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tions and Political Notices published at
Bo not; for one repulse, forego the
parposo that you resolved to effect.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Well, February, we wish your days j
were mor? than 29.
To the crusty old bschelor the "V"
ia the best thing in Valentine.
Politicians of the 1916 model are al
ready abroad in the land.
The pre|ent price? of ga$oline make?
the container Spend hi$ $urplu$ ca$h.
It can be noted that the President
and the Kaiser are yet on speaking
Here's hoping the war will terminate
i unexpectedly as it began.
Let it not be said truly that the hand
that wields the sword most.deftly rule
Where is the man who said Germany
would be starved into subjection in less
than 12 months?
ff fWhat has become of theold-f ashioned
husband who helped his wife in and
ont of the buggy?
Enriched America will have to share
tile bardens of impoverished Europe
for many centuries.
The holders of cotton in the South
would like to go a-gunning for those
*'bears" on Wall street.
Africa is no longer the "dark con
tinent," Europe being the one that is
shrouded in deepest mourning.
"Navy is facing officer shortage,"
says a headline. Probably they are
fleeing from duty on submarines.
Mobs in Mexicogdo not claim to be
anything but bandits, while Georgia
.mobs pose as law abiding citizens.
Of the 246 murders in New York
city last year it would be interesting
to know how many were committed by
If Dame Fashion takes much more
from the length of skirts, the damsel
who goes to the seashore next summer
need not provide a bathing suit.
It's like "pulling eye-teeth" to those
Kew York speculators to have to re
port even a slight advance in cotton in
their daily "bearish" dope.
It is literally true that the coming of
State Senator Helen Ring Robinson !
to South Carolina has caused political
bees to buzz in scores of bonnets.
That th a appointment of Mr. Bran
deis does not set well with the men
engaged in "big business" should im
prove the prospects of his confirmation
by the senate.
If a girl's face is her fortune, some
girls we see are worth about 98c. -
The State. Well, Robert, you've
knocked your leap-year prospects into
a cocked hat.
Now that Florida strawberries have
been added to Columbia's "square
meals," we confidently expect to
see the lawmakers tarry in the capital
longer than 40 days.
The dealer in South Carolina who
sold eight Fords in one day last week
is a practical pacifist, contributing his
part to the early embarkation of the
second peace expedition.
The Oklahoma mother who broke her
neck while striking her 16-year-old soi- !
with a chair was punished for trying to j
improve upon the scriptural injur?ete '
with reference to using the rod. j
We are agin' bi-ennial and quad
rennial elections. This being election
year, the one increasing purpose of the
lawmakers has been that of keeping
the tax levy down to the lowest possi
ble level. Therefore, The Advertiser
advocates an election every year. j
As a st?batitute for the spring fash
ion show -that the :.Charleston people
are planning^ we would suggest that
they go to church Easter Sunday.
Dr. Wi C. Gorgas, surgeon general
of the army, has said 10,000 -surgeons
will be needed for the enlarged army.
Think of it, 10,000 jobs to be let! Won
der ^f a man can master medicine after
he reaches-well, Bay twenty-nine.
The State is preaching some mighty
good lay sermons these days with
"Law Enforcement" as a text. Had
there been more of such preachments
from the press and people of Georgia
during the years gone by, our sister
State would not be in such a pitiable
The Tariff Commission.
The proposed tariff commission, of
which much has been said and written
recently, is not a new idea. The late
D. A. Tompkins of Charlotte, who,
while not a politician always took an
active interest in national affairs, was
the first to suggest this plan of solving
the perplexing tariff question., He^
'contended that,, it was a matter top
large and too complex to be handled
by congress as a whole,' the better way
being- the appointment of a commission
to study the question in all of its
phases and as it affected every section
pf the country. Another advantage of
the commission plan is that it' elimi
nates politics from the tariff question
which has all along been a barrier in
the way of a satisfactory solution.
President Wilson approves of a tarin*
commission and it is probable that this
solution will be adopted.
Solid and Satisfactory Work.
The general assembly is now. in its
sixth week, having rounded up five
weeks of satisfactory work. The ses
sion has been altogether harmonious.
Of course, there has been difference of
\./inion among the members hut the
session has been entirely devoid of
factional strife, which has so greatly
handicapped the deliberations at times
in the past. Perfect harmony has pre
vailed among the members themselves,
between the two legislative bodies and
a decided majority of the two have
been entirely in accord with the gov
ernor. If all sessions were as satisfac
tory as the present one, there would be
less argument for bi-ennial sessions.
If we are to have bickering and strife,
it is better to have it every other year
than every year.
The members of Edgefield's delega
tion to the general assembly have been
ac ti vf; factors in shaping the legisla
tive affairs. While they have not been
in the lime-light as frequently as some
of the other Solons, yet for faithful,
solid,..satisfactory .work?they .are the;
p"eers of any.
Would Safeguard Secrets.
The Advertiser has all along been
impressed with the seeming careless
ness of the national government in not
limiting or restricting the information
that found its way to the public con
cerning our army and navy. Hereto
fore when any new discovery was
made in the manufacture of explosives
or something new was achieved with
reference to the construction of
battle ships or torpedo boats it would
be heralded to the world at large
through the press. We have enter
tained the opinion that all matters per
taining to the development of our
means of defense should be kept a pro
dieing the weakness of the past,
S tor Tillman has very wisely intro
duc i a bill throwing further safe
L. . i around the national secrets of
di ff ise. The bill provides a penalty
J years imprisonment for convic
tion ot disclosing these secrets to a
It is probable that the Germans,
with whom a national rupture has
been imminent for some time, already
have detailed information concerning
our forts and other means of defense.
They are ever alert and practice pre
paredness along all military lines, and
it is entirely probable that German
military officials know our weak
places, from a military standpoint,
better than many of o?r own officials.
Such information would be of incalcu
lable benefit should there come actual
conflict between the United States and
Safeguarding our; military secrets is
one of the many lessons that we can
learn from the Germans. They have
taught us the lesson of being prepared
and the first step toward preparedness
should be the keeping for our own ex
clusive benefit the achievements of our
scientists and military experts. Why
create an advisory naval board if the
prod Ms of this combined talent is not
; > or our sole benefit? Why let it
other nations to be used against
us Senator Tillman acted wisely in
pu . g further safeguard around our
military secrets. '
FOR SALE-My Horn's Creek
farm containing 200 acres. For par
ticulars and terms apply to me at
Ec?gefield. N. L. Brunson.
Visited Local Representative.
Mr. D. Kopp, the manager of
Rockport Milling Company of
Rockport, Ind-, was here last week
on a visit to bis salesman, Mr.
Jerome P. Timmerman, and found
his brands of flour giving good
satisfaction. Rookport brands are
distributed from Spartanburg to
Augusta among the leacTing mer
chants. Mr. Kopp if- a fine busi
ness man and knows the milling bu
siness thoroughly. Their flours,
Kopp's Rdebaikself-rising flour and
Columbian plain flour, are sold on
a guaranteed basis.
Fled Hill Church to be Repaint
Yes, the play came off last Friday
night at Red Hill. It was a happy
event. There was a large attend
ance, and the school realized $95.45,
pretty good. A piano will be pur
chased at Once and placed in the
school room. Miss Alpha Hammond
will give music lessons.
Red Hill church yesterday in
conference decided to have the
church repainted and concr?te steps
for the front of the.church.
Antioch ch arch decided in con
ference last fourth '. Sunday to en
close the cemetery and church with
a nice wire fence also to plant trees
and grass on the church ground.
There was a large congregation
at Red Hill yesterday afternoon.
Just before preaching Mr. Homer
Williams and Miss Sallie Hara'
mond were married, Rev^ J; T.
Littlejohn performing the ceremo
ny. These young people are'very
popular among their large circle of
friends. It looks as if ?the Williams
boys are going to take all of our
young ladies. We do not blame the
Williams boys, neither do we-blame
the young ladies.
Red Hill now has A barber in the
person of our friend Mr. Dewey
Young. Mr. Young will have ;a
chair at Mr. Earnest Quarles' store
everv Saturday afternoon. Come
let Mr. Young give you a shingle
and shave and "Coon" will be there
to give you a shine.
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Spraying the Garden. .?" 7
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Every gardener and grower of
small fruits should have a spraying
outfit and be ready for war in time
of peace. This is the kind of pre
paredness that pays; it is the pre
paredness that insures fruits and!
No one enjoys producing fruits
and vegetables for bugs, worms and
plant diseases. There is nothing
more exasperating than to see tbo_
"swarm of bugs"; ruin a 'bed--ot*
plants and destroy one's hope for
reward. The spraying outfit will
givo you a chance to defeud your
trees, plants and vines.
After insects get a start it is too
late to spray. Spraying should be
done when the first insects are seen
and before they reproduce their
young. When the sprayer is handy
ibis may be done, but if one must
wait several days till one may be
ordered it may be too late. Arm
yourself and be prepared. Should
there be no need of spraying you
will have your outfit for future use.
- Farra and Factory.
GO NO FARTHER.
The Evidence is at Your Door.
Edgefield proof is what you want
and the statement of this highly
respected resident will banish all
T J Pajil, proprietor of garage,
Jeter street, Edgefield, says: "My
trouble was brought on by being on
my feet continually. I had a dull
pain in ray back and I tired easily.
When I was on my feet for any
length of time, my back got sore
and stiff. "My rest was broken at
night, as the kidney secretions were
too frequent in passage, causing me
to get up a number of times. Three
boxes of Doan's kidney pills, pro
cured at Penn & Holstein's drug
>tore, cured the backache and other
symptoms of kidney trouble."
Price 5Uc at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mr. Paul had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Ferry to be Let.
Notice is hereby given that the
contract will be let Saturday, Feb
ruary 19, for operating the ferry
across Big Stevens creek at Shaw
and McKie's mill for the ensuing
12 months. Seal bids will be re
ceived up to the date above named.
The contract will be let at the of
tice of the Supervisor in Edgefield.
A. A. EDMUNDS,
FOR RENT-A five-room resi
dence near the high school. Pos
session given at once. Apply to
J. L. Minis.
D. A. R. Meeting.
Washington's birth-day will be
celebrated by the D. A. R's. a lit
tlo in advance this ye*r with their
regular monthly meeting on Tues
day afternoon the 15th of February
at 4 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. J.
H. Cantelou. Members are re
quested to come prepared to pay
their yearly dues.
Mrs. N. G. Evans,
Honor Roll Waycross School.
Third grade-Louise Smith, Ma
I ry Lilly. Wells.
Fourth grade-T. L. Smith.
Sixth grade-Annie Louise Craf
ton, Elizabeth Wells, Edwin Ryan,
Seventh grade-Annie Bell Smith.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Miss Eliza E. Mims, of
above county and State made suit
to me, to grailt her Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate and ef
fects of Miss Mamie E. Lake.
3 These Ar^ Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said MISA
Mamie E. Lake of above County
and State, deceased, that they be
and appear before rae, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield
C. H., S. C., in my office on the
24th day of February, 1916 next,
after publication thereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 4th
day of February, A. D., 1916.
W. T. KINNAIRD.
Probate J udge, E. C.
Feb. 9, 1916.
The County Treasure! 's office will be
[open for the purpose of receiving taxes
"from the 15th day of October, 1915, to
the, 15th day of March, 1916.
b: All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1915,
and December 31st, 1915.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1915, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1916, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
. five per cent, from the 1st of March to
.the 15th of March, after which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1915 are j
Las follows: ,
Iror State purposes 7 Mills
rOrdinary County 6 "
' Cons. School Tax 3 44
Bacon School District 4 "
Edgefield School District 5 44
Long Cane S. D. 3 44
Liberty Hill S. D. 3 44
Johnston S. D. 8 44
Collier's S. D. 3 44
Flat Rock S. D. . 4 44
Elmwood S. D. No. 8 2 44
44 Elmwood S. D. No. 9 2 44
" Elmwood S. D. No. 30 2 4<|
" Hibler Township 3 44
" P. Branch S. D. 5 44
White Town S. D. 4 44
" Trenton S. D. 5 44
44 Ward Township 2 4*
44 Moss Township 3 44
44 Parks ville S. D. 4 44
" Modoc S. D. 2 44
" Oak Grove 3 44
" Red Hill S. D. 4 44
" Antioch S. D. 2 44
" Shaw Township 4 44
** Talbert Township 2 44
"ER Bonds Wise T'sp 1 14 44
"RR Bonds Pickens 3 44
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 44
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
. " R R Bonds Blocker(portion] 12 44
"RR Bonds Elmwood 12 44
"RR Bonds Elmwood
44 Picknes 3 44
" Edgefield sch'l bldg. 2 "
Town of Edgefield
Corporation purposes 10 '
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years except
those exempt by law are liable to a j
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 50 cents each' is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, no
commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS, .
Co. Treas. E. C.
Auditor s Notice.
All persons owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustees are required to
make returns of the same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
ed by law to adda penalty of 50 per
cent to all property that is not return
on or before the 2Uth day of February
in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are aeemed taxable polls.
The 50 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers, I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January till
the 20th day of Feb. 1916, as prescrib
ed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
- Dec. 8-1915. I
1 have sold ROYAL PIANOS for the past sixteen
years, and they have given entire satisfaction. Satistac
tion with an article in the highest commendation of the
worth of the article. In .1911 the fectory was reorgan
ized, and the capital stock increased from $200.000.00 to
$550,000.00, and at this time the ROYAL PIANO was
greatly improved in every way. Piano material and
pianos have advanced in price, but by placing my order
in advance and by paying spot cash for the goods, lam
enabled to offer these pianos at a low figure, I have re
cently bought a lot of 21, and some of them are now in
my store and the others will arrive shortly. ,
I will sell these pianos at Two Hundred and Seveny
five Dollars each, and will give two years in which to
complete the payments.
The following persons have ROYAL PIANOS in
Dr. T. J. Crimes,
Coi. F. N. K. Baily,
Mr. G. P. Sloan,
Mr. C. E. Bourne,
Mr. A. E. Adams.
Mr. Abe F. Broadwater
Mr. T. B. Wood,
Mr. J. G. Clark,
Mr. N. L. Boozer,
Mr. J. N. Deloach,
Mr. Ben S. Harmon,
Miss Lula Crawford,
Mr. P. L. Smith,
Mr. J. B. Sloan,
First Prt-sbyterian Church
W. J. Devore,
Mr. W. A. Culbertson,
Rev. B. H. Covington,
Mr. W. O. Graves,- : .
.Mr. D. M. Shephard,
Mr. Ed Crumley,
Mrs. Kate Berry.
Mr. R. D. Wicker,
Mr. G. M. Sligh,
Mr. J. P. Sullivan.
Greenwood, S. C.
Greenwood, S. C.
Greenwood, S. C.
Greenwood, S. C.
' .r?- n.vood, S. C.
Greenwood, S. C.
Modoc, S. C.
Chappels, S. C.
Chappele, S. C.
Saluda, S. C.
Saluda, S. C.
Saluda, S. C.
Saluda, S. C.
Ninety Six, S. C.
Ninety Six, S. C.
Ninety Six, S. C.
Troy, S. C.
Plum Branch, S. C.
Plum Branch, S- C.
: Plum Branch, S. C.
: Silver Street, S, C.
Silver. Street, S. C.
Silver Streot, S. C.
Newberry, S. C.
Newberry, S. C.
Callison, S. C.
In this list of names there is a Doctor, a Bank Presi
dent, a Cashier of another Bank, a President of a College
and persons of various other professions.
Besides these there are many others in different sec
tions of the conntry who use the Royal Pianos. The
cases of these instruments are good, the touch elastic and
responsive. The tone is sweet, sonorous and sympa
CALL and SEE these instruments and you will most
certainly be pleased with them. I have in stock other
Pianos ranging in price from One Hundrdred and Eighty
five Dollars ($185.00) upward.
Absolute Satisfaction Guarameod With Each
GREENWOOD, S. C.