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/. L. MI?AS..-._Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
il, ivertiser Building at $1.50 per year
:.A advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefieid, S. C.
No communications will be published
unless aecompaniedj by the writer's
name.
Cards'of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
advertising rates.
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
EDGEFIELD COUNTY.
People seldom improve, when they
have no other model but themselves
to copy after.-GOLDSMITH.
Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Pay every debt possible before th?11
old year goes out.
The weather man has b*en perfectly
horrid for the past fortnight.
The man now-a-days who .iasn't more
sense than cents is to be pitied.
Starving the Germans maybe a long
road to victory; Martin Luther won in
spite of the diet of Wormi.
While knitting has become popular
again in some sections, there are yet
more brows than socks being knitted, j
The scarcity of farm labor has here
tofore been a perplexing problem, while
now its abundance presents a * greater
problem.
Hereafter the Southern Christian Ad
vocate, the official organ of the South
Carolina Methodist Conference, will be
published in Anderson.
As there are 145 residents of Richland
county who pay taxes on their incomes,
they can afford three "square meals"
a day, in spite of the war.
There are yet some things left tb be
thankful for. For example, another
name will soon be added to the list of
cx-governors in South Carolina.
John Buir to Germany: I double-dare
you to come again.-Columbia Record.
, Like lightning, those Germans never
?trike twice in the same place.
When you sell damaged cotton don't
blame the buyer for protecting his in
terests. You failed to protect your
.cotton when you let the cotton get
damaged.
"This Girl Fills'Stockings Up."
Chicago Tribune. Lots of Columbia
damsels are in the same catagory.
The State.
Speaks well for those "square
meals."
As announced in one of the Barnwell
papers, the dispensary sales in Barn
well county for the month of Novem
ber wonld have purchased 700 bales of
cotton. Many persons in that county
will be glad to aid us voting out whis
key next summer.
Enforce Game Law.
Is any especial effort being put forth
to enforce the game law in Edgefieid
county? We never hear of any prose
cutions. In Ellenton, Aiken county
tne other day seven persons were con
victed of violating the game law and
fined $20 each. There would be fewer
violations of the law if property own
ers would prohibit hunting upon their
premises. Post your land and thus let
it be: known that you object to hunters
trespassing in every form.
Stay On The Farm.
The present low price of cotton will
doubtless cause many farmers to seek
other employment. Those who do
this will make a mistake, especially
those who are financially able to con
tinue to farm. While brooding over
the present low price of cotton, one
should not forget that practically every
thing else produced on the farm is in
great demand at profitable prices.
Furthermore, the day is not far distant
when the South's great staple will
again coeio into its own, and then the
man who left the farm will find it dif
ficult to re-establish himself. His la-1
bor will have become disorganized, his j
implements will have to be replaced, j
the farm will have to be resupplied !
with livestock and food for man and)
beast. While it is true that Fortune I
may not be smiling upon you now,
you had better "tough it out" and
remain on the farm, learning and prac
ticing the lesson of rotation and diver
sification till the new day dawns. !
How Would You Haye Your Picture?
Rembrandt, the ceWbrated Dutch
artist, painted nearly lG%.oictures of
his mother, always representing her as
holding a little Bible in her hand. Thus
the artist paid a tn'bute'to his mother's
dnvoted piety. Do not Have it said du
ring the approaching holidays that you
should be painted as holding a bottle in
your hand, representing or reflecting
your Christmas debauchery. If you
would spend a happy Christmas let it
be a sober Christmas. You can thus
too contribute to the happiness of oth
ers, rather than add to their unhappi
ness.
Delay Inexcusable.
The tardiness with which the authori
ties in Washington have heeded Col.
Goethals' request for more vessels to
patrol the Panama waters would indi
cate that he has been crying "wolf",
"wolf," which, if we are correctly in
formed, is not the case. Atlong range,
it appears that Col. Goethals is endeav
oring to discharge his duty and in the
faithful discharge of duty he needs the
assistance asked for. In our judgment,
some officials "higher up'.' in Wash
ington have been less faithful than Col.
Goethals or his requests would have
been more promptly heeded.
Thankful That You Have a Chimney.
A current issue of one of ths leading
magazines contained a cartoon or
drawing that causes, one's heart to go
out in deepest sympathy to the suffer
ing people of Belgium, and at the same
time it should cause the heart of the
beholder to swell up with gratitude to
God that this land has net been visited
by war.
The cartoon represents a poorly clad
mother, bearing upon her face marks
of unspeakable anguish, seated on the
de bris of her home, which had been
destroyed by shells from the German
artillery. Leaning upon her knee was
a bare-footed, thinly-clad little girl
who, looking up into her mother's face,
asked: "Mama do you think Santa
Clam can find us now that we have no
chimney?" Who can view such a pic
ture without wishing that he could have
the opportunity of filling that little
homeless (and possibly fatherless)
child's stocking with the best of every
thing that makes a child's heart
happy?
In gratitude for your goodjfortune
in not having your home destroyed by
shot and shell help to fill some stock
ing, which possibly, without your kind-*
ness, may remain empty. You can not
minister to some little Belgian, but
you can share your abundance with some
needy and deserving American.
Joined to Their Idol.;
The people of Augustalput their
hands to the plow but turned back.
An effort was made by the press, pul
pit and a goodly number of right-think
ing citizens to atop the flagrant viola
tion of law in Augusta. But yielding
to the pr?sure that was brought to bear
through other sources, the city council
again licensed the barrooms for another
year. The amount of the license has
been left at $1,000 for each near-bear
establishment, which tacitly carries
with it the privilege to" sell whiskey in
every form without^being'molested by
the city authorities.
Poor Augusta! She seems to be in
separably joined to her idol. And our
prediction is that the city will never
prosper as it should as long as the fla
grant violation of a state law has the
official sanction of the municipality.
It is said to South Carolina's shame,
however, that the existence of the dis
pensary at the foot of the bridge across
in North Augusta had something to do
with the failure of the efforts to sup
press liquor selling in Augusta.
This argument was used on the coun
cil: "What's the use for us to stop
j whiskey selling and lose the revenue,
! while we would still have the whiskey
coming across from the Carolina dis
pensary in North Augusta and get no
revenue." One object of the move
ment to get state-wide prohibition in
South Carolina is to close that dispen
sary in North Augusta. We owe that
much to the city of Augusta. Aiken
county will never close it as long as
they can get a dollar of profit from its
cash drawer.
Give Everybody a Chance.
That the prohibition petition? are
meeting with practically no oppo
sition in this cou nt j' is very grati
fying to those who are interested
in the suppression of intoxicating
liquors. A report from one person
who has a petition has been receiy*
ed to the effect that the entire blank
of three pages had been filled with
names and that only one man de
clined to sign it. This was in a ru
ral community. Another blank has
been sent to .this faithful worker.
If an overwhelming majority of the
voters do not si?rn the petitions it
will be'because they were not'giv
en an opportunity. Even if the
roads are bad and the weaber un
favorable, let's u'ive everybody in
every section an opportunity. Only
about 10 days are left for thia im
portant work.
J. L. M i ms. I
? What Others Say g
Botli Oat of Place.
Gluttony and drunkenness are always
reprehensible, but more especially on
th i birthday of the Son of God.'-^!an
ning Herald.
Cool Under Fire.
Turkey was shooting at us the other
day; Mexico is shooting at us j now.
Considering that we aren't used to
that sort of thing, we keep pretty
cool under fire.-News and Courier.
Long Time Restoring Order.
Europe has been working half a cen
tury putting itself on a war-footing,
and when the present conflict is over it
will work another half a century put
ting it-elf on a peace-footing.-Green
ville News.
Shameful Record.
In South Carolina during the last ?
thirty days three lynchings, one of
them for a trivial offense, have occur
red. This is a worse record than the
State has had in late years.
The fact is deplorable but not espe-1
cially surprising. -The State.
Substituted Wheat For "Rye."
Kansas has sent 50,000 barrels of
flour to the starving poor of Belgium.
Good for the sunflower state. But who
would have expected such things of
"Bleeding Kansas" a half century
ago? But it shows v/hat may be ac
complished by cutting out ''rye' and
planting wheat. -Newberry Observer.
Back to Country.
There are said to be 85.001 men in
Chicago'who cannot find employment.
What an amount of food crops those
85,000 men could produce tuc eouiiug
year-if they could only be made to
understand that three square meals a
day on the farm is worrh a wefrk's
board in a free "soup kitchen" in a
city.-Augudta Chronicle. |
Wo War Over There.
Here is one of the pathetic incidents
coming out of the shambles of Europe:
Two wounded soldiers-one French, one
German-lay side by side on the bat
tlefield. The former passed his water j
bottle to the wounded German. The
German sipped a little, kisspd the hand |
of the man who had been his enemy
and said: "There will no war on the
otherside."-Gaffney Ledger. t^-,
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I Smile Provokers 1
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James-The rain falls alike on
the just and unjust. ? h
Jones-True, but the unjust man
is generally provided with the jost
man's umbrella. .M.
m i
Pa, a man's wife' is his .better
half, isn't she?"
"We are told so, my son."
"Then if a man marries, .twicci
there isn't, anything left of him, is
there?"
Parson Johnson: "De contribu
tion dis morning will be fo' de pur
pose ob making up de deficit in your
pastor's salary! De choir will now
sing, and continue to sing until de
full amount am collected."-Puck.
Miss Hobbs-I saw your wife
yesterday.
Mr. bo bbs-Did? What did she
have to say.
Miss Hobbs-Oh, nothing!
Mr. Bobos-That wasn't my
wife.
The Gushing Young Thing-Oh,
professor! you must come to our
affair to-morrow. All my friends are
coming, though they say they haven't
a rag to wear.
He-I shall be delighted!-St.
Louis Post Dispatch.
"A lot of the women customers
in a shoe store, remarked the clerk,
seem to forget the simplest rules of ;
arithmetic." ?
"vVhatdo you mean?'' he was
asked.
"lt is mighty hard to convince
them, he replied, that six into three
won't go."-Bostou Transcript.
"I've cared for several persons,
she explained, but I never have
loved anyone so that I would have
been willing to give up my homer
and work for him, if necessary. That j
is real love, isn't it?" "No, that
isn't real love. That is softening of
the brain." -Chicago Record Her
ald.
Tramp-"lr you'll gimme a
meal, mum, PU promise to turn
over a uew-leaf."
Mrs. Subbubs-"Never mind
about a new leaf; take the rake and
turn over those old leaves on the
lawn. Then remember that one good
turn deserves another, and keep on
till you get them into a pile."
Ijostoii Transcipt.
In case your machine fails to <r,>
phone thc Edgefieid Auto Repair
Shop, phone 19 L, Mr. Cobb will
move it.
Edgefieid Auto Repair Shop.
I " Two Views I
I of Goci I
X By REV. J. Mi RALSTON <*
? S-erriary of Correspondence ?>>
{<?> Moody Bible Institute, Chicago 0
TEXT-"I have heard of thee by th"
hearing of the ear: but now mine eye
seeth thee. Wherfore I abhor myself,
and repent In dust and ashes." Job 42:5, 6.
The first may
be called a far
off view of God.
but strictly speak
ing it is not a
view at. all. and
the second may be
. called a near
view of God.
God As a Rumor.
With many the
knowledge of God
is little more than
what is known
from rumor, '1
have heard of
thee by the hear
ing ol* Ihe ear."
There is a suggestion abroad that
there is such a being as God, and then
men make interpretations of God. The
heathen.-with his conception, makes a
god of wood, or stone, or clay; the na
ture worshiper sees God in the clouds,
or the forest, or streams cf water; the
godless philosopher, while not denying
the existence of God, professes almost
a.bsolute ignorance of Him; while the
Christian apprehends God as Spirit
and as perfectly revealed in Jesus
Christ, and worships Him according
ly. With many who claim to be Chris
tians God is little more than a rumor,
and there seems to be little desire for
more perfected knowledge of Him.
Many are groping in the darkness,
feeling after God, if haply they may
find him, while they might, if they
would, get a view of God that is pos
sible to all and realized by millions.
Job had an experience and that view
of God vanished. The philosophy of
his changed view of God is not given
us, but the Bible teaches us that he
was a man in high social position,
wealthy, with a large family and with
wide fame, but it was during this pe
riod, in all probability, that God was
to him little more than a rumor. But
all these were swept away and Job
Bat on the ash-heap, covered with
sores, the object of scathing argu
ments, on the part of oriental logi
cians, the butt of ridicule, and the
victim of an Ill-tempered wife. It is
well known that men and women
through the centuries have had proa
.perity swept from them in order that
they might be brought into fight rela
j?n to G?d-r-financlal loss, the break
ing down "of health, the bitter opposi
tion of enemies and the treason of
friends, have driven men to seek sat
isfaction ultimately in God.
Job's Eyes Opened.'
Only a cavalier will charge Job
with falsehood when he says that he
saw God. This was not, of course,
with his natural eyes, but with the eye
of the soul. So have men in all ages
seen God, some, no doubt, being grant
ed what they believed to be the phys
ical appearance of God. Moses saw
God and endured. Jesus himself said:
"He that hath seen me hath seen the
father. " Job does not say what it
was in God that he saw, but we may
well believe that it was the holiness
of God, which was seen by the proph
et Isaiah when he had his vision in
the temple. Nor does Job say what
view he had of himself while God
was only a rumor, but the probability
is what he saw of himself, is what
the world saw him to be, a man of
distinction, wealthy, and glorying in
his large family. But now a change
comes. He evidently sees himself as
God sees him. He probably had an
comprehensive a view of God as it
was possible for a man in his days to
have, but he could not see him in the
face of Jesus Chri3t.
The need of this day is a right view
of God, the true starting point of all
individual and social redemption, and
this view of God is not difficult to ob
tain as the personality of Jesus Christ
is the most prominent personality of
history, and it is in him that God Is
seen, for Jesus Christ is the expressed
image of his person. This image of
God is much better than the image of
God in the person of the first Adam.
Many, however, quite resolutely de
cline to look at this image.
Job's View of Himself.
While there is no account of Job
expressing the change in his views of
God, there is a most graphic account
of the view that he had of himself
"I abhor myself and repent in dust
and ashes." His experience at that
point agrees with the experience of
Isaiah when he saw the Lord in the
temple and said: "I am a man of un
clean lips and dwell among a people
of unclean lips." This was one of
the steps in Isaiah's preparation for
the mission upon which God was to
send him, and while Jcb was not be
ing prepared for such a special mis
sion, he was being prepared for a
testimony which has come down to the
present moment to the glory of God.
The road to right re?aiionship to God
is by the way of right views of self,
and that can ouly be obtained by right
views of God. When these right views
of self are given there will be honest
.cenioissici),,this confession beir.? in it
self humiliating, but the sure road to
relief.
i
Ts nuit?e! to make our store his
Edgefieid headquarters
We have purchased a very large
stock of goods for the holiday season
and invite our friends to call to see
them.
Dolls, Toys and Novelties of all kinds,
with prices in keeling with low cotton.
large stock of candy fresh by ex
press; also all of the tropical fruits.
Let us supply your Christmas needs.
Come in to see us.
t. Delay . Your
Christmas Shopping
You are invited to inspect our
line of China Ware, Cut Glass, Pic
tures, Books, Dolls, Toys, etc. We
have useful gifts for every mem
ber of the family.
W. E. Lynch & Go:
CHRISTMAS
Fruits and Delicacies
We are ready for the Christmas rush, our stock of
presh Fruits, Nuts, Candies, Raisins, Cakes, Crackers,
etc., being the largest we have ever had.
We invite our friends to call. With every purchase of
$5.00 worth for Christmas, tor CASH, we will give a
bunch of Bananas FREE.
Come to us for your Christmas supplies. We purchase
in large quantities, consequently we can make VERY j
LOW Price.
Only the Best of Everything!
Handled
John Scavens <8r Co
Next to Post Office
Ranges, Stoves, Grates
Furniture
Now is the time to purchase a New Range, Stove,
Heater or Grate.
See Our Pretty Kockers and Full Line
of Furniture
Prices in keeping with seven-cent cotton.
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