis
eases, Nervous Affections,
Hare Lip, Cleft Palate, Dis
eases of the
all other affections. 1
Any information gladly fso>
aished on application.
Addreis ?fl CommuflTc?tIans to
Hatitional Surgical' Institute
' LAND SURVEYOR.
ED GE FIELD, S. C.
Terms : $4 per day, $2 for plat.
fijST Always have deeds and mort
gages on the lield from which to find
ne will still continue to
FREE EYE TESTS
For all defects of sight. Grind
any shape ' and style of lense
while you wait.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Tells if you'need glasses, rest or
They Always PleM*yi%, *
?% BAZAR? I
NONE BETTER AT ANY PRICE ^
fy Th.te selleras aro fold in nearly j?
.?.ry ?UT ?nd lim In thc Uallfi Suiei. g.
If your deeler does not keep them tend ??
llrect to si. One cent stamps received. ??
Addraii your neareit point.
THE MCCALL COMPANY, |
138 to 146 W. Hth Street. Nev York g
?tuxes orncBs : ?
189 Piftb Ave., Chicago, and 5;
1051 Market St.. San Francisco.
Contains Beautiful Colored Plates. 2;
Illustrates latest Patterns, Fash- ?
ions, Fancf Work. ?2
Ajenta wanted tor this magaxlne in every ?J;
locality. Beautiful premium., for a little ?j?
work. Write (or term, and other partie- JJ;
ulara. ?.b^nption only 50c. per year, 2fc
Including - FIIEC Pallern. 5
i Adams THE McCALL co., 1
S 138 to 146 W. 14th St., New York 2?
?WILBUR R. SMITH,
Qr circular of his famous and responsible
WAL COLLEGE OF KY. UNIVERSITY
irdrd Medal at World'?Expedition.
to thousands of ftradimtes in positions.
>f Full Business Coarse. Including Tui
ookn ami Hoard in family, about f'JO.
md,Type-Writing, and Telegraphy, Specialties.
s Kentucky University Plploma. under seal,
?1 srniriunte*. Literary Course free, if desired,
acatlon. Kn ter now. Grnduati'R successful,
fer to hare yow lettrrt reach vs, address only,
3UR R SMITH,LEXINGTON,KY.
11111111 iii mili 11 iiiuiii 11 nu nmg
On farming ?
lands. Easy S
No commissions =
IQ fl charged. Borrow- |
'till er pays actuals
t of perfecting loan. In- =
ist 8 per cent.
I. B. PAMER & SONj
COLUMBIA, S. C., or =
?. H. CANTELOUl
EDGEKIELD, S. C. S
.f WE WOULD BE GLA.
^ TO HAVE YOU DO SO
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THIS SESSION WE HAVE ENROLLED.;.
OHE HUNDRED Al SIXTY-EIGHT STUDENTS, .
....Seventy-nine of ff hom are Boarders.
OUR Institution is the largest and oldest one pf.the Co-Educa
tional Boardiug Schools in South Carolina. The ?Faculty
NINE EXPERIENCED TEACHEKS
Who givs their entire time to the Institut' ?,
besides other teachers who teach in the school
from two to three hours daily.
THE COURSE OF STUDY
In all Departments is thorough and our gradu
ates may be found teaching in almost every .
county iii South Carolina.
Are drilled daily and are well supplied with
guns and military accoutrements.
iiwiminniimiuiiiuniuiiwii! uuuunimiiiinmii immiuufliimmnminimiiMiiiiu miiramaiini
WE HAVE THE-r
Largest and Best
o-OF ANY SCHOOL IN THIS
PART OF THE STATE.
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. v .-, .;. : v r D.fcCi . ive Circulars.
IA '"V f*i -J iTSl
A. Little Money Buys
Lots of Goods at Our Store.
This Solid Oak Bedroom Suit, Dres
ser, Washstand and Bedstead,] with
large, beveled Mirrors in Dresser;
double enclosedpVashstand; Bedstead
4 ft. 6 in. wide, o.er6 ft. high, bracket
rails and doublehooks; all beautifully
carved and highly finished. Worth
everywhere 125.00, but to introduce
our business we will sell one car load
of these suits for
$15.00 PER SUIT.
u't write and ask questions send thc $15.00 and get the Suit. You
i get your money back if it is not ail right.
is useless to spend $25.00 to $40.00
Stoves with high sounding names
worthless guarantees ^when; we
ship you a nice, plain, well-made,
y No. S Stole; the good kind, the
that lasts, including 40 pieces of
, for onlj
? oven is large enough to bake a
y. Your money back if Stove is
We Want Your Trade.
advertisement describes two of our sledge hammer bargains, We
have lots of others, including bargains in
OTURE, BABY CARRIAGES, , CARPETS,
ER SETS, CHAMBER SETS, MATTINGS,
: CURTAINS, KITCHEN WARE, ? SHADES,
AND SEWING MACHINES. '
rythinf that we -touch is a bargain. Correspondence solicited.
e Padgett Furniture Co.
BO AND 1112 BfiOAD STBEET. AUGUSTA, GA.
EO. P. COBB,
vTOi?isrsTOJsr s. o;
tiiture and Household Goods
Wagons, Buggies, Harness,[Saddles, Etc
E JUST PURCHASED A NEW AND BEAUTIFUL
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Calls by Telephone promptly^answered and attended to.
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