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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, May 28.
IKindness is a language the *iumb I
can speak, and the deaf can hear and B
The Advertiser moves that Atlanta's
sensations be limited to one at a time.
It is hardly probable that Atlanta
attorneys relish being "hoist with their
Aiken is in the grip of the Knights.
Not the knights of the grip, how
In providing for your boy's vacation
of four months, remember what has
been said about idle hands.
Col. Thomas B. Felder has learned
that the dictagraph is no respecter of
Would that every New Englander
could read the tribute that is paid an
old ex-slave in The Advertiser this
The people of Orangeburg have great
faith. They recently held a mass meet
ing for the purpose of providing a new
and larger cotton platform.
Col. Roosevelt has been resurrected
at last. If the jury in the libel case
awards him a handsome verdict,
it should be opon condition that he re
- turn to his erstwhile retirement.
A young Edgefield swain who has a ?
formidable rival is making inquiry into
the cost of installing a dictaenraph. He
says he mu3t -earn what plans his ene- .
my lays between nine p. m. Sunday j
and one a. m. Monday.
There is something distressingly j
wrong with the weather bureau. The
weather prognosticating machinery .
seems to have slipped a cog or two, ,
giving us October weather in May. An ,
investigation should he ordered at .
Wonder if Charleston's feathers ,
were not somewhat ruffled by the an- .
nouncement that buzzards are a menace ,
to the public, in that they spread dis
ease? The good old city is wedded to I.
her winged landmarks on Market I j
It appears now that asa matter of
county pride every county will have a .
candidate for governor next year. For- .(
mer United States Senator McLaurin
may enter from Marlboro and the Hon.
Joshua Ashley will hardly be "agin"
In the matter of hotels'and "sky
scrapers," Columbia seems to be
building for the future. Speaking of
hotels, with so many new ones
springing up the wonder grows as to
whether o'- not the capital city can
maintain its reputation for "square
In apportioning funds for various ed
ucational enterprises the General Edu
cational Board in New York Friday
gave $180,000 for Boys' Corn Clubs and
only $75,000 for Girls' Canning Clubs.
This is a discrimination that is calcula
ted to arouse the ire of the militant
The recent chance in the schedule
gives F.dgefield the best passenger ser
vice that the town has ever had.
There ace now three trains to and from
the north and three to and from the
south, daily, all of which have reason
able or convenient hours for arrivals
and departures. Nothing better could
The busiest men in South Carolina
to-day are the seven aspirants for
governor. Their commencement ad
dress invitations are piling up two and
three deep. Doubtless in some instances
the reason for their popularity as
commencement orators is found in
the fact that it is known in advance
that they will not accept mileage OF a
The merchants and- other business
men of Anderson believe in going out
after business. Representatives of the
different interests of the town are
making a tour of the county. The first
party of business tourists consisted of
4 0 automobiles headed by a brass band.
Down in this part of the country the
people wouid say to such a pageant of
business solicitors: "Men who can own
40 automobiles, with a big brass band
thrown in, do not need any more busi
ness. ' '
Small Cost, Little Revenue.
In a speech at Lexington the other
day Mr. James U. Jackson stated that
the contract for the construction of the
I electric road from Aiken to Columbia
has been let. Through a large portion
of Aiken county there is practically
nothing todo but lay the cross-ties and
rails. While the cost of construction
has been reduced by physical conditions
to a minimum, the revenue that the
road will derive from this section will
always be small. Would it not in the
end have been the part of wisdom for
Mr. Jackson to cut down some of the
hills of Edgefield rather than to glide
smoothly over the sandy plains of Ai
An Unprecedented Achievement.
That Panama Canal Edition of the
Mews and Courier was a gem. Noth
ing comparable to it has ever come
from South Callina presses before.
Every one of its 92 pages contained
something of interest to the public.
After reading and reading and reading,
We preserved the monster edition as
a reference library. Editor Robert
L athan i>nd his co-workers richly de
serve all of the bouquets that have
been showered upon them by way of
congratulations upon this great achieve
ment in journalism. It gave Charles
ton a much more prominent place on
the map, especially so when several
ports are considered in connection with
the contemplated opening of the "big
ditch'' that is to mingle the surging
billows of the Atlantic with the serene
waters of the Pacific.
Received a Just Sentence.
In Atlanta the other day an ex-drug
gist was fined $1,000 or serve 12 months
on the chaingang for selling cocaine to
an unfortunate individual who had fall-1
en a victim of this powerful drug. The
presiding judge gave this conscienceless
man just what he deserved. Not a
jollar nor a day should be taken from
the sentence. The only regret in con
nection with the sentence is that the
ap donal feature, as to paying the fine
Dr serving the time on the chaingang,
was rot eliminated, requiring him to
work on the road. No mercy should
be shown the individual who is so heart
less as to peddle drugs upon the streets
that not only sap the energies of their
victims but undermine their very be
ing, destroying mind, soul and body.
It is well that the "ex" is prefixed
to this man's name, it being stated
be was an ex-druggist. A man who is
30 heartless and hopelessly depraved as
to be guilty of making money by liter
ally destroying others, should not be
allowed to dispense drugs at all to suf
fering humanity. Only men of un
questioned integrity should com
pound and dispense those elements
which the God of nature has revealed
to man as a means of alleviating hu
man su ffering, for when a druggist,
iisregarding the law of the land and
the moral obligation which rests upon
him, dispenses in unlimited quantities
3uch a powerful drug as cocaine to
whomsoever will buy in order to in
crease his profits, makes of :hese drugs
life-destroyers instead of life-preserv
in this connection, The Advertiser
can point with pride to Edgefield's
druggists, all of them being men of
unquestioned integrity. Their places
r>f business are conducted up'?n a high
and honorable plane, instead of being
prostituted to the point of becoming a
stench in the nostrils of the community,
as some so-called drug stores in other
places are. Should any of Edgefield's
dispensers of medicines ever become so
blinded in their greed for gain as to
flagrantly violate existing prohibitory
laws with reference to certain drugs,
then we unhesitatingly say,let them be
boycotted to the extent that they, like
the Atlanta lawbreaker, will be forced
to become "ex-druggists."
Oil Mill Will be Sold.
While the editor of The Advertiser
was engaged in a conversation with
Mr. Lewis W. Parker, the president of
the Hampton Cotton Mills, in Colum
bia last week, he stated that he has
decided to sell the oil mil) at Edgefield.
While the property has, owing to the
excellent management of Mr. Zimmer
man, made a net profit each season,
the officials of the Hampton mills, in
cluding those of the Beaver Dam
branch, are cotton mill men. Having
made a study of this particular branch
of manufacturing, they do not care to
continue to divide their time and atten
tion, by giving a large portion, partic
ularly the local management, to the
oil mill. The oil mill at Edgefield is
the only one in which Mr. Parker and his
associates are interested. Their hold
ings in this particular branch of man
ufacturing are not sufficiently large to
caase them to divide their attention.
Having definitely decided to dispose
of the Edgefield oil mill, Mr. Parker
expressed a desire to see it fall into the
hands of Edgefield men, farmers, mer
chants and other business men. He
has offered the mill to them at a very
reasonable price. Indeed, we think, at
a great sacrifice. The property is in a
first-class condition. Practically all of
the earnings have each year been ex
pended in replacing old machinery with
new, and otherwise improving the plant.
The ginnery has also been thoroughly
overhauled and improved.
If after due consideration the people
of Edgefield decide that they do not
care to invest in the oil mill, Mr. Par
ker will begin negotiations with other
persons who have already approached
him upon the subject. The chief rea
son why Mr. Parker prefers to sell to
local interests is because of the ex
pressed purpose of the other prospec
tive buyers to dismantle the mill and
move the machinery away. Were this
done Edgefield would no longer have an
oil mill. Our farmers would be de
prived of the advantage of rebiding
near an oil mil!. Thus it is seen that
for several reasons it is especially'to
be desired that our people purchase the
oil mill property.
j Since Mr. Parker and his associates
acquired the Beaver Dam property the
people here, instead of being antago
nistic as is frequently the case with
non-resident property owners, have ail
along assumed an attitude of kindly
co-operation, and we presume thatMr.
Parker is actuated by a spirit of re
ciprocation in making such a generous
offer. He could quietly have disposod
of the oil mill without giving our peo
ple any intimation of the contemplated
change, but that is not his way of
transacting business. Mr. Zimmer
man likewise appreciates the loyal sup
port which he has received in'iis man
agement of the oil mill, and he hearti
ly approves of Mr. Parker's plan of
first offering the property to the people
here before closing it out to a large cor
poration that will move the mill away
There remains but a short time in
which to act. Mr.-Parker's offer must
be accepted or rejected within a rea
sonable time. If Edgefield's men
of means do not buy the mill,
the property Will very probably pass
into the hands of others who will move
There is no place in the modern
world for the unskilled; no one can
hope for any genuine success who
fails to give himself the most com
plete special education.
Good intentions go for nothing,^
and industry is thrown away if one
cannot infuse a high degree of skill '
into his work.
The man of medium skill de- ,
pends upon fortunate conditions for
s-uccess; he cannot command it, nor
can he keep it.
The trained man has all the ad
vantages on hi* side; the untrained
man invites all the tragic possibili
ties of failure.-Hamilton Wright
I, R. N. Broadwater, being thc
legally appointed executor of es
tate of Mrs. Mary A. Holly deceas
ed. These are to cite and admonish
all and sinirnlar the kindred and
creditors of said Mrs. Mary A.
Holly to file with me any and all
claim or claims against said es
R. N. Broadwater, Ex'or.
For the Weak and Nervous
Tired-out, weak, nervous men and
women would feel ambitious, ener
getic, full of life and always have a
good appetite, if they would do the
sensible thing for health-take
Electric Bitters. Nothing better for
the stomach, liver or kidneys. Thou
sands say they owe their lives to
this wonderful home remedy. Mrs.
O Rhinevault, of Vestal Center, N.
Y., says: "I regard Electric Bitters
as one of the greatest of gifts. I can
never forget what it bas done for
me." Get a bottle yourself and see
what a difference it will make in
your health. Only 50c and $1.00.
Recommended by Penn & Holstein.
! W E Lynch & Co.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs. Julia R. Adams
has made application unto this
Court for Final Discharge as Ex
ecutrix in re the Estate of J. \V.
Adams deceased, on this the 15th
day ef April, 1913.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at ray office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on
the 19th day of May, 1913 at II
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
April 15th, 1913.
I What, Others Say f
Money vs. Religion.
When the money devil gets hold of
a preacher or layman he may as well
tell his religion good bye, if he has
any. --Orangeburg Times and Demo
A Well Dressed Man.
Woodrow Wilson is said to be the
best dressed man in Washington. It
is good. For he may have to
give England a dressing before the
Panama matter is settled-Spartan
A Bereaved Husband.
A Chicago man married a woman
who was heir to a fortune, but the
marriage nullified her right to a con
siderable part of the money. The be
reaved husband has the sympathy of a
large circle of dead beat friends.
Penny Postage Popular.
Congressman Lewis of Maryland
says that the demand for penny pos
tage is becoming so insistent that con
gress soon will be forced to take cog
nizance of it. Congress generally sits
up and takes notice when old Vox Pop
uli becomes insistent -Columbia
Sweep Before Their Own Door.
Certain people, and preachers
amongst them, have been trying to set
tle this question: "Was J P. Morgan a
Christian?" The Spartanburg Journal
says that is none of their business, and
wants to know if the people who are
so much interested in Mr. Morgan are
Christians themselves. -Orangeburg
Times and Democrat.
Law a Reflection on Georgia.
Georgia has a fool law under which
each military company can sell a cer
tain number of jury exemptions to raise
money for military purposes. The
vicious principles involved in the law
have become about well enough known
to begin the raising of a righteous row,
and the matter will come up at the
next session of the general assembly.
Very Considerate of Japs.
President Wilson has requested con
gressmen not to indulge in any unnec
essary jingo talk in their speeches on
the subject of the anti-aiien bill. His
desire is to treat the whole question on
a broad, high plane, without giving of
fense to the sensitive Japanese. That
this is the sensible method goes with
out saying.-Yorkville Enquirer.
H?d Purpose in Removing Constables.
The Governor has removed all whis
key constables in "this State. The ef
fect is not hard to imagine. The Index
last week intimated such a possibility,
The policy of disgusting the people so
that the dispensaries can be voted back
is avery shrewd one, very, very 3hrewd.
The prohibition supporters of the ad
ministration have received a jolt, or if
they have not they have one coming to
I Smile Provokers |
Mrs. Gabbleigh (nudging her
husband, who is snoring): "William,
you'd make less noise if you kept
your mouth shut." Husband (only
half awake): "So'd you."
A story of Scotch honesty conies
from Dundee. A small boy had tak
en the prize for an exceptionally
well drawn map. After the exami
nation the teacher, a little doubt
ful, asked the lad:
"Who helped you with thia map
"Come, now, tell me the truth.
Didn't your brother help you?"
"No, sir; he did it all."-Los
She-Did you marry that girl
yon used to say was the light of
He-No; I decided to live in the
Now, in order to subtract, the
teacher explained, "things have al
ways to be of the same denomina
tion. For instance, we could't take
three apples from four peara, nor
six horses from nine dogs."
Teacher, shouted a small boy,
"can't 'you take four quarts of
milk from three cows?"
An Irishman walkod into a men's
furnishing goods Htore the other
day and said:
"Oi wr-.ic to get somethin' for
mournin' wear, but Ol don't exact
ly know what the coostom is. What
do they be wearin' now for mourn
It depends, exotaimed the sales
man, "on how near the relative is
for whom you wish to "show this
mark of, respect. For a very near
relative you should have an all
black suit. For some one not so
near you may have a broad band of
black on the left arm or a some
what narrower ono for somebody
"Ochl Is that it? Well thin, gim
me a shoestring. It's me woife's
Jacksonville and Retara..
Tampa and Return_._
St. Petersburg and Return.
Georgia & Fk
Special train to Jackson viii?
passengers, leaves 8:00 a. m. a
Tampa 6:45 a. m., St. Petersb
Special train returning on fi
termed tate stations, leaves Jae
10:45 a. m.
Tickets to Jacksonville goo?
trains up to and including Jun*
burg up to and including Juue
C. H. (
Assistant Traffic Mat
WE CARRY A
galvanized and black piping j
Rubber sheet packing
We cut and thread pipe to
BM--- i 11
j Hot 14
You cannot control tl
suit your clothing to the
Iold summer time'' is here
so you had better provid
ments that will insure coi
We have light we igt
popular colors and weave?
Wc have light weigl
oan fit any size and satisfy
We have stylish hat
felts. We have the lar
we have ever carrie?.
We aie sole J
the best shirts on the
.SS.09.Limit 5 Da?3
. 7.00. " 7 Days
.7.00. " 7 Daya
ne IO, 1913.
? with sleeping cars for seat
rrive Jacksonville 3:00 p. m.,
urv. 8.30 a. m.
Darth day for Augusta and in
ksonville 7:JO a. m., Valdosta
3 returning on ail regular
g15th, Tampa and St. Peters
lager, Augusta, Ga.
JETE LINE OF
Gandy belting, 2-. 4-, 5-, 6-,
8-, and lo-tnch, 6-ply.
Rapid Fire hay presses
Sisal and Manilla rope
sketch. Write for prices.
ie mercury but you can
weather. The "good
to remain for 4 months,
e the light weight gar
tt clothing in all of the
We have oxfords
for men and boys that
are stylish and dura
able. Try a
Grosset or a
it underwear of all kinds,
/ any taste.
s in strawy panama and
.gest assortment of hosiery
agents for the
market tor the money.