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/. L A?/.WS_,.Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1913.
Genius is but a mind of large general Jj
powers accidentally determined ia aj
Already South Carolina is hearing
echoes from the (in)famous utterance:
"To hell with the constitution".
Don't you hope the iniquitous tariff]
will be reduced on sugar before black
berries are ripe?
Now that the tariff is to be'reduced
on suspenders, maybe the members of
the masculine persuasion can all af
ford to wear two "galluses" instead of
The fact that the tariff on mirrors
is to be cut in half is enough to make
even the militant suffragette smile.
Possibly the Solona are trying to con
ciliate the Hon. Rosa Jones and her
- m m m -
Since wool ie to be placed on the
"free" list we can all wear clothes
that are all-wool-and-a-yard-wide. But
do not understand us to venture the
statement that ladies' skirts are to be a
yard wide, or a yard long, either.
Armed with their equal suffrage
amendment, the suffragettes have
marched upon congress 500 strong. If
the Solons successfully cope with this
medley of ominous hat pins and seduc
tive smiles, they will prove themselves
capable of grappling with the tariff or
any other perplexing question.
The public confidence is not easily
shaken in this good year 1913. The
death of Wall Street's financial kin?,
followed closely by the convening of a
Democratic congress for the avowed
purpose of honey-combing the present
tariff system, has not even caused a
As the manager and surgeon of the
Confederate Home in Columbia have
been re-elected it is probable that
friction and unpleasantness will con
tinue to exist in the Home. In the
light of the past it would have been
better had a complete change in the
personnel of the management been
The women ot England are demand
ing that the word "obey" be stricken
from the marriage ceremony. If the
offending little word ?3 as meaningless
in England as it is in America, The
Advertiser does not blame our progr?s
sive sisters across the water for mak
ing the demand. What's the use of
cumbering the marital vow with obso
Everything has gone Democratic. A
Democratic president delivering in per
son a Democratic message to a Demo
cratic senate and a Democratic House
is something hitherto unheard of by
the present generation. If the long
spoken-of national ills are not correct
ed by the present administration, the
Democrats need never ask for another
opportunity. But we are among those
who believe thatthe administration will
Journal Changes Hands.
Mr. ChaHes O. Hearon, editor of the
Spartanburg Herald, has purchased a
controlling interest in the Spartanburg
Journal and has consolidated the me
chanical departments of the papers.
The editorial management of the two
papers will be separate as heretofore.
Mr. Hearon will continue to edit The
Herald and Capt. Charles Petty will
edit The Journal. We congratulate
Mr. Hearon upon his acquiring The
Journal, and trust that his expectations
will be fully realized.
While the editor of The Advertiser
has not the pleasure of a personal ac
quaintance with Capt. Charles Petty,
yet we are a very ardent admirer of
him, regarding Capt. Petty as the
Grand Old Man of South Carolina jour
nalism. During the 50 years that he
has been engaged in newspaper work
in Spartanburg his heart and soul have
kept pace with his brilli <nt intellect in
development Whenever an opportu
nity is presented we never fail to read
what Capt Petty writes.
Ko More Whiskey Advertisements.
The State which occupies a prominent
place in the front rank of newspapers
in the south announced last week in an
editorial, which we republish in this is
sue, that after existing contracts for
whiskey advertisements have expired
n or more advertisements of that char
a ter will appear tn ?ts columns. This
voluntary stand by the leading daily in
S JU th Carolina has been very heartily
commended by those who oppose the
sale of whiskey. The refusal of The
State to publish whiskey advertise
ments is not only a severe blow to toe
liquor interests but the decision of this
newspaper of great power and influ
ence to align itself to that extent with
tiose who are endeavoring to suppress
the sale of intoxicating liquors gives
prestige to the cause.
Since the day of its founding The
State has always taken high ground.
It has never advocated the election of
an unworthy man to office, nor have
the makers of The State ever failed
to champion the right in every exigen
j cy that has risen, never counting the
ico3t Thia change of its advertising
^policy is only another instance in which
The State bes taken hi^h ground, in
the face of the fact that the change in
volved a financial loss. The loss, how
e ver, is more apparent than real. We
conti dently believe The State will gain
rather than lose by the change. The
Advertiser has refused whiskey adver
tisements for the past ll years and we
fee 1 that no actual loss has resulted.
A newspaper, like the individual,
' 'doth oot live by bread only. ' '
Clean Up Week.
Would it not be a splendid idea for
Edgefield to have a "clean up week"?
In the matter of warding off disease is
not "an ounce of prevention worth a
pound of cure"? lb it not the part of
prudence and wi?dom to remove the
causes of sickness instead of waiting
until the town is in the throes of an
epidemic of some kind? Tneee are ques
tions that should not be cast aside
without due consideration. We are on
the threehhold of spring and summer,
the seasons when disease germs are on
the rampage. A thorough cleansing
of the premises now followed by the
free use of disinfectants may prove to
be the "ounce of "prevention," while,
on the contrary, continued neglect may
end in great suffering, with something
worse than mere physical suffering as
a possibility. From the standpoint of
economy, which is putting the matter
on a very low plane, it pays to
observe the laws of sanitation. It is
moch cheaper to remove the accumula
tions of debris and refuse matter about
the place that are hot beds of disease
germs than it is to defray the expenses
incident to prolonged illness in the
If every home owner in Edgefield
will throughly clean his or her prem
ises, the town as a whole will thus be
rendered clean and free from disease
germs. Take The Advertiser's sug
gestion and let's have a "clean up
week" in Edgefield. We suggest that
the week beginning with Monday the
2)Bt be observed as "clean up week."
Help to agitate the matter and let's
see how clean the entire town can be
made during the week beginning with
Monday the 21st.
Whiskey Advertism?:nts Are to
From this date o new advertise
ments of whiskey will be accepted
by The State L\ mpany, and after
the expiration of a few existing con
tract? no whiskey advert! yiiient*
will appear in this newspaper.
Perhaps a brief statement of the
reasons influencing this change ol
policy would be appropriate. The
State ha^ never regarded the letral
sale of whir-key as immoral traffic;
nor do we regard the consumption
of whiskey- the use without intern
perance-as a moral wronjr. There
fore we do not consider the publica
tion in a newKpaper of advertise
ments of whiskey as improper or
But there is another considera
tion. A person normally orthodox
and with regard for conventions,
having a few days or recreation
during tho year might convince
himself of the morality of hunting
or fishing in the wild* on Sunday
soould one of those days of recrea
tion fall on the Sabbath. But if he
were a person having consideration
for the religious sentiments of oth
ers he would not obtrude tho faci
of his hunting or fishing on Sun
day upon the attention ol' a church
congregation or upon any one wii .
would he offended by Hitch action
The Slate has not beet? petitioned
or oiherwine requested to di.?contni
ue advertisements of whiskey, but
rnanv of the warm friends of titi -
newspaper are earnest believers in
prohibition, and we conceive that
the appearance of advertisements of
whiskey in The State is distasteful
if not offensive to them. We recog
nize that their feeling in reirard,to
such advertising is the logical sen
timent of thone who are prohib?
tionists on principal. Having readi
ed that Conclusion we have deter
mined to surrender the few thou
sand dollars annually derived from
that source in preference to publish
ing adveitising that is jarring to the
sensibilities of some of The Stale's
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i What Others Say I
?iH'HXIHIM'llfl' I I I H"M-**
Hom Soi Qui Mal y Pense.
Flattery doesn't turn the average
m in's head half as quickly as a flutter
ing skirt on a windy corner. -The State.
What a Suggestion!
The proper punishment for Mrs.
Pankhurst will be discovered if you
will prefix an S to her name and then
drop the last two letters.-News and
She is Sui Generis.
The American hobo has given up all
hope of understanding the English suf
fragettes, who have to be forcibly fed,
and then describe the process a? a tor
ture. -Greenville News.
Even the Great are Soon Forgotten.
Let no man ever again fool himself
with the delusion that he is indispensa
ble. The death of Mr. Morgan scarce
ly caused a ripple in the stock markets
of the world. -Spartanburg Journal.
Allowed Hubby no Liberties.
A New York woman is suing for di
vorce because her husband had a habit
of tickling her feet. Ls a man not to
be permitted to progress from tickling
under the chin before marriage to the
soles of the dear one's Trilbys after
Agin the University.
The governor thought he would even
up things by turning Dr. Mitchell out
of the State University. He is said to
have left there once contrary to his
will and has never been in love with
the institution. -Orangeburg Times and
I Smile Provokers f
"lt is rude for a man to fall
asleep while hid wife is talking."
But, good heavens, a man has to
?leep some time!"-Birmingham
Elsie aged six,-I wish I had a
new doll, mama.
Mother-Your doll is as good as
JSlaie-Well, I am just aa good
as ever, too; but the angels gave
you a new baby.-Boston Trans
"Before married I used to sit un
til midnight wishing he wou'.d go
"Yes, and pince we are marHed
I sit ap until midnight wishing that
he would come home."-Houston
Thesecond day drew to its close
with the twelfth juryman still un
k'well, gentlemen, said the bai
liff, entering quietly, shall I, as
usual, order twelve dinners?"
"Make it, said thc foreman, elev
en dinuers and a bale of hayi?'
A group of visitors was going
thiough the county jail and a burly
iifgro trusty was ualled to opeu
doors for the visitors.
''How do you like it here?" he
"Like it, ma'am? If ever Ah gets
out o' beab Ah'U go so fer from
here it'll take nine dollars to sen
me a postal card."-Ex.
Stubb: What's the trouble, ole
chap? You look angry enough to
Penn: Oh, I'm sizzling. It took
me an hour lo hutton up my wife's
waist in the back, and then I told
her a joke and she laughed so much
the buttons all flew open. What's
the use in telling a woman a joke,
Briggs: Here's a fellow who
writes about the acme of selfish
ness without having tho slightest
idea * bal it really is.
Cirila: Well, what is it?
Briggs: Having your wife a
colil-air fiend, insist upon leaving
both wiiul'twb in the room open and
then roi I ina herself up in all the
lifd clothiugl-Cleveland Plain
In answei to the lady's advertise
ment for a laundress, Ellen, a ne
urons, black as the-aoeof Hpades, ap
plied for ibo work, says the Cleve
land Leader. With her was a group
of small darkies, some blaok, some
brown and some yellow. Her em
ployer asked if all these childreu
were Ellen's. The latter replied:
"Yas'in they's all mine."
But, Ellen, said the lady, "they
are all different colors."
"Yas'iu; you see, it's like dis: My
first husband was blaok iike me, my
second was brown, an' the one I got
now be belongs to the fair sex."
The price bulletin of this unusual sale will create rec
ord selling. Go where you will or read any past event
you may choose, better values have never been offered
this season. An elaborate exhibit ano* display of the
newest and prettiest spring styles in Ready-to-Wear gar
ments. The prices are good up to the 15th of April only.
1 lot of ho.v8 8uits in blue and brown
mixtures, sizes up to 18, real value $4
special for this sale $2.75
1 lot of suits in light and dark gray
prices up to $5.50, your choice $3.50
1 lot suits in dark pray, blue serge,
made with belt straps and buckles,
with full peg top pants, real value
4.50, at 3.99
100 children's suits in all the best
shades, well made, real value 7.50,
1 lot boys snits in blue and brown
perges only, real value 8.50, special
for this sale 5.00
10 dozen sailors better grade prices,
1.25 and 1.50, special for this sale 75c
200 nobby little dresses for children
up to ll years, made with long and
short sleeves, trimmed with solid ool
ors, prioes up to 90c, ohoioe_S_[49o
100 childrens dresses, prioes np to
1.50, at 98c
25 dozen children's rompers in >?'
good colors, real value 50c at
15 dozen rompers in colors a. ?ol
id white, real valne 75c at 49c
5 dozen infants dresses, short and
long ones in solid white only, real
value 75c at 49c
15 dozen of ladies sailors in fblack,
white and burned, real value $1, at 59c
SO men's blue serge suits, strictly
all wool, retails at $13.5c, our price
for this sale 8.75
I lot blue serge suits in extra fine
quality, prices up to $22.50, special for
this sale 11.5C
100 men's suits, all samples, one
and two of a kind, prioes np to $18,
your choice 6.98
The progressive policy of this store demands that we not only equal, but sur
pass all past records.
Let Us Talk Spring Clothes
THE time has arrived for you to put ou a Spring Suit,
Hat, Shirt, Tie and Underwear. JLet us show you
the newest creations in these goods. ^
Suits, all wool, hand tailored, nicely trimmed, color
and shape retaining. Our guarantee of satisfaction with
every suit we sell, moderately priced | ?
$8, $12.50, $15 UP TO $18.
Weare showing the best $io and $12.50 suits that
ever brought to Edgefield.
Famous Shoes for men in every style and all leathers.
$2, $3.50, $4, AND $4.50.
Our shirt stock is brimming full of new patterns. Let
your next shirt be one of our make. Sleeve lengths for
Spring: hats are prettier than ever. $r, $r.5o, $2,
$2.50, $3.50. A'ew colors and shapes in felt hats.
We are ready to wait on you. We have just received jl
our spring line of neckwear, shirts, ladies low cut shoes,
all st) les and leathers, oxfords for men.
Israel Mukashy Bargain House I
Next to Dunovant & Co.