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/. L. MIMS_.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at SI.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications* will be published
unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, April 8th.
Our opinion of ourselves should be
lower than that formed by others, for
we have a better chance at our imper
fections-THOMAS A. KEMPIS.
Every day is field day in Edgefield
Alabama now yields first place in the
limelight to Mexico.
Oh for a hen that lays streaked,
striped eggs at this season!
What is more obsolete now than a
punch bowl on a battleship?
'Rah for Joe Holland and the Colum
bia team. May they have many such
days as was Monday on the Augusta
Besides making May flowers. April
showers make March corn germinate
That's what bread winners are most
interested in at this time.
"None of the Women Candidates for
Council in Chicago Received the Sup
port of their Sisters. "-Headline.
There's no te Hin' what these women
voters will do or won't do.
If you need a little pocket change go
down to Columbia and rob an express
or mail car. Around Columbia seems
to be about the easiest! place in the
world for criminals of this class to
cover their tracks.
The Newberry Observer suggests
that on account of the large number of
candidates for governor each one be
limited to one joke. We rise to amer.d
the suggestion by limiting the aspirants
to one handful of mud each.
According to estimates made by the
department of agriculture, the yield of
wheat for 1914 will be the largest in
several years. That is plea-ing infor
mation for Edgefield county farmers
who can not grow wheat successfully.
The order of Secretary Daniels for
bidding intoxicants on the battleships
is a telling blow to whiskey. In an
interview. Senator Tillman heartily en
dorses Mr. Daniels act ion and also says
"liquor ou ght to be kept out of the
The death of Mrs. Lillian M. N.
Stevens, the president of the National
Woman's Christian Temperance Union,
will he deeply regretted throughout
the country. She has been for a num
ber of years a potent factor in creating
.One of the candidates for governor
came into prominence in the days of
so-called reform by swinging on to a
coat tail and he is still pursuing the
same method. But we believe the peo
ple of this day and generation are too
intelligent to be thus fooled.
The Citadel cadets will hold their an
nual encampment in Orangeburg. They
are now on the ?arch from Charleston
to Orangeburg and are scheduled to
reach their iestination Saturday. The
Citadel still deserves and holds the
title or name of "The West Point of
A most excellent editorial bv the ed
itor of The Stale commending Secretary
Daniels for forbidding officers of the
navy to have intoxicants on board ship
contained the following paragraph:
"Civilization is moving rapidly to
the conclusion that the social indul
gence in alcoholic beverages doesn't
pay. Secretary Daniels places the
American navy in line with the prog
ress of the world."
The people of Batesburg object to
the establishment of a dispensary in
that town by the Lexington dispensary
board. Judge Prince has issued a
temporary order restraining the board
until the matter can be determined upon
its merits. The sale of whiskey should
not be forced upon a community
against the wishes of a majority of the,
People generally are so much elated
over the victory of Mr. Underwood that
they are unmindful of the under-dog in
Attend the Club Meetings.
Elsewhere in this issue of The Ad
vertiser, County Chairman B. E. Nich
olson issues a call to duty-a call to
reorganize the local Democratic clubs
Saturday, April 25. Surely for a few
hours on Saturday afternoon every citi
zen in the county can lay aside other du
ties and attend personally to this im
portant and patriotic duty.
Your home, your farm or other busi
ness interests may need you just at
that time, but the State likewise needs
you and the call to duty at this time
should not go unheeded. Between now
and the date fixed for the meeting of
the clubs speak to your neighbors and
urge them to attend the club meeting.
It is important-especially important
The Mileage Graft.
Doubtless there is a feeling of un
rest among the members of Congress
who oppose the repeal of the law pro
viding for 20 cents per mile for the na
tional lawmakers. This is a form of
graft that should be stopped, and it is
probable that the agitation will not
cease until the law is changed, reduc
ing the amount allowed to the actual
traveling expenses. Statesmen from
the far-off Pacific coast receive a large
sum annually from the public treasury
in the form of excessive mileage, and
very naturally the members of Con
gress from the near-by states do not
like to sea the treasury looted in such
a manner. It is estimated that by
reducing the mileage to a just and
proper rate something like $175,000 per
annum can be saved.
Factor in South's Development.
Foremost among the forces that have
contributed to the South's develop
ment stands the Southern railroad. For
a number of yetrs it has hada land and
industrial department, employing a
large corps of men, many of whom
are specialists, for the specific pur
pose of developing the territory
throughout the South that is adjacent
to its lines. In addition to building up
the industrial interests, the Southern
officials have given much time and ex
pended large sums in contributing t?
the agricultural development of this
section. The road has also endeavored
to bring in desirable settlers from other
sections of tho country.
Recently the Southern has been giv
ing illustrated lectures in the North
and northwest showing the superior
advantages of the southern soil and
climate for agricultural purposes.
What this advertising is worth to the
South would be hard to estimate in
dollars and cents.
We confidently expect before many
years to see a tidal wave of immi
grants from the northwest into the
South. The small farmers of that sec
tion are constantly being impressed
line upon line with the South's advant
ages, and these efforts will yet bear
fruit. Edgefield county alone could
furnish desirable farms for a thousand
and more of these thrifty farmers.
Edgefield Rifles, Company F.
2nd Regiment N. G. S. C.
The company will meet at 4 p.
m. CK. Saturday April ISlh to se
lect uniforms and gut proper places
assigned. Every man must attend.
Those who have been mustered in
and others who want to j .in.
VV. J. Duncan, Capt.
Mite Box Opening by Baptist
Friday evening at the High
Seiiool auditorium, commencing at
7 o'clock, there will ?be a mite box
opening by the members of the Ba|>
tist Sunday school for the benefit
ot the church building fund. This
will be a very pleasant occasion and
all of the members of the Sunday
school and all others who are inter
ested in the new church buildiug
are invited to be present. An inter
esting program bas been arranged.
The features that will appeal with
greatest force to the children will
be the Easter egg rolling and the
refreshments. Let every mite box
be well filled.
A Dinner That Was Suggestive.
The sumptuous feast that was
f-erved by the Edgefield ladies on
the long table near the court house
Sunday made us feel for the time
th it we were at Stevens Creek or
Rehoboth or Gilgal or Borea or Red 1
Hill or Long Branch or Republican
or McKendree or Antioch or Horn's
Creek or Harmony or some of the
other places in the county that are
noted for their bountiful feasts. The 1
truth of matter is, there are no
people in tho wide, wide world who I
can surpass the women of Edgefield
county in serving big dinners. The l
chef of the Waldorf-Astoria can 1
not hold them a light. And as for 1
the hospitality of the people of the
county, it matters not where you go, 11
nothing need be said. p
What Others Say
Sour Old Bachelor.
A Florence couple have fixed their
wedding day for April 1st. A crusty
old bachelor of Newberry says that is
the right day for weddings-All Fools
Day. -Newberry Observer:
Grows Bigger and'Bigger.
President Wilson has endured the at
tacks agains1 the repeal of the tolls
clause Ukr a great man who could not
be disturbed by little personal remarks.
He is a bigger man today than he was
a week ago.-Spartanburg Journal. j
Born to Destroy.
One of the old philosophers said:
"Man was born for the mutual assis
tance." That is not the way many
look at it now. Many think that they
are born to kick, to pull down, to op
pose everything that is right.-Spar
Would Benefit Ship Trust.
Advocates of free tolls say: "Can't
we let our Bhips go through our canal
free. Didn ' t we pay for i t? " We sure
did. and for that reason we should
make the ship-owning trust pay when
their boats pass through our canal.
Orang iburg Times and Democrat.
No Stronger Terms Allowed.
Lieut. Governor Ingalls of Karmas
has started in to elevate politics in iuat
State. He says: "Any term of exco
riation stronger than 'hypocrite,'
'grandstander,' 'mountebank, 'thim
blerigger,' 'crook,' Har,' 'thief or
'blackguard' cannot honorably be em
ployed in this campaign."-Columbia
Constantly Improve Soil.
No system of farm management is
satisfactory that does not provide for
the future as well as the present. A
crop this year and a failure next year
is not economical unless the manager
expects to leave the farm before the
next crop is planted. It should be the
deaire of the manager to conserve fer
tility constituents and vegetable mat
ter in such a way that the income will
increase as the years pass, rather than
diminish. A regular but an increasing
income is better than soil deterioration,
even though the first year's crop be
large.-Farm and Ranch.
Let The Other Fellow Say lt.
What is the use of saying mean
things about the other fellow when
such mean things always hurt you
worse than they do him. If you don't
like the other fellow and he don't like
you, and you want to hurt him, leave
him to say the mean things. Maybe
he will say them and maybe he won't.
If he does not say them then he is
pretty apt to prove that he is about
as good a man as you, and has about
as good a case as you. If he does Say
mean things about you, then, whether
the mean things reach you or not, you
have got the other fellow all right. -
"Seeing is believing."
"Not always. I see that girl yon
der has a pretty complexion, but I
don't believe it."-Louisville Couri
What is the price of your milk?"
"Ten cents a (?uart. "
"You can deliver it bert! daily,
but mind the quality is always
good. I have a milk lester."
"Then it will bc five cents more."
- Boston Transcript.
A celebrated doctor was sonic
times inclined to sleep in church dar
ing the sermon and a friend who was
with him in the pew une Sunday
joked With him about nodding now
and then. The doctor insisted he
had been awake all th ; time.
"Now, then, paid his friend, ean
you tell me what the sermon was
"Yes, I can, said the doctor. Ic
was about half an hour too long."
"Why don't you advertise? ask
ed the editor of the home paper.
Don't you believe in advertising?"
"I'm agin' advertising, replied
the proprietor of the Hayville Rack
"But why are you against it?"
asked the editor.
"It keeps a feller too durn busy,
replied the proprietor. I advertised
in a newspaper one time about ten
years ago and I never even got time
to go fishing."
A Texas preacher was preaching
away one Sunday night when a fire
alarm broke the attentive stillness of
the sanctuary, relates The Indiana
"sit still, he cried to his disturbed
congregation. If there is a fire, the
Lord will take care of his own, and
not let anything happen that should
Just then two children who had
jtapped outside shrieked:
"Oh, it's the parsonage! It's the
Without a word of farewell that
preacher made a wild bound from
lia pulpit and struck out for his
"They is times, it seems said a
ean member of the congregation,
irhen th' La*d need he'p."
Programme County Inter-De
nominational Sunday School
Convention to be Held
at Edgefield May
7th and 8th.
THURSDAY, MAY 7TH
10:30 a. m. Devotional Exercises-Dr.
M. D. Jeffries.
10:45 a. m. Organization and election
11:00 a. m. Address of Welcome-B.
11:15 a. m. . The State Convention
By Rev. Geo. M. Sexton.
11:45 a. m. Report on condition of the
Sunday Schools ir. Edgefield Coun
ty by the delegates.
12:30 p. m. Suggestion for Sunday
School Work-Rev. W. I. Her
1:00 p. m. Recess for dinner.
2:00 p. m. Song service in charge of
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman.
2:30 p. m. The Superintendent and
Officers, their duties and respon
sibilities-Dr. A. T. King and
Rev. W. B. Covington.
3:00 p. m. The Primary|Grades, the
best method of teaching-Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman and Mrs. E. C.
3:30 p. m. The Intermediate Classes
How to interest and instruct
Rev. J. R. Walker and Rev. M.
4:00 The adult classes-Dr. M. D. Jeff
ries and Rev. G.'mC. Hutchinson.
8:00 p.m. Address by speaker secured.
FRIDAY, MAY 8TH
10:00 a. m. Devotional Exercises-Rev.
P. B. Lanham.
10:15 a. m. Superintendents' Confer
ence-Rev. John C. Carman,
10:45 a. m. General Review of the
Sunday School Work and sugges
tions for the coming year-J. M.
Way, Field Secretary.
11:15 a. m. Definite aims andjobjects
in'Sunday School Work-Rev. E.
11:45 a. m. Sunday School and Mis
sions-Rev. J. T. Littlejohn and
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse.
12:15 p. m. The training and selection
of teachers-J. M. Wayland Rev.
John C. Carman.
1:00 p.m. Recess for dinner.
2:00 p. m. Reports of Committees,
Miscc'laneous business and ad
By tho Constitution and Unies
of the Democratic Party, the Dem
ocratic Clubs of Edgefield County'
are required to moot on the fourth
Saturday of April, being the 25th
day of said month, for the purpose
of reorirani/.in<r, electing otlicers,
and electing delegates to the County
Convention to be held on the First
Monday in May. Each Club is
en titi ?ni to one delegate for every
twenty-five members, and one del
egate for a majority fraction there
of. All of the clubs Vare urged to
meet, reorganize and elect dele
gates to the County Convention.
B. E. NICHOLSON,
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W.T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, L. M. Johnson made
suit to me, to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate of and
effects of G. C. Johnson.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said G. C.
Johnson deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Edgefield S.
C., on April 9th, 1914, next, after
publication thereof, at ll o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Adminis
tration should not be granted.
Given under my H ind this 23rd
day of March A. D., 1914.
W. T. Kinnaird,
P. J. E. C. S. C.
WE will have ti large shipment of Furniture to arrive
this week, and in the lot are some beautiful Dressers,
Sideboards'and Buffets. Full supply of Chairs, Mat
I treses'and Springs in stock.
See our line Porch Chairs.
Jones & Son.
Collett & Witchell
Our Specialty: Prescription AVork.
A full line of drugs. Complete assortment
of toilet articles. Fresh candies, cegars and
Up-to-Date Soda Fountain
Purity, Accuracy and Honesty."
All of the New Things.
Our Spring stock is now complete in every de
partment. lt matters not what the ladies want we
have it. Come in to see all the new Spring fabrics
that we are showing in the beautiful colors of the
season. Goods for dresses, goods for skirts, goods
for waists-for misses and ladies. We also h<
very large stock of tnmmingsTTace embroidery, etc.
We can please the most exacting buyer in these
We are showing a beautiful assortment of un
derwear for ladies, misses, men and boys. Come in
before you buy your supply of light underwear.
Our Shoe Department is well supplied with the
most stylish oxfords and slippers. We have them in
the popular lasts and in patents, gun metal, tans and
We invite thc men and boys to see our stock of
clothing and hats. Our prices are reasonable.
Otto des?iiii? Engines
In the oldest newspaper in South Carolina we
offer to the good people of Edgefield county some in
formation about Gasoline Engines built by the Otto
Gas Works of Philadelphia. Engines of the same
type and style are built by some of the great shops in
The Otto is the start and beginning of all the Gas
Engine business of today. It will also bethe best to
morrow, [f you need a Gasoline Engine 1 H. P. or
300 H. P. Von can't buy better. You can buy
A. P. ALDRICH, Greenwood, S. C.
Notieeto the Publie:
All persons wanting pictures framed will please
leave same at store of Dorn k Mims.
Best work guaranteed, and prices right.
All pictures will be framed the same day lett at
Edgefield, S. C.
April 1, 19U