Newspaper Page Text
?\ L. .'MVS_.-.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
. ilvertiser 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
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, May 20th.
How few are our real wants!.-Kow
easy it is to satisfy them'.-Our imagi
nary ones are boundless and insatia
Laurena county is making a bloody
Legislative honors seem to be below
par in Edgefield county.
The question in Mexico is what to do
President Wilson and his policies are
all right, whether in peace or in war.
A bright young lady won second
honor in the 1914 class of Newberry j
The war with Mexico did not last
long enough to give the moving pic
ture man a chance.
It is generally conceded that Senator
E. D. Smith iss'e.'dily graving strone er
with the people throughout the State.
What has become of all the snakes?
Surely nobody has hung one up in sev
eral moons in this part of the country
The all-absorbing question before the
Democratic convention in Columbia to
day will be that of safeguarding the
The great wonder is that the coun
try has not gone to the bow-wows
withoiU Colonel Roosevelt al! these
What will you do with your boy du
ring the summer vacation? Four
months of idleness may not be best
If the Mexicans do not "git" us all
before fall, let's have the best county
fair in the State. With the aid of the
farmers of the county it can be done.
It has been too dry even for the pro
pagation of picnic microbes. With the
exception of several school closings, we
have not heard of a single May picnic
past, present or future.
Bpfore permanent order is restored
in chaotic Mexico somebody will have
to give those barbarians a sound thrash
ing. - "Uncle Sam" might as well do it
now and have the disagreeable job over
Edison and Ford, two men who occu
py nrominent positions on the public
stage, are against cigarettes in the
strongest terms. Mr. Edison will not
allow his employees to use them at
he prevailing east winds depress
. everything except the aspirants for
gubernatorial honor?:. There are nl
rp?dv 12 avowed candidates ano" the
lWl man is about to ent*?r, with pos
iibly others yet to be heard from.
Wo^dT whftt school district in the
countv will be the next to vote a special
levv for school purposes? The great
n^d of the schools :s more money.
What vou spend on th?1 education of
your hovs and girls is the best possi
ble investment that can be made.
With a muni, "nal camnai^n. a coun
ty campaign, a State campaign and a
congressional campaign on, surely our
people will get enough of politics in
this good year 1914. Think of how
much the women are missing by not
having the ballot!
The percentage of college graduates
is alarmingly small among the men of
South Carolina. Even th* high school
graduates among boys is distressingly
small in every commun1 tv. Ir seems
that they prefer to be "hewers of
wood and drawers of water" rather
than nil places higher up.
The east winds have damaged the
fruit considerably, but The Advertiser
will wager a goodly sum that Clark's
Hill will have some Elberta? that will
take the blue ribbon over Georgia's.
The harvesting season is here and
farmers are again for a time inde
pendent of the western corn grower.
Maintain this independence by planting i
largely of late corn. Do not depend
altogether on the early corn. A drought
may injure it seriously. Have some
late com in order to make sure of a
full crib next fall.
There are so many candidates for
governor that none of them will have
more than 10 or 15 minutes at the
county-to county campaign meetings.
The Advertiser would suggest that
they exploit their views on the "burn
ing issues" by phonograph. Talk into
machines and then start the records
out over the State like a circulating
The County Fair.
It is time to begin work on the coun
ty fair fair for next fall. Many Di* the
counties have already begun. The
members of the fair association should
meet and formulate plans looking to
the holding of the best fair that we
have yet had. The premium list should
be arranged and printed for early dis
tribution. Let's begin early this year
and have the biggest and best fair yet
held. The people of the county can
Gains Momentum Day hy Day.
The great Southern Baptist conven
tion which assembled in Nashville last
week declared itself in favor of Na
tional prohibition, and will employ a
field agen to co-operate with the forces
already at work to that end. The pro
hibition cause may receive a backset
here and there ?n local committees, as.
has been the case in a few counties in
South Carolina, but the great nation
wide movement is stronger than it has
ever been and it is gaining momentum
day by day. That which affords most
encouragement from a prohibition
standpoint is the fear and anxiety that
exists among the distillers themselves.
They realize that their business is on a
sandy foundation and that with an en
lightened public sentiment aroused
against them their business is liable to
be swept from them almost any day
through national legislation.
Every Citizen Should Vote.
The records show that 196 registra
tion certificates have been issued for
the approaching municipal election.
Next Tuesday every holder of a regis
tration certificate should vote without
bias or prejudice for the men who in
his judgment will serve the town the
best. Every voter must cast two bal
lots-one for a mayor and the other
for a warden. These are to serve for
two years. Calmly consider the mat
ter and vote as your conscience di
There is considerable interest in the
election but no feeling. And we do
not believe that the people of Edge
field will allow themselves to become
unduly wrought up over the election.
Vo e quietly for those who in your
judgment will serve the town the b'ist,
and then concede the same right to
every other citizen. If that be done,
the election will pass ott without a rip
ple of unpleasantness.
A Day Current Needed.
For the size of the plant and for the
amount of capital invested, there u
piobably not another town in the State
that is better lighted than Edgefield.
What is needed nov/ is a day current.
Surely with the large amount of local
capital that is practically idle in the
banks, a sufficient number of small in
dustrial enterprises could be establish
ed in Edgefield to make possible the
supplying of a day current.
Numerous and a great variety of de
mands for the power would open up as
soon as the day current became a per
mency. Druggists would drive their
fans, dentists their drilling and grind
ing apparatus, printing offices their
folders and presses, ginneries their
gins, lumber mills their saws and
planes, repair shops their sundry ma
chine's, the town its pumpiug station,
grocery stores would install coffee
mills and meat markets motor-driven
sausage mills and meat cutters, sta
bles their shearing and clipping ma
chines, and bald-headed men would
install fans in their stores, offices and
Lets put our heads and shoulders and
purses together to the end that Edge
field be supplied with a CONTINUOUS
I have been a*ked quite a number
of times in the past few days if I
was a candidate for Mayor. As it!
will be impossible for me to canvas
the town I take this opportunity of
saying that I am, and ask the sup
port of every Democrat in the town
A. H. Corley.
i What Others S;iv
Extravagant Young Couple.
A judge in New York the other day
rendered a decision that one kiss is
.vorth $295. It" that is a fair calcula
tion a young pair we observed in the
park some weeks ago used up about
$28.600 worth in ten minutes.-Daily
Same Ola Words.
The Simplified Spelling Board, we are
informed, nas just completed the sim
plification ol 8,000 words in the English
language. There has been no change,
however, in those in most frequent use
when you run over a chair in the dark.
Too Few iii Jail.
"There's only one prisoner in the
Abbeville county jail. Wnich shows
that Abbeville county is a reasonably
sate county in which to live.-The
Don't know. It might be a safer
county to live in it" more of its citizens
were in jail.-Newberry Observer.
Ready for the Fray.
The editor had the pleasure of meet
ing Senator Smith at Rivers' bridge
memorial exercises. So tar from seem
ing to worry over the outcome of tne
approaching primary, the senator is
actually putting Oi. tiesh. So well does
he look that many of his friends who
had not seen him for some time hurdly
recognized him.-Barnwell People.
Don't Know the Facts.
A great many critics are saying harsh
things about Mr. Bryan and Mr. Wil
son and the Administration's Mexican
policy, but wouldn't it be just as well
to remember that the public isn't in
possesion of one-tenth of the facts,
while the Administration is well ad
vised as to the actual situation, asks
the Boston Globe? Forget about Mr.
Bryan and remember that Woodrow
Wilson is a shrewd, well-balanced and
farsighted man, worthy of trust. -Co
The Farmers' Senator.
Other members of the United States
Senate are able men and splendid
speakers. But Ellison D. Smith, of
South Carolina, is the only Southern
farmer in that body. His knowledge
of the cotton crop and the methods of
manipulating brokers to deiraud the
cotton farmers of a lair price for their
product exceeds that of any member
of the Senate. He has displayed a
knowledge which has simply astonish
ed his fellowjsenators; and he has
been able to sustain his charges by
Senator Smith has earned a high
place in the estimation of his fellow
senators. They regard him as a states
man, according to the statement of
Senator Kern, peculiarly fit.ed to rep
resent the agricultural South. South
Carolina also has learned to honor and
trust him.-Abbeville Medium.
Jack-"Bridget, did my wife
just cume in?" Bridget-"No, sir
k That's the parrot you hear a-hol
"What do you charge for your
"Five dollars up."
"Hut I'm a student-"
"Then it's $? down."-Cornell
"It is Maid that a worm will eat
io times its own weight from suu
.ise io sunset."
" [Then what'* the use of being an
arly bird? Better ketcL the worm
it the end of the day."-Louisville
My dear, a burglar fired a re
solver at a Bonton man, and the
juliet otruck a button, thus saving
"Well, what of it?"
Only this: A man could shoot at
ne with a shotgun and never hit a
"A couple, said Mrs. Simpkins,
rot married a few days airo alter a
courtship which bad lasted fifty
"I suppose, replied Mr. Simpkins,
.he poor old man had become too
Peeble to hold out any longer."
Pat getting up hurriedly one
night and feeling around cautious!*,
in the dirk, with his two arms ex
tended, carne to an open door and
his arms went on each side of the
ioor, with the result that Pat
bumped his none on the edi-e of it,
"Hcgorra, he exclaimed, this is
the first toi me I iver knnw me nose
was longer than me artns. "
At a wedding fea->t recently the
bridegroom was called upon, a*
usual, to respond to the given loast,
in spite of the fact that he had pre
viously pleaded to be excused.
Blushing to the roots of bis hair, he
rose to his feet. He intended to im
ply that he was unprepared for
<peech-making, but he unfortunate
ly placed his hand upon his bride's
moulder, and looked down af. her
is he stammered out his opening'
md concluding words: "This-er-I
;hing has been forced upon me."
Mothers' Day and Oe die Roi!
Exercises at Baptist Church
Mothers' day is being observen"
all over the doted States, and the
nlea is taking liuhl anuiie. i nd i eat int'
ciicoiiragemeiii and hope f??r lb'
hetter lime iv indi all mothers de
sin-and lung fur wlum this world
will h** a belter place for little fe:M
On Sunday morning tb" first dis
tinctive' observance id' Mothers' day
in lfidg?-hVld, was an occasion ol
j..y, and yet ol sad reniinisuencet?
and tender memories. On the ros
trum were seated a large number ol'
mothers with their babies under
three years who were members of
the cradle roll department. The
youngest "baby was little Amanda
Louise the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Porter.
A violin solo. "Tr?umerei" was
I a pleasing feature of the program
played by Miss R?sela Parker. In
the absence of the Superintendent
of the Sunday school, .Mr. VV. H
Cogbiirn, Mr. W. E L??it presided
over the exercises and explained tin
origin and purpose nf Moi hers day.
The greeting was ?>?ven hy M as
ter . luck Pelt ham and "Welcome
I baby band" in song by thc infam
'class. This was followed by a very
(..turtling little ''First speech" by
j Curran Feltham, and a humorous
and well spoken selection by a daiu
?ly little girl, Effie Allen Lott.
The primary grades with Benja
min Cogbiirn as sob dst, sang a lul
laby to the imaginary babies in i lu
crad le roll, whose names were at
tached ot cards to a tastefully dec
orated cradle while Mary and Mar
tha Thurmond rocked in rhythm
with the song. The foll* wing ate
the names of the cradle roll hahies:
Catherine .Minis, George Erwin
Camelon, Margaret Allen, Annie
Elizabeth Nicholson, Marian Mud
gens, Alma Swearingen, William
Horace Dorn, Ruth K?-mp, Am a
Elizabeth Tompkins, R isa Allen,
William Wallon M.ms, Mm mea
Louise Porter, /Charles Byrd, Cor*
rie Johnson, Robert Hale Uulsott,
Emmie Oozier Tompkins, v\ ?Ima
Moore Cogbiirn, Fr ncs Willard
Johnson, William Tompkins. Thom
as Nicholson, Hallie Holmes, Mary
Holmes, .lames Carroll Kemp, Ed
win Ballinger Clippard, Ellen Bry
All these with their mothers or
?orne relative who accompanied
them were introduced to the audi
ence, and each presented willi a
white carnation by Mary L?h* Byrd
and Jack Feltham. Little Edward
Peak gav?; .great promise of becom
ing a real orator in bis recitation
At this time in the midst of the |
beautiful array of happy mothers and
their babies, asad note was sounded ;
for there was one little member of
the cradle roll missing, VV. H Har-!
ling, dr., and mention munt heeds
be made of this bright little life and
a word of sympathy to the loving!
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.'
IV. II Hurling. A beautiful wrea>lt?
designed hy Mrs. W. S Cou hu rn <
was sent them as a remembrance of
this little life, so short cn this vide. !
of the river, but eternal '"Over;
lhere," The pr?sentai ion was m.ide
by Mr. J. L. M i ms and received by :
Louie Heal a first cousin ot the
Irvin Padgett played very sweet-,
ly that beautiful selection, "Face lo
face," as a cornet solo, and t he fol
lowing cradle roll members were
promoted to the primary depart
ment: Ruby Quai les, Clara Morgan,
William Hy rd, Jr., Doro!h\ Shep
pard, Byrnes Ouzts, Allen Samuel,
.lr., George Ed wat d Sheppard,
Muzie Kemp, J. lt. Timmel niau,
Jr., Elizibeth Kemp.
A very appropriate duet was sung
by Mrs. J. R. Tompkins and Mrs.
W. S. Cogburn, "Precious mother."
Mr. O. Sheppard was then called
upon to deliver an address on Moth
er's day. This wa.< greatly en j ?y?d
and his reference to great men and
their love and reverence for their
mothers was very touching and
bromrht tears to many eyes.
Mrs. John R. Tompkins sang as
a solo, Entreat me not lo leave
thee,1' followed by recitations fi om
Elizabeth Timmer man and Eleanor
Mims, the h'r-t ' A mother's love''
the second, 'Before it is too late."
The last number on tne program
was peculiarly appropriate, a solo
and chorus by G. F. Mims, 'Tell
mother PH be lhere. "
Mrs. A. E Padgett as superin
tendent of the cradle roll depart
ment is din* threat credit for her in
terest in the hahies of ihe communi
ty, and the mothers appreciated the
invitation sent to th? exercises hy
coming, all who could. It is au un
dertaking fraught with splendid
consequences and we hope that Mrs.
Padgett will see the reward of her
earnest and energetic and loving
service in this behalf I
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express to our
neighbors and friends our sincere
thanks for their kindness and help
to us when our home was burned.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jennings.
Don't Wait till the Eleventh Hour
to get your life insured. The
younger you insure the smaller
will your premium he. And re
member that delays in vita! mat
ters of this kind are always dan
gerous. It is the duty of all men,
particularly of those with families,
to insure their lives, and thus pro
vide for the future of their loved
ones. Let us talk the matter
over with you.
Edgefield, South Carolina.
A. E. PADGETT, President
TUGS. II. RAI NS PO KD.
VV. H. BARLING, Cashier
WM. A. BYRD,
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS PROFITS $118,000.00
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository
Desires to thank its patrons and the public for the liberal patronage it
has enjoyed during the past year.
Twenty-three years of close personal relations with our patrons with
the satisfactory service we have given our many depositors establishes the
basis upon which we solicit new accounts.
Our combined capital and surplus profits our conservative methods,,
and our long successful experience enables us to offer the best service.
We are always in position to extend to our customers such accommodations
as their business, their balances and their credit justifies.
We invite New Accounts for the Yeer 1914.
One burner or four-low
flame or high-a slow fire
or a hot one. The
Wie Iv BLUE FIAJU
means better cooking at
less cost. No coal, no
soot, no ashes.
In 1,2,3 and 4 bumer
sizes. Also a new 1914
model-4 bumer cabinet
oil range with fireless cook
ing oven. A marvel of con
venience and efficiency.
At dealers everywhere, or "lite direct
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Washington, D. C (New Jersey) Charlotte, N. C.
Norfolk, Va. BALTIMORE Charlestown, W. Vc
Richmond, Va. Charleston, S. C