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THUBSDAS, FEB. 23rd, 18 iO
g The greatest pleasure *
2 know, is to doaffood action by 2
? stealth, and haye it found oat ?
S by accident.-LAUB,
The sugar trust will recoup the
half million dollar fine when black
berry season opens.
The work of the late session of
the legislature is a Very strong ar
gument forbi-ennial sessions.
Who will not . appreciate the
"good old summer time" when it
The buzz of the political bee ca?
be heard ir. many sections of the
Almost every county in the state |
seems to be claiming Editor Lat h an
of the News and Courier. Atlanta j
. will be next.
Did the legislature abolish the |
office of Lieutenant-Governor? So
far we have seen no candidate an
nounced^br the place.
If the freezes continue a few
more weeks the Clark'? Hill fruit
growers will be subject to the in
come tax. A full crop of Elbertas
will be practically assured.
The liquor houses are still com
ing forward with their conscience
money. A dead dispensary seems to
be paying South Carolina better
than a live one did.
Some of the cold storage eggs
that are being Bold in New York
. are said to be so ancient that the |
pure food officers can not approach
near enough to inspect them.
. The Advertiser has gotten it front
a pretty direct source that Mrs. Car
rie Nation was born in South Caro- j
lina. What county will be the first |
to lay claim to her? Don't all speak
at once. "', We have an idea thatj
Abbeville should have the hon^r.
The town council will have to
create a ne woffice, that of the press
censor/ whose duty shall be the
passing upon the news that is sent
out concerning Edgefield and her
people. Let's not make the whole
responsible for the acts of a few.
Hurrah" for Virginia, the state
that is known as the "Mother of j
Presidents." Her legislature has j
flatly refused to enact a law making
itveasier to obtain a divorce. Maybe j
other states will yet come to South
Carolina's way of dealing with this
After a long and tedious session,
the members of the Edgefield dele- j
gation to the General Assembly
have returned to pursue the even
tenor of their several ways. We be
lieve each one of them has honestly
striven to do his full duty as he saw
Lexington county has changed its j
system of working the roads. All
who are liable for road duty are re
; quired to pay $2 which, with the\
snm raised by a special levy for
ro>d improvement, is used in hiring
convicts for working the roads of
-, . ?,
Those who heard Senator Bai
ley's address before the South Caro
lina legislature last week have pro
nounced him to be a very able
man-one of the leading intellect
ual giants of the country. He would
be a Democratic factor of great pow
er in Congress but for his alleged
fraudulent connection with thej
Standard Oil Company.
We see by the papers that Zach
McGhee contemplates opposing
Frank Lever for congress in the
seventh district. Zach usually thinks
his own thoughts and formulates
Eis own plans but surely his friends |
,will not stand quietly by and see |
him sacrificed. There is not a man
in Mr. Lever's district who can de-1
The Federal authorities are just
now doing in Kentucky and Ten
nessee what should have been done
two years ago: calling the "Night
-Riders" to account for their law
lessness. before the United States
courts. Had these states such a gov
erner as South Carolina has,this out
lawry could have been stopped with
out FedeiaJ aid,
The Advertiser welcomes tl
Aiken Sentinel to its desk. The Sei
.tiaej_i? a seni-weekly ?a?9r tnt
has succeeded the Recorder, heir
owned and ^edited byi. Robe
M. Hitt and Walter E. Dennean,
is a bright newspaper, and i? airest
receiving a liberal advertising pa
ronage from the business men <
Aiken. Success to Brethren Hi
a? ? m '
Wasn't that a spleadid editori
in The State yesterday entitle
"Waste of the Drink Habit." Lei
have another. The State should te
its readers something about tl
great waste that results from the in
paired earning capacity of tho;
afflicted with the drink habit. Thi
we believe, was not touched upc
in the editorial above referred to.
, Still Watching Charleston.
The Post says the entering of tb
Clinchfield railroad will make Cha
! leston "one of the great coal por
of the Atlantic coast and that shir,
will come from all parts of tl
I iouth to fill their bunkers." Wh
not have ships' come to bring me
chandise and carry away merchai
dise md produce, let the tilling c
their bunkers with coal be merel
incidental. Charleston should- groj
along other lines-not be satisfie
with being a big coaling depot. Ai
gusta's tourist hotels are overflow
ing. Why should not Charlesto
have suitable accommodations fo
the iou ris v class?
We're watching for Charleston']
inueh-;talked-of growth along al
Have Rendered Splendid STVIC.
Doubtless the real ground for tin
complaint made by some of th<
lawyers in the legislature concern
ing the attorney ^ees paid by tin
dispensary commission was that tht
fees went to the other fellow. Hat
they found their way into the pock
ets of the aforesaid complaining law
yers?. would any objection have beer
raised as to the amount? Hardly'.
The Advertiser has watched tin
doings of the dispensary jcommis
sion closely and we fail to see where
in they can be justly criticised. At
times they adopted courses of pro
cedure that we somewhat questioned
but as they had an Herculean un
dertaking on their ' hands-many
tangled webs to straighten out-real
izing too that they had studied care
fully the situation and knew better
how to act in the premises than an
outsider, we no longer doubted the
wisdom of their judgment, and never
The taxpayers of South Carolina
are due the members of the winding
up commission a rising vote 'of
thanks instead of censure.
Southern People Negro'H Friend
Early last year Charleston was
greatly annoyed with purse snatchers
A white woman could scarcely walk
some of the streets without having
her purse snatched from her hand
by negroes from the loafing, va
grant class. The attacks were so
frequent that the entire community
became aroused, and a policeman
attired himself as a woman in order
tb catch the purfe snatchers. What
was done when the leader of
the purso snatching gang
was caught by the officer in woman's
apparel? Was a mob' formed and
lyr ching threaten^? No. On^tbe
contrary, an orderly trial was ac
corded the criminal and he was sen
tenced to a long tenn in the peni
In marked contrast with the
foregoing, last week a negro
purse snatcher was-arrested in Cairo,
j 111., and a mob of 200 white men
[stormed the jail in an effort to
lynch the negro. The attempt was
i futile, but a race riot was precipi
tated which caused several white
men and negroes to be killed.
This serves to show who are real
ly the best friends! of the colored
Vaat Majority Condemn It
A dispatch from Edgefield says
the mothers of Edgefield sent by
express Wednesday morning to B.
R. Tillman, United States Senator,
a wreath of white hyacinths, tied
with a bow of black crepe. The
dispatch did not say how many
mothers participated in this attempt
ed insult to" Tillman.-Orangeburg
Times and Democrat.
The writer has heard a number
of regrets expressed because of the
sending of the dispatch in question
to the daily papers, making the en
tire motherhood of Edgefield re
sponsible for the acts of. a few in
dividuals. Judging from the ex
pressions we have heard, had all of
Edgefield's mothers been consulted,
the overwhelming majority would
have advised against sending the
flowers to Senator Tillman; It is
\: : ' . ' . 1
not in keeprng with the. true F?dge
field spirit to strike a man who has
been vanquished. . ?
The Advertiser advocated the re
peal of the law which temporarily
deprived Mrs. Tillman of her chil
dren, because we believed it to be
an unjust law. We favored the im
mediate restoration of the children
to their mother, but we do not ap
prove of what the Orangeburg pa
per calls an "attempted insult" to
The Advertiser would have had
nothing to say concerning the mat
ter but for the wording of the dis
patch so as to make all of the Edge
field mothers parties to the ill-ad
vised act. We simply rise to ex
onerate the mothers who had noth
ing to do with sending the flowers
Senator Tillman Steadily Im
When Senator Tillman became
suddenly ill last Wednesday great
anxiety prevailed in Edgetield lest
bc! fail to rally from this second
apoplectic stroke, and as the hours
and days* have passed the latest
tidings from Washington have been
eagerly sought by all classes. The
reports of his continued improve
ment are as gratifying to the people
of our town and county as the first
intelligtnce of his serious illness
was alarming and depressing. Sena
tor Tillman is steadily regaining
the use of his right ile an 1 the
power of speech is retu ning, which
indicate that the seau of the trouble
has been reached and is responding
to the t-kill of the attending.physi
cians. Dr. Babcock, of Columbia,
Senator Tillman's personal friend
and the physician who attended him
in his similar illness of two years
ago, was summoned to Washington
Friday and remained until Monday
night, ile stated upon leaving that
Senator Tillman will be able to
come to his home at Trenton in
about a month, but advises most
emphatically against his appearance
upon the floor of the senate again
Senator Tillman possesses won
derful resisting and recuperative
powers, and they are serving him
well in this exigency. The steady
improvement and the encouraging
statements given out by his physi
cians are exceedingly gratifying to
the people of his home county, and
to his friends over the state.
Newsy Letter From Paraville
There was a Valentine party at
Mr. T. C. Mcdonald's on last Mon
day night which was very amusing.
Some fake telegrams were got
ten up in reply to some of the young
peoples' questions concerning the
love question, which was enjoyed
Rev. T. H. Garrett preached to a
very good congregation considering
the bad weather yesterday morning,
his theme was "the church, the
dwelling place of God."
There was not any B. Y! P. U.
last night on account of the inclem
ency of the weather. A few young
people went but the leader was not
there and there was no one to con
duct the meeting.
Mr. Frank Middleton, from
Clark's Hill, is in our town.
Rev. Mr. Lawson did not preach
at the Methodist church yester
Mr. B. F. Cotton, is living at Re
hoboth now since his wife died,
but visits us occasionally yet.
The farmers around here havn't
gotten a chance to do any work yet.
The soil has been too heavy to
Mr. H. H. Freeman has nearly
completed his brick store.
The Literary Society met at Mrs.
M. Wates on last Friday night.
Our school will take holiday to
morrow as it is Washington's birth
Took All His Money.
Often all a man earns goes to
doctors or for medicines, to cure a
stomach, liver or kidney trouble
that Dr. King's New Life pills
would quickly cure at slight cost.
P?e<t for dyspepsia, indigestion,,
biliousness, constipation, jaundice,,
malaria and debility, 25c at Penn
& Holstein's, W E Lynch & Co.
Nunnally's ce'ebrated candy by.
Penn?fc Holstein, '
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In Tennessee the other day a Mr.
Penny married a Miss Dollar. Look
out for small change.-Anderson
Hips Corning Back.
The dressmakers, who permit hips
to be fashionable once more next
summer, thus patronizingly admit
that .the architect of the female
form divine may know a thing or
two about lines of beauty.-Orange
burg Times and Democrat.
All Work, No Play
. According to a recent ruling of j
the Postoflice Department, the shoot
ing and hunting of game by rural
mail carriers while they are officially
employed on the service of their
router or the carrying of guns for
that purpose, is prohibited in the
future.-Fort Mill Times.
Drove Her on Track.
Five dollars worth of cow feed
can almost be carried home in a
basket these days and grass is still
afar ways off. Cow owners can
appreciate the situation of the man
who 6aid, "My cow is getting so
poor and feed is so high that I am
half tempted to drive her on the
railroad track." The pith of the
joke will appeal to railroad lawyers.
Some Kind Words.
The Edgefield Advertiser has just
had a birthday. Having been pub
lished under one name for 74 years
it claims the distinction of hoing
the oldest paper in South Carolina.
On the subscription list are the
james of three people who have re
newed their subscription time after
time for nearty sixty years. This is
an indisputable guarantee of its
worth. * Wc wish the Advertiser
many happy and prosperous returns
of the day.-Abbeville Medium.
Anderson county should not fail
to return Col. Josh Ashley to the
Legislature. His absence from thal
body would prove a distinct loss to
both the floor and the galleries, and
the name of Anderson would suffer
in the loss of advertising. That
county shftuld continue to do
herself proud. There is only one
Col. .Tosh Ashl?y, and The State is
prepared to stoutly support his pre
eminence in that title role.- The
The spectacle of a strong man
stricken down is always pathetic.
It is hard to think of Senator Till
lying helpless and speechless, all his
intensity of thought and action
stilled by physical iflictiou, and
even his worst enemy wiU accord
sympathy to the broken man. The
reports indicate that his career is
ended, for, even should he recover
temporarily from his present ex
tremity it seems impossible that he
should again engage in active
affairs. That his remaining days
may be peaceful will be the wish of
the world in which he has played a
restless part.-Charleston Post.
The following are rece??; testi
monials showing the popularity of
the Oxydonor as a curative agent:
GRIP QUICKLY CURED.
It gives me pleasure to state that
Oxydonor cured me, after two ap
plications, at night, of LaGrippe
and chronic kidney trouble. I con
sider it the most wonderful discov
ery I eyer heard of and believe it
will do ali that is claimed for it.
D. A. Johnson.
Johnston, S. C., Feb. 5, 1910.
CURED OF SPINAL NEURASTHENIA.
I know of no other discovery
wbose-value approaches Oxydonor,
'victor." I have a sure conviction,
founded on actual, personal expe
rience, that it is one of the greatest
boons within human reach, and it
seems to me the most important
step toward healing human ills in
three thousand years.
George P. Goodale,
Pres. Detroit Free Press.
TEN YEARS EXPERIENCE.
I have been using Oxydonor in
my family for ten years, and find it
all that is claimed for it.
lt. S. Arrington,
of Arrington, Bros.
SIX YEARS EXPERIENCE.
I would not be without Oxydonor
for its weigh? in gold.
E. M. Smith,
Pres. Bank of Thomasville.
SEVENTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE.
I am complete master of all kinds
of diseases, under reasonable con
ditions. Oxydonor is the greatest
earthly blessing known to man.
J. J. Threckeld,
SITTERS AND KIDNEYS.
THE BEST FOB
Is Making Good.
While in Augusta several days
ago the writer met by chance Mr.
Robert Arthur, the youngest son of
Mr. Henry G. Arthur, who is now
holding the position of soliciting
freight agent for the Southern rail
ruad. When Robert left Edgefield
he was but a knee-pants boy, so
when we met him a few days igo
we could scarcely realize that he
has now become a mm-a railroad
magnate. Like most Edgefield boys
who go out into the business world,
Robert is making good with the
Southern, having been promoted
within the pa*t year. This very
worthy young man richly deserves
Frances Willard Commemora
On account of the very inclement
weather on Monday afternoon, the
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union decided to postpone the
Frances Willard Commemorative
Meeting until Monday afternoon the
Often Tbe Kidneys Are
Weakened by Over-Work.
Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood.
Weak and unhealthy kidneys are re
sponsible for much sickness r.ndsuffering,
therefore, if kidney
trouble is permitted to
continue, serious re
sults arc; most likely
LO follow. Your other
organs may n'.ed at
tention, but your kid
neys mo? t. because
they do most and
should have attention
first. Therefore, when
your kidneys are weak or oiit of order,
you can understand how quickly your en
tire body is affected and how every organ
seems to fail to do its duty.
If you are sick or 11 feel badly," begin
taking the great kidney remedy, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root. A trial will con
vince you of its great merit.
The mild and immediate effect of
Swamp-Root, the great kidney and
bladder remedy, is soon realized. It
6tands the highest because its remarkable
health restoring properties have been
'proven in thousands of the most distress
ing cases. If you need a medicine you j
should have the best.
Sold by druggists in
fifty-cent and one-dol
lar sizes. You may
have a sample bottle
by mail free, also a
pamp'.let tellL.^ you Honnoiiwunp-Root.
how to find out if you have kidney or
bladder trouble. Mention this paper
when writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Binghamton, N. Y. Don't make any mis
take, but remember the name, Swamp
Root, and don't let a dealer sell you
something in place of Swamp-Root-if
you do you will be disappointed.
and v/ill b<
tions at (
of which v
?f?aay na?stores arc offere?
ss snbsfitnf?s for RoyaL
them is the same in corni
liveness, so wholesome a:
3 nor will make suda fin
i the only Baking Powdc
Royal Grape Cream ol T
Tidings From Red HUI.
At our W. O. W. meeting Satur
day the following resolutions, to
the memory of our deceased Sov
ereign Clarence Stone, were pre
sented by So '. Littlejohn and adopt
ed by the camp:
Whereas, it has pleased our
Heavenly Father in his infinite wis
dom to take from us our beloved
sovereign, Clarence Stone,v and
whereas in his passing away we
have lost a true friend and ? faith
ful Woodman, be it
Resolved, that we the members of
Cold Spring camp, Woodmen of the
World, extend to his family our
heartfelt sympathy and love in this
their, darkest honr, and further
Resolved, that a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the family of
the deceased and to the county pa
per for publication and that a page
be left in our minute book to his
Mr. .1. H. Bussey has been on a
visit to his daughter and grand
children in Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Graves and
little child, of Amity, Ga., are here
on a visit to friends and relatives.
Miss Lydia Holmes accompanied
by Miss Carrie Elliott, another one
of the S. C. C. I. students, spent
Saturday and Sunday at home. We
?re always glad to have the "C.
L's" among us, as we feel that they
will ba an inspiration to other
young people of our community.
Among the many things some
of our busy farmers have been doing
is well boring. Mr. Smith from near
Johnston has been in this section
for some time with his well boring
apparatus with which good work
has been done.
The weather being so inclement
sunday, we had no services at the
church and this reminds us of the
crying need of the church being
heated. We indeed have a church
building of which we are proud and
.j ustly so, but with resent condi
tions we should not be satisfied. In
a thickly settled community like
this a congregation could have and
would have easily gathered for
preaching and B. Y. P. U. service
on Sunday if it were knowm that the
building would be comfortable. A
furnace can be installed at a very
reasonable cost, and numbers have
expressed a willingness to bear more
than their proportionate share of
the cost, so let's be up and doing.
Begin now to prepare to have an
up-to-date furnace in working order
by the first cold snap next fall.
X. Y. Z.
j?.KING'S NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Stop That Cough.
st received one solid
I alert buying this ii
icured at former \o\
3 sold with one or tw
)ur usual low figi
nt in the face of 14<
ra are justly proud,
's contents embrace
: necessary to a
from seamless ho
idwear. Now open
^cordial invitation t
re salesforce welcon
RNER STORE w
Our Shameful Treatment of
We have depended too much on
our genial climate in the matter of
stock raising. Because live stock
will maintain themselves under our
conditions with less care and feed
than in the colder climate of the
north, it does not follow that it is
most profitable to reduc* the feed
and care io the minimum which has
too often been our practice. For in
stance, while we do not need the ex
pensive and tightly built barns nec
essary in some places,it does not fol
low that it is not profitable to pro
tect young animals, dairy and breed
ing stock from wind and water dur
ing the winter. The only shelter
needed is one that wilL break the
force of the wind and keep the live
stock dry. We need give no con
sideration to temperatures.. Any
stable, shelter, or barn which pro
tects from rain and ' wind., affording
a clean, dry place for lying, gives
ample protection, but this much is
needed to obtain good results, here
as well as elsewhere.-Baleigh (N^
C.) Progressive Farmer.
President 'Helps Orphans.
Hundreds of orphans have been
helped by the president of the in
dustrial-and orphan's home at Ma
con, Ga., who writes: We have
used Electric Bitters in this insti
tution for nine years. It has proved,
a most excellent medicine for stom
ach, li\er and kidney troubles; We
regard it as one of the best family'
medicines on earth. It invigorates
all vital organs, purifies the blood,
aids digestion creates appetite. To
strengthen and build up c pale, thin,
weak children or r?n'down^people
it has no equal. Best, for female
complaints; Only 50c at Penn &
Holstein^, W E L.ynoh.<S: Co.:
We invite the early spring shop
pers to call and . let us show them
our new arrivals in madras, lan ns,
dimities, linen lawn, linen suitings,'
gingham, cambric,' silks, panamas,
mohairs and many other things too
numerous to mention. We can not
give you any idea' of what these
goods really are through the news
papers, so invite you to call. They
were bought early and are priced
0. W. Peak. /
Look up the business localsjof
Mr. B. Timmon8 this week. Th"\v
will jrcve to he a valuable guic? vo
the sh(prcis. j