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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, August 26th
Those who jjive too much attention
to trifling* things become generally in
capable of great ones.-ROCHE
The book in greatest demand now is
the geography of Europe.
If you lost your ballot yesterday, try
to do better next time.
For one day-yesterday-people forgot
We wiil soon begin to read about the
'Yellow Peril'* again.
The only king that the Ameri
can people render obeisano to is King
The products of the soil go higher |
and higher. Truly the farmers are
having their day.
Yesterday was an ideal, day for vo
ting in South Carolina. The '.Viather
man did his duty.
The stress and krain of yesterday
is over but we will have a repetition
two weeks hence.
If it were not for Russia's attack
from the rear, Germany would proba
bly defeat both England and France.
The Democrats, Republicans and Pro
gressives have united on at least one
measure: the merchant marine.
Old differences seem to have beer,
forgotten and Russian and Japanese
troops will be fighting side by side.
The single enterprise that will suffer
most as a result of the European strug
. gie will be the Panama-Pacific Ex
The most mc?ricntou* question next
tc tho marketing of cotton is the pro
viding of a merchant marine adequate
to our needs.
America hokls the point of vantage.
Wars may come and wars may go but
tho nations of the earth must be fed
Ol' all the colors that float in the
breezes that encircle the globe not a
flag is so universally respected as the
Stars and Stript-s.
/ - -
As a result of the battle of ballots
yesterday the road to fame is strewn
with dead and mortally wounded candi
It is yet two weeks before conditions
in South Carolina will be restored to a
normal status. Would that elections
.were held quadrennially!
The voter who deliberately placed a
double ballot- two folded together-in
the box yesterday deserves to be class
ed with the criminal gof the lowest
An effort to comprehend the immense
proportions of the Austrian-Servian
shrltalian-Japanese struggle staggers
the human imagination. It is without
\ parallel in the world's history.
The fact that it will requirs concert
ed action to keep the price of cotton up
and that all of the powers that be
combined can not keep the price of oth
er products down should be suffiebnt to
cause farmers to produce cereals and
livestock on a larger scale.
Mark our prediction: When Japan
becor ?cs mistress of the Pacific she
will make "Uncle Sam" toe the mark.
And it is easily within the range of
prcbnbiliti-'s that the old gentleman
will be invited to relinquish all claims
to the Philippines.
Wo ean give you any thing you
?want i.i a Studebaker wagon.
Wilson cfc Camelon.
Begin planning for a Jlarge grain
cr .p. Cereals were never in greater
I demand than they will be during the
'ensuing 12 months. The nations that
t-re at war must depend lar^, ly upon
the United States for food for man and
Winter Cover Crops
The European war will make it im
possible to obtain vetch and the clovers
in large quantities in time to sow win
ter crops. But farmers should not
abandon these crops altogether. If
you can not get the leguminous plants,
sow largely of plain, every-day rye.
If you have never tried rye. you will
l e .surprised at the results obtained,
especially on thin clay lands. It hold's
the soil together during the rains of
winter and provides considerable vege
table matter to be turned under in ear
ly spring. Sow late in September or as
early in October as possible, Early
sowing enables one to secure a heavier
growth to be turned under in spring.
The Right Spirit.
The Advertiser commends the good
people of Parksville for the thoughtful
and kindly hospitality extended to
those who have come among them.
The giving of a free barbecue in com
pliment to the good citizens who have
come from North Carolina refle.-ts the
true Edgefield county spirit, that spirit
which has made the name Edgeiiekl
almost a synonym for hospitality. Such
a manifestation of friendship and kind
ly interest in these strangers may it-ad
to their becoming permanent dwellers
in and around Parkville. If that should
not be the case, and these gentlemen
move elsewhere after the object of
their coming has bee:: achieved, they
v iii take with them a kindly feeling
for Parksville and her people, never
losing an opportunity to speak a good
word for the place.
Again The Advertiser most heartily
commends our Parksville friends for
their thoughtful hospitality, which re
jects credit upon the county as well as
Out'.cck Not So Gloomy.
Our people should not be unduly dis
turbed over the outlook for the cotton
market. Picking will be .later than
usut'.l and by the time the crop begins
to move ampie provision will be made
fer ?nancing t ? crop. The Democratic
administration is ir. thorough accord and
sympathy with the South, hence gov
ernment aid will be forthcoming at the
proper time. The bankers of the coun
try are also disposed to come to the
rescue of the cotton growers. Cotton
ranks as one of the foremost crops of
the country and the moneyed interests
realize that for it tobe saerinced means j
disaster to practically every line of
But little cotton is yet opennig and
it will be probably two or three we.-ks
before any considerable quantity of the
staple will be offered for sale. It is
useless now to grow impatient because
actual provision has not yet been made
for hoiding a large portion of the crop
from the market. Elsewhere in this
issue we puMish an account of the re
cent cotton conference in Washington
which -./as addressed by President Wil- !
son and Secretary McAdoo.
The Advertiser arranged to secure
prompt returns from all of the 22
boxes in the county, but for some rea
son yet unknown to us three boxes,
Rehoboth. Hibler ?ni Plum
Branch, have not sent in reports. Un
til the figures can be obtaiued from
these boxes the final result ts still in
doubt as to some of the county races.
Partial returns show that James T.
M ?ms has been re-elected county
treasurer, J. R. Timmerrnan has been
re-elected auditor, J. P. DeLaughter
has been re-elected to the House, and
the second place lies between S. T.
Williams and M. P. Wells, both of
whom have received a majority of the
votes cast. Thei- will be no second
race for this office. The votes yet to
be heard from will determine whether
Mr. Willems or Mr. Wells will serve
Edgefield in the next general assembly.
All of the candidates for master are
running very close, and as shown by
the partial returns it is impossible to
state who will make the second race
for this place. The returns from the
several races for magistrate are very
incomplete. .Mr. C. E. Quarles has
been elected in the 1st district and Mr.
.>'. W. Cox in the Johnston district.
The latest figures from Colr.mbia
give Senator Smith a lead of about
17,OOO over Governor Blease. Among
the candidates for governor. Manning,
Richards and Cooper are leading in the
order named. Bethea and Kelly will
be in the "second race for lieutenant
governor. Shealy and Fortner will
run over for railroad commissioner.
Jones has been re-elected comptroller
general and Moore adjutant general.
Peeples is leading for attorney general.
Later: Hibler and Plum Branch wire
received just as the forms were ready
for thc press. We have delayed the
paper in order to give these boxes. See
the tabulated vote. The figures speak
! or themselves.
What others Sar
A Busy Set.
The slogan of the foodstuffs manipu
lators seems to be "Let us then be up
and doing-. "-The State.
Of an enrollment of: 4,545. nearly
1.000 York county voters couldn't write
their names. And yet there are per
sons in this Str.te opposed to compulso
ry education.-The State.
. A New York actress seeks a divorce
merely because her spouse habitually
slapped her fae-.', pinched her, knocked
her down, and got drunk. Women are
getting more and more exacting and
unreasonable. -The Scute.
Designers of Fool Fashions.
While in some ways we admire the
French, JCT if any of those good peo-,
pie have to die in battle we think the j
world could wei! afford to spare some;
of those male dress makers.-Anderson
Thc Nether Garnier
Knowing the custom of the China
man to wear the lower appendage of
his shirt on the ext? riorof his trousers, 1
we presume that over there when one
politician clingeth to another, they
don't refer to him as a cost tail swing
ger. - Greenville News. j
Shame on Him.
Another reason why th? Bull-Moos .
party is going to die may be found in
the fact that ?ts leader ii the only m:u: j
in America who in these clays of suv
row and perplexity is capable of as
suming a bullying'and insolent tone to- j
ward the president of cite United '
States.-New York World. j
Victories of Peace.
Our people are just beginning to re- [
alize how important it is to have a j
president of the United States and a
secretary of state who love peace and :
who areanxious to maintain it at any J
reasonable cost. "Peace hath her vic-j
tories, none less renowned the war."
When the warring factions are forgot
ten, the names of Wilson and Bryan
will live in the hearts of our country-j
men.-Farm and Factory. ;
People Must Eat.
Fat hogs, sleek horses, producing
"ows. salable beef cattle and mutton j
sheep are better indications of pros- |
perity on the farm than cotton. Euro
pean war will hardly destroy on. mar- !
ket for meat and" bread products. I
though it seems to have injured our j
cotton market. In fae' it does not |
require war in any part of the world j
to sell livestock products, for whether j
at war or at peace people must eat.
There are substitutes for cotton, but
none for foods.- Farm and Ranch.
"You say your neighbor's baby
does not cry a> much as he used
"The nicht-; are shorter."
'"I think the baby has jour hair, |
ma'am, said the new nurse girl,
looking pleasantly at her mistress."
'Gracious! exclaimed tue lady,
y lancing np from the novel. Run in-1
lo tile nursery and take it away
from her. She will ruin it."
''So you favor an absolutely hon
t administration of the city
Sure, replied Boss McXabb, that
is. fora while. You can't keep tak
ing it from the people all ihe time.
\ ou've got to let up now ami then
and give them a chance to get some
Dr. Lyman Abbot, the anti
suffragist, said at an anti-suffragist
tea in New York:
' They call woman the weaker
sex. Yet I have known more than
one woman to bend a. man's will
during his life and break it after
his death."-Washington Star.
A man purchased some red flan
nel shirts, guaranteed not to shrink.
He reminded the salesman forcibly
of the guarantee some weeks later.
Have you had any difficulty with
them'''' the latter asked.
Have I, replied the customer,
why, the other morning, when I
was dressing, ?ny wife said to me;
.lohn, where did you get that pink
.Mr. Manhattan, who belongs to
several .dubs, walked into the po
lice station. "I hear, he said lo the
sergeant at the desk, that you have
caught the burglar who lnoke into
my home a few nights ago."
"Yes, replied the sergeant. Do
you want to see bim?"
Well, I'd like to ask. him how
he "-ot in without waking ray wife.
I've been trying to do that for the|
last twent.v years."
If you want to [ride -2nd to none
buy a Brock Tay. *fS?w^
COMBINE BEAUTY AND UTILITY
Railroad Dirsctors Had Definite Pur
j . pose in Planting Honeysuckle
Along the Right of Way.
"For the past twenty miles or so,"
said the reporter to the railroad man.
as they were sitting together at the
business end of the division superin
tendent's car on a part cf the Chesa
peake & Ohio before it begins to climb
the AUeghanies, "I have noticed that
honeysuckle grows on the banks of
the tracks. What is the answer? Is
some director's Wife so romantic as ali
"Romantic nothing," naid the rail
road operator. "That honeysuckle is
there for purely business purposes.
You recall there was an extensive
fiocd on this and other roads a year
ago. That flood washed out a lot of
J our track weat of the Alleghenies, lt
also undermined the banks of a great
deal of the traci: eastward, where
there was net supposed io be any Hood
I at all. Hut we found the railroad
banks which were planted with honey
suckle held against the undermining
influence of the excessive rains; while
the banks cot so protc-c!ed did a land
slide of their own and blocked traffic.
"We are now planting hon? .-.suckle
ion the embankments where they are
liable to shelve, ar.C are charging it up
to operati?x expi m-os without regard
to the humane idea that th? v.-1 :r mighl
bc grateful to the passengers travel
ing on a soft coal ro;n3."-\\"ali Street
ilHI&ID TEST FOR TR A:'J MEW
Mursterbsrq's ?CL-?S Practically Ap
plied by :/lanr -r-2 of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Lines.
After many experiments the Penn
sylvania ialli "ad has completed a
series of psychological test? to be ap
plied to applicants for job3 as en
gineers and trainmen in place cf tho
written and p!i3*sical examinations.
The management now is seriously con
sidering the universal adoption of the
idea as a means of automatically sep
arating the fit from the unfit, and
avoiding the heavy expense of training
men who afterward may be found un
The new tests, founded on principios
laid down by Prof. Hugo Munsterberg
of Ha.vard, are designed to put to
economic use some of the many dis
coveries concerning the way the hu
man mind works, under different con
ditions. The railroad officials have
been imnrossed by tho enormous
-'?ste resulting from the lack of any
scientific method of selecting men for
the various kinds of railroad work,
and they found there were too many
incompetent men in the service.
If the company decides to adopt
these tests for applicants, it will be
the first employer to do so, and it is
beliw?^? the successful operation of
the idea will result in its adoption by
many of the larger employers of labor
throughout, the country
AUTOMATIC RAILROAD GATE
Hydraulically operated gates for
railroad crossings adapted to be auto
matically closed before an approach
ing train a::d opened after the train
has passed, are provided by this inven
tion. The mechanism comprises a pair
of inter-communicating cylinders of
different diameters, the plunger of a
larger cylinder being adapted to be en
gaged by a vehicle moving on tile
track, while the Smaller cylinder is
fitted with a plunger that operates the
Horse Decreed Narrow Gauge.
With tile installation of a locomotive
on the Drumburgh Junction-Port Car
lisle railroad in the north of England
the last, horse drawn passenger train
in Great Britain disappears.
But the ghost of the horse will stalk
ahead of every train, even the fastest
express, as long as the standard gauge
remains 4 feet 8V2 inches. This width
was decreed by the horse which drew
trucks along the rails laid down at
Northumberland collieries, long before
George Stephenson invented the loco
motive. It is the width between the
wheels of all horse-drawn vehicles and
was accepted as a matter of course by
the first makers of railroads.
Only Brunel had the audacity to ig
nore the convention and increased the
power, speed and accommodation of
his trains by making the gauge six
feet, the last length of which, however,
disappeared In the early "90s, leaving
the horse precedent supreme.
Wages of Locomotive Engineers.
The best-paid locomotive engineers
in Italy receive $1.64 a day. firemen
?5 cents, conductors $1.28. head brake
men $1.10 and ordinary brakemen 73
cents, after long years of service. A
station guard's pay ranges between
fifty and seventy cents, and a switch
man, beginning at 31 cents, in IS years
may attain a wage of 70 cents a day.
In reality they all receive considerably
less, for the government deducts from
their pay the income tax and pension
premium. It ?3 not surprising that tho
men are threatening to strike for bet
ter wages. When American railroad
employes contrast their own compen
sation with these figures they may
well feel that they are the best-paid
workers ol' their kind in the world.
WITH THE AFTERNOON TEA
Appetizing Drinks to Serve When the
Weather lc Something More Than
In hot weather not all guests at af
ternoon teas care for warm tea. For
such thc punch known as Hongkong
cooler is easily prepared.
Pour one quart of boiling water over
three tablespoonfuls of Ceylon tea;
let it steep five minutes and then cool.
While it is cooling add four table
spoonfuls cf sugar and three slices of
lemon, two cloves and a tablespoon
ful of Maraschino cherries. When
ready to serve fill tall glasses half tull
of shaved ice and add a dash cf rum
and a cherry to each glass. Pla.;e a
spray of mint on top of each glass.
Cafe frpppc is a very acceptab'e tea
dainty and is not difficult to make.
Pour one quart of boiling water over
eight tablespoonfuls of ground cofes.
j 1st it stand ten minutes, then strain
and add three-quarters of a cupful of
xugar. half a pint of warm milk and
half pint of cream, and then partly
freeze the mixture. Serve with
whipped cream in toll glasses with a
cherry on top of each.
Fan ebor ett es are made like the old
fashioned custard pie. only they are
the size of tarts. Prepare the crust
in little patty tins and fill with a cus
tard made of four yolks of er;rs. two
ounces of butter, two tablespoonfuls of
sugnr, two beaten whites cf eggs,
three dessertspoonfuls ri' flour and
three-quarters of a pint cf milk. Hlend
smoothly and bring to bo'ling point
in a granite saucepan, then fill the
I tarts and bake in a medium oven.
When doro, whip the ether two whites
of eggs with two tablespoonfuls of
sugar for a meringue, and let it lightly
brown in the oven. When cold serve
on a doily garnished with strips of
. AROUND THE HOUSE
To scale fish quickly dip them in
If ycu have a chimnoy that does not
draw well, open the windows in the
room for ten minutes before the fire is
lighted, omi see if that will not help
Hold lace cn embroidery can be
cleaned by brushing it clean of dust
and then nibbing powdered alum well
into it. Leave this on for several
hours, and when yen brush it off the
tarnish will be gone
To make the windows bright and
"-linons, add a ?mali quantity of bluing
lo the water when you are washing
; K nts of tintoil placed under doil
ies upon which glasses, pitchers or
va ss ci water are set will prevent the
?lc.' :;-.ess from soaking through and
st? -ling polished tables.
^ cm a lemon before squeezing it
and you will obtain nearly double the
quantity of .iuice.
In washing delicate laces never use
starch, but if a slight stiffening is de
fired two lumps of sugar in a basin of
warm water will give all that is
Salad a la Ciabie.
Take the meat of one large, fresh
boiled iobster and dice it: drain and
dry 12 raw oysters; cut in half one
.fresh cucumber, remove tho seeds, then
slice it thin, mix and put in a bowl to
marinate one hour in a dressing made
follows: Four tablespoonfuls olive
oil. two of horseradish vinegar, salt.
;' yesne pepper; teaspoonful of Wor
cestershire sauce and -one sliced shal
lot, two cleves and six drops lemon
lui^p. Drain very carefully when
ady, mix with mayonnaise and add a
quarter cupful of finely chopped cel
ery. Serve in crisp lettuce leaves gar
nished with olives.
Drain the sirup from a jar of
poaches and cut the fruit into small
pieces. Measure the ti n p. and if
There is not enough to make one pint,
add enough water to make the de
sired quantity. Heat the sirup to the
boiling point, stir in one tablespoonful
of granulated gelatin, softened in one
half cupful of water. Stir until dis
solved, add one tablespoonful lemon
juice, let stand in a cool place until it
begins to thicken, then add the
peaches, turn into a mold and let
harden. Serve with whipped cream.
Pare and slice thinly four cucum
bers, two bunches of spring onions, a
dozen radishes, one small green pep
per chopped fine. Marinate in French
dressing 20 minutes, drain and fill half
green pepper shells. Put a little heap
of mayonnaise on each, and lay the
shell on a red and green beet leaf.
This is decorative as well as being
Softening Hard-Boiled eggs.
Eggs that have been boiled too long
can be softened by lifting tho sauce
pan off the fire and quickly placing it
under the cold water faucet, allowing
the cold water to run into it. The
sudden shock in changing from hot
to cold water has the effect of soft
ening tho eeg.
Dressing for Fiank Steak.
Flank steak has better Ibivor if
spread with a highly seasoned bread
dressing, rolled tightly, bra'sed with
vegetables and a small quantity of
liquor, then cooked in a casserole.
Serve when tender, with tenante- uuuee.
To Stone Raisins.
Place the raisins on a tin plate in
a hot oven. When they are heated
through they can be split open and
tue st-'nes easily removed.
GOOD SPICED PICKLE
CUCUMBER MAKES ONE OF THE
Various Flavors May B? Given the Rel
ish, According to Taste-Onions,
If One Likes Them, Are Mest
This is an old recipe, used in our
family tor twenty years.
Select small cucumbers of uniform
size, wash them and pack in a stone
Jar or firkin. For 250 pickles use one
half cupful of salt, pour on enough
boiling water to cover, and let stand
for three days, placing a p?ate over
thom to keep them under the water,
and a weight on the plate. On the
third day drain off the water, which
will be covered with scum, wash andi
wipe the cucumbers dry, rejecting-?'
any that are soft. Now, if you like'
a spicy, peppery pickle, with just a;
suspicion of onion flavor, follow the!
directions as given, but leave out any-?
thing you do not care for. Pare two:
onions and stick them full of whole'
cloves, place them in the bottom of?
your jar with six peppers, slit through!
the center, and pack the cucumbers!
over them. Have heating vinegar con
taining a bag of whole spices, either
mixed spices or such as you choose,
such as stick cinnamon, allspice, mus
tard seed and a little celery seed, add
a piece of alum as large as half a nut
meg, and pour the vinegar over the cu
cumbers. Use good cider vinegar and
do not boil, but simply scald it.
These pickles are good in a week
or a year from the time they are made.
Try them If sweet pickles are want
ed, add sugar in the proportion of one
and one-half cupfuls to a quart of
vinegar, or make them as sweet as
desirea. Tastes differ, so it is hard
to state exact quantities to be used.
VEGETABLES AT THEIR BEST
Green Varieties Require Care In
Cooking If One Would Put Them
on the Tafcie Perfect.
When cooking cabbage or cauliflow
er do not cover the saucepan; it
mak^s the vegetables tough and dis
colored. Put a small piece of stale
bread or crust cn the top and it willi
absorb all the disagreeable odor. All
green vegetables are improved by the'
addition to the water of the merest,
suspicion of bread soda, a level tea
spoonful of sugar and a half teaspoon-;
fal of :;alt. Let the water cover the
vegetables weil and do not put them
in until it is? bubbling all over. Then!
let them down in small quantities and1
by degrees, so that the sudden immer
sion of a cold mass will not cool the
water. Have a kettle boiling at the
side BO as to add fresh water should
the vegetables become uncovered
through evaporation. Cabbage, Brus
sels sprouts, string beans, etc., cooked
in this way are a revelation of green
ness, tendernos and flavor.
Take six Spanish onions of uniform
size. Peel and parboil them, using part
ziilk uod part, water or all water, and
a level teaspoonful of salt. When cool
enough to handle, luke out the centers
or hearts carefully. Chop iiae two
hard-boiled eggs and mix with a large
tablespoonful of grated Parmesan or
chopped rich yellow cheese, a little
parsley, salt and paprika. Add enough
of the onion hearts, chopped tine, to
moisten the mixture nicely. Siufi' heap
ing full, roll in beaten egg and crumbs
and fry in deep hot fat untii nicely
browned, using a frying basket. Or ar
ranoo them In a baking dish and put
a little grated cheese and meited butter!
on the top of each and bake until
golden brown. The onions should bel
parboiled until quite tender before'
A fruit salad is made of chopped
celery as the main ingredient and mix
ing sliced apples and bananas and
white grapes. This also is served with
mayonnaise salad dressing. Always
remove the seeds of the white grapes
before serving. This salad or any
salad, in fact served with nut bread
will be found a most satisfactory re
freshment for an afternoon affair or
any gathering of people where light
refreshments are served.
When washing white stockings,
whether of silk or thread, add a few
drops cf oxalic acid to the water. The
acid will remove the stains caused by
the boots and shoes, which are only
set when washed with ordinary soap
To Soften Paint Brushes.
Paint brushes that have become
hard and dry can be softened In the
following manner: Heat some vinegar
fo the boiling point, immerse the
brushes in it and allow them to sim
mer for ten minutes, then wash in
When Steaming Potatoes. .
When steaming potatoes put a cloth!
over them before putting the lid on.!
They will take much leas time to cookj
and be much more mealy than when;
done in the ordinary way.
Two quarts cf blueberries, five tea-;
cupfuls of sugar, two quarts of wator.:
boil for 15 minutes, strain and cool;j
then freeze lu freezer and pack awayj
tor three hours.