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People seldom improve, when they
hive no other model but themselves
to copy after.-GOLDSMITH.
Wednesday, Jan. 13.
The "pardon attorney" has had his
Hundreds of be-headed notaries pub
lic will soon be re-hea led.
"Buy it at home", should be the
shopper's guide for 1915.
It is to be hoped that South Carolina
' will not be judged abroad by her gover
How can the neutral powers ever
tr-ine about peace when they are in the
The legislature ought to adjourn for
a week so the entire State House ean
Doubtless Newberry is sm'1'n.g be
cause Ex-Governor Blease will make
his home in Columbia.
How many nations will be at war if
Roumania and Italy enter the conflict?
Thirteen or nineteen?
Governor Blease is making footprints
en the sands of time that many gener
ations can not efface.
The pen is mightier than the sword, ?
especially when in the hands of a rash
and reckless governor.
The war will curtail Clemson's reve
nue very materially by reducing th?
quantity of commercial fertilizer used.
Governor Blease has taken the stripes
from the convicts and the uniforms
from the soldiers. Wonder what next?
Every farm in Edgefield should have
two hogs squealing next fall where on
ly one squealed before-double the pork
Two-dollar wheat means more hog
and hominy. -The News and Courier.
Does it not mean, too, more cornbread
and fewer biscuits?
The passing of Governor Blease is
"not without its disadvantages. T. B.
Felder, the Atlanta attorney, can soon
come to South Carolina again.
Some of the counties seem to have
gotten more than their share of par
dons. Union, for example, has sev
eral big, rich fellows among the home
comers from the penitentiary.
You can help improve conditions by
.$ Jteeping money at home. Dimes and
fa dollars are scarce. Do not send any
|| money away from your home town
unies? it is absolutely necessary.
If South Carolina has really made
progress during the past four years
with so much to overcome, just think
what she might have achieved had her
governor been helpful rather than a
Before the end of another week
South Carolina will have a governor of
all the people. During the past four
years a considerable minority of the
people have had no part in the affairs
of the State.
Some of Governor Blease's "most ar
dent supporters are disgusted with
some of his recent official acts. By
his reprehensible conduct he may be
gaining notoriety but he is losing po
litical strength and prestige.
By a vote Tuesday night of 204 to
174 the national house of representa
tives refused to submit to the States
an amendment to the federal constitu
tion enfranchising women. Now we j
men can take a long breath again, at j
least for a season.
The closing sentence of Governor
Blease's message to the legislature
yesterday: "If my people want my
services in the future, I will give it to
them, but I shall ask them for nothing
more." It is not?t all probable that a
majority of the people of South Caro
lina will ask him to serve them again j
in any capacity.
? The Advertiser has *n? lengthy ad
vice to give to the members of the
general assembly, but we would like to
see them lean decidedly toward econo
my during the present session. The
taxpayers, with only here and there
an exception, are forced by absolute
necessity to economize in every possi
ble way in the management of their
personal or private interests, and if
they were consulted individually as to
the expenses of the government for
1915, they would with one accord urge
that the most rigid economy be prac
ticed hy i he legislature at this session.
Let no institution or department of the
State government be crippled by false
economy, but let all appropriations be
made with an eye to economy. Only
appropriations to meet actual necessi
ties should be made for 1915.
No Militia in South Carolina.
Governor Blease has let his prejudice
outweigh his judgment in many official
' acts during the past four years. But
in no instance has this been more no
table than in his proclamation disband
inr the militia of South Carolina. It
is true that many of the companies
were far short of what they should
have been, yet there were others that
were a credit to the State, and to mus
ter them all out of service with one
stroke of the pen was an act on the
part of the Governor that can not be
justified from any standpoint.
South Carolina needs a militia, and
I Governor Blease knew at the time
j he issued th? order disbanding the
I military companies over the State that
.he was injuring rather than help
ing his people. But what does he
I care? This is not the first ti.ne tnat he
has deliberately done that which he
j knew was harmful.
Cotton Going Abroad.
Figures given out from Washington
show that during the past four weeks
more than a million bales of cotton
: have been shipped abroad. A consid
erable portion of this has found its
way into Germany. A recent report
from Germany indicates that that
country, in spite of the war, can con
sume 2,500,000 bales during 1915. If
that be a conservative estimate, and
England and France con mme the same
quantity, proportionately, the surplus!
next fall will not be so large as it seem
ed early last fall.
This indication of improving condi
t'ons however should not lead to the
planti ng of a normal acreage. If the
war is in progress next fall and the de
pression continues in this country, cot
ton can not be marketed at a profita
ble price. Better leave off cotton al
together this year, except as a sur
plus crop. ' Make at home the necessi
ties that have, heretofore consumed a
large portion of the money realized
The wireless telegraph has always
been one of the wonders of modern
times, many scientists even being
amazed that communication with
oat any tangible medium was possible.
E/en more wonderful than the wire
less telegraph is the wireless telephone.
By the telegraph the communication
is through dots and dashes, each pf
which has its own meaning. But with
the wireless telephone the human voice
is borne through space by the electri
cal waves. Following many months of
practical experiments, it has at last be
come possible to communicate by tele
phone witthout connecting wires, the
principle being practically the same as
that emyloyed in communicating by
wireless telegraph. Several nights ago
a vessel about 100 miles out from New
York communicated with The Herald
office by wireless telephone, the results
being quite satisfactory. It is proba
ble that the human voice viii yet be
transmitted a great distance by the
High Cost of Living.
First one phase of the high cost of
living and then another is brought
j prominently to the front. When the
j price of meat places it beyond the
average purse an investigation into the
? cause is ordered. Sugar occasionally
! comes in for its turn, the refiners being
charged with making exorbitant profits.
Just at this time the record-breaking
price of wheat has caused bread to
come to the forefront.
Some bf the large cities are on the
verge of a bread famine, the bakers
claiming that at the present price of
flour they are unable to make a loaf of
bread weighing from 12 to 14 ounces for
5 cents. Unless there is a decline in
the price of wheat and flour, the size
of a loaf of bread will have to be re
duced or the price must go beyond 5
cents. The mills state that they are not
responsible for the high price of flour,
som*1 of them claiming that they are
making only 8 cents net on a barrel of
In Chicago the bakers have taken the
matter up with the government offi
cials, who assert that, owing to the
very large yield of wheat last year, the
present price of wheat is unwarranted.
So say we ali who have flour to buy.
?.KING'S NEW ttitxCOymi
Will Surely Stag) Tho?1 Couah.
I What Others Say j
"At Hard Labor.?
President Wilson in his Indianapolis
address referred to his term so far as
"twoyears at hard labor." Well, Gov
ernor Blease has intimated that if it
had been left to him he would have
let him out long ago. -News and Cou
We believe that the President will
win again, anyway; but if the war
should end in the next eighteen months
and Europe turn to him to do the peace
making, nd power on earth could pre
vent his overwhelming re-election.
Conserve Your Strength.
Now that the pneumonia season is
.here, it is important to remember that
the pneumonia germ is powerless to
affect normal, healthy people, and that
the best protection against .pneumonia
is the physical fitness given by proper
nourishment, exercise and fresh air,
and the avoidance of excess of all
kinds, says the Boston Globe. -The
The Newspapers and Prohibition.
A decided majority of the. newspa- ?
pera of South Carolina favor prohib?-1
don, and while some are for local op
tion, probably those favoring the sub
mission of the stite-wide proposition
to the voters largely outnumber those
opposed to this proposition. The news
papers may be wrong, of course, but
it is a fact that the majority of South
Carolina newspapers have generally
I been found on the right side in the
What Makes a Community, v
Give us men with public spirit, with
the welfare of the whole community at
heart; with et.l?ouragpment far every
laudable enterprise; with assistance for
mankind and with a feeling of pride ?
for the town in which they live, thrive
and gain wealth; with a welcome to the
stranger who has come many miles in
qnest of a home; with charity in their
hearts as large ss their pocket-books;
with a kindly feeling for home news
papers, and then support and aid them.
Such men we need; such are admired;
such men go about the world through j
rosy pathways, and never a frown
o'ershadows their brow, but they are
hapjfy in the supreme knowledge that )
they have done the best they could
they worked for their fellowman and
thereby assisted themselves.-Gaffney
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I Smile Provokers
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T ?Iii " P T " T T i ? I T I I T i' " I I I F ? 'I
Pars ?n-How is it I haven't seen
you at church lately? \
Hodge-I ain't been--Printers]
Father- Son, can't yon possibly
cut down j our college expenses?.
Son-1 might possibly do with
out any books.-Hartford Times.
"What do you suppose makes
baby cry so awfully loud?" ,
"Why, both of its parents are
hard of hearing, you know."-;
She-It seems strange that ?ou
did not remember my face, and yet
you remember my name.
He (awkwardly) - Well you know,
you have an attractive sort of name.
Mr. Manley-Well, my dear, I've
had ?ny life insured for $?,OUO.
Mrs. Manly-How very sensible
of >ou! Now 1 shan't have to keep
telling you to be so careful every
place you go.-The Pathfinder.
The minister of a small Missouri
town called the gsooer on the phone
the other day and gave the follow
"Send a dollar's worth of meat
out to my house. If there is no one
at home, juett poke it through the
"Your honor, said the foreman of
the jury, this lady issuing this gent
for $lu,UUU for a tttoleu kisu."
"Correct, responded the judge.
You are to decide if it was worth
"That's the point, your honor.
Could the jury have a sample.
"I underhand your wife is doing
her own cooking?"
"You are mistaken."
"liut Jinx told me she was."
"Oh, that was just for a little
while. Jinx was making U3 a visit
and 1 guess *he thought he had
stayed long enough,"-Houston
"My dear, said the proud father,
I cannot understand your objection
to young Mr. Prudely as a suitor
for your hand. I am sure that he is
a model young man."
"There is no question about his
being a model, replied the bewitch
ing beauty, but father dear, the
trouble is that he is a 1912 modeil"
- Uuffalo Commercial.
'?X? .? . Prohibition States.
ARIZONA: Constitutional pro
hibitiun adopted November 3, 1914;
tn effect January 1, 1915.
prohibition adopted November 3,
1914; in effect January 1, 1916.
GEORGIA: Statutory prohibi
tion enacted August 5, 1907; in ef
fect January 1, 19U8.
KANSAS: Constitutional prohi
bition since 188U. Under the law
of 1880 intoxicating liquor could bu
sold fur medical, scientific and me
chanical purposes. The Legisla
ti re of 1911? I?HH-.?M1 a la.v elimina
ting the three exceptions.
MAINE: &tatutor> prohibition
enacted 1851; repealed 1856; re-en
acted 1858. Constitutional prohibi
tion adopted 1884. February ll,
1911, the Legislature passed a reso
lution resuomittiritr the question.
At the special election, September
ll, 1911, the citizens of Akine, af
ter a notable fight, voted for the
retention of the prohibition amend
MISSISSIPPI: Statutory prohi
bition enacted February, 1908; in
effect January 1, 19u9. A bill to
submit a constitutional amendment,
"brought before the L-gislature im
mediately after the passage of the
prohibido.) statute, failed by only a
NORTH CAROLINA: Consti
tional prohibition adopted by popu
lar vote, May, 19U8; in effect Janu
ary. 1, 1909.
NORTH DAKOTA: When
North Dakota entered the Union in
1889, the prohibitory clause of the
constitution was voted upon sepa
rately and adopted. The first leg
islative assembly passed a strong
law for enforcement. The consti
tutionality of the law bras been sus
tained by the Supreme Court, ana
its enforcement has been strength
ened by legislative enactments.
prohibition adopted September 17,
1907. November 8, 1910, a local
option and high license amendment
was submitted to a vote of the peo
ple and defeated. Shipment of in
toxicating liquors by freight and
express has been prohibited hy a
federal court decision in that part
of the state formerly known as In
dian Territon, because of the twen
ty-one-year provision in the enab
OREGON: Constitutional pro
hibition adopted November 3, 1914;
io effect January 1, 1916.
TENNESSEE: Statutory prohi
bition enacted January, 1909; pro
hibition of sale in effect July 1,
1909; prohibition of manufacture in
effect January 1,1910, ,
VIRGINIA: Statutory prohibi
tion enacted September 22, 1914;
in effect November 1, 1916.
WASHINGTON: Statutory pro
hibition adopted November 3, 1914;
in effect January 1, 1916.
WEST VIRGINIA: Constitu
tional prohibition adopted Novem
ber 5, 1912; in effect I, 1914.
The Test That Tells.
Is the Test of Time. Many Edge
field People Have Made
1 his Test.
Years ago this Edgefield citizen
told in a public statement, the bene
fit derived from Doan's kidney pills.
The statement is now confirmed
the testimony complete. Instances
like this are numerous. They doubly
prove the merit of Doan's kidney
pills. Can any Edgefield reader de
mand more convincing proof? It's
Edgefield testimony, it may be in
Mrs. C. H. Key, Wigfall avenue,
Edgefield, says: "I very seldom
have any trouble from my back or
kidneys now, but when I do, I al
ways take Doan's kidney pills and
they relieve me. You may continue
to use my former statement, recom
mending them. I have just as much
faith in Doan's kidney pills now as
I did some years ago when I first
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that MM. Key had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Southern Railway. ,
N. E. Schedule figures published
only as information and are not
Trains depart to
209 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 ara
231 Trenton, Augusta 11:10 a m
229 Aiken,*Charle8lon 12:20 p m
297 Trenton, Augusta 7:20 p ra
Trains arrive from
208 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
230 Columbia, Trenton 11:55 am
232 Charleston, Aiken 4:00 p m
20:6 Columbia, Tienton 8:U5 p m
For additional information, Tick
ets, etc., Communicate with
Magruder Dent., District Passen
ger Agent, Augusta, Ga. J. A.
Townsend, Agent, Edgefield, S. C.
Put some money in the Bank of
Edgefield and you will defeat pov
erty. Everybody has a horror of
poverty. There is only one way, to
insure against it, that is to culti
vate a habit of thrift which you
can .easily do by putting money in
this bank. Courteous and prompt
attention given to all business.
OF FIERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pre*.; B. E. Nicholson Vice
pres.; E. J. Miras, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant ashier
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams* Thoa. H.
Rainsford, John Rainsford B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C.
C. Fuller, E. J. Mims,J. I?. Allen - : .
It is an ' 'overthrow" to a man's
confidence when a bachelor's
stove is accidentally overthrown
and he remembers he has neg
lected to insure his effects. Do
not let it happen to you. Cover
the value of your belongings with
a Fire Insurance policy, for you
never know when a blaze will
occur. We can insure you in a
good and reliable Company for a
trifling annual premium.
Edgefield, South Carolina. '?'
Plant Oats and Help Solve
the Cotton Problem
We have BEST of ali Varieties:
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Your order or inquiry will
have our best attention.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
See Charlie May. * AUGUSTA, GA.
Ranges, Stoves, Grates
Now is the time to purchase a New Range, Stove,
Heater or Grate.
See Our Pretty Eockers and Full line.
Prices in keeping with seven-cent cotton.
Jones & Son
Long term loans to Farriers A Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER
>r other>COLLATERRAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in
denominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.