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i Eo?abliaiir?i I?35.
J. L. MI MS,."i.Editor
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tions and Political Notices published at
Do not; for one repulse, forego the
purpose that you resolved to effect.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
Tba Advertiser has entered its 81st |
The'Father of Waters is on his
Three more days of pay-up week left
in which to pay off old accounts.
The Russian soldiers are like small
pox. in*that they inflict their greatest |
injury in winter.
At least credit the legislature with
reducing the cost of living from four |
Ito two quarts per month.
. The headlines say "English navy
grows greater, " but we question it By
its fruits it should be judged.
However fine the mills of the
gods grind, the mills of a heavy tax
levy can go them one better.
''Governor signs act with teeth,"
says a headline. That's an entirely
new way of affixing an officia] signa
That was a constructive legislature
a!! right. Among its products were a
new county and a new judicial cir
South Carolina bas gotten to be
some- State, the appropriation bill
carrying this year about $2,477,
-<.- . m t
The time has been reached when it is
a physical impossibility for old Mother
Edgefield to give birth to another new
. county. _
Are you using every precaution pos
sible to prevent fires on your premises?
A month of great danger from fire lies
just before us.
Never give up; if at first you don't
succeed, try, try again. That's what
the advocates of McCormick county
did and were finally rewarded.
Thia week has been set apart as Na
tional Pay-up Week. Are you observ
it as such? We know of some who are
Instead of paying the cash for the
Danish West Indies, we would sug
gest that "Uncle Sam" offer Den
mark the Philippines for this group of
Wonders, or rather, surprises, never
cease. Some of the great metropolitan
dailies are closing their columns to
With all of your desire to leave us,
residents of McCormick county, wo
Jove you still. However, you've only
done just what we would have done
had we been situated as you were.
The courts of Georgia hold that a
person who runs an automobile at a
reckless speed and injures another in a
collision can be indicted for assault
and battery. Human life should be
valued as highly in South Carolina.
We have been taught to believe that
nothing good can come out of Utah,
yet Senator Smoot says the potash de
posits near the Great Salt lake are
adequate for the needs of the agricul
tural interests of the United States.
Henry Ford is a long-headed fellow.
He knows how ' to silence the press.
Since the announcement was made to
the effect that Mr. Ford contemplates
purchasing space in the newspapers to
create public sentiment for peace we
bave not seen another line deprecating
his peace policies.
It is conceded that the operation of
State-wide prohibition will reduce
crime in South Carolina, and yet the
legislature enlarged and made more
expensive the court machinery of the
State by creating an additional cir
cuit Another judge, another solici
tor, another court stenographer et
People who have kept themselves in
formed concerning the work of the
members of the general assembly can
not do otherwise than commend them
for what they accomplished during the
session just closed. There have been
times when we felt that the taxpayers
of South Carolina did not get value
received for the money which the ses
sions of the legislature would cost, but
we have no hesitancy in saying we be
lieve the people have received large
returns from the money charged to the
account of lawmaking for 1916.
In what was done, Edgefield's repre
sentatives had no mean part. They
have given their county and State 40
days of hard labor, and we feel as
sured that they will have no hesitancy
in giving the people an account of
their stewardship at the proper time.
To our own delegation and to mem
bers from the other counties, The
Advertiser utters a hearty "Well
Preparing For Other Conquests.
Thatlthe decreasing birth rate in Ger
many causes such serious concern
leads one to believe that even now,
encouraged by the repeated nvictories
of his armies, the Kaiser has other
conquests in view for the future. With
a very low birth rate as at present,
scarcely exceeding the death rate, it
will require several generations to rear
recruits for another army. Another
hindr?nti?" to the increase in popula
tion is the1 high mortality rate among
infants. It is said that scientists will
study the cause of this high mortality
rate and endeavor to|correctit, which is
a step in the direction of preparedness
for the future. ' '
In this country we are taught that
children must be properly reared in
order that they may make good citi
zens, while in- Germany they are train
ed for the purpose of making good sol
diers. , A victor^ for the Teutons will
perpetuate this military machine and
a victory for the Allies will put an end
to it forever.
Twenty-Five Tears of Service.
The State celebrated its 25th birth
day last Friday by issuing a special
and highly creditable edition. This issue
contained scores of special articles
from every county in the State re
flecting the progress that has been
made in South Carolina during the
past 25 years.
There has been no agency or factor
in South Carolina that has had a larger
part in bringing about this growth and
development than The State itself. In
season and out of season, all down
through the years, it has waged a bat
tle for things that were highest and
noblest and best, never lowering its
standard or compromising in any.de
gree with wrong. Columbia would not
be the city it is to-day and South
Carolina would not be the State it is,
had not The State come into existence
25 years ago. It has been a tower of
strength, a pillar of cloud by day
and a pillar of fire by night. May The
State and its fearless and faithful
makers labor yet many, many years to
County Fair For 1916.
A dozen or more citizens have asked
the editor of The Advertiser whether
or not a county fair will be held this
year. There seems to be considerable
Interest manifested in the dormant
enterprise, every one who has men
tioned the matter expressing the de
sire that a fair be held.
' We believe that a county fair should
be held. Not to hold a fair and sacri
fice the property would be a backward
3tep, one that we do not believe a
majority of our people will take, if the
matter be given serious consideration.
Practically everybody is of the opinion
that this country, particularly the
South, is on the eve of unprecedented
prosperity. If this be true, we should
take a step forward, rather than back- 1
ward, and be prepared to seize the op- 1
portunity for greater achievements
along every line when it is presented. ;
All agricultural products are command
ing good prices now, and after the war
in Europe has been brought to a close,
which must come some not very dis
tant day, prices will advance by leaps I
and bounds. Then should we not con
tinue to stimulate agriculture in all of !
its phases, instead of resting upon our
oars, or, what is worse, going back
Furthermore, the colorad people of 1
Edgefield are planning to hold a fair
just as the colored people of Lexington '
and other oounties have done for sev
eral years. We should be an example
of enterprise and progress to them,
rather than have them lead us. Far
mers of Edgefield county, give this
serious thought. Is it not your duty
to fall in line, put your shoulder to the
wheel and resolve, along with others,
to help make the Edgefield county fair
of 1916 the very best fair held in the
We suggest that a meeting be held
and all farmers in the county be in
vited to attend. We shall probably
announce next week a date for this
meeting. We know that secretly you
say a county fair should be held.
Then talk with your neighbors about it
and arouse an interest on their part.
Prosperity Day at Parksville.
Sometimes 3 place is so chook
full of prosperity that it must cele
brate or bust. Apparently Parks
ville has come to that state and con
dition and rather than do the other
thing it is going to celebrate on
February 29 that extra day of the
year that is not needed there for
everyday business. Parksville is
going to turn out in force and show
what it means by prosperity past,'
present and to come.
She is going to have a errand in
dustrial parade in which, all the
business of the town is represented
and tbe farmers from all aronrid'
also. The suffragettes pf Parksville1
declar? that they will not be out
done so they will put in rt floatf
which they declare will t?ke 't?/?'
prize money for the finest thine op*
wheels. A prize will be give? ?&V
the biggest wagon load of visitor*.
There will be speeches on the b?
ginnings of" Parksville, on its past
year's growth and a prophecy' di
its future. It is hoped to have alBo
some visiting speakers possibly Ja
dairy expert from Clemson. A
grand barbecue dinner will be serv
ed at Bu8eey park, if the weather is
In the afternoon there are to be
publio sales of live stock and ma
chinery. A carload of mules is ex
pected fresh from Kentucky and
every spare pig for miles, around is
to be on hand for sale. The mer
chants of the village are to put on
a special sale in a simple line and
there will be competition only in
the effort to give visitors a good
time. It look* as though February
29 was the day for everybody to go
Parksville, S. C. F. '
We have a large assortment of
furniture of all kinds and grades.
Come see our stock before buying.
We buy from the leading factories
in car lots, consequently can make
lo W; prices. l\ ' x ,
B. B. Jones.
Doings of the Red Hill People.
The farmers are at work this
morning in real earnest. You can
hear the merry whistle of the plough
boy. : The birds are singing ae if it
were the first of April. The grain
fields are covered with perfect green.
The grass and flowers are growing.
Yes, we have perfect spring in Feb
ruary. Surely we are living in the
Mr. Cary Quarleu and Miss Leo
nora Walker were married last
Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock
*Jt the home of the bride in the An
tioch community. Mr. Quarles is
one of bur deserving young farmers,
;jnd has the confidence and respect
of all who know him. Miss Walker
is the daughter of Mr. and Mr*. J.
F. Walker. She is possessed with
many beautiful traits of character,
and.very popular with ber large cir
cle of friends. The ceremony was
performed by their pastor. Rev. J,
T. Littlejohu. After the ceremony
the guests were all invited into the
dining room, where a splendid din
ner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Ca*\v
Quarles are at home to their friends
in the Antioch community. '
Miss Carrie Talbert is visitiug at
Rose Cottage this week.
The "little boys" from the "B. M.
I." spent Saturday and Sunday at
Rose Cottage. The fatted pig wan
killed, and we were all happy be
ca ase they were here.
Miss Pearl Quarles visited home
folks Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Lydia Holmes, who is teach
ing at Modoc, came home Saturday
to see ''Mama and Uncle Ollie."
She returned to her work yesterday.
Mr. West Long, who lived at Re
hoboth, died Saturday. He waa
buried at Rehoboth Sunday after
noon. Rev. J. T. Littlejohn preach
ed his funeral. There was a large
congregation present. Mr. Long
was sixty-two year old. He ie-ives
a wife and several children, and a
host a friends to mourn his death.
We extend prayers and sympathy
to the loved ones.
Prof. Truluck has the girls play
ing basket ball during play time.
We hope to see the boys with a ball
?nd bat real soon.
Miss Alpha Hamnaoud spent Sat
urday at her home.
Mr. M. D. Lyon, Jr., was again
seen on our streets Sunday. His
frequent visits to our town have
caused some of our young people to
"sit up and take notice."
Mr. Earnest H. Quarles made a
business trip to Augusta last week.
While in Augusta he purcnased the
paint for Red Hill church. Also
for tte Woodman hall.
The Woodmen will hold their
meeting next Saturday afternoon at
three o'clock. We hope to see a
full meeling. There are three men
to be "put through."
Cold Spring, S. C.
Don't throw that old chair away
when you can easily make it look
new- Paint and varnish it with
one application of Lucas Paints.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Must Serve on Chaingang For
The bill which was passed at the
recent session of the legislature pro
viding for a chaingang sentence foi
selling whiskey, without the alter
native of a fine, is known as the
Liles Bill. It has been ? signed by
the governor and is now in force.
The following is the text of the
bill: , S
''Section 1. That section 811,
volume 2, criminal code. 1912, be,
and the same is hereby, stricken
out, and the following inserted in
lieg vhereof to be known and des
ii'Dated as section 611:
\ . .^ec. 81L Any person who vio
flatgajaDv of the provisions of any
I lar?. of ! thia State prohibitory rela
ting,^ or regulating the sale of in
toxicating liquors *ball be guilty of
nji/d^meanor, and, upon convie:
Hon thereof, shall be imprisoned at
bard, labor for * not. less than, six
months, nor mor? than two ye?rs;
and for any subsequent offense,
.opon conviction, shall be imprison
ed for a term of not less than a
year, nor more than fjye years: Pro
vided, That auy^circ^uit judge may,
in his discr?tion,'. suspend all of
such imprisonment except 30 days
for the first offense and 60 days for
I subsequent offenses upon such terms
I and conditions as he may see fit to
impose, but in each and every case
any parson eoqviotedof the viola
tion of any of said sections shall
be required to serve at least 30 days
?for the first offense and 60 days'fof
any subsequent offense of the sen
tence imposed upon him: Provided,
That the provisions of this act
shall not apply to cases now pend
ing or to offenses committed prior
to the passage of this act.
"Sec. 2. That this act shall take
effect immediately upon its approval
by the governor, and all acts or
parts of acts inconsistent with this
adt be, and the same are hereby, re
There is no excuse to put np with
shabby floors when one application
of Luca* Floor Stain will restore
their beauty. Stains and varnishes
with one application.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
"Was that operation you per
formed successful doctor?" "I
oan'l tell yet. The patients widow
Won't pay my fee, and my lawyer
advises Buing the estate."-Balti
We have a few more watches and
some1- desirable pieces of jewelry
I that we are selling at cost. This is
||he opportunity of a life .time .to
those, in need of these goods. 7?7.
B. B. Jones.
j 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
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees
I FOR SALE-My Horn's Creek
farm containing 2UU acres. For par
ticulars and terms apply to me at
Edgefield. N. L. Brunson.
To the Citizens of Edgefield County:
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for Supervisor of your coun
ty, and if elected will try to serve the
people as near right as I conceive,
pledging myself to abide by the results
of the election, and support the
nominees of the democratic party.
VV. G. WELLS.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the office of Supervisor of
Edgefield county and solicit the sup
port of the people, pledging myself, if
elected, to serve the people to the best
of my ability and to abide the results
of the Democratic primary election.
J. W. HUDSON.
Morgana, S. C.
I respectfully announce to the voters
of Edgefield county that I am a candi
date for the office of supervisor and
pledge myself to abide the result of the
Democratic primary election.
R. J. MOULTRIE.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the supervisor of Edgefield
county and solicit the support of the
people, pledging myself to abide by
the result of the primary election.
J. 0. SCOTT.
The approach of spring suggests
that now is the time to brighten up
the home by putting new matting
on the floors. We have beautiful
patterns at reasonable price.
B. B. Jones.
Have you seen our beautiful
chests made of Red Cedar. Just
what yon have been needing for
B. B. Jones.
Progress Made in Twenty-Five
Years. Area Greatly Re
duced. People Buoyanty
Hopeful For Future.
On Friday, February 18, The
State published a splendid' edition
celebrating the 25th anniversary of
its founding. A valuable feature
of the edition were the articles
from all parts of the State reflecting
the progress that has been made
along all-lines by all of the coun
ties. The editor of The Adverti
ser, The State's Edeet?eld corres
ponden t, sent the following con
cerning the progress made in this
county during the past 25 years:
Edgefield county has undergone
some very marked ch an yen since
The State caine into Defti* 25 years
ago. Then Edgefield ranked arnon?
the largest counties in the State,
while now it properly belongs
among toe,', smallest. In the early
'90s the entire area of Saluda coun
ty was taken from Edgefield and a
few years later the old mother coun
ty contributed a considerable'p'oV
tion toward the for.nation of Green
wood and during the past few
weeks the proposed county of Mc
Cormick has reduced Edgefield to
the minimum area under the con
stitution, 500 square miles. How
ever, this periodic dismemberment
has never checked the true Edge
field spirit. Proud of the heritage
and achievements of the past, the
people look hopefully and conti
dently to the future.
?de of the most notable changes
in Edgefield during the past two
decades and moie has been the im
provement in the respect for law
aud the obedience to the laws of
the land. Unfortunately in the
years gone by Edgefield had a
blood-stained record, but now all
laws are respected, and probably
no other county in the State has
fewer homicides. This suggests,
too, that the moral tone of the citi
zenship is higher.
Another marked improvement hat?
been in education and in the school
system of the county. The school
term* are longer, more efficient
teachers; are employed and paid
better salaries, school buildings
have been improved and supplied
with more modern equipments,
and it has been the policy of the
county superintendent for some
time io consolidate small, weak
schools into a strong neighborhood
The improvement in the church
buildings throughout the county
reflect improved conditions religi
ously. Country churches have ser
vices more frequently and pastors
are better paid. The old once-a
month service is the exception now
rather than the rule.
While not very marked, yet there
has been a steady improvement in
the condition of the 1,500 miles of
public roads of the county. The
coming of the motor vehicle has
stimulated road improvement, there
being now 278 cars in the county,
i Edgefield has never undertaken the
building of modern, scientific roads
through the issuing of bonds but
willi the limited funds and crude
means at hand the supervisor has
made steady progress as the years
The improved condition of the
roads and the establishment of the
rural mail service, there being now
about 20 routes in the countv, have
rendered rural life moie attractive.
And in proportion as ru ni condi
tions have improved real estate has
enhanced in value. While agri
cultural lands in this county are yet
cheap, as compared with similar
lands in other counties, there ha-?
been an average increase in price of
more than loo per cent, during the
past 25 years.
Edgefield is distinctly an agri
cultural county and very marked
progress has been made in farming,
resulting in larger and more profit-!
able harvests. The services of the'
county demonstration agent, P- N.
Lott, have been of great value in
causing fanners to catch a new vi
sion, having their eyes opened to
the almost limitless possibilities of
agriculture. There bas been a de
cided improvement in farra land5
and farm equipments. More im
proved implements are used than
There are no large towns in
Edgefield county, the county seat
being the largest, with a population
3 ly Pura
of about 1.900. All of the towna
have steadily grown, however, in
material development and in com
mercial importance, Johnston hav
ing made more rapid strides
forward than any other town in
the county. With all of them the
growth has been wholesome and
The banking facilities of the
county have greatly increased, there
being seven in the county now,
whereas only one had been estab
lished 25 years ago.
The development of the water
power along the Savannah river on
the southern border of the county
within the past few years mean?
much to the future development of
the county. The Georgia-Carolina
Power company can supply elec
tricity for power and lights in
practically unlimited quantity and
this enterprise wili ultimately lead
to the establishment of others. Two
towns in the county. Edgefield
and Johnston, are lighted by elec
tricity instead of the old, smoking
kerosene lamps of 25 years ago, but
they are supplied! by local plants.
One cotton mill has been built in
Edgefield during this period but it ia
operated by steam power. It is the
prevailing belief that ultimately the
development of the water power
along the Savannah river will
furnish power for these and other
Edgefield is not a wealthy conn?
ty, but bank deposits are steadily
increasing, indicating that the peo
ple and the busine.-s interests in
the county are in a prosperous con
dition. Upon the whole Edgefield
county has no word of complaint
for the lot that ha* fallen to it in
the 25 years, realizing that its peo
ple have largely been the architects
of their own fortune.
Edgefield Druggist Pleases
J jin & Holstein reports custo
mers greatly pleased with the
QUICK action of simple buckhorn
bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed ? in
Adler-i-ka. This simple remedy
drain? the old foul matter from the
SPOONFUL relieves almost ANY
CASE of constipation, sour or gas
sy stomach. It is HO powerful that
it is used successfully in appen
dicitis. Adler-i-ka never- gripes
and the INSTANT action is sur
TO CURE CHILDREN'S COLDS
Keep child dry, clothe comforta
bly, avoid exposure and give Dr.
Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. It ts pleas
ant, soothing, antiseptic, raises
phlegm and reduces inflammation.
Tho first dose gives relief, continu
ed treatment with proper care will
avoid serious iilness or a long cold.
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
The Wonderfuld Medicinal
Value of Lemon Juice
is used to its fullest extent when com
pounded by the
The fViozley Lemon Elixir Co.
with other liver tonics, laxatives, aro
matics, stimulants and blood purifiers,
tne whole making that ideal LIVER
Mozley's Lemon Elixir
More than 43 years attest that there
"JUST AS GOOD"
in permanently relieving Chronic Con
stipation, Indigestion, Biliousness, Diz
ziness, Sour Stomach, Bad Breath,
Pains in Back or Sides, Loss of Appe
tite, or anything caused by a disordered
or torpid liver.
It builds you up at the same time it
cleanses the Liver and Bowels.
"ONE DOSE CONVINCES"
For Sale and Recommended by Penn
Sc Holstein, Edgefield, S. C.
To ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The public is hereby notified not to
employ the following parties who ate
under contract with me for the year
1916: Virgil Talbert, John Talbert,
Alls Talbert, and the family of Virgil
Talbert, Jim Hill, Nanie Hill, Joe
Thomas Hill and Lucile Hill. .
Parksville, S. C., R. F. D. 1.