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?? L. MIMS,.Editor.
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield. S. C.
No communications will be published
anles9 accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1913.
A narrow mind begets obstinacy; we
do not easily believe what we cannot
Mr. Man. are you not glad that the
Atlantic ocean lies between you and
tneLondon type of militant suffragette
Farmers in .South Carolina are using
Ktore commercial fertilizers this year
"ftan ever before. The shipments by
the factories up to this time amount to
.bout 800,000 tons, which is several
tSops^nd tons more than was ever
shipped before up to this date.
. ia the selection of Mr. Walter H
Eage, editor of tho World's Work, to
fcg ambassador to England, President
Wilson acted wisely. The fact is, he
?alies all of his appointments with rare
vftjrdgment and discretion. Mr. Page is
another southerner who has been giv
ens, post of honor.
Tfie manner in which the members of
fraterna! orders in this state are re
sponding to their brethren in the flood
stricken district of Ohio is highly com
??endable. Unless there is a generous
ttsponse to these worthy appeals from
<Ee organizations whose very founda
t?QP stone is brotherly love they have
?o, claim far existence.
The greatest financier of the world,
Xi Pierpont Morgan, died in Rome
. Konday. As he had already severed
ttfa personal relations with practically
adi of the corporations in which he had
large holdings, his death had but little
effect upon the stock and money mar
get. It is- said that Mr. Morgan'either
.directly or indirectly controlled proper
tigs, whose aggregate value amounted
tu* something like nine billions of dol
Coi Common Country.
That there is no longer any North,
East, South or West in a narrow sec
tional sense has been conclusively shown
.y the very genernl, as well as g?n?r
eras; response to the calls for aid from
flie flood and storm-stricken district in
tte. central west. The cry came as
trom brother to brother. This has
given an opportunity too for the new
administration to show that it can do
-icings in the right way at the right
t?ne. Secretary of War Garrison went
ic the scene of disaster a:;d gave per
-?0na! direction toward relieving the
. situation. President Wilson also man
ifested the keenest interest in the wei
4fcTre of the unfortunate people. That
- onrxeuntry can show itself so magnan
imous in such j a crisis or exigency
. csnses, one's heart to beat with
f fatriotic pride-indeed more than when
?Signal victories are won on the battle
desist the Temptation.
As* conditions have been very unfa
vocable for farm work practically all
of, the year, causing farmers to be
?backward with their work, there will
.4fe a strong temptation to plow the
tend when it is too wet. This will be
:*-_great"mistake. The soil itself win
Sae permanently injured. Turning it
op wet to be baked by the sun will
canse it to remain hard practically all
at the year. Then the next mistake
that farmers are likely to make i? a
fiarried preparation of the seed bed.
ft is far better to plant a small acre
ajejproperly than to half prepare and
?iirriKily plant a large acreage. As
much will be made on the small area
sa on the large and the expense of til
lage will be so much less.
The Advertiser advises and urges
tSe farmers in this exigency to wait
Optil their land is in proper condition
"before plowing and then prepare
THOROUGHLY before planting. You
will not regret it as the year advances
if this advice ia heeded.
EorsaYeral years County Superinten
dent of Education W. W. Fuller has
ar ranged an educational rally at which
splendid addresses were delivered by
Prominent educators. These annual
occasions have proven such a stimu
lus to education in the county that
Mr. Fuller has been encouraged to con
tinue?them. He announces in this is
sue of The Advertiser that April 9 has
i>een selected for the rally this year.
Mr. D. A. Tompkins has been d?eply
interested in Edgefield's educational
affairs for some time and has given
Mr. Fuller his co-operation in arrang
ing for the rally soon to be held. Mr.
Tompkins has at considerable expense
engaged Mr. Carleton B. Gibson, of
Rochester, N. Y., president of the Me
chanics Institute, New York state, to
come to Edgefield and deliver several
addresses. Hon. John E. Swearingen
and Prof. W. H. Hand will also be
] "8sent and deliver an address. Dr. S.
C. .Mitchell has been invited to speak
at the rally. The occasion will be a
very profitable one and it is very ear
nestly desired by those who are plan
ning the rally that the attendance be
large. The ladies are especially invi
ted to attend every session. A meet
ing will be held in the court house at
12 o'clock, April 9, and another will
be held in the college auditorium at 8
Our people need to get a broader
view of education. The old idea of
education and the old way of equipping
a boy or girl for life, while very good
in its day, is not adequate for present
needs. Be sure to hear Mr. Gibson.
What he shall say along the line of
modern, vocational training in the
public schools will be worth the time
and effort that attending the rally will
require, even if you have to travel
some distance. Those who are plan
ning forjthejrally expect to see a great
er educational awakening resulting
from the meeting this year than has
resulted from any similar meeting in
The State Has Rendered Valuable Service.
If memory serves us right, several
years ago while a heated municipal I
campaign was on in Columbia, The ?
S tate criticised the methods of certain ?
individuals who took an extremely ac- ]
tive part in the campain. At the time 1
these persons claimed they had been
misrepresented and have since brought
mit against The State Company for
damages alleged to have resulted to j
them because of the alleged false ,
statements which rppeared in the j
columns of The State. Several days i
igo a dispatch from Columbia announc- j
;d that a verdict of $20,000 had been
awarded the plaintiffs in this suit.
Whether the findings of the lower
:ourt will be sustained or reversed by
:he higher tribunal will be determined j
ater. We do not know anything as 1
;he merits of the claim of the men ]
v ho allege injury, but we are among j
:hose who have only hearty good i
wishes for The State. We do not want
x> see it handicapped in its work for
the development of South Carolina.
Within the past two decades no indi
vidual or set of individuals, no organi- ^
cation or institution, has done more t
:or the upbuilding of South Carolina 1
dong all lines than has The State <
lewspaper, which has been the pro- '
luct of the genius of the Gonzales ]
j rot hers. In the face of well founded
:o mpetition, with limited means at its
jack and with unfavorable conditions \
>n every side, The State came into ;
?xistence in the early nineties. Its .
founders could never have overcome '
:he discouragements and the obstacles
:hat had to be surmounted in placing
;he paper on a sound and permanent '
jasis had they not been spurred on by 1
i sense of duty-indeed by a strong '
:onviction-that Columbia, the capital
)f the state, needed a strong, fearless, .
ancompromising newspaper, such as 1
they hoped to make, and have since made,
>f the then newly founded journal.
What would Columbia be to-day had ,
it not been for the ceaseless and un- j
3elfish efforts of the men who have
made The State? Instead of a progres
sive city which has grown by leaps and
bounds, with real estate values rival
ing those of cities more than ten times
its size, Columbia would to-day, com
paratively speaking, be only a small
town eking out an uncertain existence.
What would have become of South
Carolina politically in the past ten or,
twenty years had it not been for the
work of The State? Between the dema
gogues and the grafters, had they been
unexposed and unrestrained, there
would bo li ttl- left but shame and
We would not have the enlarged
state fair, the result of its work in
in stimulating farmers; we would not
have had the National Corn Exposi
tion, the result of its exploiting South
Carolina's resources to the entire coun
try; we would not now rank as the
second state in manufacturing cotton,
this being the result of its development
along industrial lines, had it not been
for the ceaseless efforts of the makers
of The State for the past two decades.
The Advertiser has only touched upon
some of the most notable achievements
of The State. Scores of things could
be mentioned in detail did our limited
Just as the acorn through the subtle
forces of nature unfolds itself and de
velops into the majestic oak, so has
The State newspaper through the
ceaseless efforts of its founders grown
from a small beginning into a modern
journal of great power and usefulness.
Long may it live and m ay the people
of South Carolina learn to fully appre
ciate its worth!
I What Others Say |
No Investigation Needed Here.
Chicago women are to conduct a na
tion-wide investigation of divorce but
they can leave Soul h Carolina out.
News and Courier.
Adam Original Inventor.
An Englishman has invented a talk
ing machine that can be heard a mile.
The first one of these machines we
owe to the late Adam.-The State.
Creditable Easter Showing.
The Easter parade in Bamberg was
very creditable tor such a poor com
munity as this appears to be when j ou
undertake to raise money for sone
public enterprise.-Bamberg Herald.
"Standing by" the Negro.
Unless we are mistaken, the Gover
nor will find it hard to justify his ac
tion in backing his negro automobile
driver against the white people of Co
lumbia.-Orangeburg Times and Demo
More Applicants Than Officers.
A Washington dispatch says that
there are now on file at the White
House 131,530 applications for the 10,
384 places that are in the gift of the
president and hi3 cabinet.-Yorkville
Mouse is Needed.
If England cannot break away-from
th.e militant suffragettes, what is the
use of the Lion roaring about its mighty
strength? And yet a little mouse could
surely do much to its entangling net. -
Not Among "Wild Asses."
Editor Gonzales, of the Columbia
State, declares that he does'nt want
a diplomatic job and wouldn't have one
if it were offered to him on a silver
waiter. A man like that must feel
lonesome in the world of officeseekers.
Searching Investigation Needed.
We rather think the Confederate
lome needs investigation. We never
jaw the wisdom of the establishment,
ind if it is to be run for private gain
t would better be discontinued, or put
>n a purely business basis.-Newberry
Herald and News.
"Progressive" in Proper Way.
There is some thing delightfully "pro
gressive" about the way President
rVilson is handling the flood disaster,
rle is not allowing red tape to stand
n the way of government relief that
s needed right now. He is simply do
ng the right thing at che right time, t?^
?orkville Enquirer. ?^Rk
Reaping Time Will Come. 1
The paragrapher of the Houston .
Post thinks right out. aloud when, in*
?eferring to the variety of oats young 2
Vincent Astor proposes to raise, he |
:onfesses, "if we were of his age and (
lad his money we would try a few
:rops of wild ones just for fun. "-Co- !
umbia Record. 1
?* + i
I Smile Provokers f ;
He-My dear, when I went up
that hill a while aero, I saw a big
make almost as big as a man's
She (scornfnlly)- Why thick as 1
your breath. It would make the
jtory^stronger.-New York Globe. 1
Disgusted Pater (reading report
ii his son's poor standing:) See
here! Your standings are much low
sr than they were befo.e Christmas!
Son: Yes, pop; but you * know,
everything is marked down after
James and John, traveling in a
railway carriage from Belfast to
Antrim, were discussing sensitive
people in general, when James said
"I don't know how it comes, but
I am very sensitive and often take
things to myself that were never in
tended for me."
"Oh, exclaimed Jchn. I knew a
chap who got six months for the
same thing."-London Answers.
The mistress came downstairs and
tried the door of the sitting room,
only to find it locked against her,
while the key, which was usually
in the lock,, was missing.
"Bridget, I can't jret into the sit
ting room," she cried.
"Shure, it's mesself knows that:
an' ye won't, fur I hev the kay in
"Open the door immediately."
"Will yez go in if I do?"
"Certainly I will."
"Then yez won't get the kay."
"Open the door I say. What do
"Sure, it's by your own orders.
Just yesterday ye said, don't let me
come downstairs in the morning an'
see any dust on the sitting room
furniture. So I just puts the kay in
me pocket, an' says I, then sh?
I Church Notices
Edgefield Methodist church ll
o'clock; Trenton Methodist church
Eritretieid mill chapel 7:30 o'clock.
Ahovf ?ne appointments of Rev.
J. R. Walker for next Sunday. You
are cordially invited.
At the (baptist church there will
be services at 11:30 a. m. and 8 p.
m. The subject of sermons by pas
tor Jeffries will h.? "Loyalty to
Chiist" and "The soul or the world,
which?" Sunday seho<?l 10:15 a. m.
?statement of the Condition of
THE BANK OF EDGEFIELD,
at the close of business March 29, 1913.
Loans and Discounts.$314,058.94
Furniture and Fixtures...1,596.98
Banking House and Other Real
Due from Banks and Bankers.. 12,385.12
Cash in Vault.8,507.53
Capital Stock Paid in.$57,400.00
Undivided Profits, less Current
Expenses and Taxes Paid... 16,265.01
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, )
County of Edgefield. j"
Before me came E. J. Mims, Cashier of
the above named bank, who being duly
sworn, says that the above statement is a
true condition of said bank, as shown by
:he books of said bank.
E. J. MIMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
>9th day of March, 1913.
W. B. C0GBURN,
Not. Pub. for S. C.
A. S. Tompkins, )
J. C. Sheppard, [- Directors.
B. E. Nicholson, )
Plenty of Them in Edgefield and
Good Reason for it.
Wouldn't any woman be happy.
After years of backache suffering.
Days of misery, nights of unresi.
. The distress of urinary troubles.
^When she finds freedom.
Many readers will profit by the
Mrs. M N Padgett, Edgefield, S.
3., say: "Off and on for several
pears I have used Doan's kidney
lilis and I know them to be an ex
cellent kidney medicine. When kid
iey trouble made its appearaauce
in my case, my back began to pain
ind I felt tired and restless. I lost
much wleep and it was until I began
taking Doan's kidney pills that I
found relief. They are the best kid
ney medicine I know of and I glad
ly recommend them for the benefit
D? other kidney sufferers."
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Mi Ibu rn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents for
the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's
ind take no other.
mg the neec
ways fill ord
See our line of
- Screen doors and
Ice cream freezers
Graded School Entertainment
For several weeks the teachers of
the graded school have been work
ing hard on an entertainment which
is to be given in the college audito
rium next Monday evening. The
program is unusually attractive. Be
sides drills, marches, ?ecitations and
choruses, two attractive plays will
be given. One will be presented by
the small children and the other by
those in the advanced grades. Many
of these young people have partici
pated in entertainments before and
are quite gifted in the art. All who
attend will enjoy the occasion to
the fullest extent. Not only will you
receive full value for the trifling
sura that will be charged at the
door but you will aid in a com
mendable undertaking. The teach
ers upon their own initiative and
almost without any encouragement
or co-operation undertook to im
prove the interior of the class rooms
of the graded school building. In
doing this they incurred a small
debt which must be paid before the
present session closes. The money
realized from 'the entertainment
Monday night will be applied on
this debt. There are also other im
provement? that are needed. Not
one penny that will be made on the
entertainment will be used by the
teachers or any other person in
dividually. It is their unselfishness
and a commendable public spirit
that has prompted those ladies to
undertake this work. Let our people
give them the loyal support which
they deserve. Tickets will be placed
on sale at the drug store of Ttm
raons & Morgan. Call early and fe
cure good seats. The price, of ad
mission will be 35 cents for reserv
ed seats and 25 cents for general
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
and sure Appetizer. For adults and children. 50c.
Patapsco, Mastodok, and olher famous
Georgia Chemical Works, of Augusta
have an established position which is unequaled by
any other goods on the market. 38 years of exper
ience and careful study ( f the fertilizer question back
up every bag: of these goods. No such reassurance
as this can be furnished by others. Then why exper
iment with the uncertain, f:
-FOR PRICES, TERMS, Etc., Call On
THE EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO.
We are daily opening up Jnew Spring goods and in
vite the ladies to call and see our early arrivals, partic
Laces, Embroideries and
We are showing a very strong line of these goods
at low prices.
J. W. PEA Si
Children percal and linen school
ireases. Prices from 35c up to
Leggetfc's prepared Buckwheat
flonr 10 cents a package and Geor
gia Cane syrup.
Dunovant & Co.
Heinz's gerckins and chow chow
pickles. L. T. May.
Puffed wheat and rice, shredded
wheat and instant postum.
L. T. May.
We have never been bettet equip
ped for supplying your furniture
needs. Two solid cars of furniture
of all kinds just received.
Ramsey & Jones.
Home canned string beans. 15c a
can. L. T. May.
a large stock of hardware
ld necessities, and by study
Is of the people we can al
lers with seasonable goods.
?????m,????=J I Hammocks
I stoves--Blue flame oil stoves.
us or write for pri?es
)art & Kernaghan, EdtcM'