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J. L. MINIS.-..Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at SI.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
be postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
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Wednesday, April 12
Owing to the high price of drugs,
you'll probably hear of more people
drinking "sassyparilla" tea this
^spring than usual.
Not only Easter and the Glorious
^Fourth, but it appears now that Santa
Claus will come and go before Col.
Dodd lays hands upon Villa.
One by one the newspapers join the
3istof "yellow journals." The Adver
tiser itself, contrary to our expecta
tion, has become one of them.
Having put his hand to the plow,
President Wilson is not disposed to
tum back. He has announced that
Villa will be pursued until he is seized
The Advertiser would not give a
last summer's straw har. for thc
chances of the men who will oppose
the Hon. John E. Swearingen for re
election to tile office of State superin
tendent of education.
A headline says, "Col. Dodd's Wing
ed Horsemen Lost to News Gather
ers." Altogether new equipment is
required for morlern warfare and
."winged horsemen" are among the
newest, later even than th? aeroplane.
Loss to South Carolina.
Expressions of regret that Mr. W.
3. Sullivan has loft South Carolina to
make Charlotte his borne come from all
parts of the State. For the past five
.years Mr Sullivan hr.s been tho publisher
of the.Columbia Record,having through
the adoption of progressive methods
been the means of n on- than doubling
the circulation of Columbia's afternoon
paper, causing it to take front rank
.among the afternoon papers of the
South. He has become half owner o:
the Charlotte Observer and we predict
that under his management this, the
leading paper of North Carolina, will
make as great forward strides as did
The Record under his management.
The newspaper men of this slate will
greatly mi.-s Mr. Sullivan, and while
?they give him to North Carolina with
reluctance, yet they wish him every
possible success in his new field.
Citadel Growj in Efficiency.
There is no institution of learning in
South Carolina that stands higher than
the Citadel. The masses of the peo
ple appreciate as never before the
splendid work that it is d"ing in equip
ping young men for the duties of citi
zenship. It is very gratifying too to
the friends of the Citadel that the
prestige of the institution grows with
the passing years. Its fame has gone
.?broad in the land.
.The army officer made his annual ?
T?sit to the Citadel cadets last week,
and after completing a most thorough
inspection he had only words of the
highest prai-;e. This particular officer
bas been detailed for this special duty
far four consecutive years and he sta
ted a few days ago', that the Citadel is
doing even better work than it did last
year, ranking very close to West Point
in actual efficiency. It all the more
deserves the name of "West Point of
the South." The inspecting officer
stated that he is in favor of the bill
that is now before congress providing
ior the commissioning of 10 members
of the graduating class of the Citadel as
lieutenants in the regular army without
examination, instead of only two as at
No More Trading Stamps.
The merchants of Augusta have
pledged themselves to discontinue the
giving of trading stamps with pur
chases of merchandise. In fact, this
form of advertising is becoming more
andmore unpopular in the cities. Peo
ple are learning that they pay a dear
price for the so-called premiums. At
iirst that were led to believe that the
merchants were giving them some
thing extra-in addition to the mer
chandise purchased-for their money.
The Advertiser has always been of
the opinion that the giving of trading
stamps was unwise, as well as unfair
to the public. Every merchant should
give his patrons the best value possi
ble in mercandise, and this he can not do
if he cuts tho quality or inc reases the
price in order to pay for the premiums
Awarded through the trading stamp
I system. It is far better for the con
sumer to purchase outright such arti
cles as are given for premiums. In
the end it will pay them.
Away with the deceptive practice of
giving patrons something for nothing.
Bear in mind that you never get some
thing for nothing. You pay for ?. in one
form or another. That's what the
patrons of merchants giving trading
stamps have been doing without their
knowledge. Let the practice be stop
Cotton a Wonderful Plant.
The people of the South are so ac
customed to cotton that they are un
mindful of what a wonderful plant it
is. The lint of the plant supplies
clothing for every occasion-from over
alls for the laboring man to finest fab
ric for my lady who sits in her draw
The seed of the plant, which were
at one time regarded as a worthless
product, supply food for man and beast.
Fats or oil are extracted that are as
palatable and nourishing as any vege
table oil on the market. The cake or
meal, with the husks from the seed as
a filler, supply the cheapest, aa well as
one of the best, food for cattle.
Furthermore, cotton supplies its own
food, its own fertilizer, which is not
the case with corn and the other cereals.
T\e agricultural department has just
issued a statement advising farmers to
use meal as a fertilizer, instead of
using other forms of plant food on the
market. Potash in the form of salts
is practically unobtainable at this time,
and nitrogen and acid phosphate have
advanced tremendously in price be
cause of the use of nitrates and phos
phoric acid in the manufacture of mu
nitions of war. Cotton seed meal con
tains all of those elements of plant
food, which make it especially desira
ble as a fertilizer at this time. The
seed from an acre of last year's cotton
provides heavy fertilization for an acre j
of this year's crop. What other plant
will do this?
Field Day a Great ?uocess.
In spite of the unfavorable weather,
the second annual Field Day was a (
j pronounced success. A detailed report j
giving the list of prize winners will be j
found elsewhere in this issue, written
by Prof. Copenhaver.
Thc Advertiser congratulates all who j
had any part in making the day a sue- j
cess upon their splendid achievement.
And we commend the spirit of co-ope- i
ration that was manifested by teach
ers, trustees, patrons and pupils
throughout the county. Many schools |
came as far as 12 and 15 miles with j
every pupil present. Such a record is
something of which one should feel ;
proud, and we are confident that Su
perintendent of Education Fuller has
been greatly encouraged in his work hy
tho faithfulness and loyalty of the ed
ucational forces throughout the coun
ty. The splendid response is also large
ly the result o\ his work of the pant, j
He keeps !:: close touch with trustees, j
inspiring and encouraging them in
every way possible.
The people of tho town of Edge field
were honored by having so many rep
resentative people from all parts of
j the county as their guests. We, the
I people of Edgefield, hope that at some
future time we sh*:ll have the pleasure
of acting as host again when the sun
beams brightly, instead of having low
ering ciouds frown upon the occasion.
However, in spite of the inclement
weather, we believe everybody e.ijoyed
the day and were glad that they came.
Certainly the people of Edge field-all
of our people-were glad that so many
Let not a year pass hereafter with
out a Field Day for the schools of
Edgefield county. The coming together
of the people from all parts of the
county, especially under such whole
some and helpful influences, can not be
otherwise than productive of great and
We have just received a beautiful
line of line crepe de chine waists in
maize, Mesh and white at $2.51).
Mukashy Bargain House.
An old darkey in Richmond was
desirous of joining a fashionable
city church, and the minister, know
ing it was hardly the thing to do
and not wanting to hurt the old
chap's feelings, told him to tro home
and prav over it.
In a few days the darke*' came
"'Well, what do you think of it
by this time?" asked the preacher.
"Well, suh, replied the darkey. I
prayed an1 prayed an' de good Lawd,
he says to rae. Richard, I wouldn't
bother mah head about dat no mo'.
I've been tryin' to get into dat
church maself for de las' twenty
3 eahs an' I ain't had no luck at all."
We have a nic<* line of white
corduroy skirts for ?1.25 and up.
iMukashy Bargain House.
Just received a lot of boys' wash
suits at 35 cents and up.
Mukashy Bargain House.
FOR RENT-A five-room resi
dence near the high school. Pos
session given at once. Apply to
J. L. Mims,
News From Collier.
It has been some time since I
have seen anything from our little
town in your paper. So I th ou ?rh t
I would write a little of 'the hap
penings this week.
We have had a fins rain this past
wiek, which we were very glad to
see so we could finish fixing up our
hard land and plant some cotton
and corn. Some have already plant
ed, but I guess they are some
what scared since it has turned off
cold. The grain crop is looking
tine since the rain. Hope we will
make a good crop this year as the
corn is getting low in some of our
We had a nice crowd at Republi
can church last Sunday. We had a
few of our old members and friends
with us. Uncle Ive Mealing and
Mr. and Mrs. J. B.Adams, and Dr.
and Mrs. J. B. Adams, of Plum
Branch, S. C., came down in their
auto for the day. We were glad to
have them with us.
Mrs. J. Maude Aflams of Plum
Branch, S. C., has been spending
a while in our community with her
aunt, Mrs. . George Adams, and
while she was down she went fish
ing and caught several large ones.
That is what most of the people are
doing now. I am afraid some
of them will lose their crops
this year. You can see Mr. Torn
and Tuck Mathis and Jimmie Ham
mond passing nearly every day go
Airs. J. T. Littlejohn came home
with Miss Alpha Hammond for the
week end, and while she was down
tliey made a flying trip to Augusta
in Mr. Hammond's auto. We are al
ways glad to have Mrs. Littlejohn
Mini Eva Adams is b ponding a
while with one of her school friends,
Miss Viola Schumperi of Pelion,!
Miss Balah Jumper, of Spring
field, 6. C., has been spending some
lime in our community with her sis
ter, M r.s. Wallace Prescott. She has
made a good many friends since ?he
has been here. We regret very much
to see hor leave. I think some of
the young men fell very much in
love with her and we seldom see
them on!, in gnciety since her de-j
par tn re. We feel*.-ure some of them1
will he making a flying trip toi
Springfield before long.
We hear that orange blossoms!
are budding i:i the Rennbliuft!) sec
tion and think they will soon bloom.
Mrs. Kl len llriggy, Mrs Ti.m
Jell Briggs and Dr. Tray I or Briggs
were the guests ol' Mr. and .Mrs. E.
B Mathis une (lay last week.
Mr. Graf ton Hammond and his i
sister Anna spent ?.he week-end with!
llieir sister Mrs. Homer Williwaw.;
Mrs. E. B. Mathis and M rs;''G. I
A. Adams haw linen on the sick list;
for som? time, but I am glad to say.
they are much belier.
We ??ope io see our Supervisor j
down in this part of the entity be-j
fore long and give us some fine!
roads as he has in other sections. I
We feel sure lie wili if he has the I
time and don't forget us.
We have a fine Sunday school in
our community. We have S u rid ay [
school every Sunday and preaching i
every third Suildaj afternoon bvj
Rev. J. T. Li i tie jon. We have a
tine lot of teachers and officers.
Professor Wallace Prescott is our
superintendent and baracca fach
?r. He is one of the beet known.
We are very glad to have Professor
and Mrs. Prescott among us. . We
hope they v/ill make thia their per
Mrs. D. T. Mathis and her
daughter Miss Ellie made a flying
trip to Augusta last week.
Mr. Hallie Wells spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. G. Wells.
Mr. Tom Adams, one of our
bachelors, says he has about 100
little chickens flue for Tom isn't it!
That is better than some of the
married folks are doing, Tom is
not married, but says he is willing to
be, for he is tired of living by
himself, and as it is leap year
he thought perhaps ho would stand
Collier, S. C.
The Wonderiuld Medicinal
Value of Lemon Juice
is used to its fullest extent when com
The Mozley Lemon Elixir Co.
with other liver tonics, laxatives, aro
matics, stimulants and blood purifiers,
the whole making that ideal LIVER
More than 43 years attest that there
"JUST AS GOOD"
in permanently relieving Chronic Con
stipation, Indigestion, Billio?sness, 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.
Sam Gompertz is said to be going
to build a new amusement place at
Coney island, on the site of Dream
land, with everything free except ten
cents admission. Probably that is
why he was the largest bidder at the
auction of the contents of the Edon
Musee. He bought John Purroy Mit
chel, William the S. O. Bill Sulzer, W.
Jennings Bryan, Anna Held. Sarah
Bernhardt and 12 other assorted fa
mous people, all in a lump, for $190, or
$10 apiece. He just missed getting 19
"makers of history," from Cleopatra
to Roosevelt, which went en masse for
$230. Thomas A. Edison, clad in a
check sui!., was sold separately for
$10, and Colonel Goethals brought $10.
Both beat Governor Whitman, who
was disposed of, "scenery and every
thing," for $7. Some of the large
prices of the day, paid for group lig
ures, in which the auctioneer protest
ed that the very wax at 25 cents a
pound was worth more than the bid,
were Admiral Fletcher bombarding
Vera Cruz, five figures, $25; General
Funston entering Vera Cruz, eight fig
ures, $49; Lee's surrender at Appo
mattox, 14 figures, $100; Pope Piu3
lying in state, four figures, $40; "Hor
rors of the Spanish Inquisition," $50;
Hans Schmidt, $10; and the execu
tion of the four gunmen, $40.-New
The King and the Peasant.
A lot of good space, time, ink and
sympathy is being wasted on old King
Peter of Serbia, in telling what a sad
thing it is for him to be a king with
out a kingdom, of how he was lifted
tenderly from his horse, of how he was
taken to Italy and is to live in a
palace in that country until the time
comes when he may return to his own
And while all this is being written
the Serbian people, the peasants who
have been tramping barefooted along
frozen roads, whose homes have boen
destroyed and whose loved ones have,
in many cases, been killed in battle,
are forgotten.-Savannah Nows.
Buried by Lantern Light.
By the light cf lanterns tiie berty of
Annie BI. Scott of Phoenixville was
interred at Grove Methodist Episcopal
cemetery, West Wfcitcland, alter a
trip of ten miles, which had consumed
By night the procession had reached
Kimbolton, live miles from thc start
ing point, where the trip was aban
doned and resumed in the morning,
but it required until late the second
evening to reach the cemetery, the
read leading for the main part through
fields because heavy snowdrifts cloded
the highways.-West Chester, Pa., Dis
patch to Philadelphia Inquirer.
Good and Faithful Servant.
Sir S. Ponsonby-Fane is dead at an
age of ninety-one years. The span
of his years becomes apparent when
you appreciate that ho was an attache
of the British legation at Washington
in 1846-47. That was when James K.
Polk was president. James Buchanan
secretary of stat o and the J\lo:cic;an
war was on.-Cincinnati Tinies-Star.
Candidate for Warden.
I respectfully announce that 1 am
a sandidrte for warden of th? town
of Edgetield from the third ward.
P. A. IIIGIlTOWiCR.
We handle groeerie*, ol' <:ouisc,
bat the Kl NM) --I* Herb's w.
handle and Ibo WAV wu handle
them and thu wav we SERVE
YOU that is <sh;it c-in.*titu!u* the
stipei*ior*Kervice jue gets who dcal>
?). J. LaGroii?. Mgr,
Tm: HOME OF GOOP FATS.
FOR SALE: Or exchange for
farm product, one incubator (100
egg capacity) and one brooder. For
further particulars address J. C.
Hughes, .'ox 19?, Edgetield, S. C.
Come to us for your garden seed.
We sell Huist's seed, the kind that
never fail to germinate. The best
cost no morn than inferior seed.
Penn & Holstein.
I desire to notify my friends and
the public generally that I am agent
for the National Monument, Tomb
stone and Mausoleum Company of
Canton, Ga , and solicit your orders.
This company is located near the
marble and granite quarries of
Georgia, and is in a position to
make very low prices on all classes
of work. I shall be glad to call
and see anv one interested.
GEORGE L. WRIGHT,
Colliers, S. C.
April 12, 1916.
Notice to Stock Baisers
Aly Jack will make the .-eason al
Wm. Allen Mobley's farm wt-st
end Ed is to Street, Johnston, S. C.
He will stand as follows: Service
fee $15.(JU insuring foal, 55.UU pay
able when mare is hied, ihe balance
when colt in foaled. Notes or con
tracts for deferred payment* must
be given. Not liable idrmld acci
dents occur. Phone ?Io. l?-3. !
B. T. BOAT W RI GU I*,
Johnston, S. C.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our pro
found gratitude for the many acts
of thoughtful kindness that were
rendered by friends aiiH neighbors
during the late illness of our be
loved husband and fatbr", Dr. W.
E. Prescott, both while he was in
the hospital as well as at. home. We
desire to thank especially our faith
ful pastor, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn,
aud the physicians, Drs. Grafton,
Whitlock, Crane and Houston, for
their untiring efforts in his behalf
We shall always be deeply grateful
for the expressions of sympathy
and for the many acts of kind
Mrs. Julia K. Prescott,
Mrs. F. L. Parker,
Wallace T. Preso#fct,
Eustace H. Present,
Ellen, Ruthand Edith Prescott.
We have just added a complete
line of cut glass to our stock. New
and very attractive designs, with
prices ranging from 75 cents to
?11.50 per piece.
Collett * Mitchell.
flS.KiflG'S fl?fcW feSt?Gij iiiliS
WiSJ Sorely Sfoo Thai ^oaah
Bank of Parksvilie
Pays Five Per Cent, on
A bink is a reservoir into
which and out ol' which ii<>w tn.
financial resources of the oom m ti
lily. We have m??ney t" lend
.on. We will guard your sav
iutrs and make them work fui
We are Conservative
We are Safe
WITH THE ?
Any Hour of tl
Only the Purest
Complete Stock o
0. P. BRIGHT
First Application Brings R
(in most cases) a Cure.
Kif Send Coin, Money On
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for the office of supervisor
of Edgefield county and solicit the sup
port of the people, pledging myself;to
abide the result of the Democratic pri
J. M. BELL.
To the Citizens of Edgefield County:
I respectfully announce m?'self 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
didato 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
&ledge myself to abide the result of the
emocratic primary election.
R. J. MOULTRIE.
I hereby announce that I .Mn 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.
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for the office of supervisor
ol' Edgefield county and pledge myself
to abide the jesuit of the Democratic
j primary election.
R. N. BROADWATER.
For Cltrk of Court.
To theCitizens of Edgefield County:
I announce myself as a candidate for
Clerk ot Court of Edgefield County,
pled:inj[ myself to support the nomi
nees of thc Democratic Primary.
W. M. WRIGHT.
FOR SALK-Fifty bushels tine
Ira prov ud Toole cotton seed at
S I.UO per bushel. Lung staple at
?1.50 Jas. I). Mathis, Trenton,
FOR SALK: SU registered, Po
land china hogs any age and per-,
fectly marked. A bargain for a
Breeder. Address Mrs. Georgia T.
McKie, North Augusta. S. C.
R. F L> l. .
3 Bay or Night
Drugs are Used
f Fancy Groceries
J. C. HUGHES
elief. Three Applications
1er or Stamps,
rr H r:i) BY
LD, S. C.