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J. L. MIMS,.Editor
ONE YEAR . $1.50
SIX MONTHS .75
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1911.
It is not wealth, nor ancestry, but
honorable conduct and a noble dispo
sition that make men great.-ORID.
The subscription contes* is succeed
ing far beyond our expectation. We
are--now issuing over 1,300 papers,
with additional new subscribers being
enrolled daily. We hope to reach 3,500.
? The winding np commission has been
woun ? up by a peremptory order from
Gov. Blease. The people will say of |
the gentlemen who composed this com
mission: "Well done thou good and
Shame on Nevada for making it still
easier for the marriage bond to, be an
nulled in that state! Under
the new law, as stated by a recent dis
patch, a residence of six months in the
state is the o/ly requirement in divorce
actions. As otaer states grow more
lax, let publ ic sentiment grow stronger j
for the protection of the hom ?s of [
More Difficult S?ll.
The very best factor in the prohibi
tion, fight is tobe found in the determi
nation of all Tiodern business men and
corporations not to employ a man who
drinks, gambles or is guilty of immoral
conduct if it is known.-Florence
The young man whose breath -;s be
fouled with whiskey and whose fingers
are stained with cigarettes finds it more
difficult than ever before to obtain a
position, and the indications are that it
will become more and more difficult.
The Farmers Pay lt.
The Clemson tag tax is now about
to reach $300,000, more money than
Clemson needs ai.d a cause of infinite
squabbling in the state. Why should
"not that tax be reduced a little. We
haye put so many restrictions and bur
dens^o^Jhe fertilizer people that we
are ashamed to look them in the face
and the least -that we can do is to let
them off with a few cents on that tag
Figure as you may, we believe that
the farmers-not the fertilizer manu
facturers-pay this enormous sum, and
for that reason the children of farmers
who attend the public schools should
receive a large portion of the $300,000.
Give Clemson what it actually needs
and kt the remainder be given to
lengthen the terms of rural schools.
Give the Boy a Chance.
Names are not coming in as fast as
they should for the boys corn club.
Fathers, do not expect your boys to
remain on the farm unless you make
the farm attractive to them. There is
no more effective way to accomplish
this end .than to let him feel a personal
interest in the farm. The fact that
he,.can think of and refer to an acre of
fine corn P? "mine" will cause him to
take more kindly to the farm and farm
Hf-. As we have suggested before, set |
apart a choice acre for him and en
courage him to do his best.
Give the boy a chance to do his
Give the boy a chance to do some
thing for himself on the-farm, and then
$25 or $30 per month as clerk in
store, or some other similar town job,
will not look so large to him.
^ Annual Press Outing. .
The annual meeting of the South
Carolina press association will be held
in Columbia the latter part of May.
An interesting program has been ar
ranged, the leading feature being the
address of Gov. Woodrow Wilson.
President August Kohn has arranged
a trip to New York by water as the
annual outing. Last year the newspa
per men spent a week in the mountains
of North Carolina, Tennessee and Vir
ginia. Immediately afW the adjourn
ment of the business session in Colum
bia the scribes will leave for Charles
ton where they will board one of the
Clyde line steamers for New York. A
special rate has been made for the
passage and? for the stay at one of the
leading hotels in New York. Doubt
less attractive side trips will be ar- j
ranged from New York.
Thefte annual trips with congenial
friends are oases to which the newspa
per workers look forward with keenest
An Imperative Need.
Since talking with Mr. J. W. Dorn,
the custodian of the prisoners, we are
more convitiCod than ever that the
need for changes and repairs on the
county jail is imperative. As at pres
ent arranged the only stairway leading
to the upper stories is from a corner in
the kitchen, that po"tion of the build
ing where the fire risk is greatest.
At night aH prisoners are locked in
the cells of the third floor for safe
keeping. In order to reach these cells
from the first floor, keys must be turn- j
ed in five heavy locks before the doors
can be opened. It can then be easily
seen that were fire to break' out in the
building at or near the stairway, it
would be practically -impossible to pre
en!; a cremation of the prisoners on
the third floor. The roasting of men
and women alive-it matters not what
their color is-is horrible to contem
plate. The wonder is that this condi
tion or arrangement of the jail has
been allowed to remain unchanged so
The fact that the stairway leading
from the second to the third floor is
immediately above that leading from
the first floor greatly increases the
danger. If flames were to gain con
siderable headway before being detec
ted the/ would ascend almost directly
to the third floor, shutting out all es
scape for the prisoners above. It must
be borne in mind that the windows of
the second and third stories are heavi
ly barred which would make impossible
the removal of the prisoners with
ladders from the outside.
We trust that the board of county
commissioners will take this important
matter under consideration at th=ir
next meeting, carrying out the very
excellent recommendations of the spe
cial committee of the grand jury.
Let Correct Estimate Be Made.
The question of electric lights for
Edgefi2ld is again being agitated. The
town needs better lights and we believe
a majority of the people will favor in
stalling a plant if it can be done for a
reasonable sum. In considering the
matter, the first question to arise in
the mind of the thoughtful business
man is, What amount of money will
be needed to install a plant of sufficient
capacity to light the entire town?
It has been suggested that the nec
essary money for installing electric
lights be raised by issuing bonds. Being
neavily and unjustly burdened with
railroad bonds, Edgefield people look
somewhat askance at all bonds, yet if
the town should decide to install a
plant as a public utility the issuing of
bonds is the most equitable way of rais
ing the money. But before the matter
of voting on bonds is submitted to the
people the council should engage a
competent and trustworthy engineer
to survey the town and make an accu
rate estimate of the cost of installing
and operating a plant of adequate ca
p?city. Until this is done both the
council and the people are entirely in
the dark. So far as our information
goes, there is no one in Edgefield who
can make such an estimate with any
degree of accuracy.
A small plant that can only generate
electricity to light a portion of the
town wou'd not meet the approval of a
sufficient number of people to assure
the success of the undertaking.1 If the
town is to be bonded, all of the 'tax
payers, including those residing on the
Outskirts, should be supplied with lights.
It would be manifestly unjust to tax
E. J. Norris, J. Wm. Thurmond or Rev;
P. P. Blalock and then install a plant
of insufficient capacity to supply these
taxpayers with lights. ,
In order that the people may consid
er and act intelligently upon this mat
ter, we repeat the suggestion that a
competent engineer be engaged to make
a correct estimate as to the cost of a
plantof adequate capacity to supply
lights for the entire town.
Trenton Farmers Vie With Each
Other Over Their "Pet"
Up to this date the farmers of
our community have done the most
thorough work we have even seen.
Corn has been planted and so far as
we have been informed they are
preparing to cultivate it on the in
tensive rather than on the extensive
system. The prize acre of last year,
to a great degree, was the school in
which the farmer learned this. The
grain crop bids fair to make a good
yield though it has suffered some
from the drought. We notice some
good wheat which means that some
body is going tc live at home next
year. Some of our farmers are vicing
with their neighbors in their prize
acres of corn. You will hear about
these in the future.
We were very sorry to hear that
Mr. S. T. Hughes lost his barn on
the Padgett placo at an early hour
on Sunday morning. The loss came
heavily on Mr. Hughes as all of his
corn, fodder, hay and farming im
plements were in this building. It
is not known how the fire; originat
Returns from shipments of as
paragus bring good news to the
growers. Senator Tillman recieved
$9.97 for one crate of twelve bunch
Mrs. Lawrence Shealey and chil
dren of Valdosta, Ga., are visiting
at the home of Mrs. Shealey's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Swearin
Miss Janette Campbell, who has
heen the attractive guest of Mrs. W.
M. Leppard has returned to her
home at Cheraw.
Mrs. Lila Kinnie of Aiken was
the guest of Miss Ida Ryan fora
few days last week.
Hy virtue of an order of W. W.
Williams Ref., .and the power in
vested in me as trustee of the bank
rupt estate of J. Rubenslein, I will
offer for sale at public auction at
Edgefield, S. C., on the 6th day of
April 1911 at 12 a. m., all of the
merchandise stock of goods fixtures
etc., of said bankrupt, the same to
be sold in bulk. Terms of sale cash.
E. J. Norris.
NOTICE TO STOCK RAISERS.
My (lark roan stallion will make
the season at my home on the Stroth
er place four miles north of Edge
field. For general farm purposes
(here is no better stock.
Edgefiejd, S. C.
(Continued from page 1.)
do, and no help in doing it; conse
quently the heart is weakened by
it.. A physician knows when cer
tain forms of heart disease are caus
ed by tobacco, and naturally he ad
vises the patient to give it up. It
hardly seems worth while to risk
losing one's health for the sake of
Tobacco, by its effect upon the
linings of the nose, mouth, throat,
and lungs, causes great discomfort,
at times, not alone to the one who
is using it, but to those who are
obliged to breathe the smoke of to
bacco. It dries the throat so that
the voice becomes husky, it pro
duces coughing and it is quite im
possible to sing in an atmosphere
which contains tobacco smoke. The
habit of swallowing tobacco-smoke
is injurious because it iritates. the
delicate lining of the bronchial
Tobacco injures the entire nerv
ous system. "Tobacco is never
necessary; it is always hurtful to
boys and young men, to weak peo
ple and those disposed to consump
tion. The use of tobacco in the
United States Naval and Military
Academies is forbidden on the
ground that it is attended with se
rious damage to health. The nerves
are weakened by it, and the hand
in particular lack steadiness on that
account. A teacher of drawing, of |
fourteen years' experience, has said
that he can always tell from the |
character of the lines in the draw
ing whether or not the pupils use j
The supreme importance of the
brain is at once recognized when we
consider ils location with reference
to the other parts of the body and
its protection. It is incased in a |
bony box-the skull, and is compos
ed of nerve cells and nerve fiber.
Everywhere present in the brain are
the tiny blood vessels. And it is
connected with every part of the
body by numberless nerves. We
find that the brain 1 has charge of
our thinking willing, loving, feel
ing, remembering, etc.
The weight of a man's brains is
about ?o ounces, although many
eminent men, like Webster, had
much heavier brain than the ordina
ry man. Through the nerves the
brain receives all its sensations and
it is the controlling power of the
body. It has three divisions: The
cerebum, or larger brain, the cere
bellum or lesser brain and the me
dulla oblongata, or narrow brain.
The brain is the royal part of the
body. There can be no great per
son without a clear and active
Healthy young people, should be
happy. Weakness and worry have
small part in their lives unless some
of the needless weakness and wor
ries are invited in.
One of the wholly needless causes
for weakness and worries is the
cigarette habit. There is not the
slightest excuse for beginning such
a health-miming, foliar-stealing hab
it. It is just as sensible to cut off
your own fingers as tobeginsmoking
cigarettes. Be wise! step up the
pledge ladder, get aboard the anti
cigarette schooner and escape the
needless but decidedly black clouds.
Cigarettes injures the heart. Any
thing that injures the heart injures
the whole body.
The cigarette Captain says: "fol
low me; let me lead you!" I will!
take every noble purpose out of your |
life;" "I will pour the very life
blood out of your veins and arte-)
ries. I will rob your boyish cheek
of its bloom, your eye of its bright
ness and your form of its erectness.
I will hold your brain in an iron
grip and prevent your mind from
developing. I will prove to you
my power to make invalids, crimi
nals and fools. I will open the door |
of the saloon and lead you from
there to the work nouse, the reform
atory, the penitentiary and perhaps
to the gallows.
Nearly all the leading business]
men of the country have forbidden
the employment of boys and young I
men who smoke cigarettes. This is
because they know that the victims |
of cigarettes cannot bc trusted.
The laws of nearly every state in
the union forbid the sale of tobacco
to boys. And the laws of Colorado
^ven forbid people to give boys to
bacco, so that boys who use ciga
rettes are not only disobedient to
their parents, but they are disobe
dient to the laws of their state. Pa
triotism is, after all, duty u> one's
school, and one's city. And no
boy does his duty either to himself,
his home, his school, his city his
flag or country who will indulge in
the vile habit of smoking cigarettes.
No pure-minded, honest, manly,
brave, gentle boy will smoke ciga
When boys do things they should
not do, other boys will say, "cut it
out," now, this is not a bad thing
to say. Boy? if you has" an apple,
and it had a^rotten spot in it, what |
is the first thing you would do?
you would cut it out. But then re
member the scar is there, and it is
not a perfect apple. And so I will
say to all boys: Do not get the rot
ten in your lives, as you surely will
if you smoke cigarettes; but if you
have been so unfortunate, then I
say to you, "cut it out." The scar
will heal, after all, ii you will only
be strong enough to cut it out now,
but it is better not to start the roc
No boy can be a fine athlete, foot-j
ball, baseball or basket ball player,
runner, jumper, or gymnast, who
weakens his heart and poisons Ins j
blood by cigarette smoking. Smok
ing injures the nerves, softens the
muscle and weakens the stomach,
fright boys tura to dunces, and
straightforward, honest boys into
miserable cowards by smoking cig
arettes. Tobacco and scholarship
are not friends. They cannot go
together. Boys must let cigarettes
alone or go without an education.
The use of cigarettes impairs the
faculties of the pupil and sooner or
later will ruin him. There is more
poison in a box of cigars than in
the bite of a r tttlesnake. '
(Continued from page 1.)
tensely from a fall. Mrs. Crawford
is an aged lady, and fears are enter
tained as* to her recovery.
Wiley Crawford is cutting capers,
we are told. Jt is said, he crossed
the river 3 times Sunday- and did
not know at the close of the esca
pade which side he was on. It is a
fine girl however, and Wiley is at
home clothed and in his right mind,
singing "by baby by by."
We welcome as a colleague and
co-laborer oar gifted young friend,
''Sun Flower," as one of the Parks
ville correspondents to your excel
lent journal. As her norn de plume
implies, she is bright like the sun,
and her womanly character sheds a
fragrance like a flower. Her articles
will always be bright, newsy and
'concise, making her a valuable con
Mrs. Maud Bussey and her son,
Homer of Modoc, visited Parks
ville Sunday afternoon. Homer has
been in the U. S. army for several
year, and his many friends welcome
his return home.
Mr. Cleveland Stone, wife and
little babe have moved into the cot
tage vacated by Mr. W. P. Parks.
I know that grand ma will miss "lit
tle Julian since they have moved
out. . More Anon.
En Route to Red Hill.
On Sunday afternoon two travel
ers left Edgefield en route for Red
Hill. The splendid roads,so red that
they could be seen sometimes a half
mile ahead as they wound in and
out among the hills, made the
journey delightful for the travelers
and easy on the horse. With such
attractive facilities for going from
one .?lace to another, there can be
said to be no more lonety country
roads, and no more isolation from
civilization. There were evidences
of life and activity even, through it
was Sunday at every turn of the
road and hardly a spot of available
soil that had not been^ ^disturbed by
Another encouraging sight was
the number of new buildings, the
commodious new store of Gordon
and Jones at Antioch, i esidences,
tenant houses, barns and various
dwellings which could be seen
along the way, and all of it done
within the past few months, and to
put a|?imax upou?t^r-Il the trreat
piles^rlumb?f lying near the splen
did church at Red Hill for the
Red Hill itself is like a little vil
lage with new and freshly painted
homes on every side. One . leaves
this cheerful spot with pleasant
memories. The beBt of it is the
people. One of the residents who
has not always lived at Red Hill
said, "I have the best neighbors in
the world, and could never be satis
fied to live anywhere else." Rev. J.
T. Littlejohn who has been such
a power for good in this communi
ty,, preached at the morning ser
vice and the big church at Red Hill,
was filled with people.
As the travelers drove up to the
parsonage at 2:30 o'clock they
heard the rattling of dishes and
pleasant talking, and such an odor
of hot coffee and inviting edibles
that although they had already par
taken of the midday meal, they en
tered the dining room and had a
second and a better dinner than was
In the parsonage they found Mr.
Littlejohn just preparing to make
his monthly 3rd Sunday afternoon
tour to Colliers, and a pleasant sur
prise was the meeting of the broth
er and mother of Mrs. Littlejohn,
Mrs. Lanford and Mr. Lanford of
Lanford's station, near Laurens.
A temperance meeting at the
church was well attended, and the
singing was very inspiring. Mrs. 1
Maggie McDaniel was at the organ
and the choir made up of young
men and young women. Misses
Louise Lyon, Eileen Ouzts and Leila
McCreary were present and gave
an Edgefield flavor to the congrega
It was a great pleasure to see
Mrs. Wallace Prescott again, and
find that she is making her value
felt at Red Hill as she did at Edge
field. The object of the meeting was
to put renewed life into the organi
zation of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union of which Mrs.
W. E. Prescott is the president.
W. E. Lynch <fc Co., has decided
to give a beautiful chafing dish to
the contestant sending in the lar
gest number of subscriptions to The
Advertiser from March 22nd to
April 1st. Call at his store and see
it and also remember when there
that he has cool and refreshing
drinks at his fountain, all standard
flavors made from pure food prod
ucts. He also has a splendid line of
confectionaries, making a specialty
of Huylers celebrated candies.
Double votes will be allowed on all
subscriptions sent in from March
22nd .to April 1st.
CLARK'S HILL NEWS
(Continued from page 1.)
ant sequel to their visit, as they
were driving home. Near the sta
tion a freight train came up be hind
them, frightening the mule which
dashed off into a field, throwing
out Mrs. Markeri and the baby.
Mrs. Markert struck on her head
but was not seriously hurt, the baby
escaping all injury. Miss Lathan
had gotten out to hold the mule,
just as a little precaution for they
regarded the mule as being perfectly
safe, the only reason they drove her
into this land of trains. Moral:
Never pin your faith to the long
Mrs. G. A. Adams and her niece
Miss Weinona Mathis were in our
midst last week. The latter men
tioned working hard in the interest
of The Advertiser, striving for the
piano. We wish her all success.
The beautiful spring weather still
continues, and the farmers are cer
tainly taking advantage of. it, one
progressive land tiller having corn
with blades on it-"hog and homi
ny" for him next fall.
Miss Annie Mae McKie, who has
been teaching school ih Lancaster
county for some months, has re
turned home to spend some time
with home folks. .
Plant the Irish Cobbler Potato
They are yery early and prolific
Here is what The Advertiser said in
its issue of April 21st, 1909:
'"Thc Irish Cobbler is by several
weeks the earliest potato ever plant
ed in this section. Mr. J. D. Hol
stein is exhibiting several new crop
pqt.atoes of this variety at his store
that are larger than a Plymouth
Rock egg. They are the finest we
have ever seen at this season."
Price is lower this season-only
4'0c per peck. Penn & Holstein.
W. O. W. Meeting at K P Hall.
Next Monday night, March 27th,
beginning at 7 o'clock sharp. 30
new members to receive the degrees.
Neighboring Camps are invited to
the slaughter of the innocents.
R. A. Marsh, C, C.
E. J. Norris, Cl'k.
New arrivals ju
We have our full lin
goods in and some veri
prices in new goods,
Standard piints at
36-in, wide madras
36-in. wide check divi
Apron ginghams at
Cold crash, nice vari
7 c at
Wash goods in great v
Our millinery in full
an experienced mi
See children's rom
nice selection at
Agent for American
We are showing the large:
clothing, shoes, hats and
that we have ever bought,*
spring suit? Now is the }im
have a wide range of styles 1
from. Our gairaents are
dependable and very reason
buy from only the best mani
Very large stock of men's
New Spring goods
I'desire to notify my
friends that I have receiv
ed a nice lot of spring dry
goods and notions, with
others yet to arrive. I
mark my goods very rea
sonable and can save you
money. Come in to see
my new goods.
Edgefield, S. C.
The Hart Store
"ASK OUR CUSTOMERS
HO FOR THAI EASTER SUIT
ALINE of spring hats, Clothing and furnishings
that are Snappy, Cleancut and Rightly-Priced.
Everything that children wear in our Juveviie
Our Ladies Ready-to-wear Department is rilled
with suits, Shirt-waists, Odd Skirts and Neckwear
for Spring. '
A broad guarantee of satisfaction -first to last.
Make our store your Headquarters in Augusta.
THE J. WILLIE LEVY COMPANY
tstinxind ready for your inspection
,e of spring
ipers in a
The new pattern in cold lawn,
dimities and muslin for 1911
with side bands.
Buster Brown hose in ladies'
men's and children's, 4 pairs
and guarantee them for four
months without a hole in them.
Largest assortment of laces and
embroideries to select from in
3 nice styles in ladie / white skirts
for ' $1.00 each
Black vail skirts from $6 to $10
Black and navy weight skirts $4
to > $10
Mendel Bros. tailored shirt waists
Our shoe department ready
with all the new spring oxfords
and slippers for your Easter outfit .
Yours to serve,
Spring Stock Now
st stock of spring
Don't you need a
e to buy while you
ind sizes jto select
able in price. We
if ac tarers.
shoes and oxfords-made by Cross?tt of Boston, *nd
Sclz-Schawb & Co., of Chicago. All leathers
in latest style lasts. We stand behind every
pair. Our spring hats are new and nobby. Come
in to see them. Large stock of underwear,
hosier^ and neckwear. We can please y ou in
DORN & MIMS