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State Newspaper Men Issue
Statement on the Paper Sit
The South Carolina Press associa
tion, at a meeting held in Columbia
Friday morning, October 27, decid
ed to issue the following statement:
"To the Advertising Patrons and
Readers of Newspapers in South
"The Press association of this
State wishes to bring to the atten
tion of the advertising patrons,
readers and friends of the press, the
serious situation confronting the
publishers at this time, and point
out some facts that we feel should
be communicated to you in our at
tempt to meet conditions that have
been thrust upon us. We do this
after giving the matter careful con
sideration, and finding ourselves
powerless at this time to take any
other steps whereby the newspapers
may be continued, and feeling that
we are acting both for the good of
tho patrons and the publishers of
"News paper in the past eight
months has advanced from $48 per
ton until at the present time it is
quoted at ?130 per ton, and almost
unobtainable at that price, some
wholesale paper houses having nono
to offer at all and some of the mills
refusing to take on any new con
tracts. There may be slight excuse,
or ample excuse for the advance in
prices on us. but the fact remains
that we are paying from 50 to 500
per cent more for paper stock, inks,
metal, type and things that are used
in the publishing business than we
were eight months ago.
"The only thing that will save the
newspapers of South Carolina is an
advance of advertising and sub
scription rates. Some of the larger
dailies have already made advances
in both; the small dailies and week
lies will have to do likewise or go
out of business. We ask you in
the interest of a free press, and the
best interests of yourself, communi
ty and state at large, to meet these
advances cheerfully and to cooper
ate in every manner possible.
"The makers insist that there
must be a curtailment of the de
mand on them; that they are work
ing three shifts a day, and that at
this season of the year when they
should be accumulating a reserve
stock, that they can not supply the
.demand. Large publishers are try
ing to meet the suggestion of the
paper makers by cutting down their
papers and economizing, and the
commission appointed by congress
after investigating the situation are
alarmed, but so far, have been una
ble to offer any suggestion that will
in any way relieve the matter.
Sujall publishers have no opportu
nity to economize as they only buy
just what they are obliged to use,
and under the existing conditions
few newspapers can exist long with
out a readjustment. Many of the
weaker ones can not survive long
unless they find some immediate
remedy, that the only remedy at
this time is an advance in the rates
of both advertising and subscrip
tions. No matter how much a pub
lisher may dislike to do this, it is
his only salvation if he continues in
business and continues to be of ser
vice to his advertising patrons and
"We have confidence in the pat
rons of the various papers through
out South Carolina and believe that
they will stand by them and coop
erate in any manner possible to
keep them going until there can be
a readjustment. And in conclusion
we call on all persona who believe
in the mission of a free press to co
operate with us in adjusting our
business to those new and unheard
of condition so that we can contin
ue to serve you."
Civic League Dinner at Co. Fair.
Menu, for the three days will con
sist of the following:
Wednesday-Luncheon, ham, po
tato-salad, pickles, bread, coffee 25c
Turkey, gravy, dressing, rice,
bread, pickle, chicken salad, and
Each day a cup of coffee can be
bought for 5c
One ham sandwich 5c
Oyster stew, oysterettes, pickles
and coffee. 25c
Oyster fry, oysterettes, pickles
and coffee. Also the above men
tioned. Luncheon. 25c
Drop in our restaurant when in
town and let us serve you a first
class meal. Prompt and courteous
Edgefield Fruit Store.
Try one of our Silk Waists. They
-can't be beat. Also, a full line of
Crepe-de-chine Waists. Sizes up
to 52. Rubenstein.
ELECTfilC The g?* TToni\.
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EITTESfc Family Medicine.
Report Showing Percentage of
Illiteracy in Edgefield County.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
At the request of the State Su
perintendent of Education I have
made an investigation of illiteracy
among the Democratic voters of
our county. This work was done
through the history department of
our high school-each student be
ing assigned a part of the work.
I am handing you the result of our
investigation for publication if you
wish it. An examination of this
report, in my opinion, is to a great
extent encouraging. You will note
that there are fewer young voters
making their marks than old ones.
Yet when we consider the fact that
there are 20 voters between the ages
of 21 and 29 who cannot write their
names, it is enough to make us
think seriouslv. It seems strange,
with the general enlightenment of
our county and our schools all over
the county, that any young man
should fail to learn how to write his
T. J. Lyon, Supt.
The following is the report:
1 No. of enrolled voters from 21
to 29 436.
2 These making their mark on
3 Enrolled voter from 3 0 to 31
4 These making their marks on
5 Enrolled voters from 40 to 49
6 These voters making their
7 Enrolled voters from 50 to 59
8 These making their marks 40.
9 Enrolled voters from 60 and
10 These making their marks 44.
11 Enrolled voters in the county
12 These voters m ak in ir their
13 Percentage of illiteracy among
Democratic voters in the county
This Woman Profited
Bj Others' Experience.
Had Faith in What She Read
and Was Enabled to Win
HAD TRIED TEN YEARS. "IT
SURE IS WONDERFUL,"
DECLARED MRS. MUR
PHY, OF COLUMBIA,
"Tanlac did me more good than i
ill the other medicine I took during
:he ten years I was in such bad
aealth, and I took only four bot
tles," declared Mrs. Clara Murphy,
)f 1511 Whaley St., Columbia, in a
statement she recently gave in en
dorsement of Tanlac. <
"I suffered from indigestion in a ?
rery bad chronic form," she con
tinued. "After meals I felt as if ]
Lhere were coals of fire in my stom- :
ich and throat. Often I would have .
bad spells of this trouble. Head- i
iches made me miserable all the i
time, and my nerves were in such
bad shape that I could not rest day
"Shortness of breath, which I <
bad awfully bad, troubled me all ?
the time, and it was very uncom
fortable. I also was bothered a |
ajreat deal with sleeplessness. I had i
been this way for about ten years j
md I had taken almost every meii- <
line I heard of and had been under |
treatment of a lot of doctors, but I '
5id not seem to improve a bit.
' We began reading the Tanlac '
luvertisemeuts and finally I began -
Laking it. It sure is a wonderful i
medicine, too, Tanlac is, for it sure i
iid give me a great relief. It com- ;
pletely broke up my indigestion and
I have not been troubled with my |
stomach since the first half ot my '
firfct. bottle of Tanlac was taken. ,
My appetite is good now-I just ;
cannot get enough to eat it seems.
My nerves do not trouble me now
and I do not have headaches any
"That shortness of breath was
quickly relieved and the Tanlac ,
built up my stomach, nerves and my
system generally in a really wonder
ful way. I gained nine pounds be
fore the third bottle was gone, and ,
I have not weighed since. The ?
Tanlac did me more good than all
the medicines I have taken in ten
\ears, and I took only four bottles
of Tanlac. ,
"I sleep well now and I feel like ,
a new person. I am glad to recom
mend Tanlac, too, whenever I have
a chance. It sure is a wonderful
medicine and it made a new person
of me. I have done all 1 can to get
all the sickly people near here to ,
take Tanlac, and a number of them
were also greatly aided by it."
Penn & Holstein, Edgefield;
Johnston Drug Co., Johnston; J.
W. Bracknell & Son,Plum Branch;
R. P. Winn & Bro., Plum Braauch, i
E. F. D. 6; G. W. Wise, Trenton;
Robertson & Co., Parksville.
(Continued from First Page.)
Rocky Mountains. The Gorge i?
wonderful. When viewed from thif
tower, the sweet chimes are best de
scribed when you hear the thous
ands of students singing "Tramp,
Tramp, Tr?Tp," to the busy morn
ing light, to the slumbers of tho
night, to the labor of the lesson of
the hour. With a ringing rythm
tone on the lake and valley blown,
call the voices, watching, waking in
this lower. Cling, Cling, Cling, the
bells are ringinging, hope and help
these chiming8 tell, through the
Cascadilla dell, 'neath the archs of
Cornell float the melody and music
of the bells, by the waters foam and
fall, by the castle wall, by the laurel
bank and glen of dreaming flower.
When the graves are dark and
grand, when the pines in columns
stand, comes the voices, mellow
voices from the tower.
From the window's of this tower
you view the magnificent buildings
which are equipped with the most
modern improvements for instruc
tion in the various branches of
knowledge, On the Seal is "I
would found an institution where
any person can find instruction."
There is an endowment for this pur
pose as new inventions arise and
buildings and equipments are fur
Sibney College is a magnificent
building where mechanical enger
neering is taught. This building
contains the original telegraph in
strument invented by Morse, and in
developing the utilization and or
ganized use of which Ezra ConWl,
the founder of the University amass
ed his fortune, a large part he gave
to Cornell University. What won
derful and almost miraculous things
have been accomplished since this
invention, the wireless telegraph,
but in my opinion, the most mar
velous invention is the Hydioplane,
which was demonstrated at Cor
I was invited to join a party who
went on a vessel which was follow
ed by this wonderful flying ma
chine. As our vessel moved on the
water, near it ian this Hydroplane,
gliding smoothly on the water re
sembling a large sail boat, when
gracefully and mysteriously ir. be
gan to rise from the water. As a
white winged bird, soaring higher
and higher into the air, until it van
ished out of sight to the naked eye,
but assisted with our field glasses
we watched its wonderful move
ments, which really seemed beyond
belief. Gracefully it descended to
the water, again running parallel
with our vessel. I was reminded
of the song:
They never grow weary;
They carry me cheerfully,
Over the sea."
This new invention is a great im
provement on the parachute I saw
demonstrated in Florida a few years
igo. A balloon ascended into the
Heavens, and after reaching a great
height, from it unfurled a parachute
resembling a huge white umbrella.
Attached to its reeds was a man
suspended in the air. After several
repetitions of this unfurling, he
was lowered to the life-boat on the
Kater, but it seemed to me that this
would have required a previous
circus training to have landed in '
For the benefit of the teachers,
they had reduced tickets for twenty
trips to the most interesting places
in the State. One to Niagara, of
which I described sometime ago, af
ter my visit there. The trip to
Tangannock Falls was interesting.
This fall is higher than Niagara.
Two hundred and filteen feet from
pool to crest, and said to be one of
the highest, if not the highest
straight fall in the U. S. east of the
I enjoyed greatly an automobile
trip to Wadkens' Glenn.
The idea of unsealing this mysteri
ous "book of nature," and opening
its successive pages to the world.
When opened in 1913 it received
the favors annually bestow?d upon
Niagara Falls, Saratoga Springs,
Thousand Islands and Mammoth
Cave. Having visited these won
derful, mysterious and beautiful
places, Wadkens' Glenn can com
pare favorably with them all.
In 1906, "Wadkeus' Glenn Res
ervation," containing about 105
acres was acquired by N. Y. City
to be forever reserved as a State
Park. To be kept open and free of
access to all mankind, without fee,
charge or expense to any person for
entering upon, or passing io or
from any part thereof. You enter
the grounds from Franklin street
and you find yourself in a beautiful
little park, laid out with flower
beds, paths and fountains, a con
crete band stand, from which the
Indian Trail leads up the wooded
bank, A section is reserved for the
parking of autos, of which thous
ands are accumulated every season.
Wadkens' Glennns through Por
tage, and Hamilton Gorge is a
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Prince Albert gives
- its flavor is so different and so
delightfully good ;
- it can't bite your tongue;
-it can't parch your throat;
-you can smoke it as long and
as hard as you like without any
comeback but real tobacco hap
On the reverse side of every Prince
Albert package you will read :
JULY 30TM, 1907"
That means 4o you a lot of tobacco en
joyment. Prince Albert has always been
sold without coupons or premiums. We
prefer to give quality I
>j R. J. Re
the national joy smoke
in goodness and
in pipe satisfaction
is all we or its enthusi
astic friends ever claimed
for it !
y'OU'LL find a cheery howdy-do on tap no
matter how much of a stranger you ere in tho
neck of the woods you drop into. For, Prince
Albert ia righi there -at the first place you
pass that sells tobacco I The toppy red
bag sells for a nickel and the tidy red
tin fora dime; then there's the hand
some pound and half-pound tin
humidors and the pound
crystal-glass humidor with
that keeps the to
bacco in such
It answers every smoke desire you
or any other man ever had! It is so
cool and fragrant and appealing to your
smokeappetite that you will get chummy with
it in a mighty short time !
W?l you invest 5c or 10c to prove out our say
so on the national joy smoke?
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Wmeton-Salem, N. G
TOBACCO IS! RR?PAR?ED.
FOR SMOKERS UNOERXHE.
Thia is the rernw side of tb?
Prince Albert tidy rad tin. Read
this *' Patent od Pl oe-J " minago,
to-yon and realiza what it masas
ia m tic in s Prince Albert DO mash
tO TOOT MR*-|T
For all true words that have been
For all brave deeds that have been
For every loaf in kindness broken,
For every race in valor mn,
For martyr lips which have not failed
To give God praise and smile to
For knightly sonia which have not
At stubborn strife or lonesome
Lord, unto whom we stand in thrall,
We give Thee thanks for all. for
For each fair field where fading
Hath followed wealth of waving
For every passing1 wind of trouble
Which bends Thy grass and lifts
For gold in mine that men must
For work which bows the sullen
For strength, swift sent to aid the
For love by which we climb to
Thy freemen. Lord, yet each Thy
We give Thee praise for all, for
-Margaret E. San gs ter.
The Palmetto Tree. .
The Pine may rise majestic,
Flame-bright the maple be,
But I praise the lone palmetto
That grows beside the sea.
Its green fans, nodding plume-like
In every passing gale;
It stands an ancient warrior
All in a coat of mail.
Beside the dark'ning water,
Bowed by the angry blast,
Yet rising calm and stately when
The hour of storm is past.
No blighting worm can fasten on
To eat its heart away;
And I will anchor by it, as
The ships upon the bay.
The oak may stand imperial,
And sweet the myrtle be,
Yet I praise the lone palmetto
That grows beside the sea.
Then wave upon our banners
And when our march is stayed,
The brave heart and the true heart
Shall camp beneath the shade!
FOR SALE-One home-raised
cow fresh to pail. No fancy price
asked. O. B. Anderson, Edgefield,
Br* King's Kew Biscwery
THE COUGH. CURES THF LUNGS.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, A. E. Quarle? of said
County and State bas made suit to
me, to grant bim Letters of Admin
istration of the E?>tate and effeota
of Mrs. Cynthia R. Quarlee, de
These Are Therefore to oite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Mrs.
Cynthia R. Quarles deceased, that
they be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held at
ray office at Edgefield C. H., S. C.,
on Nevember 18th 1816 next after
publication thereof, at ll o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, ii
any they have, why the said Admin
istration should be granted.
Given under my Hand, this 30th
day of October A. D., 1916.
W T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Judge E. C.
See the new Robinson steel-lined
Folding Bath Tub. Exclusive agen
cy for this county.
J. T. Harling.
TITE ETE ST FOB
Cold Weather Is Here.
Come in and let us fit you in what you need for the
cold weather. We buy only the best goods from the
largest manufacturers, and what you get frou us is
Our stock of Clothing is direct from the leading
manufacturers, the styles are the latest and mate
rial consists of all the popular weaves.
If you once wear a Crossett or Selz-Schwab shoe
you will wear no other. They fit well, wear well
and look well. We bought before the rise in leath
er, giving you a close price.
See our stylish Hats in all the popular colors.
Large stock of Neckwear and Underwear.
Dorn & Minis.