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Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year
f j advance.
Entered aa second class matter at
tb? postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Do not; for one repulse, forego the
purpose that you resolved to effect.
Wednesday, March 1
Nineteen-sixteen is rapidly passing.
We have entered upon the third month.
Hereafter when whiskey houses ad
vertise in South Carolina they will
make a special two-quart price.
The fellow whose birthday comes
only once every four years deserved a
royal feast yesterday.
The pacifist who is against prepared
ness is inconsistent when he takes his j
umbrella along on leaving for a day's
The people of the county a?'? ?in
debted to the weather man and the1
supervisor for the best winter roads J
ever seen in Edgefield.
England is extremely kind, having
agreed to permit the shipment of two
cargoes of dyestuffs from Rotterdam
Unless there is a decided change in
conditions before next fall, it will be
suicidal, for Southern farmers to make j
a large crop of cotton this year,
The dates for the State fair have
just been announced-October 23 to
28. Would not the following week be
a good time for the Edgefield county
The Germans say, * 'We've gained,1
and the French say, "You haven't.'
So there it is. Who'll volunteer to go
over there and see what the real situa
The Kaiser visits his army while in
the very throes of battle, inspiring ?
them to greater deeds of valor by his
presence, but who has ever heard of j
the King of England visiting his army?
According to reports, there will be
as many candidates as voters in Mc
Cormick county. Well, if they will
fill all of the offices from the Edge
field territory, they will get some
mighty good men.
Monday afternoon the Charleston grand
jury returned true bills against 19
blind tigers. Now if the petit; jury
will do its duty in like manner, there
is hope for a new Charleston under
The use of explosives for the de
struction of lives and. property has be
come too prevalent. The government
will have to take over the sale of dyna
mite and other explosives like it has
the sale of some of the habit forming
Southern representatives in Con
gress are urging an investigation into
the condition of the cotton market, al
leging that certain speculators in New j
York have combined to depress the |
market We would like to see the
federal authorities drive the "bears"
from New York as Governor Manning |
drove the "tigers" from Charleston.
Bless their hearts, the whole world
would come to a standstill without
'em, and yet women, some of 'em, are |
mysteriously strange creatures. There
is something strange even about pro
nouncing the word. When asked to
pronounce t'ie word "woman", you say
"wumun." But when asked to pro
nounce the word "women"-only a
change of one vowel-you say
When Mr. Hobson was in Congress
be was looked Upon as visionary an
impractical, but had his suggestions
for an enlarged navy been adopted we
would not now be in such great need of
preparedness. He has announced that
be will again become a candidate for
Congress and fThe Advertiser would
like to see him elected. He will be
defeated however, if the whiskey trust
can have its way. Mr. Hobson was a
tower of strength in Congress for the
Let us hope that none of those mines
which the Germans have strewn along
the coast of Europe s will., leisurely ride
the waves to the coast on this side of
the Atlantic The "high seas"; will
not be altogether without danger for
many years after the war clo?es.
There is a growing sentiment in fa
vor of reducing letter postage to one
cent per ounce, and judging from the
large number of bills that have been in
troduced in congress, forty-four in all,
looking to the reduction of postage on
local delivery letters it is probable
thal; the day is not far distant when
congress will consider seriously and
favorably a reduction on all first-class
matter. The enormous expense which
the department incurs each year in
transmitting the mails is due o the
heavy matter that is transn '"ed,
much of this being "".practically w orth
less public documents. The actual ex
pense of carrying letters is compara
tively small, yet the rate is more than
double that of other classes.
Judging from the enthusiasm that is
running high in congress over the re
duction in rate on local delivery let
ters, it will not be long before the
rate on letters will be reduced to one
cent per ounce .or fraction thereof.
A feast of good things is in store for
those who attend the chautauqua that
will be held in Edgefield this week,
commencing Friday night and lasting
three days. Entertainments of this
character are wholesome and helpful.
They cultivate the musical talent and
literary taste of a community. Per
sons who attend entertainments of a
high order, such as will be provided
by the chautauqua, soon have no de
sire to patronize cheap shows of a
It is impossible, however, to continue
holding chautauquas,.here unless tra
people of the community patron! ?a
them. The gentlemen who oi . ;d
themselves to pay the amount necessa
ry to bring such entertainments here
can not afford to take the risk unless
the community will give them its co
operation. Let our people attend the
chautauqua this week in larger num
bers than ever before. Then these
gentlemen who were public spirited
enough to assume this obligation will
not hesitate to contract for a chautau
qua course every spring. ,
Greatest Battle of All Time.
Since the morning of February 24,
when the Germans first trained their
powerful gun3 on the outlying forts of
Verdun, the greatest battle of all time
j has been waged. The most powerful
' engines of destruction that science and
i human ingenuity could devise are being
used by the Germans to batter down
the wall of this well-nigh impregnable
fortress of the French. The Tuetons
and the Allies appear to be cognizant
of the fact that the pivotal point, the
crucial moment of the deadly struggle,
has been reached. A crushing defeat
to either of the contending forces
would involve such heavy loss, in men
and munitions and in breaking the
morale of the army, that the tide of
the war may be permanently turned.
Should the Teutons win and follow up
this with other victories, the Allies
may be unable to repair the breach in
their ranks, especially with their inter
nal Gibraltar demolished. Should the
Teutons be repulsed, evidencing their
inability to cope with allied armies of
the west, a state of unrest and demor
alization will exist among the people,
this opportunity being seized by the
Socialist element to further spread :
cord and internal strife.
The battle of Verdun is being wan
ed with bated breath, both on this
the other side of the Atlantic.
Card of Thanks.
We are deeply grateful to our
neighbors and friends, and take this
means of expressing to all of them
our gratitude, during the illness
and death of our beloved husband
and father Mr. S. W. Long. These
manifestations of friendship and
devotion will always be treasured
by as and we trust at some future
time we can in some means at least
return the.'-e many acts of thought
Mrs. Walter Riddlehoover,
Mrs. Nancy Long,
Mrs. Willie White,
Mrs. James Smith,
Mrs. Frank Coleman,
There is no excuse to put up with
shabby floors when one application
of Luca* Floor Stain will restore
their beauty. Stains and varnishes
with one application.
W. E. Lynch &
The approach of spring Blight
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.
BITTERS Family Medicine.
.A Fiend ...............
I know a little impish fiend, he dresses
\'tu allin white,
So innocent appearing- he, jrottM think
tim harmless, quite,
So little space he occupies, he scarcely
parts his lips,
He often rests tho' quite unseen, be
tween the finger tips.
He has companions 'by the score, in
bundles he's put up,
He often breathes his poison breath
above the social cup.
The beer mug is his special chum, the
wine glass is his fellow,
And often he seeks comradeship with
punch so mild and mellow.
You ask, "who is this fiend," that lies
in wait for boys,
And robs them of their birth -right of
manhood's hopes and joys?
Where is the monster great or small,
who has victims by the score,
And yet is never satisfied, but is al
ways wanting more?
Ah, friends, it is the cigarette, that
triffling little thing,
Which disease, insanity and death, to
many parents bring.
If we could summon pictures up, and
see the ruin wrought,
We never could be happy, till we'd
seen the monster caught.
Petit Jury? Second Week.
A. A. DeLaughter, Meriwther;.C. A.
Nicholson, Elmwood; T. M. Hammond,
Collier; J. R. Griffis, Moss; M. A.
Watson, Elmwood; C. A. Chea th am,
Moss; Pierce Timmerman, Blocker; J..'
T. Reese, Meriwether; R. N. Mayson. I
Blocker; G. L. Miller, Collier; J. E.
Cullum, Ward; 0. M. Eidson, Johnston;
J. L. Scott, Ward; E. H. Smith, John
ston; J. B. Pardue, Blocker; J. B.
Frontis, Johnston; A. C. Yonce, Tren
ton; J. H. Mathis, Collier: N. M. Jones,
Pickens; L. R. Brunson Jr,' Moss; H.
H. Sanders, Pickens; W. A. Dow, Red
Hill; 0. O^Timmerman, Collier; P. D.
Wood, Red Hill; G. W. Yonce, John
ston; J. F. Lamb, Pickens; B. J. Day,
Trenton; J. A. Gibson, Johnston; D,
W. Crim, Pickens; J. G. Berry, John
ston; Clifton Hall, Elmwood; L. P.
Smith, Pickens; T. C. Stillwell, - John
ston; E. S. Johnston, Pickens; G. T.
Barnes, Johnston; E. M. Bledsoe, Elm
1. When the temperature tails
suddenly, there is a storm forming
sooth of you.
2. When the temperature rises
suddenly, there is a storming form
ing north of yon.
3. The wind blows from a region
of fair weather toward a region
where a Btorui is forming or isj?h
4. Cirrus clouds move from a
region wh re a storm is in progress
toward a region of fair weather.
5. Cumulus clouds move from a
region where a storm ?9 forming.
6. When cirrus clouds are mov
ing rapidly from the north or north
east, there will be rain within
twenty four houri?, no muter how
cold it id. . IV*
7. When cirros clouds are mov
ing rapidly from the south or south
east, lhere probably will be a cold
rainstorm on the morrow, if it be
in the summt-r, or a snowstorm it it
be in the winter.
8. The wind blows in a circle
round a storm. When it blows
from the north, the heaviest rain is
east of you; when it blows from the
south, the heaviest rain ia west of
you; when it blows from the east,
the heaviest rain is south.
9 The wind does not blow unless
rain or snow is falling within 1,000
miles of you.
10. Heavy white frost is evi
dence that a storm is forming with
in 100 miles north or northwest of
"The North Carolina Department
of Agriculture finds that my marl
has 88.44 per cent of calcium car
bonate. What will it be worth as
?flarl with that percentage of car
bonate of calcium will be nearly as
good for tho land as any lime you
could buy, if used liberally. But
we do not use lime as a fertilizer or
plant food direct, but to restore
something of the alkalinity of the
soil, aud make it better adapted to
the growth of many plants. Sweet
ening the soil with Hine is essential
to success with clover and many
other crops, but it does not take the
place of manure cr fertilizer. Hav
ing an abundance of such marl as
you have, you can use it on your
land at the rate of one to two tons
an acre profitably once in six years,
with a good rotation of crops and
the growing of peas and clover for
the improvement of the soil. But
lime alone will never make poor
land rich. The old proverb is,
"Liming land without manure will
make the farm and farmer poor."
But lime, used iu connection with a
good rotation of crops, is one of
the most efiicient means for the
mproveraent of the soil. - Progres
Don't throw that old chair away
when you can easily make it look
new- Paint and varnish it with
oue application of Lucas Paints.
W. E. Lynch & Qo.
FOR SALE-My Hom's Creek
farm containing 200 acres. For par
ticulars and terms apply to me at
Edgefield. N. L. Brunson.
_ Union Meeting*
The Gn i On .meeting of the first di
vision of Edgefield association- will
convenei-wHji Stevens. Creek church
April 29-30. All parties on the pro
gram please take notice and pre
pare their subjects or get a substi
tute and see that he comes prepared.
11:00-Devotional, by modera
11:15-What can we do to im
prove our Sunday schools, W B
Cogburn, J E Allen and others.
(a) Home missions, Rev. H B
(b) State mission, M B Byrd.
(c) Foreign missions, Rev. E P
^^5:30-The best methods of im
proving our union services, Whit
Harling, W B Collins and ethers.
3:15-Systematic and pioportion
ate giving, Rev. H. B White, F L
Byrd and others.
10:00-Sunday school vin charge
of local church.
11:30-Sermon, Rev. E P Jones.
2:30-Education, W W Fuller,
O Sheppard, W E Lott.
M. B. Hamilton,
E. P. Jones.
. * Committee.
How to Mix Paint for Tints.
Red and black makes brown.
Lake and white makes rose.
White and brown makes chest
White, blue and lake makes
? Blue and lead colov makes pearl.
White and carmine makes pink.
Indigo and lamp-black makes
White and lamp-black makes
Black and venetian red makes
White and green makes bright
Purple and white makes french
Light green and black makes
White and green makes Pea
White and Emerald green makes
Red and yellow makes orange.
White and yellow makes straw
White, blue and black makes
White, lake and vermillion makes
Umber, white and venetian
red makes drab. '
White, yellow and venetian red
Yellow, white and a little veletian
red makes buff. , .
Red, blue and black makes olive.
For Your Child's Cough.
If your child has a cold.nose runs
or coughs much cet a small bottle
of Dr. Bell's Tine-Tar-Honey. Its
a pleasant Pine-Tar-Honey syrup,
just what children like and just
the medicine to soothe the cough
and check the cold. After taking,
children stop fretting sleep good
and are soon entirely well. Insist
on Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. 25c.
at your Druggist. 1
In one of the southern states the
negroes are great patrons of a mat
rimonial agency. One negro, anx
ious to rind a wife for his son, went
to this agent, who handed him his
list of lady clients. Running through
this, the man carne upon his own
wife's name, entered as desirous of
obtaining a husband between the
ages of 28 and 35
Forgetting about his son, the
darkey hurried home to announce
his discovery to his wife. She was
not at all disturbed.
"Yes, she said, I done give him
my name. I puts it down when you
was so sick in de winter, and de
doctor says we must prepare for de
An Ideal Spring Laxative.
A good and time tried remedy is
Dr. King's New Life Pills. The
first dose will move the sluggish
bowels, stimulate the liver and clear
the system of waste and blood im
purities. You owe ii to yourself
to clear the system cf body poisons,
accumulated during the winter. Dr.
King's New Life Pills do it. 25c.
at your Druggist. 1
Five-year-old Elizabeth to her
little friend Agnes: ''Agnes, I ara
going to give my father a fifty cent
Christmas present and my mother a
Elizabeth: "Caase my father is
ray father by marriage and my
mother is my mother by bosnation."
Have you seen our beautiful
chests made of Red Cedar. Just
what yon have been needing for
B. B. Jones.
Bible Conference at Parkville
Rev. John F. Warren, pastor of
the Parksville Baptist church, ha?
secured the services of the Rev. J.
C. Stillions, pastor?teacher: of th?
Baptist Tabernacle of Aujrnnta, for
a week, beginning on Monday after
the first Lord's day in March. The
following program will likely be
Monday, March 6.
3:80 P. M.-'TheBeliever's Two
8:00 P. M.-"The Three Groan
Tuesday, March 7.
3:30 P. M.-"Sin and Sins."
8:00 P. M.-The Times of . the
Wednesday, March 8.
3:30 P. M.-"Standingand State."
8:00 P. M.-"The Coming of the
Sou ol' Man."
Thursday, March 9.
3:30 P. M.-"The Tri-Une Shep
8:00 P. M.-"God's Covenant
Friday, March 10.
3:30 P. M.-"Ar. Outline of God's
History of Man."
8:00 P. M.-"The Harvest of the
Saturday, March ll. ?
10:00 A. M.-"The Three Ap
Everybody is invited. Members
of all denominations, especially min
isters, are cordially invited and
urged to attend from the very first
lecture. Come, and the people of
Parksville, already noted for their
hospitality, will be glad to enter
tain you while enjoying this great
feast of Biblioal knowledge from
one of the most consecrated teach
ers in the land.
Bible conferences, like the above,
are sadly needed at the present time,
when man's wisdom is being placed
above the plain statements of God's
infalible word. We ask for the
prayers of all true Christians that
really believe the word.
Pastor Baptist Church.
Parksville, S. C.
An angry citizen puffed into the
office of the local newspaper.
Look here, sir he shouted, what
do you mean by publishing mv res
ignation from my municipal office
in this way?"
"You gave the story ont yourself,
didn't you?" asked the editor.
"Of course I did! But your paper
prints it under the hi4Wing of Pub
Our Virginia-grown Seed
Corns have an established
reputation for superiority in
productiveness and germina
Wood's Descriptive Catalog
tells about the best of prize-win
ning and profit-making varieties in
both White and Yellow Corns.
We offer the best and most im
proved varieties, grown in sections
absolutely free from boll weevil.
Our Catalog gives prices and infor
mation, and tells about the best of
100-DAY VELVET BEANS, Soja
Beans, SUDAN GRASS, Dallis Grass
and all Sorghums and Millets.
Catalog mailed free on request.
T. W. WOOD ? SONS,
SEEDSMEN, - Richmond, Va.
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.
W. 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. i
J. W. HUDSON.
Morgana, S. C.
I respectfully announce to the voters
of Edgefield county that I am a candi
dats for the office of supervisor and
&ledge myself to abide the result of the
lemocratic 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. O. SCOTT.
Will Surely Sfoo That Couch.
Tania?/ E?d^ by
"You W?I Hardly Know Me
When We Meet Again. I
Am Getting Well/'
TELLS ATLANTA FRIENDS.
"Since My Second Dose I Have
Suffered None of the Trou
bles to Which I Refer."
One of the latest additions to the
list of leaders 'of thought and action
who have come forward with their
unqualified endorsement of Tanlac,.
is th? name of Hon. Frank V.
Evans, former mayor of Birming
ham, Ala., ex-Btate examiner of pub
lic accounts of Alabama, and one
time editor of one of the South's
greatest newspapers, The Birming
Writing to a personal friend in
Atlanta, Mr. Evans says:
S "Birmingham. Ala.,
* "Feb. 2, 1916.
By the way, you will hardly
know me when we meet again, be
cause I am getting well and strong
again. As I told you while in At
lanta last month, I have been suf
fering a long time with gastritis, as
the doctors called it-really a dis
ordered stomach, with consequent
Constipation, pains in the shoulders,
headache^ belching, heartburns, loss
of appetite, loss of sleep and faint
ing, spells. For weeks I could not
sleep on my back.
"One week ago, upon recom
mendation of friends, who had tried
.the medicine, I' purchased one bot
tle of Tanlac and began taking it.
Since my second dose I have suf
fered none oi the troubles to which
I refer, and really believe I am go
ing to get perfectly well and strong
again. Won't that be wonderful at
my" age? Well, certain it is that
Tan lae ts a wonderful medicine, and
you know that 1 am not given to
'puffing' mere experiments, and am
rather orthodox as to materia med
"I shall continue the treatment
with perfect confidence in the final
(Signed) "Frank V. Evans."
Commenting on this splendid en
dorsement of'Tanlac, T. W. Gal
yon, sute agent f'?r South Carolina,
'"Although the list of prominent
endorsers is a long one. I recall a
few loading names that lend both
dignity and credit to the entire ar
ray. Some of them are:
"Hou. C. Vy. Mangum of Atbnta,
sheriff of Fulton county; Hu... Mc
Kensie Moss, Judge of the Eighth
District of Kentucky; Hon. Moses
R. Glenn, superintendent of print
ing for the State of Kentucky; Col.
John B. Gaines, editor and pub
lisher, Bowling Green, Ky.; C. C.
Cooper, president Georgia Cotton
Oil Co.; K. W. Hill, bank president
of South Pittsburgh, Tenn.; J. F.
Carroll, cotton mill superintendent
of Chattahooohe, Ga.; Hon. S. S.
Shepherd, former city councilman
of Atlanta, and many oth?rs whose
names have heretofore been given to
Tanlac, the master medicine, is
sold exclusively by Penn <fc Hol
stein, Edgefield; Johnston Drug
Co., Johnston; G. W. Wisc, Tren
ton. Price: $1.00 per bottle straight.
Colds Quickly Relieved.
Many people cough and cough
from the beginning of Fall right
through to Spring. Others yet cold
after cold. Take Dr. King's New
Discovery and you will get almost
immediate -relief. It checks your
cold, stops the racking; rasping,,
tissue-tearing cough, heal? the in
flammation, soothes the raw tubes.
Easy to take, Antiseptic and Heal
ing. Get a 50c. bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery and keep it
iu the house. "It is certainly a
great medicine and I keep a bottle
of it continually on hand" writes
W. C. Jesseman, Frauconia, N. H.
Money back if not satisfied but li
nearly always helps. 1
Action of Single Spoonful Sur
Edgefield people who bought the
simple mixture of buckthorn bark,,
glycerine, etc., known as Adler-i-ka,
ire surprised at the INSTANT ef
fect of a SINGLE SPOONFUL.
This remedy is so complete a bowel
cleanser that it is used successfully
in appendicitis. Adler-i-ka acts on
BO 1 H upper and lower bowel and
ONE SPOONFUL relieves almost
ANY CASE of constipation, sour
or gassy stomach. ONE MINUTE
after you take it the gasses rumble
and pass out. Penn and Holstein
druggist. 4 ,