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J.L. MI MS,_.Editor
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Wednesday, June 21
A head-long fellow is seldom long
The Mexican muddle has already ac
complished some good by putting Styx
on the map.
Mexicans seem to have a short mem
ory, having forgotten the fate of the
|"A wise step at this season toward
preparedness for the farmer is to sow
every acre possible in peas.
A June bridegroom who volunteers
?or Mexican service deserves the worst
possible at their hands.
Doubtless some of Edgefield's braves
are rather glad now the "Edgefield
l?fles" are among the "has beens."
Mr. Hughes will yet learn that a
r?signation from the supreme bench is
jiot a passport into the White House.
With 21 members in the State cam
paign party, the speeches, if anything
at all, must of necessity be multum in
Although the first to secede from
the Union, South Carolina will now
be among the first to rally around the
Stars and Stripes.
No, it is not unfortunate that June
jains make the grass grow. If the
?grass didn't grow, some fellows would
3?t properly work their crops.
Carranza had the opportunity of be
ing a George Washington, a father to
a new Mexico, but he has failed to
- improve the opportunity.
If you desire to consign a personal
/enemy to some uncomfortable place
without using the ordinary expression,
^just tell him to "go to Mexico."
"About 100,000 men called out by
the President," says a headline. Now,
don't you think this is one time that
.women are glad they are women?
The Republican party could render
itself and the remainder of the people,
a good service, if it could induce the
Colonel to volunteer for service in
According to the figures just made
public in Washington, the 1915 cotton
crop was the smallest since 1906, which
.should make certain a good price for
She 1916 ?rop,"
Carranza loses sight of the fact that
.when the rank and file of the Ameri
can army cross the Rio Grande, the
Jlubicon has been crossed and the fight
ison to the finish.
All of the other colbnels are mobiliz
ing but we haven't yet seen where
Colonel Aftermath has joined the
patriotic procession. Perhaps he has
been detailed to keep up the spirits of
those left at home.
Since the advent of the short skirt,
you certainly can't say any woman is
.without visible means of support. -The
State. From Robert's observations
one can tell that he does not always
look up at Columbia's skyscrapers.
?t is just a little bit unfortunate for
the latter that the mobilization of the
soldiers and the mobilization of the
candidates for State office began on
the same day, for the former have
ibeen given the biggest, blackest head
lines in the newspapers.
They say the short peach crop of
Georgia will net orchard owners as
j?uch cash as a full crop usually does. !
That's always the way with a short
cotton crop, but, goaded on by greed,
larmers always make every pound they
There are so many new forms of
temptations to the weak these latter
days. Several nights ago a fellow in
Augusta could not resist the tempta
tion to enter a garage and willfully
take two tires from the wheels of an
automobile. In the good old days one
only had to lock the fowl house and the
.stable door, while now the garage has
ito be locked also.
While addressing a mob of Mexicans
who gathered about his residence in
Mexico City, Carranza in his attempt
to appease their wrath against Ameri
I cans, said: "Goto your homes and be
good Mexicans." Might as well ex
pect a mad dog to be a good dog.
j Some idea of the cost ot war can be
gained from the initial call of the Gov
ernor upon the War Department for
$13,000 for rations for South Carolina's
men and horses for five days. After
all of the hundred thousand men are
moving into Mexico millions will be
Thrifty White Settlers Needed.
One does not have to journey in any
direction very far from the county seat
before he realizes that among the
greatest nerds of E:lgefield county is
additional home owners in our rural
districts. There is waste land by the
thousands of acres that needs to be
reclaimed and there are hundreds of
thousands of idle acres of arable land
that should no longer remain dead cap
ital to the owners.
It is not probable'"that any of these
lands will be made to yield a harvest
until there is an influx of outside fam
ilies. Homes could be provided for
several thousand additional families in
Edgefield county and then no rural com
mun itv would be congested. More home
owners of the right kind would mean
better roads, better schools and stronger
churches. Hasten the day when a
great throng of thrifty immigrants can
be brought into Edgefield county!
Compulsory School Attendance.
The Advertiser would like to see the
local option school attendance law made
operative in every school district in
Edgefield county. Another session
should not be lost to many boys and
girls who have attained. the school age
and yet are kept out of school, or what
is equally as bad, allowed to remain
out of school, by their parents. Illit
eracy will never be driven from South
Carolina until all of the children are
put in school. That ?white boys and
white girls are daily growing into man
hood and womanhood throughout South
Carolina who can not read or write
their names is too horrible.to contem
plate. It can be remedied however by
putting every boy and girl over six
years in school. Edgefield county is
not the only one in South Carolina
wh6se people need the compulsory
school attendance law. That there are
others is shown by the following pa
thetic incident taken from the Man
ning Herald, which is ably_edited by
Mr. J. K. Breedin:
"We attended the mayor's court
yesterday and saw one thing that
threatens us more truly and more
vitally than the sale of liquor. Two
colored men and two colored women,
after testifying, walked to the desk
and ".signed their names to their tes
timony-and the women were cooks
about town; a white man and a young
white woman had to make their mark!
What threatens us-compulsory educa
tion, or compulsory ignorance? No
civilization or government can be built
on ignorance. The Negroes could read
and write; the white people, of about
the same age, could not!"
Death of Mr. Jesse L. Morgan.
Jesse L. Morgan died early Mon
day morning at his home t?ve miles
north of Edgefield. For a year he
bas been a sufferer from Bright's
disease and during the past few
weeks grew wrorse, much of the time
being confined to his bed. Early in
the morning soon after dressing he
fel? desd in his room, ny one being
present at the tim?. His lifele**
body was discovered by a member
of the family. Mr. Morgan was a
successful farmer who held the con
fidence and esteem of his neighbors
and friends. He was a member of
the Edgefield Methodist church.
Mr. Morgan will be greatly missed
by his Edgefield friends.
He was twice married. His first
wife, who was Miss Lizzie Foy,
lived but a few years. Mr.Morgan's
second marriage was to Miss Julia
Brooks, a daughter of the late Capt.
James Brooks, and a half-sister of
Gen. C. R. Brooks, and Mrs. Ellie
Brooks Jones of Columbia and
Mrs. Sallie Brooks Moseley of Edge
field. Ile is survived by bis wife,
three daughters, Mrs Lewis Holmes,
Miss Lizzie Morgan and Mrs. Boyce
Johnson, and three sons, Carroll,
Julian and Brooks Morgan. The
funeral was conducted Tuesday
morning at ll o'clock by the Rev.
A. L. Gunter, the pastor of the
Methodist church. The interment
took place in the village cemetery.
Mr. Morgan was a member of the
Order of the Woodmen of the
World and the members of the
Edgefield camp also officiated at the
BAD TO HAVE A COLD HANG ON.
Don't let your cold hang on, rack
your system and become chronic
when Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey
will help you. It heals the inflam
mation, soothes the cough and
losBens the phlegm. You breathe
easier at once. Dr. Bell's Pine
Tar-Honey is a laxative Tar Syrup,
the pine tar balsam heals the raw
spots, loosens the. mucous and pre
vents irritation of the bronchial
interesting News Letter From
(Written for last week.)
Editor Edenfield Advertiser: I
read your newsy ~paper every week
and certainly enjoy it. I think it if
a ?rood paper. As I have not seen
anything from this neighborhood
for some time I will write a few
items. Our Sun lav school had
reached a high state of excellence,
one that our worthy superintendent
has been striving for. We hav?
about enough money on hand to
curtain off all of the classes, which
we think will be a great blessing to
the school. We have preaching
every first and third Sunday by our
pastor, Rev. A. C Baker. Ile is
very much beloved hy everybody.
We regret to report that Mrs. Ii.
W. Jackson's condition is no bet
ter. She is in the hospital in Augus
Mr. Ed Cullnm went over to Au
gusta three times in one week carry
ing persons from Johnston ami this
community. He expects to take a
trip to Helton, S. C., where he has
a brother who is engaged in farming.
We observed cigarette day in our
Sunday school June ll. We had a
recitation by Karl Callum, "A
threat from little Tommie;" Cecil
Scott, "The harm in wine, cider,
beer, cigarettes and taking the Lord's
name in vain;" Lawson Scott, "No
cigarette for me," Pansy Derrick,
"Not tit to be kissed." Mrs. Mary
Cullnm read the selection, 'Where
is the harm in the cigarette?"
As Sunday was temperance Sun
day, Miss Dorothy Williams, a
graduate of Coker college .and
daughter of Mr. Jesse Williams,
read the piece, "lt saves the boys
if weean keep them from using al
cohol until they are 21." Then they
are not apt to form the habit after
Mr. and Mrs. John Scott visited
in the home of Mr. Boliver Rhoden
Mrs. Ed Cullum and children
spent last Sunday in tue home of
Mr. George W. Scott.
Mrs. J. M. Rushton spent Satur
day and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Derrick spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Will
We were so glad to welcome Mr.
John Jackson in our midst. He has
been taking a course in the South
ern Baptist Theological Seminary
in Louisville, preparing himself to
be a missionary. He was called home
to be at the bedside of his mother,
Mrs. H. W, Jackson.
Master Leon Cullum spent SariJ"
day in [the home of Mr. Wilbur
Clark. Must be some attractions
Farmers have been very busy
sowing peas in their stubble since
the rain. They have barned that it
pays to raise their supplies at home.
On Saturday afternoon at 5
o'clock a company of friends and
neighbors were seen to be mysteri
ously wending their way down on
Jeter street from every point of the
compass. They all met at Miss Sudie
Covar's and as they entered the
house they seemed to be concealing
something, but it was too large to
be hid, and now and then the colors
of pink and white would strike the,
Finally as all ha<3 gathered, a
lovely pink and white basket made
by Mrs. B. B. Jones ar.d filled by
friends with gifts of love was dis
played, and in a few minutes all re
paired to the adjoining home of
Mrs. Emeline Cartlidge to carry
this unique testimonial ot esteem to
Miss Addie Cartlidge. It was entire
ly unexpected, but the family ex
hibited the same pleasant hospitali
ty as if it had not been, and the lit
tle program consisted of a poem
read bv Mrs. Moseley written by
Mrs. B. B. Jones who was ill and
unable to be present and a few word?
from Mrs. J. L. Miras in presenting
a book made by Mrs. .Jones for the
registering of guests for the shower
as well as for the occasion of the
wedding which takes place June 29.
It was interesting to see the show
er taken from the basket and sur
veyed by the recipient and the la
dies present. Little Allen Samuel
made a dainty cupid with his fatal
bow and arrow.
Those present weTO, Mrs. A. T.
Samuel, Miss Lillian Smith, Mrs.
Sallie B. Mosley, MTS. J. M. Cobb,
MTS. B. L. Jones, Mrs. W. H.
Dorn, Miss Sudie Covar, Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman, Mrs. J. L.
Mi ms, Mrs. C. M. Thomas and
Mrs. J. Wm. Thurmond.
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
blood, builds up the whole system fud will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. SOc.
tubes. Just get a bottle of Dr.
Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey to-day, its
guaranteed to help you. At drug
A Hymn of Child Warfare.
MOLLY WITFORD ANDERSON.
Inspector of Almhouses, New York
State Board of Charities.
0 God of little children, whom thou on
earth didst love,
Look down to-day and bless them from
Heaven high above.
Our orchards and our vineyards we till
with zealous care
But child-plants, unprotected, are droop
0 God of little children, teach us to
know their worth,
Of such shall be thy kingdom in
Heaven and on earth,
And in the great world-garden thy
laborers are we
To guard and keep the blossoms for all
O God of little children, we have no
Teach us to seek and save them by
To fight the foes that threaten, the
weeds and pest and blight,
For every child-plant growing is pre:
ious in thy sight.
O God of little children, thy garden
shall be tilled
By us whose hearts are wakened, thy
The desert long neglected shall blos
som as the rose,
With health and hope and freedom for
every child that grows.
Report of President to the
Stockholders of the Edgefield
Building & Loan Associa
tion at the Annual Meet
ing Held Friday, June
In connection wi;h the report for
the past year, which has been prf?
pared by Mr. J. H. ?llen, Treas
urer, and which has been submit
ted to the stockholders, I desire to
make a brief statement of the his
tory and accomplishments of the
The Edgefield Building & Loan
Association was organized in the
year 1899, and commenced business
on the lGth day of June of said
year. It bas done business almost
exclusively in the Town of Edge
field. Since its organization it has
made loans to its stockholders
amounting to ?120,057.00; has earn
ed in profits for the benefit of its
stockholders ?20,698.95; has paid
taxes amounting to $1524.30; and
has furnished money to build eigh
ty-five per cent, of the residences
which have been erected in the
Town since its organization, and
has also furnished the money to
build sixty-five per cent, of the busi
ness buildings which have been
erected during this time. None of
the officers of the Association re
ceive any salary, except the Treas
urer, who receives a small salary
for collecting the dues, keeping the
books, and attending to almost all
of the current business of the Asso
ciation. The total expenses in
salaries and all other expenses, in
cluding taxes, since the organiza
tion of the Association has been
81451.59, or average expenses of
*80 per year. The Association bas
never lost a dollar and has nevei
had to foreclose a mortgage. When
we take into consideration the fact
that we have a small town without
many large industrial enterprises, I
think that this is a good record of
which the stockholders of the As
sociation should ba justly proud.
This Association offers to all of
our citizens who are earning modest
sa laries an opportunity lo make in
vestments by payments in monthly
installments in such amounts as
they can afford to invest, and at
the same time gives them a form of
investment which is available in
case of necessity. It offers to all
of our citizens who can obtain a lot
upon which to build, an opportu
nity to own homes at a cost slightly
in excess of the monthly rental
which they have to pay. All of
the young men and women should
be encouraged to take stock in the
Association, for it will not only
help them to form the habit of
thrift, but will also make for sta
bility of character and purpose in
their lives. I invite the attention
of all of the people of our commu
nity to our annual report and ask
for their hearty support of our In
B. E. NICHOLSON,
Edgefield, June 10, 1910.
WILL MY CHILD TAKE DR. KING'S
This best answer is Dr. King's
New Discovery is itself. It's a pleas
ant sweet syrup, easy to take. It
contains the medicines which years
of experience have proven best for
Coughs and Colds. Those who
have used Dr. King's New Dis
covery longest are its best friends.
Besides every bottle is guaranteed.
If you don't get satisfaction you
get your money back. Buy a bot
tle, use as directed. Keep what is
left for Cough and Cold insurance. 1
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches the
i blood, builds tip the whole system nnd will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
I the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c.
A large assortment to select your
Cut Glass in new and attractive de
Novelties of all kinds. Sterling* Silver
of every kind and description. Prices
PENN & HOLSTEIN.
Low Summer Fares to
For complete information regarding
Summer Excursion fares. Week-end and
Sunday fares, and for illustrated and in
formative literature about cool and de
lightful places at which to spend the
summer or vacation, call on
J. A, TOWNSEND,
Ticket Agent, F. R. McMILLIN,
Edgefield, S. C. District Passenger Agent.
Jackson and Ellis Sts.,
We are prepared to fill your or
ders for Cerealite for corn and cot
ton. The yield of both crops can
be largely increased by the use of
this popular fertilizer which con
tains a very high per cent, nitro
Ask those who have used cereal
ite as to the results obtained. Try
it this year, if you have never used
W.W. Adams & Co.
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over.$400,000.00
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