J, L. MI MS,.Editor
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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Wednesday, March 15
Something new under the sun: A
South Carolina-made automobile.
Preferred position is given in the
papers to Columbus instead of Verdun.
Three popular topics of conversa
tion: Fire water, fire arms and fire
"Fire insurance policies keep er ex
pirin' and de fire insurance compan? s
"Cold wave on the way," says a
"headline. Most unwelcome news for a
Life insurance agents are not fall
ing over each other to insure the life
of one Francisco Villa.
To (he Texans there is but one thing
more detestable than a Mexican boll
weevil and that is a Mexican bandit.
So many teacheis are being flogged
by mothers and pupils now-a-days that
we don't blame the men for not teach
ing. m _
The first victims of the Mexican
ballets along the border were mem
bers of the 13th cavalry. Enough
Many things reiorin as time rolls cn
but March never. It is the same un
welcome month that it was in the be
It is possible uiai t..ie trite expres
sion "as impiegnable as Gibraltar"
may be changed to "as impregnable
Villa lost fallut ui n.e tact that when
be and his cohorts "shot up" Colum
bus they were striking more than IOC,
We "see by the papers" that ?rme
marriages are already being announced
for June, the groom forgetting that
be may be down in Mexico by that
The cheapest real estate on the
American continent at this time lies
along the Mexican border, lt can b?
had almost for the asking. But who
wants it? _
It appears that we were not evi n
prepared to cope with a handful of
.Mexican bandits. What would becon.e
.of us if suddenly attacked by a first
If it requires three days to pre;' are
to meet 3,0C0 bandits, how long would j
it require to meet 3,000,000 Japs cr
Germans? That's a question that anti
preparedists should consider.
In speaking hereafter of the activi
ties in the western theatre of war it |
will be necessary to state whether the
theatre is located in western Europe
^or in western United States.
The Advertiser will wager its pros
pects for a Panama hat that Villa and
none of his gang will be taken priso
ners. American soldiers will be too
careless with fire ?rms for any of
them to be taken alive.
Hon. George Warren, a member of
the Hampton bar, who was elected
judge of the newly created judicial cir
cuit by the legislature over his pro
test, submitting his resignation imme
diately being elected, has announced
that he will be a candidate for solici
tor of the 14th circuit. His election
is practically conceded. Declining the
jndgship, he now modestly asks for
Mr. Louis D. Brandeis, whose ap
pointment to a place on the supreme
bench is hanging fire in the senate, is
receiving some hard knocks. Six for
mer presidents of the American Bar
Association, Ex-President Taft being
among them, are protesting against
confirmation. We are of the opinion,
however, that President Wilson will
ultimately win another victory by
having the 3ena;e , onfi.m the appoint
It appears that the city of Augusta
will even up the matter of our taxing
the South Carolina end of their dam
across the Savannah by levying a tax
on automobile owners who reside in
North Augusta but who do business in
Augusta. The sheriff of Richmond
county has taken up the matter of tax
ation of these South Carolina cars with
State officials in Atlanta, and it seems
that these men who really live in
two States will have the tax to pay
unless they fight it out in the courts.
However, we do not believe our Geor
gia friends have as good fighting
ground for taxing South Carolina auto
mobiles as we have for taxing one half
of their dam at "the locks."
Miss Wylie Retires.
That Miss Juanita Wylie has decided
to retire from active newspaper work
has caused profound regret throughout
the State. For the past five years she
has edited the Lancaster News with"
i decided ability, making of it one of the
leading weekly papers of the State. In
deed she is capable of filling a larger
place and would now be in a larger
field had she yielded to the solicitations
of one or more daily papers in the
larger cities. Her love and loyalty for
Lancaster caused her to decline all of
fers that would probably have allured
others less loyal. The owners of The
News will find some one to fill Miss
Wylie's place but they will not find
one more capable, more loyal or more
faithful than she has been. The News
hereafter will not be the same.
The bi-ennial discussion of the coun
ty-to-county campaign is now on.
Every two years, just before the State
convention is held, this question is
very generally discussed, and always
without results. As much as The
Advertiser would like to see the pres
ent system of campaigning abolished,
it is of the opinion that many years
will come and go before a change is
m ide. The demagogic office seeker
would lose tremendously were the
present system discontinued, and be
cause of the resulting loss politicians
of this type will keep alive a senti
ment in favor of public meetings in all
of the forty-odd counties.
About all that has been accomplished
in recent years by these many meet
ings has hpen the arousing of preju
dice and the stirring up of strife world
without end. Would that we had the
pDwer to strike out once and for all
time the present method of campaign
in South Carolina!
Another Lyceum Course.
The committee of citizens who marie
possible the lyceum course just closed
have signed another contract for
a course next fall and winter. In or
der to secure these high class attrac
tions for Edgefield, these gentlemen
hid to obligate to pay several hundred
dollars. This risk was assumed with
out the hope or expectation of realizing
on J penny out ot the enterprise for
aiemselves, being actuated purely by
public spirited motives.
Now when the tickets are offered for
s ile the people of the community should
purchase them without a murmur. The
attractions are among the best that
are offered by the lyceum bureaus and
tie tickets are sold at cost. Indeed
t.ne managers consider themselves for
! t mate when the sum realized from the
sale of tickets is sufficient to pay for
the attractions. The larger the pat
ronage from season to season, the bet
ter the lyceum course can be made by
increasing the number of entertain
ments to be given during a season.
Let our people stand by this committee
of public spirited men.
Columbia Votes School Levy.
By voling an extra ?evy of five mills
for school purposes, Columbia has set
a commandable example to other cities,
Vjwn and rural communities. This levy
will raise something like $65,000 an
nually for education. While it ap
pears that this is an extra tax, due
primarily to the closing of the dispen
saries in Richland county, yet when
the amount that is saved to the people
through the closing of the liquor shops
:!s taken into consideration the balance
will be on the profit side of the ledger
at the close of the year.
T .e removal of temptation from the
wage earner will enable him to save
te.jiold mure than the extra tax levied.
Tne increased business of the mer
chant will mean proportionately in
creased profits. The enlarged deposit
account of the banks will enable them
to earn more in dividends than the
?xtra levy, and so on all down the
Unfortunately, it can be determined
just what increase in taxes resulted
from wiping out the whiskey business,
while the increase in efficiency of labor
and the increase in business can not
be determined. However, we believe
the benefits derived from prohibition
will ultimately be so great that even
the prejudiced man will admit that it
pays in dollars and cents, which is the
least of the benefits derived.
Again we say Columbia has set a
good example by providing generously
for her schools.
LOST: Tuesday afternoon be
tween Edyclield and K?pers a la
dy's gold, watch. Initials "A. S.
H." ai'.d diamond on back. Suita
ble reward will be paid if left at
The Advertiser office. <
Interesting Letter From The
Editor Advertiser:- Farmers
around here are all eager to get at
their spring work and are complain
ing that the cold, damp condition of
the ground retards planting. I wish,
when I read how Augusta is trying
for a city beautiful that we might
make a country beautiful. It is said
God made the country man the
city, but man in the country often
undoes God's work and makes his
(man's) dwelling and its surround
ing? as unlovely as possible while
man in the city uses his best en
deavors to make his home and its
environments as attractive as possi
ble So I think the city uses God's
gifts as the country does not.
A good deal of interest has been
taken in the week of Bible study
conducted by Mr. Stillings of the
Tabernacle church in Augusta, at
the Baptist church here Mr. Still
ings has been an earnest and
thoughtful student of and
is thoroughly familiar with all parts
of the Bible and explained many of
its seeming contradictions as being
no contradictions viewed in the light
of study and research.
Mr. Warren has bought a very
pretty little Run-about "built for
two." Wish he and the other auto
ists had better roads to run over.
Some of these roads near Parks
ville are almost impossible to travel
Mr. Felix Moore principal of the
school here h ts his boys and girls
in training for the Edgefield Field
Day. Very creditable work is being
done. I shall not tell you how fast
some of the boys have run. The
boys are interested in the work and
will use every energy to win.
Un account of the teachers con
vention at Columbia two of the
most lovtly of our Parksville girls.
Misses Marie Blackwell and Rosada
l'ai bert, will seize the opportunity
of lhere being no school duties to
pay a flying visit home. The one
will come from Col um Ida, and the
other from Anderson. We are al
ways glad to see them.
Mrs. Andrew Weir h*s been ill
for some weeks. We trust she will
Mr. John C. Morgan who has
had a severe attack of grippe is now
The C. C. Osborne lumber cora
pmy are about to install their sec
ond planing mill between here and
M od oe.
Resolutions by U. D. C. on
Death of Miss Mamie Lake.
The passing away from our r^idst
into the great aLd glorious beyond
ol this bright and happy christian
woman has tilled our chapter with
the deepest soi row. We therefore
extend lo heil be)caved relatives and
numberless friends our heart-fell
Though acquainted with many
sorrows in the loss of those nearest
and dearest to her, Miss Mamie
Lake's name will always be a
synonym of "joyousness."
Full of kind feelings toward all
she met and looking only for the
good in her fellowman, she usually
found it. Though small in stature,
she was big enough in character, to
look at life from the other person's
view-point, as well as her own.
None of her thoughts or ideas were
narrow or selfish, hence she counted
ber friends by the score. Surely
a life so rich in the joy of living
though it has passed from the walks
of earih, must live alwahs in that
world, where joy and happiness
Bright spirit farewell, we will j
put your dear memory away in our
hearts and leave thee in the compa
ny of all the hosts of Heaven.
"Sometimes when all life's lessons
have been learned', and Sun and
Stars forevmore have set, the
things o'er which we grieved with
lashes wet, will flash before us out
of life's dark night, as stars shine
most in deeper tints of blue, and we
shall see how all God's plans are
right, and that which now t>eems
dark, was love most true."
Therefore be it resolved,
l>t, That in her death, the Edge
field Chapter (J. I). C. has lost one
of the best members.
2nd, That in her loss, we bow
in humble submission to the will of
our Heavenly Father.
:jrd, That a copy of these resolu
tions be published in the county pa
pers and also spread on our minute
Mrs. E. Pendleton Jones, Ch'r.
Mrs. B. L. Minis,
Mrs. N. G. Evans.
Every department of our stock is
being replenished with the newest
in spring merchandise. We are
showing many new novelties and
pretty things in spring notions.
Everything in the store is bright
and new. 'r
See the new Post-Card Photos in
beautiful folders at Miss Eliza Mims'
Studio. Something new-only $2.00 per
Dr. Prescott at Home.
. Dr. W. E. Prescott returned to
his home Friday night from Augus
ta. He came to Edgefield on the
late tram and went at once out to
his home in an automobile. He has
grown stronger since the last opera
tion and it is the universal hope
that he will steadily improve. H<
stood the fatigue of the trip by rail
and by auto Friday splendidly. Hav
ing never dissipated in any manner
during his past life, Dr. Prescott
has a strong constitution which is
standing him in good stead at this
(crucial period. Young men of to-day
who are laying up no reserve force
but burning life's taper at both
ends, as it were, should take warn
ing. It may be that at some futute
time they too will need all of the
reserve force and strength that can
Edgefield Chapter U. D. C.,
Met With Mrs Evans.
The Edgefield chapter, U. D. C.,
met on Tueseay afternoon with Mrs.
N. G. Evans, hostess. There was a
large attendance, about thirty-five
responding to roll call. Resolutions
on the death of one of the most use
ful members, Miss Mamie Lake,were
read and adopted.
The president, Mrs. R. A. Marsh,
presided over the business sessions.
Plans for Memorial Day were dis
cussed and it was decided to extend
at once an invitation to the speaker
of the day who will be chosen hy
the executive committee of the
chapter. All of the veterans are ex
pected to be present at the memo
rial exercises which will be held
this year in the cemetery around the
graves of the departed heroes. An
appetizing hot lunch will be served
the veterans by the Daughters of
the confederacy who delight to.
honor the brave soldiers of the 60's.
lt is hoped that many will come on
that occasion to receive the warm
welcome that always awaits them.
An interesting program arranged
by Mrs. Pendleton dones, historian,
was given by those assigned for
that dutv. Mrs. B. 13. .Jones, glean
er, brought important items of cur
rent news concerning U. D. C.
work. Miss Hortense Padgett read
a sketch of the life of Francis
Orrery Tiehnor, author of "Little
GrifJiu" and "Virginians of the Val
ley," and Mrs. Evans read a poem
on the little Alabama heroine, Em- j
ma ??ailsun. A Standard of Excel- j
lenee for members and officers was j
read au 1 emphasized by the bisto-1
rian. The choir sang The Star
Spangled Hantier." The clo>ii.g
number, "Dixie," sung by Oozier
Tompkins. Edward Peak, William
Jones and Geo. Tompkins was must
inpiring and prolonged applause
was given these young patriots.
Mrs. Evans served dainty re
freshments of Charlotte russe and
cake to her guests who were unani
mous in their expression of pleasure
afforded them by her cordial hos
pitality dining the afternoon.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Bank of Plum Branch
Located at Pium Branch. S. C., at j
the close of business .March 7, 1916.
Loans and Discounts $36,377.04
Furniture and Fixtures 2,400.00
Due from Banks and Bankers 4,385.81
Silver and Other Minor Coin 148.72
Checks and Cash Items 92.28
Capital Stock Paid in $10,000.00
Surplus Fund 350.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check 23,705.57
Time Certificates of Deposits 2,510.00 j
Cashier's Checks 232.59 '
Bills Payable, including Cer
tificates for Monty Bor
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield. \ss'
Before me came J. K. Faulkner,
Cashier of the above named bank, who.
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
J. K. Faulkner.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 14th day of March, 1916.
Correct Attest :
W. R. Freeland,
J. L. Bracknell,
J. N. Miller,
Come in to see our new spring
offerings. A portion of our stock
has arrived and other goods are
following almost every day. We
have new spring goods marked very
J. VV. Peak.
Railway Agent Feels
Save in Cold Pav
Ben. F. Newman, Southern's
Freight Agent at Co
lumbia, Tells of
SAYS "I AM DELIGHTED.
One of His Greatest Desires Ob
tained After Ten Year Ef
fort. Tanlac Brought
Seldom do men of prominence in
business and commercial life wil
lingly express their indebtedness to
a proprietary medicine, but when a
preparation attains that singular
purity, uniformity and efficiency
that is shown by Tanlac, endorse
ments from the best known citizens
may be considered as fully measur
ing up to the good that is being ac
Ben F. Newman, the big, jovial
southern railway freight agent at
Columbia, a man whose present!
high position assures he has been
true to every trust reposed in him,
is one of the widely known men of
Columbia who has given praise to
Tanlac. Mr. Newman has a long
and excellent record in the service
of the southern. He held the im
portant position of freight agent at
Columbus, Ga., before he was pro
moted to the position he now holds.
With the men under his supervi
sion, he is a prime favorite, because
of his fine business ability, excel
lent judgment and open hearted dis
When he was interviewed at his
office, SOU Gervais Si.., regarding
the relief Tanlac had brought him,
Mr. Newman said: "I am delighted
with Tanlac It has brought me
the telief I have sought for years.
'During the past eight or ten
years my system lins been in such a
run down condition that I was pe
culiarly liable to take cold. These
colds would sometimes continue two
or three weeks and would be quick
ly followed by another. Co'd
frequently would settle in my limbs,
back and shoulders, causing me in
tense p.iin of a neuralgaic nature.
During several winters I have worn
plasters on-my back almost all the
lime. At times I was forced to
arise at night and bathe my limbs
in a strong liniment to relieve the
ache. Even in the summer mouths I
was greatly troubled with colds,
which mv system seemed unable to
throw off. When I had a cold I
felt miserable and as if 1 were about
to fall to pieces.
"I began taking Tanlac and took
ti ve bottles before I slopped, now ?
enjoy a fredorn from colds I have
not knowif in years. Before I took
Tanlac I would catch a fresh cold
every pay day. when I went into
the cold pay car, and wo tdd feel
terribly for a week or more. Last
week when I paid off employees no
ill effects came from the exposure,
and the day was very cold.
"For years I was pecularly ef
fected on my right side where there1
was a lump which would swell up
and become sore and painful when J
I would take cold. I could not |
sleep on that side, but the lump dis-1
appeared while I was taking Tanlac j
and I can now rest well on that side.
I feel splendid in every way. Du
ring ihe past five years I had to stay
in at night because I knew I would
take a severe cold if I went out and
be almost sick, but now I can go
out ai night and go around in my
shirt sleeves without suffering later
'T have tried many kinds of med
icine-, but failed to get the least
benefit I have removed in a vers
short lime while taking Tanlac a
condition which had caused me
great suffering for ten years. Your
medicine certainly has built np my
system and has given me renewed
strength and energy. I have recom
mended it to seveial friends."
Tanlac, the master medicine, is
sold exclusively by Penn & Hol
stein, Edyefield; Johnston Drug
Co., Johnston; G. W. Wise, Tren
ton. Price: ?1.00 per bottle straight.
FOR RENT-A live-room resi
dence near the high school. Pos
session given at once. Apply to
J. L Mims.
All persons indebted to the estate
of the late Mamie E. Lake will
please make payment to the under
signed, and all persons holding
claims against said estate will please
present them duly attested for pay
ment. Bills can be presented or
payment made to Sheppard Bros.
ELIZA M. MIMS,
Bank of Parksvilie
Pays Five Per Cent, on
W. R. Parks J. C. Branson
W. N. Edmunds O. D. White -
W. P. Parks J. C. Parks
W. W. Fowler T. E. Cochran
T. W. Lanham
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 for the office of supervisor and
Sledge myself to abide the result of the
.emocraiic 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 lo offer for sale
j 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.
Then take a dose of Mozley's Lemon
Elixir and you'll suffer no inconven
ient*, even though you are a con
43 years has proven
to be the greatest remedy for indi
gestion and disorders of the stomach,
liver and bowels ever offered to the
Try it once and you'll never be
50c. and $1.00 a Bottle
"ONE DOSE CONVINCES"
gi?T Sold and recommended by Penn
& Holstein, Edgefield, S. C.
_? "91 ?B .
Will keep the young: folk? at home.
It will make tlu-m happy and con
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I? the hext ptnnt on the market.
Complete plantH Installed un low
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derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c.
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