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Friendship improves happiness and
abates misery, by doubling our joy,
and dividing oar grief.-ADDISON.
Wednesday, Feb. 3.
The German submarines are the real
It's a long, long ?way to high license
for Charleston. >
The yellow dog seems to have been
overlooked thus far by the lawmakers.
Doubtless Charleston would like to
have the other 44 counties secede from
If February is to be a wet month too,
let'3 give thanks that it only carries 28
days. _ _
The Dacia's cargo of cotton will
bring 16 cents-if it ever reaches Ger
Bofore the summer campaign is over
the water wagon will be overloaded
The hifrh price of wh^-at will aid in
introducing cotton seed flour. They say
those Texans fatten on it.
A man was convicted of perjury in
Lexington recently. Who said the
world is not growing better?
After supplying the needs of the
Bel spans let's raise a fund to send
Billy Sunday to Charleston.
The Fates were with the young
French soldier who has returned from
^_ the front bearing 197 wounds; . -
It is reported that ladies' hats will
be higher this spring. Let us hope that
if. means higher in inches or feet and
' not in collars.
The announcement having been made
that women voters in Chicago must
tell their age, it is safe to say that the
vote will be light.
To-day has been set apart for volley
ing and thundering on the referendum
by the senate. But there is practically
no doubt of its passage.
It is to be hoped that the State sen
ators in Columbia will not emulate the
example of the senators in Washing
ton by speaking 12 hours at one stand
The President says that prosperity is
at the door. Show the gentleman right
in!-The State. The doon of our sanctum
stands wide open to receive our por
Owing to constant friction between
the races in passenger vehicles, a bill
has been favorably reported in con
gress providing for separate coaches in
That prohibition is one of the lead
ing issues before the legislatures of
prastically all the States indicates that
the movement is nation-wide. It is
gaining strength day by day.
"Man paroled by Governor Blease is
caught robbing store in Greenville"
Headline. This indicates that the peni
tentiary will soon be filled again with
paroled and pardoned criminals. Why
put the State to the expense of con
victing them a second time? They
should have been kept there when first
His Departure Regretted.
The announcement that Mr. James
H. Moore, the editor of the Columbia
Record, has severed his connection with
that paper in order to accept the edi
torship of the Knoxville Sentinel has
caused very general regret, especially
among his brethren of the press. His
fearless and forceful editorials of the
past faw years have made The Record
a leading factor in the restoration of
good government in South Carolina.
His departure will leave a breach in
th ; r* nks of South Carolina journalism
that will not be easily filled. Success
to him in his new and larger field.
Engenders Law-Abiding Spirit.
The very presence of a law abiding
governor in Columbia engenders a law
abiding spirit throutr'-out the State.
Since the inauguration of Governor
Manning, ev\n Charleston has begun to
set things to rights by so reforming the
social clubs that they will conform to
the dispensary law. At no other time
during the past four years have these
clubs felt the necessity of observing
the law. When the chief executive
himself shows a proper regard for law
the rank and file of the citizenship of
the State are inspired to regard the
A Wise Suggestion.
The suggestion by Senator Tillman,
that no additional battleships be con
structed for our navy until the present
war in Europe closes, is a wise one.
Why expend many millions of dollars
in constructing vessels that are practi
cally obsolete before they embark upon
their maiden voyage? By wafting a
few months, or f ew years, if you please,
we can profit by the experience of
other nations. Up to this' time, it ap
pears that ' the large, unwieldy battle
ship's of slow speed are practically
worthless when it comes to getting re
sults in an active, vigorous campaign
upon water. After the present war
closes, it will be time enough to in
crease our navy, should such a policy
be adopted, and then it can be done
It Augurs Well.
We were pleased to see that Gover
nor Manning and the chief bf police of
Columbia had *a cpnference Monday
concerning a better enforcement of
law in the capital city. This indi
cates that under Governor Manning's j
administration there will be an improve
ment of conditions throughout the
State, particularly in the large cities.
It will next be in order for the sheriff
and chief of police of Charleston to get
in touch with the governor to the end
that the deplorable conditions in that
city be improved. The officer of the'
law, it matters ndt what office he fills,
wno is conscientiously endeavoring to
do his duty will welcome all the co-op
eration that the chief executive can
If the people of Charleston-we mean
t e law abiding element of the citizen
ship-really wish to improve conditions
they can now have the law /enforced.
We feel confident that the present
governor will give hearty assistance.
Let's await developments.
Knows How to Investigate
Believing that the affairs of the State
hospital for the insane ure not managed
just as they should be, Governor Man
ning engaged a competent specialist
from Philadelphia to make a thorough
and impartial examination of the insti
tu ion, reporting in detail to him. In
employing this specialist, Governor
Manning shows that he knows how to
go straight to the bottom of things,
sujh an investigation being altogether
d -void of politics and "white wash."
In his report on the asylum the spe
cialist stated that "the instiiution does
not in any way conform to the
standards existing in a modern hospital
for the insane." Governor Manning
has laid the report before the members
of the general assembly and requested
them to inspect the institution Thurs
day of this week. This is the proper
course to pursue. It is really more
important that the asylum be inspected
than Winthrop, Clemson or the other
State institutions. The legislature
should spare no expense in putting the
asylum in first-class condition.
Improve Home Surroundings.
It is not yet too late to transplant
trees and shrubery. Before the sea
son passes, add to the beauty of the
home by planting here and there about
the yard trees and ornamental shrub
berry that will render the premises
more attractive. Improvements of
this kind can be made at a minimum
of expense, and they add hundreds of
dollars to the appearance and real
value of a place.
As long as nearby forests are full of
smaK oaks and elms that can be had
without cost there is absolutely no ex
cuse for the grounds about the i home
to go unprotected from the beaming
rays oL the summer sun. A few dol
lars sent to the nearest nursery will
bring by return mail ornamental trees
and shrubbery that will add tenfold to
the appearance of the home grounds.
Make home the dearest and most at
tractive spot on earth. Let no place,
so far as it lies in your power, be more
attractive to the children than home.
Children are not apt to go out from a
bright, happy, beautifully environed
home to seek bad associates.
Prompt Action Will Stop Your
When you first catch a Cold (of
ten indicated by a sneeze or cough),
break it up at once. The idea that
"It does not matter" often leads tr?
serious complications. 'Plie remedy
which i m med intel y and easily pene
trates the lining of ?he throat is th?
kind demanded. Ur. King's New
Discovery soothes the irritation,
loosens th?- phlegum You f'?-l
better at once. I?, seemed i?? reach
the very spot of my C .nuti" is one
of many honest testimonials. 50?'.
at your Druggist. .
Now that a man is in the governor's
chair who will enforce the law, hip
pockets will become less popular in
South Carolina.-Anderson Intelligen
Some of these days a man is going to
; pet married who is nut a "prominent
! citizen," but it will be after *he papers
i abolish the custom of printing wed
At present prices the average far
mer can buy cotton cheaper than he can
raise it. And now would be a good
time for most farmers to buy their
year's supply.-Anderson Mail.
Fighting With Fire.
And now the men who made the state
wu rehouse sys "em reeK with partisan
politics are crying out that those who
ire fighting thp system are doini; so
with partisan political motives. If so.
hey are only fighting the devil with
The Herald hears that a wave of op
timism is sweeping over the country.
Let it sweep; and may it sweep some
cash loose from, its moorings and scat
ter it around in business channels.
More money in circulation, more debt
paying, more buying, more work, more
??VinfSs is what this countrv needd.
Rock Hill Herald.
Every pound of pork, every pound
of beef, every pound of mutton, every
pound of butter and every dozen eggs
you produce on your iarm this year,
whether j ou use these products on
your table or whether you have a sur
plus to sell for cash, win increase your
income by saving in marketing cost
and by conserving the fertility of our
soil.-Farm and Ranch.
The ??tate Militia.
By his handling of the militia situa
tion the Governor has demonstrated a
firm grasp of the situation. He proves
again, as he did in his State Hospital
matter that he is going straight at
things and with vigor.
Until his omer was issued the mili
tia was demoralized; now the officers
and men feel they have solid ground
under loot.-Beaufort Gazette.
I Smile Provokers *
"Don't you know your husband
is walking the Hour because of his
"Isn't it fortunate. You know
the doctor says John must take
.more exercise."-Bonton Records.
"How about the new cook?"
"She says she wants three nights
out a week, a beefsteak at every
meal, and a room with t? ni tie rn ex
po? u re."
"lias she any references?"
"No, all she has is pre fe re. ices."
-Kansas City Journal.
Edith was light-hearted and mer
ry over everything. Nothing ap
pealed to her seriously. bi?, one day,
her mother decided to invite a ver,\
serious young parson to dinner, and
he was placed next the light-hearted
tiirl. Everything went well until she
"You speak of everybody having
a mission. What is yours?"
"My mission, said the parson, is
?to Save voling men."
"Good, replied the girl. I'm glad
to meet you. 1 wish you'd save one
i or me."
A man was being arraigned in
court in a suit bi ought by his wile
"1 understand, sir, said '.lie judge,
addressing the husband, that one ol'
ihe indignities you have ?bowered
upon your wife is thai you have not
spoken to her for time years, ls
that s??? '
'lt is, your honor, quickly an
> wer ed i he husband "
"*\ ell, sir, thundered the judg^,
whv didn't ,\ou speak to her, may I
"Simply, replied the man, be
cause 1 cl nt ii* l want to interrupt
Harold is a preacher's sjn and
has been trained m the old-fashion
ed way of memorizing Scripture
verges, also to ask a blessing before
meal Not long ago, while at din
uer, the old Adam ai ose within him
in spite ot his ca?el ul training ami
he was decidedly naughty. Oo mush
so thai to punish him hts motlier
look his plate and food ov?r to a
little table in the corner, where he
had to sit by himself. The little fel
low sal down with a rebellious air,
then, to the astonishment of all,
folded his hands, bowed his head,
and in a clear Voice said:
"1 thank thee, O Lord, that thou
hast prepared a lanie for me in the
"presence ol mine enemies."
j Prizes Offered for Essays by
i To the Snpcrinlehdehis and"Pnn.ii
pais nf the School of Souih Car
The Audubon Society of South
l'arolina offers the Willowing prizes,
to be competed for by the pupils of
ihn schools ol the State:
1. First prize, ten dollars in
2. Second prizp, a copy of Frank
M. Chapman's * Handbook of Birds
of Eastern North America."
3. Third prize, a copy of Ches
ter A. Reed's "Land By rds."
Essays may be written on the
1 Tl e Economic Value of Birds
to Farmers and Fruit (Growers.
2. The Causes of Decrease of
3. The Native Song Birds of
South Carolina, including personal
4. The History and Works of
the Audubon Societies of the Uni
j ted States.
5. Bird and Game Reservations
of the United States; purpose, his
tory, fauna, results, with personally
The conditions of the contest are
1. Only bona fide pupils of the
schools of South Carolina may cora
2. Essays must contain not fewer
than one thousand words.
3. Essays must be legibly writ
ten on one side of paper.
4. Essays must be forwarded
through the principal of the school
in which the writer is a pupil, not
later than May 1, 1915, to the sec
retary of the Audubon Society of
South Carolina, Columbia, S. C.
Information on the subjects men
tioned above may be had by address
ing the following persons:
1. Mr. [\ Gilbert Pearson, sec
retary of the National Association
of Audubon Societies, 1974 Broad
way, New York City.
2. Dr. Henry NV. Hensliaw, Bu
reau of Biological Survey, Wash
ington, D. C.
3. Secretary of the Audubon
Society of South Carolina, Colum
bia, S. C.
It ia hoped there may be a large
number of competitors for these
prizes. The officers of the Audu
bon Society will appreciate the ef
forts of the superintendents and
principals to interest their pupils in
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LOST: An umbrella with silver
handle, inscription "?. E. R " Left
in Methodist church Sunday night.
Finder will please return to Thos.
FOR SALE-Lumber cut anv
dimension, Mill now located on m\
farm nix miles north-west ol Edge
tield, a lot of fine while oak and
some heart pine. Prices reasonable.
VV. F. Holson.
FOR SALE-Barred Plymouth
Rock egtrs for hatching, 15 for
$1.10. Mrs. ?. J. Muuuay, Edge
field, S. C.
FOR SALE-Georgia ribbon cane
syrup in 35-aallon barrels at 35cts.
per gallon Also gallon cans 45cts.
Shipped direct from farms. J. S.
Chapman, Morgana, S. C.
* OR REN V: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
sary out buildings. Apply to J. L.
Send me your or
ders for Pine or Oak
Wood, 75 cents per
load, cut any lengths.
Orders filled on short
notice. 'Phone No.
Made A New Man Offtim. \
"I was suffering from pain in my j/
stomach, head and back," writes ll. J
T. Alston, Raleigh, N. C., "and my gi
liver and kidneyB did not work right,
but four bottles of Electric Bitters g
made me feel like a new man." f
Copyright 1909, by C. E. Zimmerman C0.--H0. *.
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cause, a bank account will render
its aid, and it is at such times tnat
those without one regret their folly for
not sooner heeding the injunction to
have one. Start a bank account today,
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Prices in keeping with seven-cent cotton.
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