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Wednesday, Jan. 17
Even Congress has booze on the
Paper is too high for girls tc waste
it on their curls.
Along with the blind poet, the "silent
sentinels" say: "They also serve who
only stand and wait."
The "little brown jug" will soon
exist in memory only.
"Bottled in bond" is a term that
will not be heard much longer.
My kingdom for a blotter! The war
seems to have blotted out all of the
Be more concerned about the leak
in your nurse than about the Lansing
The legislature will either make
South Carolina bone dry or just a
Adnrral Dewey, the hero of Manila
Bay, died yesterday at his home in
Washington in his 80th year.
I . . .
With flour beyond the ten-dollar-per
barrel mark, about the only cake a fel
low can afford now is a hoe-cake.
The man who says the lawmakers
are having their annual fcrty-dav
frolic doesn't know what he is talking
We are dee-lighted that the cold
waves that the weather man sends us
do not last as long as the Drohibition
It's rather paradoxical or inconsis
tent for the Baptist hosts who have a
decided penchant for wetnesa to be
clamoring for bone dryness in South
The Jekyl-Hyde anomaly is not any
more marvelous than the sudden trans
formation of gattling-guns of speech
into "silent sentinels. "
"Many prominent people summoned
to testify on leak," says a headline.
But we haven't received ours yet.
Maybe yours will be on the next mail.
A headline tells_us that "Alabama's
Governor is Investigating Himself."
It wouldn't be a bad idea if all of us
?would inaugurate a self-investigation.
Doubtless when Hon. William Jen
nings Bryan called at the White House
yesterday the "silent sentinels" saluted
him-not a la Hobson, however.
Now that the United States phar
macopoeia (can you pronounce it? has
eliminated alcohol entirely as a medi
cine, why should the legislators reckon
with or admit whiskey as a medicine?
The women in Columbia who are ap
pealing to the legislators for a "square
deal" should have the astuteness to
present their claims immediately
after the lords of creation have had a
In telling the women how to dress
for skating, a New York newspaper
says "the skirt should reach just above
the curve of the calf." Then, many
down in this part of the country are
dressed for skating when they don
a street dress.
Western horses are about one-third
less than the regular price at this sea
son and western mules are 10 per cent,
cheaper than last year, notwithstand
ing the fact that cotton has been al
most double in price. Surely the south
ern farmer is having his day.
These rainy days afford a mighty
good time to look over and repair the
farm tools. The high prices that pre
vail for all iron and steel will cause
many a discarded tool to be used a
year longer. .Make the needed repairs
before the implement is actually needed.
Senator Underwood of Alabama is
not in accord with the Southland when
he actively and with dogged persist
ence champions the whiskey cause. Ik
will yet find himself the under-dog in
this national struggle and then the
people of the South will laugh at his
A trio of colonels, all good fellows,
have been added to the Governor's
staff, and here's hoping that none of
them will ever have to measure their
military prowess in actual service.
While rain fell outside the State
C?pitol yesterday, the reins of gov
ernment were placed in the hands of
Governor Manning for another two
Were Most Too Strenuous.
Through attractive circulars, liquor j
J houses did not fail to remind every ne
gro in the country of his right under
I the law to order a gallon of liquor a
?month. And the negroes only failed
J about one out of ten to exercise this
right. The strenuosity with which the,
liquor houses worked the gallon-a
month appeal was something like kill
ing the goose to get the golden egg.
They reaped a golden harvest, but it |
was their last crop in South Carolina.
Jury Seeks Divine Guidance.
A Georgia petit jury that must de
cide the fate of a dentist who, with
five other men, is charged with mur
! der, has prayed repeatedly for Divine
guidance. Only a few instances of this
kind are on record. One's confidence
I in a jury is strengthened when, realiz
ing the grave responsibility resting
upon them, that of deciding the fate
of a human life, they seek guidance
from a high and unerring power. It |
would not only strengthen the con
fidence of the people in the jury sys
tem but increase respect for the courts
of the land, as well, if a greater num
; ber of men or juries sought Divine
guidance when human life was at
Not All Actual Gains.
The "gains" daily credited to the
Germans in the papers remind us of
what we once heard a country mer
chant say of the alleged continued rise
in the price of tobacco. He stated that
for years it has been the practice
among tobacco salesmen to press their ]
claims for an order upon the ground
that a tremendous rise in price would
soon become effective. Each tobacco
salesman who came along, month after
month and year after, would use the
rise-in-price argument to get an order.
According to the aforesaid merchant,
had all of the predicted or threatened
rises been placed on the price of to
bacco, the weed would now be selling
for $10.00 the pound.
So it is with the Germans. If all of |
the gains credited to them in head
lines were actual accessions of ter
ritory, they would now possess both
the eastern and western hemispheres,
with all of the isles of the sea thrown in.
Just Across the Savannah.
Study the official boll weevil map on
The Advertiser's front page this week,
which is published through the courtesy
of The State. In spite- of the facts |
that have been repeatedly published
cpncerning the steady progress of the
boll weevil, there are yet scores of
farmers who are skeptical about its
coming. Those who refuse to heed the
warning will in a few short years real
ize what fools they have been. Far
who are prepared will not suffer irre
parable loss through the ravages of the
weevil, but those who fail to diversify,
supplanting cotton with other crops
and engaging to a larger extent in
stock raising, will be crippled, finan
cially, to such an extent that an ad-1
justment to new conditions will be
Do not any longer be doubting |
Thomases, but begin at once to pre
pare for the unwelcome, but inevita
A Faithful Army.
May the Lord bless the faithful rural
mail carriers! They brighten many a
home these dark, dreary days by car
rying to its very threshold every morn
ing something new and fresh to read.
The rain falls and the mud deepens but
this vast army of humanity-blessers
never fail or falter. Be kind and cour
teous and thoughtful of your mail car
rier. Had it occurred to you that a hot
drink or some other "creature com
fort" handed out to him with a smile,
about the noon hour, would cheer his
spirits and quicken his circulation these
chilling days? Furthermore, such a
thoughtful act would not go unreward
ed, being as bread cast upon the water.
The men engaged in "border duty"
are not the only ones who are serv
ing their country and humanity. The
45,000 rural mail carriers who trave
daily considerably more than a million
miles are likewise rendering a service
of estimable value.
Let YOUR carrier know that you
appreciate his faithfulness. Scores will
rush in to tell him of alleged shortcom
ings, so you hand him a rose while
others prick him with the thorn.
Reduce Rather Than Increase Acreage.
Already then- are indications that
farmers are planning for ;i large icot
ton acreage this year, and should they
plant cotton to the neglect of other
crops, it will be the greatest mistake
they have ever made. While cotton
brought a good price last fall, far
mers have no assurance that it will
command a high price next .fall.
Everybody hopes the United States
will be kept out of the war, yet who
knows what six months or a year will
bring forth? By the time the 1917 crop
of cotton is harvested conditions may
be worse than they were, in the fall of
1914. And instead of having cheaper
foodstuffs for man and beast they would
under such conditions be higher than at
In planning for a large acreage in
cotton bear in mind two things: First,
the price may be below the cost of pro
duction, arl, second, bear in mind the
high price of everything the farmer
has to buy, much of which can be pro
duced at home.
Fir3t of all, plan to live at home as
far as possible. The only independent
farmer is the farmer who can live from
what he produces on his own premises.
News From Over the State.
Governor Manning entered upon
his second term Tuesday at noon
and Tuesday night he and Mrs.
Manning gave a reception at the
Mansion to the members of the gen
William A. Stucky of Bishop
ville has announced that he will be
a candidate for governor in 1918
He is a large farmer of Lee county.
There are a number of applicant*
for the position of State bink ex
aminer, Mr. Mauldin having resign
ed to accept a position with the
Palmetto National Bank of Colum
Saluda's .senator, Hon. Jeff ?.
Griffith, is the youngest member of
the State senate, being only 27
years of age.
A thief entered the home of Mrs.
Mary C. Dibble of Oranereburg Sat
urday night and stole 1575 from a
A ?ommittee representing the
150,000 Baptists of South Carolina
hare drafted resolutions petitioning
the legislature to pass an iron-clad
prohibition law, making no com
The Greenwood Woodmen of the
World are making preparations
to entertain the State convention
which will meet with them the sec
ond week in March. There are
40,000 members of the Order in
South Carolina and about 800 dele
gates are expected in Greenwood.
Mrs. Mildred Rutherford, one of
the most prominent women not on
ly of Georgia but of the South, will
deliver an address before the Green
wood chapter, XJ. D. C., on Janu
ary 19, the occasion being the cele
bration of Gen. Lee's birthday. .
Some of the writings of the late
Robert Gonzales will be collected
and published in book form.
A large edition will be necessary to
meet the great demand.
Capt. William H. Frazier died at
his home in Ninety Six Friday. He
was born in Edgefield May 26, 1843
and spent the early years of his life
Farmers of Greenwood and ad
joining counties have 7,900 bales of
cotton stored in Greenwood ware
houses. A year ago the number of
bales stored in Greenwood was
Miss Eudora Ramsey, a daughter
of Dr. D. M. Ramsey, president of
the Greenville Woman's College, is
making a tour of the State in the
interest of woman suffrage.
President Riggs arranged for a
number of Clemson cadets to see
the photoplay, k A Birth of a Na
tion." at Anderson Saturday after
Convention at Clark's Hill.
Don't forget to come to Clark's
Hill Sunday, January 21. Read
the program that is in The Adver
tiser this week of the District No.
3 Sunday School Convention. We
want our Edgefield friends that are
near enough to come and be with
us that day. It will be worth a
ride across any county, regardless
of weather or roads, to listen to
such a live Sunday School worker
aB R. H. Webb. He is coming brim
full of information and it will cost
you nothing but to come. Ask him
what you may and he will gladly
advise you, so make a memorandum
of what your school is doing or not
doing and I know he can help you.
This is going to be our conven
tion, so we want everybody to come
of eyery denomination. Don't let
the rain keep 5rou at home. Our
church does not leak and we have a
good stove to keep you warra.
, S. T. Adams, Pres.
District No. 3.
Bargains in ladies' shoe?. We
are offering 50 pairs of ladies' shoes
for fl. 19 the pair. We have your
size-1 to 3 1-2.
Tiie Corner Store.
FOR SALE: Two very large
liome-raiHed Mules, one six year*
old and the other nine. D. E. Lan
ham, Edgefield, S. C.
Jau. 9, 1917. I
Statement Concerning the Bible.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
The Rev. J. H. Daoner, who as
sisted Dr. J. L. Stokes in a revival
meeting' -in Walhalla Me'hodist
church some time ago, used a very
comprehensive statement of what
the Bible is, and I will ask you to
publish it: It would be well for
everybody to read just what the
Bible is in the beginning of this
new year of grace 1917.
When v>e pray we talk to God;
when we read the Bible God talks
to ns. Wonderful book!
I hold in my hand the only chart
which has safely guided all former
navigations of this treacherous sea.
Here is the sublimest poetry; the
oldest and only code of morals, an
cient and accurate account of our
ancestors and tour origin; the only
revelation of our duty and destiny;
the only reliable definition of good
ness and of God; the only authori
tative statement of seasons and rela
tionships of causes and conse
quence. It marks out the only road
from sin to salvation, from sour to
sweet, from bad to better and best,
from fear to freedom, from hovel to
a home in Heaven.
Blessed Book! Bond of union
between me and mine, between the
shadow and the substance, between
the seeming and the substantial, the
smoky here and the sublime here
Wonderful Book! I let it fall
open before me, and I see my sin
fulness and my Saviour, my help
lessness and ray help, ray criminal
ity and my holy calling, my con
demnation and my Christ, my cross
and my crown, my calvary and my
coronation, my rain and my resur
rection, my fall and my Father, my
life's brevity and Jordan's bridge,
my last sickness and my eternal
My Book! I want nothing more
cooling when burned by the last
fever; I want nothing warmer as a
cover in the chill of death; 1 want
no softer pillow in my coffin; I
want no brighter light in the dark
valley; I want no better staff when
feeling for Jordan's crossing; I want
no sharper sword when assaulted on
the last battlefield; I want no de
viner rod of corafor:; I want no
better legacy for my children. I
bequeath only this to posterity. I
will pontoon Jordan with its pages;
I will take.it as my passport to the
entrance gate yonder. I will plead
the merits of its Central Figure in
the judgment; on its authority I
will die in hope and rise in expect
ancy. Through its teaching I ex
pect to know how to assist in crown
ing Jesus Lord of All. Guided by
it I will know my house in Heaven,
and ray place among the angels.
What a blessed book the Bible is.
The book contains the mind of God,
the state of man, the way of salva
tion, the doom of sinners, the hap
piness of believers. Its doctrines
are holy, its precepts binding, its
histories true, its discussions immu
Read it to be wise, believe it to
be safe, and practice it to be holy.
It contains light to direct your feet,
to support you, and comfort and
cheer you. It is the traveler's map,
the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's com
pass, the soldier's sword and the
Here Paradise is restored. Heaven
opened, and tho ??ates of hell dis
closed, Christ is its grand spirit,
our good its design, and the glory
of God its end. It should fill the
memory, rule the heart, and guide
Read slowly and frequently,
slowly and prayerfully. It is a
mine of wealth, a paradise of glory,
and a river pleasure. It is given to
you in this life, and will be opened
at the judgment and be remembered
forever. It involves the highest
responsibility, rewards the greatest
labor, ai.d condemns all who trifle
with its holy contents.
J. Russell Wright.
Seneca, S. C.
BE RID OF THAT ACHE?
If you are a eufferer with lame
back, backache, dizziness, nervous
ness and kidney disorders, why
don't you try the remedy that your
own neighbors recommend?
Mrs. M. W. Padgett, Cedar Row
Edgetielu, says: "I had torturing
pains in my back and general Weak
ness came over me, causing me to
feel depressed and tired during the
day. At night, I couldn't get mnoh
sleep, owing to kidney trouble.
Doan's Kidney Pills brought me
quick and prompt relief." (State
ment given April 12, lull.)
After a lapse of over three years,
Mrs. Padgett taid: ''Whenever I
h?ve backache or any other signs of
weak kidneys, Doan's Kidney Pilla
never fuil lo relieve me."
Price f)c at all dealers. Don't
simply a*k for a ki<lne.>, remedy
?ri?t Donn's Kidney PH ls-:th? same
thal M? - I udge?i ila? Uvice publicly
recommended. Foster-Milbnrn Co.
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Programme Sunday School Con
The following ia the programme
of the District Number 3 Sunday
School convention to be held at
Clark's Hill Sunday, January 21,
? Morning Session.
10:15 Devotional services by J.
10:30 The duty of the church to
the Sf.hool? T. G. Talkert.
10:50 The cradle rolFand its.
value to the Sunday school? Miss
M ill wee Davis.
11:25 How the organized work
helps the individual school? R. D.
12:00 Appointment of com
Adjournment for dinner.
1:30 Devotional services? J. D.
1:45 The banner Sunday school.
Measuring the schools on the Dis
trict chart? R. D. Webb.
2:30 Improving the elementary
work? Miss Millwee Davis.
3:00 Questions and answers.
3:20 Gathering reports.
S. T. Adams, Pres.
Statement From Mrs. Rainsford
Concerning Essay Contests.
To the Teachers of the County:
The time for the annual essay
contest has arrived, and the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
hopes to have the co-operation of
every teacher in the county in this
important work. Martin E. Brumb
baugb, recently governor of Penn
sylvania, and once superintendent
of the schools of Philadelphia, said:
"The essays written by the chil
dren in our public schools here on
scientific temperance, particularly
upon the laws of health as they re
late to the question of temperance,
have accomplished an immense
amount of good.
"The children have learned im
portant guiding principles for their
lives, and the whole proceedure has
been so uniformly satisfactory that
? wish to give it my cordial ap
Thio is one of many testimonials
to the value and benefits of the es
say contest. ?
The teachers are again invited to
enter the contest.
Subject for teachers:
"The Best Methods of Teaching
Temperance." (By temperance is
understood moderation in healthful
things and abstinence from danger
Markings: The essay shall be
graded entirely upon presentation
Subject for pupils fifteen years
"The Value of Total Abstinence
to a Life."
1 Alcohol and Tobacco."
Markings: Essays shall be grad
ed three-fourths on subject matter
and one-fourth on style and gram
Number of words: The maxi
mum number of words shall be fif
teen hundred, and the minimum
Subject for pupils under fifteen
years of age:
"The Harm in the Use of To
Markings: Essays shall be grad
ed one-half on subject matter, one
fourth on style and grammatical ex
cellence, and one-fourth on appear
ance of paper, which shall include
penmanship and spelling.
Number of words: The maxi
mum number of words shall be six
hundred and the minimum three
For teacher's essay, $5.00. ,
Mest essay written by boy or girl
fifteen and over, ?5.00. Second
best in this class, ?2.00.
Best essay by boy or girl under
fifteen, ?5.00. Second best, ?2.00.
All essays must be in by the 15th
The State prize is ?5:00 in gold,
and the best essays in this county
will be sent to State Superinten
dent and be entered in the State
Mrs. Thos. H. Rainsford.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
MANURE AS A TOP DRESSING
lt Greatly Stimul?tes Growth of Wheat
and Assista to Prevent
(By M. F. KH/LER, Missouri College of
Every year sees a greater number cf
Missouri farmers using manure as a
top dressing on wheat. There ls con
siderable evidence to show where
wheat ls grown In a rotation, manure
can very often be applied to better ad
vantage as to a top dressing on this
crop than as an application before
corn. There are two principal advan
tages of this practice. The first one ls
that lt greatly stimulates the growth,
of the wheat and helps to prevent win
ter killing with a resulting increase In.
yield. The second one is that since
clover and grass are usually sown with
the wheat and since manure aids very
greatly in securing a stand of these
crops when used as a top dressing with
the wheat, this alone may be sufficient
reason for its application. As a mat
ter of fact the top dressing of wheat
with manure almost insures a stand of
clover or grass on land which is at all
suited to these crops. The land may;
be too sour or too wet to- grow clover
Much land in Missouri is too sour. If
it ls only slightly sour, the manure
greatly aids In getting a clover stand.
If it is very sour, lime ls usually es
sential in addition.
BEGIN POULTRY LICE FIGHT
Effective Powder Can Be Made at
Home by Using Cresol, Carbolic
Acid and Gasoline.'
A very good lice powder for use ort
poultry may be made at horne from in
gredients that, when bought separate
ly, will cost little as compared with
the expense of commercial lice pow
der made of the same or similar mate*
rials. One of the best of these home?
made powders ls prepared by mixing:
one pint of cresol, or the same quantity
of strong, ?rude carbolic acid, with,
three pints of gasoline. To this ia
added, while stirring, Just enough plas
ter of paris to take up the liquid. It
will take about ten pounds of plaster
for the amounts of cresol and gasoline
given. Larger or small amounts may
be prepared by Increasing or decreas
ing the three Ingredients proportion
ately. After making this powder it
should be kept in a well-covered recep
tacle to keep it from losing strength.
The best way to apply the powder is
to put it into a sifting box made by
punching numerous small holes Into a
tin dan, and, holding the bird- by the
feet, head downward, sift the powder
well into the fluff.
SAW-TOOTHED GRAIN BEETLE
Insect Infests Almost Everything of
Vegetable Nature, Such as Cereals,
Nuts and Seeds.
(By A. A. GIRAULT.)
A minute, flattened, chocolate-browa
beetle, with the margins of its thorax
roughened with toothlike projections?
if found abundant in groceries or other
edible substances, may be assumed to?
be the saw-toothed grain beetle. The
slender adult Is not more than a tenth
of an inch long. The pupa is white,
and is occasionally inclosed within a
delicate cocoon composed largely of
Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle, a-Adult;
particles of the food substance. From
five to seven generations of this spe
cies may be devioped within a single
year, the number depending, as usual
upon the temperature aud upon ttie
supply of food. The beetles infest al
most everything of a vegetable nature
used as human food, including pre
served fruits and various cereals,
bread, nuts, seeds, red pepper yeast,
spices, sugar, flour and also tobacco
and snuff. This beetle is generally dis
tributed in North America as well as
other countries, South America, Eu
rope and Asia.
PlrOFITABLE FEED FOR HOGS
Nourishing Slop Made of Linseed Meal
Is Cheaper Than, Bran-Has Big
Linseed meal makes a most nourish
ing and profitable slop for hogs of all
ages, and It is cheaper than bran these
days; but don't food it too freely. It
is concentrated sturt*.
Every pound of lt fed on your farm
has a fertilizing value of at lenst 50
per cent of its cost, o side from its food
WATCH CLOSE FOR BLACKLEG
Disease May Be Prevented by Vaccine
Treatment-Keep Sharp Lookout
for Its Appearance.
Prevent blackleg with vaccine. IC?ep
a sharp lookout for the appearance of
this disease in your herd or your
neighbors' herds and give the treat
Your druggist can get the vaccine
if he docs not carry it in stock.