J. L. MMS, L_ _:?.. Editor .
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LARGEST CIRCULATION ?N
EDGEFIEkD CO?NTY. *
There are times when God asks
netting of his children except silence,
patience and tears.-ROBINSON. -
Wednesday, Nov. 25th.
i The shoot-a-bird season is on.
? dollar in bank is worth two in a
The American horse and-mule prefer
to remain'on-neutral ground.
Just one mqnth ard iSa^ta Claus will
dome as a thief in the night.
T "More corn and colts,'* should be
the farni'er's shibboleth for 1915.
Football was eclipsed the past sea
son by a bloodier struggle.
"Gorman-American Alliance Meets".
-Headline. We disclaim being a par
An effective way to emphasize'the ne
cessity of sowing wheat is to print it
thus: whEAT. ?..
A touch of adversity serves to ?how
how mudi w?' hav?' left for which wt
should give'thanks. ?
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Andrew Carnegie,, the evangel of
world-wide peace, will celebrate hit
79th birthday to-day.
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In*1916 the southern fanner.will say:
"I used to make all the cotton I could,
but I have learned better now."
The county treasurer bas not yet
found it necessary to call in the po
liceman to keep back the crowd.
The law-enforcemept wave has
?ached Augusta but the editorial col
umns of the press of that city aie as
mum as an oyster.
Wonder if any whiskey froze in the
county dispensaries during the recent
cold snap? The old State rum shops
used to suffer such losses.
Just watch and see if some of those
pesky paragraphers don't say the man
who held office in Asheville 64 years
descended from Edgefield stock.
Better run one two-horse plow on
the farm at this season than two one
horse plows. Besides the saving of
one hand, the work is more thoroughly
As for our part, we are altogether
willing for the Germans to wear the
Iron Crosses. The price is more than
we care to pay, unless we were en
dowed with as many lives as a feline.
The fanner who fails^to sow a large
acreage of wheat and oats now will
have a sandy foundation upon which to
plan next year's farming operations,
and the final outcome will of necessity
Let every land owner be a game
warden to* the extent of hi3 posses
sion, keeping off the vagrant hunter.
We mean by vagrant hun ter, that class
of idle negroes who refuse to work af
ter the game season opens.
Who ?3 responsible for the t-r-e
m-e-n-d-o-u-s falling off in the number
of marriage licenses in Edgefield coun
ty-less than one-third the number is
sued last fall? Who'll be the first
bachelor to' pl?ad "guilty" pf neglect
6? duty? - j ?_ _
No Cotton Mules Needed.
Out West mules of medium size are
called "cotton mules," for the reason
that they are best adapted to. the needs
of cotton growers. Let us hope that
the agents for the warring nations
who are now purchasing western mules
by the thousands for export will pur
chase largely of the cotton-mule type,
so as to put the price out of reach of co -
taiprod. c. rs, for one year at least. Send
th i "cotton mules" to Europe and the
best brood mares to the cotton belt.
Who will not echo this wish? .
How Many Hogless Farms?
Pome weeks ago a gentleman resid
ing in the town of Edg^'d advertised
pigs for sale in The Advertiser for one
week and received 22 responses, 19 of
which came from farmers.
This was so unexpected, as veil as
unusual, that it suggests the inquiry as
to whether or not there are any hogless
farms in Edgefield county? We are
constrained to believe, however, that
these farmers wanted'new blood among
tneir herd, rather than suppose there'
are 19 pigless farms' in the county.
Hogs are about as essential to the
properly conducted farm as money is
db a bank or corn to a grist mill.
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Press of August! Inactive. :'
i The local press either makes'or mars
a community, according to the men
that are at the helm. The papers of
Colombia are helping to make it a law
aoiding community, while the newspa
pers of Augusta, if one can properly
judge at long distance, is helping to
mar Augusta by their inaction at a
time whenan effort is being made to
arouse the people to the point of sup
pressing the flagrant lawlessness that
i. bo evident in the city across the Sa
vannah. The Augusta papers are ac
ive enough in the matter of promoting
he industrial and commercial advance
ment of the city but they lose sight of
i.he .fact that prosperity, permanent
p.osperity, in its.fullest and largest
sense, will ?ot come as long as there is
? sanction of open disregard of la.W. .
Suggestion Made in All Sincerity.
It may not be exactly .according to
tl e fitness of things for newspapers to
offer gratuitous advice or suggestions
to religious assemblies, as is their
(wont with reference to secular
law-rriaking bodies, and yet we make
.bold to suggest to the Methodist Con
ference that it can not do a better or
wiser thing ti.an to return Rev.- J. R.
Wa uer to Edgefield for the fourth
time. And then next year we will be
jorne a little bolder and suggest that
.i.e hitherto indexible four-year rule
^e gu ?.n suftcifcht flexibility to return
.jim to us again and again. One pos
?essed of a sweeter spirit or who fol
lows more nearly in tbe lootsteps OJ
.he Great Exemplar than ?ir. Walker
isnotto.be lound in the Methodist,
Japtist. Presbyterian, Episcopal, or
any other Conference in South Carolina.
Relief loo Late.
The efforts to raise $135,000,000 for
tue relief of the stringency in th? South
due to the low price of cotton have
been successful and the money, will
soon be available. But the trouble
with this, as with other abortive ef
fort J to give relief, it that is came too
iarmers of the South needed aid
moot when their obligations had to be
met. Practically every note which was
given southern banks for money to
make the 1914 crop has matured, only
a few maturing as Ute as tne hrst of
December. At the time these obliga
tions tell due m .ny farmers were com
pelled by creditors, or impelled by a
sense of honor, to sell at least a por
tion of their crop. Had the much-dis
cussed and widely-advertised schemes
for helping farmers been perfected
60 or even 80 days ago the acuteness of
the situation would have been greatly
The TJjprecidented War.
While a day scarcely passes that one
does not hear some reference made to
the immensity of the war, yet the dead
ly struggle stretches over such a wide
area and so many millions of people
are affected that the average person.
his no real conception of what the
war actually involves. At present the
area of hostilities extends over about
58 per cent, of t?je surface of the globe
and 56 per cent, of the population of
thd earth are classed as actively and
Compared to the modern battle, the
fiercest fights of the Civil War, the
standard by which we measure strug
gles, were mere school-boy skirmishes
upon the play ground. And the armies
or the Civil War were but a handiul as
compared with the teeming millions
that are now actually engaged in hos
It requires no prophet, however, to
predict that no such war will ever be
waged ?gain. The vanquished nations
will never forget their drubbing and
the Victors will always be mindiul ol
the price they paid. And the nations
of-the earth not now involved will
profit by the experience of others.
Larger Merchant Marine Needed.
In his persistent advocacy of building
up a strong merchant marine, President
Wilson has struck the key-note of the
commercial situation. By long odds
the major portion of American exports
and imports haye heretofore been trans
ported by vessels flying the flag of bel
ligerent nations. Owing to the war,
tnese vessels have practically all been
taken from the. high seas, leaving our
commerce to stagnate. There cun be
no renewed activity until an adequate
supply of vers?is are put in commission
to transport our raw cotton and manu
Again Pr2sident Wilson is right in
taking the position that the United
Stat?s government should establish
needed steamship lines, and later, if it
is deemed wise, they can be disposed of J
the private interests. At present indi
viduals and private corp irations will
not experiment in the matter of op?n- j
ing steamship lines to foreign countries
that may not prove profitable. The.
government should undertake the work
of opening the way for commerce.
Intellectual Life of the;Home.
Itwould be difficult indeed to find
parents, it matters'not. what their sta
tion Hs,: who are not ambitious for-their
children to mount to the .top; of 'the
ladder. And yet many of .them'are
criminally indiff?rant. in th?.m?ttefof
properly equipping, tfyem for the c'ont
petion that will be'/found sharper and
sharper as they ascend the .ladder of
success: , .. .. . '.
The nich that your son or daughter
is to, fi ll, whether a hewer of wood; and
d-awer" of water or whether theysball
becotne leaders in their respective fields
of endeavor, will depend largely upon
their intellectual equipment. Encour
age them to improve spare moments
by reading and filling their mental
storehouse with information that will
be as so many nuggets of gold in the
years to come.
The time spent in the home, as well
as that at the feet of the .teachers in
the school, will determine how well
your, children are equipped. The Ad
vertiser repeats the suggestion which
it recently made that at least two
hours be spent every night in reading
good, wholesome magazines or books?
The .. evenings are long . ani reading,,
ane? the habit is formed,jwill be pleas
suit dj ver sion. _j?__.? Kf?. ?? r- If?
* Parents7 y&u can engage in'noltnore
profitable employment than ,to stimu
late and develop the intellectual life of
the home. . *
Meeting Street News.
The farrrers of Meeting Street
are very busy sowing grain, it seems
as if there will be a J.trye crup,
planted this fall. They ; are also
sowing a lot of vetch and clover.
Mrs Ida Stevens has moved back
to her old home and her son Mr B
L< Stevena bas come back to live
Mr-Lewis Stevens of Meeting St,*
his?-.?ebne lo Florida to spend the
w iq ter.
\, r ai d Mrs J E Bryan has mov:
ed hack to iheir home..
Mr G R Logue and Mr J M
Walton made a business trip to
Greenwood Saturday. . . '.^
The Holiness people ar? carrying
on a tent meeting near Meeting St.
Minn Coreene Odom of Augusta
is visiting her: sister, Mrs J- E
M rn Jira Wright and Mrs Char
ley Po wei i have been visiting Mrs C
Mis .1 R Blocker spent Saturday
with her mother, Mrs M A Stevens,
who has been very sick with grip, jj
. Guess Who. i
D?ath of Mr. George Yoimg
Death came Wednesday, Novem
ber 18, aa a wolcome relief to the
intense suffering of Mr. George
Youngblood. About four months
ago a cancer appeared on his lower
jaw and almost from the outset ila
condition was acute, causing in
tense pain.' Finally his throat be-j
came partially paralyzed and for a:
week before his death Mr. Young- j
blood was unable to swallow water I
or food of any kind, During Iiis en
tire sickness his two sisters, Mrs'.'
Nannie Griffin and Miss Cottie
Yuunyblood, with whom he resided,
ministered to him in the most beau
tiful manner. Unmindful of their
own comforts, they were at his side
throughout each day and long into
the night, gratifying every wish
that it was possible to gratify. Mr.
Youngblood was conscious almost
to the last breath and fully realized
that the end was inevitable ai.d ex
pressed himself as being perfectly i
resigned to the Lord's will. He ex ?
pressed the desire in f?ct that death
lake him out of his excrutiatiug
Among his large circle of friends
his death caused much genuine sor
row. George Younybloud had few,
if any, enemies. He was beloved by
everybody in this community whir?
he has spent his entire life of 63
The funeral was conducted from
the Baptist church Thursday morn
ing, the Rev. J. R. Walker officiat
ing. Mr. Youngblood is survived by j
three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Griffin; j
Miss Collie Youngblood and Miss
Tillie Youngblood, one brother, Mr.
Frank Youngblood of Ellenton, and
une half-brother, Mr. James Youug
biuod of Augusta.
An Active Liver Means Health.
If you want good health* a dear j
complexion and freedom from dizzi
ness, constipation, billiommess,
headache and indigestion, lake Dr.
Kind's New Life Pills. They drive|
utit fermenting and undigested
foods, clear the blood and cine con
stipation.. Only 253 at your druggist.
What Others Say
' Condition Improved.
'Columbia must have felt better fo
day..sin?V it woke up jesterday morn
ing^ for. the first time in many moons
without a headache.- Greenwood Jour
I nal.- .
'? '^ ^.. Married Man's Friend. | -
. fche?r up married ni en-A New J.er
i s'ey: Judge has just! ruled that a wo
man has-no right to-rifle her husband's
pants pocket while* r'the husband ds
asleep.-Spartanburg Journal. ?
Qld Fashioned Hunter.
What has become of the old fashion
ed hunter who'about this season of the
year used t?r bring ''bis" editor a nice.
string;oi partridge's -as' prpof of his
prowess.- Anderson Intelligencer.
\ Heavy Loss.
" This must be a pretty season on that
^Columbia blind tiger wno, according.to
a report heard some months ago, waa
Utting up ,two places at about five
?tiiouoand dollars each. Tne closing up.
order will be rigidly enforced.-Green-1
' That 37-pound gobbler that Mr. Floyd
Jjougnt doesn't answer the description
by tne Edgeheld?r who said, "ihe
turkey is a mighty inconvenient biro;
it'? two big ior one person and not
ignite big enough for two."-Newoerry
The Stale warehouse system does not
have tue virtue ot economy, '?ne pru
posea rate 01 storage is twenty-nve
cents the month for each bale.
The comparison with commercial or
-non-State warehouses is not very fa
vorable to the State system.-Green
Does it Mean You?
A great many of the people who
seem so much concerned aoout the'
Illume Unit lo ni tlicjl' uiv/.tiCt' d i.j o c.J
are ?=0 anxious to have some siatuu.
e?iacted or eniorced to take it out have
a great, oig beam in their own'eyec,
and it is nota sunbeam either.-Heraiu
and News.. ??".."
liaise a Male Movement, jj
' St. Louis has shipped 12,498 horses
;to..the-French and british governments,
for> war purposes. ? 6t? ?
: A OUU.U- wwi ulina raised mule colt1
infill be worth a one-horse crop of seven
cents icotton next year. .
i Mule raising is the thing for the up
ift of South Carolina.-1 he State.
* 'I1 'I* 'I1 *?' 'I14* 4" 'J* ^fcjfcsf 4? '?
* Smile Provokers
*-r- f?if>.L'?T?/* .?>_t..T..t..t..t.,f.
X "Mr. Smith, to .w.bum you wcie
talking so much, is a married man.''
"O, I know that".
''How did you know it?"
"By lbj way he listened."-Bal
Peckham'- "My- wife talks, talk*,
talks all the time."
Un der iii um-"You're mistaken
She muet listen part of the lime oi
ray wife would't be with her 8i>
"Come on. Booby, let's play
house, suggested iour-year-oid Bett.)
to her twin."
"AU right, he agreed, you get
broom and be the mother, and i'll
ma the newspaper and be tba la
mer." ' '...
"Sir, your daughter has promised
to become my wile."
''Well, don't coine to mevfor sym
pathy, you might know something
would happen to you, banging
tround here five nights a week."~
Little Marie was sitting on her
grandfather's knee one day, aud,'
after looking at him intently for a
"Grandpa, were you in the ark?"
"Certainly not, my dear, answer
ed the astonished old gentleman."
"Then why wereu't you drown-,
Little Johnnie-Mrs. Talkeni
dowu paid a big compliment.
Mother-Did she, really? Well,
there's no denning thal woman has
sense. What did shisay?
Lillie Johnnie-?She said she
didn't see how you - came to have.
Huoh a nice little boy as I aui.
"Jones, said a hotel manager to
waiter, what did that gent from ta
ble No. 7 leave so suddenly for?"
" Well sir, said the wailer, he sat
down and asked for sausages and 1
told him we were out'ot ihem, bul
if he would care to wait a few min
utes I could' get the cook 'to make
"Well, said the-manager, what]
"1 went to the kitchen, resumed
the waiter, and accidentally trod
upon the dog's tail, and of course
it yelped. And suddenly the gent got
up and left."-Loudon Tit-Biis.
NO Looking Back in Edge
New Evidence Constantly Being
Since the long ? succession .of
Ed ?refre?d reports were first publish
ed in the local press there has been
no looking b?ck. Edgefield evidence
?co.ptjno/es to pour in,, and better
still, those whose reports were first
published many years ago, verify
all they said in" a most hearty and
unmistakable way. She read, the ex
Mrs. M. Wi Padgett of Cedar
Row,' Edgefield, say Ai "It had tor
turing pains in my back and a gen
eral'weakness' Came' OVet1 ftre, caus
ing me to feel depressed and tired
during the day.1 At night ? couldn't
yet. ranch sleep, owing to kidney
i rouble. Nothing gave hie relief but
Dean's kidney "pills. A short UHe of
this remedy broughtquick-and. posi
tive relief- You may continue to
use my statement, endorsing JDoau'a
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doab-s kidney pill.*- the sams
lhat. Mrs. Padgett had. Fostor-Mil
burn Co., Props., Bnffalo,-N. Y.
Make the Old Suit
./c'- We - are--better prepared
' thatfsver>Ub'r ' do first-class
work in cleaning ' and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old*'pants or suit new by let
ing tis clean and- press them:
. Ladies pk'ii^s' and sui ts .al
so .cleaned, ,an,d ' pressed,' Sat-,
Edge field Pressing
to sell the most remarkable .bargain in the^\
magazine .world this year. '-. 'V
A monthly salary end a liberal.commission'
on each-order. Salaries run up;to$250;00.per.
month, depeuding op the number pf orders.
This work: can b.e done in your spare, time,
and need not conflict with your present du
ties. No investment of previous experience
necessary. We furni?h?'full equipment free.
Write for particulars to';'
The Ridgway Company
Spring and Macdougal Streetsr .' . New, York
Rayo Makes Reading
THE full mellow glow of the Rayo Lamp rests
your eyes and makes reading a pleasure. The
absence of glare and harshness will be a distinct relief
to you. It is this quality that causes scientists to
recommend the soft light of thc oil lamp. ."The'
/favo LAMP is the highest point pf per
fection in oil lamps. No glare, no flicker, correct
Rayo Lamps are easy to light and care for. Inex
pensive-yet the best light at any price.
Your dealer will be glad to show you the Rayo.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Washington, D. C
(NEW JERSEY) Charlotte. N. C.
We have accepted the agency for the
Ford Automobiles for Edgefield County,
and will have constantly on hand a stock
of Touring Cars and Run-Abouts. Shall
be pleased to show them to those who
contemplate buying a car. The Ford
cars defy Edgefield's winter roads.
They are an All-the-Yeap-Round Car
We will also carry a full assortment of
all parts of the Ford cars, and can fill or
ders at our Garag I without your having
to wait to get extra par s by express.
Make your auto wants known to us, and
we will satisfy them on short notice and
at reasonable prices.
Auto and Repair Shop
Edgefield, South Carolina
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