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Wednesday, Jan. 10
The booze business approaches nearer
and nearer the brink.
A mighty effective weapon to fight
the boll weevil with is "Economy."
The legislators will wax warm over
the fire insurance and "fire water"
Lawson must have been a heavy loser
on account of the alleged Lansing
Ten mills levied for State purposes
would grind the taxpayers mighty
It appears now, thanks to the Stork,
that the 14th census will show a deci
ded increase for Edgefield.
Ten days of the new year have pass
ed. Wonder how many New Year
resolutions are yet intact?
The Advertiser has old-fashioned pa
per weights galore, but the paper
weight we need now is one that will
hold the price ?own.
Nobody would ever have heard any
thing about a "leak," had the odds
not been in favor of Wall Street mani
The individual who can devise a way
of making two hens lay where only one
laid before has a good-sized fortune
Bear in mind that home-raised horses
and mules never die from shipping
colds. It's better to raise 'em at home
than to ship 'em from the West.
It is said that an odorless onion will
soon be ready for the 1917 menu. It is
not probable, however, that the dena
tured Ypprpfghlo -r??ll ?mrml*mr fha ri* ri
Should the Indiana legislature adopt
the suggestion of a woman and pro
hibit the wearing of corsets, you will
sae scores of women adorned with real
In Illinois justice of the peace fined
a young fellow $6 for planting two
audible kisses on the ruby lips of an
unwilling maid. Wonder how he ar
rived at their value'.'j
Cotton seed are declining now in
price in order to get a "running start"
by planting time. The man who failed
to reserve enough seed for planting
will then learn how short-sighted he
Gentlemen of the General Assembly,
do not elect a State warehouse com
missioner who has the taint of politics
opon his garments. Rather let this be
the first public office he ever held.
"They say," State Warehouse Com
missioner M cLaurin will soon hand in
fais resignation, but if we are to judge
the future by the past, there's a dif
ference between a rumor and a resig
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, the divine
"Sarah," makes a last call to music
lovers. She will never be nearer to
Edgefield again than she will when she
appears at The Grand in Augusta to
When the Webb-Kenyon bill was de
clared constitutional in its entirety
Monday by the United States supreme
court liquor stock dropped almost as
much as cotton did 30 days ago. The
liquor people have never received s?
fatal a blow before.
Hunters have been scarce in these
parts this season. If the hunters' Ii
cense law thinned their ranks, then it's
apiece of legislation that should remain
with us always. The Advertiser would
suggest that the fee be doubled, so
ii3 to thin the ranks of the sportsmen
Every legal obstacle in the way of
absolute State-wide prohibition was
removed by the decision declaring the
Webb-Kenyon act constitutional, and
we do not believe the legislature in
session in Columbia can do better than
provide for ABSOLUTE PROHIBI
TION. Now that Uncle Sam is with
us it can be enforced.
Can Reduce Cost of Living.
The cost of living, even in the face
of high prices, is largely what one
makes it. The fabulous prices of many
food products are not asked or received
by the pi-oducer. It is the middleman
or the manufacturer who reaps the
rich harvest, in many instances, from
unreasonable prices. For example,
certain brands of hams or breakfast
meats are fancily packed and exten
sively advertised, especially in maga
zines, and the packing houses ask and
receive much higher prices than prac-,
tically the same meat obtained frorrl
other sorfrces would cost. Again, in
the matter of so-called breakfast-foods,
a pound or so of oats, wheat or corn
treated by a special process, which
probably partially destroys its nutritive
properties, is put on the market at an
enormous price. The price o?' these at
tractive packages is enormous when
we consider the small quantity of
actual nutriment contained. The pro
ducer received but a few cents for the
raw cereals but the manufacturer is
the one who makes the coste?me high
to the consumer.
The cost of living can be very ap
preciably reduced, if one will strike
from the menu those things which, in
some instances, "Yankee" ingenuity
has devised for separating us from our
cash. Doubtless many manufacturers
who place high-priced, and in some
cases worthless, products on the market
chuckle as they say of the consumers:
"A fool and his money are soon
The Advertiser is making no war on
cereale or breakfast bacon, but we sim
ply refer to these to show that the high
cost of living can be reduced in many
"Grand. Old Man of The Pee Dee."
During the latter years of the illus
trious career of William E. Gladstone,
England's greatest Premier, he was
known and revered throughout tt?S
world as "The Grand Old Man." No
one ever questioned that Mr. Glad
stone merited this sobriquet.
Several days ago Major J. L. Coker
of Hartsville Celebrated his 80th birth
day, and we believe that, although he
has preferred to spend his life "far
from the madding crowd," away
from the glamor of public life, he de
serves to be known as "the Grand Old
Man of the Pee Dee."
In many respects Major Coker is a
remarkable man. He is richly endowed
with those inestimable qualities and
graces of character that make for true
greatness-a man of rare intellectual
and heart culture. In the development
of his intellectual gifts, unlike many
impractical brainy men who become
"ne'er-do-wells," he developped in
bring things, large things, to pass.
Major Coker stands out pre-eminent
ly as a man who has mnde a success of
life. He has^through the proper ex
ercise of inherent gifts amassed a large
fortune, which, contrary to the selfish
spirit of the age, he is using to the
glory of God and to the uplift of his
fellow man. Instead of gathering
about him an immeasurable estate in
order to gratify a selfish ambition and
gloat over his gold, this good man has
given lavishly of his large means to
bless the live of others.
Besides other beneficent and philan
thropic acts, Major Coker has founded
and endowed a college at Hartsville for
the education of young women which
will prove to be an ever swelling
stream of refreshing waters to human
ity long after his honorable earthly
career shall have ended. This splen
didly equipped institution very
fittingly bears the name of its founder
and it will be a monument far more en
during than marble or brass. .Memo
rials of stone and brass moulder into
[ dust, but the teeming hundreds and
thousands of yoiinjr women, who in the
years to come will proudly own "Co
ker" as their alma mater, will for suc
ceeding generations be living monu
ments to the unselfish generosity of
"the Grand Old Man of the Pee Dee."
May he be spared another score of
years in order that he may see Coker
college, the apple of his eye, grow into
the leading college for women in the
South, which we confidently believe it is
destined to become.
Another way in which Major Coker
has proven a blessing to his fellows
has been through his devotion to ag
ricultural pursuits. Although an honor
graduate of the University of Sou^h
Carolino, fitted by training, as weil
as endowed by nature, for a brilliant
professional career, yet he chose ag
riculture-erroneously regarded by
some as che most common place of the
arts-which through him and his
achievements has been dignified and
magnified. The name of Coker has
become a synonym for progressive and
scientific agriculture. The develop
ment of plants and the scientific breed
ing of seeds at Hartsville, now under
the direction of .Mr. D. *R. Coker, a
son of Major Coker, has proven a
blessing to farmers throu?hout the
In a brief article one can but touch
lightly upon a few ways in which this
venerable Christian gentleman of the
Old School has been of inestimable
value to his day and generation. Would
that th^-re were many others who also,
like Mr. Gladstone, deserve to be
spoken of as "the Grand Old Man."
JOHNSTON LETTER. ?J
(Continued from First Page.)
ure to all present to meet with the
honoree again, and the occasion
was a most pleasant one. The
luncheon served was beautiful in all
it? appointments, and was an elab
' The school children have been ri-/
joicing over a long Christmas holi
day. The exercises were to begin
on January 3rd, but as the furnace
was out of order, and the necessary
fixtures had been lost in Christmas
orders, the opening is delayed a
week or more.
The cantata which the music
I class had practiced for, under the
Director, Prof. John Waters, and?
was planned for the evening of Do
cember 2nd, will be had at an early
date. The proceeds will be for the
Miss Bettie Warren who has been
sick for some time, is now much
lt nas been the custom of the
Mary Ann Buie Chapter, during the
Christmas season, to remember the
Veterans with fruits and to send
flowers to the elderly lady mem
bers. One of the dear old lady
members was sick and the Chapter,
instead of sending her fruit, decid
ed to give her an egg shower, as
eggs was her chief diet.
There are fifty seven members,
and each egg was brought tied up
very attractively. She appreciated
greatly the thought of the Chapter,
and as she was convalescing, enjoy
ed the sight of 50 many of ber
friends coming during the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Teague Price, of
Greenville, are visiting in the home
of the latter's father, Mr. J. R.
Mrs, T. R. Hoyt was hostess for
the Apollo Musia Club last week,
aud during business, presided over
by Mrs. Minis Walker, the chief
points were in the drawing up of
resolutions concerning the care ?pf
the feeble minded, and the reading
of a letter from Mr. Reed, of Co
lumbia, Chairman of the belgium
Relief Fund, thanking the Club for
a check of $*.50 for this -purpose.
Mrs. L. E. Stansell, who was soon
to make her home elsewhere, re
signed as secretary and treasurer.
Miss Zena Payne was elected to fill
With Charles F. Gounod as the
subject for study, Mrs. Jas. Stroth
er gave a very profitable hour with
the following arranged:
Gounod's Personality, - Mrs.
-Hill^ar ?way.'*-Mrs. C. P. 'f oin.
Story of Faust,-Mrs. T. R. Hoyt.
Vocal Solo, "Ave Maria,"-Mrs.
James White. ,1
Violin Selection, ''Ring, Smile,
Slumber,"-Mrs. O. D. Black.
All enjoyed the tempting repast
served by the hostess, Mrs. J. W.
Mr. Elbert Timm'erman has been
quite sick, but is now improving.
LaBt week he was operated on at
the University Hospital in Augusta.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton will leave
next week to spend two months, in
Mrs. James Cul I um, of Harts
ville, has been visiting her mother,
Mrs. Annie B. Harrison.
Mr. Henry Whitaker left last
week for Detroit, Mich., where he
has a position with the Ford Auto
mobile Co. His family will follow
"Is Just Wonderful,"
Mrs. Hollins Declares.
FOR A LONG TIME WAS UN
ABLE TO VISIT HER
SICK 3 MONTHS.
SPARTAXBURG WOMAN HAS AT
LAST OVERCOME HER MULTI
TUDE OF TROUBLES, Sin-;
"lt is just wonderful the way
Tani af built, up my strength." said
Mrs. W. J. Rollins, of 110 J^nmgs
St., Spartanburg, in a statement she
gave September 0th in indorsement
of Ta ni ac.
"For four years I was so sickly
and weak that I could not go to see
my mother, she will he a hundred
years of age on her next birthday.
She lives only a few miles from
here/' continued Mrs. Rollins.
"My health was very bad and I
suffered a great deal from weakness,
indigestion and constipation," said
Mrs. Rollins. "I had no appetite
at all, and many a day I would eat
emly a few bites during the day, and
I was so weak I could not do any
thing without having to go to bed
for a while. I lost weight until I
became skin and bones only.
'All the time I suffered with
headaches and spells of "swimming
in the head," which almost drove
me crazy. If I rode in a buggy, I
would have had vomiting spells,
and I had several of these attacks
before I found out what caused
them, and with them I had awful
"For thee months before I began
taking- tanlac I had sick headaches
every day, but I have not had them
since I began taking Tanlac, and.
when the first bottle of Tanlac was
taken the headaches were gone.
"We had heard so much about
Tanlac, we were influenced to buy
it because of what it had done for
others, and Tanlac has given- me
wonderful relief in every way. It is
just the best medicine anyone ever
took. It quickly gave me a better
appetite and now I eat a lot. My
nerves are strong and I am free of
those terrible headaches. My sys
tem is in good order and 1 feel
wondernlly" improved in every way.
I am strong now and I am not
troubled with weakness. It is just
wonderful the way Tanlac built up
my strength. The Tanlac relieved
that constipation, too. I ganvd a
good deal of weight, too, though I
was so poor I could hardly go when
I began taking Tanlac.
"I now rrecommend Tanlac be
cause it did me more good than all
the doctors I ever had and all the
other medicines I ever took. I think
there is nothing like Tanlac, and I
sure can and do praise it."
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell &
Plum Branch," R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton; G W Wise.
The Quinina That Doss Not Affect The Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
O/ninine and does not cause nervousness nor
rinding in head. Rememher the full name and
look for the siEnature of E. W. GROVE. 25c.
Have just received a
fresh shipment of horses,
mules and good brood
Come in to see them.
Wiison & Cantelou
During the session of the Legis
lature my clients may see me at my
office on Monday and Saturday of
each week. In the meantime tiley
can either write rae at Edgefield or
Columbia, and all matters will have
B. E. NICHOLSON.
Bargains in ladies' shoes. We
are offering 50 pairs of ladies' shoes
for il. 19 the pair. We have your
size-1 to 3 1-2.
The Corner Store.
FOR RENT: 5-roora house on
Addison Street. Apply to J. H.
Allen at The Bank of Edgefield.?
Wanted-To buy 7 pound? of
goose feathers. State price ?er
pound. Mrs.-E. H. Crews,
Edgefield, S. C.
.Prosperity and all the comfcits of home
or a bare living and its poverty, self-denial
and disappointments? The time to dec. ?
this question is NOW-before you sow your
crops. For the trae answer lies in the preparation of
the soil ! "Making the farm pay" calls for careful con
t iideption nf Q^?ry. tactor that adds to the productiveness
ot-the-iand^-and' l~r?E-BB^i-r r^rvi li^iZ/fcivis me~o?Iy
kind you can afford to use. Don't risk the profits of^an entire
season by experimenting-use the fertilizer that H?S produced
bigger, better crops for farmers of the South
90 to 95 bushels of corn, or, 1 to 2 bales of cotton to the acre means prosperity
for YOU. Use the reliable, time-tested "Planters" brand with the trade-mark
on the bag. Make up your mind to use them this year-see how they will put ;
dollars in your pocket. Ask our agent or write us direct for advice, in- PSSEFI
formation and prices. Do it today.
Planters Fertilizer and Phosphate Company
CHARLESTON * SOUTH CAROLINA
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