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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesdaj', January 28th.
if there be any truer measure of a
man than by what he does, it must
be by what he gives.-SOUTH.
Wonder if the lawmaker in Co
lumbia will interfere with th"
"bookmakers" in Charleston?
Can't you contribute a volume to
the High School .library? Look
about the house and see if you can't
spare several books.
The new express rates th"t go
into effect February 1 will very
materially reduce the cost of ship
ping and, incidentally, the cost of
"Women Who WTant to Vote in
Chicago Must Tell Ages"-Head
lines. That furnishes & satisfacto
ry solution for the suffragette situa
The Grace- W haley matter ended
as it should. There was doubtless
fraud in that Charleston election,
but in commencing of the investi
gation the wrong man took the
Jud^e Speer is irritated by the
flashes of the search-light that are
to ned upon his record. If he in
innocent, he has nothing to lose by
the investigation; the more search
ing the better for him.
Sometimes the most useful mem
ber of a lawmaking body is the one
who is known by his large number
of motions to "strike out the en
acting words", rather than by the
large number of new bills intro
Wonder if the presence of the
Solons in Columbia had anything
to do with the very heavy January
purchases that were made by the
Kichland dispensary board? Not if
all of the other delegations are aa
abstemious as Edgefield'a.
The member of the House who
introduced the measure providing
for woman's suffrage may have con
victions but he is lacking in cour
age. Instead of fighting for his
bill, as a redoubtable knight of old
would have done, he allowed it to
A newspaper man fell on the
streets of a dispensary town a few
sights ago and broke his leg. . We
haven't heard of any newspaper
man breaking hts leg in a lry town.
P?ve you?-Newberry Observer.
X? ; but we have heard of their be
ut^ "dead broke."
Tv, is an imposition on the fellow
mose cowardice compels him to
carry a pistol for the legislature to
require him to carry a 20-inch gun
instead of the ordinary pocket pis
tol. Gentlemen of the general as
sembly, in providing proscription
for the small weapon you are im
posing upon men of small calibre.
Ti at the race question is a pet
ie ne for demagogues was shown
f .he sensational debate in the
uuse Tuesday. Better let the
tace question alone and devote that
time to keeping the primary above
reproach. Save the white man's
primary from the white men them
The Advertiser does not approve
of the Charleston license bill. It
will be nothing more nor less than
a return to the old barroom system
for that city. Let ono county have
open barrooms and viii not DH
long before others wnl be asking
for the same privilege. If Charles
ton bc allowed to have open bar
looms, why not Aiken and Orange
burff, or any other county in the
Collection of Books Needed.
The teachers of tlie public school
are makinir a commendable effort t>>
secure at least a nucleus for a libra
ry for the school. Surely the pa
trons will give lliem their full co
operation. As, comparatively speak
ing, there are but few libraries in
the homes of Edgefield, the chil
dren should be provided with books
in the school building. They need
especially books for collateral read
ing and books of reference. The
members of the literary society are
handicapped unless they are suppli
ed with books other than those used
in the class-room work. In assist
ing the teachers you are helping
Making a Strong Fight.
Senator Nicholson has renewed
thu fight which he commenced at
tue last session of the legislature
for honest elections in South Caro
lina. Ht has amended the bill
whicl he then introduced, making
it stronger as well as less objec
tionable to those who are opposing
legislation looking to safeguarding
the primary. The text of Mr.
Nicholson's bill is published in full
in this issue of The Advertiser
which will enable our readers to
see that he is fighting along the
right line. His measure and all
other efforts that are being made to
prevent fraud and dishonesty at
the polls are being vigorously op
posed by a certain element iu both
houses and it is impossible to tell
what the final outcome will be.
Would Curtail Powsr of Executive.
During the campaign of 1912
Col. J. P. DeLaughter did not hesi
tate to express his views upon ques
tions affecting the welfare of the
people, always doing so with con
spicuous emphasis whether his po
sition was popular or unpopular.
And as is almostinvariably the case
when a man is frank and honest in
stead of being designing and sel
fish, his outspoken policy increased
his popularity. Well, to make a
long story short, among the things
which Mr. D'-Laughter advocated
was a curtailment of the carte
blanche authority that ;s given the
governor in the matter of granting
pardons. He has fallowed up the
position then taken by introducing
a joint regulation providing foran
election on an amendment to the
co.'stitution. The purpose of this
amendment is to establish a board
to pas? upon applications for par
dons instead of vesting that author
ity solely in the governor.
The record which the present
chief executive has made is alone
suth* h*nt argument for the wisdom
of Mr. De Laughter's resolution.
During the past three years execu
tive clemency has been granted in
965 cases, which is about one for
each business day of the present
governor's administration. These
astounding figures furnish prima
facie evidence that the pardoning
power is being abused. Under the
constitution it requires 12 men to
convict, then, in view of the flagrant
abuse of executive authority, the
power to annul the findings of the
12, who under oath pass up >u the
evidence, should consist ot more
than one man, even though that in
dividual be the governoi himself.
Mr. DeLaughter is working along
the right line and we hope he will
press the matter until a successful
conclusion is reached.
Special Farm Offer.
One hundred and seventy acres
highly improved, new buildings, 2
<tory coleuial dwelling, everything
n neat and good order, just 1 mile
?orth of our town limits. $59.00
>er acre. Best offer yet.
E. J. NORRIS. I
What Others Say
The substituted Nicholson primary
elections bill is a step in the right di
rection-if it can only step over the
veto which presumably awaits it.-Co
The Man Who Knows.
There is more in knowing how than
in trusting in luck and the phases of
the moon. The moon nr.d luck are al
ways on the side of the man that knows
how.-Farm and Ranch.
Dress to Please Men.
Why deliver all the lambwts to the
women in regard to these scant styles?
Don't women dress to please men, and
if that's what a man wants why not
blame him a little also?-Greenville
Women Eschew Tobacco.
An example of the unfitness of things
is the advertisement of chewing to
bacco which shows a girl holdliig a plug
in her hand. Not even the 1914 girl
chows, so why this picture?-Green
Infringement Upon Rights.
It is well enough to advice and to
persuade, if possible, farmers not to
kill their young calves, but when it
comes to passing laws to prohibit it,
that is carrying legislation too far into
the domain of private rights.-New
Honest Primary, The Cry.
Surely there are enough honest men
in the General Assembly to give the
white people of the State an honest
primary law even if it has to be passed
over the Governor's veto. We shall
hope so, at least.-Orangeburg Times
Follow Rockefeller's Example.
John D. Rockefeller says that he has
never drunk a drop of intoxicating li
quor in his life. There are many boya*
in this county under twenty years or
age whocan truthfully make the same
statement. Let them so live that they
can repeat it at seventy.-Spartanburg
Odds Against Whiskey.
The prohibitionists seem about to
win a long fight in Virginia. The lower
house of the legislature has passed a
bill enabling the people to vote on
state-wide prohibition. The measure
now goes to the upper house. From
the way the whiskey people are fight
ing the bill they evidently think tho
people would declare for prohibition i
allowed a vote.-Greenville Pied
Prof. (in geology): "The geolo
gist thinks nothing of a thousand
Soph-"Great guns! And I loan
ed a geologist ten'dollars yesterday!"
Peun. Punch Bowl.
The lawyer was endeavoring to
pump some free advice out of the
"Which side is it bast to lie on,
4,The side that pays you the re
tainer."- Cincinnatti Enquirer.
"Repeat the words the defendant
used, said the lawyer for the plain
tiff in a case of slander."
"I'd rather not, *aid the witness
timidly; they were hardly words to
tell a gentleman."
"Ah, said the attorney, then whis
per them to the judge."
"Won't you be very happy when
your sentence is over?" cheerfully
asked a woman of a convict in
"I dunno, ma'am, I dunno,"
gloomily answered the man.
"You don't know? asked the wo
man, amared. Why not?"
I'm in for life."-Ex.
A little boy had been punished
by his mother one day, and that
night at bedtime he prayed thus:
"Dear Lord, bless papa and sister
Lucy and brother Frank and uncle
Fred and aunt Mary and make me
a good boy. Amen."
Then looking up into his mother's
face he said: 'T suppose you notic
ed that you weren't iii it."-Ex.
Met With Miss Marie Key.
The members of the Di tie aux
iliary held a business meeting at
the home of Miss Marie Key Satur
day afternoon. Plans we^e made
for holding a carnival early in Feb
ruary in order to raise funds for
their treasury. If the weather is fa
vorable the carnival will be held on
the lawn of Mrs. B. B. Jones, and
if the weather is threatening it will
be held in the dining hall of the
High School building. The meeting
Saturday afternoon was exceedingly
pleasant. At the close of the busi
ness session the hostess served de
lightful refreshments. The next
meeting will beat the home of Miss
Mr. Walker Writes of His Trip
Through Germany and
July 5, Saturday morning at 9:16
we left Weishaden for Frankfort.
We had only a few hours in Frank
fort. At 2 p. tu. we were leaving
for Heidelberg. We spent Sunday
.luly G in Heidelberg. Some of UK
attended the English church and
heard a sermon eleven minutes
I Heidelberg has a picturesque old
I castle and the oldest university in
this country of universities, (?erma
ny. In the afternoon alter trying in
vain our English on several people,
.Mrs. Walker and I managed to get
into one of the buildings of the
university, and were shown around
ny a young lady who could talk a
little English. The university was
founded iu 1386. We saw the old
prison room for-refraotory student?.
Some of the inmates had carved
their names on the wall, and some
had even left their likenenses. The
university in 1910-11 had 'J,-113 stu
dents. The student H tight duels with
Kwords. I saw one with his cheek
?lashed. They have no mote sense
than to be proud of their dishonor
able wounds. Kain and a poor hotel
interfered with our Heidelberg Blay.
Off for Zurich, Switzerland, at
8:10 Monday morning, July 7. Thia
coach is like our American ones,
middle aisle with seats for two on
each side- We are in a hill country,
I counted thirty tunnels. Many
trees. Hay. oats, rye, potatoes,
beans. Good roads. Spruce pine
daisies. By 3:15 o'clock we are inn:
northern Switzerland at Sehaffhau
sen. 5 p. m. Zurich. Zurich is al
the northwestern end of Zuricl
lake. It is a grand sight to stand
on the lake and look southward.
The beautiful blue of the lake witt
houses dotting its banks and bille
rising beyond until the green of th<
hillsides chances to the snow of tht
Alpine heightt in the distance.
Hundreds of people are cominj
into Zurich on this day for th?
world's Sunday school convention
which begins on to-morrow, Jnlj
8. .More than a thousand of th?
2,600 delegates are from Noni
America. To meet a man with hit
''North America" badge on make.
one feel there is a man from home,
The convention began Tuesday af
ternoon, July 8, with a receptior
given by Mrs. Rieter Bodraer ai
'tier beautiful home, Villa Reitberg
This greit lady is an unassuming
little Christian woman. She alway:
has a bible on the table in the room
of a guest. Emperor William ol
Germany was pleased that she dir
not make an exception of him. Dr
Bailey the president of the conven
iton tedd us of three of the men wh<
had spent awhile on these ground,
where we were given this reception
Lafater, the poet of Swiss songs
patriot, martyr of liberty, a man o
warm Christian feeling, a disci ph
of Jesus. In 1857 Wagner livet
here. Last fall there was here th<
Emperor William, who bows to tin
thorn crowned head. These tlirei
men of great difference , yet the;
agree in homage to Jesus. Tn
opening sermon was preached in th
convention hall by Rev. Floyd W
Tompkins, Episcopal, of Pennsyl
vania. Text: ''All thy children shat
be taught of the Lord, and urea
shall be their peace.
1. Recognize the importance o
our work. 2. Love for children
3. Simplicity of our teaching th
gospel. Bring the children to ChriM
Teach the word of God. Spirit ii
which we ought to work: Hop*
joy, c ainty, experii nee.
In i ? ming we were welcome'
by the uayor of Zurich, by one u
the pastors, and by Rev. John L
Nuclson, Methodist Bishop of Et
rope. One of the speakers of th
evening was Rev. H. C. Tuckei
one of our Southern Methodist mit
sionaries to Brazil. Talks were mad
by our U. S. consul, Robt. ?
Mansfield, and the British vies
eonsul, J. C. Milligan. Later o
during the convention I had ti:
pleasure of meeting Mr. Milliga
on a street car and he kindly helj
ed rae to find the church I was lool
On Wednesday morning at 9:1
Dr. F. B. Meyer, the great ?.?aptii
preacher of London, made the tin
of his series of morning devotion;
talks to the convention. He calk
us to a better, wider deeper exp
rience. Fred Smith told of a Sunda
school in Australia which had moi
men and boys than ladies and girl
Let's have some like that in Edgi
field county. He says to give tl
men and boys work to do, for i
stance, against the saloon and tl
white slave traffic, and for econon
ic justice and missions.
At one of the afternoon confe
BBces Mr. Smith urged us to go I
those who did not come to u
Where you can get 10 men 10 mil
ates day or night have a Bib
?las8. If you wait till you are dea
mre everybody approves you wi
)e dead sure.
William C. Pearce told how whe
ii? father was converted when W i
i am was ten years old, the fathi
look the Bible an?rl had family
prayer. Since his boyhood days
many temptations have come to the
son, but one great help to him ?6
the father's prayer housed to make.
God bless my son William and
keep him faithful."
J. R. Walker.
W. W. Adams & Co.
This popular firm announces this
week that it is nowreadv to deliver
fertilizers t<> the farmers of the
county. In addition to the celebrat
ed Kliwan brande, they have other
pi i pular brands in their ?varch une
n-ady for delivery. W. W. Adams
& Company do not sell any fertiliz
er? exeunt the dependable kind.
Hundreds of satisfied customers
wi 1 bear ie-?tim"ny to the merit ot'
thc brands they sell. Before placing
v? ur fertilizer contracts c.ill oti \V.
W. Adams & Company. They can
also supply you with the iimredients
for mixing your fertilizers at home.
Letter From Re 1 Oak Grove
Dear Advertiser:- As you have
i:oi. beard from our school this se>
sion I will try to tell you how fa>t
?e are learning. We learn lots -d'
things every day. .lust before
Christmas we flood examinations!
on every one of our books and I
think we all made good marks. Our
teacher Mrs. .M. E. Walker gave ui
a nice Christmas tree in the Ked
'Oak Grove church which we all en
joyed very much. There were lots
of nice presents put on the tree I
think every one there got a present.
We just made the church ring when
we ??)t to singing "Christmas
bells." Ellie Dorn sang alto for us
which helped out very much.
Matter Brooks Kendrick of the
Bussey community is neriously ill,
but we hope he will soon recovei.
Last Tuenday nihill our teacher
Mrs. M. E. Walker also Ml. G. M.
Dorn and family were invited by
their g?jyjd neighbors, Vir. and Mrs.
G. L. Dorn to a nice oyster ?upper.
After supper they went into the par
lor and had some exce lent music.
Mr. Dorn played the violin, his s??n
Mr. Clyde Dorn the auto harp and
Mrs. Dom accompanied them on
Mr. *V. W. Fuller visited our
school last week. 1 winh he had
waited until this we.-k for we
have our school room ceiled and I
think I could have recited better.
We are always glad to see him.
Second bund ay in this month
Miss Velma Dorn invited s. me of
her school mates to take turkey
dinner at her home. Some of those
presanf< were Misses Ellie and Ruby
Dorn, timmie Thurmond and Ever
Dr. G. E. Walker from the At
lanta Dental college was at home
durintr the holida.vw. We hope to
congratulate him i.n his return home
next May for the finishing of his
Mr. and Mrs. E C. Dorn have
?.ur deepest sympathy since the
death of their daughter, Mrs.
Claude Jordan. The two little girl.-?
came last Saturday night to make
their home with them. As this is
my first to write for your paper I
?viii close. I trust to do better later.
Alkahest Lyceum Gains Leader.
Prof.'Edwin Aldine Pound, for
i he psst seventeen \ears supe in
tendeiit of the public schools of
Waycross, f as just resigned his po
cition and has accepted a position
with the Alkahest Lyceum System
of this city a? traveling representa
This announcement is one of the
most important that could be made
for the advancement of the lyceum
and Chautauqua work in Georgia
and the South. Edwin Aldine
Pound is himself a most successful
platform speaker and a live wire in
managing aud promoting anything
that he undertake*. He has been
a leader in the educational circles
of Georgia for years and his new
work will only give him a broader
field in this line. For the past
dozen years Waycross bas conduc
ted one of the most successful
lyceum courses in the state, giving
from ten to twelve first-class at
tractions each season, and has al
way? been self-sustaining. This
was because Pr?>f. Pound was at
the helm there. He knows the work
thoroughly and believes in it. It
is safe to say that no man ever
came into the business or into the
Ixueum better prepared to make a
success of the field work in organiz
ing lyceums aud Chautauquas, than
Waycross is planning now to
hold a big Chautauqua this summer
under the auspices of the Board of
Trade, which is the culmination of
Prof. Pound's work in that city.
He is a brother of Hon. Jerry M
Pound of Barnesville, the former
State School Commissioner. The
Alkahest Lyceum System is to be
congratulated on securing such a
?trong addition to their forces.
Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution.
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Worms The Cause of Your
A foul, disagreeable breath, dark
circles around the eyes, at times fe
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Hushed and then pale, abdomen
swollen with sharp cramping pains
are all indications of worms Don't
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Best Cough Medicine for Chil
I am very glad to say a few
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cough remedy writes Mrs. Lida.
Dewey, Milwaukee, Wis. "I hay$.
used it for years both for my chiU'
dren and myself and it never fails
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No family with children should be
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diate relief . in cases of croup."
Chamberlain's cough remedy is
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Notice is hereby given that on
Saturday the 7tu day of February
prox, 1 will make a tina) settlement
before the Probate Judge of Edge
held County, at his office at Edge
held C. li.. S. C., at eleven o'clock
in the morning of said day, as
Guardian of Joseph H. Bouknight;
and will at the same lime and plaoe
apply to the Probate Judge fora
final discharge from the office and
dut.es of Guardian of the said
Joseph H. Bouknight.
G. M. Smith,
Jan. 6, 1914. Guardian.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
. Whereas, Mrs. Aunie E. Rives
hath made suit to me, to grant her
Letters of Administration of the
Estate of and effects of J. U. Rives.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the
Creditors of the said J. U. Rives,
deceased, that they be and appear
before me, in the Court of Probate,
to be held at my office at Edgefield
C. H., S. C.. on the 4th day of
February, after publication thereof,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have, why
the said Administration should not
Given under my Hand, this 20th
day of January, A. D., 1914. Pub
lished on the 21st-28th days of Jan
uary and the 4th day of February,
1914, in ThetEdgefield Advertiser.
W. T. Kinnaird,
Probate Judge E C., S S.
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