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Wednesday, February nth.
IEverything that exceeds the bounds I
of moderation has an unstable foun-1
Ve., let's make it Calhoun in
stead of Clemson.
Hereafter they will edaoate girl.?
by XTand in Anderson.
That new play, "The Tongues of
M-n," must be^a short, one-act af
It a spears now that Columbia
will occupy a prominent place on
the baseball map next summer.
With a Joha Little and a Lit
tlejohn in tha municipal race, those
Gaffney people are apt to get their
Cnntrrntnlatinas, Brother Sims.
We believe yon will make the
very best mar hall that "Uncle
Sam" has ever had.
The IP gi ?datare has been in ses
sion lons enough to furnish grist
for the veto mill, which promises to
run at its usual capacity.
M?nd?v Senator Tillman and Ex
fcnator McLaurin shook hands and
chatted pleasantly in Columbia.
Let's all bury our differences.
The Advertiser predicts that Dr.
Bibcock will .not be a candidate for
governor. He is too sano a man to
be drawn ?nt? the political mael
The Advertiser would rather sfe
the shoveling of nome dirt, than
read columns in the papers aSout
Mr. JamesTJ. Jackson's numerous
The legislature has scarcely dis
posed of en<5 message before the
Governor sends another. Up t<?
this titne he ha* sent 33 mesiag-'S
to the legislature.
AB long as South Carolina banks
are conducted along such sane and
s -psihie lines the State Bank Ex
aminer should not make so much
alo about overdrafts.
One goes into a dentist's chair to
have his tooth pulled, and into a
dining-car ohair to have his leg
pulled.- The State And poe
lome late at night to have his
The men, poor creatures, are be
ing tabooed all along the line. The
latent in New York is the ''manies*
dinner. " But, entre nous, we hav*
a sneaking idea that ibese feast
will soon prove insipid.
Ins'ead of complaining of (he
rain and mud, be thankful that NM
ture's reservoirs are being filled in
order to supply the growing crop>
with moisture during the long hot
days of July and August.
"Government Will Promote
Canned Goods Trade."-That's the
trouble now. Too many of our
people are living from cans and pa
Tier baps, the contents of which wil
not always "stand the teat of thr
pure food law.
If fanners of liais county will n
l ice their purchases of wester'
livestock in the proportion that the;
i iv? eui tailed the consumption ot
western corn, their farms will y iel?
trger returns in net cash.
The members of the senior clash
?fa prominent northern college
?ave by a class resolution discard"
h -ir razors. Probably in an ti ci pr
r, >n of a demand i rom the suffra
gettes they have voluntarily relii -
q tUhed this hitherto distinctively
With the power to grant pardon
i l libitum, ttus setting at naugln
o ie action ot the courts, and througl
the exercise of tho vetoing power.
-, e go vernor of South Carolina ca;
tactically annul the judicial and
egislauve branches of tho govern
Made a Strong Fight.
Senator Nicholson's bill having
f -r it? purpose the safeguarding of
t >e primary passed the senate by
)ue vote but with that body so near
. y evenly divided it is not propable
that the measure will become a law
Tt matters not what its fate may bj,
Mr. Nicholson deserves the highest
commendation for his persistent
ffortB to protect the primary from
irregularities ?nd fraud. The pity
is that there are not more men of
as lofty purpose and as high id?alo
ii the senate as Edgefield's repie
Will Remain as Race.
In our opinion there is no place
in the world ina ; is better suited to
tue n< gro race than the cotton
growing states of tho South. We
.iiy 'cjtton growing states" with
deliberation, for where this sun
i>lant thrives the natural condi
ti ?us are best suited to the colored
r ce. There is a state of unrest in
??onie sections, but as a race the ne
?rro will always reside in the South.
As an evidence of unrest, a black
mau, representing himself as an
African chief, made a tour of the
S ?nth sometime ago and induced a
I irge number of negroes in Okla
homa, Mississippi and Texas to re
turn with him to the Dark Conti
nent. They assembled in New
York on the day set for embarking
f -r the newly found Uptopia, but
i > to this time the chief has not
v?peared upon the scene and those
ivho were bound for the "promise
and" may have to return to their
There may be a few here and
Lhere arnon? the race who are look
ing for better things elsewhere but
we believe as a whole they are sat
i fi ed and will remain in the Sun
ny South. Negroes who earn their
apport by honest toil are happy
Tho District Attorneyship.
A matter that has bepn of State
wido interest has *finallv been set
tled, but settled to the disappoint
ment of a large number of people.
We refer to the South Carolina
district attorneyship. The papers an
n >nnced yesterday that President
Wilson had appointed the Hon. F.
H. Weston of Columbia. Senator
Tillman some months ago nomina
t d the Hon. J. William Thurmond
for this important position and his
friends over the Slate have all
along entertained the hope that he
would be chosen by the President.
A nd that he has done otherwise is a
tr reat disappointment to the people
of Edgefield. While we have not
a word to say against Mr. Weston,
yet we are confluent that with h s
experience as prosecuting attorney
and his mt ny y.jars of successful
practice at the har, Mr. Thurmond
would have made a more capable
The Advertiser was hopeful that
Mr. Thurmond would be chosen be
cause we believe he deserves the
honor and too because we desired
to see Edgefield county honored by
furnishing to the State and to the
nation a mau who would fill the
place in a highly creditable manner.
Other portions of South Carolina
are receiving recognition by hav
ing honors, and their consequent
emolument, bestowed at the hands
.f the Democratic administration,
hut it seems that Senator Tillman's
iwn county will not be among those
that are thus honored.
What, Others Say
That Fortner Eil!.
It is somewhat of a surprise thatthe
Fortner bill did not se^k to prohibit
newspapers from being sent to ne
groes, also white preachers from
preaching in negro churches.-Green
Boys Hit Back.
Answering a pttition from th<
vomen, the city council of Nmultrie
ia,, has prohibited the sale of ci^a
.ettes Now the bovs have petitioneu
the council to prohibit wearing cor
bets; as if Georgia women ever won
-uch things, anyway.-Abbeville Aie
The Children Suffer.
A Chicago Judge who ha8 organized
a movement to "prevent hasty mar
riages" says that fifty per cent, ol
the boys arrested for misdemeanors in
Chicago, and of the young girls who go
wrong, are the children of parent.
who have been divorced.- Orangeburg
Times and Democrat.
There is one man that nobody would
stand any chance in running against
this year. He is the "present incum
bent of the office of state superinten
dent of education. He is the right maa
in the right place, and is doing a great
work for South Carolina. He is a build
er-not a puller-down.-Newberry Ob
The Public School.
The school represents nearly every
home in the community, in it are the
dear little men and women upon whom
the responsibility of this government
must fall and for whose training we as
citizens must answer. What can you
say for your public school? -Farm and
Make Bill More Effective.
The Sheriffs of South Carolina at
their meeting in Columbia a few days
ago urgently besought the Legislature
to enact such Jaw as will help to make
the Webb bill effective in fouth Caro
lina. This is a good suggestion and
the Legislature should carry it out.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
Mr. Rocks-So you want to mar
ry my daughter. W.dl, young mu,
what are your prospect*?
Young man-Excellent, if you
dou't spoil them.-Judge.
"When I married you, said Mrs.
Naggers, I thought to reform you."
''Yes, answered the husband; ann
like a number of reformen yW
seized the fi ritt opportunity to be
come a boss."-Kansas City Star.
Reggy-I thought you'd forgiv
ers what I said aud promised to lor
Peggy-But I didn't promise to
let you forget I'd forgotten it.
First Physician-Can you make
anything out of the patient's troub
Second Physician-I think if we
manage right, we can make about
?60U apiece out of it.-Philadelphia
Gladys-Jack is horrid! When
we were out tonight, a little bird
flew right into my mouth, and 1
asked him of what that was a sign
Clytie-What did he say it meant?
Gladys-That I sbould keep my
"I think the baby has your hai
ma'am," said the nurse girl, looking
pleasantly at her mistress.
Gracious, exclaimed the lady
glancing up from her novel. Run
into the nursery and take it away
from him! What will he do next?''
A Scottish farmer of a miserly
disposition bought a horse at a fair
On the way home he thought a
drink of water would refresh it, so
he got a pail of water but the ani
mal would not take it. When he gui
home he offered it a feed of corn,
out to his surprise it would uoi
touch that either.
"Weel, he muttered to himself,
if only I was sure ye were a glide
worker, ye're the vera horse for
Hubby was in a bad temper. IL
was late in getting up, and then hf
cut bim?elf while shaving. S > h.
reached the breakfast table aoowl
i ii tr blackly. "Look here. Mary, he
*aid crossly to his wife, you'v
made me late again, and 1 aske-l
you specially to wake me up at 8.*'
"And I did call you at 8 by m^\
watch, said Mary calmly."
"Then your watch must be slow."
"Well, I can't help that. I asked
you what time it was when you
came home last night. My wald
said it was '2 o'clock, but you said
it was only midnight. So I set m.\
watch right by you.-Philadelphia
Fashion Hints For Spring
The |.rinci[ial characteristics of SPRING
will be DRESSES. With the DECOLLTE COL
LAR called the Japanize collar, see illustrations in
the March Picturial fashion sheets. Then too you
will find the now so popular, "MINARET" styles,
with its Fluffy Ruffler, Ruffles in various widths,
draped and pulled-up-front effects, are the leading
Our Spring showing will be a variety of ma
te rials that make pretty dresses in the above ?tyles.
Watch for the advanced Spring arrivals.
Come to see them we will be pleased to show
The Corner Store
W. H. TURNER, Proprietor
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