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A man has generally the good or ill
qualities which he attributes to man
kind. -SHEW STONE.
Wednesday, August 18.
Men who can be spoiled by prosperity
are in no immediate danger.
That prohibition prohibits carnies some
persons to look upon it with disfavor.
The Russians made a home- run but
the Germans were entitled ?to the
The munitions plant that pleases the
Colonel most is the home that has prc
duce 1 a baker's dozen of strong, stal
Russians Showing Optimism at Out
come-Headline. As bad as it was,
. the Russians realize that it might have
been worse. ?
Was it not while marching through
Georgia that Sherman defined war?
Wonder if his environment suggested
the celebrated definition.
Maybe a roll of bills is slipped into
the pocket of some Georgia prison offi
cials simultaneously with the slipping
of hand-cuffs on their wrists.
Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, the famous
militant suffragist of London, has rp
belled against the registry regulations.
Possibly she did wish to record her
The skimpy proportions of present
day trousers make it possible for the
man of the house to maintain a monop
oly on at least this portion of his ward
If England persistently refuses to
improve the cotton situation, we'll
have to insure the staple in a British
company and then be just a bit care
less with fire.
France is not ad popular as some of
the othsr beligerents. Uncle Sam has
written Germany and England several
notes but up to this time he hasn't dis
patched a note to France.
Do dot think Georgia is all bad.
There are some as good people in Geor"
?ria as <:an be found anywhere and, too,
there are some just a little worse than
.can be found anywhere else.
Clemuon Confers Honors on Far
mers-Headline. Are we to have do>
tors among farmers? Why not? Some
of then: are as desetving as some high
browed persons who have a string of
Bamberg is entitled to the first prize
in the contest to decide the hottest
place in ?outh Carolina. The heat has
been so intense down there that pop
corn has popped on the ears in the
Be comforted by the thought'that
our troubles could always be much
worse. Think of the long-suffering
Texans , they have all of our European
war troubles plus the Mexicans on their
western border, besides.
Over in Lexington automobile own
ers hav* been figuring considerably in
the courts, the suits being the out
growth of collisions on the public high
way. "Chus far we are immune from
troubles of this kind.
Equal Pay For Women.
The State of Illinois is the first, we
believe, to deal justly with women by
requiring the payment; of equal com
pensation with that of men where equal
service is rendered. The wonder is that
this manifest injustice bas existed so
long, and now that one State has taken
cognizance of the injustice others will
likely follow. As teachers, stenogra
phers, kookkeepers and in sundry
other positions young women who work
along with men and who are justa:
capable and efficient as the men re
ceive less compensation than men. In
some instances the true value of women
is appreciated and suitable compensa
tion given, but in the vast majority of
cases women have been imposed upon.
The manifest injustice should not
An ice cream factory has? been
started in Spartanburg * with a ca
pacity of 1,000 gallons a day. Now
if cake bakers will proportionately
increse their output, the Spartan hos
tesses will have an abundant supply
of "delicious refreshments" for their
Retaliation Would be Effective.
England's contemplated action m de
claring raw cotton contraband and pre
venting its delivery to neutral nations
has had a very depressing effect upon
business and is likely to cause a lo3s of
dollars to the cotton growers. If Eng
land persistently turns a deaf ear to
every sppeal to reason, could we not
force a reconsideration by keeping
from England needed foodstuff's and
munitions of war?
A few days ago a dispatch was sent
from Liverpool to a large Chicago pack
ing house asking for prices on 1,000,
1010 head of beef cattle, which shows
that England must look to America for
i food products as well as for the actual
I munitions of war. How can England
reasonably expect us to furnish her
with these necessities when she is ar
bitrary in her rules governing the ship
ment of our other. products, notably
cotton, to neutral nations? Unless Eng
land relents or reconsiders her action
with reference to our raw cotton, it*
would be but just to say to her
that she can not get the raw cotton and
other supplies s?he needs from us? This
would at once bring results. She would
not wait to see if we really mea.it to
enforce the threat. Enland is nut a
producer, ??but altogether dependent
upon the outside world, chiefly America,
for her every-day necessities. Retalia
tion would soon bring England lo a
sane and sensible view of the cotton
The Dukes' Latest Gift.
It was my good fortune recently
to spend a day and night with Mr.
J. B. Duke and his brother, Mr. B.
N. Duke, at the "Duke Farm" in
New Jersey. Twenty years ago
Mi. J. B. Duke went out into New
Jersey and bought a tract of land
w.hich from time to time he ha* in
creased, till now it contains more
than 2,300 acres. He has devel
oped it into a place of such magnifi
cence that one would not dare even
a modest attempt to describe it. lt
is a complete encyclopedia of land
scape architecture. It has been my
privilege to see much of the world's
greatest and most famous landscape
work, but this work stands without
anything in its class. He under
took it as a matter of taste, and
truly he has given trees, grass, flow
ers, shrubbery, rocks, water, moun
tains, sculpture, shades, lines and
forms" their beat chance, all of I
which stand as a monument to the |
taste of thi? industrial master.
But I did not intend to write of
the''Duke Farm." Sittint on the
porch of his great residence after
dinner he and his brother asked me
many things about our church and
its work. They grew up in a strong
and loyal Methodist home, and
while free from every tinge of ex
cluvsiveness, they are strongly at
tached to the church of their father
and childhood. Several months pre
vious Mr. J. 3. Duke bad said that I
he wished to have such a talk with
me, and the surroundings made it a
rare place and time to discuss such
questions. After considerable talk
on various pusses of our work, he
said in the quiet tones so character
istic of his great father, llI have de
termined to give you annually *35,
000 to be used in North Carolina in
our church enterprises. Fifteen
thousand to be used for church ex
tension, ?10,000 for domestic mis
sions, and ?10,000 for the worn-out
preachers." This is equivalent to j
five per cent, on $700,000 endow
ment, a sum the equal of which our
church never before received for
such purposes. But as erreat as the
amount is frankness requires me to
say I was more impressed by the se
rious, interested, and gracious spirit
in which he gave ii. In my inide
quate efforts fto properly thank him,
be simply replied, "I wish to do
some good, and I feel that this is
the best way to do it. I have no
other purpose. The church is the]
.>nly institution that lasts. Other
I institutions change and pass away,
but the church abides, and the good
j I try to do through the church.
And I have great faith and interest
in the country church. From it
.?omes the best we have in church,
state or business. It should be kept
strong and active. I have thought
much about our country churches,
and wish to help them some..' T?>e j
conversation drifted with much
freedom into many lines of thought,
and I am strongly tempted for many
reasons to repeat many things these
two brothers said that night.-Bish
op J. C. Ki I go, in The Raleigh
To Cure a Cola in One Day
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine. It stop? the
Cough and Headache and works off the Cold.
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
E. W. GROVE'S asnature oa each box. 25c.
ELECTA!G rhe BbS fc Tom
J^??w_*?*V^ Mild - Lao
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our neighbors
and friends for their many very
kind attentions to us during; the ill
ness and death of my husband, Mr.
C. E. Quarles, and especially do we
desire to sincerely thank the Wood
men of the World for their many
thoughtful attentions. We shall
always hold these kind acts among
our fondest recollections of the
Mrs. C. E. Quarles.
Edgefield, S. C.
The union meeting of first divi*
sion ot the Edgefield Association
will meet with the Gilgal church
Saturday and Sunday, August 28
and 29. Devotional exercises con
ducted-by moderator. Roll call of
churches, enrollment of delegates
and verbal reports from ono dele
fate from each church.
1. Suggested ways of producing
belter and more lasting results from
our protracted meetings? Rev. P.
B. Lanham, P. B. Talbert, Jno. R
R. Bryan and Rev. J. E. Johnson
2. To what extent should we as
church members follow the example
of the apostle Paul as suggested iu
First Corinthians verse 13? Rev.
G. H. Burton, J. K. Allen, W. E.
Lott, Rev. T. R. Smith.
Adjournment for dinner.
3. The need of more preaching
services in the country churches
and how to obtain them? Rev. H.
B. White, M. B. Hamilton, G. T.
Barton and Rev. J R. McKitrick.
4. What are we Bapti>ts doing
for Education and what more should
we do? O. Sheppard, A. S. Tomp
kins, Dr. C. P. Jones.
Devotional exercises conducted
by J. 1?. Burnett.
1. A summary of our present
Sunday-school by S. A. Bronson.
Moral application by W. B. Cog
Sermon by Rev. J. R. McKitrick
or Rev. T. R. Smith.
Adjournment for dinner.
Address by D. E. Jones and
C. M. Mellichamp,
The union meeting of the 2nd
division of the Edgefield association
will convene with the^Horn's Creek
church, Saturday ibefore the 5th
Sunday. Saturday morning at eleven
o'clock the union will be called to
order by moderator. The devo
tional exercises will be conducted
1. What shall we do with our new
converts (a) as to their spiritual
growth (b) as to their training for
church service? J. C. Whitlock,
S. B. Mays and others.
2. Is it wise for Baptistvchurehes
to unite with other denominations
in union protracted services? Dr.
E. P. Jones and others.
Recess for one hour.
3. The best methods in develop
ing our churches in giving to mis
sions? John Atkinson, D. E. Lan
ham and others.
4. What about church discipline?
J. ?. Hughey, J. W. Gaines and
Sunday morning the union will
convene at ll o'clock, 15 minute*
to be given for prayer and song
service. At 11:15 o'clock mission
ary sermon by Rev. P. B. Lanhan.
Collection for State mission**.
Sunday afternoon the subject of
temperance will be discussed by
0. Sheppard, J. L. Mirna aud oth
J. T. Littlejohn,
Is Sickness a Sin?
If no*, it's wicked to neglect ilJ
uess and means of relief. It's wick
ed to endure Liver, Ills, Headache,
Iudigestion, Constipation, wheb one
dose of Po Do-Lax gives relief. Po
Do-Lax is Podophyllin (May Ap
ple), without the gripe. It arouses
the Liver, increases the flow of bile
-Nature's antiseptic in the bowels.
Your Constipation and other ills
disappear over-night because Po
Do-Lax has helped Nature to re
move the cause. Get a bottle, from
your Druggist to-day. Get rid of
your Constipation overnight*
Special Notice to Folks.
We wish to anuounce we are ex
clusive agents for the simple mix
ture of buckthorn bark, glycerine,
etc., known as Adler-i-ka. This
remedy, used successfully forappen
dicitis, is the most THOROUGH
bowel cleanser we ever sold. It is
s? powerful that ONE SPOONFUL
relieves almost ANY CASE of con
stipation, sour or gassy stomach.
Adler-i-Ka never gripes, is safe to
une and the INSTANT actiou is
surprising. Peun & Holstein drug
? ^Vliat Others Say I
They Won't Mix.
People always look with suspicion on
a man who says watermelons do not
agree with him-Daily Mail.
Return to Old Argument.
As soon as the courts oecide that the
prohibition election must be held, you
miy expect to hear the anti-prohibi
tion people get busy with the old dope
that "prohibition won't prohibit."
Whiskey Did lt.
The removal of Auditor Werts of
Newberry on the grounds of incompe
tence based on frequent spells of in
toxication is just another argument
why prohibition is the thing we need
in South Carolina, State-Wide prohibi
Would Use Them.
ie United States had been plung
ing itself into the war fever through
the building up of an enormous iiavy
and a stupendous army it is quite prob
able we wsuld have rushed into war,
and at the wish of the people, in order
to try our toys.-Orange burg Times
Germany sends out word that through
science and invention she is now inde
pendent of cotton altogether in the
manufacture of war material. This
! does not jingle with the recent report
ed orders for a census of all cotton
and cottons, even to clothing. We had
been led to believe that Germany con
templated tearing up her cotton clothes
for the powder mill, but maybe it is
not quite so bad as that.-Greenville
Appreciate Your Neighbors.
It is worth much to have good neigh
bors. Some of us do not fully appre
ciate our accommodating neighbors. It
would be worth while to think of these
good men and women who live near us
and who find pleasure in being agreea
ble and accommodating, If we would
do this we would find, doubtless, that
we fall short of our duty in being agree
able and obliging to those who are so
kind to us.-Farm and Ranch.
Mexico continues to be a veritable
witches' cauldron of trouble with no
prospect of improvoment unless the
warring factions take heed to the
friendly warning and advice of Presi
dent Wilson. The president, by-the
way, does not find office a bed of roses
by any means, and he will not so long
as world conditions are as they are.
All the more reason, therefore, that he
should have the moral and active sup
port of the whole nation. In internal
matters may rightly disagree, but when
it come? to the relation of this nation
with outside nations, especially in the
present crisis, the nation speaks as
one, and, if necessary it will act as
one-Orangeburg Times and Demo
% Smile Provokers %
Willing to Get Him Aid.
Him-Would you call for help if
I attempted to kiss you?
Her-Yes, if necessary; but I
don't see why a big, strong chap
like you should require any help.
"And you tell me that several
men proposed marriage to you?" he
11 only wish you had married the
first fool who proposed."
"I did."-Yonkers Statesman.
Biggins (a man of abundan!
girth)-The doctor said I need iron?
Biggins-What a question! How
Badger-I didn't know but he
meant externally in the shape of a
hoop or two.-Exchange.
Tom, the country six-year old boy
presenting himself one day in even
more than his usual state of dust
and disorder, was asked by hi.
raother if he would not like to be a
little city boy and always be nice
and clean in white suits and shoes
and stockings. Tom answered scorn
fully: "They're not children, they're
"Are you the editor of the pa
per?" asked the lady with the dral
"I am, ' replied the man with tb?
"Well, I called to ask if yoi'
wouldn't get larger type. My nam?
was in your paper five times lasi
week and a neighbor of raine tole
me she never saw it."-Exchange
Little Edna one day turned t
her mother, who was a widow, ant
"Mama, do you really and tr ul;
"Why, of course, my dear. Wh.
do you ask?"
"And will you prove it to tne?"
"Yes, if I can."
"Then go marry the man arouw
the corner who keeps the catid.
oiore." . .
I wish to call attention to the
Star line of pianos, for which I am
the representative. They consist of
the Star, the Tray ser, the Rich
mond and the Remington Pianos.
The Star Piano Company manufac
tures all of the parts wliich go into
each piano. There are twenty-tw7o
buildings required for the factory's
equipment. Tnese pianos are used
in over four hundred schools and
colleges in the United States. The
workmanship is the highest, and all
instruments are fully guaranteed.
Sold on terms of easy payment by
J. A. Holland
Greenwood - - - South Carolina
Ready for Ginning
We wish to announce that we are
now ready to begin ginning cotton.
Have over-hauled our ginnery, and now
have it in No. 1 shape, and can serve
the public to good advantage. Let us
gin your cotton, buy your seed at the
market price, and sell you meal-and
hulls as cheap as any one. Come and
let us serve you.
Hampton Cotton Mills Compy
Beaver Dam Plant, L. L. Clippard, Manager
IT MAKES HOME
To nave A
OMrright 1909, by C. E. Zimmerman Co-No. 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 such a simple, easy
natter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICBRS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President;
3. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H. Rainsford, John
Gainsford, B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, E. J. Mims, J. H.