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?IQU0R TRAFFIC IS A CURSE
federal Judge In Weet Virginia Dis
trict Make? Seathing Arraign
ment of Saloonkeeper*.
En a charge to the grand jury of the
federal court In Wheeling, Judge Als
ton G. Dayton of the United States
oourt for the northern district of West
Virginia delivered a scathing arraign
ment of the liquor traffic. Among oth
er things he said:
It has been my experience, in the
seven years I have occupied this posi
tion on the bench, that violations of
the Internal revenue law are ten times
as many as all the other offenses
against the laws of the United States
put together. Why? Because, funda
mentally, the sale of intoxicating
liquor is not a legitimate and honest
business, and no man can be an honest
man who engages in it. It isn't hon
est to destroy a man. It isn't honest
to take away the bread and butter of
helpless women and children. Gentle
men, it isn't honest for any man to
come into your household and take
the .bright, strong, vigorous son and
lead him on and on until he becomes a
disgrace to you, an annoyance to his
fellowmen and finally lands in a
drunkard's grave. And yet there isn't
a single saloonkeeper's saloon in this
country that does not send every year
Us man to a drunkard's grave, and
more than that; and when dishonest
men once get into a business it is the
hardest thing in the world to make
I want to say that there ls not a
very great deal of distinction between
the man. in my deliberate judgment,
who stands up, and for revenue pur
poses, voteB to license the saloon, and
the man who conducts the saloon. The
good Christian people who go to the
polls and vote for license are the
power behind the throne; they are the
power behind the saloon, because if
they did not vote for license the fel
low could not run his saloon. I tell
FOU in this country, gentlemen, the
cry comes un. as it came up to Cain,
the blood of our fellowmen cries out
from the ground to God. Almighty;
the victims of this trafile in every
cemetery and every graveyard in this
country cry out to God agaiDSt us, you
and me, who have permitted this trai
nee to exist so long. See to it that
m this court all violations of the reve
nue laws are thoroughly Investigated,
and that, so far as we can see, we put
ourselves on the side of utter and com
plete and absolute condemnation of
the whole botines a, from start to fin
BOY'S ANSWER WAS VERY APT
Particular Brand of Whisky Was Like
Bridge Because lt Leads to
Poorhouse and Cemetery.
A liquor dealer in the town of Ayr,
tn Scotland, had a particular brand of
whisky, which he wished to advertise.
One day the clrcuB was coming to
town, and to add interest to its per
formances, and to advertise his whis
ky, he offered a prize for the best an
swer to the question, "Why his par
ticular brand of whisky resembled a
certain bridge across the water of
Ayr?" Just over the bridge were
some public institutions.
The successful competitor proved to
be a poor boy, who, perhaps, knew
from experience what he was speak
ing of, and hit aatwer to the question,
"Why the publican's whisky was like
the bridge" waa "Because lt leads to
the poorhouse, the lunatic asylum and
DEPRIVED OP EDUCATION.
Th? following figures refer to the
State of Massachusetts in 1910:
Total population ot all no-li
cense eitles and towns.1,497,722
Total number of high school
pupila in all no-license cit
ies and towna. S4,633
Number of pupils in high
schoolB of no-license placeB
for each 1.000 population... 23.12
Total population of all license
cities and towns.1,883,924
Total number of high school
pupils in all license cities
and towns. 81,707
Number of pupils in high
schools of license places,
for each 1,000 population.. 16.83
Greater number of pupils in
no license places, for each
1,000 population .. 6.29
Difference in favor of no-licen3e, 37
Keep the boys and girls in school
by keeping out the saloon. In these
days of increasing competition, your
boy or girl will need the advantage
that a high school training gives.
New Slavery for China.
China, which so long has suffered
from the opium curse, though free
?rom the legal clutches of that mon
ster, is fast coming under the rule of
King Alcohol. Liquor is there char
acterized as "new Jesus poison,"
"German poison." et cetera, to dis
tinguish lt from th? English poison?
opium. It la reported, too, that mil
lions ot cigarettes dipped in opium
have been given away by Americana
te try to create aa appetite among
the Chinese youth for toa doubl?
DR. J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence Thone 17-E. Offise 3.
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N otice. Trustees and Teachers
The clerk of each district board
?f trustees is requested to write ID
uk, the words "Final claim" on
uargin of duplicate pay warrants
vhen it is presented at close of anj
chool, white or colored. Teacher*
viii take notice that their final
?aims will not be approved un'et^
.ccompanied by a correct annual re
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Ed.
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Notice To Debtors And
All persons indebted to the estate
of the late John F. Atkins will
make pa\ ment at onee to the under
tikrned and all persons holding
claims against said estate will pre
sent them duly attested to the un*
dersigoed for payment.
Emma H. Atkins,
We have received our
full stock of Spring oxfords
and shoes f
to call and inspect them. ular leathe
We are showing the lat- you in eitli
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DORN & MU EDGE?TELD,
State-Wide Sunday Schoo!
Every county in the State will be
represented at the great Sunday
School Convention to be held in
Sumter April 3-4. Preparations are
being made to entertain six hun
dred delegates for three days. In
addition to that, special train* are
will b* h"?d in th? Opera Honne
This ?viii afford splendid opportuni
ty for th" musical part of the pro
gram. Messrs. Tul 1er and Here
jdith of New York City will be in |
charge of ihe music, and there will j
be a local cho.r of one hundred
voice*. Dr Tallar in a conductor
of note, a d the music will be one
being arranged for from Columbia I of the mottt "?tere? ting features
ind Florence to carry men t?? Sum
er for the mammoth parade for
nen, which is to t ike plaee Friday
afternoon at four o'clock. There
viii be something like tholl
and men in line, and it will be a
?ight never to be forgotten.
The sessions of the convention
Some of the mo?t tri fted Speakern
in the State will appear on the pro
gram. Mr. VV. C Pearce of Chi
cago, III., who is Associate General
Secretary of the International Sun
day Sehool Association, will be
heard in a number of addresses.
Judge Joseph Carthel of Nashville,
E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Co.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
E. J. Norris,
PIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
or raen and boys
rs, and can fit
i er the celebrat
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?y than These
Tenn., General Secretary of the
Tennessee Association, will also be
present and appear at several ses
The afternoons will be criven
over to conferences on the different
departments of Sunday School
work. At each conference some
specialist in that line will be pres
ent to answer questions and make
On Friday evening there will be
a large meeting for boys led by Boy
Specialis*?. The Boy Scouts are
looking forward to this meeting
with great interest.
PAINT OR NOT.
Is a horse worth more or less a -
Hay and oats are high to-day;
shall I wait to-day and feed him to
That's how men do about paint
ing their houses and barns and
fenoes. Paint has been hign for sev
eral years' and so they have waited.
Paint is high yet; they are still
waiting; thousands of 'em are wait
ing for paint to fall.
Their property drops a trifle a
year and the next Job of paint]
oreeps-up creeps-up creeps-up; it'll
take more paint by a gallon a year;
they don't save a cent, and the
property goeson suffering. Edge
field Mercantile Company sells it.
What Temperance Brings.
More of good th m we can tell;
More to buy with, more to sell;
More of comfort, less of care;
More to eat and more tu wear;
Happier homes with faces brighter:
All our burdens rendered lighter;
Conscience clean and minds much
Debts much shorter, purses longer;
Hopes that drive away all sorrow;
And something laid up for tomorrow.
-The W. C. T. U. Messenger.
"So you have woman suffrage in
"Yes, replied the western states
"How does it work out?"
"Well, I confess that it interferes
with domestic discipline. Whenever
I have occasion to correct my small
boy, I am afraid be is poing to
coax his mother to use her political
influence against me."
Notice Of Election.
State of Sooth Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Whereas, there has been filed
with the County Board of Educa
tion of Edgefield County, State of
South Carolina, a petition of more
than one-third of the resident elec
tors, and a like proportion of the
resident free-holders of the age of
21 years of Edgefield School Dis
trict No. 25, in said county and
State anking an election in said dis
trict for the purpose of voting OD
the question of levying and col
lecting an additional special tax of
3 mills on the dollar of all taxable
property of said district to supple
ment the school fund for said dis
Now, therefore, under provisions
of Sec. 1208, of General School
Lw of South Carolina, it is order
ed that A. E. Padgett, A. S. Tomp
kins, and J. T. McManus, constitu
ting the regular Board of Trustees,
do hold an election in the Couit
House at Edgefield in County and
State aforesaid on Thursday March
20, 1913, after givirg notice of
time and place of said election in
some newspaper published in Edge
field County, and by posting notic
es thereof in at least three public
places in said district two weeks
At said election only such elec
tors as return real or personal prop
ty for taxation, and who exhibit
their tax receipts and registration
certificates as required in general
elections, shall be allowed to vote.
At said election each elector fa
voring the proposed levy shall cast
a ballot containing the word "Yes"
written or printed thereon, and
each elector opposed to such levy
shall cast a ballot containing the
word "No" written or printed
thereon. Within ten days after
such election if a majority of those
voting shall vote for such levy the
Board of Trustees shall furnish the
County Auditor with a statement of
the amount so levied. The polls
shall open ac 8 o'clock a. m., and
close at 4 o'clock p. m., and in all
respects comply with section 1208
Code of Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. Fuller.
Edwin H. Folk,
Co. Board of Ed. Edgefield, Co.
Feb. 24, 1913.
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At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
Notice of Final Discharge,
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs. Emma H. Wash
has made application unto this
Court for Final Discharge as Ad
ministrator in re the Estate of Wm.
W. Wash deceased, on this the
11th day of February, 1913.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, Scuh Carolina, on
the 17th day of March, 1913, at li
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Feb. ll, 1918-2-12-4t.
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. We are bett-ir prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
If you want the best bargain in
shoes that you ever bought, come
to our store. During the next ten
days we will sell a lot of broken
sises in $2.00, $3.00 and $4.00 shoes
for $1.'.9. Better come at once.
Mukashy Bargain House?