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Published every* Wednesday in The j
Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year j
I j advance.
Entered as second class matter at |
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
anlese accompanied by the writer's!
name.
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at j
advertising rates.
f
Do not; fer one repulse, forego the
{parp?se that you resolved to effect.
-SHAKESPEARE.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
People complain of cold churches but J
never of uncomfortable theatres.
Don't be too hard on the legislature.
Better half-gallon a month than none j
atalL
In some instances the office seeks the
man. but most candidates are self
starters._
We might afford a second-hand car,
lint the trouble is we can't get second
hand gasoline.
Who said the backbone of winter was
broken? Why, bless your life, it isn't
even cracked yet.
It is hoped that the President will j
-fill the vacancy in the cabinet with one J
who is not a quitter.
Won't somebody stir the coals under |
the political pot? No candidate bas an
nounced this week.
We have placed an embargo on the
spring poet To him or to her, as the |
case may be, our columns are closed.
Hereafter liquor sellers in South Car-1
olin a will be made to wear stripes,
which means there will be fewer liquor j
sellers._
And still the bearish speculators are
^hammering away, but the southern
cotton holders seem to be firmly in-j
trenched.
Unless Georgia stems the lynching j
tide, life insurance companies will
withdraw from the State or double
their rates.
Courts are a useless expense in
Georgia, as the people over there have
a way of "taking the law into their
own hands.
Edgefield will be well represented at
the unveiling of the McKie-Meriwether
monument in North Augusta Thursday j
afternoon.
As the price of hair cutting is to be I
raised to 85 cents in Augusta, we ex- J
peet to see the number of long-haired
men across the Savannah increase.
If the pretty misses will take a little
gratuitous advice, we'd suggest that
the new style hoop-skirts be not worn
un til the March winds cease to blow.
While we regret to lose McCormick
county, should it be formed, yet there
is one advantage to be gained. It puts
ra county between Edgefield and Georgia.
Would that the South could say to the
.world, "We've got our cotton stored
away and the outside world can get it
when it pays our price for it, and not
before. ' '
If President Wilson wants a man
who can fill the position of Secretary
of WAR to a "t," he should appoint
the Colonel, of Oyster Bay. He is to
the manner born.
The announcement that all single
men throughout England will be called
to the colors next week means that
many a maiden will be led to the altar
during the present week.
If President Wilson didn't have to
waste so much time filling vacancies in
his cabinet made by quitters, he would
bave more time to devote to keeping
ont of the European war.
Those cangressmen in Washington
who are having suits made of old-time,
hand-woven jeans realize that this is
election year and they want to get in
sympathetic touch with the people.
It is hardly probable that the other
comities will let Charleston have the
special privilege to sell beer and wine.
The trouble is, if you give 'em an inch j
they'll take an "L." They tell us that
conditions have already improved in
Charleston, so let's keep them im
proving and not take a backward step.
Proprietors of southern hotels for
winter tourists rejoice to see such
headlines as these: "Philadelphia
Iced Over," "Heavy Snow in New
York," "Storm Warnings Displayed."
A dispatch states that whiskey dis
tilleries in England are to be converted
into factories for munitions of war.
Hereafter the product of these facto
ries will kill men instantly, instead of
by the slow piocess of the past.
All lobbying should be stopped,
whether it be done by a paid repre
sentative of a corporation or by the
president of a State college who, per
chance, wants a new dormitory or an
increased appropriation for running
expenses.
Would Vote Against lt.
Had we been in the legislature, we
would have voted against the forma
tion of a new judicial circuit as many
times as the Red Shirt citizen voted in
'76. We have enough circuits in South
Carolina now. Were the business of
the circuit courts handled with more
dispatch, there would be no congested
dockets. If there is to be any further
expense incurred in conducting the
courts, it should be in the form of an
increase in the salaries of the circuit
judges. That will, however, come in
time. _. _ ; y . , ,
Will Increase Merchant Vessels.
Congressman Byrnes, who is always
alert and active, has hit upon
a plan , for increasing the number
of vessels fer transporting Amer
ican agricultural products and man
ufactured goods to other coun
tries. The European war has ta
ken hundreds of the vessels of
commerce from the high seas, as meet
of them were of British ownership.
Mr. Byrnes has introduced a bill provi
ding that tbs secretary of war and the
secretary of the navy shall turn over
to the department of commerce such
auxiliary vessels as will not be needed
by them at the present time, and the
secretary of commerce will be empow
ered to lease these vessels to shipping
interests.
If Mr. Byrnes' suggestion or bill be
adopted, many obsolete vessels of the
navy can be turned to practical com
mercial account at a time when the
need is so great.
Physical Training is Public Schools.
More and more the matter of proper
ly developing the bodies of school chil
dren is being stressed. And very wisely
so. With the view of properly devel
oping the bodies of the children, the
public schools of Charleston have in
troduced the military setting-up exer
cises. We aire .convinced that this is
a wise innovation, one that should be
adopted by every public school in the
State.
The well-poised head and erect
bearing of cadets of military schools
never fail to call forth admiration.
When these young men first enter
school they are round-shouldered and
are often ungainly in physique. What
has wrought the transformation? Noth
ing except the setting-up exercises.
Writers on physical culture may pre
scribe numerous ways of exercising the
body, some of which may be more
graceful in their execution, but none
of them have yet improved upon the
long-time-ago-adopted setting-up ex
ercises. Let the present system of
calisthenics be abolished and have the
boys use the exercises prescribed for
the military. A short time of each
school day devoted to the setting up ex
ercises will develop the bodies of the
boys and give them the coveted sol
dierly bearing.
More Complete Cotton Statistics.
As cotton is one of the world's lead
ing crops and one also that means so
much to a large part of this country,
we believe that all possible informa
tion concerning its production, mar
keting and manufacture should be col
lected and published. With this end
in view, Congressman Lever has in
troduced a bill providing for the gath
ering of statistics ' 'covering the produc
tion and consumption of cotton and
cotton goods and the demand therefor
in various parts of the world." It is
proposed that monthly reports be
made of the number of spindles in
activity, mill consumption of cotton in
500 pound bales, cotton on hand in 500
pound bales, cotton gooda on hand and
their value. ,
With this official information at
hand, it will be impossible for unscru
pulous ?peculators to give so many
groundless reasons for market fluctua
tors, At present, "bearish" specula
tors gather such information as is fa
vorable to their side of the market and
give it out to the public, when if all
the facts bearing on cotton conditions
were known, such manipulations ot
the market by men who sit in offices in
skyscrapers in New York would be im
possible. We hope the bill introduced
by Mr. Lever will become a law. We
believe it will be of real benefit to the
producer, manufacturer and consumer
of cotton.
FOR SALE-My ll...
farm containing 2uu acn?s i .,
ticulars and terms apply toni.- at I
Edgefield. N. L. Brimson.
MT, ZION COMMUNITY,
?~-- . - v.:
Sunday School Flourishes. New
Families Move In. Good
Work Being Done by
Supervisor.
Some one has said that opportu
nity is like a horse, which, saddled
and bridled, presents himself to you.
If you will leap on at once, you
may ride him to fortune: but if you
dally and hesitate, be dashes away
and is gone forever. It han been
many weeks, however, since such a
stud has presented himself to your
scribe to bear a message to The
Advertiser. He left me away back
in the fall of the Old Year, and
now we are getting well around the
curve of the New Year.
Well, there has been nothing of
importance to relate, any way. It
is said that "no news is good news."
That has certainly been true of oar
neighborhood as it hau lived
through the past weeks of delight
fully mild winter weather. We
have had several cases of grippe,
but no serious sickness, no deaths,
no disasters, all have been allowed
to live on peacefully, pursuing the
even tenor of their way. So it is
with gratitude and hopeful hearts
that we look forward to tbe coming
days and opportunities of this good
year of 1916.
Our Sunday school has kept ever
green during the winter. The day
school, also bas been well attended,,
the numbers at each having been
increased by the acquisition of some
new families to our neighborhood,
One of these is the household of
Mr. Pritchard,. another is that of
Mrs. Weeks and her children, who
are spending the winter with her
father, Mr. J. C. Whitlock. Mr.
and Mrs. P. W. Wall,: from Elbert
county, 6a., will make their home
this year with Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Gaines. Our church sarvices, too,
have been regular, faithful, Bro.
Lanham having been with us at
each appoint in 3 nt.
And now old Mt. Zion is looking
forward to a few touches of much
needed care, as on' last Friday eve
ning the ladies of the W. M. S.
held a bazaar at the school house,
for the benefit.of the church. There
was a very good attendance, much
enjoyment of the "cake walk," the
consumption of the good things
purchased at the booths, and the
acquisition of many dainty, hu
morous, or useful articles fished
from the fish-pond, $15.00 or more
was turned into the treasury of the
society. '
One feels like making th is.pared Vj
on the famous blessing of . Capt.
Jones, (or was it Lorenzo Dow:)
The Lord be praised, for we're are
amazed
To see how things have mended;
Cast looks of clay, from day to day,
Upon our road expended.
Mr. Gus Edmunds has come at
last, and brought the chain gang
with him. The neighbors are help
ing, and it really looks like our
road is going to be clayed. We
are holding our breath to bee if they
will go on till they meet the clayed
road at the Aiken county line.
Miss Bessie Gaines is much
pleased with learning to be a nurse,
in Highland Hospital, Asheville,
N. C. Recently, in an essay con
test among the nurses of the hos
pital, she, with another nurse, won
the premium for the best essay ou
the subject given by Dr. Carroll,
1 How can we best secure tho co
operation of the patients in our
work for them?"
Mt. Zion.
COUGHS AND COLDS ARB DANGER
OUS
Few of us realize tho danger of
Coughs and Colds. We consider
them common and harmless ail
ments. However statistics tell us
every third person dies of a lung
ailment. Dangerous Bronchial and
Lung diseases follow a neglected
cold. As your body struggles
against cold germs, no better aid
can be had than Dr. King's New
Discovery. Its merit has been
tested by old and young. In use
over 45 years. Get a buttle to-day.
Avoid the risk of serious Lung ail
ments. For sale by all druggists-1
An Acre in Fruit.
You may be surprised at the num
ber of fruit plants you can place on
an acre. You should not limit
yourself to an acre, but here is a
list for that much ground:
14 plum trees set 15x15 feet.
28 peach trees set 15x15 feet.
14 Japan persimmon treen set
15x15 feet.
lb" apple trees set 26x20 feet.
16 pear trees set 26x20 feet.
W fig bushes set 12x10 feet.
50 blackberries set 4x4 feet.
?u dewberries set 4x4 feet.
20 hunch grapes set 10x10 feet.
1,050 strawberry plants (? rowe)
. i 3 ?Vet by 1 foot.
Salomen Wanted to solicit or
ffH for lubricating oil, greases arid
aints. Salary or commission. Ad
rea* Lincoln Oil Co., Cleveland,
Resolutions on the Death of
Mrs. J. H. Allen by
W. C. T. U.
Whereas, the Master has called
from,earth to beaven our beloved
co-worker, Mrs. J. H. ALLEN; and,
Whereas, God in his omniscience
and unerring wisdom 'knows when
to receive his own into larger fields
of usefulness; therefore, be it
Resolve^, That while we, the
members of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, deeply deplore
the severing of those ties which sep
arate us forever from one we love,
yet we bow to His Will. That we
shall strive to think not of our loss,
but of her great joy in the presence
of her Lord in his heavenly king
dom. Be it further
Resolved, That we shall remem
ber her good example in always do
ing honestly, lovingly and well the
part God gave her to do in this
world, at home as wife and mother
and in the community. That we
shall strive to show our apprecia
tion by letting her character plant
seed in our lives which shall spring
into faithful and loyal service to
oar Master. Be it further
Resolved, That these resolutions
be recorded in our minutes and a
copy sent to the bereaved family.
Mi?. W. B. Cogburn,
Mrs. Abner Broadwater,
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman.
Committee.
Bordeaux Mixture.
Formula
Stone Lime (unstacked) 5 pounds.
Bluestone 5 pounds.
Paris Green 5 to 8 ounces.
Water (to make) 50 gallons.
, Important Note-If it. is to be
used oil peach, plum, cherry or
apricot, use only 2? pounds blue
stone sud 2ti or 3 ounces of Paris
.Green".
Directions for Making.-Put the
Bluestone in a cloth sack and hang
it in a tab or keg of water, so that
it is just below the surface. In this
way it will dissolve mujh more rap
idly than if thrown in so that it
sinks to the bottom. Warra or hot
water will dissolve it much more
rapidly than cold. Put this to dis
solve in the evening before it is in
tended to spray and it will be dis
solved by morning. This should
be iu a wooden receptacle. After
the, Bluestone bas dissolved, add
water to make 25 gallons.
' Slake the lime slowly (preferably
with hot water) and when com
pletely slaked add water to make
25 gallons. Keep this in a separate
jkeg or barrel.
r We now have 25 gallons of the
bluestone solution and 25 gallons of
lithe lime solution. We now take
equal parts of each of these solu
tions, and pour them together into
a third tub or barrel. Do not pour
a bucketful of one into a half-bar
rel of the other, but mix them al
ways in equal quantities. Thus, we
may take two buckets and fill one
with the lime solution and the other
from the bluestone solution and
then pour them both at the same
time into the third barrel or keg.
This little point of always mixing
them in equal quantities results in a
better mixture than when they are
carelessly mixed, or when the whole
mass of one solution is poured
bodily into the whole mass of the
other. Always stir the solution
well before dipping out, so that the
liquid you take out shall be fully
charged with the ingredients of the.
solution.
It now remains to add the Paris
Green cf which from five to eight
ouncs are used for the 50 gallons.
Mix the green first with a little wa
ter in a cup or dish (using the fin
I ger or a small stick) until it is
thoroughly wetted to a thin, wa
tery paste, in which there are no
dry lumps or bubbles of the Paris
Green. Then wash this into the
mixture and stir thoroughly. The
Bordeaux Mixture and Paris Green
is now complete.
Before using, the mixture must
be carefully strained through a
cloth or fine wire gauze. Remember
that all the spray must come out
through the small hole in the end of
the nozzle; therefore, to avoid clog
ging, strain carefully before using.
Care in the thorough straining be
fore spraying will pay for the
trouble 'many times over, and it
does no harm to have both the blue
stone and lime solutions strainod
before they are combined. If one
uses considerable quanties of the
mixture, it is well to have a large !
funnel strainer made, fitted with
two nettings, one of iron wire win
dow screening and the other with
much finer gauze,, preferably of
brass. Having strained the pois
oned mixture, it is ready to apply.
Buildings For Sale.
I am authorized to offer for sale
the two wooden buildings on the
school grounds that were formerly
used for the graded school. Persons
contemplating building should see
me.
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trastees.
JOHNSTON LETTER.
(Continued from First Page. )
president, found it would be impos
sible to be present, so Mrs. Brenner,
an active club woman of Georgia,
will be tbe guest of honor. The pro
gram committee has a good pro
gram arranged. Mrs. J. A. Dobey,
aa leader of for the lesson study
made it very?interestingand the dis
cussions were full. Mrs. H. D. Grant
gave a life sketch of Mrs. Humph
ry Ward; "Mrs. Edith Wharton,"
Mrs. W. F. Scott; "Beatrice Har
raden," Miss Eva Rushton; "Ger
trude Atherton," Miss Zena Payne;
"Amelia Rives (Princes Troubetz
kay)" Mrs. J, W. Marsh; selected
reading, Mrs. W. F. Scott; paper,
"Do women write more bad books
than men?" Miss Clara Sawyer.
During the latter part of the after
noon the hostess assisted by Mes
dames Olin Eidson . and John
Wright served a prettily arranged
salad course with coffee.
On the evening of Feburary
22, the Emily Geiger chapter, D.
A. R., has planned for a delightful
colonial entertainment, "An old
time colonial hot supper,"1 the oc
casion to be held in the home of
Mrs. James White. All who par
ticipate will be in colonial costume,
and the viands served will be of the
times.
A most, interesting debate was
held at the high school on Friday
afternoon at the meeting of the
Woodrow Wilson society. The
query was, resolved, "That the po
sition of trustee, in the schools,
should be open to women." There
were six debates and the arguments
of eaoh side were so good that the
judges decided that it was a tie.
The society is doing splendid work
and they had an excellent picture
of Woodrow Wilson, hung upon
the walls of the library.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner cele
brated their golden wedding on
Tuesday. A pretty incident of the
day was the sending of a large bas
ket of fruits and flowers to them
by the Mary Ann Buie chapter, D.
of C., Mrs. Turner being one of the
elderly members of the chapter and
i Mr. Turner a veteran of McHenry.
At the meeting of the W. C. T.
JJ. on Friday afternoon with Mrs.
Hattie Parrish, there was a splen
did gathering, Mrs. T. R. Denny
conducting the meeting. There were
good reports of the officers and su
perintendents and Mrs. James
White superintendent of rescue
work, stated that the box for the
Door of Hope was being packed.The
subject for the afternoon was Sci
entific temperance Instruction, this
being chosen as the matter was now
being presented in the schools, sev
eral of the grades using this subject
in regular eesay work. Miss Eva
Rushton stated that she had given
this subject to her pupils of the 10th
grade and that they would compete
for the medal. A beautiful prayer
was offered by Mrs. A. P. Lott that
temperance might be well presented
in the schools. Several good papers
weie read. "The best methods of
teaching effects of narcotics," Miss
Eva Rushton; "Hygiene and its im
portance," Mrs. L. C. Latiraer and
"Community responsibilities," Mrs.
O. D. Black.
One of the prettiest afternoon
parties of tbe past week and one
that was greatly enjoyed by each
guest was of Wednesday, when
Mrs. W. F. Scott entertained the
Pi Tau club. Mrs. J. G. Edwards
of Edgefield was a guest in the
home at tbe time and it was a genu
ine pleasure to all to meet with her.
Bright spring flowers adorne 1 the
rooms and after the gaests all ar
rived several tables of rook were
enjoyed, Mrs. Oliver Hamilton re
ceiving the prize a box of corres
pondence cards, and Mrs. J. W.
Cream of tartar,
is used in Royal Ba
it is the best and mo:
known for the purpo
Phosphate and ?
rived from mineral
some baking powder
tartar, because they
If you have been
powders made from
use Royal Baking f
will be pleased with
difference in the quali
ROYAL BAKINI
New
Mish was given the consolation.
The hostess assisted oy Mrs. Edwin
Mobley and Miss Zens Payne, serv
ed a three course repast. Mrs. Scott
is a most charming and cordial hos
tess and her guests enjoy every mo
ment with her.
Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Schnell who
have been spending awhile here
with Mrs. Eleanor Ivy, the mother
of the latter, have returned to
Greenwich, Conn. Mrs. Ivy accom
panied them and owing to her fee
ble health, will make her home
with her daughter for awhile.
ALL TIRED OUT.
Hundreds More in Edgefield in
the Same Plight.
Tired al) the time;
Weary and worn out night and
day;
back aches; head ache?,
Your kidneys are probably weak
ened.
You should help them at their
work.
Let one who knows tell yon how.
Mrs. M W Padgett, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: "I bsd torturing
pains in my back and general weak
ness came over me, causing me to
feel depressed and tired daring the
day. At night, I couldn't get mach
(sleep, owing to kidney - trouble.
Nothing gave me relief until I ased
Doan's kidney pills, i This medicine
brought quick and prompt relief."
((Statement given April 13, 1911).
Doan's never fail. After a lapse of
over three yearn Mrs. Padgett said:
'Whenever I have backache or any
other signs of weak kidneys, Doan's
kidney pills never fail to relieve
me."
Price 50c, at all
simply ask for a
get Doan's kidney
thst Mrs. Padgett
Holy recommended.
dealers. Don't
remedy
pills--the same
has twice pub
Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Turn On the Lights!
Th?
Invincible Dayton
Electric Lighting System
will gire jen
Better Serries-Last Longer
Cost Leas
Thun tiny other kind of Kg-htlEg: plant
.n the market.1 It is cheaper than
acetylene-cleaner, safer, less expen
sive to operate, and will last a life
time.
WE HAVE A VALUABLE BOOK
that .tell? you all about Electric
Lights for the Farm.
Write for a copy or call and see ns.
?The Dayton Electrical Mig. Co.
Dayton, eide, U.S. A.
R. H. MIDDLETON,
Clark's Hill. S. C.
Dealer in
ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANTS;AND
WATER WORKS.
FOR SALE-Egg of Barred and
Buff Plymouth Rock, Rlhode Island
Reds and White Minorchas for
hatching, ll.00 for 15. Mrs. E. J.
Munday, Edgefield, S. C.
2-16-2t.
FOR RENT-A five-room resi
dence near the high school. Pos
session given at once. Apply to
J. L. Minis.
Second-Hand Cars: We have 4 sec
ond-hand Ford cars that we will
sell at a reasonable price.
Edgefield Auto and Repair Shop.
H FW
derived from grapes,
kine Powder because
st healthful ingredient
se.
tlum, which are do
sources, are used in
s, instead of cream of
are cheaper.
induced to use baking
alum or phosphate,
'owder instead. You
the results and the
ty of the food.
3 POWDER CO.
York
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