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Establish^ 1335.
J. L. iM/?MS,._-....Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at SI. 50 per year
IA advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer'?
name.
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
advertising rates.
He who mnkes an idol of self-inter
est, will often make a martyr of his
integiity.-STERNE.
?
Wednesday, May 26.
Lots of those Austrians will die be
fore they ever see Naples.
The worst is yet to come. The news
paper man must learn to spell those
Italian names.
Some young fellows in Edgefield
must belong to the "secret service."
Nobody ever sees them doing any work.
In speaking of the Italians and the
war, don't pronounce it I-talian. Say
It-al-ian, placing the accent on the
sacond syllable.
The Kaiser is evidently studying
every word of that reply, precluding
the possibility of our reading- between
the lines.
With eleven nations at war, and oth
ers soon to follow. Uncle Sam will be
altogether out of style if he doesn't
soon put on some war paint.
Italy's population is now about one
third of the population of the United
States. But it will probably be a few
million less when the war closes.
j Italy's going to war will probably
make lemons so high this summer that
we %/ill have to make lemonade two
and three times from the same lemons.
You may talk about neutrality, but,
so far as the American people are con
?"cerned, the destroying of the Lusitania
put an end to neutrality in this coun
try.
Judging from the extensive prepara
tions that have been going on for these
many months, Italy expects to throw
more than the toe of her boot against
Austria.
This British-French-Russian-Servian
Belgian-Japanese-Italian-German-Aus
tian-Turkish war is more than even
Sherman ever dreamed of. It is plu
perfect -.
Upwards of 18,000 laborers are want
ed out west to harvest the grain crop.
Go west, young man, temporarily at
least, if you can't find employment at
home.
Coresident Wilson has another grand
.cniiu, and it's a great grandchild, too.
--The State. But it's a pity that
neither can be named Woodrow. That
name can be held in reserve however.
In order to somewhat relieve the
drought resulting from the gallon-a
month law we wonder if Col. Wigfall
Cheatham and Col. Hugh Oliver can't
be induced to take their canteens along
with them to Chick Springs?
Through a striking co-incidence that
Barnes-Roosevelt trial came just at the
right time. It ?forced the Colonel to
attend to his own business instead of
meddling to any great extent with that
.of President Wilson.
A celebrity from abroad who made a
tour of the United States some years
ago said America was lacking in
"ruins." Better be lacking than be
one continuous heap of "ruins," as Eu
rope will be when the smoke of battle
shall have cleared away.
A British submarine actually sank a
Turkish gunboat a few days ago. As
you have never heard of a British sub
marine doing anything before and may
never hear of it again while the war
lasts, you had better make at least a
mental note of this unusual feat.
It appears to outsiders that the Riggs
bank in Washington is furiously mad
because the present administration dis
connected the "pipe line" that con
nected the bank with the treasury de
partment. It will be difficult to make
the public believe that government of
ficials deliberately set about to wreck
the Riggs bank.
See Through Brick Wall.
The inventive genius of William
Marconi, the man who gave wireless
telegraphy to the world,, has not been
idle these half dozen years. He has
perfected an apparatus by means of
which it is possible for. ta person
standing by a solid partition, 3uch as a
brick wall, to see through it and ob
f erve what is happening, just as if^no
objector obstacle obstructed the vision.
If an object, with the aid of this instru
ment, is visible through a block of
granite, the diaphanous clothing of the
summer time will not stand a ghost of
a chance in obstructing vision. It now
behooves some other fertile genius to
go Signor Marconi one better by in
venting a fabric that will be imper
vious to rays of light If that is not
done before the Marconi apparati be
put on the market, we will all be in a
bad plight.
The Advertiser moves that Signor
Marconi be enjoined, for the present,
at least, from putting his latest de
vice on the market.
Provide For The Orphans.
The statement was made in the pa
pers a few days ago that one of the
leading orphanages in the State is in
need of funds with which to purchase
the every-day necessities for the sever
al hundred fatherless and motherless
children in that institution. The finan
cial depression incident to the Euro
pean war has caused the receipts of
all of the orphanages to be much less
than during former years. But in spite
of the war and the temporary depres
sion, the people of this country are
richly blessed and they should show
their gratitude by sharing liberally of
their means with those who have no
earthly parents to supply their needs.
Every orphanage in South Carolina
should be generously supported. Our
people are abundantly able to supply
the funds for their maintenance, and
if the orphans are neglected those who
withhold their gifts will in some way
be made to suffer.
If you have not made your regular
contribution to the orphanage that is
supported by your church, do so at
once though the regular channel, or
send the donation direct with the re
quest that your church be given credit
for the amount so the record may be
complete and properly kept.
Fulfilling His Promises.
Some charge that Governor Manning
is playing politics by sending the depu
ties to Charleston to close the blind
tigers. They say he is doing it in or
der to popularize himself with
the people in the up-country. We
do not agree with these critics. And
there are only a few of them, we are
pleased to state. Upon every platform
throughout the length and breadth of
South Carolina last summer Mr. Man
ning declared himself for a better en
forcement of the laws upon the statute
bjoks, and as early as possible after
taking the oath of office he concentra
ted his efforts toward the fulfillment of
his campaign pledges with reference to
enforcement. Governor Manning has
not confined his efforts to any particu
lar section, nor has he enforced some
laws to the neglect of others. He has
proceded upon a high, broad plane in
his efforts to perform his sworn duty
as chief executive.
Governor Manning did not adopt any
radical or unusual course in order to
better conditions in South Carolina. He
appealed to the already consti
tuted authorities where the law
was being flagrantly violated, insisting
upon a rigid and impartial enforcement
of the law. With one or two excep
ceptions, the local authorities fell in
line and set matters to rights. One re
calcitrant sheriff had to be removed be
cause of his unwillingness or failure to
enforce the law.
The mayor of Charleston, after re
peated remonstrance, made an unsat
isfactory effort to close the blind ti
gers, whose flagrant disregard for law
has been a disgrace to South Carolina
i as well as to Charleston. As the mayor
failed to do his full duty, Governor
Manning very properly appealed to the
sheriff of Charleston county to take
the matter in hand, sending down some
extra deputies to assist the regular
force. It was this last act of Governor
Manning that has caused some persons
to say he is playing politics. Had he
enforced the dispensary law in Colum
bia, Spartanburg, Greenville and other
places, leaving Charleston to continue
her uninterrupted violation of the law
as former governors have done, then it
could have been truthfully said that the
governor was playing politics. It
could then have been charged that he
wants to hold the Charleston vote and
for that reason left Charleston un
molested.
Fearlessly, impartially, and without
considering what the effect would be
upon his political career, Governor
Manning has gone steadily forward in
his efforts to improve conditions in
every section, and we feel confident
that all right-thinking men approve of
his course. It is only here and there
that one hears adverse criticism, and
then it comes from a person who want
ed to see the old order of things con
tinue in South Carolina. Let us
not cease to give thanks that we are
now under a new dispensation, with
the right man at the helm of the Ship
of State.
Should Have No Favorites.
In Asheville the other day a man who
is a member of a prominent fam
ily was convicted of selling whis
key. He has been a constant violator
of the law but not until recently was
sufficient evidence secured to convict.
The presiding judge made the sentence
a term of 12 months on the public
roads, and when an effort was made to
have the sentence manged to a fine
the judge said: "Negroes and poor
white men are made to serve on the
chaingang for violating the whiskey
law and I am unwilling to make an ex
ception in this case."
The judge was right. Social pres
tige and position gained through the
influence that accompanies wealth
should have no weight in administering
justice. The intelligent citizen, one
who has had an opportunity for devel
oping the best that is in him, has less
to offer in extenuation for violating
the law than has the poor wretch who
has been traveling a rough and rocky
road all of his life. The intelligent,
well-to-do citizen should set a worthy
example to those who are less fortu
nate. And if the courts are to show
leniency at all it should be toward the
man who has had fewest opportuni
ties.
The Asheville judge was right in re
fusing to modify the sentence simply
because the convicted man happened to
be well connected. His record of crime
has brought shame upon his honorable
forbears and he should be made to
wear the stripes along with other vio
lators of the law.
Working For Home Company.
Mr. C. M. Mellichamp was in
town yesterday. Having closed his
school, the Morgan school, for the
summer, he ls now working for the
Southeastern Life Insurance Compa
ny of Greenville. This is not only a
Southern company but a South
Carolina company that has proper
ed from the day it began business
10 years ago.
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High Sdhool.
First grade: Albert Rainsford,
Margaret Strom.
Advanced First: Louise Quarles,
Elizabeth Bailey, Kathryn Stewart,
Julia Strom, Ransford Mims, Car
rie Dunovant, Mary Lillie Byrd,
Furman Holson, Burts McManus.
Second grade: Felicia Mims, Rob
ert Tompkins, Mary Marsh, Mae
Rives, Luoj Sheppard, Allen George
Thurmond, Royal Shannonhouse,
William Hughes, Willie Parks,
Nell Strom.
Third grale: John Wells, Isabel
Byrd, Elizabeth Lott, Edwin Rives,
Wallace Sheppard, Tom' Bailey, J
C Hughes, Benjamin Cogburn
Francis Samuels, A len Edwards.
Fourth grade: Oeorgre Tompkins,
Corrie Cheatbam, William Strom,
Raymond Folk. Helen Nicholson,
Francis Carpenter, Eleanor Mims,
Mobley Sheppard, Gertrude Thur
mond, Mitchell Wells.
Fifth grade: Lois Miras, William
Jones, Dixon Timmerman, William
Folk, Flora Bell Griffith, Mary
Nicholson.
Sixth grade: Edith Ouzts, Frances
Jones, Norma Shannonhouse, Sara
Lv^n, Strom Thurmond.
Eighth grade: Margaret May,
Neta Ouzts, Willie Peak, Brook
Jones.
Ninth grade: Ouida Pattison,
Janice Morgan, Mary Lewis, Emmie
Broadwater, Carroll Raiusford,
Douglas Timmerman.
Tenth grade: Lula Ouzts, Blon
delle Hart, Alma DeLoach, Ida
Folk.
Eleventh grade: Walter Mays,
Evelyn Broadwater, Willie May
Hart, Emmie DeLoach, Edgar
Strother.
! FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of public cotton
weigher for the town of Edgefield, and
respectfully solicit the support of those
who market cotton at Edgefield.
W. D. ALLEN.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of public cotton
weigher for the town of Edgefield, and
respectfully solicit the votes of the
people who. market cotton at Edge
C. H. B. WILLIAMS.
I respectfully announce my candidacy
for the position'of public cotton weigher
for the town of Edgefield and if elected
will do my utmost to give entire satis
faction?
M. H. Deal.
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Lost-A gold bracelet between
the home of O. P. Bright and the
Corner Store, letter UK. S." en
graved on it. Miss Kate Samuel.
FOR SALE: Two milch cows
with young calves. Essex pigs, and
one 3-4 Guernsey male calf. L. R.
Brunson Sr., Cleora, S. C.
FOR SALE-Lookout Mountain
Irish potatoes for seed at $1.50 per
bushel. 80 bushels grown on one
quarter of an acre. R. A. Wash,
Parksville, S. C.
5-5-15.
Would be Fine.
This would bf a fine world, thinks
The Anderson Mail, if people were as
polite all the time as when they are
trying: to sell you something. - Spartan
o?rg Journal.
Her Boy and the War.
The modern Amercan mother, who
says she "didn't raise her boy to be a
soldier," doesn't know what she's talk
ing about. If her country called, she
would send her boy to the front just as
proudly as her grandmother did in '61.
-Charleston News and Courier.
Large Pension Roll.
? There would not be enough money
m the world to pay our annual pension
bill if this country went to war on the
scale of France, Germany an 1 Russia
in the present struggle and then grant
eel pensions on the scale of payments
of pensions due to the Civil War.
Greenville Piedmont.
Russians a Disappointment.
Wishing to be absolutely neutral
when we say it, we cannot help say
ing Russia has been a big disappoint
ment in the great war. She is, like
some folks we know, great on promis
ing, but feebly futile in performance.
-Greenwood Index.
From Farm and Factory.
How many of those now clamoring
for war would shoulder their gun and
march to the-front as privates in the
ranks? In the Spanish-American war
those who went to the front as pri
vates were from the farm and factory,
vvould history repeat itself ?-News and
Herald.
Troth Hurts.
An indignant citizen wants to know
what reasons The Observer has for say
ing that some Newberry children begin
to lose their beauty after reaching
three years of age. Possibly one rea
son is that at that age some of them
don pants and begin to look like their
daddies.-Newberry Observer.
Make ? > es Here.
Present-day American cotton manu
facturers are complaining that they
cannot get dyes. When your grand
mothers spun and wove at home they
did not make any such complaints.
They knew a dozen different roots and
herbs and barks from which they could
extract as many different colors. It
is a pity that the manufacturers of to
day haven't got some of the gumption
and genius of their grandmothers.
Anderson Mail.
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"Does your wife dress quietly?"
''Ob no, she keeps right on talk
ing."-Wisconsin State Journal.
"My dear, you look sweet enough
to kiss."
"That's the way I intended to
look, Jack."-Princeton Tiger.
District Visitor-And how are
you today, Mrs. Jones?
Patient-Not at all badly, thank
you, the doctor is doing his best.
I've told him there will be nobody
to pay him unless I get well.-Car
diff Western Mail.
A civil engineer, who was build
ing a railway in Mexico, was trying
to show a native how much the new
railroad would benefit the country.
"How long does it take you to
carry your produce to market at
present?" be asked.
"With a mule it takes three days,
was the reply. "
"There you are, exclaimed the en
gineer. When the new railway is in
operation you will be able to take
your product to market and return
home the same day."
"Very good, senor, was the placid
reply, but what shall I do with the
other two days?"-Youth's Com
panion.
j "Tpm, said the bride, didn't you
promise faithfully to give up smok
ing the day I married you?"
"Yes, my dear, replied Tom, I
believe I did."
"And now, she continued, I find
you are puffing a cigar, just as
though I weren't in existence. What
explanation have you to offer?''
4Well, I kept my promise, re
plied the husband. I didn't smoke a
single cigar on our wedding day."
At the end of three weeks of mar
ried life a southern darky returned
to the minister who had performed
the ceremony and asked for a di
vorce. After explaining that he
could not grant divorces the minis
ter tried to dissuade his visitor from
carrying out his intention of getting
one, saying:
"You must remember Sam, that
you promised to take Liza for better
or for worse."
"Yassar, I knows dat, boss, re
joined the darky, but she's wuss dan
I took her for."-Everybody's
Magazine.
PROGRAM FOR
Do not miss a single night. You will regret it, if you do.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Lubin presents a two-reel feature:
"The Bond of Womanhood"
"A Fable of Uncle Brewster"
(ESSANAY COMEDY)
"A Trip to New York"
Adapted from Munsey's Magazine.
Essanay.
THURSDAY NIGHT
"Fate's Midnight Hour"
Kalem Drama
"Broncho Billy's Favorite"
Essanay Drama,
"Featuring G. M. Anderson"
"Wine's Athletic Mamma"
Lubin Comedy
Fourth reel to be selected.
SATURDAY NIGHT
Selig presents
"The Dream Girl"
See this thrilling two-reel feature by all means.
"Slippery Slim, the Mortgage and Spnia"
Melodrama in which the villain pursues her. On the same reel
"The Day of the Dog"
A Great Selig Comedv.
MONDAY NIGHT
Kalem presents two-reel feature:
"Seed and the Harvest"
"Kidnapping the Kid"
Lubin Comedy
Fourth reel will be selected.
TUESDAY NIGHT
"The Other Man"
in two parts
Essanay Drama
"A Costume Piece"
"Vitagraph Comedy"
Fourth reel to be selected. If the Movies please you tell others.
If not tell us.
J. C. JONES, Manager.
Red Devil Lye in the Slop
All hog disease is caused by germs
that grow into worms. Stop ft at the
germ stage by feeding Red Devil Lye.
This prevents disease and your hogs feed
out quicker. See directions on the can.
Get a few cans - try it-that's the test
Saves Hogs and Feed
Palm Beach
Suits
We have hot weather garments that will keep you
cool from head to foot.
Large assortment of Palm Beach
suits, two piece suits in Serges and
other light material. All stylish
and reasonable in price.
Big stock of Underwear of all
kinds.
We sell Eclipse Shirts-nothing
better on the market for the money.
Try a pair of Crossett or Selz
Schwab Oxfords. All leathers and
latest styles.
DORN & MIMS

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