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The hatred of thoso who are the
most nearly connected, is the most in
Wednesday, July 7.
If Huerta should follow the way of
Holt, not many tears would be shed.
A sojourn at Chick Springs will con
vince you of the effectiveness of na
We have decided to stay out of reach |
of the 1.196 hotel proprietors in San
Francisco this summer.
We are still looking for that aggres
sive spring campaign which the Allies
promised in the dead of winter.
We haven't yet observed that anv of |
the army of pesky paragraphers have
referred to the President as a "gay
The rains may descend and the floods
may come but the "drought" is never
broken at Montreat-so say some of j
the newspaper men.
And still the wonder grows that Joe
Sparks, who can keep up the spirits of
any crowd, ascended and descended
Mount Mitchell without a snake bite.
Governor Manning has appointed a
sheriff for Fairfield county, but unless
the people punish the slayers of sheriff
Hood what encouragement has he to en
force the law?
In an address before the International
Press .Congress, Mr. Bryan favored the
signing of editorials and news items
but he balks when it comes to signing |
a note the Kaiser.
That fellow in Mobile who stored
$2; OOO worth of liquor'in his home must
have thought national prohibition is
near at hand and provided against the
"Evelyn Won't Testify Against Her
Husband"-Headline. It is within the
range of possibilities that Thaw and
his former other half-whether better
or worse half, we can not say--may
ye/t he re-united.
Had you ever thought of how the
European war will ultimately affect our
citizenship? Should the Germans win,
about every other man you meet will
be either a German or of German ex
traction, and should the Allies win, the
German portion of the 100,000,000 peo
pie will show a sudden and very decided
"Evidence of Improved Conditions.
All along the line there has been for
the past three months evidence of a
gradual return to normal business con
ditions in the South, and particularly
in this section. However, that which
unmistakably indicates a decided im
provement is the re-instatement of
more than 700 employees by the South
ern railroad, this increase in the re
duced force being necessary on account
of an increase in volume of business.
Sh 3aid cotton command a good price
next fall, the restoration to normal con
ditions will be almost complete, in spite
of the war.
Federal Aid in Marketing Cotton.
It has been a long, long time since
southern farmers received as much
consideration at the hands of the gov
ernment officials in Washington as they
are now receiving. Not within our
recollection has any former administra
tion been so considerate of the South
as is the Wilson administration. Al
ready steps are heing taken to aid in
marketing the cotton crop. Think of
such action being taken ninety days be
fore the heavy movement of the crop
begins. The Federal reserve bot.rd has
appointed a committee, with W. P. G.
Harding, a banker from Alabama, as
chairman, to examine into conditions
in order to determine the best way of
handling the cotton crop of 1915. Here
tofore the cotton growers have to shift
for themselves. The aid which the
reserve board can and will give, indi
rectly, will be of incalculable benefit
next fall. Further* action of the board
will be watched with interest.
Demand For Artificial Limbs.
Along with large orders that are
coming to America from Europe for
war supplies also come numerous or
ders for artificial limbs. The makers
of artificial limbs in france, England
and Russia can not supply 10 per cent,
of the demand. Recently a American
manufacturer of artificial limbs was
invited to confer with European sur
geons and he learned that in Paris and
vicinity alone, there were 15,000 sol
diers, who had lost one or more limbs, and
itis estimated that in all of the belliger
ent countries there are even now 50,000
men who have had one or more limbs
amputated. This is appalling when
compared to the figures of the Civil
War. As a result of the entire four
years of war there were only 11,000
amputated survivors on the Federal
side, and assuming that there were
alike number of the Confederates there
were approximately 22,000 persons in
line for artificial limbs at the close
of the war.
Predatory Wealth a Menace.
Under the new fin?ncial system which
will be an enduring monument to the
Woodrow Wilson administration, the
regional reserve banks take from Wall
Street some of the power that it has
wielded in the past through the accu
? mulation of almost countless millions
from all parts of the country. While
henceforth the South and West will, in
some measure at least, be able to as
sert their independence, yet the old
financial system had been in operation
so long that the combined wealth of a
a few dozen men in New York has be
come such a power as to be almost able
to defy any new financial system. These
immense fortunes of predatory wealth
have in their operations upon a colos
sal scale gained sufficient momentum
to sweep everything v before them, be
coming a menace to the country. So
inconceivably great are the fortuned
of the New York brokers, bankers and
capitalists that they are no longer ham
pered to any great extent in their ope
rations by laws designed to prevent
further advantage resulting from the
congestion of wealth in Wall Street.
The figures recently given out from
the treasury department in Washing
ton, showing the amount of income tax
collected for the fiscal yearwhich closed
June 30 and the amounts paid by States,
enable one to form some idea of the
unequal distribution of wealth. Of the
$79,828,675.27 collected last year under
the income tax law, the enormous sum
of $27,638,766.17 was collected in New
York, while only $161,401.95 was col
lected in South Carolina. The relative
wealth of the two States is indicated
by these figures. In fact, the differ
ence is even greater than indicated by
these government figures, for one is
constrained to believe that there are
more income "tax dodgers" in New
York than in South Carolina.
The preponderance of mills, foundries
and factories of all kinds in the North,
which preponderance was made possi
ble by this immense wealth, enables
that section to supply the foreign de
mand for practically everything except
farm products, which are supplied of
necessity by the South and West. A
statement given out Monday by J. P.
Morgan & Company, New York bank
ers, showed that this firm alone, acting
for the governments of England and
France, has purchased more than
$500,000,000 worth of war supplies. It
would be interesting to know what
portion of this large sum of foreign
capital found its way to the South.
Generally we furnish the raw material
at about the cost of production and the
North furnishes the finished product at
an enormous profit.
This advantage which the North has
gained through its accumulated wealth
of the past will delay the coming of
the day when the South can become
an independent peopje, financially
County Demonstration Agent
P. N. Lott was in Edgetield Mon
day and told The Advertiser's rep
resentative that Mr. W. T. Walton
has the finest crop that he has ever
seen at this season of the year. And
you know Mr. Lott knows what a
fine crop is.
Although somewhat belated, due
to our absence last week attending
the Press association, we can not
refrain from extending our sincere
sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Henry
W. McKie in their hour of sorrow,
having lost their second twin son,
little Harold, he on June 23 having
joined his little brother who sev
eral weeks before was taken to the
Heavenly home to await the devo
ted parents. A beautiful tribute is
paid little Herald elsewhere in this
An Easy, Pleasant Laxative.
One or two Dr. King's New Life
Pills with a tumbler of water at
night. No bad, nauseating taste;
no belching gas. Go right to bed.
Wake up in the morning, enjoy a
free, easy bowel movement, and feel
fine all day. Dr. King's New Life
Pills are sold by all Druggists, 36
in an original package, for 25c.
Get a bottle to-da.\-enjoy this
easy, pleasant laxative.-2
What Others Say S
Donned Other Garb.
What has become of the old-fashioned
man who used to wear a new paper
collar every Sunday?-Gaffney Ledger.
Be's wearing a Palm Beach suit and a
soft wash collar and scorching up and
down the street in a touring car.-Spar
Let's Maintain Our Honor.
I There are those who suggest that one
of the immediate advantages of war
with Germany would be the seizure by
the United States of $100;000,000 worth
of interned ships now in American har
bors. Vv e do not like the sound of that.
As advantageous ns might be the pos
session of $100,000,000 worth of ships,
it will pay us much better to rely on
the fair and honest way.-Yorkville
Germany Will Absorb Austria.
Every nation hs? found apologists
except Austria. Every nation has credit
except Austria. Every nation has its
own dependable military establishment
except Austria. The only standing that
the distressed Dual Kingdom now has,
moral or financi?l, seems due to Ger
many. And it is possible that whatev
er is left of Austria after the war will
be incorporated in the new German em
Liquor Worse Than Bullet9.
Announcement has been made that
Mr. Bryan is going to stump Kentucky
in behalf of prohibition. Good. It
will be remembered that Lloyd-George
is on record as saying that alcohol has
done more harm to the British cause
than German bullets. Kentucky fur
nishes more liquor than any other state,
and to the extent Mr. Bryan may be
able to curtail the supply, he will help
the cause of America, whether the
men are called upon to go to war or
Who's for Better Sanitation.
A piece of refuse in the street, or
yard, or elsewhere, is just one piece
and is easily picked up. But when it ii
allowed to remain from day to day and
is joined by others and still others it
soon becomes an unsightly, dirty and
filthy collection of rubbish, a detriment |
to the good name of the town and a
menaie to the health of our people.
Who's for picking them up this sum
mer? Who's for improvement, and
progress, and more sanitary measures?
If left for one or two persons to do,
it will never be done. If everybody
does it, there will soon be nothing left,
to be done.-Darlington News and j
Smile Provokers i
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Newlywed-My angel, I wish you
Mrs. Newlywed-Now, Jack,
have you ever seen an angel that j
wasn't painted?-Philadelphia Rec
Sir, your daughter has promised
to become my wife.
"Well, don't come to me for sym
pathy; you might know something
would happen to you, bauging
around here five nights a week."
Little Robert rushed into the
.kitchen one day and asked his moth
er what kind of pie she was making.
"Lemon meringue pie," she an
The little fellow disappeared, but
presently returned. ' Mania, he ask
ed, what did you say is the pie's
What are you doing with those
snow-balls?'' asked the old gentle
man suspiciously a few days before
''Sellin' 'era, sir. Sellin' 'em three
for a penny, and them what can't
afford to buy 'em gets ?'em for
"Ah, indeed said the old gentle
man, I'll buy the entire lot"
John had worked forty-two years j
for a corporation and decided to re
tire. In consideration of his long
and faithful service the company
arranged to give him a sum of mon
ey and asked the German foreman
to present it to him in a little
speech. Accordingly the foreman
"John, you haf vorked for dis
gompany more ash forty years?"
"And j ou vos going to kvit?''
"Veli de gompany vos so glad dev
asked me to hand you dis hundred
He was deeply in love with his
wife, but awfully careless about
money matters. He started away on
a long business trip leaving her
short of money, and promised to
send her a check-which he forgot
to do. The rent came due and she
"Dead broke. Landlord insistant.
Wire me money."
Her husband answered:
"Am short myself. Will send
check in a few days. A thousand
Exasperated, his wife replied:
"Never mind money. I gave land
lord ene of the kisses. He was more I
Whiskey and Heat
The scene was a sleeper on a
'Frisco train between Memphis and
Birmingham. It was ll o'clock on
a hot morning in June. The ther
mometer had registered over 90 for
several days.. A fairly fat passenir?-*!'
t*at in the smoking compartment.
He was in his shirt sleeves. By tak
ing things ea?y he managed to keep
fairly cool. When thc train stopped
at Supelo be bought a lunch from
4ll)o yoar sandwiches contain a
whole chicken apiece?" he asked.
"Some of them have a half chick
en," was the reply.
"Then give me one with half a
chicken in it."
Ke bought his lunch and returned
with it to the smoking compart
The "butch" came along and
sold our fairly fat friend a bottle of
non-alcoholic beverage. He opened
his erip; took out a full quart of
whiskey; poured three fingers into
a cup; filled the cup with the pur
chased beverage, and drank it down.
He offered me a pull at his bottle. I
% He ate his lunch, inciadinir the
half chicken. Then he began to
s#weat, and the sweat rolled. In half
an hour he was as hot as a broiled
lobster, and as wet as a dishrag.
Now, why did he do it? He was
not on a jag. He did not have a
''still on." His mind was as clear
as a bell. He knew what he was do
ing. It was not sociability, or to be
a good fellow, or to be swagger. He
did because it was coming lunch
time and he was of the opinion that
a nice little drink and a lunch would
make him happy, comfortable and
contented. His judgment was poor,
and he paid the price.
To drink whiskey on a hot day is
like throwing kerosene on a fire.
Within a few minutes the whiskey
was circulating in his blood and
burning to form heat. Furthermore
it was sending the blood into the
skin, and an excess of hot blood in
the skin makes one feel better than
he is. Whiskey can not make any
thing but heat and energy, and
when a man sits quietly in a sleep
ing car all the whiskey goes to heat.
Then he added the meat lunch.
There are those who claim that
the act of digesting makes heat.
The best opinion seems to be that,
while the act of digestion does not
ofutself produce heat, in the pro
cess of digestion, foods, especially
meats, immediately liberate some
heat. At any rate, after eating the
;Sl?onnt of heat made by the body
r This man had to spend some hours
in that hot car. . He should have
figured on how to keep cool. He
could not get any exercise except
the exercise of breathing, sitting
up, anu a few similar acts. He need
ed little food to repair waste. He
certainly needed no whiskey.
Had he been a man of good judg
ment he would have gone without
his necessary meal or eaten an ap
ple or orange and drunk a lemo
nade. He would have drunk about
six glasses of water between break
fast and supper. By following that
plan he would have had a comfort
able ride.-Dr. Evans in The State.
A Good Brood Mare a Most
There is no property as valuable
to a farmer as a good brood mare.
She does the work of a mule and
can raise a colt each year. Last
year I bought a registered saddle
mare, giving 8350 for her. She
was in foal by a registered stallion
in Kentucky. She foaled a beau
tiful colt, for which I am offered
I have known miny farmers to
keep one old mule for 15 or more
years-and die poor, rather than to
change for a brood mare. If you
will show me a farmer with a pair
of brood mares working on his
farm, nine times out of ten I can
show you a farmer that is out of
debt, with a good credit. There
is more profit received from colts
than anything a farmer can raise.
Fanners do not consider the great
value of a high-class jack or regis
tered stallion in each neighbor
hood. The Southern country pays
out thousands upon thousands of
dollars for horses and mules each
year, when they have the greatest
stock country on earth-short win
ters, cheap barns, and can raise all
kinds of feeds.
Our farmers need only to study
the livestock business, and get busy
and raise more feed and less cotton.
Read the agricultural papers, espe
cially The Progressive Farmer; ad
vertise wiiat you have to sell
there are plenty of buyers. I gave
The Progressive Farmer an ad. a
few days ?go, to sell a couple of
jacks, and they were sold within
two weeks. I thought once I would
have to hire a stenographer to an
swer my letters.-"J. G." in Pro
The Pills That Do Cure? ,
Constipation Causes Most Ills.
Accumulated waste in your thirty
fent of bowels can-es absorption of
poi-ons, t<*nds to produce fevers,
upsets digestion. You belch gas,
feel stuffy, irritable, almost cranky,
it's your condition. Eliminate this
poisonous waste by taking one or
two Dr. King's New Life Pills to
night. Enjoy a full, free bowel
movement in* the morning-you
feel so grateful. Got an original
bottle, containing 36 pills, from
ycur Druggist to-day for 25c.-3
The Military College of
Announced as "Distinguished Military
College" by U. S. War Department.
Full courses in Civil Engineering,
Science, English and Modern Languages.
Confers B. S. and C. E. degrees.
All expenses pay cadets from South
Carolina, $282.00 a year.
A scholarship worte $300.00 a year is
vacant from Edgefield county, and will
be filled by competitive examination at
the countv seat on the 13th day of Au
For necessary information and blanks
COL. O. J. BOND,
The Citadel. Charleston. S. C.
I hereby offer a reward of 625
for the arrest and delivery to
the sheriff of Edgefield county of
Richard McKelvy, colored, who,
notwithstanding the fact that he
has a lawful wife living, eloped
with my daughter, Clarisa Gordon,
on June 9, 1915. I desire to have
bim punished to the fullest extent
of the law. McKelvy is six feet in
height, of black complexion, has
scar on left side of face, weighs
about 140 pounds, and is about 30
years of age.
George M. Gordon. .
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
Notice to Debtors and
All persons indebted to the es
tate of Jackson Talbert, deceased,
are requested to make payment
either to Messrs. Sheppard Bros.,
my attorneys, or to Dr. R. M. Ful
ler, my agent. All parties having
claims against said estate are re
quested to present them properly
attested, either to my attorneys, or
to ray agent above named.
June 24, 1915-21.
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
Medical College of the State of South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S. C.
-Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy
owned and Controlled by the State
Eighty-seventh session begins October 1, 1915-Ends June 1. 1916.
Fine new three-story building immediately opposite Roper Hospital. Lab
oratories of Chemistry, Bacteriology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Clini
cal Pathology, Pharmacology and Pharmacy provided with new, modern equip
The Roper Hospital, one of the largest and best equipped hospitals in the
South, contains 218 beds, and with an extensive out-patient service, offers un
surpassed clinical advantages.
Practical work in dispensary for pharmaceutical students.
Two years graduated service in Roper Hospital with six appointments each
Department of Physiology and Embryology in affiliation with the Charles
Ten full-time teachers in laboratory branches.
For catalog address: OSCAR W. SCHLEETER, Registrar,
Box 17. CHARLESTON, S. C.
Notice to Housewives!
We desire to call the atten
tion of the good women of
Edgefield and vicinity to the
fact that we can supply them
with boiled ham, sliced by
our up-to-date machine.
A quick meal can be had
without standing over the hot
stove by ordering ready cooked
meats from us.
Ham, Breastfast Bacon, Smoked Bacon, and
Fresh Meats of all kinds constantly on hand.
Large stock of Fancy Groceries.
^ H. H. SANDERS
Red Devil Lye
SpTGy VV.lUl IMZU MJr&VVL ?-?jy
Makes old orchards produce; doubles the yield
of garden and truck. Buy a can at your grocer's,
spray and grow prize winners. WriuFarBooi&t.
Wm. ScIiieM Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo.