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Yon may glean knowledge by read
ing; but you must separate the chaff
from the wheat by thinking.--OSBORN.
Wednesday? Dec. 1
What are you reading these long
Mr. Watson three-in one-witness,
Greece took a sober second thought
and then actedtwisely.
A selfish man or woman never uses
iKed Cross stamps.
What is darker than a town with the
electric lights snuffed out?
The season of danger from the un
loaded shotgun has arrived.
"We went, we saw, we returned"
HBeport of Mr. Ford and his party.
Doubtless the Teutons think Greece
'nas thrown her fat in the fire.
Mr. Ford believes in peace at any
price-at least, he doesn't count the
Who can spell the name of the Em
peror of Japan without considerable
Here's hoping that the Ford peace
bubble will not receive a puncture or
Probably the reason automobiles are
to be taxed is because their owners
have money to burn.
Just a little added to the price of the
3016 models will pay the cost of the
Some of the stockings that seme
skirts are exposing will hardly stand
the strain of Christmas-eve.
Doubtless Miss Helen Keller will be
.taken along to offset the members of
the party who talk too much.
The President has Engagement
.About Peace Question-Headline. Our
President is a strenuously engaged
noan these days.
There will be more cotton gins idle
during December throughout the South
than for very many years. The crop's
The New York woman who could not
remember the name of her husband
should have referred to her portfolio or
marriage licenses and divorce decrees.
Our idea of the fitness of things is the
''bouse warming" that many a Meth
odist minister will receive as he enters
upon his new charge.
We have no pet plan for prepared
;ness. All we want is sufficient protec
tion to enable us to experience a sense
of comfortable security while pur
suing the even tenor of our way
under our own vine and fig-tree.
Nine blind tigers in Anderson be
came so hopelessly, entangled in the
meshes of the law that they pleaded
guilty. Forty-one others preferred to
rest their fate with a petit jury, not
withstanding the uncertainty of its
As long as the spindles are spinning
more cotton than the gins are ginning,
which is said to be the case at this
writing, the bulls will route the bears
as easily as the Germans drove the
Russians far back into their own
If neutral nations are powerless at |
this time to bring about peace in j
Europe, what can be reasonably ex
pected from an individu al effort?
While one must commend Mr. Ford's
motive, yet it is believed that the '
money expended on the peace expedi
tion wouid accomplish more real good
were it used to relieve the suffering
incident to the war.
The Advertiser commends the pro
gressive spirit of the Parksville people.
The harvest festival and corn show
which they held last Thursday was a
pronounced success. Placing on exhi
bition farm products and the spirit of
wholesome rivalry which it engendered
will lead to greater achievements
among the farmers. Then, too, the
coming together of the people socially
under wholesome influences will be
helpful. Parksville should make the
harvest festival an annual occasion,
and its promoters should resolve now
to have a greater fair in the fall of
During the Methodist Conference
which was in session in Spartanburg
last week the presiding Bishop urged
the ministers to "acquaint their con
gregations with books and other church
literature." This same appeal could
appropriately be made to the ministry
of every denomination in South Caro
lina. The members of all churches
should inform themselves of the work
of their denomination. First of all, the
church paper should make its weekly
visits to the home and then books that
will afford both spiritual and intellec
ual food should be provided. It is not
numbers or larger enrollment that the
churches most need, but rather intelli
gent, active, working members are
the great need, men and women who
are factors in the community life.
Will Bankrupt European Nations.
When the cruel war is over-and
may the God of battles hasten the day
-the nations of Europe will lie pros
trate and bleeding. They will not be
on the verge of bankruptcy but bank
rupts in toto. Some idea of the terri
ble financial drain can be gained from
a war circular that was recently issued
in England urging the people to prac
tice the most rigid economy. The of
ficial circular stated that in addition
to the expense of the war,
j amonnting daily to about $20,000,000,
England is daily purchasing from other
nations $5,000,000 worth of products
more than other nations are buying from
England. How any nation, however
great ita conserved financial strength,
can stand such a drain very long is be
yond the power of human understand
ing to comprehend. A large portion of
this enormous drain upon England is
finding its way to America, causing us
to grow richer as war torn England
grows poorer. Such is the fortune of
. Church Advertising.
According to the Charlotte Observer,
some of the churches in that progres
sive city have adopted a new plan of
drawing people to public worship, that
of inserting paid advertisements .in the
newspapers. The new departure is
said to be working very satisfactorily
j in Charlotte by drawing large and in
The vast majority of newspapers,
whicn majority includes The Adverti
ser, insert- religious notices without
charge. Newspapers have given so
largely and so iong of their space for
free notices that, it appears at times,
their service is not appreciated. One
way the Charlotte Observer accounts
for the very satisfactory results that
are obtained through the paid adver
tising in Charlotte is the progressive
spirit manifested by the churches. The
very uniqueness of the departure from
the old way attracts attention and pro
vokes comment, which finally results
in causing people to attend church. We
see no objection to church advertising.
and if newspapers will not donate their'
space, we believe that a reasonable
sum spent that way will bring satisfac
Some Newspapers Object.
In order tc make prohibition effec
tive in Georgia, the advocates of this
great cause have left nothing undone
that will in any degree contribute to
that end. With the view of curtailing
the temptations placed before the peo
ple by the whiskey houses outside of
the State, the revised prohibition law
prohibits newspapers from advertising
Whiskey in Georgia.
Some of the papers object to this
feature of the law, claiming that it is
an infringement upon their rights.
Well, it is not anymore unreasonable
or unjust to stop newspapers from ad
vertising whiskey than it is to stop in
dividuals from selling the stuff. When
a newspaper exploits the so-called mer
its of whiskey, leading persons to buy,
it is in a large sense a party to the
sale of the whiskey. Because a news
paper increases the sale is why liquor
dealers pay enormous sums for adver
tising. Therefore, we think it is an
entirely consistent position for prohi
tionists to take, that of not permitting
newspapers to advertise whiskey in the
dry State of Georgia. Yes. we believe
that after the new law goes into effect,
May 1, 1916, Georgia will have prac
tical and successful prohibition.
Only a few days ago this newspaper
was offered an advertisement by a large
whiskey house. We could have exact
er) a good large sum for the space but
we refused. We are not willing to
make the Advertiser a drummer, a so- j
licitor, for a whiskey house. That is I
virtually what we would have done had
we accepted the six months contract.
The War Weighs Heavily Upon Ger
While all of the warring nations
make every possihle effort to create
the impression that th?ir resources are
unimpaired by the war, yet every now
and then some statement leaks out,
escapes the eagle eye of the censor,
which shows that some of the nations
at war are on the verge of want and
suffering, as the people of the South
were during the Civil War. Just as
our people parched corn and wheat for
coffee and scraped and boiled the earth
from their smoke-house floors to obtain
salt, the Germans, and doubtless the
Allies also, are face to face with cir
cumstances that are almost as trying.
A dispatch from Berlin a few days
ago stated that the school children
throughout Germany have been given
a vacation in order that they may
gather beechnuts and acorns from
which oil and fats are to be pressed.
The minister of agriculture of Germa
ny estimates that 400,000 tons of beech
nuts and 100,000 tons of acorns can be
gathered. It is said that a table oil
can be extracted from them which will
relieve the shortage of this commodity.
If the supply of every-day necessities is
becoming so limited that such extreme
measures must be resorted to, the peo
ple of Germany will soon be suffering
for actual food, or at least a balanced
ration. Potatoes were harvested in
abundance but other things are needed.
Germany will suffer through the lack of
foodstuffs before some of the other war
ring nations because of her inability to
import food products from other coun
tries. England's control of the seas
enables her to seal up every port and
the other sources hitherto to open to
Germany and it is believed that this
will ultimately have considerable
weight in bringing the war to a close.
Gibbs-Bilson expressed a good
deal of sympathy for poor Blank.
Did you try him for a contribution?
Dibbs-I know Bilson; he's like
the letter "p"-first in pity and last
in help.-Boston Transcript.
What the young fellow lacked in
brains the father made up in mt ney,
ami the latter was very rieb.
One day a well-wishing friend,
thinking to give the wealthy old
fellow a hint, said to bim:
"Don't you think vour son is wasjt-.
ing bis lime staying here in this
quiet little town?" . .
A grim smile flickered round the
old man's lips as he replied dryly:
"Well, he might just as well
waste it here as anyv/here eke "
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Your outfit will not be
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brown, navy or black.
Send us your order. We
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We Pay Parcel Post Charges.
BOARD OF CONTROL
HON. R. I. MANNING, Chairman
HON. p. T. MCKEOWN
HON. J. E. WANNA MAKER
HON. ALAN JOHNSTONE
H. M. STACKHOUSE, Sec'y
Express and Freight Office,
Calhoun, S. C.
Clemson College, S. C.
Clemson Agricultural ?ollege
Clemson College, 5. C., November 13,1915
To HAMPTON COTTON MILLS CO.,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Your attention is called to the following copy of the Fertilizer
Analysis in which you are interested :
Fertilizer Sample No. 207 Drawn at Edgefield, 10-26
Analysis No. 22253
Of Cotton. Seed Meal
Soluble Phosphoric Acid.
E everted Phosphoric Acid - - - -
Available Phosphoric Acid - - - -
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 0.14
Total Phosphoric Acid ------ 2.70
Notrogen 6.20 per cent, equivalent to - _
Ammonia - - - -- -- -- -- 7.54
Potash soluble in water ------ 1.44
(Equivalent to.per cent. Sulphate Potash.)
Moisture - - -.
Relative Commercial Valuation per ton of 2,000 lbs.
unsacked f. o. b. at port.?32.48
R. N. BRACKETT,
* ALAN JOHNSTONE,
Pres. Board Trus.
< ? . ' ' Per H. M. STACKHOUSE,
Sec. Fer. Department.
The above analysis shows the superior quality of the meal we make. It is
not what we claim for it but the official statement of Clemson College shows
that farmers cannot find better meal. It also analysis high as cattle feed. Let
us sUpplv vour needs.
BEAVER DAM MILLS
Were never better prepared to meet the needs of our customers. We have
made large purchases in every department, going direct to the leading manufac
turers for car lots, thus saving in price and freight.
It matters not what you want in Furniture or House Furnishings come to us.
We can please you in quality, style and price.
See our Bed-Room Suits, Wardrobes, Chiffoniers, China Closets, Dining ?jj
Tables, Library Tables. Center Tables, Rockers, Dining Chairs, Morris Chairs,
Sofas, Hat Racks, and other things in the furniture department that we cannot
mention for lack of space.
Also see our Iron and Enameled Beds, Springs, Mattresses. We are show
ing from the cheapest to the best.
Let us show you through our Rug and Art-Square department. A larger
or more beautiful assortment was never shown in Augusta.
All we ask of our Edgefield friends is to call at our stores and see the goods
and get the prices. jgj
It will be a pleasure for us to greet you.
E. M. ANDREWS FURNITURE COMPANY
972 and 1289 Broad St. Augusta, Georgia