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Prosperity's right hand is industry,
and her left hahd is] frugality.
Wednesday, July 28.
It's hard luck to have to work in high
gear these hot afternoons.
After September 14 all of Pus will
have to join Harold Booker s butter
We want to see the State "go "dry,"
but didn't mean for our garden to go
"dry" all at once.
President Wilson is sitting steady in
the boat, but let us hope that it will
not meet the fate of the Chicago ex
Judging from the frequency that au
tomobiles stop at the gasoline storage
tanka, a good many people in Edgefield
have money to burn.
Some hard working fellows may have
to put up with half a loaf, but some
how or other a loafer generally gets a
According to an unwritten law of
societv, those who were not listed as
June brides will have to wait till the
Somehow or other it appears that
the war is making more candidates for
public office. Whenever a vacancy oc
curs now the number of applicants or
candidates runs up in the teens.
In the East the Germana are press
" ~ ing forward around Ponicwitz, Ostro
lenka, Wojslawrice, and Novo Geor
gieovisk. We hand this news out a la
typewriter, declining to give it by
"word of mouth."
Let's wipe out booze next September
and clean off the slate. - The Newberry
Observer. The Advertiser seconds the
motion. Edgefield's majority against
whiskey will place it among the banner
counties. How about Newberry ?
We want to see every farmer^own
an automobile who is financially able.
.In proportion as the number of cars in
the rural districts increase the public
roads will be improved. After all,
automobiles are the best road builders
we know of.
Maybe marriages were made in heav
en, but we believe in giving the old
fashioned porch-swing some credit. -
The State. In thus opining, Bob Gon
zales is about half right. But what
does he know about match-making?
There are 843,000?married men in the
British army, and doubtless this is the
only paragraph on the subject that will
not make some humorous reference to
their being used to fighting.-The
.State. Judging from the poor record
these men are making as fighters, a
large per cent, of them mus*; belong to
the hen-pecked class.
Splendid Exposition Articles.
The Advertiser man is attending the
Pan-American exposition by proxy.
Our friend, Mr. R. E. ^ylie, a promi
nent attorney of Lancaster, is now en
route to the exposition and is writing
some splendid letters twice a week the
Lancaster News. Thus far we have
not missed one of them. We enjoy
Mr. Wylie's description of what he sees
almost as much as if we were a mem
ber of his party. He is a very intelli
gent gentleman who ha* traveled ex
tensively and his letters possess a
charm peculiarly their own.
Aiken Dispensary Row.
The affairs of the dispensary in Aiken
county are still in an unsettled and
unsatisfactory condition. It appears
that the Governor and the members of
the general assembly are unable to
agree upon a third member of the
board. The outcome will be watched
with interest. The events of the past
four months show that the dispensary
in Aiken county has been weighed and
found wanting. People who are in
formed as to conditions express the be
lief that Aiken county will repudiate
the dispensary system in the Septem
I ber election. There is no doubt of the
fact that the Aiken dispensary muddle
has helped along the prohibition outside
of Aiken as well as in the county.
The State, a strong anti-prohibi
tion paper, had the following to
say a few days ago in an editorial en
titled "Arguing for Prohibition:"
"Concerning the merits of the Aiken
county dispensary controversy we
know little and care less, but it is a
mighty strong argument for prohibi
"If public officials, and the reference
is to all of them alike, including gov
ernor, legislative delegation, dispensary
board et. al. etidomne genus, can't
run the county dispensary with
out a public row, and South Carolina
ref uses to let private individuals con
duct a liquor business in a private way,
after the manner of dry goods and
hardware stores, the wiping of the
public liquor business from the face of
the earth might, at least, be worth try
Cities Would Control State.
Some whiskey advocates refer with
much satisfaction to the failure of pro
hibition in Augusta and Savannah,
claiming that, because of this failure
in these cities, Georgia is a failure as
a prohibition State. The thinking man
will not be deceived by such specious
A majority of the people of Georgia
want prohibition, and the rural dis
tricts and the small towns throughout
the State are enforcing the lawssatis
factorily, just as is being done in the
"dry" counties ? of South Carolina.
Only in the large cities do we find pro
hibition a failure in Georgia.
The population of Georgia, as given
by the census of 1910, was 2,609,121.
The combined population of the cities
of Augusta and Savannah in 1910 was
only 106,104. Who should control the
legislation of Georgia? The more than
2,000,000 people outside of the cities of
Savannah and Augusta, or the 106,104
persons within these cities? If a ma
jority of the people of the State decide
that their interests can be advanced by
the enactment of certain laws, shall
they be denied the right to enact such
laws because the lawless element and a
few other citizens of some of the cities do
not want these laws? Who should con
trol Georgia, a few cities or the vast
majority of people who reside in the
country and small towns?
Judging from scenes enacted on the
floor of the Georgia senate Monday,
the cities want to control the State.
When an effort was made to pass an
act which had for its purpose ? more
rigid enforcement of the prohibition
law the senator from Savannah gained
the floor and began a filibuster that
was designed to defeat the measure.
According to the Augusta Chronicle's
report, "the Savannah senator grab
bed the floor and talked about slaughter
houses in Louisiana, about the peach
crop and how well popcorn grows in
Georgia" and other things that were
equally as irrelevant. The merits or
demerits of the measure were not
touched upon. The evident purpose of
the senator was to talk the bill to
death, knowing all the while that his
lawless constituents in Savannah would
"pat him on the back" when he re
turned home. Such subterfuge may
succeed for a time, but mark our pre
diction, the citizenship of Georgia re
siding in the country districts and in
the small towns will yet rise in their
might, very probably at this session of
the legislature,' and whip into line
these cities that are now endeavoring
to throttle wholesome and progressive
It is unfair and untrue to say prohi
bition is a failure in Georgia simply
because a few cities wantonly disre
gard the law. The lawless element in
the cities, just as the violators of law
in the country, should be made to re
spect and obey the law. Georgia needs
a governor that will enforce the laws
in every part of the State, as Governor
Manning is doing in South Carolina.
He is putting to route the 400 blind
tigers in Charleston and the Governor
of Georgia should close the barrooms
in Augusta and Savannah.
Mr. Morgan's Pig Club.
During the last session of the
Sunday school convention at Gilgal,
following addresses on the question
of temperance by Rev. J. E. John
son, Dr. B. H. DeMent and Mr. J.
L. Minis, Mr. John C. Morgan, a
delegate from the Parksville Sun
day school, arose and, in his inimi
table way, said he had two fine,
thoroughbred Berkshire pigs that
he wanted to give to somebody in
Edgefield county who will find a
man who bas been made a better
citizen and church member by
drinking whiskey. And Mr. P. W.
Cheatham who was sitting near an
nounced he would add a piir of his
fine Duroc Jersey pigs to the offer.
Mr. Morgan said: *They already
have tomato clubs and corn clubs in
the county, and now we have a pig
club. Who will go to work and get
these pigs by finding the man who
has been made a better citizen and
church member by drinking whis
key?" The Advertiser man will act
for Mr. C. M. Williams and add a
pair o; his fine Duroc Jerseys to
the oiler. The |pig club grows.
AU of the popular bottled drinks
on ioe at our store.
Other Laws Violated.
We wish the prominent liquorites
who are so triumphantly pointing out
that prohibition doesn't prohibit would
kindly mention some other law that
Below the Average.
According to the estimated valuation
of the national wealth, the average
American is worth $1,965. Polite way
of telling a lot of us we are below the
average. -Anderson Intelligencer.
Atlanta has had an "obey-less" mar
riage ceremony performed. Well, the
wife probably would have done as she
pleased anyhow, HO what's the differ
Put Money in Bank.
Better put the money in the bank
than on your back, for the reason that
you can get the bank-money back, but
you can't get the back-money back.
Farm and Ranch.
Consider Beasts of Burden.
Be humane to your beasts of bur
den and to all dumb animals especially
during this trying season. See to it
that they have plenty of water and
treat them mercifully. Their lot may
be made happy or miserable according
as their owner wills.-Lancaster News.
Man Knows Better.
A pet ape got drunk in New York
the other day and his mistress called
him a "poor thing." If it had been a
man he would perhaps have been a
"nasty beast"-Greenville Piedmont.
Well, that's all right. A man knows
better; an ape doesn't-Newberry Ob
So Many Men Stupid.
Why is it so many women would rath
er be beautiful than intelligent? Be
cause so many men are stupid and so
few are blind.--Saluda Standard.
Had never thought of it that way;
but1 wouldn't be surprised if there is
something in it. And, yet, why should
a woman want the admiration of a
"stupid" man?-Newberry Observer.
Next Convention at Parksville.
We were unable to attend the Sunday
school convention at Gilgal except on
the last day. We greatly enjoyed
spending a day with the good people of
Gilgal. They entertained the conven
tion in the most hospitable manner,
serving sumptuous feasts both days,
making the delegates and visitors feel
that they were among friends.
Mr. John Hughey made a good presi
dent, and Rev. J. T. Littlejohn always
makes a good secretary. The conven
tion will meet next year with the Parks
ville Baptist church. The exercises
Thursday were veryjprofitable. As we
arrived; several of the brethren paid
tributes to Rev. J. P. Mealing and Mr.
R. A. Cochran, who have passed over
the river since the last convention.
The feature of the forenoon was the
splendid address of Dr. B. H. DeMent,
whose presence added much to the con
vention. Rev. P. "B. Lanham and Mr.
J. C. Morgan also made interesting
talks. The afternoon was taken up
with the discussion of temperance,
those participating were Rev. J. E.
Johnson, Dr. B. H. DeMent and Mr. J.
Those who attended the convention
both days have pronounced it one of
the best held in several years.
The Farmers' Institute.
Every farmer who resides within ten
miles of Cleora should attend the sec
ond annual farmers, institute that is to
be held at the Brunson school house
Thursday of next week, August 5.
Several specialists will be there to ad
dress farmers on live stock and other
questions of vital interest. A lady
will also attend to speak to the women
concerning their problems. A great
opportunity will be presented next
Thursday for our farmers on the west
ern side of the county to learn many
things from men who know what they
are talking about. Do not fail to at
tend. Tell your neighbors to be there.
Dinner will be sold at a moderate price
in order to raise funds with which to
make improvements on the school
I Beligious Notices, f
Preaching at Trenton next Sun
day afternoon at 5 o'clock at the
Rev. P. P. Blalock will preach
in tbs Presbyterian church Sunday
morning at 11:16 o'clock. .
Revival meeting is to begin at
Trenton Methodist church on next
Monday night af 8:30. Rev. C. E.
Peele of Leesville is to preach.
Big stock of men's shirt?, both
negligee and dress. Prices very
Mukashy Bargain House.
WANTED: The owner of a large
black, white and tan hound that has
taken up at my home to call and
get the dog. M. W\ Hudgens. ?
Dr. Winston to Write Biography
of D. A. Tompkins.
The people of North Carolina
and South Carolina will b<- interest
ed t<? know that Dr. George T.
Winston is to ??repare a biography
of t!ie late Daniel Augustus Tomp
Dr. Winston has a big task, for
D. A. Tompkins was a great man
one <>f the greatest the South has
known since the war-but he is
more than equal to it.
Dr. Winston was chosen as Mr.
Tompkins' biographer at a meet
ing yesterday afternoon, of the ex
ecutors of Mr. Tompkins' estate.
The choice of Dr. Winston to do
this great work, which means not
only the writing tho life of one of
the foremost sons of the Carolinas,
but at the same time carn pi Hog a
volume that will be an inspiration
to the young manhoud of the South.
Former president of the Univer
sity of North Carolina and of the
A. <fe M. College, at Haleigh, and a
North Caroliuian of highest intel
lectual ability and foremost in the
literary life of the State, Dr. Win
ston will measure up in the great
undertaking ahead of him lo the
greatness of his subject and the
greatness of the inspiration of Mr.
Tompkins' life.--Charlotte News.
Letter From Young Soldier in
Dear Edgefield Advertispr: This
is to ray friends and old pals in and
around Edgefield. I left ray home
on the 12th day of February last en
route to Augusta, Ga. There I spent
a few days and then enlisted in the
U. S. army and I was shipped from
there to One of the old battlefields
in Georgia. Perhaps some of the
old vets have been there. It is near
the line of Tennessee. They called
it the old 'battle field of Ohicka
raauga. While there, I was taken
up to Lookout Mountain where you
can view seven states, I took a peep
at the states, and returned to Fort
Oglethorpe, and was from there
shipped to Texas city, Texas. Here
I arrived about the 10th of March.
We have been here since that time,
but will leave on the 24th of Au
gust for San Francisco arriving
there September the 1st. From San
Francisco, we will sail for the
Philippine Islands Sept. 5. We ex
pect to remain in the Philippines
about two years, and then return
Near Chicago Fort Sheridan is
said to be one of the prettiest posts
known. I have had very bad luck
.??ince I enlisted in the army. I was
nra sham battle that lasted ?l dayt?.
On the 10th day I got my left foot
broken retreating from the enemy.
I was sent to the hospital and was
under treatment of the doctor for
21 days, but I am now all right.
We are on the range shooting for
record now, and I can walk out to
range every morning now feeling
fine, and hoping to make a sharp
shooter this season. I like the ar
my fine and dandy, but some times
I think of old Modoc, S. C., and
what good times I have had around
lhere, but will not soon have again.
Some day, if the Lord is willing for
me to live -that long, I will meet
them all again. I think often of the
days I rode the mail out of Modoc
for my brother. When it was rain
ing and he did not want to go, he
would call on his sub. When The
Advertiser day came along, a9 near
ly everybody took one, it was quite
a load off the mail when I passed
each box. Then I was glad to go,
as I liked to pass the girls and say
a word or two to them, and then
there were young men along the
road to see me, and all of that
kept me gay al^ the day and all the
way. Well I can say that when I
have served four years, and get my
discharge, I will have served my
country that long, and that is more
than some of our fathers can say.
Crops look mighty poor out here
in this part of Texas, especially
cotton. They have'nt had any rain
in six weeks until to-daj, when we
had the hardast storm I ever saw,
of wind and rain.
For Mr. Mims and all my friends
who take The Advertiser, I close
with best wishes, and will write
again when I get to the Islands.
John E. Reese,
Co. K. 27th Inf. Texas City, Texas.
Your Cough Can be Stopped.
Using care to avoid draughts, ex
posure, sudden ch inges, and taking
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gist; it costs only a little and will
help you so much.-3
Drop in uoxt door to the post
office and get a first-class smoke.
Large stock of cigars and smoking
goods on hand.
Medical College of the State of South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S. C.
-Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy
owned and Controlled by the State
Eighty-ieventh session begins October 1, 19.15-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. ,
Practica! 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.
SPARTANBURG, S. C.
A Christian College with high standards and ideals. Well equipped
Laboratories and Library. Strong Faculty and full courses. Next session
begins September 15th. Write for catalogue.
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A high grade preparatory school for boys. Individual attention. Care
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