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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1513.
The man who lives in vain, lives
worse than in vain. He who lives to
no purpose, lives to a bad purpose.
Debate on the tariff will begin to-day
and will probably close by the Glorious
Three day's of clean-up-week yet
remain. Do not fail to give your
premises proper attention.
Let's make Edgefield the cleanest,
most healthful town in the state. It
can be done if each home owner will
do his or her part
Woodrow Wilson grows greater, and
he is not the type of man to commit
some rash act that will cause him to
lose his bold upon the people.
There is yet "water, water every
where," along the Mississippi valley.
Surely the overflow is of long duration.
The levees continue to break in places.
The last discordant note in the Dem
ocratic ranks died away with the re
storation of friendly relations between
Secretary of State Bryan and Speaker
Just as some women marry their
suitors in order to "get rid of them, "
the men of England will have to give
those troublesome suffragettes the
ballot to get rid of them.
The Democratic tariff will so ma
terially reduce the cost of living by
1916 that the Republicans will be un
able to derive any campaign thunder
from the new law.
The authorities in Augusta cannot be
commended too highly for their efforts
to apprehend and punish the men who
murdered two street car operatives
during the strike of some months ago.
Those who committed so aggravated a
crime should not go unpunished.
A semi-official announcement has
been made that Associate Justice
Charles A. Woods will be appointed
federal judge of the fourth circuit,
comprising the states of West Virginia,
Virginia, North and South Carolina.
This appointment will meet with very
The selection of Columbia as the
most suitable location for the proposed
Baptist hospital was conditioned upon
the raising of $30,000 by the peopie of
Columbia. Efforts are now being
made to raise the desired amount and
it is believed that the campaign will be
successful. The committee acted wise
ly in selecting the capital city and it is
to be hoped that nothing will occur to
interfere with present plans.
Just as was expected, the G. 0. P.
has taken a firm stand against the
tariff revision. As the Republican
party is dependent upon trusts, monop
olies and combinations for its existence,
no other course was expected. The
tariff law as it has existed for a num
ber of years has had the effect of
making the rich richer and the poor
poorer, and it is the purpose of the
Democratic party to put an end to this
unjust system of raising money for
the support of the government
International Issue Involved.
It will be extremely unfortunate if
the peaceful relations now existing be
tween the United States and Japan are
disturbed by the passage of the pro
posed measure by the California legis
lature prohibiting the owning of land
by aliens, this bill being aimed partic
ularly at the Japanese. Those who
are not familiar with local conditions
in California are not capable of pass
ing judgment upon the matter. It may
however ultimately lead to friction be
tween California and the United States,
such being the case if the proposed law
is in conflict with existing treaties
bearing upon the question. It is aa
extremely delicate situation.
Longer Terms Needed.
The fact that some of the public
schools of the county have closed and
that others are soon to close their doors
till the early fall is proof positive that,
while there has been marked improve
ment in the educational affairs of the
county, we are yet very far from
reaching the ideal. When schools run
only four or five months in the year,
taking into account the fact that for
one cause or another children are ab
sent many days during that time, one
can readily see that the children in
some of the rural districts are having
very meagre educational advantages.
The great need to-day is more money
for the schools. It is impossible to
employ capable teachers and run the
schools seven or eight months without
ample funds to the credit of the school
district. And the most equitable way
to provide means is by voting a special
levy for school purposes. Parents can
not make a better investment than to
expend their earnings in the proper de
velopment of their children morally and
intellectually. Money paid for educa
tional purposes is not an expense. It
is an investment and will bring ten
fold returns long after father and
mother are dead. Better put money
in a boy's head than in his pocket.
Dispensary a Feeder For Blind Tigers.
Those who contend that there is no
illegal selling of whiskey in dispensary
counties should inform themselves of
existing conditions in Beaufort county.
So bold and flagrantly lawless have
blind tigers become that the citizenship
of that county is greatly alarmed. A
dispensary constable was recently
foully murdered while making an effort
to apprehend tigers. In the hope of
improving conditions, Senator Neils
Christensen has written a letter to the
county dispensary board suggesting
that all dispensers be ordered to refuse
to sell whiskey to persone who are
suspected of running blind tigers. Mr.
Christensen says these blind tig
ers, after obtaining a supply from the
dispensary, "go into the country dis
tricts where there is no police protec
tion, and sell day and night to men,
women and children."
Are j ou not glad that Edgefield has
no "base of supplies" for the blind
tigers, such as Beaufort has? As long
as the country is afflicted with an indo
lent, depraved, lawless class of men,
white and colored, some whiskey will
be illegally sold, but the, farther it 'ia
removed from them, the more difficult
it is made for these men to obtain their
supply, the less there will be sold.
We Commend The Chronicle's Stand.
In its issue of last week our esteem
ed contemporary announced that here
after it will not publish whiskey adver
tisements. The people of the county
who have labored in season and out of
s eason to suppress the sale and con
s umption of intoxicating liquora will
join The Advertiser in commending
The Chronicle for its change of adver
tising policy by "declaring against fur
ther lending publicity to the further
ance of the red-eyed monster." In
closing this announcement with refer
ence to this change of policy, The
Chronicle says: "As for our part we
shall in future advocate no legalizing
of its sale in Edgefield county."
This clear-cut, unequivocal statement
from our friend across the way is a
blow to the whiskey interests, in that
hereafter the county press is solidly ar
rayed against the great destroyer. The
sentiment throughout the county against
whiskey is stronger now than it has
ever been. The abortive effort to re
establish the dispensary a year ago
was so completely squelched that we
do not ever expect to see another ef
fort made in this county. Say what
you please about blind tigers, and no
body can be so foolish as to defend
them, the best place to rear boys, de
veloping them into strong, ?ober, up
right, honest men, is in "dry" terri
tory, the place where the nefarious bu
siness is put under the ban of law.
Not Confined to Politics.
Let the critics of Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan say what they
please of him, adversely or otherwise,
this great country is fortunate in hav
ing such a man to aid in directing the
affairs of State. Although possibly
erring in judgment at times, as all
other mortals, there is not any gainsay
ing the tact that Mr. Bryan has a gigan
tic intellect. And his upright Christian
life indicates that his heart has been
cultivated along with his mind. This
great statesman, like the immor
tal Gladstone of England, can deliver
as able religious discourse from a pul
pit on Sunday as he can a political ad
dress duri1" [? the week from the stump,
and he is just as much at ease in the
former as he is in the latter role. For
some time it has been Mr. Bryan's cus
tom to address the Christian Endeavor
meeting in Washington every Sunday
afternoon, saying many good thing's to
the young men. In his address last
Sunday he gave utterance to these
words, which at this time deserve to be
given wide circulation.
"Without faith it is impossible to
accomplish anything worth while. A
man must have faith in God, faith in
himself, faith in his fellowman and
faith in his government before he can
do anything of importance in the
world. Faith in the government does
not mean that men shall not see its de
fects. They must - try to perfect it.
Our form of government makes it pos
sible to make the government just as
good as the people deserve."
I What Others Say I
These militant Englishwomen had
rather fight than eat. -Greenville News.
Look for Good Qualities.
That woman who is always looking
at the good qualities of her neighbors
never has any time to see their imper
fections. -Spartanburg Journal.
Is Making Good.
The keynote of President Wilson's
speech is equal rights to all, and spe
cial privileges to none-the responsi
bility of the strong for the weak, and
common justice for everybody. And
the best part about it is, that it looks
more and more like President Wilson is
going to be able to make good.-York
Convinces to the Contrary.
Give a man who is opposed to com
pulsory education all the time he wants
to make his argument he is mighty apt
to convince you-that compulsory ed
ucation is a necessity. -Florence Times.
Time to Call a Halt.
Women's waists are to have more
buttons in the back than ever. If this
thing keeps up each woman will re
quire two husbands. -News and Cou
Touches Their Pocket Herve.
Those men who have been getting
the benefits of the protective tariff
would naturally be expected to think
that the new Democratic bill was crude
and ill prepared and unjuBt.-Orange
burg Times and Democrat.
I Smile Provokers *
'"I should think you would get
you a nioe runabout."
"I'v got one. She's in this store
selecting a hat right now."
"I wouldn't associate with him.
I understand he's served a term in
"That's true, but it was for an
offense involving a million dollars
or more; nothing really disgraceful,
Mrs. Flubdub-My husband goes
out every evening for a little con
stitution. Does yours?
Mrs. Guzzler-No; my husband
?always keeps it in the house.
"What you need, said the doctor,
is an operation."
"Very well, replied the patient,
which operation are vou cleverest
The Dootor-How is the patient
The Patient's Wife-I think he's
better, but he seems to be worrying
The Dootoi-Hum! Yes. Just tell
him I won't send it for a month.
That ought to freshen him up some.
"Mr. Scribble, oalled out the old
millionaire, I see we reoeived one
hundred and fifty begging letters
yesterday; and every one had a two
oent stamp enclosed for a reply."
"Well, answer them evasively on
postal cards, and encourage them to
"Dar's nuthin' Iak faith, said
brother Williams. I onct prayed a
fat tuhkey off a high roost, but de
sheriff tuck 'im from me ez I wuz
goin' home ter cook 'im, an' I wuz
tuck ter jail."
"Why didn't you pray your way
out of jail? someone asked.
"I wou'd-a done hit," was the re
ply, "but I didn' want Providence
ter know I wuz in no sich place."
Two men were sitting in the cor
ner seats of a railway carriage,
waiting for the train to start.
A third man, who had thc mis
fortune to stutter badly, came along
the platform, and asked the first
"D-does this train s-st-stop at St
The first man did not answer. So
the second man replied for him, and
told the questioner that the train
did not stop at Stafford.
When the questioner had gone
away, he turned to the first man
"Why didn't you answer that fel
low when he spoke to you?"
The other man smiled sadly and
"D-do you th-think I w-w-wanted
m-m-m-my head knocked off?"
Is pleasing to the eye, then too they
give a sense of pleasure to the wearer.
They are hats of true distinction and
individuality. Each one has a different
touch. Each a lovely stylish creation.
Hats that pleased today have gone,
others equally as charming have taken
There is a Growing Tendency to Modify the Lines
Between a Dress Hat and the Hat for General Wear
The plain shapes are trimmed more the single loop of
ribbon and the neat stick-up effects are being enlarged
to a bow. The single rose has grown into a more grace
ful flower garden.
Be it remembered tnat HATS are slowly but surely
growing larger. The latest favorites are Satin finished
Chips Hemp and Neapolitans.
Come to See Us
bee our beautiful 13-piece toilet
set* for only $5.00, with a slop jar
included in the set.
Ramsey & Jones.
We al ways carry a large assort
ment of fresh cakes and crackers
from the National Biscuit Com
Timmons &? Morgan.
Two cars of wagons just unload
ed-one ear of Hackney wagons
and one car of White Hickory wag
ons. Call on us when you need a
Rarasev & Jones.
Now is the time to begin the ear
ly garden. We can supply you
with seeds of all kinds from the
seed farms of Buist and Ferry, both
are thoroughly dependable.
Timmons & Morgan.
We are receviing new goods two
and thres times a week, if yon do
not find what you want one day you
will surely find it next day. Look
over our line before you buy your
hat. Miss Lassater will take pleas
ure in showing you around.
In preparing for your spring
cleaning don't forget Lucas furni
ture polish. A magic remover of
dirt. For cleaning and renewing
the finest of furniture of all kinds,
pianos, woodwork, Tarnished noora,
W. E. Lynch dc Co.
A beautiful assortment of mat
ting art squares. They are cheap
er and more appropriate for the
summer season than the heavy
wool art squares. Buy one for
your front hall and you will not.
Ramsey & Jones.
From now and up to May 10th, we will give 40?c
per bushel for any sound, dry seed delivered at our
mill, and will ask our friends and patrons to take
advantage of this. By that time we will have closed
up our season's business and cannot afford to give
this price any longer.
Beaver Dam Mills