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Whiskey and Tobacco.
long lessons and can not learn ?
lessons as well as do non-user
extensive has-been my observj
of the fact of thedeadeningeffec
tobacco that there can be no sha
of doubt in my mind as to its h:
The uncleanliness of smol
ought t<> be stressed. It car
easily made plain to a boy il)
his fingers become stained- wit!
b'.cco tar-miscalled nicotine
staining and defiling of his lu
which receive the full yolum
the smoke is proportionately gr
er. All of us need our lungs ai
times full of clean pure air.
tar from tobacco smoke can
possibly bc anything less than <
And as for ehewinc tobacco, ^
' I have no words! The most
initiating thought that comes to
a thought that makes me sh rink i
cringe and cower, is that,I once
filed my mouth with such im
rribably filthy stuff. I would bia
110 woman for making freedon
least from chewing,an absolute c
dition of marriage. It is unthiuka
that a man or boy can be guilty
such uncleanly habits and still k
all sensibilities unblunted. In
very nature of things the user m
be forced to apologize for what
recognizes as a- most disreputa
practice. No man can condone
i vii or apologize for uncleanlin
and ugliness without experienci
the retractive effects o' his condu
Neither eau he confess to the 1
cleanliness of his habits withe
making himself liable to the char
of such little will-power as not
throw off the ha"! i .* Either alten
ti ve leads to stultification. <The t
of tobacco is admittedly unclean,
a defilement of the body. I belie
li rm Iv that thsre can be no purifk
t on of thc soul without purificatii
of the b dy. The body IV the sou
environment and must inevitab
a??eot the soul for good or ill a
cording as it is kept clean or allo\
cd to be defiled. It is really a serio
thought that boys and men sholl
i;efourthe Temple. "And on the ot
, cr hand there is tremendous ?ati
faction in making every da}T tl
constaut endeavor to cleanse tl
budy and the life.
? What are the best ra?ans of teaei
ing pupils the e\ ils of. alcoholu
^and narcotics? This is rather
difficult question that often -canst
no little worry and. racking c
brain. Of course, experiment is th
I best method. Children have ur
bounded curiosity and an exper
ineht no matter how simple appeal
powerfully to their love for concret
ideas. They can think but it is bette
and far more interesting for then
to see. Just at present however it i
unfortunately truethatteacbeis fin?
even the simplest apparatus lacking
Very few of our schools are equip
ped for giving practical demonstra
tion of the power of alcoholics, bm
it is to be hoped that our law-mak
ers, who at last granted the conces
sion-wholly at the urging of th<
Woman's Christian Temperanc*
Union-of requiring one-twentietl
of our physiologies to be devotee
to temperance discussion, will com?
to the point of requiring all school
boards to provide for some practica
But at present failing in that OU?
instruction must be line un^i-Kline.
precept upon precept ?emains that
we endeavor ^---present the facts in
such light as to carry conviction
and-t?r?t we give s-tch inspiration
J& to turn conviction of the evil into
???y ..ctive determination to keep free
from the taint.,,
But the burden of educating your
children is not solely on us teachers,
though I have known people to think
so or act as if they thought so. I
want to be perfectly candid with
you and present our side of the mat
ter to you. Just as children, ought
to get their good manners at home
so ought they to get their temper
ance sentiments. Most boys smoke
at some time in their early life.
Very, very few of them take it up
after they are older. Actually cigar
ettes are smoked by some of the
smallest boys in this town as in oth
er towns. The boys don't smoke on
the school ground to any great ex
tent. We manage them pretty well
so long as they are directly under
our * supervision. It is when they
leav? the school house and get in
town, supposedly under your care.
I'll admit that very likely you don't
know that your boy uses tobacco
but I do say that you could find out
what a large part of the town
knows. You count too much on
/ your boy's not going off after bad
habits. Perhaps you are right but
take it from me you better watch
him, watch him closely. Almost the
fewest number of boys in the world
are and have always been free from
the taint of tobacco. Just as a safe
working principle, go on the theory
that your boy is going to catch the
craving for tobacco. He may not
yield to it, and I certainly hope he
will not, but all the chances are
that he will unless thc father and
mother exercise the closest vigi
lance. So much does the burden of
education fall on the parent that
some schools refuse to pass any
rules prohibiting the use of tobac
; co. Our own school absolutely puts
under the ban the use of cigarettes,
but the smoking of pipe and cigar
is not prohibited. (I am frank to
say that I do not personally sympa
thize with that regulation. I am
unalterably opposed to the use of
any form of narcotic. I believe in
tile absolute prohibition of tobacco
of all kinds). But when you
sider our position, can ypu
scientiously refut? our content!
Is it fair to expect us to take
eighteen year old hoy and b
him of u habit that he has prac
it home for ten years. Pai
sometimes write us: You mm
something to break my boy
smoking, I have tried but it sc
to do no good. Honestly, is it
or just to demand that we do s
thing that you could have done
you begun early enough? Ho
name of peace and common? s
can we be held accountable foi
formation of babils practical]
the home? If parents would
little less fondly blind, a 1
more reasonable and watchful
teachers' work would be apprecii
After all, smoking or the us
tobacco in any of its forms is on
the signs of a very natural
very admirable aspiration. It
simply a case of following
wrong ideal. I confess to you 1
boys begin the bad habit been
they think it is big. J. K. Jen
in his inimitable way says Ai
vanity and everybody's vain. A
men are terribly vain. S-"> are mei
more so, if possible: So are childi
particularly children." Your bo;
striving to show himself a man
big man "what smokes and she
and chews." I know of hardly a
thing comparable to the swell
pride of a boy with his first elenn
tary steps in the use of tobaci
Oh, my, he has laid, in the shu
entirely little Jack Homer's 'wi
a good boy am I." It is what a 1
man am I?
That boy merely needs to be
after a different ideal, to be slur
that it is far manlier to keep 1
body clean than it is to defile t
Temple by inhaling such poisonc
ind dirty fumes. He only needs
know that in reality smoking a
shewing are not tin* tests ol' mt
hood. Any gutter-snife can use i
bacco. It takes the real manly h
to refrain. He is straggling in 1
misguided way to meet the tests
manhood. Show him what the re
tests are. And show him now. F
ifter the habit becomes fixed 1
Krill find so much pleasure in toba
:o that it will be bani to make hi
rive it up. And right here a won
['ve heard many women say '
lon't see what pleasure there is I
ising tobacco." I can easily bclici
;hem. You don't know what plea
ire there is. Why at times I've be?
?empted to say since I quit the hal
t that the loss#n physical pleasui
vas fifteen dollars a day! There
io denying the fact that the habi
ml user finds in his pipe or ciga
?tte a great, a very great pleasure
Sat this is true as I have been ei
fbled to experience that such plea!
ire sinks into paltry insignificanc
>eside the satisfaction and pride o
shaking off a bad habit and of pre
?enting one's self daily a clean ma:
vhose brain is fit for the thinkin;
>f good thoughts and whose soul i
it for the indwelling of beautifu
Lreams and ideals.
I am convinced that the appeal t<
wide is one of the most powerfu
ncentives that can be brought t<
)ear on the growing boy and turn
ng man. We who teach are-ofal
imes striving to lend our aid ant
iiipport and - influence to you pa
.ents..-And we wish to raise a glasi
>f pure water and with you give ?
oast, to the education of boys anc
rirls who will go forward in the
glorious pride that comes fron
reedom from shackles and whose
laily business will be under oui
oint direction the thinking of high
hougbts, the achieving of greal
leeds, the living of good lives:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Court of Common Pleas,
^ C Lee Hathaway,
John B Corley, et al.*
Pursuant to the decree in this
jause, I will offer for sale at public
mtcry to the highest bidder, before
the Court House, town of Edgefield
ind state of South Carolina, on sales
Jay in December lD09,the same being
the Gth day of said month, between
the legal hours of sale, the follow
ing described realty to wit:
1st. All that tract of land in
Edgefield county and state of South
Carolina, and containing one hun
dred and eighty (l80) acres, more or
less, bounded by the lands of Mrs.
Mary Norris, known as the Burns
place, and Mrs. Edwards, lands of
Miss Jennie H. Hughes, Shaw
Swearingeo and the Henderson,
land, known as the Major Corley
2nd. That tract of land, known
as the Henderson place, lying and
being in Edgefield county and state
of South Carolina, containing two
hundred and thirty-five (235) acres
more or less and bounded by lands
of Mrs. Carolina Williams, lands of
W. C. Jackson, Shaw Swearingen,
John Mayson and others.
Terms of Sale: One half cash and
the balance on a credit of one year,
wiih interest from the day of sale.
Purchaser to give bond and mort
gage to secure the payment of the
credit portion and which is to in
clude ten per cent for attorneys if
brought to suit, or all cash at the
Terms must be complied with or
satisfaction given to Master or he is
authorized to resell. Purchaser must
pav for papers.
W. F. Roath,
Master E. Co.
When you conic to Augusta to buy your Winter Mercban
andise do not fail to call upon us. Our large store is well
filled in every department and we can supply your needs at
very low prices.
DRY GOODS: We carry a very large stock of dry goods from the
staple domestic to the finest silks and dress goods. Come in and let
us show yon r
SHOES: We dify com] etiiionon shoe?. Shoes for every ago, every 5
occasion and every purse. You cannot afford to buy before seeing
CLOTHING: Large stock ot stylish and dependable clothing for
men and Loys at low prices
I NOTIONS: Our notion department is always full of the new and
nobby things |
MILLINERY: We invite the ladies to visit our millinery depart- [
ment All of the latest styles by express every week Come to sec us. ?
AUGUSTA BEE HIVE
Abe Cohen, - - Prop
j. Two implements j
! the Farmers Need
When yoi: kuy MU implemei t you vvnnt live best.
especially vvho.i you can get?he besti?n the in .rket
at^i very u\*isorable price.
We want to call your especial
attention to Deere's Universal Disc
They are not only strong, ceing~~macJe of the best
material, but they are Adju^table and Reversible.
Call and let us explain to you the advantages that
the Deere harrows have over other harrows on the
market, Can furnish acy discs.
THE DEERE STALK CUTTER
is an implement that is being appreciated and valued
more highly by farmers each succeeding year. One
great advantage that this cutter offers is the elimi
nation of tho jolting and jarring to both driver and
team. Heavy springs are so attached and adjusted
as to break the force ot the constant jolting of the
blades- The Deere Stalk Cutters have steel frames
and can stand the roughest use
We want lo keep in close toucn with the farmers
and will always take great pleasure in explaining
every detail of the implements we sell.
lt should be the chief aim of the progressive
farmer t^> cqnip his farm with implements and ma
chinery that will minimize labor and at the same
time do the work in the best possible raauner. Wc
stand ready to co-operate with them in accomplish
ing this purpose. Call to see us when you come to
JSP All points for this plow that break will be re
placed with new ones.
STEWART and XERNAGHAN
Parker Building, Edgefield, S. C.
Let The Advertiser
Do Your Job Printing.
is in sight, and everybody must don winter clothing, heavy underwear, heavy
shoes, etc. We desire to inform the public that our facilities foi serving them
were nev cr better.
Large s-tock o' Foy's ?ind.Hui's Clothing Shoes, lia's, I anti. Under: t ar
and Furnishings to M If CI from.
We buy from t'ic large r. m i nu fae lu rc rs in the cou ntry,coi) sequen tl v our prices
r.re right. /
Ciive us a tii.il. 'flint's all we ask.
t?j?? We have never been better equipped in every department of our large store
**** for serving the people of Edgefield county. Our buyers placed large orders
with the leading manufacturers early in the summer, and the goods are all in
and displayed. We ask a careful inspection of every department.
urniture and Ho use Furnishings. .
^We have an unusually large assortment of Furniture and House Furnishings
and invite the ladies especially to visit our second floor: We will mention
just a few items :
Rockers, Dining Chairs, Bed Room Suits, Centre Tables,
Dining Tables, Chiffoniers, Costumers, Hat Racks,
Side Boards, Pictures, Iron Beds, Cradles,
Felt Mattresses, Toilet Sets,
Bowls and Pitchers, Sewing Machines, Trunks, Suit Cases,
Rugs, Art Squares, Clocks, Grates, Cook Stoves, Heating Stoves.
HARNESS AND VEHICLES
Our Harness, Wagon and Buggy department has always been one of our
very strongest departments.
We have a very large stock of buggy and wagon harness, single and double,
at very reasonable prices. -
Our Moyer Buggier are unexcelled, scores ?.nd scores of the leading citizens
of the county can testify to their Superior Quality. Our Smith Buggy is also a
Mitchell Wagon stands first among the many wagons on the market. The
i\ and 2| wagons arc guaranteed to hold any load placed upon them. The
tires are guaranteed not to need shrinking before the)' wear thin. Jf you are
not running a "Mitchell," try one. That is all we ask.
Large stock of saddles, bridles, whips, lap ^obes. etc.
We carry a full assortment of undertakers supplies, from the cheapest coffin
to the high-priced metallic caskets. Our hearse responds promptly to all calls,
day or night.
GROCERIES AND PLANTATION SUPPLIES.
The first floor of our large store is well stocked Groceries, Hardware, Crock
ery, Tinware, Wooden ware, Paint and Plantation Supplies of every description
We solicit a share of your business, believing that we can make it to your inter
est to spend your money with us.
Do you not need a cook stove?
We have a large assortment of all
sizes and prices. Come in to see
fd infield Mercantile Co
For Sale* Singer Sewing Machine
in good condition. Have two and
need only one. $1'2 cash or credit,
Apply to 0. I>. Anderson, Residence
next door to Sheriff Onzts*. Office
over Bank of Edgefield.
Hives Bros. are handling the,
American lady corsets and if and
want style, quality and fit go you
see their line.
Just received another large ship
ment of Cortwright metal shingles,
will last a life-time.
Stewart & Kernaghan
Fly nets in leather or cotton for
RAMSEY ? JONES.
We can save you money on mus??
cai instruments. Large stock of
stringed instruments to select from.
RAMSEY & JONES. .
Take up the old matting in your
home and put fresh, new matting
down. We have a large assortment
to select from.
RAMSEY & JONES.