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/. L. HUMS,.-.-.Editor
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Wednesday, August 13
I would give nothing for that man's
religion, whose very dog and cat are
not the better for it.-HILL.
How much of that ?100,000,000
will you need to market your crop?
No wonder farmers are making
much-ado over McAdoo, their friend
in time of need.
Seventeen suffragettes sentenced
Saturday. Indeed the militant maids
cause the London court to sit in
Interest in the High School in
creases. The building is being put
in order for the opening next
Every meeting of the Edgefield
chamber of commerce is a Confer
ence for the Common Good for the
people of the town and county.
With tuition ABSOLUTELY
FREE in the High School, there
should be not less than 100 boys
and girls to attend from all parts of
the county. Board can be had at
reasonable r?:ts in the town.
Shame on the young men that
there was not a single applicant
from this couuty for the one-year
agricultural course at Clemson col
lege. A young man from some
other couuty will be given Edge
The Christian women of Augusta
are appealing to the city officials to
enforce the ordinances, the flagrant
violation of which is bringing the
city into disrepute. That it ia nec
essary to m ike such an appeal, is a
serious reflection upon tbe men who
have sworn to enforce the laws.
Farmers seem to be concerned
more now about the price of the
staple than the yield. The pity is
that the vast majority of cotton
grrowerg are forced to sell as early
as possible after harveatinp;, instead
of being able to hold until a satis
factory price is offered.
The selection of Mr. W. W. Ball
to succeed Capt. W. E. Gonzales as
editor of The State WJJ a good one.
For several years Mr. Ball has been
a member of the paper's editorial
staff and has done splendid work.
He stands in the front rank of young
journalists of the South.
Press Not Doing its Duty.
Wo have looked in vain to the
press of Augusta to create a senti
ment against the lawnessness that
has made that city the subject of
much unfavorable comment. Con
trast the alertness and activity of
the Columbia press with that of
Augusta in the matter of law en
forcement. Unfortunately, Charles
ton is almost in a class with Au
The reason why The Advertiser
has referred to this matter repeat
edly is beuause the violation of law
in Augusta, particularly the illegal .
selling of intoxicating liquors, af- *
fee ts the people of this county.
Movement Has Steadily Grown.
When the tomato club work was
first undertaken several years agro
upon a small scale in this state little
did anyone think that it would as
sume such enormous proportions in
so ?hort a time. In fact some who
are pessimists by nature predicted
that the movement would soon fail.
The success of the undertaking has
been due chiefly to the perseverance
of the young women who have been
employed by the government to or
ganize the school girls. They have
not allowed discouragements to
It is gratifying to notice too how
the State colleges are giving sub
stantial encouragement to the toma
to clubs ovei the state by purchas
ing the output of their little do
mestic canneries. The State agent
for the tomato club work has closed
a contract with Winthrop college
for GOO gallons of tomatoes, and
one with Clemson college for 3,000
gallons. Heretofore the Clemson
authorities have been purchasing
their tomatoes in the West.
Will Assist In Moving Cotton Crop.
It is not unly profitable politically
but profitable materially to the south
for a Democratic administration to
be at the helm in Washington.
There are more southern men fill
ing important government positions
now than at any time wi: hin the
past 50 years. This of course is to
be desired in that it gives prestige
to this section of the country, but
that which is to be most desired
does not come through political,,
channels but comes 33 actual bene
fit in grappling v ith the stern,
every-day problemp of life.
The calling of southern business
men to Washington by Secretary
McAdoo to confer concerning the
sending of millions of dollars di
rectly to the South to aid in mov
ing the cotton crop was, if memory
serves us right, the first official act
that has ever come from Washing
ton for the material aid and finan
cial relief of this rartof '-he coun
try. No such thing was ever
dreamed of by a Republican ad
ministration. Heretofore when the
treasury department has opened its
doors Wall Street was the chief
beneficiary, which policy of the
government has had much to do with
giving New York millionaires the
power to practically control the fi
nances of the country.
Pay Dear For Profits.
One of the Aiken papers pub
lishes a detailed statement showing
the exact status of the county's fi
nances and calls attention with evi
dent pride and satisfaction to the
cash balance on hand. It ts doubt
less true that, as a county, Aiken in
a sense resides on Easy Street, but
is it not equally as true that the
means by which she accumulates
tbld surplus wealth causes not a few
of her citizens to eke out a misera
ble existence on Poverty Row.
It is not denied that the pletho
ric condition which obtains in Ai
ken is due to the sale of whiskey
by the county. But let it be borne
in mind that along with the Binn
ing gold and jingling silver there
come woe unspeakable and anguish
unutterable that far outweigh every
other consideration. Yes, Aiken is
piling up her so-called profits, but
at the same time she is making a
record for crime that grows blaoker
Only last week the father of an
Aiken county family came hom j
under the influence of whiskey, and
after consuming the supply on
hand sent his little 11-year-old son
to Aiken for more whiskey. When
the boy of tender years returned the
beastly father again began to drink,
cruelly mistreating his wife. Being
unable to longer endure such treat
ment of his mother, this same boy
who was sent for the whiskey pick
ed up a pistol a^d shot his father
through the head, killing him in
Yes, the money Aiken county
made on that fateful quart or gal
lon of whiskey ia a portion of the
"profits" over which it gloata, but
in the name of Heaven who wants
such money aa that in the publio
treasury? Shame on Aiken!
There are a hundred chances to
.'. .. ;< ...
one that if Aiken had had no dis
pensary this father would be living,
the family would be reasonably
happy, and the life of this boy of
tender years would not be blighted
by having the stain of human blood
on his hands-bis father's blood at
Doubtless scores of similar oases
could be cited. That of Seigier
who is now wearing stripes for
shooting an Aiken policeman while
under the influence of whiskey is
one of the many. Another home
ruined-another group of children
Yes, Aiken you have the so-call
ed profits but you pay dear for
What Others Say
How to Have Good Children.
Make chums and playfellows of your
boye and girls and you will have good
and attractive children. -Spartanburg
If women continue to reduce the
acreage of their frocks, etc., it won't
be the fault of the Southern cotton
Emulate Good Men.
The lives of good men give us stan
dards by which to measure our own
deeds and we should be anxious to em
ulate achievements of good men.
Farm and Ranch.
The New Drink.
"Wihonade" is taking the place of
Bryan's grapj juice in Washington.
It consists of orange juice, water and
'a little dash of sugar. Good old fash
ioned buttermilk will beat both these
administration drinks. -Spartanburg
When tomatoes were introduced into
this country in the early part of the
last century they were called "love
apples" and now that South Carolina
girls are taking up their cultivation,
return to the old name would not be
The Greatest Eneay.
Strong drink is the greatest enemy
of man. It has debauched men in all
the walks of life, and robbed millions
of homes of their sunshine and happi
ness. Why should we establish dis
pensaries so it can debauch our boy?
0 rangeburg Times and Democrat. '.
Should Defeat Him.
If the published reports of Gover
nor Blease's speech at Filbert last
week are correct he put the people on
notice that if they did not electa gov
ernor to his iiking he would open the
doors of the penitentiary. A threat of
this kind ought to defeat any man who
runs for public office in this State.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
Mike-Do yez believe in the re
call of judges, Pat?
Pat-That I do not. The last
time I was up before his honor he
sez: 'T recall th it face. Sixty days."
I'm agin the recall of judges.-Life.
When Either came home from
school she said to her mother:
''Mama, the teacher was telling
us all about the Amazons."
"What's them?" inquired brother
Bob, aged ten.
Amazons, exclaimed the little
girl, "were women who ?ou<rht just
like men. "
Ah, gwan, sniffed Bob. Them
ain't Amazons, them's suffragettefe,"
"Aren't you the boy who was
here a week ago looking for a po
"I thought so. And didn't I tell
you then that I wanted an older
"Yes sir, that's why I'm here
Tuner-Your daughter left word
that I should cal' and repair your
Mr. Binkers-what's wrong with
Tuner-She says three strings
Mr. Binks (confidentially)-Say,
here's a dollar. Break the rest of
F. Irving Fletcher asked an ad
vertising riddle at a Sphinx dinner
in New York.
Why is the merchant who doesn't
advertise like a man rowing a
boat?" Mr. Fletcher asked.
"Because he goes backward,"
said. William Ray Gardner, prompt
. No, said Mr. Fletoher, "because
he has to get along: without sales."
Tour of the World.
The Most Elaborte Entertain
ment Ever Given Here.
Everybody is getting ready for the
missionary tours, ?ind the transpor
tation agents, schedule managers,
ticket sellers, guides and even the
cooks are running themselves to
death in order to make sufficient
provision for the crowds of people
who anticipate making the round
the-world tour on the evening of
All the powerful magnates of the
various countries are making exten
sive preparation for your arrival to
welcome you and show you their
country in its most favorable light.
The very best and most palatable
food that each country can produce
will be served according to the cus
tom of the respective countries.
This is such an opportunity.
Such an one has never been present
ed before, and in all probability
will never pass this way again. So
many people would never be able to
spend six months or a year touring
the globe and paying out a mint of
money for it. Aud what's the use
anyhow when, for a mere song, and
in about an hour and a half, one can
make the whole circuit of the
Of course we could n't begin to
tell you all that will be provided
for you. It would take a volume,
but we will just enumerate a few of
the attractions so that you may get
just an inkling of the delights of it.
In the first place, everybody else
is going. Never mind what they
say now, when the time comes they
'Il be there. They can't help going
-and this is a time when you will
get twice your money's worth
For the convenience of all parties
there will be a tour starting from
America at 6 o'clock and returning
before the 8 o'clock train whistle
blows, and then other parties of
tourists will be transported until
all have seen the beauties of the
orient and the wonders of the trop
ics, aud vine clad Italy, and Mexico
will be visited. If any one is
afraid lo enter that belligerent
country, remember there will be an
escort of brave Americans carrying
the colors of Uncle Sam. Wrap
ped in the folds of that glorious
flag, who will not dare to enter
even the warlike portals of mystic
We embark from the shores of
America for Japan, "The Lan 1 of
the Rising Sun," that beautiful sea
girt Isle where our beloved Mis9
Clark lives and loves, and where
our Lula Lake was married, the
most beautiful and picturesque of
all countries. Here you will be
met by little Japanese girls and
young women, a veritable Island
home in miniature. You will be
served by Japanese, and talk to Jap
anese and eat Japanese food. They
say they eat dried herrings in Ja
pan, but fortunately for the tour
ists.that is not all they eat, and in
order to gratify the American ap
petite, the Japs will "temper the
wind to the shorn lamb" and give
you something you really like.
They teil us that in Japan
there are no chairs and that the
people either stand or sit on the
floor, but they are all very little
people. Perhaps provision will be
made for large Americans. Some
of the prettiest and daintiest girls
io Sedgefield will be transformed
into real Japs and will sing for you
the quaintest of Japanese songs.
When you reach Japan, you will
not want to leave and will offer?the
whole price of the tour to remain,
but no-the sohedule manager will
ALL ABOARD FOR ITALY.
And there in a bower of vines
and music you will become more
enchanted than ever. Italy, that
country of romantic story, will be
one of the most attractive spots.
Verdi who gave his musical produc
tions to the world can ".ot be there
himself in the flesh but by proxy,
for he has commissioned some beau
tit ul girls to play his choicest se
lections from II Trovatore, and one
of Edgefield's most illustrious solo
Good Reason For His Enthusi
When a man has suffered for sev
eral days with colic, diarrhoea or
other form of bowel complaint and
ia then cured sound and well by one
or two doses of Chamberlain's col
ic, cholera and diarrhoe remedy, aB
Ls often the case, it is bat natural
that he should be enthusiastic in
his praise of the remedy, and es
pecially ia this the case of. a severe
attack when life is threatened. Try
it when in need o? suoh a remedy,
it never fails. Sold by all dealers.
ists and some of our sweet voiced
sons will make merry or sad with
his melodies which have rung down
the ages. Onf could almost gue?n
what some of the moat delectable
beverages will be, but as surprise
often whets the appetite we would
not if we could betray the confi
dence of the Italian court and the
plans so carefully laid for the no
ble guests from America.
There are great strifes and con
fusion in new China to-day and
our missionaries are in grave dan
gar, so they tell us, but here in this
quiet nook we will visit the great
empire and see it in its peaceful
charm. Here John and Carrie Lake
and Mr. and Mrs. Snuggs may be
the theme of conversation, and we
will see the Mag of the new empire
that John Lake saw as it rose for
the first time over all the Canton
government buildings and ships in
the harbor. As the Chinese eat
with chop sticks, you mav have to
do likewise, for in China as in
Rome, we must follow their cus
toms. The Chinese like birds nests
soup and rats and other rare arti
cles of diet, but they also eat a
great many chickens aud so here in
this strange and ancient realm, you
may be served by many lovely
Chinese girls to chicken prepared
in the most tempting style.
AFRICA-THE DARK CONTINENT.
Will the party want to visit
Africa or will the tourists leave this
interesting spot to its barbarism
and haste to fairer fields? Perhaps
among the jungles of this weird
country you may meet the shades of
David Livingstone and the brave
Stauley or hear the memory tales of
There will be native music by
natives or their descendants, and
some of their quaint customs exem
plified. There will be food served
in Africa, and if you will think
about it, you will realize that on
this tropical continent grow many
of the choicest viands of the world.
So amid the din of African tom
toms and the jargon of native talk,
you will still find that cooking is
practiced. How it will be adminis
tered, it remains to be seen.
In an ideal locatiou on one of
our westeru hills, we -viii see with
happy hearts the regenerated Mex
ico. Beautiful Mexican girls and
handsome youths will greet you on
your entrance and show you the
beautiful land of Cortez and his
brave band, the land where lofty
mountains rise ia majestic heights
from the level of the sea, and where
the tropical peoples look up above
them to the snow capped peaks in the
shadowy distance. Perhaps some ready
speaker will tell you in a minute some
of poor Mexico's sad struggles, and you
will shed a tear for her sorrows. But
here also you will be refreshed with
food and renewed in spirit by "con
cords of sweet sounds, "in order to take
the trip back to our ain countrie, the
land of the free and home of the brave.
The cry will be to America the land of
our birth and the home of our choice.
And what a welcome will await us in
America! Then uncle Sara himself and
Miss Columbia will give us kindly
greeting, and even shake us by the
hand-and we will weep for joy at the
sight of the old flag as it flutters in th
"Home Again Home Again
From A Foreign Shore
And oh it fills my heart with joy
To see my home once more."
Here we will also be provided again
with the things to eat we like beat. It
may be pie -for we will not get any
of that American commodity abroad,
or it may be Columbia River salmon,
or South Carolina rice or water melon,
who can tell? Our country furnishes a
plenty for us all and in every variety,'
so that there will be something better
than any of those things in evidence.
"There'll be plenty of it such as it is,
and very good what there is of it."
You'll say when you reach Ame.ica,
I never had such a good time in my
life, and never ate so much before,
and never knew before with what won
derful esteem these foreign lands,
look upon the American people, but did
not some one say that every American
is a nobleman? -but the secret is out.
We're from Edgefield known and read
of all men-the Mecca of every- pil
Erim and the centre of the universe,
ong live Edgefield!
In erder that my patrons may
not be inconvenienced, I give no
tice that my dental office will be
closed from Wednesday, August
13 to Monday, August 18.
J. S. Bvrd.
Now is the time to begin the ear
ly garden. We oan supply you
with seeds of all kinds from the
seed farms of Buist and Ferry, both
are thoroughly dependable.
. TimmonS & Morgan.
PLUM BRANCH GROWING.
Flourishing Crops, Good Out
look For Larger Yields. Re
^ . vival Meeting Held by
Editor Advertiser-: Please give
rae space in your paper to tell you
what we are doing up hero in this
faraway corner of oldjEdgetield. You
would think if you did not know
better, to hear a McCormickite
speak of this little spot of the
world that we were more than one
hundred miles from the county seat
and really were a different nation
ality. Furthermore what a wonder
ful change it will make in our con
dition if wt would vote for a new
county and have McCormick for
the county seat. Why it makes us
fellows rich and every man, woman
and child feel like they were about
to enter into a new realm- The
facts are that we will have all that
heart could wish, and when you
will have gained the fight and the
new county established if there is
anything and you are not happy we
of the town or city of McCormick
will make up what is lacking, yes
we will see to it that every one has
a public road at his door and a
bridge, and a steel one, across every
branch wherever desired and we of
the city will foot the bill. Maybe
so, yes, the Indian put? it.
Mr. Editor, since the rains have
come and revived our crops and
everything flourishing eveiy one
has a smile that bespeaks happiness,
yes, the cry is on'every lip, I never
saw such a change in so- short a
time.crops are growing more rapid
ly than I ever saw them. Why the
ch inge i^ wonderful and the opinion
is that we will if there is no back
set to the crops make better crops
than laet year, especially the corn
is much better, that is all except
the early corn. The rains came too
late fer early corn.
Well, brother, we are glad to
state that |our lay brother Kinard
from Ninety Six has just closed a
ten days meeting here and we are
glad to say that it was good co be
here and enjoy the good earnest
preaching of brother Kinard. I
guess you know he has the title of
lay evangelist. He brought his wife
and daughter and pianist Landrum
to make the music which was grand.
With that accomplished daughter
and good and godly mother to lead
the singing and professor Landrum
at the piano we had inspiring mu
sic that brought church members
that had grown old and indifferent
to renew their covenant and get
closer to their duty and lead world
ly youths to think of their condi
tion and turn over a new leaf and
live a better life. The services were
held in the Methodist church but
all joined in as one church and took
care of the preachers and the crowds
that oome, and we think mach good
will come to the community.
Brother Sexton, the Baptist
minister, will begiu a protracted
meeting in the Baptist church next
Monday, the 18th, which will last
through the week. As the people
are through with their work we
hope to see large crowds out to
hear the good preaching that we
are looking for.
The roads are a little rough, but
we hope the supervisor will be
around soon and fill up the worst
places anyway and by so doing he
may check some of the new county
objections to the old county neg
lecting our roads. We are moving
along nicely with our town affairs.
The prospects are that we will need
one or two more business houses
here this fall to take care of the
business that a good crop will justi
fy. The Georgia trade is increasing:
and we need more merchants. There
is a good proposition here for an
experienced merchant with 2 or 3
thousand dollars in cash to go in
with a good partner here this fall
For further particulars write M.
Brother Mims I have written
more than I started out to write
but excuse this and we will do bet
ter in the future.
Survey Soon to Begin.
As soon as Greenwood and Augusta
raise their portion of the amount nec
essary to make the survey of the pro
jected railroad from Augusta to Green
wood a corps of engineers will be put
in the field. The committee appointed
by the chamber of commerce, con
sisting of W. H. Hading, chairman, J.
W. Stewart, B. B. Nicholson, Dr. J.
H. Self and J. P. DeLaughter, have
raised practically all that is expected
if Edgefield and the people who reside
along the proposed route in the county,
[t is understood that there ic considera
ble interest manifested at Greenwood
and the fund will be raised for the
Dr. J. H. Self and the leading citi
zens of his community are greatly en -
thused. In fact no member of the fi
nance committee has done better work
khan Dr. Self.