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LARGEST (CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, MUrch 11th.
IHe who- accustoms himself to buy
superfluities, may be obliged, ere long,
to sell his necessities.-SIMMONS.
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Wearing yellow sashes is a new style
with an ominous significance.
Wonder if Terpsichore would smile
approvingly upon the tango?
The temptation will be great, but
don't plow the land too wet
In the early spring time a school
boy's thoughts lightly turn to balls and
Wouldn't it be a fine thing if the
legislature did not convene again in
The members of "the smart set" are
generally about the laziest people in
President Wilson ruled congress with j
his "big stick", while President Wil
son rules with his big heart.
Those Mexicans are suffirientlv civi-,
lized not to cross the Texas border, j
unless it be under cover of darkness.
The time for making a crop grows
shorter dav by day. Better stir early
these bracing March mornings.
"Militant Women Fight in Rain.*'
Headline. It appears that nothing
^ dampens their enthusiasm.
- - . - ? ..?.
. Doesn't-Mr. McLaurinmeke the 18th J
candidate for governor? Who can an-J
* ?Ver our question by naming them
What- has become of the old-time
fanner who sent his boy to mill every
Saturday astride a mule and a sack of
It is not too late to make this reso
iut?on: "During 1914 I will make two
ears of corn grow where only one grew
It is said that th? "Victrola" furnishes
music most appropriate for the tango,
but should it not rather be associated
with the lyre?
By furnishing a judge for the new
13th circuit and a State bank examiner
Pickens has suddenly come into the
We thought Columbia would be the
last place to need a "veneering" plant.
Probably the output is to be sent down
Better not try to plant too early.
Profitable cesults seldom come from
forcing nature. Conditions are not
yet favorable for germination
The report of the committee of in
vestigation will be: "The body of
Vergara was exhumed and carried
across the Texas border by parties
The announcement that at least
$100,000 will be spent on the union sta
tion in Columbia is pleading informa
tion. There is much need for improve
Millinery goods and women's ready
to-wear gowns should be shipped as
"perishable freight" A delav of a
day or two in transit would cause them
to be classed as out-of-style.
The announcement at this juncture
that King George approves of boxing
is rather significant Those Englishmen
are evidently planning to give the suf
fragettes some of their own medi
March wind is nature's method of
pruning trees. Walk out under '?.he
oaks and see how many branches have
f alien to the ground as a result of the
Wind. Trees are powerless in them
selves to cast off the dead lin that
vVe wonder if farmers over the State
read and appreciate as they should the
splendid agricultural page which The
j State issues at considerable cost twice
j each week, Tuesday and Friday?
Senator Tillman says people eat too
much. If people generally were as
economic in their diet as the women
are in the cut of their garments, all of
this cry about the high cost of living
While exulting over Mrs. Pankhurst's
recent reverses we were struck dumb
by the dispatch that the senate of
Massachusetts has adopted a woman
suffrage amendment to the constitu
tion by a vote of 32 to 2. Isn't that
The moving picture man lost an op
portunity when he failed to get a snap
shot of the governor of South Carolina
the other night as he pulled off his coat
and challenged the members of the
house for a fisticuff, as school boys
used to do.
"Harvard Graduate is Held as Thief. "
Headline. As important as a college
education is, it is even more important
that boys have principles of truth,
honor and virtue instilled in them at
home. These are the foundation stones
and college training the super-structure
of a successful life.
Without a word of warning or even
stating th? reason for his action, the
governor closed all of Beaufort's five
dispensaries by wire last Thursday.
Such summary action is taking undue
advantage of the fellows who only pur
chase half a pint at the time, taking no
thought of to-morrow.
Smoking in Senate Prohibited.
Innovations and reforms, like the
traditional tortoise, travel slowly but
they finally get there, especially when
there is merit in them. When Senator
Tillman suggested to the senators sev
eral years ago that they refrain from
smoking during executive sessions, as
the smoke was obnoxious to him, they
ridiculed the idea. Undismayed by
repeated failure to bring about the re
form, he kept hammering away until
sufficient sentiment was created to
enable him a few days ago to pass
unanimouply a resolution prohibiting
smoking in the senate chamber during
Signisg Notes a Serious Blatter.
A. decree of the Court now oitting,
the wisdom and justice of which we do
not question, shows how serious is the
matter of signing a note. Little thought
m ay beaven tor-the transaction at the
time the note is given, and yet the. pay
day is sure to come.
, It may deVelop too before the note
matures that the . maker did not re
ceive full value in return, yet if
the note becomes the possession
of a third party, whom the law:
regards and protects as an ini.ocent
holder, it must be paid. Therefore, be
slow to sign any note, and before
affixing your signature be sure ' that
full value has been (not will be) given
A father should teach his son the
seriousness of signing not s, and espe
cially caution him against the danger
of endorsing notes. A little fatherly
advice and admonition would not intre
quently save paying dearly for experi
ence later in life.
Month of Maximum Fire Loss.
Statistics show that more property is
destroyed by fire during Mai cb than
during any other month of the year.
This being true, it behooves property
owners to use every precaution at this
season to prevent fire. All combusti
ble material such as leaves should be
removed from roofs and other places
where sparks are likely to fall. The
danger from fire is greatest at this
season for two reasons. First, all ma
terial is rendered dryer by the wind
and therefore more easily ignited; sec
ond, because sparks are blown a great
er distance by the wind.
It must be borne in mind also that
once a fire gainB headway the high
winds of March make it impossible to
control the flames without adequate
water supply and mod? rn firefighting
machinery. Frequently fire can not be
confined to the building in which it
originated. There are some sections
in the town of EdgefieW where resi
dences are in such close proximity that
with the wind blowing in a certain di
rection six or eight homes would be
destroyed were one to catch fire.
See that ashes are taken up in metal
vessels and that all fire is extinguished
before they are left about the premises.
Burn chimneys out thoroughly in wet
weather so as to prevent their catching
fire duringa dry season when the wind
is high. Fires are occurring con
stantly in the towns and rural districts
and who knows but what it will be on
your premises next
Schools and Roads.
Anderson county furnishes an object
lesson to the other counties in the state
as to the importance and inestimable
advantage of good schools and good
I roads. Taken as a whole, the farming
lands of Anderson county are more
valuable and command better priceB
on the market than any other county
in the State, with the possible excep
tion of some of the level lands of the
Pee Dee section. Why this great dif
ference in the market value of the
farming lands? The character of An
derson^ soil is not superior to that of
Edgefield. Farmers of this county can
grow as many crops and make as large
yields as Anderson farmers. Then why
do Anderson lands sell readily for two,
three and four times as much as Edge-,
field land? We are constrained to be
lieve that it is due to Anderson's good
schools and good roads.
According to a statement recently
made by State Superintendent of Edu
cation Swearingen, Anderson has the
best rural schools in the State, there
being 26 graded schools in that county,
which in the aggregate receive from
the State more than $6, OOO. Land located
near a good school always sells more
readily and at a higher price than that
near a weak, ill-supported, short-term
school. Improving the rural schools
will also : tend to keep people on the
farms instead of their having to move
to town to educate their children.
Another advantage that Anderson
county has over many other counties is
its excellent roads. Those who have
travelled in the Piedmont section state
that one can tell as soon as the Ander
son line is reached by the splendid con
dition of the public road. Farming
lands are, all things else being equal,
generally valued according to the dis
tance from or accessibility to market.
When heavy loads can be easily drawn
and a satisfactory speed can be made
a farmer does not mind living 10, 12 or
15 miles from his market. This dis
tance b ^cornes objectionable when only
light loads can be hauled and practi
cally the entire day has to be consumed
in going to market.
If we would improve our county,
make rural life more attractive and
render the land more desirable and
consequently more valuable, we must
steadily improve the public roads ana"
build up the country schools.
Wanted: A "Black Billy Goat."
William Walton Mims wants a
"black billy goat." Will somebody
be kind enough to tell us where we
can purchase such an animal? We
never enter the house even if it is a
duzen times a day, without having
Walton, who is less than t'reo years
of age, ask if we have bought hi*
"black billy goat." We munt do on?
of two things, either find that black
billy goat or leave home. Who will
come to oar rescue?
His First Speech Yielded Results;
If the members of the. boase of
representatives were* put to the vote
as to which of their number madia
the bent speech of the session which
has just ended, the palm would pro
bably- go to J. P. DeLaugbterjJ
member from EJgefield, who de
livered his Brat speech in two years
on the floor of the house last Thurat
day Dight, in favor of overriding
the governor's veto of the appro) ri
ation of $400 to erect a monument
over the grave of McKie Meriwether^
of Kdgetield. After Mr. De Lau uh-,
ter's speech, the members of the
boase overrode the govern ?r's veto
by a vote of 80 to 4, the largest
vote during the session in favor of
not sustaining a veto.
In picturesque terra*, Mr. De
Lauirhter painted a word picture of
the scene at the Hamburg riot in
1876 in which young McKie Meri
wether laid down bis life to redeem
South Carolina from Radical rule.
Mr. DeLaughter told the bouse that
Meriwether snatched a rifle from the
hands of his aged father, rushed
into the thick of the fighting at
Hamburg, and died for his State'
.uid white supremacy.
"He was a hero," declared Mr.
DeLaughter. "if it were not for
him and others of hi? stripe, de
mocracy and Wade Hampton would
not have gained the ascendency in
When be finished his stirring
maiden speech, Mr. DeLaughter was
warmly applauded by the house and
the ealleries. Meir bera crowded
around him ? ^Ter their congrata*
A fte- J veto as overriden,
Mr. T aufehter told the house
that .iile many things might slip
his c.emory, he would never forget
that the governor's veto of the
small appropriation of 8400 for a
monument over the grave of McKie
Meriwether had been set a?ide by
the decisive vote of 80 to 4.-The
These are to cite and admonish
the kindled and creditors of E. M.
Bunch, of above County and State,
deceased, to tile any and all claim
or claims against said (state with
me, as required by law.
JOHN F. BUNCH,
North Augusta, S. C., Mar. 7, '14.
What Others Say
Leave Him at Home.
The candidate that has nothing but
abuse of the negro to commend him to
the people should be left at home.
I Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
No Blood Shed.
One of the most remarkable features
of the session of the General Assembly,
which closed last night was that no
body was seriously hurt.-Abbeville
Possess Great Wealth.
A Washington woman in a suit values
her husband's love at $250,000. You
women who have the love of your hus
band thus have an idea of how well off
you are.-Greenville Piedmont.
One year of the Democratic admin
istration has passed, and the only
smokeless factory chimneys are those
'where electricity is used and there is
no smoke to emit.-Greenville News.
A Belligerent Body.
And then K this thing keeps up the
'life insurance companies may have a
provision in your policy invalidating it
if you become a member of the South
Carolina legislature.-Greenville Pied
Should Master Ourselves.
Life is largely what we make it To
l-be sure we are influenced by others,
but they influence us only as we let
I them. We ought to be masters of
I ourselves.- Orangeburg Times a*.d
Would Benefit Poor Children.
. If a majority of the white people of
South Carolina are opposed to a medi
cal school inspection law, then a ma
jority of the white people of South
Carolina are opposed to protecting the
health of the poor man s ?hild.-The
Has Made Good.
?_The country has. had one year of
rWoodrow Wilson arid is able hoW to
[.take - the measure of the man. The de
liberate jud^nant of themaatthoagnt
Jfui and patriotic is that the country has
?.never had a better man at the helm
tbanitbas now.-Newberry Ooserver.
Won't Play Fair Game.
New York woman who sued a rich
Brazilian lor $500,000,000 for damages
for breach of promise marries the man
when he is sick in bed with grippe,
"^nese feminists won't play the game
quare. All the rules stipulate that
you must not hit a mah when he is down.
? Smile Provokers
I Mrs; Whitier-VVhat d^ghtful
[manners your daughter has! "
il Mrs. Biler (proudly);-Yes. You
see Hhe haB been away, (rom home
so' mitch. -^-The 'Smart' Set.
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I . ? ?/? i .:.-;<;.. . 'J f. . v
; "I have eggs a? cheap as 30 cents
ma'am, but ? wouldn't guarantee
. "Well, .send rae a dozen plea*e.
They'll do tb lend .to the neigh
vi He bad been, calling foi some
?time and she thought she would
(give him a gentle hint. ; "It is not
good for mau to live alone," she
s id. "That's why we have clubs,"
he responded calmly. .
. "It's hard, said the sentimental
landlady at the dinner table, to
think that this p"or little lamb
should be destroyed in its youth
just to cater to our appetites."
Yes, replied the smart boarder,
struggling with his portion, "it is
; After he bad kissed her and press
ed ber rosy cheek against his and
patted her soft, round chin, she
drew back and asked:
"George, do you shave yourself?"
;. "Yea, he replied."
f "I thought s??, she said, your face
is the roughest I ever"
Then she stopped; but it was too
late, and he went away with a cold
heavy lump in his breast.-New
In Americas, Georgia, there is an
old man who has quite a record 'or
marrying. Four wives have died on
him and he hap married the fifth
After the tifth wedding a neighbor
met the old man's son and said:
"Well, John, I hear your father
has married again."
"Yes, sir, said the boy, every
time the Lord takes one the old mau
"You insist that the officer ar
rested you while you were quietly
attending to your own business?"
"Yes, your honor. He caught me
suddenly by the collar and threaten
ed to strike me with his club un
less I accompanied him to the sta
"You say you were quietly at
tending to your own business, mak
ing no noise or commotion of Any
"Yes, your honor."
"What is vour business?"
"I'm a ballar."
New Spring Goods
We invite the ladies to call and se* the many new Spring ar
rivals at oar store. Weare showing: all of the latest weaves and
colors in dress goods, in Ratine, Crepe Bulgare Silk Striped Rice
Cloth, White Crepe, Ratine Corduroy Crepe in all colors. Silks
all colors 36 inches at 50cts. worth $1.00. Nainsook 12 to 25cts.
longcloth 10 to 25cts. Flaxon 12 to 25uts. White Lawn 6 1-4 to
25ct8. Tango at 25cts. Lacss in many desirable ?pateras from 5c.
per yard to SOcts. We have the idth, quality and price to suit
.tour wants. Embroidery in ali width and designs to suit all pur
We have i large stock of adies' underwear and aleo ready
to-wear dresses at from $1.00 to $1.50. Some special bargains in
We invite all to see our large stock of stylish oxfords m all
of the late styles heel, toe and leathers. Children's oxfords in
white, tan and black. Large stock of men's and boys' oxfords in
black and tan. Before making your early spring purchases come
in to see us. We eau satisfy you in quality and styles and have
J. W. Peak.
Edisto High Grade Guano
FOR SALE BY
L. T. May* ggfegro s. c.
A Good Drug Store
jT TAKES more than a stock of drugs and*
good intentions to make a good drug store,
frre^uires an intimate knowledge of weighing,
careful study and experience.; Your prescrip
tions will be properly filled af our store. We
have every modern facility and-we know bow.
Penn & Holstein
Baldwin High Grade Guano
FOR SALE BY
W.W. Adams & Company
E?GEFIELD, S. C.
Phone Your Orders
It is not necessary for you to come
to our store to buy. Just call up on
the phone and we will take your
order and deliver it promptly, and
you will find both quality and quan
tity just as good as if you had per
sonally selected the goods. We are
anxious to have you as a customer
and are sure we will hold you as Such
after the first purchase.
L. T. MAY
Edgefield, South Carolina.