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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1913.
Suppose a man would advertise to
F take photographs of the heart; would
he get many customers?-MOODY.
Thc house knocked that Todd model
into a cocked hat-just what it should
The governor will have to make some |
provision for his friend Stothart if the
legislature gives Charleston a high
Attorney General Peeples will never
ke governor unless his election is some
what a political accident, justas it was
The way to have a good agricultural
fair is to begin early. The dates for
tte state fair of Georgia have already
President Woodrow Wilson's troubles
?ave already begun. The mili
tant suffragettes have asked for an
Dr. S. C. Mitchell has a stronger
llold upon the right-thinking people
sjnce that investigation than he has
bad at any time since coming to South
In striking at the South Carolina
University through its president, Gov
ernor Blease may temporarily injure the
.university but he can not injure Dr.
When Col. Roosevelt was inaugura
ted ia 1905 fine weather prevailed and
Hr. Taft was inducted into office in
1909 during a blizzard. Now let's
SBe what the year *13 will do for Mr.
TheWestPoint cadet who married re
cently has been expelled. The West Point
??t.'orities evidently agree with Shakes
peare-who said, "A young man mar
ked is a man that's marred."
Notwithstanding the fact that there
?3 a reckless mariner at the helm,
wjth a Nicholson in the senate and a
Nicholson in the house the old Ship
ctf State Can weather many a gale.
The Hon. Josh Ashley "out-herods
H#rod" in attempting to pass a law
(hat would virtually legalize murder.
The sooner the dny for adjournment ar- j
rives the better.
Up, up, up. go the tax levies, state,
Co.mty and town. The heavier the
burden, the greater thr' number of tax
podgers. The temptation is almost ir
resistable t-> thos1? of elastic con
The people of Charleston are so ac
(?ustomed to b tting on races that some
Will probably bet on the congressional
race which is now on. There are six
intrants and oil of them are veteran
Thfi great international exposition
tjiat is to be held in San Francisco in
1 13. celebrating the opening of the
Panama canal, will surpass anything of
(i e kind ever before held. The state
Of New York bus appropriated $700,000
^ith which to provide a state exhibit.
Ii appears taat the time has come
When Soul^i Carolina will have practi
cally a continuous political campaign.
Governor Blease has already announc
<?d that ha will h.-. a candidate for thc
United States senate and Attorney
general Peeples has stated that he will
be in the race for governor next year.
Some people .seem to think that blind
tigers can not be found except in pro
hibition territory. A walking blind
ti.'^er was convicted in Columbia a few :
dav s ago and wa: : sentenced to serve ?
80 days ci tbs chaingang. Notwith
standing thc Caci that there are near- !
ly a dozen whiskey ar?.i beer dispensa
ries in Columbia, the blind tiger plies :
fa :.rj.? t.
Do Not Be Deceived.
When the dispensary profits of Ai
ken are parad 3d before you for the
purpose of prejudicing you against pro
hibition do not be deceived. Any state
ment to the effect that the Aiken peo
ple are making money out of their dis
pensaries is a deception and a fraud.
The fact is, the more money chey
seem to make the more impoverished
the Aiken people become. Although
apparently contradictory, this state
ment is unquestionably true. Where
do the so-called profits come from?
Out of the Aiken people themselves,
and chiefly out of the pockets of the
wage-earners. Is taking money out of
one pocket and putting it in another
increasing the wealth of the people?
What is worse still, in order to get one
dollar of profit they have to send two
or three dollars away to the northern
or western distillers never to return
again. Hence the more they seem to
pile up as profits, indicate? that they
are sending larger and larger sums
Then there is the demoralization that
must not be overlooked. ? The Aiken
dispensaries can only increase their so
called profits by increasing the amount
of whiskey that is drunk. In propor
tion as the sales increase demoraliza
tion and crime increase. A man is less
fit for business when he drinks 50 or
100 quarts in a year than when he
drinks only one. The earning capaci
ty of the people of the county is re
duced more when they consume 10,000
gallons than when they consume 1,000
gallons. Therefore, it is a misfortune
to Aiken that she is piling up the so
called profits. Would it not be better
to advertise to the world that the dis
pensaries had to close for lack of
patronage than to exploit the fact that
money is being made hand-over-fist by
Speaking of crime in connection with
the dispensary, Aiken stands self-con
victed. Her frequent tragedies and
court records speak loudly against the
dispensary. Governor Blease has just
ordered an extra term of the criminal
court for Aiken in order to relieve the
congested docket. Contrast Edge
field's criminal record and court rec
ords with that of her sister county.
While our jail has only one prisoner,
and has not had more than two since
Christmas, Aiken's has had more than
a dozen. While it requires generally
not more than from one to three days
to dispose of Edgefield's criminal busi
""?ss, it requires sometimes two weeks
or more in Aiken.
Notwithstanding the fact that there
are a few blind tigers here and there
in this county (they are also found in
dispensary counties), our people are
growing in sobriety and as a law-abid
ing people. Let the thoughtful, ob
serving man contrast in mind condi
tions in Edgefield with what they were
ten years ago. Is not such a desirable
transformation worth ten-fold more
than the so-called profits? Is it not
worth millions of dollars to know that
our people, particularly the boys and
young men, are becoming more and
more a sober people as the years paris?
Let other counties do as they please,
but as for Edgefield county we believe
our people have put their foot on
liquor once for all time.
South Carolinians glory in the fact
that, this state stands alone in the
matter of refusing to grant divorces.
None are granted because our people
believe divorces, while accomplish
ing good in some instances, are de
stroyers of home and happiness. In
like manner, let Edgefield stand alone
if needs be in the matter of keeping
News From Rose Cottage.
Cold Spring, Feb. 17.-There
w as a large congr?gation t at Red
Hill yesterday for preaching, The
pastor's subject was Sowing and
reaping," Gal. 7, 7. The pastor
treated the subject under the follow
ing heads: I. There is always a
sowing: J. There is always a har
vest; 3. Always thc same kind of
reaping as sowing: 4. There is
always the same proportion to the
There was also a good congrega
tion at Colliers in the afternoon.
We ?ire surry to report thal our
friend Jack Harlin;: has been sick
for some time. Wc hope and pray
for his speedy recovery.
Mr. Ernest Quarles went to At
lanta today Lo buy a pair ol' horses.
Mr. Holmes Wood and Mies Mat
tie Kubanks were married at Hose
Cottage last week. We extend con
Miss Annie Quarles is visiting
her brother, Mr. Levi (?naries, this
Messrs. Dave (?liarles, II. H.
Smith, Ed Holmes, and Dr. Pres
cott went lo Augusta this morning.
Thc cemetery here is being en
closed with a handsome wire fence.
A Cemetery association bas been or
Mr, Charlie McDaniel is having
a large bill of lumber cul and his
friends are laking notice.
Mr. T. C. .Mathis after spending
sou;''months in Augusta, isa- home
again to the delight of his many
Mr. Tom Wood has had a large
barn built. He will soon re-model
.Mr. Mei Mrs. Walter Hohnes j
spent yesterday at Rose Cottage. I
i lose Cottage. '
! What Others Say !
Uninjured by Traducers.
The charges of indirect dealing
against Dr. S. C. Mitchell peted like a
boomerang. The ones wh? made the
charge were more injured than Dr.
Mitchell. -Spartanburg Journal.
Does This Apply to You?
Any dirty dog can bring a filthy
bone and lay it down at your feet. You
are not obliged to pick it up and han
dle it as though it was u sweet thing.
The application is to vicious retailers
of gossip.-Spartanburg Journal.
Must Maintain Reasonable Kates.
The Johnson bil! in congress to pro
hibit Washington hotels, boarding
houses and restaurants from raising
their prices for the inauguration ana
extending the same restrictions to
cabs and taxicabs, with penalty of a
fine of $100 for each violation, is a
good measure. The inauguration is
not for the entertainment of the rich.
"General" Jones Criticised.
General Rosalie Jones has not yet
told us who is performing that most
sacred of duties, preserving home,
while she is foolishly gallivanting about
the country- on suffragette hikes. If
she thinks her cause is a just one, she
is right in working for it, but she is
settirg a bad example to abandon
everything and waste time walking
from place to place. -Greenville News.
I Smile Provokers |
Nell-Jack told me last night he
had given me his heart.
Belle-Well, it's damaged goods.
He told me last week I bad broken
Indignant wife-"I wonder what
you would have done if you had
lived when men were first compelled
to earn their bread by the sweat of
Indolent husband-"I should
have started a little notion store and
sold handkerchiefs."- Chicago Trib
''Are you hungry, little girl?"
said Oliver Wendell Holmes to one
whom he saw looking with longiug
eyes at ti e good things before.
"Yes, sir," was the reply.
"Then why don't you take a
"Because I haven't any fork."
"Fingers were made before forks,"
said the doctor smiling.
The little girl looked, then saidti?
"Not my fingers."-The Strand^
A little boy, seeing a gentleman
in the street, placed himself in a
convenient place to speak with him;
when the gentleman came up the
boy pulled off bis hat, held it out to
the gentleman, and begged for a
"Money!" said the gentleman,
"you had better ask for manners
"I asked," said the boy, "for
what I thought vou had the most
Letter From Red Hill School.
We did not have schor l last week
on account of the illness of our
teacher Prof. A. J. Ashil!. We are
glad to report that he is able to re
sume his duties at school again.
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper McDaniel
gave a valentine and pound party
on the 14. There was a large crowd
there. And all had a linc time.
Misses Kssio Bussey and Maggie
Deal were among the visitors to our
community Saturday and Sunday
last. Miss Essie ts teaching the
Whit? Town school. Her many
friends always welcome her when
sb" corneu home.
Miss Annie Quarles of your town
is visiting friends and relatives of
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. (?naries, arc
visiting .Mrs. Quarles' parents Mr.
and Mrs. W. T. Brown of Parks
Mr. Willie Brown visited his
sister Saturday and Sunday last.
Mr. Jim Talbert made a Hying
trip to Red Hill Sunday.
Mr. Tom .Mathis has returned
home after working a few months
Mr. .lohn Heese of M od oe visited
his sister .Mrs. .1. W. McDaniel last
.Mr. Tom Williams made a Hying
trip to Hod Hill Sunday.
Miss Lula (?naries spent last
week at home.
Willi best wishes to you and
your many readers.
Two School Girls.
Cold Spring, S. C.
This isa prescription prepared espe
cially tor Chills andFuver. Five or j
six. dioses will break any case of Chills I
and Fever, rino if taken then as a tonic!
tile Fever will cot return, lt acts on I
lue liver better than Calomel und does I
not gripe or sicken. 35c.
Statement of the condition of
The Bank of Plum Branch
located at Plum Branch, S. C.. at the
close of business Feb. 4, 1913.
Loans and Discounts $11,744:83
Furniture and Fixtures 2,345.03
Due from Banks and Bankers 4,909.33
Silver and other Minor Coin 613.72
Other Resources 325.02
Capital Stock Paid up $10,000.00
Due to Banks and Bankers K 40.22
Individual Deposits Subject to
Demand Certificates of Deposit 525.70
Cashier's Checks 184.50
Bills Payable, including Certifi
cates for Money Borrowed 5,000.00
State of South Carolina, I
County of Edgefield [
Before me camsjno. K. Faulkner Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, being
duly sworn, says that the above and fore
going statement is a true condition of\
said bank, as shown by the books of said
JNO. K. FAULKNER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
12th day of Feb. 1913.
J. W. MILLER, Not. Pub.
J. L. Bracknell, )
J. W. Bracknell, . Directors.
J. W. Miller, )
S. C. C. I. News.
The Y. M. C. A. was led by G.
H. ?urress who read the 70th
Psalm. A very enjoyable selection
of music wa? rendered by the Y.
W. C. A. chorus. Capt. Taylor then
made a few remarks in which he
stated that he had been unfortunate
in securing a speaker but that he
boped we would have one next Sun
day night. Ajsong and prayer closed
Dr, J. D, Chapman connected
with the Greenville Female College
conducted chapel devotionals for us
last week. His talk on "Creels"
was attentively listened to by the j
students and greatly enjoyed by all.
We hope Dr. Chapman will again
pay us a visit.
Dr. M. D. Jeffries spoke on "At
titude" to us last week.
Rev. T. H. Posey of Wards, con
ducted chapel exercises for us Sat
Col. Bailey has been away from
e college for a week. We under
?d that he has been in Georgia
The Pierian Literary Society had
another good meeting Monday af
ternoon. The extemporaneous speak
er spoke on a very vital sub
ject, "Human nature, my favor
ite study and why I like it. " The
fieb3te, "Resolved that Robert E.
Lee is the greatest American gener
al," was fully discussed. The decis
ion resulted in favor of the affirma
tive. The senior critic announced
that this had been one of the best
meetings held and he prophesized
better days for the Pierian Literary
The following boys have been on
a furlough but have returned and
are now hard at work again. 1). ii.
Woodward, Julian Williams, Harry
Strom, E. Kearse. Milton Meyers is
still at home.
Capt. Taylor organized two base
ball teams on Monday and they
played a match which resulted in a
score of <> to 20. The hoys played
exceedingly wei!, several home runs
Tbs Y. W. C. A. again had a
song servic e Sunday night. Miss j
Faith Snuggs entertained t hc asso
ciation by reciting the Ten Com
mandments in Chinese and Miss .Ia-j
nie Keel followed by ;i reading.
Monday afternoon saw the mem
bers of the Pierian Literary Society
in their places answering their
names with quotations from Shakes
peare. The debate, resolved that;
"Franklin did "?nore for his country
than Washington" was beautifully
and thoughtfully discussed. The
judges decided in favor of the negi
tive. Miss Jean McLucas rendered
a beautiful piano sob? which was
excellent in taste and enjoyed by all.
ll. II. S.
Death of Mr. Geary.
Early Tuesday morning Mr. M.
J. Geary died at the home of his
brother-in-law in the MoKendree
section. The interment will take
place in the MoKendree cemetery
to-day. Mr. Geary was a native of
the str.te of Maryland and came to
this county soon after the Civil
war. Before and during the wat
he server1 s a government pilot on
the Chesapeake Bay. He was high
ly esteemed among the people who
new him best. Mr. Geary was al
member of the Catholic church. He
luaves ii" relatives in this county i
ur stale. Iiis-.vile, who before lier j
marriage was a Miss horn, died on :
the 3t!i of January.
Entertained in Honor of Miss
Last evening Mrs. Marnie Till
man entertained a larpe number of
young people in honor of .her guest, j
Miss Annie Darlington, of Wash- j
ington, I). C. Tho merry company
was composed of moro than haifa
hundred.ol' Edgefield's "four hun
dred. " The parlor, hall and library j
were thrown en suite and tastefully
decorated with early spring Howers
and evergreens, with here and there
a scene from the national capital
and pictures of George and Martha
Washington, these being suggested
by the game which the hostess had
arranged. After all of the guests
had arrived, some by carriages, oth
ers by autos and still others by
Edcefield's beautiful walks, which
particularly in winter, are ideal and
altogether free frcm mud, they were
paired and seated about small tables
to engage in the popular game en
The journey was made from Edge
field to Washington by rather a
circuitous route. There were 10 ta
bles, about each of which were seat
ed three young gentlemen and three
young ladies. Eight of the tables
represented eight stops along the
journey, these places being selected
because of their historic interest and
because too they were associated
with some achievement of Gen.
Washington. As the game was pro
gressive in character-not a Roose
veltian Progressive-at intervals
those who made a certain score
would advance to another table. All
We desire to notify o
are ready to supply them w
the popular brands and loi
These goods have bee
county for many years anc
We also have contract
ingredients for mixing ferti
mind that we can fill your
plant food, the dependable 1
W. W. Adi
We have in our wa rebe
all thc popular brand? <
zers from reliable mar
also supply tiie farmer:
$] Drop iii anti get our
3 vour contracts for the
Pa tapseo, M as todok j
Georgia Chemical 1
have au established positi
any other goods on the mar
ienee and careful study cf t
up every bag ol these good
as til i s eau be furnished by
iment with the uncertain.
-FOR PRICES, TER!
?! Tur: TT^^?T-?7Fif
oc the jolly plagare seekers
.nude better headway, however,
than the party of suffragettes who
are making the journey afoot from
New York to Washington.
Finally, the great city which I*
famous tfoi .its art, culture, intel
lectuality, statesmen, politicians,
lobbyists, political pets, etc., wa*
reached, and as all of the leading
cafes were congested with after
theatre parties, the hostess had
compassion upon the famished, way
worn travelers and served a generou*
and very delicious salad course with
At the close of the game the ar
tistic score cards were collected by
the committee of judges, and a care
ful examination of the cards showed
a tie between Misses Lura Mims,
Florence Peak and Marion Blalock
for the lady's prize. Lots were oast
and the beautiful box of candy wa?
awarded to Miss Lura Mims, being
presented by Prof. Taylor. There
was a tie for the gentlemen's priza
between Mr. Wad Allen and Mr.
Henry Medlock. When the tie was
broken the latter beeame the pos
sessor of a bottle of cherries that
were lineal descendants of the tree
which contributed to Washington's
fame. These were presented by
Capt. Collett. The guest of honor
was presented with a beautiful sou
venir sp jon of ridgefield.
After making an iron-clad agree
ment to hold are-union ou the capi
tol steps in Washington at 10
o'clock on the morning of March
4, the merry party disbanded.
ur farmer friends that we
'ith fertilizers in all of
.aislas. We sell the eel
n used by farmers of this
i have given satistaction,
:ed for a large supply ot
[lizers at home. Bear in
orders for any kind of
kind. Come in to see us.
ams & Co.
msc ready for delivery
lufacturers. We can
> with the necessary
prices before making
, and other ia mous
iYorks, of Augusta
on which is unequaled by
ket. 38 years of exper
te fertilizer question back
s. No such reassurance
others. Then why exper
?li, ute, ??us.ii 'Jr.