Edgefield Up in Arms.
A handsome and very popular
young gentleman of Augusta had
'better henceforth keep himself
. strictly on the south side of the Sa
vannah. ' Even then he i,s uot.al
together safe, for some Edgefield
young men may engage a Zeppelin
and while soaring above Augusta
drop a bomb squarely upon his
thead, after the manner of the Ger
Mr. Hal De Witt Beman is the
young Augustan who is in great
Jeopardy, because he has carried
.away a beautiful Edgefield girl.
Miss Marie Key, as his bride. The
impression prevailed in Edgefield
~-~that these young people, aided and
abetted by Cupid, had some plans
that would be consummated in the
spring, but the announcement thai
they were married at the home of
tbe bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles H. Key, Monday afternoon,
-came as a great surprise, even to
their most intimate friends. There
> were no guests invited. The ceremo
ny was performed by Rev. J. R.
Walker. Soon after their marriage
Mr. and Mrs. Beman left in an au
tomobile for the groom's home in
Augusta. The people of Edgefield
will forgive Mr. Beman for taking
.one from us who made herself wide
ly beloved by har sweet spirit, gen
tle manner and amiable disposition,
if he will promise to make as fre
inent visits to Edgefield in the fu
ture as in the past, bringing Mrs.
Beman with him each time.
Mr. Beman is a prominent young
business man of Augusta who hold?
a responsible and lucrative position
.in the Georgia Railroad bank.
The Advertiser extends hearty
To All The People.
The Im se attendance at Metho
dist church is gratifying to pastor
and people. Come again next bun
bay morning and night. We are
pleased th it we are having with us
in large numbers our Baptist peo
ple during the time, that their
church is without a pastor. We are
glad to have others i also when their
pastors are elsewhere. People not
members of any church are cordial
. ly invited.
J. R. Walker. ?
~*~"~ Sorghum For Forage.
For emergency feeding, few crops
. if any are equal to sorghum. Ordi
nary sweet or saccharine sorghum
may be considered one of our most
important forage crops. Sorghum
tolerates drouth as very few other
crops do; it endures hot summer
weather and has the well-known
adaptation of reviving and renew
ing growth after a drouth, when
rain finally comes.
Sorghum should be planted on
rich soil. Il responds readily to
rich land and good cultivation, yet
it will endure a poor soil, dry sea
son and general neglect as well as
.any crop and much better than
most of them. But this makes it
all the more important to plant on
good soil and cultivate well, espe
cially when only a few acres are
needed to feed the stock.
Sorghum may be grown as a soil
ing crop and this is one of its best
uses, provided green feed is scarce.
For hogs, cows, beef cattle, sheep,
horses and mules sorghum is fine.
The animals relish it ana consume
large quantities. With a little
grain, green sorghum makes an ex
As a hay and forage crop sorghum
ranks with the best. For forage it
is cut with the binder, cured and
stored under sheds or in hay barns.
When sown broadcast and the
plants crowded close together it
makes palatable, nutritious hay.
But this requires rich land.
Ssrghum silage is considered
nearly as good as corn silage, pro
vided it is ensiled at the proper
stage of ripeness. It should not be
- cut green as the silage will' be sour
and apt to mold badly. For ensi
lage, sorghum,""beads should be ripe.
The yield of sorghum when used
for silege is better than corn under
the same conditions. On soil of
good fertility sorghum should yield
from one to four tons p*r acre more
of s il a ge than corn, but of course
the corn would be somewhat better
provided the ears were properly
The crop should not be planted
until the ground is warm and all
danger of fsost is past, hts will
be a week or two later than oom
planting time. The rows are from
three feet to three and one-half feet
apart. The seeds may be planted
on a slight ridge, or in a furrow, as
is the common practice where rain
fall is very light and winds rather
severe, as conditions may be on the
plains. In the more humid regions
where surface drainage is needed
the ridge is preferred. It will re
quire from four to six pounds of
seed and to plant an acre.-Farmers
Quit Your Worrying.
We are given the gratifying as
surance by the department of agri
culture that there is absolutely no
danger of our starving to death.
We have plenty to eat, according
to the department, and then some
to spare. So cut out your worry
In a statement issued this week
it was stabed that the United States
was in no danger of food shortage
despite the enormous exports to
The surplus of wheat, above do
mestic needs, on hand February 1,
the statement said, would permit
the exportation of uearly 1,000,000
bushels daily-about the recent
aveiage-until the new crop is
available. Moreover, there were
larger supplies of corn ard other
grain, meat animals, dairy products,
potatoes and fruit at the opening of
1915 thanffor many years.
Incidentally, it was pointed out
that the average price of meat ani
mals was 7 per cent lower in Janu
ary than a year ago; buUer 2' per
cent; potatoes 35 per cent; apples,
37 per cent, and the price of chick
ens slightly lower.
"The 1914 wheat 'crop of the
United States was estimated to be
891,000,000 bushels," said the state-x
ment. "The estimated surplus car
ried over from the 1913 crop was
76,000,000 bushels making a total
available supply of 967,000,000
bushels. As the normal annual per
capita consumption of wheat in the
United States is about o.3 bushels,
520,000,000 bushels should meet
our normal domestic requirements
for food, 90,000,000 bushels are re
quired annually for seeding, there
fore 610,000,000 should supply the
normal domestic demand. This
would leave a surplus of 357,000,
000 bushels. Of this surplus about
210,000,000 bushels were exported
by January 30. This left r47,000,
000 bushels or 40,000 bushels more
than our average annual export for
the past five years for exports be
tween February 1 and the appear
I ance of the new crop or for carry
j ing over into the next crop year."
The statement adds that the acre
! age of winter wheat sown in Den
! mark. Italy, Switzerland, United
Kingdom, United States. India and
Canada shows an increase of from 3
to 33 percent.
"But suppose a shortage in wheat
should develop in the next three
months, what would be the situa
tion? the department asked. "There
is a great surplus in other food
crops in the United States, a num
ber of which can be used as substi
tutes. The most important pro
ducts are corn and potatoes. Nor
mally about 3 per cent of the corn
crop is consumed as food. The po-1
tato production in the United States
average 3.8 bushels per capita. This
year the available supply is 4.1
"It would seem that the United
States is not "likely to be threatened
with a shortage of foodstuffs."
A Song of Consecration.
To thee beloved country
Forever grand and free!
From ocean unto ocean
Immanuel's land to be,
To thee we pledge allegiance,
For thee our souls are strong;
With heart to heart united
In prayer, in work, in song.
Our land shall be triumphant,
O'er foes that now oppress;
This pilgrimland of nations
Her children all shall bless;
Shall banish sin and sorrow,
The curse of drink o'erthrow,
Shall bring a glad tomorrow
In righteousness to glow.
The dawning day is glorious,
Our country's sky grows bright;
We hail the holy radiance
Of prohibition's light!
O God of nations, hear us,
Our trust is all in thee;
To thee we'll give tho glory
In psalms of victory!
-Anna A. Gordon.
Half Your Living
Without Money Cost
A right or wrong start in 1915 will
make or break most farmers In the
Cotton States. We are all facing a
crisis on cotton. Cotton credit is up
set. The supply merchant cannot ad
vance supplies on 1915 cotton. You
must do your bestvto produce on your
own acres the food and grain supplies
that have made up most of your store
debt in the past.
A good piece of garden ground,
rightly planted, rightly tended and
kept planted the year round, can be
made to pay half your living. It will
save you more money than you made
on the best five acres of cotton you
ever grew! But.lt must be a real
garden, and not the mere one-plant
ing patch in the spring and fall.
Hastings' 1915 Seed Book tells all
about the right kind of a money-sav
ing garden and the vegetables to put
in it. It tells about the field crops
as well and shows you the clear road
to real farm prosperity, comfort and
independence. IT'S FREE. Send for
it today to H. G. HASTINGS & CO.,
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
and sure Appetizer, For adults and children. 50c
Sabbath Keeping and Crime.
Some years ago the New York
Journal of Commerce gave this tes
timony as to the Sabbathless work
ers on the Erie canal: "Thousands
of men and boys have become vi
cious and debased beyond almost
any other of our population, and
tbev have imparted their own char
acters to the contamination and ruin
of other thousands. They furnish
one-half of the prisoners at Auburn.
This would never have been the
case if the Sabbath had been-ob
served'on th i canals."
Field Fowler, when 'proprietor of
the Metropolitan horse railway of
Boston, said of the financial aspects
of Sunday cars: "It is impossible to
get honest men and keep them so
and make them work on Sundays.
You employ them to violate the
fourth commandment and expect
tlum to respect the eighth; you find
j human nature is such that both con
ductors and drivers suffer. Drivers
become reckless and more* accidents
Those who have been indifferent
to the desires or the moral and
physical welfare cf men on the
great railway lines should read the
dignified and pathetic plea made
by 450 locomotive engineers on the
Vanderbilt lines for "the cessation
of Sunday labor," which is in part
as follows: "This never ending labor
ruins our health and prematurely
makes us feel worn out like old
men, and we are sensible of our in
ability to perform our duty as well
when we work to excess. The cus
toms of all civilized countries, as
well as all laws, human and divine,
recognize Sunday as a day of rest
and recuperation, and notwithstand
ing intervals of rest might be ar
ranged for us on other days than
Sunday, we feel that by so doing
we would be forced to exclude our
selves from all church, family, and
social privileges that other citizens
Nearly all the undersigned have
children that they desire to have
educated in everything that will
tend to make them good men and
women, and we cannot bel p but see
that our example in ignoring the
Sabbath day has a very demoraliz
ing effect upon them."
That petition has . been rightly
called a ''classic in the literati re of
capital and labor," and the refusal
to grant it will come up for judg
ment in the great day of final reck
oning. One railroad roan saidjj
"Sunday is the saddest day in the
week." Another exclaimed with
tears in his eyes, in response to
words of sympathy; "Those cursed
Bennett Young, president of the
Louisville, New Albany and Chica
go railway wrote a letter to the Rail
way Age of Chicago, in which he
stated: "The laws of God and the
laws of man are conclusive on this
point, forbidding labor *on the Sab
bath day; and every railway mana
ger operating a road on that day
violates human and Divine com
mand, and by forcing his employes
to do the same sets before them a
continued example and practice of
the disregard of the highest obliga
tions. When you consider bow these
men from fear of losing their places,
are compelled to do this labor
(much of which is totally unneces
sary), it becomes a monstrous wrong
against the religion and family
rights of these employees."
Dwight L. Moody said: "I be
lieve that the Sabbath is the work
ing-man's day of rest, and unless
we stand up for it, it will be the
same here as in France, where capi
talists have taken the Sabbath and
make men work."
The repeated appearances of train
auditors on the railway lines cross
ing Iowa indicate a suspicion of
moral declension in their employees,
by the officials .. of the operating
companies. How much this decay
of conscience has come about
through the compulsory violation
of the fourth commandment, and
how large a share of the responsi
bility for this rests upon professing
Christians who patronize Sunday
trains, is a question that may be
prayerfully considered by members
of churches and young*people's so
These cannot ask the Cain ques
tion, "Am I my brother's keeper?"
for the claims of Christ are upon
them. "Ye are the salt of the
earth" defines duty for these.
Belle Huntington Mix.
A Test for Liver Complaint
The Liver, sluggish and inactive,
first shows itself in a mental state
unhappy and critical. . Never is
there joy in living, as when the i
Stomach and Liver are doing their
work. Keep your Liver active and
healthy by using Dr. King's New
Life Pills; they empty the Bowels
freely, tone up your Stomach, cure
your Constipation and purify the
Blood. 25c at Druggist, Buoklen's
Arnica Salve excellent for Piles.
Treat Sin as a Rattlesnake.
When I first started out to preach
I diagnosed the difficulty as being
located in the gray matter. I said,
"The bunch seems to be from Mis
souri, and I guess it's up to me to
show 'em." So I got down the En
cyclopedia Britannica, Webster's
Unabridged, and all the authorities
on highgrade English and rhetoric.
I had some sentences so long and
complicated it would make the jaw
of a Greek professor sqeak for a
week after trying to pronounce one
of them. But it never delivered the
goods-it produced no more effect
than shooting green peas against
Gibralter with a pop-gun.
Finally I said: "Lord, I think I
have this thing 3oped out wrong.
There's nothing the matter wiih anv
one except they have the devil in
them." I loaded my old Gospel gun
with words not so polished and ele
gant as those that come from the.
nickel-plated, copper riveted, bomi
letical, theological arsenal, but with
common everyday phrases (which
everybody could understand) and
with rough-on-rats, barbed wire,
ipecac, dynamite, and rock salt-I
pulled the trigger and blazed away,
and the feathers have been flying
and the bunch have been hunting
; their holes ever since.
I think too much of the preach
ing nowadays is too nice, too pret
ty, too dainty-it don't kill. I find
there is no use gojng to war on a
skunk with cologne water-you've
got to select your weapons accord
ing to the kind of game you are af
ter. One reason why sin triumphs is
because we treat it as though it
were a cream-puff instead of a rat
tlesnake. A minister is God's ar
tilleryman, and I propose to keep
firing a .vay at iniquity and let.oth
ers provide the Red Cross wagon.
Rev. Billy Sunday in Christian
JUST IN TIME.
Some Edgefield People May
Wait Till It's Too Late.
Don't wait too late.
Be sure to be in time.
Just in time with kidney ills
Means curing the backache, the
dizziness, the urinary disorders.
That so often come with kidney
, Dean's kidney pills are for this
: Here is Edgefield testimony bf
John D Smith, overseer at cotton
mill, Edgefield, says: "The kidney
secretions were too frequent in pas
sage and very scanty. They were
highly colored and I had to get up
several times during the night to
pass them. I also had headaches and
dizzy spells. Friends recommended
Doan's kidney pills and a3 I had
also seen them advertised, I decided
to try them. One box cured me of
all symptoms of kidney trouble."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mr. Smith had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
"Speaking of stingy people, said
the shopkeeper, reflectively, there's
no one that can beat old Scrimp."
"What about him?" queried the
customer who had come in for a
pound of coffee.
"Why, he even looks over the
top* of his glasses for fear of wear
ing them out."-Tit Bits.
Use Agricultural Oyster
It is good for jour Vegetable
Garden, your Oats and Wheat, your
Cotton and your Corn. I have it for
sale at $10.50 per ton, 91.10 per
sack. I used ten tons on my farm
last year and am well pleased with
M. A. TAYLOR,
Edgefield, S. C.
Feb. 12, 1915.-2t.
Go to see
Before insuringjelsewhere. We
represent the best old.line com
Harting & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OTOR POSTOFFICE.
y Residence 'Phone J7-R. Office 3.
(ri3. B. RUSSELL, JR. R. E. ALLEN^
Ship Your Cotton to
RUSSELL & ALLEN
COTTON FACTORS AND COMMISSION
Liberal Advances Made on Cqtton in Store
^Augusta . . . Georgia^
Beginning at once, we will operate our
.Ginnery every Wednesday and Friday
until March 1st. After that time, we
will discontinue ginning until next sea
son. Thanking our customers for their
We are in the Market for Cotton Seed
at all times
eaver Dam Plant
L. L. CLIPPARD, MANAGER
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
We have accepted the agency for the
Ford Automobiles for Edgefield County,
and will have constantly on hand a stock
of Touring Cars and Run-Abouts. Shall
be pleased to show them to those who
contemplate buying a car. The Ford
cars defy Edgefield's winter roads.
They are an All-the-Year-Round Car
We will also carry a full assortment of
all parts of the Ford cars, and can fill or
ders at our Garags without your having
to wait to get extra paris by express.
Make your auto wants known to us. and
we will satisfy them on short notice and
at reasonable prices.
Auto and Repair Shop
Edgefield, South Carolina
J. C. LEE, President F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas. ^
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets.
Our Motto: SSS
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