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Wednesday, Jan. 31
Beer in mind that Mr. B. Weevil is
coming this way "as sure as gun's
( With cabbage? and turnip? selling so
high, even thesupplyjof pot "licker" is j
We'll try to adopt some of the 1917
fashions, but deliver us from wearing
The election of a woman as speaker
of the Oregon house of representatives
is in keeping with the fitness of things.
With Washington hotels asking $200
p ?r room for inaugural week, we have
decided to remain in Edgefield that
While swelling buds and singing
birds ? re harbingers of spring, yet The
Advertiser does not pretend to predict
that the backbone of winter is broken.
Gentlemen of the General Assembly,
you see how much trouble that "leak"
is causing in Washington, so give us a
prohibition law without a LEAK in it.
As headlines tell us that "nine hun
dred and twenty-nine Mexicans washed
in a single day," there is yet hope for
them. They have taken one step to
In speaking of Paderewski, the
world's greatest living pianist, always
pronounce his name as if it were
spelled Pa-de-ref-ske, with the accent
on the third syllable.
If the newly elected 'State Ware
house Commissioner Smith can get all
of his kith and kin over the State to
store cotton with him, a successful ad
ministration is assured.
Tue 5?tn anniversary of the Kaiser's
birth was celebrated in martial style
Saturday, but it is hardly probable that
a.iv congratulatory messages were re
ceived /rom London, Paris or Petro
Rev. Billy Sunday has pitched his
tent in Buffalo and for the ensuing six
weeks he'll have the d-1 on the run.
Next he wjll clean up New York city,
which undertaking is looked upon as a
i - * 1 ?
Tho committee inquest of the "leak"
' have at last iound some footprints that
look suspicious. Now let them find
the foot, that made the tracks-then
we'll all take back what we have said
Fashion ".^kes say kimono sleeves
will be worn by men this spring. Well,
might as well get accustomed to the
new order of things, for it appears
now that the entire garment will soon
become a part of a man's wardrobe.
Some very unusual things happen out
in the "wild and woolly" West. Among
these unusual happenings was the
elop^m^n: the other day of a m&n with
his mother-in-law. But wifcy should
be sensible enough not to mourn his
If the prohibitionists and near-pro
hibitionists in the legislature do not
get busy and grind out an improvement
upon present prohibition legislation be
fore the session is too far spent, Billy
Sunday will have to be sent for to say
a few things to them.
The failure to enact "constructive"
legislation, should there be such a der
eliction during this session, should not
be charged altogether to the prohibi
tionists. Let's not forget that the se
lection of a suitable person to take
over the State warehouse keys is con
suming considerable time.
A Word of Warning.
All ye men who are building political
atr-castles had better profit by the ex
p?rience of the mon out West and be
if ? onerous. Th? women were given
th ;:!!< t in Oregon and the other day
a -nari ran for mayor of the town
a, s- her husband, defeating the)
1 v by 2.3 votes. Among the
Bl ; who were elected on the
?. i Mr.-. Moans who will make
the . . als weep ?ind wail and the
tu ?? ted recorder, 51 rs'. Cherry,
w?? _ em bounce.
Use Every Possible Precaution.
Edgeiield has not had a very (
trous fire in some time, butn
knows how soon the flames will ch
building after building, home
home. Do not let such a disus-ter
fall the community through your
iessne=s. See that the danger
lire is reduced to a minimum on
premises. Be careful with ashes 1
they are removed 'from the fire-p
Countless homes are burned by <
in an ash-box left on the piazza or
der the house. See also that leavt
not accumulate on the roof w
sparks are liable to ignite them,
much care can not be exercised at
season. A little precaution may
your home from being reduced to
Cigarette a National Menace.
The government received reveni
1916 on 25,232,960,928 paper wra]
cigarettes, which exceeded the nur
manufactured in 1915 by about 40'
cent. As soon as the whiskey evi
checked, if not altogether stamped
those who are interested in elimina
the things that devitalize and des
the human body should then turn t
attention to tobacco, particularly
cigarette. Teeming thousands of i
who are hewers of wood and drav
of water all of their lives could tr
their unfortunate lot to the cigare
In their early youth the cigarette
only sapped th?ir energy and ambii
but seriously impaired them mor?
One reason for the enormous incre
in the consumption of cigarettes d
ing the past year is the steady incre
in the number of women who smo
It is bad enough for the hands o
bright boy to be stained with nicot
but it is infinitely worse for a heauti
girl to be thus poluted. Surely sor
thing should be done to decrease '
Torrens System To Be Perfected.
As Governor Manning hus all ale
urged the adoption of the Torrens s
of registering real estate titles in t
State, in compliance with his reco
mendation and too yielding to the p<
ular demand for such a system, 1
legislature of 1916 enacted a law wh:
made provision for the operation of 1
Torrens system, but for some cause
has never become operative. As t
need for the system is now more i
perative since the land loan banks ha
been established by the national gc
ernment, affording a low rate of int
est and easy terms for farmers, t
legislature will simplify and make c
erative the Torrens act. The folio
ing is the text of an act that has be
introduced in the house looking to th
Sect:on 1 provic that after an e
amination by a refutable attorne
setting forth his conclusions as to t
estate contained in said title, that
shall be the duty of the clerk or regi
ter of mcsne conveyance in the coun
in which the said land is situated,
examine carefully the abstract, ai
verify and attach his certificate of a
proval, and such certificate, with of
cial seal, shall be prima facie evideni
that sueh title is a good and merchan
Section 2 says that any land own<
holding a title properly certified, i
provided in section one, who shall a|
ply to the State treasurer of this Stal
can have same guaranteed. Thre
[ weeks' notice must be given in som
newspaper published in county wher
land is situated that parties have af
plied for a guarantee of title. Afte
20 days, if no adverse claim is file
with the treasurer, he shall give an ol
ficial State guarantee with official ses
Section 3 provides for a fee of one
fourth of 1 per cent, of the assessei
value of the land for the guarantee
title, and the funds to be placed in ;
fund known as the "State title sinkinj
Already Evidences of Diversification.
The boll weevil agitation has no
been without visible results. As everj
practical farmer knows, the only waj
to make farming profitabl in the cot
ton growing districts after the weevi
appears in large numbers is through
diversification. Along with diversified
agriculture must come improved mar
ke ?ing conditions and also increased
demand locally for products not hither
to produced in large quantities.
In anticipation of the new conditions,
new enterprises are already being
planned. Packing houses that will pro
vide a market for hogs, sheep and cat
tle for a radius of many miles arc be
ing established in several towns in the
State. Creameries that will encourage
dairying on a larger scale are also be
ing established. The latest enterprise
is the making of starch from sweet
potatoes. The authorities of Clemson
college have proven that starch, supe
rior in quality to that obtained from
corn, can be made from sweet potatoes.
Should this new enterprise become a
success, it would greatly assist farmers
in answering the question, After cot
ton-what? Few, if any, crdps can be,
produced more cheaply in South Caro
lina than sweet potatoes. Enormous
yields are possible at a minimum of ex
pense. Up to this time, sweet potato
growing, something like the vegetable
garden, has been with most farmers a
sort of side issue, a neglected crop.
Without half trying a farmer has been
able to grow enough sweet potatoes
for table consumption. But were they
convinced that all they can grow could
be marketed readily at a profitable
price, thousands upon thousands of
bushels would be grown throughout the
It is to be hoped that the develop
ment of the starch industry, the mak
ing of starch from sweet potatoes, is
one of the blessings that^will follow
the coming of the weevil, it being con
ceded in some sections that the weevil
is a blessing in disguise.
Should Not Lower Rate by Legislation.
A bill has beenyintroducud in the
house fixing the legal rate of interest
at six per cent, and the contract rate
at seven per cent. The Advertiser has
always taken the position, that it is a
mistake lo attempt to lower by statute
the rate of interest. It has a tendency
to drive capital from the State, thus
reducing the'amount of money availa
ble for the borrowing class, without ac
complishing any material benefits.
When an individual or corporation is
determinedjto evade a law, especially
one that is unpopular, there can gen
erally be found a way. This i?* espe
cially true of a law fixing a lower rate
of interest than conditions warrant
Generally, to the injury of the bor
rower, the one whom the law is in
tended to protect, the means of 'eva
sion adopted fall more heavily upon
the borrower than would the payment
of a higher rate of interest.
The law of supply and demand will
regulate the rate of interest, just as it
controls the price of commodities in
the marts of trade. For that reason
the rate of interest islowerjin some sec
tions, where a plethoric condition pre
vails, than it is injothers, where the sup
ply of money is hardly adequate to
meet the ordinary demands of busi
ness. Furthermore, the rate of inter
est is gradually being lowered, ' espe
cially on large amounts and on certain
classes of security, and any effort on
the part of the legislature to force a
lower .rate will prove a boome
In'Greenwood the other day a local,
bank made a loan to the town of Green
wood at two percent. Such a low rate
would not have been possible in 1914 or
even last year. But this instance sen es i
to prove that a statute^is not neces
sary. The rate charged by banks or
individuals who have money to lend
will be fixed by local conditions and any
interference on the part of those who
would pose as defenders of the bor
rowing class will only make the bur
dens heavier of those whom they would
It must be borne in mind too that
some banks are paying five per cent,
in their savings department and as the
rate of interest charged by a'bank is
lowered the rate ^aid on savings ?de
posits must likewiseibe^lowered.,^
40 Years He Fought
WITH VICTORY NEAR CO
LUMBIAN ALMOST LOST
SA vs IK HE HAD NOT FOUND HELP
Wu MN" HE DID HE BELIEVES
WOULD NOT "BE A LIVING
After suffering forty years with
his physical troubles, D. D. Gordon,
of 720 Seventh street, Olympia, a
suburb of Columbia, on October
2Sth declared that "I just can't
praise Tanlac high enough, and
four dollars worth of Tanlac com
pletely broke up ray troubles after
hundreds of dollars worth of other
medicines had failed to even help
Continuing, Mr. Gordon said:
"l suffered from stomach trouble,
some kidney trouble and a disorder
of the bowels. I had these troubles,
especially the indigestion, for about
forty years. After meals I felt all
puffed ap. I was in considerable
pain, and my stomach was so dis
ordered that my food was not di
gested. I suffered^ constantly with
a severe form of bowel trouble and
my food of tea passed through me
before it was hardly more than half
digested. Severe pains often ag
gravated this trouble, too.
"Though I had tried a great
many kinds of medicines that were
said to be good for my troubles, I
just kept on getting worse and I
had about lost hope of getting well,
and, if I had not gotteu Tanlac
when I did, I do not believe I would
be a living man today: Really, I
do think Tanlac has kept rae from
"When I was told about Tanlac,
I had taken so much medicine that
I had no more faith in medicine
as it all had failed me; but my
neighbors kvpt telling me of Tan
lac and finally I gave my son a dol
lar and told him to buy me a bottle.
When I started taking Tanlac I
was in awful shape and it had been j
months since I had gotten a good '
night's rest. The first bottle did
nie no good at all, so far as I.could
tell, and I did not want to get any
more, as I thought I was just throw
ing ray money away by buying Tan
lac just a> I had when I bought the
other medicines. My wife kept af
ter roe, though, and I bought the
"The second bottle was half gone
before. I began to feel better. Then
the Tan lac took hold of ray troubles
and now they uave been completely
broken up. Four bottles gave me
complete relief, and I am in fine
"The Tanlac gave me a good ap
petite, and now .1 eat three creal
big meals a dav, though I used to
never eat a bile of breakfast, for my
system waa in such bad shape I
never was hungry in the mornings.
1 have gained a good deal in weight,
loo, but I have not weighed re
cently, so I can't say just how many
"I can now eat cabbage, fish or
beef-three things which were like
rank poison to me before I took
Tanlac. The Tanlac also drove
away that sleeplessness and I rest
like a child now.
"I recommend Tanlac now because
I want the world to know what it
did for me, so they will be able to
take it. I have persuaded a lot of
people to take Tanlac, for it is
Tanjac, 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 cfc Bro.
Trenton, G W Wise.
Honor Roll, Edgefield Graded
and High School.
First Grade-Carolyn Dorn, (x)
Fitzmaurice Byrd,'(x) J. R. Tim
raerraan, MazieKemp, Byrnes Ouzts,
Alice Hume, Ned Nicholson, Wil
bur Moore. .
Advanced First-Maurice Ruben
stein, Mary Thurmond, Margie
Second Grade-Effie Allen Lott,
Margaret Strom, Martha Thurmond,
Frances Louise Townsend. Frances
Welle, William Cogburn, Mary
Lyn nh, June Nicholson, Milton
Swearingen, Elizabeth Johnson,
Herman Rubenstein, Sara Hughes,
Orlando Morgan, Jane Hume.
Third Grade-Julia Strom, Kath
ryne Stewart, John Curran Feltham
Mary Lily Byrd, Elizabeth Bailey,
Ransford Minis, Renaud Shannon
house. Corrie Dunovant,
Luther Johnson, Albert Rainsford,
Fourth Grade-Robert Tompkins,
Felecia Mime, Mary Marsh, Allen
George Thurmond, Ode'. Holstou,
Fifth Grade-Isabel Byrd, Eliza
beth Lott, John Wells, Gladys Law
son, (x)JBenjamin Cogburn, (x) Al
Sixth Grade-Lillian Patterson,
George Tompkins, Raymond Folk,
Mitchell' Wells, Eleanor Mims, Wil
liam Strom, Helen Nicholson, Rob
Seventh Grade-Mary Nicholson,
Dixon Timmerman, William Jones,
Rhae Timmerman, Thelma Jack
son, Raymond Dunovant, Ruth
Paul, William Folk.
Eighth Grade-Frances Jones,
Coralee Cogburn, Reba Cogburn,
Edith Ouzts, Strom Thurmond.
Ninth Grade-Margaret Blocker,
Hob Byrd, Ilene Harling. Edwin
Tenth Grade - Margaret May,
Willie Peak, Brooke Jones, Neta
?Eleventh Grade-Ouida Patterson,
Emmie Broadwater, Pearl Quarles.
Students with (x) opposite their
names made the same average. Their
names are arranged alphabetically.
T. J. Lyun, Supt.
NEGLECTED COLDS GROW WORSE
A cough that racks and irritates
the throat may lead to a serious
chronic cough, if neglected. The
healing pine balsams in Dr. Bell's
Pine Tar Honey-Nature's own
remedy-will soothe and relieve the
irritation, breathing will be easier,
and the antiseptic properties will
kill the germ which retarded heal
ing. Have it handy for croup, sore
throat and chronic bronchial affec
tions. Get a bottle to-day. Pleas
ant to take. At all Druggists 25c. 1
Whonever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
weU known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It nets on the Liver, Drives
out Malana, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
Lnp-jand ls the country for small
Some mon make matters worse by
trying to explain.
Offering to bet that you are right is
a poor argument.
Charity usually begins at home, but
reform usually starts elsewhere.
A woman's bira of heaven is a place
where every day ls bargain day.
Many reputations blow up when a
political campaign Is in full blast.
The man behind the gun is all right
-If ho doesn't invite you to hold up
One never knows how foolish some
men can act until they br?ale into the
Did you ever hear of n woman's giv
ing to charity the money she had saved
up to buy u new bonnet?
When ono girl meets another she in
variably repeats the conversation site
had with the last young man she met.
Even matrimony bas Its advantages.
A bachelor has to pay to attend lec
tures, but a married man gets his at
Husband-One who must explain.
Wife-A place to hang ornaments.
Gossjp-What keeps a small town
Weather-What they talk about in
Bridge-A device for wasting one's
time, for prizes.
Society-An exhibition of the best
people at their worst.
War-An outdoor sport in countries
where there has never been any game
Newspaper-An excuse for not look
ing up when there is a lady standing
in the street car.
Firewater-Something to play with
after one has become too old'to get
any pleasure out of playing with
Spinster-A woman who believes
in freedom.-St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
. HUMAN NATURE .
. _ .
. _._._J tL. .
o Many a man nets smart and fs
. made to smart for lt.
. It Is possible to smile and J
o smile and be a hypocrite still. .
. A man's love' for his wife e
J doesn't necessarily Include her *
. chin music. .
. It ls their confiding nature .
o that makes some women Avant to 0
. tell their family troubles to 0
e strangers before they have .
. known them ten minutes. J J
Financial reverse-being rejected by
Would you call a retired horseman
Some mon are very bright when
they're "lit up."
It's all very well to be breezy, but
don't be full of hot air.
He must'be a cur who would dog?
Air castles are frequently built with
"gold bricks." _
It is well to have grit when you are
out of the dust.
We've never seen a cruiser fight, but
we've seen a ship spar.
The man who Is continually getting
Into a hole wouldn't necessarily make
a good golf player.-Boston Transcript
. o _
China In 1915 exported 3.5G5 tons of
Japan buys 70 per cent of China's
white bean crop.
Switzerland is Importing $7,000 tons
of Java sugar.
Marseille, France, has 50 motion
Spanish wine exports In 1915 were
valued nt ?ll,000,0d0.
W?rttemberg, Germany, this year
devoted 4.S51 acres to hop growing.
-In five years. 1910 to 1914, Argen
tina Imported GS.071 dozens of bottles
of ginger ale.
There are 0,292 foreigners living In
Yokohama. Of these 1,100 are British
and 430 Americana.
TAKE OUT GREASE SPOTS
Blemishes That So Greatly Annoy tho
Housekeeper May Be Effectively
Grease spots may be removed by the
application of carbon tetrachloride, ac
cording to H. F. Zoller, assistant in
chemistry in tile Kansas State Agricul
"Removing grease spots with gaso
line or benzine is both dangerous aud
wasteful," said Mr. Zoller. "Chloroform
is effective, but is dangerous. Carbon
tetrachloride is used by cleaners be
cause of ?ts safety, cleaning power and
the absence of a disagreeable odor.
The disadvantage ls its expense.
"Ink is difficult to remove if it has
been iu the garment tor some time.
Iron inks may be removed by oxalic,
acetic, citric, or dilute hydrochloric
acids. In case of the coal-tar Inks, the
spot must be bleached.
"Iron rust can be removed by fairly
strong oxalic acid solution, if allowed
to stand ou the goods for a short time,
and often when it is exposed to the
sunlight the action is a little quicker.
The excess of oxalic acid must be
washed our, andi the yoods washed with
a good soap, in order to neutralize the
acid. Hydrochloric acid is thc best re
mover of iron rust, if bandied by an ex
"An excellent formula for the remov
al of fouutuin-pen ink, especially iron
ink and iron rust, is the aceto-oxalic
acid formula. It is made by saturat
ing a 1U per cent acetic acid solution
with oxalic acid, and mixing one part
of the product with four parts of al
To Induce a canary to take a bath
sprinkle a few seeds upon the water.
This added attraction will make the'
hath become a habit with the little
To keep flowers fresh, place a pinch
of bicarbonate of soda in the water
before putting them into a vase.
To make glassware clear and spark
ling, add a little washing blue to the
soapsuds when washing.
If ink ls spilled on the carpet or.ta
ble cover, cover it immediately with
salt as it absorbs the ink.
Powdered alum added to ordinary
stove blacking adds to its brilliancy.
Oxalic acid and javelle water are
excellent for removing ink stains.
New tinware will never rust If
greased with a little fresh lard and
baked in the oven before it ls used.
One can corn, fibur cupfuls potatoes
cut in one-qunrter-lnch slices, one and
one-half-ineh cube fat salt pork, one
sliced onion, four cupfuls scalded
milk, eight common crackers. Cut
pork in small pieces and try out Add
onion and cook five minutes, stirring
often that onion may not burn. Strain
fat into a stewpan. Urboil potatoes
five minutes in boiling water to cover,
drain and add potatoes to fat; then
add two cupfuls boiling water; cook
I until potatoes are soft, add corn and
milk, then heat to boiling point. Sea
son with salt and pepper and butter
and crackers, split and soaked in
enough cold milk to moisten. Re
move crackers, turn chowder Into a
tureen and put crackers on top.
Colonial Cake. '
One-half cupful butter, one and a
quarter cupfuls granulated sugar,
three eggs, half cupful1 thin cream or
rich milk, half even teaspoonful soda,
one even teaspoonful cream tartar, two
cupfuls of pastry flour, half cupful
seeded raisins. Add whites of "eggs
last and hake In tubo pan. When cold
frost with a heavy white icing that will
contrast prettily with the yellow of the
cake. Citron sliced In thin strips may
be used Instead of raisins, or In com
bination with them.
Four tablespoonfuls cocoa, one pint
of water, yolks of two eggs, two table
spoonfuls cornstarch, six tablespoon
fuls sugar. Boil until thick, add one
tablespoonful vanilla. Bake the crust,
pour in the chocolate. Beat the whites
of the eggs with one cupful of sugar,
spread over top and brown. One tea
spoonful of baking powder In one-half
cupful granulated sugar added to the
white of one egg stiffly beaten makes
a fluffy meringue.
Sift together one cupful cornmeal,
one cupful bread flour, one teaspoonful
soda (level) in one cupful sour milk,
and add lt to the sifted ingredients.
Then add one-quarter cupful molasses,
then two eggs, two tablespoonfuls melt
ed drippings. Beat well and bake In
well-greased muffin pans about one
half hour in moderately hot oven.
Graham Drop Biscuits.
One pint graham flour, one-half cup
ful white flour, one level teaspoonful
soda, one-half teaspoonful salt, one
tablespoonful sugar, one egg, one table
spoonful thick cream and enough sour
milk or buttermilk to make a stiff bat
ter. Have gem pans hot and well
greased. These are fine.
Baked Salmon Wiggle.
One can of salmon, one-half can of
pens, butter size of egg. salt and pep
per, milk sauce. Bake about one-half
White Sauce.-One pint milk, small
piece butter, salt, thicken with heap
ing teaspoonful flour.
Add a cupful of boiled rice to one
quart cf heated soup stock. Stir until
lt comes to a ?boil, season with pepper,
salt and parsley or anything you like.