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A reputation for good judgment,
fair dealing, truth, and rectitude, is
itself a fortune.-BEECHER.
Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The penitentiary is again fillin' up.
The present governor was a help in
stead of hindrance to the legislature.
Charleston, through Mayor Grace,
has laid the law down to the Governor.
When the spoils of war are divided |
where do longsuffering neutrals come
It will be difficult to determine what
mine undermined that American
The average ebony-browed individual
thinks it is a long, long way to water
The high price of flour is what causes
meal to predominate in Columbia's
The time of'the year has arrived for
aiother crop of babies to be named
It is in the undertow, rather than on
the high seas, that Germany finds naval
warfare most effective.
America is among the youngest na
tions. The father of this country was
only born 183 years ago.
-frr-We may have had "do nothing" leg
islatures in the past, but that of 1915
does not belong in that class.
Madame Bernhardt will be more |
artificial than ever when she again ap
? pears in public on the stage.
Having to consume little time in
overriding vetoes, the legislature had
more time ::or real constructive work.
The Evelyn, the American steamer
which met a tragic end in the North
sea, must have been named for Evelyn
Better roads mean better rural con
ditions, better rural conditions mean
better homes, better homes mean bet
"Our prohibition friends really ought
to look into this matter of tight money.
-The State. Not while the loose
change is spent for other beverages
than aqua pura.
If every session of the legislature
were as harmonious and as profitable as
that of 1915. we would no longer favor
bi-ennial sessions. The people's money
has been well spent.
The seven mills fixed by the legisla
. ture will grind the taxpayers "mighty
nigh" to powder. But let's not com
plain. Under the present administra
tion, we will get our money's worth.
The destruction of the Evelyn with
its cargo of 5,500 bales of cotton will
mak? the exportation of the staple
more difficult. It appears now that
the supply of raw cotton will hereafter
be cut off from Germany altogether.
"Now that the legislature has ad
journed," says Governor Manning, " I
shall be able to devote my time and at
tention to the other part of the gov
ernment, the enforcement of the law."
Doubtless Governor Manning already
realizes that if he makes Charleston
behave it will require his entire time.
The Advertiser is as much opposed
to lobbying for State educational insti
tutions as it is for legislation in the in
terest of or against corporations. The
heads of State institutions should make
their needs and requests known through
the duly established channels, and
leave the matter zo the members of
the general assembly, without bring
ing personal or other influence to bear
on the lawmakers. '
Setting Things to Right.
It will take Governor Manning some
time to set things right, but he has made
a good start. The thorough investiga
tion of the asylum, with the dismissal
of the entire board of regents, is the
right step toward putting that institu
tution on a proper basis.
The home in Columbia for Confede
rate soldiers has for several years b?en
constantly before the public on account
of friction among those in charge.
Governor Manning has taken hold of
this institution with a firm grip and
will also straighten out its affairs.
Doubtless other matters of a similar
nature will come up from time to time,
and the governor has shown that he
has both the courage and the execu
tive ability tc handle them wisely.
Cotton May be Class?e! as Contraband.
Those who have decided to plant
largely of cotton this year, being en
couraged to enlarge their area on ac
count of the recent rise in price, would
do well to revise their plans. It is
highly probable that cotton will be
classed as contraband, and that being
the case there will be a considerable
decrease in the exports. A decrease
in the supply of the raw material going
abroad will cause a large surplus to be
carried into the next crop, and should
a large supply of old cotton be availa
ble next fall, with an average yield for
1915, it is not reasonable to expect the
staple to bringa profitable price. So
much is uncertain about the returns
from the 1915 crop that the wise far
mer will curtail the acreage, devoting
more time to food crops.
Gave Good Advice.
In spite of his politics, the Hon.
William Howard Taft made a good
president and he is still giving advice I
along the right line. In an address at
Morristown, New Jersey, a few days
ago, Mr. Taft, in referring to the seri
ous invasion of the rights of America
as a neutral nation by the warring na
tions of Europe said, in part:
"When the President shall act, we
must stand by him to the end. In this
determination we may be sure that all
will join, no matter what their previous
views, no matter what their European
origin. All will forget theirdifferences
in self-sacrificing loyalty to our com
mon flag and our common country."
This admonition is fitly spoken. We
do not believe that this country is on
the verge of war, nor will it be if
President Wilson can devise honorable
means of keeping out of the conflict. Yet
it must be indeed reassuring to Mr.
Wilson to have so excellent an author
ity as Mr.,Taft exhort the people to loy
alty to the President
Very Profitable Session.
There is generally a feeling of relief
when the legislature adjourns, which
I has been due possibly to the fact that
the people have received but little
real value for the money expended.
This has been particularly true for the
past four years, when the legislature
was divided by partisan politics. How
ever, a new day has dawned. We have
entered upon a new dispensation. The
session of the legislature just: closed
has been the most profitable session
held in a decade or more. Not a few
politicians and demagogues were left
at home and progressive, right-think
ing young men were sent in their
places. Then, too, the elimination of
the old objectionable element enabled
men of experience to accomplish some
thing for the State. More constructive
measures have become law than here
tofore seemed possible to enact at one
session. Thi3 was made possible by the
utmost harmony that characterized
the session and also through the help
ful co-operation of the governor.
The Torrens System.
An effort was made during the ses
sion of the legislature to pass a law
similar to that known as the^ Torrens
system of registering titles to real
estate, which is now in operation in
some other States. The measure was
continued to the next session, but our
prediction is that the Torrens system
will yet be adopted in South Carolina.
It saves much confusion and expense ^
when real estate is mortgaged or con
veyed to another person. Under the
present system of recording titles,
every time a land owner borrows
money upon his real estate the expense
of making an abstract of title is in
curred, especially if the loan is obtained
from a different source each time. Ac
cording to our understanding of the
Torrens system, a certificate from the
clerk of court as to the status of the
title, etc.. is all that is necessary.
Whenever a measure that has real
merit in it is introduced in the legisla
ture sentiment in its favor continues to
grow until it finally becomes a law.
So it will be with the adoption of the
Notice is hereby griven that all
persons are forbidden from tres
passing in any manner whatsoever
upon my farm south of Edgefield.
Walking, riding and driving across
the fields especially forbidden. All
trespassers will be punished as pro
vided by law.
Mrs. Mary J. Norris, j
What Others Sayl
Worse Than Illiterate.
It may be worth while to poricler
over the'fact that the man who Knows
how io read and does not read is scarce
ly better off than the illiterates.-York
Conditional Obedience. jj
The mayor of Charleston tells the
governor, in effect, that the Charles
ton people will obey the law if they are
permitted to say what the law shall
A Bit Uncomfortable.
Of course, most of us believe the
German war zone threat is mainly
bluff; but although we don't believe* in
ghosts, we'd rather not pass a night
alone in a graveyard. -Greenville Pied
Easy to Get In. ;
Baltimore has reduced the Brice of a
marriage license from $5 to $1. Matri
mony, however, is like a church
bazaar. The expense of getting inf is.
really unimportant.-Greenville Pied
Normal State in Charleston. (
A man has been asleep for a week;in
Marion, 111., and the- people of that
place are greatly excited over it. lin
ChariestDn such an occurrence would
not create any attention at all.-Spar-1
Reports from every section indicate j
that business is picking up very rapid
ly. Things are fast becoming normal.
Even the real estate market is becom
ing more active which indicates a re-j
turn to normal conditions.-Spartan
Manning Serves Notice.
Governor Manning has given the
mayor of Charleston notice that unless
drastic steps are taken at once .by the
local authorities to stop the violations
of law in that city that he will take a j
hand in the matter himself. Good for !
Lies and Crown Heads.
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a
crown is an old adage, but it is as true
today as when it was first written."
Washington Herald. Judging by some
of the war reports from the various
I monarms, lying is one of the easiest
little things the head that wears a
crown does. -The State.
Selling and Buying.
A Greenwood paper says that a j
Greenwood man has gone to Tennessee
to buy a carload of mules. In another j
place the same paper says 200 mules
have been sold by Greenwood farrah
to the British army. Very likely.'
I will not be long before all the 200 will ?
have to be replaced and at much higher |
prices. - Newberry Observer.
j Livestock raising requires a higher ]
order of intelligence than cropping.
The cropper who gives a few months
of close work to his crops and then
"takes life easy" till planting time
again would not succeed with live-stock
without changing his methods. . Ani
mals require daily attention. They, j
must have feed, water, shelter and
pasture and no indolent or careless
man need expect to succeed with live
stock.-Farm and Ranch.
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I Smile Provokers
"He is a self-made man, is he
"Yes, except for the alterations
made by his wife and her moth
er."-St. James's Gazette.
She-"Would you leave your!
home for me?"
He-"I'd leave a baseball game
in the ninth inning with the score!
a tie."-Philadelphia Public Ledger.
"Begin at the bottom and work
your way up, Patrick. That is the
"It can't be done in my business.
Fra a well digder."-The Comet.
Mrs. Robinson-And you were up
Mrs. de Jones-I shuuld think
so; right to the very top. What a j
splendid view there is from the sum
"Is it true that the appendix is
absolutely useless, aeked the medi
"Useless?" thundered the profes
sor, why sir, it's a veritable gold
mine for surgeons. "-Ex.
"Extremes met at our boarding]
"How so asked the innocent by
"I ate deviled ham and had angel
cake for dessert."-Philadelphia1
Mrs. Homespun-Wbat'li we con
tribute to the minister's donation
Farmer Homespun- Wall, I dun
no, Hanner! Taters is 'wayup, pork
is 'way up, fowl is 'way up-we'll
Bave money by giving him money.
-St. Paul Dispatch.
I (Classified Column. *
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MONEY TO LOAN: Applica
tion.s received for loans from ?150 00
to ?10.000. oil improvpd town prop
erty and lands. Interest 8 per cent
nraierht. Interest payable annually
or semi-aniiualiy. Time: one to ten
years. Applicants for loans will
please give description, location,
;ind valuation of property offered as
security for loan. State improve
ments and valuation of same.
We want County representatives
to receive applications for lo?ns,
appraise property, and serve as our
exclusive representative. Attorney
or real estate man preferred. Ap
plicants for loans, and applicants
for agencies positively required to
furnish at least two character refer
ences and forward postage, five 2c
stamps, for application blanks, full
particulars, and prompt reply.
Wiite Southern Orliee, Southeast
ern Mortgage Loan Assn., Fourth
Nat'l Bank Bldg., Atlanta, Ga.
FOR SALE: Baled oats straw,
50 cents per hundred, fodder ?1.00
per'hundred, and pea hay ?18.00
per ton. Edgemere Farm, Edge
! field, S. C.
WANTED: Salesman to look
after our interest in Edgetield and
adjacent counties. Salary or Com
mission. Address Lincoln Oil Co.,
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 my
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
syi'Hp in 35-gallon barrels at 35cts.
.per gallon. Also gallon cans 45cts.
Shipped direct from farms. J. S.
Chapman, Morgana, S. C.
^"FOR RENT: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
sary out 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 Si.35; extra 25c.
corn, weevil proof, big yielder, dol
lar peck, bushel three. Cotton, up
land long, selling 14c, heaviest,
yielder, dollar filty bushel. Profit
titty to five hundred dollars acre
trucking. Send 4 cents stamps for
inst.uction. L. A. Stony, Allendale,
Thousands of Pounds of Cheap
est High-Grade Seeds: Cucumber,
any variety, 44 cents a pound; Eden,
Burrell's Gem Cante?oupe, 44; Wat
son melon, 40, Rattlesnake 35;
Kolb gem, 29, one-quarter pound
14 cents; Tomato, any variety,
?1.35, oue-quarter pound 40 cents;
Okra, 25, one-quarter pound 9 cent6.
Postage paid on quarter pounds.
War corn, very prolific, only '.veevil
proof variety, ?1.00 a peck, bushel
83.00. 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 seed. 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
to me. '
ALBERT G. OUZTS,
Executor of the Estate of Jas. T.
Feb. 6, 1915-3t.
The white teachers of Edgefield
coanty are requested to meet in the
court house Saturday, March 6, 12
o'clock, for the purpose of organiz
ing a County Teachers' Associa
i W. W. FULLER,
, Co. Supt. Ed.
Feb. 16, 1915.
J These Are The People
* . Who made the glans jars, bottles and vials, to be
* found on our shelves, that contain the
! Pure Drugs and Reliable Remedies
* that await you. Also the glass in the hand mirrors, in our show
j* cases; and in the showcases themselves, and last but not least, the
* glasses at our Soda Fountain, from which 3-011 may imbibe the
* most refreshing drinks.
COLLETT & MITCHELL
Copyright 1909. by C. ?. Zimmerman C0.--N0. 44
F all the unhappy homes,
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when it is-rSUGh-vrsu?pter??s^
matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President;
j E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H. Rainsford, John
Rainsford, B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, E. J. Mims, J. H.
We beg to announce that our Grist
Mill will be ready to serve you by
Thursday, February 11th. Also , we
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, SOOTH CAROLINA
Plant Oats and Help Solve
the Cotton Problem
We have BEST of all Varieties:
Fulghum - i : Genuine Texas
Your order or inquiry will
have our best attention.
?RRINGTON BROS. & CO.
See Charlie May. AUGUSTA, GA.