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The most delicate, the most sensible
of all pleasures, consists in promoting
the pleasure of others.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Charleston had the monotony of the
4*drought'' broken by the arrival of a
It appears now that the political
bawl season will open earlier this year
The fellows whose thirst refuses to
be slaked this month by a gallon are
in a bad fix.
It's too early after Christmas for us
to be disturbed over the coming of yegg
men into the State.
The weather man who broke the
back of the blizzard last week before
it reached Carolina deserves a Carne
Uncle Sam's experience has been
that neutrals have rights but it is the
part of prudence to forego the exer
cise of these rights.
Some of the wet counties have thou
sands of dollars worth of whiskey but
not a drop to drink, lt must be dis
posed of by the legislature.
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The handing in of 72 internal reve
nue licenses in Charleston indicates
that there is improvement under the
The Mexicans are climbing upon the
water-wagon, which means that inter
nal conditions in that part of the west
ern hemisphere will be improved.
Doubtless 'the whiskey trust is say
ing the right?: of newspapers should
not be curtailed by not being allowed
to advertise ir lox i eating liquors.
Tliere'll be no more volunteers for
naval service unless an iron-clad guar
antee is given that no assignment will
be made to the submarine service.
When we read of the snowfall of 52
inches on the level in Arizona we arc
convinced more and more that the
Sun ay South ii) the best place to live.
Women are depriving themselves of
the righi: to thrust their hands in good
warm pockets these cold mornings. A
mas wouldn't wear a pocketless suit
Slate Treasurer Samuel T. Carter
has announced that he will be a candi
date for re-election. He has made a
good officer and deserves another term
without oppos: non.
It's a pity that experiments with
new-type submarines cannot be made
on terra firma. Wonder if Mr. Edison
can lot devise some way to try out his
next battery in his laboratory?
There is a marked difference in the j
operations of the American and the I '
German submarines. Those of Ger- j1
many are used to blow up the enemy, j
while ours blow up our own people.
A freighter from the west coast of
Chile arrived at Charleston a few
days ago containing 72,051 bags of
nitrate of soda. Wonder how much of
thie> the most expensive element of
plant food, will find^its way to Edge
neM? _ J
Having promised to be good while
here, Mrs. Emeline Pankhurst was al- ;
lowed to land at New York Monday. '
Among other things, she promised to '
keep the lid on her Pandora box of 1
militant germs while on American '
President Wilson will need the J
volubility of Mr. Bryan and the enclu- 1
rance of Col. Roosevelt if he accepts 1
all the invitations extended him. He
bat received invitations from more than J
400 cities to make speeches. 1
How strange it is that some farmers .
will work all the year to make cotton :
and then thoughtlessly throw it out '
in the weather to become seriously ;
damaged. A few dollars spent in '
erecting a cotton shed would be ah
jprofitable investment. i
The Minnesota father and mother
who had four children added to their
brood in one year, twins twice, would
be not only cordially welcomed by the
European countries whose citizenship
is being depleted by the war but they
would be paid a large bonus.
A bill prescribing chaingang sen
tences without the alternative of a fine
for the violation of the prohibition law
has passed the houae by a vote of 71 to
18, and it is likely that the senate will
approve of the bill. This means that
there will be less whiskey selling in
The latest scientific coup of the
Germans is making shoes without
leather. That is nothing ne won this
side of the Atlantic. Yankee manu
facturers have been making shoes
without real leather for these many
years and have been getting the price
of real leather shoes. So the Germans
have nothing to boast of in this
We Rise to Favor the BUL
Mr. Speaker, we rise to urge the
passage of the bill increasing the capi
tation tax on dogs to one dollar. And
to go a little further, Mr. Speaker, we
would like to see an act passed provid
ing for the decapitation of about half
of the dogs in the State and at the
same time raising the capitation tax on
the other ^half, as provided in the bill
now before the House. Mr. Speaker,
we don't believe in everlastingly cuss
in' dogs but we do advocate sending
those to the "happy hunting ground"
that are not worth a cuss. Again we
say, Mr. Speaker, we are not "agin"
this bill that would tax the head off of
Millionaire With a He^rt.
Mr. Frick, the coal and steel mag.
nate, who probably, like Mr. Ford, has
more money than he can use, has come
to the financial aid of thousands of
school children in a most touching man
ner. A Pittsburg bank failed some
time ago, causing a loss to 41, OOO school
children. They had been taught to
open a bank account and deposit their
small savings. When Mr. Frick learned
that these children had lost the money
that was so dear to their little hearts,
he came forward and offered to pay
each one the amount that had been de
posited in the defunct bank. The
schools are being visited by Mr. Frick's
agents and the actual cash paid to the
children. Such an act will call forth
the admiration of people everywhere, lt
may be true that the benefactor will
never miss the $167,000, and yet he
could have used it some other way,
leaving the children in their ./disappoint
Farmers to Hold Conference.
Leading farmers from all parts of
the State will hold a conference tn Co
lumbia to-rnorrow for the purpose of
discussing matters of interest to farm
ers that are now being considered by
the legislature. Unfortunately, the
legislature has not a large per cent, of
farmers in the two houses as it ought
to have. Therefore, it is well lor
those who are actively engaged in farm
ing to hold a conference and decide
what is best along certain lines, and
then get in touch with the lawmakers
in an advisory way rather than as loby
If farmers were thoroughly alive to
the promotion of their interest^, they
would maintain an organization, acting
in concert whenever tne necessity
arises for such action. They have a
fragmentary organization in the form
af the Farmers' Union, which ought ?io
be revived and re-organized in every
county in the State. Co-operative buy
ing and selling can nevor be made of
benefit to larmers without an organi
sation of some lorm. Acting as indi
viduais, larmers can never assert them
selves in a way that will bring results.
Tne conference in Columbia to-morrow
would be larger, more representative
and more effective if farmers in every
:ounty were organized.
Would Substitute Plants For Seed.
One of the pioneers among the cab
bage plant growers of South Carolina
has suggested to congress tnat the
government send out free cabbage
plants every spring instead of free
cabbage seed, and it is said that tue
proposed change is meeting with favor
among congressmen. We have never
thought the people were benefitted to
any considerable extent by the free
distribution of seed by the government.
As the cost of garden seed is so small,
at least the cost of such seed as tne
government sends out, that is would be
better for the consumer to go to a re
liable seed dealer and select just what
ne wants, rather than have some en
tirely disinterested person a thousand
miles away to select them lor him.
The same objection would apply to
plants ready for the gurden. Howev
er, as the latter plan is something new,
it may be well to make a change fox a
/ear or two just to see wnat the ef- ?
tect will be. Should the farmer re
ceive the plants at the proper time
and transplant at once, it may give .
.lim "greens" and pot "licker" earlier ,
than he is accustome i to having them i
jnder the old free-seed plsn. I
New Navy Year Book.
The Navy yearbook f or ' 1!
compiled by B. R. Tillman, Jr.,
published as a Senate docum
has been received from the pu
printer and is b?ing distributee
meaJbers of Congress.
The appearance of this ye
book has been awaited with ea
ordinary interest, and Mr. 1
man's appreciation of this fa<
responsible for the completion
publication of the book in adv?
of the usual date.
The new edition of the yearb
is the most valuable reference w
on the United States Nav\ that
ryet been published, being as w?
handbook on warship statistic!
all the great naval powers, tho
the scope of these statistics has
consequence of foreign consors
been limited to the date of the i
break of the European war.
In the new form in which
latest yearbook is issued infor
tion concerning the Navy, and |
ticulary concerning the developm
of the "new Navy" as reflected
legislation from 1882 to the pree
time is much more accessible tl
has heretofore been the case.
The yearbooks were fast beet
ling too cumbersome for practi
use, owing to the addition eaoh y
of the full text of the naval app
pri?t i on act. Mr. Tillman's <
criminating examination of the a
has resulted in the elimination
all routine phraseology ordinarily
peated from year to year; the a
of 1882 and 1883 (from which ti
tba "new Navy" dates), 1899 (i
personnel act), and the latest act,
well as all "increase of the Nav
provisions and new legislation
ing printed in full.
The book has in this way b<
reduced from 1,000 to about 6
pages. Indefinite expansion of I
size and expense of the publicati
has thus been checked and the 1
ture continuance, iu useful form,
a valuable handbook ou a subject
great public interest is ensun
The book appears in a new and ;
tractive binding of gray buckra
To supplement the abbreviat
texted a new statement has been pi
pared (availabl - in no other publ?
tion), showing in detail, under ea
head and protect, the .money appi
priated by Congress for the "nt
The statistical tables conta
much new matter. Warship dal
personnel statistics, and informati;
relating to dock yards, armor co
tracts, progress of new oonstructio
inter-oceanic canals, etc., appear i
great detail, and in readily access
In prosecuting this work as dei
of. the Senate committee on nav
affairs, Mr. Tillman has avaik
himself to excellent purpose of a
facilities at hand in preparing th
timely and authoritative book c
reference on the dominant questio
of the day.-Army and Navy Ref
ister, January 8.
News From the Red Hill Con
Yesterday was a bad day fo
church in the country, but ther
wa? a good congregation - both a
Red Hill in the morning and Col
liers in the afternoon.
Miss Maud Rives and Miss Rutl
Wash visited Rose Cottage las
Saturday and Sunday.
Dr. Prescott came home from tin
hospital last Friday very much im
Alias Alpha Hammond spent thc
week-end at home last week.
Mr. D. C. Bussey,one of our pro
gressive farmers, is having his farm
put under a net wire. Mr. Bussej
is setting a good example to his
The woman's missionary society
of Red Hill will meet at the home
of Mrs. Henry Quarles next Thurs
There will be a business meeting
of the men of Antioch church next
Saturday morning at ll o'clock.
We hope to see all the male mem
Your correspondent went to Plum
Branch last Wednesday to attend
the funeral of Mrs. Margaret Black
well. Mrs. Blackwell bad lived to a
good old age. She served her day
and generation well. She leaves a
number of children, grand children
and a host of friends to mourn her
departure. We extend to these
friends and loved ones our prayers
While at Plum Branch we had
the pleasure of shaking hands with
so many friends of other days.
Plum Branch is a good town. The
people are wide-awake to business.
They have a good high school and
two churches. We dimed with our
friends Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Winn
and Mr. and Mrs. Evan Cochran.
These friends showed us much kind
ness while in their home. We are
glad to say that the health of Mr.
E. C. Winn is much improved. f
The teachers of our school will
give a play "The spinsters' conven
tion" at our new sahool house real
soon. Fuller notice will be given of
this play. The play will be given in
National Missionary Campaign
Laymen's Missionary Con
vention, Columbia, S. C.,
February 6-9 ,1916.
I Sunday Afternoon, February 6, 3:00 P. M.
"The Task of the Modern Church,"
Dr. Worth M. Tippy, New York City,
Pastor Madison Ave. M. E. Church.
"Spiritual Objectives for Men of
Business," Dr. Edwin M. Poteat, Green
ville, S. C., President of Furman Uni
7:30 P. M.
About three central union meetings.
Monday, February 7, 10:30 A. M.
Meeting of Pastors for Conference
and Prayer, led by Dr. Worth M.
"A Tourist's View of Missions," Dr.
I John N. Mills, Washington, D. C.
"An Adequate Missionary Motive,"
Rev. R. W. Patton, Atlanta, Ga., Mis
sionary Secretary for Southern Province
Protestant Episcopal Church.
"The Big Brother Among the Na
tions," Pr. W. W. Pinson, Nashville,
Tenn., General Sec'y Mission Board j
M. E. Church South.
Tuesday, February 8, 9:30 A. M.
The Hour of Prayer.
"The Two Americas," Rev. J. G.
Dale, Chester, S. C., Secretary Lay
men's Missionary Movement A. R. P.
"Winning China for Christ," Rev. J.
A. G. Shipley, Shanghai, China, Mis
I sion ar y to China, M. E. Church South,
Member Baltimore Conference, Mis
sionary since 1898.
"Building the Kingdom in China,"
Rev. J. C. Lowe, Canton, China, Mis
sionary for the Southern^Baptist Con
"Financing the Kingdom," Dr. J. T.
Henderson, Chattanooga, Tenn., Secre
tary Laymen's Movement for Southern
Baptist Convention. For five years
President Woman's College at Bristol",
3:00 P. M. Denominational Conferences.
Baptist at First Baptist Church.
Methodist at Washington Street M.
Christian at Y. M. C. A. Hall.
Episcopal at Jefferson Hotel.
Presbyterian at First Presbyterian
Tuesday, February 8, 7:30 P. M.
"The World Crisis and its Challenge
Ito America," Rev. C. J. Thompson,
Raleigh, N. C., Field Secretary for]
Missions, Southern Baptist Convention,
Wake Forest University.
'A Near View of the Far East,"
[Rev. Wm. McDowell, D. D., Chicago,
[Bishop of M. E. Church.
Wednesday, February 9, 9:30 A. M.
The Hour of Prayer.
"Missionary Progress of Recent)
Years," Rev. J. O. Reavis, Columbia,
'S. C., Field Secretary of Foreign Mis
sionary Committee Presbyterian Church
in U. S.
"Missions as a Personal Interest,"
"The Recent Missionary Opportu
nity," The Rt. Byev. William A. Guerry,
D. D., Charleston, S. C., Bishop of the
Diocese of South Carolina.
3:00 P. M.
j 7:30 P. M.
"What I Have and What I Owe
Thereby," Dr.. J. Henry Harms, New.
berry, S. C., President Newberry Col
"Leaving Your Mark on the World,"
Lientenant Col. E. W. Halford, New
York City, Vice-Chairman Laymen's
Missionary Movement in U. S. and
"The Dedication of Our Money to
Jesus Christ," Dr. J. T. Henderson,
The end of the convention is the be
ginning of the campaign.
Workable plans for the coming years.
The unchanging life purpose.
FOR CHILDREN'S COUGH
You cannot use anything better
for your child's cough and cold
than Dr. King's New Discovery,
lt is prepared from Pine Tar mixed
with healing and soothing balsams.
It does not contain anything harm
ful and is slightly laxative, just
enough to expel the poisons from
the system. Dr. King's New Dis
covery is antiseptic-kills the oold
germs-raises the phlef m-loosens
the cough and soothes the irritation.
Don't put off treatment. Coughs
and Colds often lead to serious luug
troubles. It is also good for adults
and the aged. Get a bottle to-day.
ElECTHiii xi? g.
BITTERS Family Medicine.
Mild - Laxative,
the interest of a piano for the school.
The way to put the blind tigers
out of business is to remove the
fine and put a chaingang sentence
on them. We hope our lawmakers
will pass such a law. The man who
runs a blind tiger ought to be on
the chaingang. ,
Cold Spring, S. C.
Tribute of Respect.
Resolutions adopted by the Plum
Branch W. M. U.
Whereas, it has pleased our
Heavenly Father in His infinite
wisdom, to remove from our mid?t,
on January ll, 1916, a mnch loved j
and faithful member and friend,
Mrs. Margaret A. Blackw.ill, there
fore be it resolved:
1st. That while we bow in hum
ble submission to the will of God,
we feel with deepest regret that our
society has lost one of its most
faithful and devoted members.
2nd. That death bas removed her
from the service of God on earth to
higher service in heaven, leaving us
an example of Christian labor and
love, well worthy of our imitation.
3rd. That we extend to the be
reaved children and relatives of the
deceased our deepest and most heart
4th. That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the bereaved chil
dren and a copy be inscribed on our
5th. That these resolutions be
published in the Baptist Courier
and the Edgefield Advertiser.
1 Mrs. T, E. Cochran,
Mrs. R. E. Coleman,
Mrs. W. G. Blackwell.
The Crop is Short
The cotton crop is shorter than
any one in this immediate section
of the country expected-probably
because of?the fair crop being grown
and ginned in Spartan burg county.
But the figures published yesterday,
giving the government's report as
10,643,785, show how effective were
the campaigns for a reduction of
the acreage, the shortage of fertili
zer and the unfavorable weather
during the latter part of the grow
ing season. A combination of these
things is responsible for the show
ing made. All contributed to the
salvation of the south.
At present cotton is bringing a
good price aud the market appears
to be advancing into new high
ground with much cotton still in
the hands of the men who grew it.
The time, however, to test the
southern farming wisdom will be
in the coming spring when the mat
ter of acreage to be given to cotton
will again become an important
question. If the southern farmer
will profit by the experience of the
year just endiug and grow his own
supplies, bold down his cotton
acreage, and act like one who un
staudu the advantage he holds, the
country will know a new era of
great prosperity.-Spartan burg Her
MANY P?0PLS 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. King's New Life Pills and see
how they help tone up the whole
system. Fine for the stomach too.
Aids digestion. Purifies the blood
and clears the complexion. Only
.25c. at your Druggist. 3
A well-known doctor, living in a
Southern city has great difficulty in
remembering the names of his pa
tenta and often gets into anembar
One day a lady brought her little
boy to see the doctor. The doctor
greeted the lady very cordially, for
he knew her well, but for the life of
him he could not recall her name.
He examined the boy and started to
write a prescription.
Not wishing the lady to know his
dilemna he said: "Er-do you spell
your name with e or i?"
The lady was somewhat surpris
ed at this and said: "Why, doctor,
my name is Hil!, M i l l."
STRAYED-A red male pig
strayed from a home in Buncombe
last week. Finder will bo rewarded
if information as to its present
whereabouts be left at The Adver
Drugs at all hours.
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
Honey. Honey soothes the irrita
tion. Pine-Tar cuts the phlegm,
thus relieving congestion. Pine
Tar also acts as an antiseptic, as a
result general relief follows. Breath
ing become** easier and further in
flammation is arrested. Insist on
Dr. BelPs Pine-Tar-Honey. It is
an itideal treatment. Price 25c. 3
Cut Yossr Store Bill
Down One Half
Tens of thousands of farmers as weB aa
town and city folks cut down their store
bills one-half last year and saved money
in spite of generally short crops and re
Absolutely nuTions of dollars were
saved and countless families lived better
than ever before in the face of the cotton
crisis and general business depression.
How were these burdensome store btts
cut down? By the real money-saving
power of good home gardens, rightly
planted and kept planted and tended
through the season.
Hastings 1916 Seed Catalogue tells how
to cut store bills down; tells about gar*
den and farm seeds of kinds and a qual
ity that cannot be bought from your ?aer
chant or druggist. It's full of garden and
farm information. It's free if you ask
for it Write for lt now. EG.HASTINGS
CO., At?mta, Ga.-(Advt)
Buildings For Sale.
I am authorized to offer for sale
the two wooden buildings on the
school grounds that werejformerly
?sed for the graded school. Persons
contemplating building should see
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees.
Fine two year old Jack, black
with v?hite points. Also handsomest
2 1-2 year old Mare in the South.
Nice two year old mare mule.
J. H. GARRETT.
Clark's Hill, S. C.
Two Good Farms in Burke Coun
ty near Waynesboro, Ga., well lo
cated, will, sell or exchange for city
property or a good paying business.
One of my farms has 500 acres and
a good 7 room ' house, 5 tenant j*
howes, 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.
Land for Sale !
I will sell that tract of land con
taining about 115 to 120 acres"*fyiDg
on the east side of Loyd's creek, ad
joining lands of L. R. Hammond,
H. W. McKie and the undersigned.
Plenty of water and timber. Rents
well. Apply to
G. D. MIMS,
Clark's Hill, S. C.
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,
ceiling and weather-boarding that I
will sell for $20 per thousand.
E. S. JOHNSON.
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
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