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The most delicate, the most sensible
ef all pleasures, consists in promoting
the pleasure of others.
Wednesday, Jan. 5
Any stains on the new leaf yet?
Ifs too late to correct the mistakes
of 1915, but not too late to profit by
them. ._ _
Here's one of many good mottoes
that may be adopted for 1916: "Pay as
you go." . .'
. . -
If Charleston does not go dry, the
balance of the State will want to know
the reason why.
With 19 States now in the dry
column, a good, long step has been
taken toward national prohibition.
In making his bow to the girls the
first leap-year morning, Bob Gonzales
Jet it be known that "Barkis is
"Newyear finds nations at work,"
says a headline. A minority of the
nations may be at work but a majority
are at WAR.
We know of at'least two Americans
who had a glorious Christmas-the two
who occupied a suite of 100 rooms at a
hotel in Hot Springs, Va.
Instead of being rung out, the old
year was "blowed" out in Edgefield by
numerons whistles, some of them be
ing suggestive of Dante's Inferno.
The English soldiers are taking life
more seriously than they did a year
ago. They are now singing "Onward
Christian Soldiers," instead of "Tip
Some Greenville people seem to have
turned over a new leaf before the New
Year, one Greenville bank reports
1,000 new savings accounts opened du
ring the holidays.
Bobbers took $3,000 yesterday from
the cashier of a hospital in Chicago.
Judging from the charges that are
made by some hospitals such insti
tutions should constantly tempt rob
The Germans and Austrians say they
are sorry after being cornered by
President Wilson but they are not sor
ry enough to stop submarining passen
ger vessels, the latest victim being the
Persia. _ 1
Imports of diamonds through the
port of New York show an increase of
2& per cent, for the year just ended.
Por this enormous increase in import
doty Uncle Sam owes Cupid a goodly
New Year tip.
The fire chief of Columbia has been
presented with a bright red automo
bile which has been dubbed the "red
devil." This nomenclature will sug
gest to many irate, nearly-run-over
pedestrians that there are some "black
devils" m Edgefield.
The government is after the hosiery
manufacturers for making unreasona
ble profits. The increased profit is
doubtless due to the small amount of
raw material that is required in mak
ing transparent hosiery. A big boll of
cotton will make a big stocking.
The lawmakers will convene in an
nual session next Tuesday, and about
the most difficult matter that will come
before them will be a satisfactory ad
justment of the tax question. We
question, in fact, whether there will
ever be a satisfactory adjustment of
Judging from results obtained along
the line of practical Christianity, there
is no organization to-day in3the large
cities that accomplishes more than
does the Salvation Army. Not many
years ago it was a subject of jest and
ridicule, many questioning the sincerity
of those engaged in this form of Chris
tian service. Without heeding or j
being discouraged by the jeers and
taunts of thoughtless and uninformed
critics, those who composed this body of
consecrated workers pressed forward
until they h?ve won the confidence and
in many cases the cordial support of
their former opponents. Indeed their
unselfish service, doing what may be
termed the drudgery of Christian work,
compelled the admiration of the world.
During the holidays just past, many
a little stocking would have gone empty
and thousands of people in the cities
,-would have been without Christmas
dinner, had it not been for the efforts
of the men and women who compose
the Salvation Army. Never again scoff
at or question them. On the contrary,
always utter^a helpful word. They de
serve it all and more.
Favor Honest Advertising.
The Advertiser is pleased to see that
there is a growing sentiment in favor
of honest advertising. The Charleston
delegation has been requested by the
business organizations of that city to
support a bill that will be introduced
to prohibit fraudulent and deceptive
advertisements. If manufacturers are
not allowed to misrepresent the con
tents of a package, why should a retail
merchant be allowed to misrepresent
the quality or value of merchandise in
order to increase the sale? Such de
ceptive advertisements place an honest
merchant at a great disadvantage, to
say nothing of the injusticed practiced
apon the consumer.
Law Should be Changed.
The lid was put on when the prohi
tion law went into effect last Saturday
but it can be screwed down and be
made to fit tighter by changing the
law so all violators must be sent to the
chaingang, instead of s Hewing an
alternative of a fine. If the people of
South Carolina really want prohibition
they can have it But it can not be
had in some communities as long as th?
men who violate the law are allowed
tb pay their way out. Why, bless
your life, they can make the amount of
the fine in one day. What do they care
for such a sentence? Paying a fine is
nothing more than paying a license.
Let's put stripes on the men who
openly and persistently defy the law.
German Ingenuity Again.
When it comes to ingenuity and ob
taining practical results through science
the Germans seem to have no peers.
The statement has been recently made
that for the past six months not; a
pound of American cotton^ has bean
used in Germany for making explosives.
Their scientists have gone into the
German fores ts and found a pulp that
has supplanted cotton in making pow
der. It is said that even if American
cotton could be obtained now it would
not be used and that after the close of
the war this pulp will be used instead
of cotton, as it is much cheaper.
This illustrates the resourcefulness of
the German people. They can not be
vanquished. Deprive them of one es
sential or seeming necessity and
through the exercise of their wonder
ful ingenuity they v iii discover a sub
stitute that is probably more satis
However, we believe the god of war
is against them and that the Germans,
though a great people in many respects,
will yet be made to bite the dust Their
civilization was not built upon an eter
nal foundation and, as all things tem
poral, it must eventually crumble.
/ Maki s Good Showing.
When the State department of Agri
culture was established several years
ago some persons thought the step to
be unwise and a useless expenditure of
money. However, it did not take the
man who was chosen for the place,
Col. E. J. Watson, long to prove that
the new department filled a long stand
ing need. Through the effort* of Col.
Walson the department is now self
sustaining. Recently he turned over
to the State treasurer the sum of
$12,500, which he had received during
the past year from the tax derived from
oils, feedstuffs, etc. At its last ses
sion the legislature appropriated $12,500
for the maintenance/^ the agricultural
department for the year 1915. The
State treasurer having received from
Col. Watson the exact amount that he
paid out during the year for its sup
port, the people have received the ben
efits of the department without one
penny of expense.
Before the Department of Agricul
ture was established, South Carolina
was the dumping ground for the im
pure and unsound foodstuffs of the
West, both for man and beast. Un
sound meat, meal, flour, grain and hay
lat were rejected or shut out of other
States by stringent laws were sent
into South Carolina, where no inspec
tion of any kind was provided. The
department would render valuable ser
vice if it did nothing more than keep
out of the State such unsound products,
but this is the least of the many bene
fits. Col. Watson is an alert, active
official who keeps in personal touch
with the agrigpltural interests along
all lines in every section of the State,
encouraging and inspiring the farmers.
He has delivered hundreds of addresses
at farmers' institutes and on other
public occasions, never failing to prove
helpful to the masses of the people.
The people are fortunate in hav
ing at the head of the department of
agriculture such a capable, and thor
oughly progressive man whose influ
ence now extends throughout all the
States. Were he merely a figure-head,1
confining his time and efforts to his of
fice and never mingling with the peo
pie, the department would,'in a meas
ure, be a failure. It is Col. Watson
himself who has made it pf such great
value to the farmers of : South Caro
Death of Mrs. John ? Bacon.
Yesterday the announcement of
the death of Mrs. John E. Bacon
was received in Edgefield. She died
yesterday morning at the home of a
friend in Meridian, Ga. The inter
ment will take place in Edgefield
Thursday morning,, the funeral be
ii g . conducted ir the Episcopal
church at ll o'clock, Rev. R. G.
Sbannonhouse officiating. Her body
will be laid to rest beside tbe grave
of ber husband who died about 12
Mrs. Bacon, before her marriage,
was Miss Rebecca Calhoun Pickens,
a daughter of Francis W. Pickens,
the war governorof South Carolina.
She wae in her 82nd year, being the
last member of this aistinguished
South Carolina family. During the
more active years of her life Mrs.
Bacon was a prominent member of
the organizations among the women
?of the State. She was the first State
regentof the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution and nerved in that
capacity for several years. During
berconnection with thc organization
she organized a chapter in Edge*
fi*ld. Mrs. Bacon was a member of
the Episcopal church.
She leaves two sons, John E. Ba*
con and Pickens Bacon, of Tryon,
Mrs. J. H. Allen Fell Asleep:
As the echoes of Christmas bella
wei? heard in th? distance and the
glad, joyous season was at it?
height, the scene was suddenly
shifted in some Edgefield homes?
Heart cords were broken ??and hiv
man ties were severed almost with
out warning. The Prince of Peace
whose natal day was being cele
brated in the community, sent a
ministering angel in the still watch
es of early morning, the last morn
ing of the old year, and took unto
Hirnself the soul otMrs. Allen, the
beloved wife of MHK. Horde Al
len. But she ie QotflHd. To sud:
as she |?
'There is no death! tS Ars go dowr
To rise upon someWM?shore,
And bright in HeavenB^^lled crowr
They shine loreverW W'
Her slender form lies ^?tombec
in the cold earth beside toe grave1!
of her two little babes, but with th<
eye of faith we can tee them clasp*:
m her bottom in-their eternal h4*4
there awaiting the two little dar
lings and otber loved oues whom sui
has left for a season. Why she wa.>
spared through innocent babyhooc
and childhood, snielded througt
sweet girlhood arid womanhood
and then stricken down when tht
demands of motherhood bore heavi
est upon her, is a dispensation oi
the All-wise hand that finite mor
tal?-; can not understand. And yei
we submissivelj' bow to His will
knowing that He doeth all thi?gt
well. ' ?
No verbal tribute or words ol
praise need be uttered. Her tinsel
fish life tjpeaks for itself. Hei
response to every call of duty, il
matters not whence it came, wat
al way A quick, generous, gracious.
Mrs. Allen's beautiful devotion tc
her little ones and to her home call
ed forth the admiration of eve rv
one. And as the demands upon hei
time and strength grew less at home
she filled a larger place in the com
munity life, having only reoentlv
renewed her interest and activities
in the organizations of the comma
nity with which she was connected.
Her last act in health was that oi
arranging, together with Mr. Allen,
the gifts Christmas eve that Santa
Claus had provided for the chil
dren. Christmas morning an aching
head and fevered brow prevented
her taking her accustomed
place around the fireside.
Friday morning following she en
tered upon her eternal sleep. The
funeral was conducted from thc
Baptist church Friday afternoon,
her pastor, Pr. E Pendleton Jones,
Besides her devoted husband,
Mrs. Allen leaves a little daughtei
and a little son, Margaret, thret
and a half years of age, and Albert,
eighteen months of age.
Among the numerous floral trib
utes were special designs from the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, the Civic League, the Wo
man's Mission Society and the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union.
FOR SALE: All improved va?
rietiea of strawberry plants now
ready, 500 for #1.25; 1,000 for *2
f. o. b. Edgefield. S. C. John G.
Edwards, M. D., Edgefield, S. C.
Tor Weakness and Loss, of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonie,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drnres out
.Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonie
ULT' ?Hrp Appetizer. For adults and children; 50c
I We take this
us during the y<
m&it their patr<
made it a rule in
pendable goods, i
And we shall ak
it is possible to n
Again we M
business in the y
for the year th?
make it to you
Death of Mrs. Mary Robertson.
We are told that "the gates of
life swing either way," that one en
ters through the open door; one
'leaves us to return no more. On
Wednesday, December 29, Mrs.
Mary Robertson "left us to return
J}*We reach out longing hands with
To ber who in her ripened years
Goes gladly to her heavenly rest
God knoweth best."
Mts. Robertson was born at Re
|hoboth 73 years aero. "The fruit of
the spirit is love, joy, peace, long
suffering, gentleness, goodness,
faith, meekness, temperance." An
humble' Christian, she loved all,
! joy and peace shone in her face.
'Forty-four years ago Mrs. Robert
son then Miss Mary Seigler became
the wife of Mr. T. P. Robertson.
Mr. Robertson died only a few
months ago. For some years pre
ceding his death his eye sight had
failed, his wife read to ?him, tended
and cared for him lovingly and
faithfully, gentleness aud goodness
marked her conduct to him, and to
every one with whom she was call
ed to associate. Faith in God up
held her, meekness and temperance
ruled her actions. She was a con
sistent member of the Parksville
baptist church. Her death was
caused by acute indigestion, she
being ill only twelve hours. Mrs.
Robertsonn's death was a shock to
the community where all knew and
loved her. She leaves two sons,
Messrs. Clifford and W. M. Rob
ertson, five grandchildren, four
?rotherf, two half jsisters and many
"He guards the gates. We must
Nor fear for her who from our
Passed through them to the realms
Parksville, S. C.
Land for Sale !
I will sell that tract of land con
taining about 115 to 120 aores lying
on the east side of Loyd's creek, ad
joining lands of L. R. Hammond,
H. \V.. McKie and the undersigned.
Plenty of water and limber. Rents
well. Apply to
G. D. MIMS,
Clark's Hill, 8. C.
Wim SALE. ~
A car load of Cypress shingles
just received. While they last I will
sell for $4.00 per 1,000 cash. I have
also just received a car of flooring,
celling and weather-boarding that I
will sell for $20 per thousand.
E. S. JOHNSON.
tct?c's NEW im FILLS
The Pills That Do Cure.
5 means of thanking our friends of
j for the large business they gave
Bar 1915, and we shall continue to
onage in the future As we have W
the past to buy only first-class de- g
so shall this be our aim in the future,
rays make our prices just as low as
lake on first-cl^ss merchandise. j
,ish to thank our friends for their
rear 1915, and solicit a continuance
it lies befofe us. We shall always
ir interest to spend your money at
hy Bargain House
t door to Dunovant & Go.
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COLDS NEED ATTENTION
Internal throat and chest troubles
produce inflammation, irritation,
swelling or soreness and unless
ohecked at once, are likely to lead
to serious trouble. Caught in time
Dr. Bell's Piue-Tar-Honey loosens
tne phlegm and destroys the germs
which have settled in the throat or
nose. It is soothing and healing.
Pine is antiseptic; honey is sooth
ing-both together possess excel
lent medicinal qualities for fighting
cold germs. Insist on Dr. Bel Ts
PinelTar-Honey; 25c. all drug
All persons are hereby warned
not to hunt or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever upon the lands of
the undersigned. All trespassers will
be dealt with according to law.
Mrs. Susan B. Hill,
Mrs. W. S. Cothran.
Buildings For Sale.
I am authorized to offer for sale
the two wooden buildings on the
school grounds that wereaformerly
used for the graded school. Persons
contemplating building should see
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees.
Two Good Farms in Burke..Coun
ty near Waynesboro, Ga., well lo
cated, ' ill sell or exchange for citv
property or a good paying business.
One of my farms has 500 acres and
a good 7 ropm house, 5 tenant
hou?es, 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
173, Waynesboro, Ga.
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits ...... $120,000.00
Total Assets Over.$400,000.00
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Does a General Banking Business. Offers its Services to You as a Safe
Guardian and Depository for Your Money.
Inve9t in One of Our Certificates of Deposits Bearing Interest.
It is a better investment for you than a mortgage of real estate.
You do not have to consult an attorney about titles. It does not shrink
in value like lands and houses. You do not have to insure against fire.
Finally you do not have to employ an attorney to foreclose to get your
money. You can get your interest and principal the day it falls due.
Safety is the First Consideration in Placing Your Earnings.
Collett & Mitchell
We are grateful for the generous
patronage of 1915, and shall strive to
merit a continuance through 1916.
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