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Medica.! Authority at National
Convention of American
"There is no physician who will
speak a friendly word for alcoholic
liquor, either to be used as a medi
cal substance or as a beverage, and
scientific men now are unanimous
in the opinion that it is harmful to
the human body," asserted Dr.
Frederick R. Green, secretary of
the Couucil on Health and Public
Instruction of the American Medi
cal Association, at its recent con
vention at Detroit, Mich. A por
tion of Dr. Green's address as re
ported in the Detroit Times is as
''At one time, within the past ten
or twelve years, there was a belief
that alcoholic liquor, taken in small
quantities, was remedial in some
cases, or at least was not harmful.
This opinion has changed, and, to
day booze is recognized generally
throughout the medical profession,
not only as being not a remed}*, but
as being a poisoner of the system,
a cell destroyer, and a deterrent to
"This realization that 'the flow
ing bowl' and its cheery effects pro
duce results not so cheerful in the
long run has done much to advance
the prohibition idea. Also it has
given impetus to the widespread
'efficiency' efforts of great corpora
tions, railroads, manufacturers and
other employers who have come to
a realization of the fact that liquor
interferes with the action of the
brain, nerve and muscle.
"It is largely because of this new
prevalent knowledge of the evil of
liquor that great railroads refuse to
accept drinkers, even those who
imbibe moderately, as responsible
menin whose charge they may place
the lives of passengers and the
handling of their valuable freight
and rolling stock."
Make the Church "a Meeting
The country church-the consoli
dated country church wherever pos
sible-with its auditorium, with its
library, with its manse made an ex
ample of beauty by its glory of
lawn and shrub and hedge and
flower-and even with its athletic
field-this place should become a
social center, a center of communi
ty life, not merely one day in the
week. The sermons on the Sab
bath should be all the more pow
erful because the pastor knows the
life of tho people, is one of them,
and speaks to them in their lan
guage; and the church should be in
the service of the Master not merely
one day in the week instead of one
day in the month, but all the lime.
Lectures and exhibits on better
farming and better farm business,
on health and sanitation, on educa
tion and civic and moral improve
ment, meetings of the Farmers'
Union and thc farm women's club,
lectures on travel or science or art
or non-partisan public questions,
debates, musicals, church receptions,
public meetings looking to any plan
for neighborhood improvement-all
these should be encouraged for the
week days and nights with the ac
tive partieipati?n^of the pastor; and
on Sundays or afc"?Wednesday night
prayer meetings the members might
bring books, papers, magazines to
exchange with one another. The
young people should be married
from the church, the hurried from
it, and throughout life it should be
what the good, old-fashioned name
implies-a ''meeting house," a so
cial center.-Progressive Farmer.
Sunday School Delegates
Housed in County Jail.
Sixty ministers of the gospel, del
egates to the state Sunday school
convention, recently had the unique
experience of being entertained in
the Ramsey county jail, at Devils
Lake, North Dakota. So well en
forced is the prohibition law in
North Dakota, that it is no uncom
mon thing to find the jails unoccu
pied. It occurred to the commer
cial club of the city when trying
vainly to find enough rooms for the
visiting delegates that it might util
ize the empty jail for that purpose,
and, according to the Minnewaukon
Siftings of June 15, "the corridors,
cages, dungeon and all other avail
able space of the county jail was
turned over to men of the cloth."
"We wanted to impress these visi
tors that Devils Lake is about the
, best place they ever struck," de
clared the secretary of the Commer
cial Club. "Few cities in the north
west have an elegant ??O.OOO coun
ty jail, without a person in it."
FOR SALE: A seven-eighths
Jersey milch cow, calf one month
old. A very fine cow. Apply at
The Advertiser office.
WANTED: To buy your reman ts
of cotton seed at 50 cents per
bushel, immediate delivery. R. M.
Winn, Plum Branch, S. C.
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amount that is being speut for the
public schools over the State. Re
ferring to ?he rate of interest on
money, he said money is worth
as much as it will bring. The rate
provided by law refers to judg
ments only. He referred at some
length to the natior.al rural credit
bill which President Wilson ap
proved a few days ago, which pro
vides for a low rate of interest to
farmers. But before a loan can be
obtained the titles must be good.
By having deeds registered, under
the Torrens system the State guar
antees the title. He does not be
lieve that money lenders are op
pressive. That is not the policy
of banks. They desire to see the
farmers prosper. Their prosperity
means prosperity for all lines of
In speaking of the Laney-Odom
insurance bill Capt. Evans stated
that there are some sections of it
that should be amended. But the
whole law should not be condemned
merely because some sections are
objectionable. Those who passed
the law made some mistakes, but he
said all men are liable to make er
rors at times.
In conclusion Capt. Evans said:
"If you elect me I will bring the
best ability and the best efforts of
which I am capable in the manage
ment of your legislative affairs."
Hon. S. T. Williams the last
candidate for legislative honors to
speak referred to the 1,GC0 bills
. hat were introduced at the last ses
sion of the legislature and stated
that he was always in his place and
voted on every one of them. He
stated that he voted on more bills
and more amendments than any
other member of the body.
Mr. Williams advocates a larger
appropriation for the old soldiers
in order that the mere pittance
which each one receives maj be in
creased. He stated that every old
soldier who fought two years should
receive a certain sum and that those
who fought less than two yeais
should receive a given amount.
Mr. Williams advocates a more
generous support of the public
schools. He would like to sue
equal school facilities provided for
all of the children in the State. Ile
said that of *67S,000 appropiated
for educational purposes in South
Carolina 5 per cent, of those in
school get the benefit of 8378,000,
while the remaining 95 per cent, get
Mr. Williams stated that he is
proud of lue record he has made in
the past two years. While he voted
on every bill introduced, he would
not change his vote except in two
instances. If he then made a mis
take, if sent back no one will bo
more willing than he to correct the
Mr. Williams called attention to
the inequality of the salaries of
some of the mail carriers in his sec
tion and stated that the congress
men should have their attention
called to it in order that the injus
tice may be corrected.
In conclusion Mr. Williams thank
ed the people for their very courte
ous attention, and, straightening
himself as ereel as an Indian chief,
said to the audience: "Look at your
next legislator and he promises
you that if re-elected he will be al
wavs ou the job and vote on every
Mr. W. W. Fuller, candidate for
re-election to the office of county
superintendent of education, made a
brief response when called upon,
stating that it was a genuine pleas
ure to be with the people of John
ston with whom he had worked side
by side so pleasantly for the up
building of their school. Mr. Ful
ler congratulated Johnston upon
having one of the best high schools
in the State. In speaking of his
work in the past, Mr. Fuller said
he had been able to get State aid
where the schools needed it, and
while great improvements have
been made, yet there is still room
for more improvement.
All of the seven candidates for
the office of supervisor made brief
speeches, the first being Mr. J. M.
Bell. Ile stated he had served one
term, 1001 and 1902, with Mr. A.
B. Williamsand Mr. R. A. Coch
ran as members of the board, and
that because of the small salary,
only *400, he did not offer for a
second term. He said the county
was piactically ont of debt at the
close of his administration. He be
lieves in equal rights to all and if
elected in the primary in August
he will give the people of every sec-j
tion all that belongs to them.
Mr. A. A. Edmunds quoted Judge
Prince who said, "The office of
supervisor is the most important in
the county. He can baukrupt the
county and still be an honest man."
Mr. Edmunds approves of the co
operation of citizens in working the
roads, stating that even on that day
some citizens in the upper part of
the county were helping to improve
the clay roads. He said every
body is working to suppress crime
and that at this time there are only
about 20 convicts on the road
working force. He referred to |
the low rate of interest, 4 per cent., !
at which he is borrowing money for j
Mr. J. W. Hudson stated that be
was an humble farmer but had done
as much for the county as any man,
referring to the tight he made for ?
South Carolina's treaty rights. He j
stated that he is disgusted with |
Edgefield county's road system,'
citing Columbia county, Ga., as an
object lesson or model for good
roads. Mr. Hudson favors two
year term instead of four years for
the supervisor. He stated that if
elected he will give his entire time
to the business of the county and
will do his utmost to render satis
factory service to the people.
Mr. R. J. Moultrie sooke of the
deplorable conditions that existed
\vhen he went into office as supervi
sor seven years ago, when there
were unpaid claims amounting to
-$17,(300 on the books and he could
not buy supplies for the chaingang
except on his own credit. He at
once arranged to pay these claims.
He built 9 bridges aud framed them
all himself. Worked every road m
the county during bis term. Mr.
Moultrie favors two chaingangs,one
to do permanent work and widen
ing the roads and the other to re
pair the bad places. He would ?ive
first attention to the roads that lead
to the farmers' markets.
Mr. John 0. Scott stated that the
supervisor should go over all the
roads of the county. Keep in per
sonal touch with their condition.
He believes the people should re
ceive the benefit of their commuta
tion tax in repairing their roads.
He advocates making negroes work
the roads who fail to pay commuta
tion tax. Mr. Scott believes that
excessive amounts are sometimes
paid for repair work on roads. He
was instrumental in having the dam
of the city of Augusta across the
Savannah returned for taxation.
Mr. Scott stated that if he is elect
ed supervisor he will move to some
central place in the county and
serve the whole people aud not be
supervisor in spots.
Mr. W. G. Wells stated that he
is running on his merits and not on
somebody's demerits. He advo
cates building bridges by contract
and keeping the gang on the roads.
Favors dividing chaingang, putting
ons ou each side of the countj.
When he was supervisor there were^
only six automobiles in the county,
while now there are 300 to co-ope
rate. Mr. Wells advocates doing
away with small bridges and put
ting underground drains. When he
was elected he found the county in
good conditions and left it in as
good or better condition. If elec
ted he will give close attention to
the finances and the public roads.
? Mr. R. N. Broadwater went
upon the rostrum somewhat under
protest, stating that he was no
speech maker. He says he is no
orator but a hard worker. The
only speech he ever made in his
life the teacher had to give him a
good ''flogging" to get it out of
him. Mr. Broadwater in his good
humored way made a few pleasant
references to his opponents and
graciously bowed himself off the
The meeting closed with a brief
statement from J. W. Cox, Esq., a
candidate for solicitor. He did not
attempt to make a formal speech.
Several amusing stories which he
told were greeted with laughter by
the audience of less than 100 vo
Eelie? From Pain
SUBSTANTIAL IS NOW
It has been said that health and
happiness go hand in hand. After
much suffering, when relief is ex
perienced, there is no wonder that
one experiences happiness and joy.
It is the wonderful story told by J.
C. Cain, one of the sturdy farmers
of Westminster, near the dividing
lines of the States of South Caro
lina and Georgia, that are given
a beautiful example of this return of
joy when health is agaiu made bet
Mr. Cain wrote recently to the
State Agent for Tanlac at Colum
bia a voluntary testimonial of Tan
lac. His experiences are best told
in the following letter, which he
"I feel under obligations to send
you a correct testimonial for Tan
"I have been sick for the past
five yearB. I stayed billious and
sick at my stomach all the time.
Nothing I ate agreed with me and
nothing I took did me any good.
The doctors here announced that I
had gall stones and gravel stones.
My kidneys gave me severe pain all
Can be attached in 5 minutes. No adjustments needed.
Simply tap hole and screw in
Makes starting easy
Made for ail sizes of cars and carburetors
Never wears out
You cannot afford to be without the Co m pens?t i nor Vapor Plug another clay.
Robbie Jennings, who recently made the world's record..used one on his car,
and was so well pleased that he lias ordered' a Vapor Plug placed on his new
racer now being built.
"30 per cent, more speed" J (g f QQ
"30 per cent, more power"
"40 per cent, more mileage"
CAXTELOU & MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
Gentlemen:-After testing .your Vapor
Plug I feel satisfi d that it does all you
claim for it in saving of gas and in the
running of my motor.
P. B. DAY, JR.
CAXTELOU & MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
This is to certify that I have used the
Vapor Plug, and find that I get an in
crease in mileage per gallon of gasoline;
also, more power from engine.
I recomraond it is a good addition.
A. R. NICHOLSON, M. D.,
Edgefield, S. C.
July 5, 1916.
ured the gasoline in my tank and found
that I had made the trip of 30 miles on
one gallon and three quarts of gasoline.
I am satisfied that your plug not only
saves gasoline, but that it likewise gives
the engine more power, which is easily
perceptible to any one that is accustomed
t.) driving his machine.
Yours very trulv,
W. S. C?GBURN.
July 21, 1916.
CAXTELOU A MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
I have tried the Vapor Plug sold by
Cantelou & Mims. It saves gas and gives
W. R. SWEARINGEN.
July 5, 1916. Sheriff.
CAXTELOU & MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
This is to certify that I ara using a
Vapor Plug sold by Cantelou ? Miras,
and am giad to recommend it as a money
saver. As near as I can judge the mile
age per gallon is increased as much, or
more, than the manufacture claims for
C. M. MELLICHAMP.
MR. BETTIS CAXTELOU, ,
Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Sir:-Referring to our conversa
tion relative to the Vapor Ping which
you attached to my Ford automobile.
On a trip to Greenwood from Edge
field and return, I was impressed with the
small amount of gasoline consumed. As I
have been for more than a year making
the trip almost weekly, I therefore de
cided to make an accurate measurement,
and accordingly had my ten-gallon-tank
filled before leaving Edgefield. I made
the trip to Greenwood, and after arriving
there Mr. J. P. Abney and myself meas
MKSSRS. CAXTELOU & MIMR,
Edgefield, S. C.
Gentlemen:-In reply to your inquiry
as to the satisfaction given me by the at
tachment of your Vapor Plug to my car,
I will say that I ara thoroughly well
pleased with it, as it is not only a gaso
line saver, but it materially benefits the
car in climbing hills, giving more power,
and it enables one to throddle down tile
car on a level road to a much lower speed
than without its use. I am also con
vinced that it makes the car easier to
While my experience with automobiles
?3 decidedly limited, I can say without
hesitation that I would not be without
this plug if I could get one.
C. A. Griffin.
IF INTERESTED SEE *
B. CANTELOU or B. L. MIMS
"Before I began to take Tan lac
it was a drag for me to get out
every morning to feed my stock.
Now I eau get up and call my
wife to get breakfast, and hy the
time I get into the yard I catch
mysejf a-whistling and a-singing
the sweet songs I used to sing.
My mules recognize my voice
and begin to bray and knicker,
knowing that I am coming to give
"Before I began taking Tanlac
my wife would ask me if I wanted
to go with her to preaching on Sun
day morning. I would tell her,
'No," I didn't feel like going.
?Now I get up every Sunday morn
ing and ask my wife if she wants to
go with me to preaching.
"Before I began to take Tanlac
it was a drag for me to go to the
field, and sometimes I had to tell
the boys and show the other hands
what to do. Now I can get up
every morning and eat a hearty
breakfast and drink ray coffee, too,
and it doesn't hurt me, and I can
go to the field and do as much
work as any hand I have got."
It is just such statements from
citizens of various walks of life
like Mr. Cain, who hold the highest
esteem of the community in which
th ?y live, that have prompted oth
ers to buy the great preparation,
and, therefore the makers of Tan
lac are indebted to these persons for
After sending the above testimo
ny, Mr. Cain sent, additional testi
mony and says among other things:
"I can cut wheat all day long now,
something I have not done in five
Tanlac, the master medicine, is
sold exclusively by Penn & Hol
stein, Edgefield; Johnston Drug
Co., Johnston; G. W. Wise, Tren
ton. Price: 81.00 per bottle straight.
Edgefield County Fair will be
held November 1-2-3. Begin
to plan your exhibit.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Isle of Palms
Thursday, Aug. 3rd
Leesville and Intermediate Points
Round-Trip Fare to
Charleston from Edgefield -
Special train will leave 7:20 A. M.
Through Coach from Edgefield
Tickets will be good to leave Charleston on till regu
lar trains up to and including train No. 1.5 leaving 3:20
A. M. .Monday morning, August 7th.
Visit Historic Charleston, Ports Sumter and Moul
trie and United States Navy Ytyd. Boating. Fishing.
Surf Bathing and Diversified Sports.
BASE BALL GAM KS-Charleston and Columlms
teams of South Atlantic League will play at Charles
ton August 3, 4 and .5.
For complete information apply to
J. A. TOWNSEND, FRED R. MCMILLIN,
Ticket Agt. District Passenger Agt.