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A face that cannot smile is like a
bud that cannot bloom which dries up
on the stalk.
Wednesday, Oct. 27.
The immortals: Barnum and Bailey
sod Lydia Pinkham.
Here's boping we won't have any
circus day in Edgefield.
Just think of it! within sixty days
Christmas bills will have to be paid.
Got any surplus cash after selling
32-cents cotton? Better put in bank.
The Germans murder women in haste,
and the worsi part of it|is they seem
not to repent even in leisure.
Governor Manning put the lid on in
Charleston and Judge Smith came
along and screwed it down tighter.
Whoever heard of a King of a Har
vest Jubilee? Ard yet women say
they have no rights and privileges.
In eliminating adjectives from their
society pages, newspapers should make
an exception of the "beautiful" bride.
A bachelor says: "I'd rather bea
bridegroom than be president" Then
fortune doubly favors the man who
will be both. ;
Twelve-cents will enable many a
?farmer to get on his feet again, but he
w.ll not otand erect long if he returns
to the or e-crop system.
Wonder if it were a coincidence or a
rearltoi careful planning that a Co
lumbia druggist received a carload of
salts during fair\veek festivities?
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Wilson Has Nomination in Pocket
Headline. Don't you know of ?x- j
aeeretary of state who would like to
appear in the role of pick-pocket? !
J Whether fair or Unfair, it is a cus
tom of long standing ?for politicians to
lay their plans fair week in Columbia.
They ali. may "gang aglee" though
What's the use of building any more
dreadn aughts? Two years are required
to complete one of these monster en
gines of destruction, and by that time
it is practically out of date.
Judging from dispatches from across
the Atlantic, Germany's food supply
is not as abundar.t as it once was. j
Officials have forbidden the sale on
two days of each week of dishes con
* sis ting af meat
A New Jersey man married a widow
with 18 children, and they say she
hasn't got much money either. -Spar
tanburg Journal. President Wilson
was formerly from New Jersey but he
exercised better judgment than that.
Geography publishers, as well as
others, are hoping this will not be a
thirty-years war. No more new
geographies will be printed until terms
ot peace are definitely agreed upon
chowing the losses and gains of ter
For the past several elections a ma
jority of the voters of New Jersey have
followed the lead of Woodrow Wilson,
but last week they balked whe:i it
came to endorsing woman suffrage.
The women lost by a majority of
Truly, this whole country, especially
the South, will have much to give
thanks for on November 25. the day
day set apart as National Thanksgiv
ghring Day by the President. After
all, that for which the 100,000,000 peo
ple should be most grateful is for the
Recall Elections Increasing.
Recall elections are becoming more
and more frequent. A petition is be
ing ci1".! ia led in Spartan burg asking
for a recall of Mayor Floyd and two
commissioners. These officials are be
ing criticised for making a large loan
at a bank with which the mayor is
associated at a higher rate of interest
than was offered by another bank.
Under Spartanburg'secommission form
of government charter if one-fifth of
the qualified electors sign a petition
for a recall election it will "be ordered
by the governor.
Germans Entitled to First Place.
It matters not what feature or phase
of the war is considered, the Germans
generally excel. In engineering skill,
markmanship and strategy, both on
iand and sea, they are entitled to con
siderable honor. And in the matter of
barbarity, cruelty and inhuman treat
ment of their enemies they are like
wise entitled to first place. The un
speakable suffering of the Belgians
after their little country was invaded,
the use of poisonous gases where wo
men and children were exposed, the
wanton destruction of the Lusitania
laden with human freight, many of
whom were non-combatants, were all
horrible enough, but the Germans do
not stop there. The shooting of Miss
Cavell, the British nurse who had been
nursing German and Belgian soldiers,
surpasses everything hitherto recorded
in the way of German atrocities.
It matters not how the war ends,
granting that Germany gains a favor
able settlement when peace is declar
ed, she has iost the respect of the
nations of the earth. Centuries will
come and go before she will regain that
honorable place among the nations
which she held before she precipitated
Railroad Should , Bot be Responsible.
Figures just given out in Washing
ton a few days ago show that on the
entire system of the Southern rail
road, for the fiscal year ending June
30, there were 117 tresspassers killed.
Fully one-third of these were school
boys who jumped on trains to "steal"
a ride. Others were persons who made
a habit of walking on the railroad
track to and from their work, the fre
quency of their being on the track,
causing them to grow careless and
unmindful of the danger. A few of
the 147 were tramps who ride on top
of cars, under cars or wherever they
In sucn cases the persons are in
every sense trespassers and the rail
road should not be held accountable
when they are killed. School boys
should be taught to avoid moving trains
and to stay off the track, where there
is always more or less danger. Further
more, no person should make a habit
of walking a railroad track as they
would walk a path that is_set apart for
pedestrians. The track is the property
of the railroad and the person who is
killed as a result of frequenting or
trespassing upon it should not hold the
railroad responsible. Of course, at
crossings; where-the public has a right
to pass, railroads should be - forced to
use every reasonable precaution in or
der to prevent accident.
I GO NO FARTHER.
The Evidence is at Your Door.
Edgefield proof is what you want
and the statement of this highly
respected resident will banish all
T J Paul, proprietor of garage,
Jeter street, Edgefield, says: "My
trouble was brought on by being
on my feet continually. I had a dull
pain in my back and I tired easily.
Wheu I was on my feet for any
length of time, my back got Bore
and stiff. My rest w as broken at
night, as the kidney secretious were
too frequent in passage, causing me
to get up a number of times. Three
boxes of Doan's kidney pills,- pro
cured at Penn & Holstein's drug
store, cured the backache and other
symptoms of kidney trouble."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simpiy ask for a kidney remedy
get Doau's kidney pills-the same
that Mr. Paul had. FosterMilburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
RUPTURE EXPERT HERE,
Seeley, Patronized by U.S. Army
and Navy, Called to Augusta.
F. H. Seeley of Chicago and Phila
delphia, the noted truss expert, will
be at the Albion Hotel and will remain
in Augusta Saturday, Sunday and Mon
day only, Oct. 30th and 31st and Nov.
1st Mr. Seeley says: "The Spermatic
Shield as now used and approved by
the United States Government will not
only retain any case of rupture per
fectly, affording immediate and com- .
plete relief, but closes the opening in
10 days on the average case. This in
strument received the only award in
England and in Spain, producing re- <
suits without surgery, injections, med
ical treatments or prescriptions. Mr. I
Seeley has documents from the United
States Government, Washington, D. '
C., for inspection. All charity cases
without .charge, or if any interested 1
call he will be glad to show same with- 1
out charge or fit them if desired. Bu
siness demands prevent stopping at f
any other place in this section. - Adv. 1
Bargains in typewriters at The |
Advertiser office. Two brand new, ]
$100-Oliv6r typewriters, latest mod- (
el for 860. Call and inspect them. \
I What Others Say f
Tired of Living.
We see where a Columbia man mov
ed to Charleston the oi;her day. We
suppose he must be tired of living.
Our Supply Linited.
The British and Fren sh armies are
throwing as many as 180,000 shells into
a single battle sector in one day and
they are doing it every day. The
Whole United States army has only
200, OOO such shells for ?.11 purposes.
What They Will Do Christmas.
We don't know whet boasts they
will make, but we have a notion that
the kaiser will eat his Christmas din
ner in Berlin; King George will eat his
in London; President Poincare his in
Paris, and Czar Nick will partake of
his in Petrograd.-Greenville News.
Take No Useless Risks.
Do not take chances with cotton an
thracnose. It is one of the worst dis
eases that can get in your cotton field.
If you see some disease in your cotton
ana you are not certain as to whether J
it is anthracnose, send a sample at !
once to your county demonstation
agent, or the botany division of Clem
son College-Anderson Mail.
Manning's Good Work.
According to a report by the Char
leston dispensary board, the special
constables appointed by Governor Man
ning in that county have seized over
$7,300 worth of contraband liquors du
ring the past four months, while the
city police during the same period
turned ovor only about $800 worth.
Any comment, we believe, would be
Many Deaths From Pellagra.
The Bureau of Vital Statistics for
South Carolina reports 1,083 deaths in
eight months from pellagra, and cer
tainly numbers of deaths from this dis
ease were not reported. Just suppose
that number of deaths had been re
ported from cholera o:r small-pox or
the plague! South Carolina people
would be in a panic. But they are ap
parently undisturbed over a disease
more fatal than the ones named.-Rock
Have Found Substitute.
Although it is universally conceded '
that cotton is absolutely essential in ?
the manufacture of the best powder.
for high explosives, etc., it is conceded
that wood pulp is the next best substi I
tute. Since shortly after the begin-,
ning of the war, the Germans have |
been unable to get cotton for powder j
making and they have been manufac
turing all their powder from wood pulp.
The Allies, especially Great Britain,
France and Italy, are able to get all
the cotton they want; but the Ger
mans seem to be making about as good
use of wood pulp as the Allies are mak
ing of cotton.-Yorkville Enquirer.
| Smile Provokers |
A boy reached far across the ta
ble and helps himself to butter.
Father-What did you do that1
for? Haven't you a tongue?
Son-Yes, sir. but my tongue
isn't as long as my arm. *
"Listen to this, Maria, said Mr.
Stubbs, as he unfolded bis scientific
paper. This article etates that in
some of the old Roman prisons that
have been unearthed they found the
petrified remains of the prisoners."
"Gracious John, exclaimed Mrs.
Stubbs, with a smile, them's what
they call hardened criminals, I ex
Tommy had a profound contempt
for the little boy next door who
threw a ball like a girl, seldom had
on any but a clean shirt and who
generally wore gloves.
"Do you know why he's a sissy?"
asked Tommy of his aunt. It's cause
he looks just like his mother, and
that shows he's got girl blood in
It was at the closing exercises of !
one of the public schools in Boston j
that Marjorie was reading a compo-j
sidon of her own, "Grant's work in !
the Civil war." She got on most
creditably until she reached Lee's
surrender at Appomattox court
house. She then related how Lee
wore his sword and was handsomely
attired in full uniform, "wjiile
Grant, she announced, had on noth
ing but an old, ragged union suit."
"Daisy, remarked the teacher,
?on't love your cat too much. What
would you do if it died, you would
?ot see it again?"
"Oh, yes; I should see it in heav
"No, dear, you're mistaken; ani
mals cannot go to . heaven like peo
Daisy's eyes filled with tears, but
suddenly she exclaimed triumphant
"Animals do go to heaven, for
the Bible says that the promised
and is flowing with milk and hon
?y, and if there are no animals,
?vhere do they get the milk."
PPORTUNITY wastes no time on
the procrastinator. You've got
to be up and at it-jumping to the
forefront-and you must look the
part of a leader before you can play
the part successfully.
Good Clothes-the right thing in the right place
at the. right time-have probably done more for
the men who are on the top to-day than any other
single factor. There's confidence in good clothes.
This Live-Store shows only clothes of leadership,
of recognized superiority.
We've earned and kept a patronage which re
turns to us a tremendous volume of steady busi
ness, making values possible here that you will not
j Suits from $15.00 to $30.00.
J. B. WHITE & CO.
programme of union meeting of
the first division to be held at Berea
ehyrch October 30 and 31:
10:30. , Devotional exercise by
1. How can the older members
be. made to realize fully the impor
tance of their attendance upon the
church and Sunday school? Dr. E.
Scones, Rev. J. R. McKittrick
ang?tev. H. B. White.
.g. Is the church wielding: its
proper influence over the world?
A. S. Tompkins, Rev. P. B. Lan
ham and J. K. Allen.
3. The duty of a pastor towards
the Sunday school, M. B. Byrd,
S. N. Timmerman and O. Shep
4. Are pastors receiving the help
and co-operation from church mem
bers needed? W. B. Cogburn, S. A.
Bruoaon and J. R. Bryant.
10:30. Devotional exercises" by
J. L. Prince.
10:45. Sunday school. *
11:30. Sermou by Dr. E. P.
Adjourn for dinner.
2:00 p. m. Discussion of aged
ministers' relief, Rev. P. B. Lan
ham, Rev. J. R. McKittrick, Rev.
H. B. White and Dr. E. P. Jones.
Do you need a typewriter? Tho
Advertiser is offering a great bar
gain in Oliver typewriters. M otb in g
better on the market.
Having received profitable prices for your farm products, and having paid off
pressing obligations, is it not" a good time to make some needed purchases for the
home? The rigid economy that has been wisely practiced by many during the past
year has caused scores and scores of persons to let their household needs go unsupplied.
Now make the home brighter and happier by adding some new furniture and other
things that are needed.
FURNITURE! We have a carefully selected stock of furniture that was g
bought from leading manufacturers at a close price. Let us sell you a suit. We are
offering solid bed-room suits for $20.00 up. Come in to see them. We also carry a
large assortment of mattresses and springs.
ROCKERS! We have a beautiful line of Rocking Chairs, just what you would
like for your home, and the price is within your reach.
RUGS AND ART SQUARES ! We invite the ladies especially to call and let
us show them our large stock of art squares with Rugs to match. The largest assort
ment of rugs that we have ever carried, all sizes and all grades. Also see our linoleums
in attractive patterns.
STOVES, RANGES AND HEATERS ! Do you not need a new cook stove or
range ? We can sell you one at a very reasonable"price, and have a large assortment to
select from. We are also well supplied with heaters, both for wood and coal. You
will make a mistake if you do not see our stock before you make your purchase.
BUGGIES and ]WAGONS! Oneof our strongest departments is our
vehicle department. We can show you a large stock of buggies to select from-all of
them made by manufacturers that are absolutely dependable. Let us show you our
buggies before you purchase a new one this fall.
There is no better farm wagon made than our "Mitchell" wagons. Do not take
our word for it, but ask those who have used them for years. They stand the test of
bad roads and heavy loads.
Every department of our store is well supplied, and we invite you to call before
^making your purchases.