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/. L. MIMS.......Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, September 3.
The superior man wishes to be slow
in his words and earnest in his con
"This morning the governor ex
tended executive clemency in the
following cases." The daily papers
would do well to keep this sentence
in type ready for use every morn
According to figures given by
The Record, Columbia's popula
tion has increased 10,792 during
the past two years. It fails however
to state what part the Stork played
in this increase.
Anderson is fortunate in beiusr
able to hold Col. William Banks.
They will never find another like
him. As editor of the Intelligencer
he will continue to work for Ander
son and the Piedmont.
Whatever else the critics may
say against Secretary Bryan anent
his lecturing, it can hardly be said
that he fails to keep an engagement.
His automobile ride Friday night
over a storm-swept Pennsylvania
tiid proves that Mr. Bryan is not
easily swerved from his purpose.
The commander of the British
army has iosued an order prohibit
ing the smoking of cigarettes by all
enlisted men, whether on or off du
ty. After a careful investigation
he has reached the conclusion that
cigarettes are harmful a?d unfit
those who smoke them for render
ing efficient service.
Women are crowding men out
all along the line. It was a woman
who served as grand marshall for
the Labor Day parade in Bostou
Monday. Wonder how long before
a woman will be elected to the cap
taincy of the Edgefield Rifles?
Edgefield already has some eques
triennes who are qualified for cav
An Orangeburg citizen has a eu
ri osity in the form of two tax re
ceipts for the years 1851 and 1852.
In 1851 his tax on more than 100
acres of land was 26 cents and the
following year it was 29 cents. We
are told that history repeats itself,
but that Orangeburg man will hope
in vain for a return of the day of
What About Your Boy?
The day for the opening of t~e
schools and colleges is fast ap
proaching. What are you going to
do with your boy? If you are influ
enced by his preference^ or allow
him to follow his inclination, you
will probably let him remain out of
school. But would that be just to
him? Is he old enough and is his
judgment mature enough to know
what is best for himself? If you
were allowed to remain out of
school when you were his age, did
not your parents make a mistake?
Do you not realize now that they
failed to do what was best for you?
Now are you going to make the
same mistake as a parent?
Make every sacrifice necessary to
send your son to school, and after
making provision for his education
compel him to go if necessary. He
probably is at an age when mental
activity and application will count
the most. If that be the case be
will lose irretrievably by remaining
out of the school room during the
Of course the education of the
girls is of no less importance than
that of the boy- but we do not in
the same degree urge their going to
school because it is generally un
necessary. Girls as a rule do not
have to be driven to school and to
their books as many boys do. And
after beginning they do not drop
out in mid-session as boys are in
clined to do. That is why we call
attention to the bojs. They need
to be looked after. . The girls will
almost without exception seize an
opportunity for an education.
The Old "Plank Road."
In the days of the old stage coach
the "Plank Road", the public road
leading from Edgefield to Augusta
by the "Pine House", was the lead
ing thoroughfare in the county.
Augusta was the market for the en
tire up-country, including upper
South Carolina, North Carolina
and portions of Tennessee, and this
road was the main highway by
? which this market was reached. It
I was the importance of the road that
led tc a company being formed for
i its improvement by covering the
surface with boards or planks
hence its name, the "Plank Road."
In order to reimburse the builders
a small toll was oharged for the
privilege of traveling the road.
I There are some oitizens who are
now interested in the improvement
of the old "Plank Road" who are
willing to go down in their pockets
and contribute of their means in
order to clay the road from near the
"Pine House" to the Aiken line.
Mr. W. B. Penn of Edgefield is
among the leaders in the enterprise.
Those who are interested ia im
proving the Plank Road" should
communicate with him. Supervisor
Edmunds will take his road work
ing force down there early in the
wi nter and contribute the county's
8 hare toward making this a mod
ern road. The plan, as we under
stand it, is to place all the cash
that can be raised at the disposal of
the supervisor and let him employ
the labor so it can be supervised
and directed by his foreman.
Several years ago citizens of
Trenton and several living along
the "Plank Road" were actively
interested in the matter of improv
ing this particular highway. If
we mistake not several hundred
dollars were practically pledged by
these citizens in the aggregate.
Now is the time for them to renew
their efforts. They will not only
meet with the hearty co-operation
of the county authorities but there
are men who do not reside along
the road who are actively inter
The Advertiser would suggest
that a meeting of the citizens be
called to undertake the matter in
an organized way, which is the
proper way if the undertaking is to
succeed. Our columns are open to
those who are interested in this
Death of Mrs. W. W. Lanier.
Mrs. Lanier, the wife of Mr. W.
W. Lanier, died at her home near
Gilgal church Sunday alternoon.
August 24. The interment took
place at Gilgal Monday afternoon,
the funeral being conducted by her
pastor, Rev. P. P. Blalock, assisted
by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn. Mrs. La
nier was an active member of Gil
She was reared in the Colliers
community, being before her mar
riage Miss Bessie McLeudon. She
was a devoted wife and a patient,
indulgent mother. She will be
missed by a large circle of friends
and especially will she be missed in
the home circle. She leaves her
husband, four children, her mother,
Mrs. L. S. McLendon, two sisters,
Mrs. W. W. Burnett and Mrs.
Mary Cosey a?d three brothers,
Messrs. F. E., D. D., and L. J.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING Oil,, a sur
gical dreasiac that relieves pain and heals at
the same time. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. iuw.
What Others Say
Will Stop Heart Too.
These patent headache medicines
may stop that thumping of the head,
but they are also apt to stop the thump
ing of the heart.-News and Courier.
Obey the Law.
What a great and glorious common
wealth this old state of South Caro
lina would be if every man would de
termine to obey the law and to do his
duty by his God and his neighbor.
"Find a Sympathetic Echo."
With a whoop and hooray woman
suffrage has been triumphantly mak
ing its way eastward from the radical
far west. It is a striking cry of "halt"
that Senator Tillman raises with all
his old time energy of language -and
the senator's words will find a sympa
thetic echo in many, both men and
women, ?in the land.-Spartanburg
Too Many Means of Support.
Mr. Bryan concludes a signed editor
ial in The Commoner on "Outgrown
Criticisms" with the feeling observa
tion that "In view of the past, it is
not too much to hope that the time
may yet come when a public man will
be commended rather tuan criticised
for having a visible means of support."
Yes, but they shouldn't be too visible
and too many of them to permit of the
public man attending to the public du
ties for which the public supports him.
Muggins-And you really object
to seeing a woman io a decollete
Buggins-Not at all my boy.
What I object to is seeing so much
of her out of it.
'"Willie, whom did George Wash
ington marry?" asked the teacher.
"The widow Custis, ma'am," an
swered Willie promptly.
"Had he any children?"
"Yes, ma'am. The sons and
daughters of the American Revolu
Well, said the cheerful wife, who
thought she had a soprano voice,'
"if the worst comes to the worst I
could keep the wolf from the door
I don't doubt that you would do
it, replied the husband, who had
suffered much, "but suppose the
wolf should happen to be deaf?"
An Englishman and American
were discussing the beauties of the
English and American girls.
"Our girls have such long hair,"
said the Englishman, that when they
take it down it falls to their waists.
That's nothing, responded the
American, "when the American
girls take their hair down, it drops
to the floor."
A bishop was one day addressing
a Sunday school, when he said in a
most impressive way:
"And now, children, let me tell
you a very sad fact. In Africa there
are 10,000,000 square miles of ter
ritory without a single Sunday
school where little boys and girls
can pass their Sundays. Now, what
shall we all try and save up our
money and do?"
And the class, as one voice, re
plied, in ecstatic unison:
"Go to Africa!"
Safest Laxative For Women.
Nearly every woman needs a good
laxative. Dr. King's New Life Pills
are good because they are prompt,
safe and do not cause pain. Mrs.
M C Dunlap of Leadill, Tenn., says:
"Dr. King's New Life T ills helped
her troubles greatly." Get a box to
day. Price 25c. Recommended by
Penn & Holstein, W E Lynch &
Don't Let Bahy Suffer With Ec
zema and Skin Eruptions.
Babies need a perfect skin-cover
ing. Skin erup'ions cause them not
only intense suffering, but hinder
their growth. Dr. Hobson's Eczema
Ointment can be relied on for relief
and peroianenl cure of suffering ba
bies whose skin eruptions have made
their life miserable. * Our baby was
afflicted with breaking out of the
skin all over the face and scalp.
Doctors and skin specialists failed
to help. We tried Dr. Hobson's Eo
zema Ointment and were overjoyed
to see baby completely oured before
one box was used" writes Mrs.
Strubler. Dubuque, Iowa. All dreg
gists or by mail, 50c. Preiffer
Chemical Companp, St. Louis, Mo.
Decide on Trenton Route to
It ha* been decided that the Caro
lina <fc Georgia Railway-the pro
jected electric line between Augusta
and Columbia-Bhall, after leaving
Graniteville. in Aiken county, go
by way of Trenton and Johnston,
rather than hy way of Eureka, and
that Johnston bhall be a junction
point, the main line going on to
the South Carolina capital, and the
branch leading out from Johnston
going to Greenwood.
This was one of the matters that
came up for decision at a meeting
of the directors of the company,
held yesterday morning, at which
time an increase of the bonded
debt of from $2,000,000 to $3,000,
000 was authorized.
Mr. Michael P. McGrath, con
tractor of the road, who has been
expected here for the past two
months, reached Augusta early yes
terday morning, coming direct from
Washington state, where he has
been delayed by a contract of large
magnitude. It was not until after
Mr. McGrath arrived and the con
tractor was consulted that definite
decision was made to run the pro
posed line by way of Trenton and
Johnston and to add the branch
from Johnston to Greenwood. It
had been proposed that the line
should, after leaving Graniteville,
go by way of Eureka and take a
course further east of the South
Caroliua capital, but decision was
made in favor of the. other route
for the reason that the territory in
South Carolina which wiil be tra
versed is more thickly populated
and a better farraiug section.
At the meeting yesterday morn
ing Mr. J. A. Lott and Mr. J, M.
Cranston were elected directors of
the company. After the meeting
adjourned it was announced that
construction work will begin on the
Carolina & Georgia railway in
about thirty days.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. James
U. Jackson, who is president of the
railroad company, and through
whose efforts it was organized; Mr.
McGrath, the contractor; chief en
gineer Shand, J. H. Fiythe and
Mr. Lott left for a trip over the
proposed route. They went to
Trentou and Johnston yesterday
and will go on from Johnston to
Greenwood to-day, and probably
will go from there to Columbia re
turning over the route between that
city and Augusta.-Augusta Chron
Card of Thanks.
Words fail me in my efforts to
express my gratitude to the good
people of Edgefield for their *.ind
ness to me during the late illness of
my wife. Every attention was giv
en her that was possible by our
friends, these kind and sympathetic
acts being bestowed in ways too
numerous to mention. I am also
deeply grateful for the many beau
tiful floral tributes which were si
lent expressions of love and sym
pathy. I shall always be profound
ly thankful to our good friends of
H. H. Sanders.
Caught a Bad Cold.
"Last winter my son caught a
very bad cold and the way he cough
ed was something dreadful," writes
Mrs. Sarah Duncan, of Tipton,
Iowa. "We thought sure he was
going into consumption. We bought
just one bottle of Chamberlain's
cough remedy and that one bottle
stopped his cough and cured his
cold completely" For sale by all
Use the same care in se
lecting your druggist that
you would in selecting your
doctor. It's just as impor
tant to have a prescription
filled properly, as it is to
have ingredients to put into
it. We employ only regis
tered prescription clerks and
use only the purest chemi
cals, yet *our prices are rea
sonable. We safeguard
your pocket-book as well as
PENN & HOLSTEIN.
Clean Your Grain.
I can clean or re-clean j
your oats for planting with
my improved separator. I
refer you to Dr. W. E. Pres
cott and Mr. T. A. Broad- |
water. Remove the * cheat"
and faulty grains before sow- |
ing. Open for work Sep
John W. Spann,
Edgefield, S. C.
a COLUMBUS, they are tried and true to his
every desire. It is natural then for him to buy the
If you are not in need of a wagon at present it
will pay you to investigate the Columbus and be
Ready For Ginning Season ?of
We wish to announce that we are
now ready to? begin ginning cotton.
Have overhauled our ginnery, and now
have it in No. 1 shape, and can serve
the public to good advantage. Let us
gin your cotton, buy your seed at the
market price, and sell you meal and
hulls as cheap as any one. Come and
let us serve you.
Hampton Cotton Mills Comp y.
Beaver Dam Plant, L. L. CLIPPARB, Manager.
I have accepted the ageucy for the McCor
mick mowers, rakes, binders, hay presses, gas
oline engines, pumps, and will be pleased to
sell all farmers these implements and machines.
Call to see me.
W. E. Prescott,
Modoc, S, C., R. F. D.
When in need of any kind of furniture call
on us. We carry a full assortment of bed
room suits, tables, rockers, dining chairs,
springs, mattresses, etc. Be sure to see us
before making your purchases.
Jones & Son.