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Wednesday, May 10
They say some girls prefer to go
joy-riding with the fellow who can
steer the car with one hand. Wonder
why? _ _
Unless cotton soon comes up or grain
.ripens for the scythe, there won't be a
fish left in any stream in Edgefield
county. _ _
Of the thousands of visitors now in
Augusta for gala week, one familiar
face is missing-that of the "Belle of
What will you do with your boy af
ter school closes? Don't be too hard
on him. but bear in mind the trite old
saying: "Idle hands are the devil's
Frederick William Victor Albert
Hohenzollern has at iast replied to
Woodrow Wilson, but it is merely a
continuation of the German policy of
the past, that of artful dodging.
Unless the people of Texas are given
better protection along the border,
Texas will secede from the Union and
declare war on Mexico single handed.
And we wouldn't blame them if they
They tell us that the American peo
ple consume SO pounds of sugar during
the year. Judging from the looks of
some people we know, they do not get
anything like their share; but seem to
Jiave more than their share of vinegar.
We know an Edgefield county boy
who can sit down beside a cow, with a
jug between his legs, and put two
streams of milk at one time in the
mouth of the jug. He's made of thc
stuff that makes presidents and cap
tains of industry.
The farmer ol Richmond county,
Georgia, who had 20 barrels of "corn"
and 'JO cases of "rye" taken from his
cellar a few days ago had better be
satisfied hereafter with the agricul
tural products that are usually stored
i n cribs and barns.
With flour soaring above seven dol
lars per barrel, it is not very encourag
ing to read that the wheat crop will be
155,000,000 bushels short of last year.
With sugar and flour both high, black
berries will have to be served straight
from the bushes.
Germans are skilled in the art of
^drafting notes, as well as in the art of
~war. They make sufficient concessions
to avert a breech with America but do
?not go one whit further. They aro
astute enough to leave one hair to sup
jx)rt the Damoclean sword.
State Warehouse Commissioner Mc
laurin may have a good many impor
tant things to say to ihe people, but
we are of the opinion that he will have
a hard time convincing the Stat..- con
vention that he should have an hour set
.apart for his special benefit.
By turning out more than 1.800 au
tomobiles each work day, Mr. Ford
gives employment to thousands of men
in his several plants, and he is also in
strumental in swelling the volume of
business of tile clerks of court through
out the country by adding to the num
ber of mortgages they place on
It appears now ?-that Verdun will be
the Appomattox or Waterloo of the
present European struggle. After
eleven w^-eks of fierce fighting no de
.feat or victory of a decisive charac
ter has been reported. The Germans
seem determined to take this erstwhile
impregnable French fortress or spend
their last dollar and spill their last drop
?of blood in the attempt.
Savannah to Entorce the Law.
Contrary to the expectations of the
-whiskey people of Savannah, the chief
of police had the entire police force,
J.30 men, make a wholesale raid on the
.whiskey sellers early Friday morning.
One hundred and eighteen places were
searched simultaneously, completely
surprising and putting to route the
lawbreakers. Large quantities of whis
key and beer were seized and indict
ments were made against 90 individu
als. As a results of the raid, the life
t&Bi the chief of police has been threat-1
ened. But we do not believe that he is
in danger. Lawbreakers are always
cowards, and while they may try to
intimidate the officers of the law they
are not likely to execute their threats.
We believe that Savannah, like Au
gusta and Atlanta, will fall in line with
the other part of the State and enforce
the prohibition law.
Co-Operative Buying Helpful.
A striking example of co-operative
buying was the purchase the other day
of 300,000 tons of steam coal from the
Clinchfield Fuel Corporation by the
buying committee of the South Caro
lina Cotton Manufacturers' associa
tion. Instead of each mill purchasing
a year's supply separately, all of the
mills combined and bought in one lot,
securing the lowest possible rate. This
is of great advantage to the mills, es
pecially the small consumers. The
price paid for the large quantity was
$1.10 per ton. Had each mill made a
separate contract, the price would have
been considerably higher.
Farmers need to learn the advantage
of co-operative buying and selling.
Many of their purchases could be made
to advantage by combining their inter
ests^just as the cotton mills do, and
farmers would find it profitable too to
market their products in large lots.
For example, 100 or 200 bales of cotton
would command a better price than
when sold in lots of from one to five
bales. We would like to see this plan
of marketing cotton tried in this sec
The County Fair of 1916.
There is no longer.' any doubt about a
count}' fair being held next fall. The
executive committee of the fair asso
ciation met a few days ago and decided
to hold a fair, the date to be as near
the first of November as the dates of
other fairs in this section will permit.
As soon as information can be secured
with reference to the exact dates for
the Columbia and Augusta fairs a defi
nite date will be announced for our
fair. We do not want a conflict with
the other fairs that have already fixed
There is more genuine interest and
enthusiasm over the fair than there
has ever been before at this season
and we feel confident that the fair of
1??16 will be the best ever held in the
county. We hope the farmers in every
section wili take an active interest and
make a number of exhibits. Already
some of the leading farmers have told
us that they wid put their shoulders to
the wheel and help in every possible
way in making the fair a success.
Help to create a widespread interest
by talking with your neighbors and
friends about their fair as you chance
io meet them. Every word spoken in
behalf of the fair will increase the
Congress Against Gcod Roads Appro
Our own congressman from thc sec
ond district and others from South Car
olina have iauored in seasun and uut of
season in order to secure the passage
ol' a bill providing for federal aid for
public road improvement. Appropria
tions have been made at times but the
conditions that had to be met before
the funds became available have been
such that many counties could not se
cure any of the funds.
There seems to be almost concerted
action on the part of the representa
tives from the North and portrons of
the West to defeat all good roads ap
propriations. The West has received
teeming millions for irrigating pur
poses. Vast areas of dry and parched
lands have bet-n reclaimed through
government aid, but when the South
m?kes an effort to secure government
funds for road building stern opposi
tion is encountered. Throughout the
North a larger per cent, of the popula
tion resides in towns, consequently
they do not have the rural problems
that we have. They have such an
enormous electric and steam railway
miic-age and their towns are so near
together that the marketing of farm
products is not such a perplexing prob
lem as it is down South. For these
and other reasons the people of the
North do no1, realize the great need of
this section for government aid for
A brlljhas recently passed the house
providing some ,aid for road building
but it may meet its Waterloo in the
1 very respectfully announce my
candidacy for the office of Sherill* of
Edgetield county and will abide by the
result of the primary election and sup
port all the nominees of the Democratic
W. G. OUZTS.
I hereby announce that 1 am a candi
date for the office of magistrate of the
second magisterial district of Edge
field county, pledging myself to abide
the result of the primary election.
WALLACE W. WISE.
We have just received a big ship
ment of Children's Hats in Cloth
and Straw, and in all colors. Prices
2b cents, 50 cents and 75 cents.
Colleton Young Man Claims
Ed g efi el ci Bride.
Editor The Advertiser:
The marriage of Miss Georgia
Mae Wates and Mr. Joseph Harry
Ramsey of Walterboro, S. C., which
took place at the home of Mrs. BUB
sey at nine o'clock A. M. on May 4,
was a very quiet but a beautiful
The most striking feature of the
occasion was the symmetrical and
exquisite taste displayed throng h ont;
also, much in touch with the mod
est nature of the bride.
A pyramid of pretty ferns was
arranged at the mantle, the parlor
darkened, the use of pink shades
over the lights, gave such a pleas
ing effect to the entire party.
After the cuesta assembled Mis9
Allie Evans of Abbeville, a devoted
friend of the bride, sang so sweetly
"Perfect Day," xMrs. G. W. Bussey
accompanying on the piano.
At the sound of Mendelsohn's
wedding march, Miss Evans presid
ing at the piano, our honored
pastor, Rev. G. W. Bussey. pre
ceded the party, looking as gallant
as a young soldier.
The attendants were Miss?-? Ruth
and Mamie Timmerman, Misses
Kathleen Kenrick and Pearl Bailey,
Misses Mamie Bussey and Ellie
Dorri, the maid of honor being the
sister of the bride, Miss Effie Wates,
who came in alone dressed in light
blue crepe de chene. Next came
the bride on the arm of the groom
attired in a very stylish gown of
white organdie, using the bridal
wreath with long trailing veil, which
gave to her stylish form a most
graceful appearance. Her bouquet
was white roses and trailing spen
geria. The attendants wore dresses
of pure white, carrying large bou
quets of roses and fems on their
Mrs. Joseph Harry Ramsey is
possessed of such a sweet, gentle,
unassuming manner, and being
gifud in elocution and a graduate
of the S. C. C. I., made her quite an
accession to our community. We
were loath to give her up, but feel
that, our loss is Walterhoro's gain.
Mr. Joseph Harry Ramsey is a
very popular young man, being
leader in the Baptist church, and
?quite a successful planter.
They left immediately for Au
gusta in an automobile, thence to
Walterboro, the home of the groom.
On Monday previous lo the wed
ding Misses Allie Evans atid Mamie
Bussey honored the bride with a
miscellaneous shower, carrying out
a real appropriate and <mjo3rable
program with sweet music and ra
leresting contests, after which'-do
lightful ice cream and cake was
served. The bride was recipient of
numerous gifts. Among them were
silver, cut class and many useful
and pretty articles, all attesting the
esteem of the bride.
Those from away attending the
wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Wales of Augusta, Mrs. Carrie For
rest and Mr. Charlie Forrest of
Johnston, Mr. Robert Griffis, Jr., of
Cleora, Mr. Jack Bradley of McCor
mick, also Miss Kathleen Glover
and little ISvelyn from North, 8. C.,
who will remain the guests of Mrs.
?Teorge hussey for several weeks.
Our congregation was small in
number at Red Oak Grove Sunday
but big in heart. Bro. Busscy's
heart was made to overflow with
gratitude to note how responsive
they were when he took a contribu
tion for Mrs. Robert Spronsec,
whose condition is such that surgi
cal treatment must be rendered.
Her friends hope she can soon be
restored to health, being the mother
of six little children.
The observance of Mother's Day
will be a short service at Red Oak
Grove after Sunday school May 14.
Hope to see all our mothers come
to Sunday school next Sunday.
Hon. S. T. Williams.
Having served Edgeiield county
as a member of the House of Rep
resentatives for two years, Hon. S.
T. Williams seeks tho suffrage of
the people for a second term. Dur
ing both sessions of the legislature
Mr Williams was constantly at his
post and jeilously guaided the inter
ests of his constituency. In due sea
son he will meet the people face to
face and give an account of his
Honor Roll Waycross School.
1st grade: Elizabeth Blocker.
3rd grade: Effie Mae Fox.
4th grade: Addie Blocker, Mat
tie Ruth Ransom.
5th grade: John Blocker, Ethel
Bryant, Johnnie Ransom.
St h grade: Margaret Blocker,
Emma Blocker, Ru bye Ransom,
Percy Ti m merman.
Go to Collett & Mitchell's for
hand-painted china for wedding
gifts- If you fail to find what you
want, Miss Eliza Minis will fill any
order, if given in time.
Rum For the Heathen.
It is a sad commentary upon ou
civilization that in many cases tb
ship that carries thc missionary t
the foreign field to convert th
heathen also bears a cargo of Amer
can rum to damn the natives. Thi
awful blot upon our national chai
acter could be wiped ont if Chrii
tian people everywhere would pro
test against such a traffic. We wer
glad to see the following in a lat
issue of the Christian Herald:
In the Missionary Herald of Bo?
ton, for September, the followin
lu the hold of the four-maste
schooner Estelle Krieger, of Bostoi
are 21U,000 gallons of Kew Ent
land rum, bound for the West Coas
of Africa-Boston ' contribution to
ward ihe redemption of the Dar!
Continent. It will work inealeulabl
harm, as it is sure to be doctoree
and made yet more deadlv in it
effects. At every port where it i
distributed, it will be like the lei
ting loose of hell upon the suscepti
ble and unprotected natives."
In Collier's of June 26 it is an
nonnced that the Orleans had sailei
from Boston for thc west coast o
Africa with 20U,000 gallons of rum
Two well known millionaires ?vrit<
ns: "We are told that the entin
? west coast of Africa has been turne<
j into one long bar room, from whicl
;no less than two milliou natives gi
: forth to ?lie every vear as a result o
j a traffic forced on these people b;
j Christian nations. Do not nationa
'sins briny national judgments? 1
:not that idea proclaimed in tin
j This sin lies at our door. We art
I in the midst of a great nationa
?temperance movement; yet .ve car
1 not be oblivious of the fact that wc
?are guilty of degrading these un
i protected people by permitting ;
?traffic among them which we wonk
: stamp as intolerable if it were at
I That great and good missionary
j Hudson Taylor, in lb'.)? warnec
I British Christians that God wonk
;8urely punish their land for forcing
the opium traffic upon helpless
China. Russia can not escipe atone
munt for its age long persecution o!
?the Jews, nor Turkey for its repeat
j ed attempts to exterminate the help
j less Armenians. These are all in lim
i for retributivejustice. If we not on
, ly permit the degradation of the un
?civilized millions of west Africa
i but profit by it, and are directly
'responsible before (rod for it, ho?
can we hope to escape similar con
How are we to purge ourselves?
Let the church of all denominations,
j their young people's societies, and
I good people, of every class, use theil
'influence in spreading the great
?truth that if we ever mean to be
j come a sober nation, and to deserve
! divine favor and blessing, we must
j stop degrading the defenseless peo
j pie with that which is wrecking
: them, body and soul. It can be stop
ped and will be, if the nation's
'forces of truth and righteousness
unite to do it.-The Free Methodist,
Health of School Children.
A large part of each child's life
is spent is in the school room; md
for this reason the school should
promote good health. Many chil
dren come from homes where pov
erty and not thrift prevails. Many
of the parents are not informed on
questions of hygiene, sanitation,
etc., hence the importance of such
subjects having a place in the in
struction given. Fresh air, proper
ventilation, the importance of the
bath, the essential knowledge of
healthful foods and healthful modes
of cooking the same-all these are
proper subjects for the teacher to
impress on scholars.
Purity of body and purity of
thought are necessary to good
health; hence these subjects should
be tactfully inculcated by the teach
er. No child can be normal while
practising any habit that surely will
break down tin; health of the one
who indulges it.
Then there is the effect of the use
of alcoholics and narcotics on the
body and mind. The boy who
smokes is depleting his inherent
strength and laving the foundation
for failure or defeat, and at not so
far remote a period either in most
cases. "Further he is forging a chain
of habit which will become strong
er as the months (not to say years)
go by, and he will reach a period
when the chain will be iron in its
strength. There are many and
weighty reasons whv the nature and
effects of these things should be
taught to children in every grade.
Lastly the cultivation of the beau
tiful is now emphasized as never be
fore in this country. Attractive
school buildings, adequate shade,
beautiful [liants and flowers are now
a necessary condition of the school
We do not urge that too much
time should be devoted to these
things, but they each have an influ
ence in molding the character and
preparing the child for good citi
zenship. Not one of them is unim
Asheville, North Carolina
May 17th-24th, 1916
LOW FARES ! Convenient Schedules I
Tickets will be sold from Edgefield to Asheville
and return May 13th-17th. inclusive, at fare of S6.60,
with final limit returning May 31st, which may be ex
tended to June loth by deposit of ticket at Asheville
and payment of $1.00 additional. Correspondingly
low fares from other points.
The "Land of the Sky" is particularly
attractive at this season
Ask agents for schedules and other information, or
F. R. McMILLIN,
District Passenger Agent.
Jackson and Eilis Sts.
? i Uu
Breed to the best Jack in Edge
field county. Not responsible for
I accidents. Fee $10.00.
Edgefield, S. C.
I Prescriptions . Compounded
WITH THE UTMOST CARE
Any Hour of the Day or Night
Only the Purest Drugs are Used
Your Patronage Solicited
Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries
COLLETT & MITCHELL
f J. C. LEE, President F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
I FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
J If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
Wc manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
I Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Du^as Streets,
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