J.L. Ml MS,.Editor
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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Poiitical Notices published at
Wednesday, March 8
Everybody is averse to a late spring
except the coal dealer.
In spring a schoolboy's fancy lightly
tarns to balls and bats.
Old bachelors are little concerned
about the observance of "baby week."
The Advertiser would urge farmers
to go slow in planning for a large cot
ton acreage. It may sell next fall for
Jess the cost of production, as was the
case in 1914!
The South Carolina delegation in
congress voted, to a man, to sustain
President Wilson, and in doing so they
reflect the wishes of their constituency.
With March winds blowing at some
thing like 80 miles an hour, is it not a
frad time to have the fire insurance
Much ?3 being said about warning
Americans not to board vessels that
-fly the flag of bellig?rant nations, but
St is hardly necessary to warn them not '
to viait Verdun at this juncture.
It is generally lamented that the buf- '
jfaJo bas practically become extinct, no
longer seen upon the western plains.
But not many tears would be shed if.
"bears"and "tigers" should become'
. Must Pay License.
Hereafter all alien or non-resident
"horse traders and fortune tellers will
have to procure a license from the
hoard of county commissioners in each
county they operate, paying the sum
of $100. This is a good law, being in
tended especially for itinerant traders
commonly known as "Gypsies. " They
ere not only parasites that prey upon
an unsuspecting public, but very prob
ably spread disease. A contagious dis
ease sometimes breaks out in a com
munity and everybody wonders whence
it came, and doubtless in many in
stances the germs were scattered by
Court Sanctions Sabbath Desecration.
The supreme court of West Virginia
liss rendered a decision to the effect
that it is lawful to harvest a crop on ?
Sunday when it is in danger of being
Jost. A farmer who dug hie potatoes ;
on Sunday, unwilling to postpone the i
harvesting until Monday on account of ? 1
threatening weather, was indicted for |
violating the law prohibiting work on <
the Sabbath. The matter has been <
fought out in the courts, the final de- : '
cisi?n being the reversal of the lower <
courts. Public sentiment in some parts 1
j)i the country will not sustain such a i
decision. We venture the prediction 1
that the laws of West Virginia will yet J
he revised in such a way as to prohibit
the desecration of the Sabbath. i
The State Reasonable and Fair. 11
Although The State consistently and (
persistently advocated local option in- 1
stead of prohibition, yet after the peo- '
pie voted overwhelmingly for prohib?- '
tion that newspaper strongly advoca-1
tedgiving the law a fair trial It has I
also given t'.e law breakers to under- ?
.stand, particularly the blind tigers, that
it has no sympathy for them. Instead J
of winking at the violation of the pro- '
hibition law, a3 some who oppose pro- '
bib j tion are prone to do, The State 1
stands squarely for law enforcement. 1
Jt is also opposed to further whiskey ?
agitation at this time, as will be shown '
?from the following editorial taken from
Hs issue of Tuesday, entitled, "Give It
a Chance," meaning state-wide-prohi- '
"After forty years of agitation <
Statewide prohibition is the law. ? <
"On the only occasion that the peo- ' i
pie entitled to vote in the primary had ?
the opportunity the majority of them I
voted for Statewide prohibition.
'In the one election at which the
Snesticn was submitted to the quali
ed voters the peoDle voted for it.
"At the next primary election pro- j
hibition will have been in effect less |
than nine months.
"The people of South Carolina are!
entitled to "try out" Statewide pro
hibition with freedom from the agita
tion of local option.
'To talk about local option now is
to encourage illegal liquor selling,
whether or not it be so intended.
"To in8?tt at this time upon a re
turn to local option is to defy the clear
ly expressed will of the people of the
County Fair of 1916.
Next fall Edgefield must have one of
the best county fairs in the State. Of
the twenty-odd counties that hold fairs
let none surpass Edgefield. Why should
it not be so? Persons who have trav
elled in practically all of the counties
state that the average of our citizen- j
ship is higher than any other. Our
people are growing more and more pro-.
gressive. The soil of this county will
produce almost any crop. Conditions :
for stock raising are as favorable as
any, certainly up to the average coun- j
ty. Then why should we not come to- i
gether in the fall, after the harvesting
season is over, and compare the labors
of our farms? The Advertiser is con- (
Vin ced from the interest that is now
being manifested that the success of
the 1916 fair is assured.
Begin now to plan for your exhibits.
Some exhibits can be planned and ar
ranged in a few hours or a few days,
while others require months. See how !
many departments you can have ex
hibits from your farm appear in. We
are appealing to the people of every
section of the county. It is a COUN
TY-WIDE enterprise and we want to
see every section represented.
Insurance Companies Withdrawing.
Probably no law enacted at the re
cent session of the legislature has been
BO generally discussed as has the
Laney-Odom bill, which makes it un
lawful for fire insurance companies to
combine to fix rates, being intended to
drive the Southeastern Underwriters
association from South Carolina. For
a number of years there has been no
competition among fire insurance com
panies doing business in this State, a
uniform rate being agreed upon by all
of the companies. While the records
in the office of Insurance Commissioner
McMaster show that few, if any, of
the fire insurance companies have made
money in South Carolina, on account
of the heavy losses, yet the people
have for some time resented the exis
tence of a combination among the com
panies. If an individual felt that the
rate on a particular piece of property
was too high and applied to another
company the same rate was made,
every avenue of redress to the insured
As a result of the passage of the
Laney-Odom Jaw, many of the leading
fire insurance companies have with
drawn from the State and others will
yet withdraw their agencies. The com
panies contend that the Underwriters'
association was formed chiefly for the
purpose of reducing operating expenses
and that th?y do not object to the com
petition which will follow the outlawing
of the association. But the provision
of the law which the companies feel is
unjust and which they resent is the
clause which gives the insurance com
missioner the power to fix a rate when
he is appealed to by the insured.
While we believe some legislation
Bhould have been enacted to destroy
the combination that existed among
the companies, yet we believe that the
act goes too far when it vests the in
surance commissioner with the power to
fix rates. It seems tous that this feature
is altogether unnecessary in providing
protection for the people's interests,
as placing the companies on a compe
tative basis would protect the insured
against exorbitant rates. With the
Underwriters' association disbanded, if
the rate of one company is too high on a
given piece of property, in the opinion
sf the owner, application for a policy
:an be made to a competing company.
We believe the authors of the Laney
Ddom bill should have been satisfied
ivith accomplishing this for the insur
ing public, and then, after trying it
for a year, amend the laW should it
fail to correct the ills of the past.
The final result of the demoralized
condition of the insurance business can
sot be foretold. We believe, however,
that some companies will continue to
jperate in South Carolina during the
present year, and we are also of the
opinion that the Laney-Odom law will
be modified by the next legislature.
Mr. Bryan's Indiscretion.
Again the Hon. William Jennings
Bryan makes a mistake. From the
lay he summarily left the cabinet he
has not let pass an opportunity to sow
seeds of discord in the Democrotic
For the first time in two decades we
have a Democrat, a Southern man,
for president. Furthermore, a majori
ty of congress is Democratic, which
has enabled the party it. power to en
act certain far-reaching laws that have
proven to be a great blessing to all
classes of people and to every section
of the country.
Just as the Democratic administra
tion was making good its campaign
pledges through the enactment of wise
and conservative legislation the con
flagration broke out in Europe. This
sudden change of conditions at home
and abroad greatly complicated mat
ters, bringing upon President Wilson
great responsibilities and "momentous
duties that were hitherto unexpected.
And at this crucial time when greatest
loyalty and co-operation were needed
by the president his chief adviser,
Secretary of State Bryan, deserted
him, and not only did he desert him bu t
began at once to arouse disloyalty and
defection on the part of the people
at least, in so far as .. his influence ex
Another crisis has been reached and
Mr. Bryan appears upon the scene at
the psychological moment to further
complicate matters. For the first
time since the war began in Europe
congress has been called upon to take
definite action upon the foreign policy
of the president, the test vote being
taken, upon the question of whether or
not American citizens should be warn
ed not to board passenger vessels of
belligerent nations that were armed for
defense. The senate by a vote of 64
to 18 sustained President Wilson.
Pending the action of the house, *Mr.
Bryan appears upon the scene and is
closeted with members of congress.
Instead of standing shoulder to
iihoulder with the conservative, Demo
cratic president and making lighter
the heavy load which he is carrying
and instead of using his influence with
congress to endorse the policy of the
president, which is far from being
radical, he uses his influence to widen
';he breach in congress and to further
embarrass the president. Even Ex
President Taft has said. "If I were in
congress I would vote with President
Wilson," yet the Democratic Ex-Sec
retary of State Bryan is lobbying
against the president.
There might be some excuse for Mr.
Bryan's persistent opposition had Pres
ident Wilson been rash and indiscreet,
making egregious mistakes^Instead,
however, he is cautious and conserva
tive, seeking always the guidance of
Higher Power. In his cabinet meet
ings the president openly and audibly
nv ok es Divine guidance.
Mr. Bryan is a good man, one whose
integrity can not be questioned, but
that he allows his faulty and erring
judgment to lead him into questionable
and embarrassing paths few will
Teachers' Meeting Held.
A meeting of the teachers' asso
ciation was held in the court house
Saturday. While the attendance
was not as large as the pievious
meeting, yet the meeting was a
profitable one for all who twere
present, the programme being car
ri?d out practically as announced in
The Advertiser several weeks ago.
The writer always enjoys attending:
the meetings of the teachers ?nd
regretted his enforced absence Sat
urday. Being a member of the
county equalization board, we were
compelled to attend a meeting of
the board which was held in the
auditor's office the same hour that
the teachers met in the court ro?tn.
WATCH CHILD'S COUGH.
Cold?, running of nose, continued
irritation of mucous membrane if
neglected may mean Catarrh later.
Don't take the chances-do some
thing for your child! Children will
not take every medicine, but they
will take Dr. King's New Discovery
and without bribing or teasing. Its
a H weet pleasant Tar Syrup and so
effective. Just laxative enough to
eliminate the waste poisons. Al
most the first dose helps. Always
prepared, no mixing or fussing.
Just ask your druggist for Dr.
King's New (Discovery. It will
uafe-guard your child against ?-seri
ous ailments resulting from colds.
THE ACHES OF HOUSE CLEANING.
The pain and soreness caused by
bruises, over-exertion and straining
during house cleaning time are
soothed away by Sloan's Liniment.
No need to suffer this agony. Just
apply Sloan's Liniment to the sore
spots, rub only a little. In a short
time the pain leaves, you rest com
fortably and enjoy refreshing
sleep. One grateful user writes:
"Sloan's Liniment is worth its
weight in gold." Keep a bottle on
hand, use it against all Soreness,
Neuralgia and Bruises. Kills pain.
25c. at your Druggist. *2
The State of South Carolina,
Countv of Edgefleld.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Piobate Judge.
Whereas, Frank L. Middleton, of
above County and State, made suit
to rae, to grant him Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate and ef
fects of P. C. Middleton, late of
above Countv and State.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors" of the said P.
C. Middleton, deceased, that they
be and appear before me, in the
Court of Probate, to be held at
Edgefield C. H., S. C., in my of
fice on the 30th day of March 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 1st
day of March, A. D., 1916.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J., E. C.
ANNUAL FIELD DAY,
To be Held at Edgefield, S. C.,
Friday, April 7, 1916.
All the people of Edgefield county
are given a cordial invitation to at
tend Field Day.
The trustees, patrons and friends
in each diatrict are urged to accom
pany their school, and thus give en
couragement and inspiration to the
Parade-T. J. Lyon.
The parade will b>* formed prompt
ly at 10:30 o'clock on Main street,
leading from the public square to
the depot. Schools will be pliced
in line in alphabetical order. Each
school should carry a banner with*
the name of the school on it. A
$10.00 prize will be given to the
school having the greatest per (tent,
of its enrollment present. Edge
field school is not eligible for this
prize. In case of a tie the prize
will go to the school making the
best appearance on parade. In or
der to raise money for thia prize
each school will be assessed. If
twenty schools are in the parade
each school will pay fifty cents. If
forty schools enter each would pay
Welcome Address-Ex-Gov. J. C.
Each school is limited to two
contestants except in the humorous
CONTESTS FOR BOYS.
50 Yard Dash-Boys under and
100-Yard Dash- Boys under and
220-Yard Dash-Boys over four
440-Yard Dash-Boys over four
Running High Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Running Broad Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Standing Broad Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Standing High Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Rope climbing contest open to all
Sack Race-Open to all boys.
Shoe Race-Open to all boys.
Three-Legged Race-Open to all
CONTESTS POR GIRLS.
(Misses Ella V. Hiott, Hortense Padgett.)
50-Yard Dash-Open to all girls.
Running High Jump-Open to
Running Broad Jump-Open to
Standing Broad Jump-Open to
Standing High Jump-Open to
Rope Climbing Contest-Open to
Flag Race-Girls under fourteen.
(Miss Sara Nicholson.)
In this contest each school is al
lowed one boy and one girl to be se
lected from the seventh grade or
above. The contest will be in
writing. Paper will be furnished
the contestants, but each one should
bring his own pencil well trimmed.
Each pupil will be numbered and
they will write their number plainly
at the top of the page.
DECLAMATION AND RECITATION.
This contest will take place in
the evening. Each school is al
lowed one boy and one girl to be
selected from the sixth grade or
above. No selection can be over
ten minutes. Eighty per cent, will
be allowed for delivery and twenty
per cent, for selection. Each con
testant will be numbered and no
namen will be called. Gold medals
will be predented to the boy and
girl who makes the highest per
Appropriate prizes will be award
ed to the winner in each contest.
Competent and impartial judges
will be selected for each contest.
BASKETS AND DINNER.
(Mesdames W. C. Tompkins, G. N. En
nett, Miss Mamie Sill.)
Dinner, will be served on the
school grounds. We urge that
everybody, who can possibly do so,
briug well filled baskets. The com
mittee will take charge of your
baskets at the school building.
There will be no charge for en
trance to any contest. The only re
quirement being to notify the Cen
tral Committee, giving the names
of contestants from each school.
Let every teacher of the county do
this as soon as possible.
(Miss Elizabeth Rainsford.)
In the afternoon a game of basket
ball will take place. The teams
will be selected from Edgefield,
Johnston or Trenton. A series of
games will ba played between the
teams of these schools prior to Field
Day. The two teams making the
highest score will play for the
For further information address
Kdgefield, S. C.
clo T. J. LYON.
PILLS BEST FOR LIVER.
Because they contain the best
liver medicines, no matter how bit
ter or nauseating for the sweet su
gar coating hides the taste. Dr.
j King's New Life Pills contain in
j t,redienU that put the liver work
I intr, move the bowels freely. No
! gripe, no nausea, and digestion.
?Just try a bottle of Dr. King's
?New Life Pills and notice how
much better you feel 25c at drug
Honor Roll Mt. Zion School.
1st Grade: Arthur Prichard.
2nd Grade: Mildred Pardue, J.
3rd Grade: Bron tee Padgett, Sal
lie Carpenter, Willie Pritchard.
4th Grade: Mary Weeks, Retha
5th Grade: Sallie Padgett.
7th Grade: Lilias Weeks, Dewey
Padgett, Sammie Carpenter.
8th Grade: William Gaines.
9th Grade: Lilla Mae Padgett.
10th Grade: Marie Padgett.
For Five Months
Every Move Meant
Mrs. Fannie Heron Says
Rheumatism Kept Her
in Bed Helpless.
SYSTEM RUN DOWN.
She Took Seven Bottles of Tan
lac and Obtained Wonder
ful Relief. Weight
For Five Months.
"I think Tanlac has been blessed.
It has done me and so many others
so much good," is the praise given
the master medicine by Mrs. Fannie
Heron, of 1810 Taylor St., Colum
bia, wife of an employee of the Co
lumbia Street Car Company, in her
story of the almost wonderful relief
Tanlac brought her.
Mrs. Heron .must know what it is'
to suffer the keenest pain, for she j
was confined to her bed for five
months with rheumatism. She could
not turn herself, and every move
meant the keenest pain. She began
taking Tanlac, and now she can
walk several blocks without suffer
ing pain or feeling tired. She has
taken seven bottles of Tanlac and
now weighs more than she ever
weighed before, she said.
Her remarkable endorsement of
"1 suffered awful agony from
rheumatism of the nerves and mus
cles. I was forced to remain in
bed all the time for five months,1
and the pain was so intense that it
seemed at times I could not indure
it. During those five months every
move meant the keenest pain. I
could not even turn over in bed so
much did my muscles pain me.
"Indigestion, with which I also
suffered, caused me great pain. It
was awful. My system was run !
down, and I lost weight.
"I heard of the great relief Tan- ?
lac had brought to others in Uolum-l
bia and I began taking it. I have
taken ?even bottles. I can now
walk several blocks without feeling
pain or becoming tired. I am much ,
stronger now, aud am in irood spir- i
its. My relief is simply wonderful,
and I know it is all due to Tanlac,
for I took no other medicine along
'*l actually weigh more now than
I have ever weighed before. I in
tend to continue taking Tanlac un
til I have completely rjcovered from
all my ailments and ray strength
has been fully regained. I think
Tanlac has been blessed. It has
don? rae and so many others so
"A large number of my friends,
are taking Tanlac upon my recom- j
mendation. I can heartily reuom
mend it, and I kell al moni-e very vis-'
itor what great relief it brought j
Then Mrs. Heron named several
of her friends who she said had re
ceived great benefit from it.
Tanlac, the master medicine, is
sold exclusively by Penn & Hol
stein, Edgefield; Johnston Drug
Co., Johnston; G. W. Wise, Tren
ton. Price: $1.00 per bottle straight.
Bank of Parksvilie
Pays Five Per Cent, on
W. R. Parks
W. N. Edmunds
W. P. Parks
W. W. Fowler
J. C. Brunson
O. D. White
J. C. Parks
T. E. Cochran
We Are Conservative
We Are Safe
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.
J. W. HUDSON.
Morgana, S. C.
I respectfully announce to the voters
of Edgefield county that I am a candi
date tor 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.
Buildings For Sale.
I am authorized to offer for sale
the two wooden buildings on the
school grouuds that were formerly
used for the graded school. Persons
contemplating building should see
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees.
For Constipation, Biliousness, Indi
gestion, Sour Stomach, Colic, Dizzi
ness, Headache and anything caused
by a Disordered Liver. Removes
"That Drowsy Feeling"
by putting your digestive organs to
work, increasing your appetite, and,
in fact, makes you feel like a "NEW
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"ONE DOSE CONVINCES"
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& Holstein, Edgefield, S. C.
Not only your barn
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farm can be lighted with fine,
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Complete plants ready to install as
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One of our plants on your farm
will save you time, labor, worry,
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Call and see us or send for our
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Clark's Hill, S. C.
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