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If a good face is a letter of recom
mendation, a good heart is a letter of
Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Spain remembers the Maine.
Mrs. Story will be a candidate-Head
line. Her name is a handicap.
The Germans are still planting mines.
Wonder-what the harvest will be?
An office building for "women, only"
is bein? erected by the women of St.
Louis. Mice and men will be de
The man who cries hard times and
has shad for breakfast is not as truth
ful as the little boy who mutilated the
cherry tree._ *
Cotton makes more than the old
mare go. When-; cotton moves every
thing else moves and when it stands
still everything else stagnates.
Cupid is sometimes not so innocent
as he is pictured. Because a Spartan
burg young man was rejected, he shot
to death his sweetheart of eighteen.
Qf the 10 prisoners in the Edgefield
jail, 8 are charged with theft, which
rather indicates that the tightening of
the times makes people have looser
ideas as to property rights.
While some men were blown into
eternity by the blowing up of the
Maine 17 years ago Monday, Capt.
Hobson was blown into fame and for
tune by the destruction of the Mer
It is a fine thing to have a man like
Dr. Currell, president of the Universi
%' 3f of South Carolina, making addresses
in different parts of the State. An ad
dress from Dr. Currell will act as
leaven to any community, quickening,
encouraging, inspiring, elevating.
Governor Manning is right in making
close inquiry into the character and
standing of men who are suggested
for places on the county dispensary
boards. Until the dispensaries are
abolished by a vote of the people next
summer, let them be kept free from
graft and low politics. The influence
of such an institution is baneful enough
at best in a community, but it can be
made decidedly worse by corrupt man
Honest Primary Elections.
The geiieral assembly has acted wise
ly and well in enacting a law that will
safeguard primary elections. It was
largely through the efforts of Senator
B. E. Nicholson, who had charge of
the measure in the senate, that the
law was passed. While we have not
seen the text of the act, it appears
that it embraces practically all of the
rules that were adopted by the State
convention last summer. The new
rules under which the primary was
held last summer proved to be entirely
satisfactory. Feeling that hereafter
primary elections will be honestly con
ducted in Sou i h Carolina; one looks
? more hopefully to the future of the
State. Without honest elections Demo
cratic government is a failure.
Will Bar Products of Child Labor.
Congressman Byrnes deserves the
highest commendation for the fight he
led against the passage of the bill pro
hibiting th*i delivery for transportation
by interstate commerce of products of
labor of children under 14 years of age
and products of the labor of children
between 14 and 16 who work more than
eight hours a day. It appears that
this law, which passed in spite of vigor
ous protest from congressmen, will
work a hardship upon many manufac
turing plants and their operatives in
the South. Only in a very few in
stances are children of tender age em- ;
ployed in southern factories, and in
these isolated cases there is some rea
son for their working, being orphans or
dependent upon invalid parents. Con
gress should leave questions like this J
|to be worked out in each State, as
Real conditions vary. Mr. Byrnes
Sn ade a hard fight upon the ground
fthat it was an interference of States'
A Word to Bachelors.
An order has been issued in France
to the effect that every man who is
the father of six children will be the
last to be sent to the front, which
rather implies that all bachelors will
be the first to face shot and shell. That
is as it should be. Having nothing to
live for, bachelors should not mind
giving their lives to their country. As
America may yet become involved, all
bachelors on this side of the water had
better take warning.
Passed by Large Majorities.
The tremendous majorities-99 to 17
in the House and 33 to 9 in the senate
-bywhhhthe State-wide prohibition
referendum passed last week is exceed
ingly encouraging to those throughout
South Carolina who have been working
for the suppression of the whiskey
business. The strong and very active
sentiment for State-wide prohibition in
both legislative bodies will give an
impetus, to the campaign which will be
conducted in the interest of the move
ment next summer. The -election will
be held September 14, and it is practi
cally certain that a vast majority of
the people will? declare themselves for
Heart and Honor Left.
"Breathes there aman with soul so
dead" that he is not touched by this in
cident: A French soldier who had been
taken prisoner by the Germans wrote
j a personal note to Emperor William
I stating that his mother was at the
point of death in Paris and if he would
grant him leave to visit her he would
promise on honor to return by the first
day of March. The Emperor promptly
granted the request and the'Frenchman
journeyed to Paris by way of Switzer
land. After his mother died he re
turned at once to the detention camp
in Germany. The incident shows that
the oft-abused old Kaiser has yet a
sympathetic cord in his breast and it
shows too that French soldiers may
have sacrificed heavily but they have
not sacrificed their honor.
Teachers Should Organize.
The county superintendent of educa
tion who is always alert for an oppor
tunity to give additional stimulus to
education in the county, issues a call
in this issue of The Advertiser to the
teachers of the county to meet on the
6th day of March for the purpose of form
ing a county teachers' association. Mr.
Fuller is right. There should be in this
and every other county in the State an
organization of teachers, and each
county organization should be a part
and parcel of the State association.
Physicians, dentists, editors, lawyers,
farmers and others find it mutually
helpful to come together at stated in
tervals and exchange ideas, methods,
etc. Then, why will not teachers find
oereonal contact through organization
equally as profitable? We trust that
every teacher in the county will
respond to the call of Mr. Fuller and
give him every possible co-operation in
his efforts to form and maintain a
A Farmer For Governor.
The Advertiser was pleased to see
that Governor Manning attended the
"Fertilizer and Economy" meeting of
farmers in Columbia Saturday, partici
pating in the discussion of questions of
vital interest to farmers. Governor
Manning is a farmer, a large portion
of his property consisting of valuable
farm lands in Sumter county. Being
personally interested in the develop
ment of the agricultural interests of
the State, it is but natural and reason
able to expect the Governor to be con
stantly on the alert to promote the
welfare of farmers. The Advertiser is
confident that, in the language of Colo
nel Roosevelt, the people of all classes
and professions will receive a "square
deal" at the hands of Governor Man
ning, but if he should, unconsciously,
have a leaning to any particular class,
it will be towards the farmer. This is
as it should be, as farmers outnumber
all of the other prof essions and callings
in South Carolina combined.
Relief Ship Loading.
St. Helena, the good ship which is to
take South Carolina's contribution to
the Belgians, has arrived at Charleston
and is now being loaded. The value of
the cargo, consisting of food, clothing
and medical supplies, is around $500,
OOO. The people of North Carolina
and Georgia also had a part in sending
this] splendid gift to those suffering
people. As the St. Hel?na speeds its
way across the Atlantic on its mission
of mercy, all who had even a small
part in making this gift will reap hap
piness from the thought that already
those suffering people have beer: ap
prised by cable of the departure of the
ship and that from the other shore of
the Atlantic their sunken eyes are ea
gerly watching for its arrival. Let not
the work for the Belgians be discon
tinued. As long a3 there are suffering
women and children in that war-strick
en country who are without the neces
jities of life, let us give them a por
tion of our bountiful supply.
Bon voyage to the St. Helena!
S What Others Say I
Praying for peace and shipping mu
nitions of war to Europe is like voting
for prohibition and drinking liquor.
Plant a Garden.
The man in town who has a_?arden
spot yet does not plant a garden be
longs to the same class as the ne'er-do
well farmer who plants no foodstuffs.
Conditions Improving in Texas.
We are gravely informed that
"they've passed ? law in Texas that
peopie must "wash their dishes some
times between meals. "-Greenwood
We All Agree.
We know nothing about the interna
tional law feature, but if we are ever
lucky enough to cross and happen to
be on a British vessel we hope she
will fly the Stars and Stripes.-Green
Make it at Home.
One great trouble about the high
cost of living lies in the fact that too
many people handle the food before it
reaches the mouth; there needs to be
more direct communication between
the producer and the consumer. -Or
angeburg Times and Democrat.
Legislature Reflects Sentiment.
If the legislature is reflecting the
sentiment of the people of the state,
prohibition will be carried in the elec
tion in September by a vote of over 2
to 1. The tide is too strong to be
stemmed. It's farewell to old booze
forever more.-Spartanburg Journal.
Must Depend Upon Our Powers.
Self-reliance is only another name
for dominant and dominating will pow
er. It is not well to form the habit of
relying upon the judgment or benevo
lence of others. A man must rest his
claim to success upon belief in his own
powers and the unflagging exercise of
his own will.-Manning Herald.
Up to date 124 vessels with an ag
gregate of 455,635 gross tonnage have
been admitted to American registry
under the emergency act of last Au
gust. These vessels, however, hard
ly constitute a drop in the bucket in
proportion to the requirements of
American trade. -Yorkville Enquirer.
I Smile Provokers *
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"Why was the maid fired?"
"Oh, in a thoughtless moment she
forgot to bathe madam's poodle and
bathed the baby instead."-Florida
"Row fast is yonr car, Jimson
4 Well, said Jimson, it keeps
about six months ahead of my in
come generally."- Harper's Weekly
Teacher-Well, Tommy, can you
tell me the meaning of repent?
Tommy-I don't know, sir.
Teacher-Well, suppose I stole a
purse and I got locked up, would'nt
Tommy-No, sir; you'd be sorry
they caught you.
''Then you don't think I practice
what I preach eh?" inquired the
minister, in talking with one of the
deacons at a meeting.
"No, sir I don't replied the dea
con. You have been preachin' on
the subject of resignation for two
years au'ye haven't resigned yet. "
"Doctor, complained Sim Dor
kins, I can't see nothin* through
those here specs."
"They were'all right for the first
day or two, were they not?*' asked
the oculist after a glance at the
"Ya-as admitted Sim. But they
keep a-gittin' wuss and wuss till I
couldn't hardly see at all."
Johnny was sent to the cellar to
draw a pitcher of cider. When he
got back the guest commended him
"You must have good iudgment
to fill the pitcher so accurately in
the dark without running it over."
"Aw, that ain't hard, replied
Johnny. Yer see, when the cider
got up to the first joint of my,
thumb I stopped."
Will you be my wife? pleaded
Harold, according to the Cincinnati
"Oh, I couldn't think of it, re
plied Gwendolyn. What would peo
ple think of rae marrying a man
who drives a last season's car!"
"Marry me and I will purchase a
1915 model implored Harold."
"Darling, exclaimed Gwendolyn,
I am thine."
And so they were married and
lived happily until the 1916 models
made their appearance.
Dr King's New Discovery
KILLS THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS.
Qld "Invoice of Subsistence'
' All old documents aie more or
less iiiteresung, especially ?hose
bearing ni vin the Civil War. for
tiley reveal the dead past of whi?h
comparatively few now livinu have
any personal knowledge. Several
days og?? Mr. VV. L. Dunovant
handed the writer an old yellow
''invoice of subsistence stores,"
which contained a litft of supplies
issued by Capt. I. D. Witherspoon
to Capt. Fred L. Smith in Colum
bia. It bears the date of February
15, 1864. Fifty one years last Mon
day have elapsed since these sup
plies were issued, and a receipt giv
en for them by Capt. Smith. Per
haps the meagre facts here given
will be of some interest to persons
who were living at that time, es
pecially Confederate soldiers.
Stop That Cough-Now.
When you catch Coid, dr begin
tu Cough, the tirst thing to do is to
take Dr. Bell's-Pine-Tar-Honey. It
penetrates the linings of the Throat
and Lungs and fights the Germs of
the Disease, giving quick relief and
natural helling. "Our whole fam
ly depend on Pine-Tar-H jney for
Coughs and Colds," writes Mr. E.
Williams, Hamilton, Ohio. It al
ways helps. 25c. at your Drug
t Classified Column, t
WANTED: To buy one up
right piano box. Communicate at
once with Tom Paul, Edgefield,
FOR RENT: My six-room resi
dence in South Edgefield, good well
of water. Apply to Mrs. Sarah Big
ham, Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE-Lumber cut any
dimension, Mill now located on mv
farm six miles north-west of Edge
field, a lot of fine white oak and
some heart pine. Prices reasonable.
W. F. Holson. . '
FOR SALE-Georgia ribbon cane
syrup in 35-gallon barrels at 35cts.
per gallon. Also gallon cans 45cts.
Shipped direct from farms. J. S.
Chapman, Morgana, S. C.
i;OR RENT: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
sary ont buildings. Apply to J. L.
. Best Truck Seed-Grown es
pecially for seed. Any variety the
following: Cucumber 55c a pound;
cantaloupe, Rocky Ford grown,
55c; melon: Watson 40, any other
melon 35; tomato ?1.35; extra 25c,
corn, weevil proof, big yielder, dol
lar peck, bushel three. Cotton, up
land long, selling 14c, heaviest
yielder, dollar fi!ty bushel. Profit
fifty to five hundred dollars acre
trucking. Send 4 cents stamps for
inst.notion. L. A. Stonj', Allendale,
Thousands of Pounds of Cheap
est High-Grade Seeds: Cucumber,
any variety, 44 cents a pound; Eden,
Burrell's Gera Canteloupe, 44; "Wat
son melon, 40, Rattlesnake 35;
Kolb gera, 29, one-quarter pound
14 cents; Tomato, any variety,
-SI.35, one-quarter pound 40 cents;
Okra, 25, one-quarter pound 9 cents.
Postage paid on quarter pounds.
War corn, very prolific, only weevil
proof variety, 11.00 a peck, bushel
S3.00. Big money trucking; three
crops a year, same land. Directions
for cultivating and marketing given
on receipt of 4 cents in stamps.
Upland long-staple cotton selling
at 14 cents. Write for price of
prolific Eieed. L. A. Stoney,
Allendale, S. C.
Notice to Debtors And
Notice is hereby given that all
persons holding claims against the
estate of- the late James T. Ouzts,
deceased, will present them to the
undersigned duly attested at once,
and all persons indebted to said
estate will make immediate payment
ALBERT G. OUZTS,
Executor of the Estate of Jas. T.
Feb. 6, 1915-3t.
The white teachers of Edgefield
county are requested to meet in the
court house Saturday, March 6, 12
o'clock, for the purpose of organiz
ing a County Teachers' Associa
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Feb. 15, 1915.
We Are Thankful
I That All Ladies Are Not Lady Salesmen
We Would Have Them
Buying Their Supplies of Toilet Articles Stationery
Pure Drugs and Remedies at this Store
WE WANT TO BE YOUR DRUGGIST
COLLETT & MITCHELL
Copyright 1909, by C. E. Zimmerman Co.-No. 60
N time of distress, no matter the
cause, a bank account will render
its aid, and it is at such times that
those without one regret their folly for
not sooner heeding the in]?nctToiTl?
have one. Start a bank account today.
OFFIERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; 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. II. Allen
We beg to announce that our Grist
Mill will be ready to serve you by
Thursday, February 11th. Also ^e
hope to have installed and ready
within 30 days an Up-to-Date Roller
We solicit your milling, and assure
you prompt and efficieht service.
We are Scated in- rear of Bright's
Store opposite Depot.
Bright & Broadwater
EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA
I Plant Oats and Help Solve
the Cotton Problem
We have BEST of all Varieties:
Fulghum Genuine Texas
Your order or inquiry will
have our best attention.
See Charlie May. AUGUSTA, GA.