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He who receives a benefit should
never forget it; he who bestows should
never remember it.
Wednesday, Dec. 22
"Darn the Dardanelles," say the?
The crop of 1916 calendars seems to
be about normal.
The Christmas that one gets out of a
is a deception and a fraud.
If you would spend a happy Christ
mas, spend it in making others happy.
What does the fellow who has money
to burn care, if gasoline does go to 30
While some are calling for peace
British Premier Asquith calls for a
million more men.
Give a little boy a little pistol and
when he becomes a big man be will
want a big pistol.
The season for buying Wes tern mules
will soon open, and we predict that the
sales will be heavy.
It appears to us that it is just as
trne to speak of some of them as
"sweet girl undergraduates."
The Advertiser welcome most cor
cordially the Auguata Chronicle into|
the ranks of prohibitionists.
Are you one of those who believe at
the Christmas season that it is more
blessed to receive than to give?
Would you like to "get even" with
. an enemy? Then, send him or her a
token of some kind Christmas morning.
Judging from the way the warring
nations are mobilizing recruits in large
numbers, the war has only fairly
The greatest heroes of the European
war are herones. Scores of Florence
Nightingales will emerge from the
Woodrow Wilson's fame now encir
cles the globe. Recently a soldiers'
home in Berne, Switzerland, was
.named for him.
The heathen nations would marvel
?t our inconsistency could they see
?ow the Americans have prostituted
the Christmas festive season.
The Republicans have selected the
place. Chicago, for their convention,
but they will not know whom to select
as a nominee to defeat Woodrow Wil
Cotton is not perishable. Just store
it away long enough and a handsome
price will be realized. The South has
never been in a better position to hold
As the President will henceforth have
eas his close adviser a descendant of
Pocahontas, those European powers
"had better toe the mark. The notes
.hereafter may not be so pacific.
Following the order of the board o?
health of New York city permitting
the sale of horse flesh for food after
the first of Jaunary, the high cost o?
living should decline. But we'd rather
the cost of living would stay up.
All three of the counties from which
the proposed new county of McCormick
is to be formed claim they have been
reduced below the constitutional area
by the new county. Surveys should be
made to settle the matter once for all,
one way or the other,
Closing Out Stocks.
From a prohibition standpoint, do not
"be unduly disturbed or discouraged
should you observe within the next ten
days more whiskey drinking than usual
at this season. Bear in mind that this
is the last Christmas that whiskey
will be sold in South Carolina and that
the dispensaries are swelling their
sales in every possible way, in order
to close out the supply on hand by the
I fir3t day of J anuary, at which- time all
dispensaries must close their doors not
to be opened again. Then, too, in
some of the near-by States new and
more stringent laws will become opera
time in a short time, making it neces
sary for dealers to dispose of their
Our prediction is that during Christ
mas 1916 one will rarely see a drunk
man. By that time even the habitual
drinkers will have adjusted themselves
to the new order of things. After the
first of next May Augusta will be a
dry city. Already the near-beer deal
ers have been notified that licenses will
not be granted after that date. Viewed
from every standpoint, the future looks
brighter for the suppression of the
sale of whiskey than it ever has be
fore. And better still, within a few
short years the seal of NATIONAL
DISAPPROVAL will be placed on the
Happy Christmas Impossible.
A happy Christmas is impossible to
persons who selfishly shut themselves
within themselves, taking no thought
for the happiness of others. If you
would have the days drag heavily along,
altogether devoid ,'of happiness, leave
others and their happiness out of your
thoughts and plans. If there be one
I season when unselfishness should abound
more than at any other time, it is
the Christmas season, if we celebrate
it properly. A happy Christmas is im
possible to the selfish person who is in
I different to the happiness of others.
Try our recipe for a happy Christ
mas: Give the greatest possible hap
piness to the greatest possible number
New Day for Charleston.
The election of Major Tristam T.
Hyde as mayor of Charleston marks
the dawn of a new and brighter day for
the metropolis of the State.
While the large foreign element has
always been a handicap to Charleston
and a great barrier to law enforcement,
there is no denying the fact that
the failure of city officials in the past to
perform their duty has likewise been a
great drawback to the city's progress.
Corruption in politics and flagrant
disregard for law have brought reproach
upon Charleston that cannot be over
come in one short administration. The
election of Major Hyde as maj'or, how
ever, indicates that the people are tired
of the old order of things and have
faced about with a determined purpose
to make Charleston what it ought to be
and what the other portion of the State
has a right to expect it to be. In the
selection of their new mayor, no mis
take has been made. Major Hyde is
not only a man of extraordinary execu
tive ability, and one whose integrity of
character is above reproach, but he is
constructive in his ideas and ideals
just what is needed to pull Charleston
out of the rut in which it has moved
Will Protect ihe Consumer.
For some time The Advertiser has
been advocating the enactment of ?i
law that will prohibit fraudulent ad
vertising. The national government
protects the consumer from the un
scrupulous manufacturer who adulter
ates food-stuffs, but up to this time
this State has no law which protects
the consumer against misrepresenta
tions as to the quality and value of
other merchandise. Few people really
know the quality of merchandise, be
ing solely dependent upon the state
ments and standards of values fixed by
merchants. And as some merchants are
unscrupulous enough to misrepresent
values, especially in their advertise
ments, in order to draw trade, there
should be a law making such misrepre
sentation a misdemeanor. We are
pleased to see that a member of the
Richland delegation has framed a law
tha: will meet the neeJ. The bill will
be intioduced at the approaching ses
sion of the legislature, the text of the
measure being in part as follows:
"Any person, firm, corporation or
association, who, with intent to sell
or anywise dispose of merchandise,
securities, service or anything offered
by sucn persons, etc., directly or in
directly to the public for sale or dis
trioution, or witn intent to increase
the consumption thereof or to induce
in any manner to enter into any
(obligation relating there.o or to ac
! quire title thereto or an interest
I tnerein, makes, publishes, dissemi
nates, circulates or places before the I
public or caus?s to be made, etc., in
I this State in a newspaper or other
publication or in the form of a book,
notice, nandoill, poster, bill, circular,
I pamphlet or letter or in any other
way, an advertisement of any sort re
garding merchandise, securities, ser
! vices or anything so offered to the
public, which aoveriisement contains
an assertion, representation or state
ment of fact which is untrue, decep
! tive or misleading, shall be gun ty of
a misdemeanor. "
DR. BELL'S PINE-TAR-HONEY
For your cold, for your cough,
for your feverish throat, ' nose and
head, use Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar
Lloney. Honey soothes the irrita
tion, Pine-Tar outs the phlegm,
thus relieving congestion. Pine
Tar also acts as an antiseptic, as a
result general relief follows. Breath
ing becomes easier and further in-j
(lamination is arrested. Insist on
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. It in
an i (ideal treatment. Price '?bc. 3 J
We sent word to the kaiser '
We didn't like his ways,
And for torpedoed vessels,
We wanted speedy stays.
We stuck to our contest,
Our commerce must be free,
And all our .rights safeguarded
Upon the open sea.
Now John Bull, it is your turn,
We're sending word to you
We want hands off our shipping
Whatever else you do;
We've done our natural duty,
Been fair to either side,
And you must, like the kaiser,
Respect our proper pride.
The ocean broad is ours
As much as it is yours;
You must not close it to us
Because you think it scores, ..
So let alone our vessels,
Is what our pen indites;
Stop your high-handed measures
And yield to us our rights.
I Smile Provokers +
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At the close of his talk before a
Sunday school the bishjp invited
questions. A tiny boy with a white,
eager face, at once held up his hand.
"Please sir, said he, why was
Adam never a baby?" ''-? ',:
The bishop coughed in doubt as
to what answer to give, but a little
girl, the eldest of several brothers
aud sisters, came promptly to his
aid. .. ;
"Piesse sir, she added smartly,
there was nobody to nuss bira!"
A teacher was giving a lesson on
the circulation of the blood. Trying
to make the matter clearer he said:
''Now, boys, if I stood on my
head the blood as you know, would
run into it, and I should turn red iu
"Yes ,sir, said the boys."
"Now, continued the teacher,
what I want to know is this: How
is it that while I am btanding up
right in the ordinary position the
blood doesn't rush to my feet?"
And a little fellow shouted: "why
sir, because yer feet ain't empty!"
A Lee line Mississippi steamar!
paused in its course down the river I
at a point near Memphis, lt was al
pitch dark night. An old lady of
restless disposition came on deck in
her night robe and asked the cap?
tain the cause of the delay.
"Too dark and foggy to see up
the river, he answered, rather sharp
"But I can see the stars overhead,
pursued the passenger."
"Yes, madam, replied the ca$
tain, but unless tho boiler bursM we
are not going in that direction to
MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW
A sluggish liver can cause a per
son an awful lot of misery. Spells
cf dizziness, headaches, constipa
tion and biliousness are sure signs
that your liver needs help. Take
Dr. Kiug's New Life Pills and see
how they help toue up the whole
system. Fine for the stomach too.
Aids digestion. Purities the blood
and clears the complexion. Only
25c. at your Druggist. 3
Buildings For Sale.
I ara authorized to offer for sale
the two wooden buildings on the
school grounds that were??fornierly
used for the graded school. Persons
contemplating building should see
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees.
See our line of Handkerchiefs in
holiday boxes before you buy your
Smith Marsh Co.
We have the toys to please the
children. Don't buy until you see
LOST-Disappeared from my
place in South Ediretield about noon
Monday, two setter dogs, one of
them is a very large white setter
very fat, with curly hair and has
a black and tan head. His name is
The other is black and white
body, black head and eaiv, blaze in
face about seven months o'.d. His
name is Joe. Both dogs had on col
lars. Any information concerning
them will be appreciated by W. S.
Adams, Edgefield, S. C.
Two Good Farms in Burke Coun
ty near Waynesboro, Ga., well lo
cated, will sell or exchange for citv
property or a good paying business.
One of my farms has 500 acres and
a good 7 room house. 5 tenant
houses, open land for 8 or 10 plows.
The other place has 1030 acres, ten
3 room houses, rented next year for
15 bales cotton, will trade one or
both places. Address P. O. Box i
173, Waynesboro, Ga.
The annual season for Christmas giving is again upon us, and we have made
large purchases, anticipating the demands of the people. In selecting
some Christmas remembrance for friends or loved one, why not
get something ?or real service and value; something
that will be prized for it usefulness? Come
tous. Your selection will be made
easy. Here are a few
Bicycles, Bicycle Tires, Velocipedes, Wagons, Goat Har
ness, Pop Guns, Air Bifles, Boy-Scout Bifles, Parlor Rifles,
Leggins, Hunting Coats, Horns, Guns, Skates, Bocking
Horses, Shew-Fly Hockers, Air Eifle Shot, Gun Shells (12
?auge, 16 gauge and 20 gauge), Eifle Cartridges, John
son's Floor Wax, Pocket Knives, Bazors, Safety Eazors,
I BazoF Straps, Scissors and Shears, Percolators, Savory
Boasters, Cake Pans, Jelly Cake Pans (deep and shallow),
Layer Cake Pans deep and shallow, Mountain Cake Pans,
Fruit Cake Pans, Brass Fire Dogs, Brass Shovels and
Tongs, Coal Hods, Jewel Banges and Stoves, Grates, Inger
soll Dollar Watches, Bath Tubs, lavatories. Bath Boom
Fixtures, Towel Bods, Soap Dishes, Paper Holders, Glass
Shelves, Glass Bods, Glass Knobs, Ocedar Mops, Ocedar
It will be a pleasure for us to show you through
our ?tock and assist you in making your selections.
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STEWART & KERNAGHAN
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Beautiful patterns in rterling sil
ver ware. The highest quality goods
I at reasonable prices. Come in to see
what we have in this line.
Penn & Holstein.
-I C'f?TRIf? "-~E BEST TOR
J hlfzSSJLE?SSL BILIOUSNESS
? BITTERS AND KIDNEYS
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.
gefield. Fruit. Store
has anticipated your Christmas needs by purchasing the
largest and best selected stock of tropical fruits ever
brought to Edgefield. A part of the purchase has arrived
and other shipments will come by express daily.
Let us have your orders for Apples, Oranges, Bananas,
Grape Fruit, Grapes, Raisins, Figs, Dates and Nuts of all
kinds. Large assortment of candy.
chase amounts to
of Bananas FREE.
m io tmas
whose Christmas pur
5.00 we will give a buneh
Having purchased in large lots, we can undersell all other
fruit dealers. Get our prices and you will be convinced.
Large assortment of fireworks of all kinds at low prices.
Meals served to order at our restaurant at all hours.
Come in to see us. Make our store your, shopping head
quarrers for Christmas.
Next Door to Post Office
Edgefield, S. C.