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The most delicate, the most sensible
of all pleasures, consists in promoting
the pleasure of others.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
Let economy have a large place in
m? ol your plans for 1916.
The yoong fellow who takes a
"box of candy along with him when he
goes to see his best girl practices pre* j
yaredneas. ' .
Let the seventy-first session of the
general assembly of South Carolina be
known ag one that stood for e cono rr y
saiong all linea.
Mr. Wolfe, a member of the House
from Anderson, has already introduced
Sf new bills. He evidently is acting for
the whole menagerie.
The farmer who figures a profit in
growing cotton with which to buy
Western mules should look over his
?gores and find the error.
The new fads in feminine foot-wear
suggest that the head and feet of the
pretty lasses are vieing with each other
as to which shall be the most gaily at
The farmer who for several years
has been growing winter , cover crops
and who now has many acres in clover
and vetch is not so greatly worried
over the fertilizer problem.
The way some calves are being mer
cilessiy exposed to the chilling winds
reeders wearers of some short skirts
liable to indictment under the law pre
venting cruelty to animals.
Probibition scored another victory
the other day when Heart sent out an
"?diet to all of his newspapers directing
that henceforth all advertisements of
?whiskey and habit-forming drugs be
The State warehouse system has
gained favor with the people during
the past year and it is probable that
the legislature will be more favorably
inclined to the system than it was at
the last session.
Cotton goes up and down but the
tendency is up, up. If the South will
?>n?y hold to its cotton a better price
will yet be paid. The supply, owing to
the short crop, is less than is required
to clothe the world.
"Sixteen Americans taken from train
and alain by Mexican bandits Monday/'
?says a headline. It appears that Uncle
Sam will be forced into a skirmish
with Mexico in spite of the President's
.earnest desire to keep the peace.
It appears that South Carolina will
follow Georgia in prohibiting the ad
vertising of intoxicating liquors in
newspapers. Poor old John Barley
corni His friends are ^slipping away
from him like rats from a sinking
What has become of the old-fash
ioned woman who used to grab up her
skirt on one side to keep it from trail
ing in the mud?-The State. Well,
the old-fashioned woman is still here
bat she now wears a new-fashion
Teach your boys to acquire the sav
ing habit. Encourage them to have a
bask account, however small the be
aconing. Next to Christian character,
a good bank account is one of the best
things one can provide in the matter of
."preparedness" for the future.
Governor Manning has returned to
the SUte Treasurer the $2,000 appro
priated by the last legislature for the
employment of legal counsel for the
the governor. . In not using .the sum
placed at his disposal Governor Man
sing has acted with characteristic
The Germans will retaliate by re
questing that Mr. Edward Higgins, the
American consul at Stuttgart, be re
called opon the ground that he h&i
committed an unneutral act, the un
Aeutral act being the giving of expres
sion to anti-German sentiments. Judg
ed by that standard, it will be difficult
to Snd an American who is not guilty
of an unneutral act.
Germany was prepared-and look at
what has happened;-Anderson Mail.
But Belgium wasn't-and look what's
happened. -Newberry Observer.
Had France and England been pre
pared, Germany would not have pre
cipitated the war. Taking advantage
of France's unprepared condition, the
Germans expected to march unchecked
through Belgium and teach Paris
within 30 days.
Should Not Increase Levy.
The legislature convened in annual
session yesterday and already urgent
appeals are being made for increased
appropriations. Should all of the ap
propriations asked for be granted the
levy for State purposes for 1916 will
have to be fixed at seven mills. The i
legislature should not increase the levy j
at this time. Governor Manning has
all along stood for economy and in his
annual message yesterday he again
urged that rigid economy be practiced.
Should the levy be increased at this
time the impression will be created in
the minds of many persons that the
present governor's administration has
been an expensive one. Better let
some interests suffer for a time than
increase the levy at this session.
South Vitally Affected.
When the Allies bottled up Germany,
cutting off all imports and exports,
they struck the South a severe blow.
In the first place, raw cotton would be
selling very much higher were it not
kept from Germany by the Allies, and
American cotton mills have been great
ly embarrassed by the shortage of Ger
man dyes, Now that the planting sea
son approaches, this section will feel
very keenly the lack of German potash,
that element of plant food which is so
necessary to the crops of the South.
In a way, the Allies bottled up the
South when they crippled, or practi
cally destroyed, Germany's commerce.
Senator E. D. Smith is making an
effort to have the way opened for Ger
man potash, but it is not likely that he
will succeed. The blockade has been
too helpful to the Allies for them to
yield a inch ut this stage of the war.
Just as the Germans have learned to
make powder without American cot
ton, so will Americans have to learn
to make cotton without German potash.
The Torrens System.
Public sentiment in South Carolina
in favor of the Torrens system of reg
istering titles to real estate steadily
grows, and it is probable that the leg
islature will take definite action at this
session. In his annual message to the
general assembly, Governor Manning
had the following to say with reference
to the adoption of the Torrens sys
"1 again advise that you enact a
land registration law based on what is
commonly known as the Torrens sys
tem. This is a necessary prerequisite
to a system of rural credits. A land
registration act will simplify the mat
ter of land titles, reduce the expense
of examination of same and furnish a
simple and inexpensive pian that will
chehpen the cost of borrowing money
on real estate, thus making more prac
ticable, at small expense, the use ot land
as collateral tor k a is.
' A Torrens sys Lem deed gives the
owner the secure feeling that the State
warrants his title anet thus puts an end
forever to any doubt or fear of litiga
"The time has arrived for definite
action on this matter, and I strongly
urge upon you the necessity for its
enactment at this session."
Spartanburg's Industrial School.
There is an institution located near
Spartanburg that is somewhat out of
the regular order of things. It is call
ed the Textile Industrial Institute and
was founded with the view of providing
a way for poor boys and girls to obtain
wv education. At this institute the pu
pils work half their time and attend
school the other half. The school has
been a great success and has grown to
such an extent that larger quarters
must be provided. The business men
of Spartanburg are endeavoring to
raise $50,000 by popular subscription
for the needed enlargement.
This industrial school deserves to
succeed. The Advertiser would like to
see scores of others like it established
over the State. Had there been one
or more schools of this kind in each
county a generation ago, the percent
age of illiteracy in this State would
now be considerably less. Whenever
an institution is founded for the pur
pose of ai iingf poor boys and girls to
get an education it should be loyally
supported just as those Spartanburg
people are doing. Anderson, Green
ville, Columbia, Charleston and many
other towns and cities should thus as
sist ambitious boys and girls. It means
better men and women, better fathers
and mothers, better homes, for the fu
ture in South Carolina.
Federal Aid For Public Roads.
There is a growing sentiment in fa
vor of the national government aiding
the States in road building upon the
ground that the vast army of rural
mail carriers use the public roads reg
ularly. The posit office department is
making money from the parcel post
service while the States are maintain
ing the public roads for this service.
Congressman Byrnes, our own repre
sentative from th* second district, has
always been an ardent advocate of na
tional aid, having (secured the passage,
of a bill through the house providing
for an appropriation for [road building
but the bill was killed in :he senate.
Congressman Byrnes is again behind a
bill that will be introduced in the house.
As the features objectionable to the
senate have been stricken out, it is
probable the measure will become a
This bill provides for an appropria
tion of $25,000,000 annually tobedivi
ded among the States according to
population and mileage of the said ser
vice. South Carolina's portion will be
something like $415,000 per year. The
proposed act provides that the national
government furnish not more than 50
per cent, of the cost of road construc
tion and not less than 30 per cent. We
trust that Mr. Byrnes will be success
ful in his efforts to pass the federal aid
Jones observed an old lady sit
ting across the room.
'For heaven's sake he reraarkea"
to Robinson, who is that extraordi
narily ugly woman there?"
"That, answered Robinson cold
ly, is ray wife."
Jones was taken back, but quick?
"Well, be- said, persuasively, you
just ought to see mine."
TOWN PLANNING IN AUSTRALIA
Antipodeans Show Wise Interest in
Subject and Profit by Experience
of Older Countries.
Australians are showing a wise In
terest in the subject of town planning
and housing in general. The trouble
with older countries has been that
they have not begun to think much
about improving housing conditions
until housing conditions have got to
be insufferably bad. Australia, being
a young country, should be able to
profit by the unfortunate example of
other countries, and it is apparent that
Australia is striving to do this.
Building, an Australian publication,
devotes much space to this subject. Al.
luding, fdr example, to the direction of
the movement in Victoria by the Town
Planning and Parks'association, these
activities are described as intelligent,
enthusiastic and energetic. "The flow
of active campaigning established," it.
appears, "threatens altogether to
swamp the slum and its wedded evils
beyond the hope of re-establishment
"The association, very sensibly, is
enlisting the sympathy and support of
the masses by alert regard for their
well being. The essentials of the move*
ment bear directly on the existence of
that section of the people whom cir
cumstances have handicapped. This the
association recognizes. Settled evils
which primarily deny the common her
itage of sunlight are being squelched.
Conditions of living '-?c'aVcely befit?i^g*
the brute cr?ation, but to which hum?n
llesh and blood are subjected/are be-)
lng s\vept way as speedily as the pon*
derous arm of the law can be operated.
In brief, the movement in Victoria, di
rected Dy the Town Planning and
Parks' associ?t: on. is making good.
"The association ls making a special
point of making plain the principles of
town planning to those in the position
of facilitating reform. For instance,
the mayors and councilors of the mu
nicipalities ana" shires were recently
circularized on the new and extensive
powers conferred upon local governing
bodies, by recent amendments of the
act A portion of that circular reads:
" 'It is hoped that advantage will be
taken at once of these powers-ap
plied, perhaps, in conjunction with
building regulations to avoid the crea
tion of slum or insanitary areas. In
this connection St Kilda council has
recently passed a by-law providing for
a minimum area, devoted exclusively
to open space, for each dwelling equal
to at least eight-eighteenths of that
occupied by dwelling and outhouses.' "
As soon as an attack of Rheuma
tism begins apply Sloan's Liniment.
Don't waste time and suffer unnec
essary agony. A few drops of
Sloan's Liniment on the affected
parts is all you need. The pain
goes at once. A grateful sufferer
writes:-"I was suffering for three
weeks with Chronic Rheumatism
and Stiff Neck. Although I tried
many medicines, they failed, and I
was under the care of a doctor. For
tunately I beard of Sloan's Lini
ment and after using it three or four
days ara up and well. I am em
ployed at the biggest department,
store in S. F where they employ
from six to eight hundred bands,
and they surely will hear all about.
Sloan's Liniment.-H. B.. Smith,
San Francisco, Cal.-Jan. 1915. At.
all Druggists. 2
Are You Interested in Light
and Water Works for
I can install for you a complete
Electric Light Plant. (lights on tap
at all times), using storage batteries
and a small gasoline engine for
1225.00 up, depending on the capac
ity of the plant, . You can charge
the batteries while pumping water,
making the lights obst but little.
R. H. MIDDLETON,
Clark's Hilt, S. C.
In Memory-of Linie Allen Who
Passed Away With the Old
Old year, farewell, a long farewell!
Thou art dead to earth, while time shall
But dying, didst not go alone,
For in thy strong expiring grasp,
Thou carrieds't one whose virtuse
Made life more sweet and friends more
The bleeding heart cries out in pain
For her whose presence brightened
The weeping eyes look out, alas!
For one who ne'er again will come.
But, old year, thou dids't waft her this
The misty rays of waning night
Into the presence of her Lord.
Where shines eternal, glory light.
The New Year finds her safe in heaven
With sainted loved ones gone before,
And now they sing with one accord,
Their Savior s praises ever more.
New Year, for her, will ne'er grow
For God the Father gave it birth
With endless life and peace and joy
And naught of sin, or taint of earth,
Farewell, old year, a sad farewell,
Life ne'er more can come to thee.
But thou, dear sainted child of God,
Wilt live through all eternity.
Secret of Success in Winter Egg
The secret of success in winter
egg production is briefly told in the
! following words: Keep the fowls
healthy, contented and comfortable
by common sense care, wholesome
feed and modern open-air quarters.
The top, both sides and back of
the house must be tight Under
these conditions there will not be
drafts on the* birds to caine colds
and make them liable to attacks of
roup. Have the house so located
that the water readily drains off
and have about ten or twelve inches
coarse gravel or cinders in the bot
tom so that the floor is dry at ali
times. Have the house face the
south and have an opening three
feel wide and as long as tue house.
Have straw on the floor in which
such grain, as corn, wheat and oats
is thrown so that the birds must
scratch for it See thal* they have
green feed. If they have no patch
of rye, oats or rape to run ou, hang
up a cabbage head, or a turnip, on
a nail close to the floor to give
them exercise in picking ai it and
lat the same time provide their green
feed. Give about one pint grain
feed to each dozen birds each morn
ing and the same amount in the
evening. Just before guing to roost
allow them lo have hot bran mash
made by cooking some vegetable as
turnips and mixing this with bran,
Using boiling water and mix until
the mash is of a rather dry consist
ency yet thoroughly mont. If the
nights grow cold hang a burlap
curtain over the open front at
night and remove it in the morning.
Have the perches on a level in the
rear of the building over a platform
to catch the droppings, and clean
the droppings off once a week and
scatter on the farm.-North Caroli
na Experiment Station.
A Level for Making Terraces.
Several years since I saw a de
scription of a terracing level in a
farm paper made in the shape of
the letter A, the two uprights 16
^eet 4 inches apart at the botlom,
brought together and bolted at top,
.with a plumb bob swinging from
the center. Having some terracing
to do, I made one of this kind,
which did the work all right, but
was rather slow and unwieldly lo
Deciding that a level would do
much better than th*? plumb hob, I
changed mine and made it as fol
lows, which any one at all handy
with tools can do:
Take two pieces I inch by 3 in
ches by 6 feet for uprights, one
piece f inch by 3 inches by 10 feet
bolted to the uprights at the top,
and one piece 1 inch by 4 inches 12
feet bolted to the uprights about one
foot from the top9, on which the
level rests. This latter piece should
be as nearly straight as possible,
and should be bolted exactly the
san e distance from the bottom at
Now try it, placing the level on i
the oenter piece. See that the air !
space in the glass is right; if not; !
shorten one of the uprights until it
. Should you wish to give your ter
race sixth-inch fall in the 100 feet,
raise one of the uprights one inoh,
or one-sixth of the fall you wish it
to have, then mark on the level how
far from the center the air space
moves and in using it see that it
always moves back to the mark.
This will be found muoh quioker
than.the old way of making one of
the uprights longer by nailing a
block on it, as yon can use either
end in front.-J no. F. Kemp in
See the new, Post-Card Photos in
beautiful folders at Miss Eliza Mims'
Studio. Something new-only $2.00 per
Jan. 12-4t . '-M
MUST QUIT EATING
CROP BEFORE MADE
South Must Stop Time-Honored Sys
tem Of Economic Suicide,
Says H. G. Hastings
Atlanta., Ga.-(Special.)-"The peo
ple of the south must quit eating their
cotton or other so-called 'cash crop'
before it is made if they ever expect
to accumulate wealth and have the
comforts and luxuries of life due
them," says H. G. Hastings, agricul
tural vice president of the Atlanta
Chamber of Commerce, and a fore
most authority on farm conditions in
"The south must stop forever its
time-honored system of economic sui
cide," says Mr. Hastings. "Advance
steps were made last year toward a
condition of farm independence in the
Cotton Belt. They were forced steps,
it is true, but they marked an advance
just the same, and more bread and
meat, more grain, forage and other
food and feed stuffs were made ha
1915 than ever before, with the result
there are tens of thousands of farm
ers better off than in past years,
despite short crops and business de
"With higher cotton prices, it is
going to be a great temptation to
drop back into the old habit of nut
ting cotton, or whatever other cash
crop one may be growing, in pawn
for bread and meat We are'suffer
ing today from the old system total
ed on us by conditions following the
CivilVwar, necessary then, but'uimec
"Tear1 after year we have stayed in
the same old rut as a matter of habit,
eating our crops, so to speak, before
they were made, a financially suicidal
policy for the farmer, each year put
ting his nose a little closer to the
"If the south had not been so rich
in natural resources, this system
would have bankrupted us long ago.
What's the answer? It is home pro
duction by each farmer of every dol
lar's worth of food and grain supplie*
needed on his farm that it is possi
ble to grow on his own acres. This
means good big home gardens; hogs,
chickens, cows and something, to feed
them Cn through the year."
Gen. Gorgas Given a Gold
Chicago.-Mij.-Gen. William C.
Gorgas, who waged successful war
against the yellow fever scourge in
Panama, was presented to-night
with the gold medal of the Geo
graphic Society of Chicago for his
distinguished services to humanity.
The gold medal has been bestow
ed on only two other men Capt
Rolud Amundsen when he reached
the south pole, and Maj -Gen, GPO.
W. Genthals, builder of the Pana
The presentation was made at a
banquet given by the society and
after receiving the badge of honor
the fighter of disease spoke on the
subject, "Sanitation in ?ts relation
to geography." Gen. Gorgas said:
"Disease is about as strong and
terrible an enemy as any which is
likely t'o invade the United States.
The? preventable mortality in this
country i?? greater than the mortali
ty caused by the European war.
Thousands and thousands of per
sons die in America who oonld be
saved if the sanitary millennium
bad been reached.
"Science knows that the chief
cause of disease is poverty-that
disease can never be eliminated so
long as people are forced to live
poorly and close together. In Pana
ma we were able to eliminate pov
erty. The government doubled our
wages. Poverty vanished and with
"How can we eliminate poverty?
I'm not a Socialist nor a pingle
taxer nor anything radical political
ly. But one solution is the throwing
open of the unused lands of this
country. If the congested city popu
lations couid be turned into this
vast space a great part of our dis
ease problem would solve itself."
FOR SALE-My hou.se and lot
on Columbia street. Terms cari be
arranged. Mrs. S. A. Morral 1, Edj:e
field, S. C.
Drugs at ali hours.
Beautiful Song by Rev. T. P.
Crawfordville, Ga., Jan. 8.-The
many friend* of Rev. T. P. Burgess,
pastor of the Presbyterian Church?
will be in ta rested to know that he
has recently composed a beautiful
song entitled, "Jesus, at Thy
The music was composed by his
daughter, Miss Frances Burgees,
who is in charge of the music de
partment ot the schools of Clinton,
S. C. The music is very appropriate
and attractive. After the regular
services Sunday night, the song was
rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Burgess
and their two daughters, Misses
Frences and Mell Burgess, and
dedicated to the congregation of
I the Crawfordville Presbyterian
Church. The song is in three
stanzas and will prove quite an ad
dition to the music of the churches
using it. It will be published hy
the church and put in shape for
general use. The words are as fol
41 Jesus, at Thy feet I bow,
Hear an humble sinner's vow,
Do-not let me plead in vain,
Wash my soul from every stain,
Make me clean and white.and pure,
Now, henceforth, forevermore.
Jesus, at Thy feet I rest,
Peace has calmed my troubled breast?
Now on thee alone I trust
?Thy word is true and just,
Thy grace so full and free,
Saves a sinner just like me.
Jesus, at Thy feet I wait,
My life I now consecrate,
Let Thy joy refresh my soul,.
With the story never old,
And may I bright jewels win,
From their lives of guilt and sin."
Concentrated Lye Not a Fer*
A number of farmers have writ
ten abkiuu whether they can use the
concentrated lye as a sou ice for
potash. No, the lye is not potash,
but caustic soda, and is of no use as
a fertilizer, and if it was potash it
would be too costly to use for this
Then some are asking about using
hickory ashes in making a fertilizer,
with cottonseed meal aud acid phos
phate. The large percentage of lime
in the ashes will be apt to make
some volatile carbonate of ammonia
fruin the nitrogen in the meal, and
it would lend to revert the phos
phoric acid in the acid phosphate
and make it leas available. Ashes
spread liberally broadcast and har
rowed in will make a fine source of
potash if they have been kept dry
and are not leached. Then mix the
cottonseed meal and acid phosphate,
and if any ammonia is set free it -
will be absorbed by the soil. Bat
never mix ashes or lime with mate- *
rials having organic nitrogen in
them. We have told this so often
that all of our readers should know
I TO CURE CHILDREN'S COLDS
Keep child dry, clothe comforta
bly, avoid exposure and give Dr.
Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. It i? pleas
ant, soothing, antiseptic, raises
phlegm and reduces inflammation.
The first dose gives relief, continu
ed treatment with proper care will
avoid serious illness or a long oold.
Don't delay treatment. Don't let
your child suffer. Get a bottle to
day. Insist on Dr. Bell's Pine
Tar-Honey. 25c. at Druggists. 2
FOK SALE: All improved va
rieties of strawberry plants now
readv, 500 for Isl.25; 1,000 for $2
f. o.b. Edgefield, S. C. John G.
Edwards, M. D., Edgefield, S. C.
Buildings For Sale.
I ara authorized to offer for sale
the two wooden buildings on the
school grounds that w?re?formerly
used for the graded school. Persons
contemplating building should see
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees.
Dounded from Pure