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/. L. SUMS,.Editor
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Wednesday, Jan. 24
President Wilson is urging congress
to change from low to high gear.
Let's prepare for the coming of the
boll weevil and not let the pest report
South Carolina as a gain in territory.
It will only be in keeping wilh the
fitness of things for the legislators to
have a heated debate over fire insu
The faithful old horse says it is not
right to put the automobile in the garage
and put him in the road when the mud
?3 the deepest.
The liquor people are saying there is
nothing in a name. Governor Rye has
j ust Signed a bill that drives the whole
sale liquor dealers out of Tennessee.
"Women drive autos in southern Cal
ifornia," says a headline. Our impres
sion is that most western women drive
everything ^before them with a ven
geance. . ^_
The legislature is enjoying the hos
p;tality of the good people of Charles
ton to-day. Just what is to be accom
plished by this side-trip we * re unable
As a result of a court-martial an
Ea jlish editor has been sentenced to
ser/e 112 days at hard labor. Our
English brother is fortunate. Over on
this side of the Atlantic an editor has
a life sentence at hard labor.
Doubtless northern tourists who
came down in Dixie early in January
have about decided that to speak of
this section as the Sunny South is
no:hing short of a misnomer. Alto
gether, the sun has not been visible
m ire than twcrrrr three days iii 1917.
'.Vhen they go to shooting two-hun
drai-dollar mules at "hot suppers",
ax was don? near Johnston the other
n ?ht, it's about time to put a ban on
ties ! social functions. As long as the
cai laities were confined to a few worth
less .?egroes, the harm wasn't so great.
O.ie advantage about the barn-yaid
fer::iizer factory, h can be operattd
ns- it and day for seven days in the
wee c-not even stopping on Sunday.
* Stra v and leaves can be converted into
plan: food on Sunday just as well as
on a week-day. Have you put yours
" in operation?
Something new under the sun, a girl
clown, is soon to appear in Madison
Square Garden, New York. There is
som^t iing of a parodox in the words,
giri i-l jwn, as the typical American
giri nas always been the embodiment
of all that was beautiful and sublime,
a suiting antithesis of the ridiculous.
The traditional search for "a needle in
a i.ay-stack'*, which is pointed out as
a. very difficult undertaking, pales into
insi./rjificance when compared to the
search for th? M oe we, the German
submarine that has been making such
depradations in South American wa
ters. If the Deutschland can not be
captured when the English vessels that
are doing sentinel duty have notice
wh n it is to pass their way, how will
they ever find and capture the Moewe?
Promises Should be Kept.
As a result of urgent appeals made
to President Wilson, a large number of
men doing border duty along the Mexi
can front will soon be returned and
mustered out of active service. Among
those io be returned are several com
panies in Augusta. When the call was
mad . la3t year for men for military
service, many young men gave up good
positions in order to go to the front,
their employers promising to hold their
positions open for them.
It appears now that some of the em
ployers who promised to hold positions
for their employees who answered
their c mntry's call are disposed to dis
regard the promises made. Wherever
promises were made and accepted in
good faith, the enlistment for military
dury being somewhat conditioned upon
i *m the failure to keep them will be
.- :. of dishont-sty, an open breach of
.. . ac*. It is hoped that there are
'.a .-mp'oyers of this class. Young
?r?v'nci made sacrifices to go to the
? r : .-'.-.lld be fairly and honestly
di ?H -vi.h.
i; . '?vers who are disposed to act
ia . th toward their former em
[:io. c.. t..juld apply the golden rule.
Should be Seriously Considered.
"Bond issue or no bond issue," asks
a headlines in one paper. Well, in
about nine times out of ten The Adver
tiser would*answer, "No Bond Issue,"
with all the emphasis we could com
mand. One generation should go slow
in the matter of saddling a big debt on
the generations that follow. The peo
ple in some parts of Edgefield county
are now burdened with old railroad
bonds that were doubtless issued in
haste. Bonds should never ba voted
without the most serious consideration
on the part of the tax payers.
Georgians Favor Absolute Prohibition.
But one thing is needed now to make
Georgia bone dry and thal is a call for
an extra session of the legislature.
The lawmakers of Georgia have been
questioned individually as to their atti
tude toward absolute prohibition and
an overwhelming majority, since the
Webb-Kenyon decision, favor shutting
out liquor shipments altogether. To
convene the legislature in extra ses- !
sion would cost approximately $65,000
but this would "be a mere bagatelle
compared with the immeasurable bene
fits resulting from ABSOLUTE PRO
Edgefield Farmers Fortunate.
While the yield of cotton in South
Carolina was less in 1916 than in 1915,
yet the yield in this county was larger.
The government report of the cotton
ginned to the first of January shows
that only six counties in South Carolina
made more cotton in 1916 than in 1915,
and Edgefield was one of the fortunate
counties. The yield in some sections
of the State, partibularly in the Pee
Dee section, was reduced more than
Our people are generally disposed
to feel that they are always hit harder
by misfortune than any other people.
But the chronic grumbler has no cause
to complain of last year. Our farmers
reaped a large harvest when the price
was the highest in 50 years. The yield
and price were both in favor of our
pe jple for one time, at least.
Eliminate Intoxicants as a Beverage.
Pioneers in the ranks of prohibition
ists of thia and other States have had
many discouragements and obstacles
to overcome, but some of them will be
compensated by having their labors
crowned with full fruition while they
yet live. In this State we are within
one step of the coveted goal-that of
absolutely shutting out intoxicants as
The favorable developments of the
past thirty days are almost beyond the
expectations of,the most.ardent prohibi
tionist. The overwhelming vote of the
United States senate prohibiting the
sale of whiskey in the District of Co
lumbia reflects not only a favorable
sentiment in the national legislative
halls bqt also that the people of the
nation, through thair representatives
in congress, are . demanding that the
great evil be throttled at its fountain
The recent supreme court decision
declaring the Webb-Kenyon act to be
constitutional makes it possible for
South Carolina to eliminate intoxica
ting liquors altogether as a beverage,
even before the national congress for
bids their manufacture and sale. By
enacting a ?aw prohibiting the ship
ment of intoxicants into the State as
a beverage each State can enjoy the
fruits of absolute prohibition almost to
the same extent as when the federal
government prohibits the manufacture
Whether South Carolina shall enjoy
the fruits of ABSOLUTE PROHIBI
TION now or wait till federal action is
taken, rests with the legislature. Gen
tlemen of the general assembly, we
believe the time has come in South
Carolina for the elimination or absolute
prohibition of intoxicants as a bev
erage. . ?
CONSTIPATION MAKES YOU DULL.
That draggy, listless, oppressed
feeling generally resuits from cou
stipatijn. The intestines are clog
ged and the blood becomes poison
ed. Relieve this condition at once
with Dr. King's New Life Pills;
this gentle, non-griping laxative
i? quickly effective. A dose at bed
time will make you feel brighter in
the morning. Get a bottle to-day
at your Druggist, 25c. 3
SLOAN'S LINIMENT EASES PAIN
Sloan's Liniment is first thought
of mothers for bumps, bruises and
sprains that are continually happen
ing to children. It quickly pene
trates and soothes without rubbing.
Cleaner and more effective than
mussy plasters or ointments. For
rheumatic aches, neuralgia pain and
that grippy soreness after colds,
Sloan's liniment gives prompt re
lief. Have a bottle handy for
bruises, strains, sprains and all ex
ternal pain. For the thousands
who.&e work calls them outdoors,
the pains and aches following ex
posure are relieved by Sloan's Lini
ment. At all Druggists, 25c. 1
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
I To pet the jrenuine. cnll for full name, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE. Lookforsignatureof
E.W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in Oue Day. Stops
cough and headache, aiid works off cold. 25c.
? recent visit to the Farmer's
Conference, at Tuskegee, Alabama,
and the boll weevil district of Ala
bama and Georgia has convinced
me that the boll weevil conditions
have been exaggerated greatly. The
migration of the negro to the North
is doing more harm to the Southern
white farmer and the South at large
than the boll weevil can ever do.
This state of affairs is caused by
negro leaders of that type who ex
cite the laboring class of negroes t<*
that pitch where they see no other
means of adjusting matters than
by leaving the farms.
That this is the worst thing they
can do is indisputable, ? for they
are causing quite a loss to the white
land owners who have befriendei
them and protected them ever since
freedom. They turned at once t?
the Southern white man for a start
in life, and now that he has for
these many years given them thc
means of a livelihood, at the time
when in turn he depended upon the
negro labor, they migrate to the
^?orth. I fear my people have no
idea of the meaning of the word
The negro, as a mass, has no
business in the North. His place
is in the South, on the farra. He
was born and reared in the South,
and is adapted to its climate, and
not that of the North. Note the
numbers who go North yearly and
contract tuberculosis, return South
penniless, and prove a burden to thc
I am glad to note that this unrest
and discontent has not to such an
extent reached South Carolina, and
I hope never ^o see that day when
the people of whom I form a part
can be so unappreciative. *
I deeply regret the passing of the
old black mammy and her teachings.
Let your minds revert to the days of
the war when the father and son
left home. With whom did they
leave their mothers, wives and sis
ters? With the old black slave, be
cause they knew he could be trust
ed. They had no idea that old
"Jim" would migrate or desert his
With all of the present day in
telligence, the features of gratitude
and stability have been omitted, and
this accounts for the differences and
impatience which arise.
As a people, we must leam pa
tience, "all things come to him who
waits." We must learn also that,
nowhere, be it North, South, East
or West, can we find all things just
as we would desire them.
My advice to my people is, stay
where you are making yourselves
honest, industrious and trustworthy
men, and whatever your hands find
to do, do it right. No man can ex
pect more than right of you.
Were I seeking a motto for you
I could find no better words !han
these, "Stay on the farm boys."
You cannot change conditions by
fussing, fuming, fighting, or running
But you can bring about congenial
relations by patience and forbear
ance. In the old slave days there
were no negro problems. For the
negro knew his place and stayed
Methinks "I had rather trust the
advice of some- of the old ex-slaves
in regard to the so-called problems,
than to abide by the advice o? some
of our so-called negro leaders. Note
the word some, I say some for they
are only in the minority; the ma
jority of our leaders are sane ann
are discouraging this unfortunate
movement among the laboring
This old Southland, with its broad
fertile acres, offers a home and a
living for yourself and children.
Why go to a northern clime to try
it? Just to be called "Mister?"
Perhaps yours will share the lot
of the old darky who, selfing out,
went North to get honor and glory,
and amass riches. All went wall as
long as the coins which his little
farm brought jingled in his pockets,
but one day found them empty and
penniless. Without work? and hun
gry, the old man went from mansion
to mansion, always ringing the front
door bell, (for was he not in the
North?) seeking food.
He was turned away politely by
the gentleman of the North as he
addressed him thus: "Mr. we have
nothing for you today."
Eventually the negro came upon
a house occupied by one who was
reared in Dixie, but who was for a
time sojourned in the North. H?
was met at the front door by the
gentleman from the South. who
upon hearing his request for food,
exclaimed: "Nigger, what do you
mean by coming to my front door?
Go to the kitchen and tell my cook
to fill you up."
After eating his fill the old dar
key emerged from the house, and
passing up the street by his polite
Northern friend's home, he took off
his old battered har, scratched his
wooly pate, and gave vent to his
feelings in these words: "You calls
me Mister, but you lets me starve
to death." My friends you can'
fail to see the point.
In closing, I should like to ap
peal to my white friends. We are
in your hands, and as fair-minded
white men, I beg you to deal justly
with us in all matters. To govern
this humble race by the same laws
?made for the white man. For the
negro too is human, and as all other
races, will commit crime.
We only ask that as you hold the
scales o?- justice in your hands you
will allow the balance to tip on the
side which justice demands. That
you will throw around us the same
protection which your father and
grandfather gave his slave. You
remember in any difficulty the slave
had but to appeal to "Massa" for
protection and he always dealt just
ly with the culprit.
Let the present day negro be
able to impose just such confidence
in your code of justice.
Should we each regard the other,
and come to a better understanding,
there is no reason why we cannot
live in this sunny Southland of ours
in peace, harmony and prosperity.
A. W. NICHOLSON.
Hundreds of Dollars
Were Spent in Vain.
TELLS OF "FELING BEETTER
THAN SHE EVER REMEM
BERS OF FEELING
ADVICE GIVEX BY HER PASTOR'S
WIFE LED To A WONDERFUL
CHANGE IN THE LIFE OF
"The reason I pnt so much faith
in Tanlac is because I had taken so
many medicines and they helped
rae only while I was taking them,
but Tanlac not only helped me when
I was taking it, but its benefits have
proven lasting," said Mrs. S. A.
McManus, of 207 second St., Olym
pia, a suburb of Columbia, in a
statement she gave in endorsement
"When I quit taking Tanlac, I
really felt better than I ever remem
ber of feeling before. Tanlac is
the only medicine I ever took that
helped my indigestion and nervous
"I suffered particularly from
nervous indigestion and my system
was badly run down. I had wor
ried myself almost to death over my
troubles, and that made my condi
tion all the worse. I suffered a lot
with headaches and I could not eat
anything. I suffered so ranch with
my head that I was almost crazy at
times with the pain. My nerves
were in such bad shape that if any
one knocked unexpectedly at the
door, it would fly all over me and I
would tremble all over and feel like
I was freezing, for my nerves were
a complete wreck.
"My husband lost a lot of time
from work because he bad to stay
at home and work around ;he houae
when I was sick in bed. I never
felt well, but 1 just dragged around
the house and did my work the
best I could when I was in bed. I
never was really able to do my
"I never have been healthy and I
have been doctored all my life, but
I continued to suffer and gradually
crew worse, until I had about lost
hope of ever feeling well again.
Then one day the pastor's wife
came to Bee me, for I was on the
'sick list,' and she urged me to try
Tanlac. I knew it would be well to
do it if my pastor's wife told mo to,
so ray husband bought me a bottle.
And now I can truthfully say that
Tanlac is the onljr medicine I have |
ever taken that has helped me, and
Tanlac broke up ray troubles, even
if I had suffered badly for three
years and had suffered less^everely
for five or six more years. Tanlac,
too, is the only medicine that ever
helped my indigestion and nervous
troubles, and these troubles, the
doctors told me, wore the cause of
all my bad health.
"The Tanlac gave me a fine appe
tite, increased ray strength and
made rae able to ray housework. I
feel fine now and not bothered with
my nerves. I do not have head
aches and my stomach is in fine
shape. Tanlac is the best medicine
I have ever taken, and hundreds of
dollars have been spent trying to
break up my troubles."
For sale by the following:
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No a, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parkaville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, JW Bracknell &
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton,'G W Wise.
Dear Mr. Editor:
Here? we come again. Wa have
had bfcveral day? of lovely weather,
and later several days of cold and
cloudy weather but despite all this
there has been a lot of visiting iu
the Philippi community and some
sickness. There are sick children
in the home of Mr. Hob Williams
and Mr. George Rhoden.
Mr. Jeff Reams and Mrs. Annie
Bell Jackson dined in the home of
of Mr. John Scott Sunday.
Miss Ida Epton a charming young
lady and teacher iu the Pine Grove
school, visited in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Cullurn Saturday af
M i?n Lila Black, another teacher
who is teaching iu the same school,
and very much loved by her pupils
and the community has been ill.
There was a dog that passed
through our community Saturday
and bit many other dogs. He was
killed on Mr. Joe Clark's place.
The mission study class met in
the home of Mr. Avury Franklin
Saturday afternoon. MM. Mary
Cullum opened the meeting with
devotion?. We are studying the
book, "Southern Baptists in Regions
Beyond." Our lesson was African
'Missions. I wish more of our ladies
would study this great book.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Clark, Mr.
and Mrs. John Scott, and daughter
Nellie, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Cullum
aud their children dined in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cullum
Messrs. Ed. Cullum, Jessie Wil
liams and Bub Claxton have been
engaged lately in hunting.
We observed National Constitu
tional Prohibition Day at Philippi
church. Rev. A. C. Baker our
pastor had been asked by the presi
dent to announce the meeting and
take part in the exercises which he
After devotions, and a prayer for
national prohibition, Mies Dorothy
Williams, daughter of Mr. Jes
sie Williams, and teacher of the
Long Branch school, read what Mr.
Upshaw wrote of our great nation
al battles. She spoke in the begin
ning of what a great temperance
lecturer he was.
M ins Anna Bell Jackson a daugh
ter of Brother H. W. Jackson, one
of our oldest and most faithful hon
orary mom bars, read a paper with
itie text, "Do Not Sin Against the
Br. Baker's talk was taken from
Proverbs and I think it was the
best temperance address I ever lis
tened to. He didn't leave off any
thing that should have been said,
and after ?ve came out of church,
whioh ?vas about full, I could hear
from io many, "Was'nt that talk
good," or "that address fine?" I
thought at the time, I wish Mr. and
Mrs. Mim? were with us. He could
have recorded more than I can
think of from what was said.
lu my last letter, I said that
Brother John Thompson was made
vice-president of the Sunday School
when I should have said, assistant
( I should have said Mrs. Martha
Scott had seven t-o s instead of five.
Miss Olive .Jackson has boen
elected organist by our church. We
are so proud of Miss Olive.
There has come a young Mr. Der
rick iii the home of Mr. Oliver Der
rick. Some one has said that the
Derrick name will not become ex
tinot, as Mr. Oliver, Cap, and Wal
ter Derrick have three boys apiece.
They are grandsons of Uncle Ru
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cullum dined
in tho home of Mr. Wilbur ClarK
Our monthly conference met last
Sunday. We re-elected Brother
Jessie Williams church cleik, wau
has served so faithfully for ten
years. Our pastor Baid he had seen
a lot of books kepi by clerks, bul
this was the best kept book he had
ever seen. C. E. M.
STOP THAT COUGH!
A hacking cough weakens the
whole syBtem,drains yourenergy and
gets worse if neglected; your throat
is raw, your chest aches and you
feel sore all over. Relieve that
cold at once with Dr. King's New
Discovery. The soothing pine bal
sam healB the irritated membranes,
and the antiseptic and laxative
qualities kill tue germs and break
up your cold. Don't let a oold lin
ger. GM Dr. King's New Discov
ery to-day at your Druggist, ^0. 1
FOR RENT-One Five-Room house
with electric lights and water.
SALESMEN WANTED: To so
licit orders for lubricating oils,
irreases and paints. S.ilary or Com
mission. Address the Harvery Oil
Co., Cleveland, O.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because of tts tonic and laxative effect. LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Ouinine and does not cause nervo:.f.ness nor
rinsing in tread. Remember the full ?ame and
look for the signature ol E. W. GROVE. 25c.
CONSTIPATION CAUSES BAD SKIN.
A dull and pimply skin is due to
a sluggish bowel movement. Cor
rect this coudition and clear vour
complexion with Dr. Kine's New
Life Pills. This mild laxative ta
ken at bedtime will assure you a
full, free, non-gripping movement
in the morning. Drive out the dull,
listless feeling resulting from over
loaded intestines and sluggish liver.
Get a bottle to-day. At all Drug
gists, 25c. 1
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1916, to
the 15th day of March, 1917. -
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th-dav of October, 1916,
and December 31st, 1916.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1916. the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1917, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
Rye per cent, from the lst'of March to
the 15th of March, after which time all
unpaid tAxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for.the year 1916 are
For State purposes 6J
" Ordinary County 6J
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District N 7J
" Blocker 2
" Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove \ 3
" Red Hill 4
" Edgefield 5
" School Building 2
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 - 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston 8
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw 4
" Talbert 2.
" Trenton 5
" Wards 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3 ?
11 Wise R. R. 1J
Corporatons and R. R. 11$
All the male citizens between the
j ages of 21 years and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 51) cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
?ears must pay $2.00 commutation tax.
he time expires on the 15th of March
; for the payment of all taxes.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co Treas. E. C.
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for 1917, tells about the best
and gives special information as to
the best crops to grow, both for
profit and home use.
The large increase in our busi
ness which we have again experi
enced during the past year is the
best of evidence as to the high
Write for catalog and prices of
Grass and Clover Seeds, Seed
Potatoes, Seed Oats or any
Farm Seeds required.
Catalog mailed free on request.
T. W. WOOD ? SONS,
SEEDSMEN, - Richmond, Va.