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/. L. "AIMS,.-.Editor
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No communications will be published
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i Cnrd? of Thinks, Obituaries, R?solu
tif-^ ?nd Political Notices published at
WeiLnesday, Feb. 7
Let us ell give thanks that February
has only 23 d' ys, short ones at that.
We believe you are right. Mr. Presi
dent. But right or wrong, we arc all j
Th "1 break with Germany rm rht have
shocked us more, had it not been pre
ceded by the shock from the cold
A private letter from Germany states
that the poor are living on goose fat
but it did not say what the goose is
living on. ^
The unprepared condition of the
Amerit an army and navy is itself the
strongest possible argument for pre
Another evidence of bick of pre
paredness: If you had an ice-cellar,
you could'store it with ice for next
The freeze has not been without its
advantages. We haven't heard any
b< dy complaining of the mud for the
pits: few days.
T.ie announcement that Columbia
needs another hotel makes it appear
that tlvre is an increasing demand for
those "square meals."
The Kaiser would make Berlin the
capital of the universe. But your
Uncle Sam lets it be known that Wash
ington is still on the map.
Thc people down in Dixie favor a
cl ' ige in the weather bureau m?n
agemont We haven't been dealt with
so harshly before in two decades.
TV;!- v.' countrymen, as the politicians
say, wh:le we are disnosed to sne::k
fl nth of war, let us not forget
Sherman's immortal definition.
Automobiles are causing a con.-idera
1-! ; m ber >f damage suits. Better
pr f.t by the experience of others and
cr:^ V'irh a reasonable degree of care.
While the legislature is in a "limit-!
in-. ' rame of mind it should fix a
li.-r- : i ? he length of love-letters-say,
not . ore than 36 pages-while the pa
per ? ?ne is un.
Th.? legislature is consuming so much
tin ?in prohibitory laws, we wish
the l: .. s could be turned and some
wu;-- round to prohibit them from
rai- the tax levy.
If om; can judge the quality of guano
by the pungency fi its aromatic emana
tions, wjge'ieid dealers are selling a
produ t that will stand the most
Searching analytical te^t.
Wi ?n the legislature was asked for
a dry law, "ammoniated dis
solved i >ne" was not in mind. Rather,
an ??sifj 1 substance WHS meant that
is impi i*vious to everything.
rr'1'- Advertiser is exactly fifteen
yea--* in Rdvance of the South Caro
lina legislature. A decade and a half
a^-o, as our files will show, we adopted
an anti-whiskey advertising policy.
Wonder who'll have the distinction
of firing the first shot in the German
Arnnricsn war? After fifty years it has
nor been satisfactorily determined who
fired, the first gun of the war between
the S CH tes.
Wonder how many ners?ns in Edge
field have lived up to the following j '
scriptual injuction during the past
few tn irnings. "Him that taketh
away thy cloak forbid not to take thy
coat also. "
Our long-suffering friends 'ii the
mosquiio zone adjacent to the Savan
nail river dam will have at least a short
respite from mosquitoes. Surely not
one of the pesky little things survived
Friday and Saturday.
The ?Ton. Hub Evans who was un
bridled i the good old dispensary
day-; u uid now bridle those who speak
upon ti P. iio',<r of the house, having in
troducid the following resolution:
"When thc orator receives the recog
i.it:. tile Speaker he must come
around ic tb ai.de and stand upon one
kg, and tu ;oo;. a? Lc is forced tu
pl ! ;'ier leg on the floor his
o: u.i ?J isl cease,"
Will somebody tell us how close the |
kinship, if any, between Mrs. Carrie j
Chapman Catt and Governor Sydney j
Gatts? Besides the orthographic simi- ;
arity of their names, they both belong
in the free lance cla*s.
After the smoke of battle shall have
cleared away all "made in Germany"
merchandise will be unpopular in every
quarter of the globe. Whenever we
see goods thus marked we will think
of the fate of the Lusitania and other
It is still a mystery why those dev
ilish submarines are named U-boats.
The Kaiser's utterances are always
characterized by the big "I" and little
"u" spirit, which. would naturally
cause one to expect the under-sea craft
to be dubbed the I-boats.
Governor Can Not Remove Sberiifs.
As Governor Manning has had fric
tion with several sheriffs, he has been
interested in the passage of a la*/
placing the power to remove a sheriff
upon failure to dischnre his dury in the
h:;niis of the governor. Such a meas
ure did not meet with favor in the
house, being killed outright If we
had a guarantee that H? governors
would exercise this enlarged power
wisely and unselfishly, it would be j
well to enact such a ?av.-. But thc time
will probably como, unfortunately,
when South Carolina will have a gov
ernor who, unlike Governor Manning,
will not properly exercise this power.
There have been times in the past
when if a governor could have remov
ed sheriffs from office, worthy officials
would have been removed to make
room for unworthy ones. It is well to
let the law remain as it is, although
there are times when sheriffs should
be removed. The experience Gover
nor Manning had in enforcing the law
in Anderson last year is a conspicuous
Sentinels Already on Duty.
The severance of diplomatic relations
with Germany, together with the de
struction of several interned vessels in
Amercian ports by crews of these ves
sels, has caused every precaution to be
taken to prevent s.-rious damage to
munitions plants and to other similar
enterprises by Germon spies in this
country. It is believed that for many
months there have been representatives
of the German government in America
making a study of conditions and even
making charis and sketches that would
be of great value in the event of ac
Detachments of tho Narai militia
ave already on duty guarding the live
great bridges of New York city. Naval
tugs are steaming up and down East
River warning all boats not to ap
proach nearer than fifty feet of the
piers or the bridges'. Thc destructipn]
of ar>v of the great hridcres of New
York would greatly interfere with the
departure of warships from New York
navy yard. Thus it seems that senti
nels are already on ouiy, every pre-1
c-au'.ion being taken t oprevent injury
by German spies.
Warehouse in Politics.
lt seems to be the fat'.* of farmers
that nothing, inaugurated for their
Benefit can be kept out of politico. A
netting of the Warehouse Association
las been called for next Monday in!
Columbia and, according to staten, nts
riven out to the papers, one matter to
>e discussed is tne "putting out of u l
State ticket next sumiller-the slaUngj
>f a set of men for the several State
ifiiccj rt bo tuiV Cuiji todvocatc thc
:^ase of warehouse before thc people.
Chis is ull a mistake. If the ware
louse system i? to-ue made permanent
md of rea! benefit to farmers, it shoul I
>e kept cut of politics.
It appears tc us that ti arc men
n the ran!.s of the Warehouse Ar- jo
'i&ticn who want public office and who
relieve that now is the time for thom
.0 enter the lists as champions of the
.varehouse system. Such a political
stroke has been fruitful of results in
.he past for designing politicians, but
ve believe farmers cf to-day are too
ntelligent to be "gold-bricked" by
my such means. We believe a ware
louse system can be conducted in a
vay that will be of benefit to cotton
rrowers, but not as long as politicians
ise it as a means to promote their in
lividual political interests. Keep the
varehouse out of politics.
NACTIVITY CAUSES CONSTIPATION
Lack of exercise in the winter is
i frequent cause of constipation.
You fee! heavy, dull and listless,
four complexion is sallow and pimp
ly, and energy at low ebb. Clean
ip the condition at once with Dr.
King's New Lifo Pills, a mild laxa
tive that relievos the congested in
?tinetfl without griping. A dose
?efore retiring will assure you a
nil and easy movement in the
uorning, ?'JO. at your Druggist. S
:ic*.v To Give Quinine To Ch?drca.
..'.-T???I.TNK is thc trade-marl: name R?vea io ai
inproved Quinine. Il ' : T Tasteless Syrup, picas.
ni to take and does not di*: ; h the stomach,
ri ildrcn take il and aever ki. <? it is Quinine.
'. i csifttcially adapted to :,iln?ts who cannot
akeordinary Onlnine, Does riot i:-ii>-t-i?tc r.c;
'.-. u??i'ii>U?.ttc2?:i LO: rhietug in the liei-;i. 'fry i
i : ic .'.i xi iiu s yoi, need Quinine ai:/ atir
i?se. .V k (cr ?-ounce erigir?! package. The
?ame FHoRlUSU ?j blown iu bottle. 2i cents. I
Tribute to Mr. Henry Hill i
Editor Edgefield Advertiser: We i
people of Clcora have been mncb |
grieved and universally made to feel j
sad on account of the de:ith of our
neighbor and friend, Mr. H. D.
For nineteen years ir has been the
'writer's privilege and pleasure to
visit, him in his home, and always j
with profit, for he was a well read
man and was entertaining and took
a deep interest in all things pertain
ing to the welfare of his communi
During all of my association with
bim, I baye never known him to
speak ill of any one. lie was one ?
of the biggest-hearted men that I
ever knew, always forgetful of him
self, but everlastingly doing some
thing substantially for his friend j
and neighbor, or some one who!
might need his sympathy and help, j
I found it hard tc attempt to do
i him a favor, because of the fact
I with his great big heart he always I
j insisted dh paying it bick with
double measure. So after taking it
' back, and deep down into his gen
jerous heart, how can we help but
bow our bends in sorrow to know
that he has gone from among ns.
He leaves five generous hearted
children to mourn their loss, and we
want them to know that ?-ur sympa
thies are with them, and that our
hearts and homes are open to them
at all times, so we say to them,
"weep not. dear children, weep not,
for beyond the clouds the sun is
A Neighbor and Friend,
doora, S. C.
Was Unable to Walk
At Times, She ?Said
TO MOVE AROUND SHE HAD
TO PUSH A CHAIR HE
FORE HER. HAD TRY
MORNINGS WERE MISERABLE FOP.
Mus. DURHAM, BUT THE AF
TERNOONS BROUGHT .Moni-:
Though she had Buffered with*
rheumatism so badly fdic could not
walk at times during three or four
years, and had been troubled a great
deal with a number of other ail
ments, Mrs. J. T. Durham, of 2210
S. Iviain St., Anderson, declares that
' Tan lac relieved my rheumatism
and other troubles and got me in
good shape in three weeks, after a
lot of other medicines had failed to
h*'.n roe. "
''I suffered with rheumatism so
badly I could not walk at times,"
continued Mrs. Durham, 'and tor
several hours every morning when
the rheumatism was particularly
bad I would have to sit in a chair
after being helped flora my bed, anti
then my muscles would get so I
conni move around by pushing a
chair before me, though I could nev
er get breakfast.
'One of my legs was badly drawn,
and I hun ail over and suffered
torture. I had rheumatism badly
for three or four years, but 1 had
been in bad health for about nine
;sears, when 1 began to take Tan
lac. I also was troubled a great
deal with indigestion and headaches
and my nerves were almost gone to
pieces.' I could not sleep well, a vi
my system was weak and run down
and I felt tired-out all tiie time.
The Tan lac soon got me where
I could do my housework, for ii
quickly relieved the rheumatism
and that drawing in my leg. I ain
strong and feel well now. Tanlac
certainly is a fine medicine for
rheumatism, I ihiuk. I very seldom
ever feel a paw in my body now, so
well did Tanlac break up the rheu
''The medicine also built up my
system in general, gave rae a tine
appetite and relieved the indiges
tion. I could not eat anything
hardly when I began taking Tanlac
but it got me so I could eat any
thing I wanted. I xan sleep well
now, and the Tanlac nlieved the
nervousness. I sure do feel fine,
and the improvement in my condi
tion is due to Tanlac."
Tanlac, the master medicine is -
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, II 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 I) No 2, E P
Winn it Bro.
Trenton. G W Wise.
Piles Cured ?fl 6 to 14 Days
Yaru druggist will refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to c.;re nny case of Itching1,
mind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6to M day*. I
lac first application Rives Ease aud Rest. 5'Jc.
(Continued from Page One.)
conredeiacy. A book is the prize
An excellent paper for the his
toner Department was sent by Mrs.
W. E. Loti, a member, which was
read. Mrs. J. P. Hean r?ad a war
letter of 1862, written to lier fa
Th" program was then carrier!
out, several taking part. John
Howard Black, one of the sons of
the confederacy, sang one of the
There waa a lino attond ince of
twenty-four at the D. A. R. nieetinur
held with Mrs. C. P. Corn-and at
business, presided over by Mrs. M.
T. Turner, plans were made for the
celebration of George Washington's
birthday. This will he heid in the
h oin c of Mrs. J Neil Lott, and sev
eral interesting features were plan
ned. Durinjt the latter ?part of ?he
evenp><r, an ol'! fashioned spelling
bee will he lind.
An e^<i- hunt waa planned for
A large map of South Carolina
with '"Old Trails"' outlined, was ex
hibited, ihe.iiearesl trail here bein-;
The National Congress convenes
in May, at Washington, and the He
gent Mrs. Tamer is the delegate.
Fier alternate!* were, elected: .Miss
Zena Payne, first, and .Miss Virgie
Mrs. .1. ll. White hal charge <-f
the literary period, and several pa
pers and music was had.
"Early Hardships of the Colo
nies" was given by Mrs. E..R.
Mobley, and Current Events niven
by Miss Lillian Moblev.
During th'1 social half hour, the
hostess, assisted by Mesdames L. S.
Maxwell and E. O. Crouch, served
a sweet course.
Mrs. Laura Waites has hoon crit
ically ill, and her condition is not
Mies Elcisu Strother, of Walhal
la, has been visiting her sister, Mrs.
C. P. Corn, and during her stay
was the recipient^ much social at
tention, morning luncheons, after
noon parties, teas and dinings.
Mrs. Corn entertained on Thurs
day with a luncheon, progressive
Rook occupying the time. Mrs. J.
W. Marsh won first prize, a budoir
We want our Edgefield
i carry a large stock of Hardv
1 matters not what you need 1
j? ments we have it for you.
I Buv your plow steels
you an out
us sell you
ing your v
buy in lar;
make a dos
1289 Broad Street
If you are getting less
richer, furnishes the p
food until maturity, a
quality of the crop. Sc
it for years say
P, "PLANTERS" fertilizer will
???fi pocket Let us tell you what U
' Iii Consult our agent for free advic
?^?w"??-^^ All bags fsf genuine P
WPM ? / \ Charles
cap, and Mrs. Archie Len is, thc
consolation, a silver bodkin, The
guest prize waa a lovely crochel
pink yoke. An elaborate repast
.Mrs. Archie Lewis entertained
with an afternoon party for Miss
Strother, and assisted by Mrs. A.
P. Lewis, a pleasant time was had
in chatting and music. Rook was
played, and the honoree making the
highest score, was given an em
broidered dresser scarf. A salad
course with coffee was served.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell entertained
for Miss Strother with a Bridge
party, thirteen tables being had,
ami af'er the party, a salad course,
with coffee and whipped cream was
Mrs. E. 0. Crouch was hostess
for a luncheon on Tuesday, with
Miss Strother as the honoree, and a
most pleasant time was hud.
.Mrs. .1. L. Walker entertained
with a tea nu Tuesday evening in
honor of her niece, Miss Lucile
Smith, o', tireen wood?
Miss Strother was again the hon
oree of a beautiful afternoon party
niven by Mrs. M. W. ('rone:! on
Piiday afternoon, and although the
weather was extremely disagreeable,
all braved the elements for the
pleasure of the afternoon.
Rook was played, no prizes being
offered, but the honoree wss given a
crochet hand bag A prettily ar
ranged salad course was served.
Miss Josephine Smith, of Ashe
ville, N. C., has been '"he guest of
Miss Sallie Hayward, ind on Tues-i
day evening she entertained about j
twelve of her friends at au elabor
ate tea, in her honor.
Miss Marion M obley entertained
with an afternoon party in compli
ment tu M ins Smith, and two very
happy hours were passed. Music,
eli.tiling, and progressive Rook oe j
cupied the time. A tempting salad j
course was served.
All persons are wained not to.
hunt, fish or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever on my lands. The j
law will be enforced against all I
persons-no exceptions made.
Mrs. M. J. Norris.
FOR RENT-One 5-room house
with electric lights and water. Ap
ply to W. M. HARLING.
i and Plantation
friends, particularly our larine
rare of all kinds, and can al wi
for thc farm in the way of hard
i, hames, traces, plow si
let ns save von money
i ti well equipped black
ly If not, let us sell
Ht. Furthermore, let
you material for repair
fagon or buggy. Wc
ufe qauntities and can
Augusta co.ne in to sec us, \vh
bc glad to sec you. and want y
D Twenty-Cent Cotton-and a r
land can produce ! That's the ]
y go still higher! Naturally yoi
v to Increase Your Crop 1
than One to Two Bales to the ?
he best by test. It makes the soil
lant with available and soluble
nd improves the quantity and
)uthern planters who have used
put life m your land - and dollars in your
Iras rlone for others-what it will do for you.
?c, information and prices-or wrivc us direct,
'Linters Fertilizers bear the well known dam
Look foi it.
Fertilizer and Phosphate Co.
lion South Carolina
WHY IT SUCCEEDS.
BECAUSE IT'S FOR OXE THING ONLY
AXD EDGEFIELD PEOPLE AP
PRECIATE Til IS.
Nothing can be goo?! for every
Doing one thing well brings suc
Doan's Kidney Pills are for one
For weak or disordered kidneys.
Here is Edgefield evidence to prove
John I). Smith, overseer at cot
ton mill, Edgefield, says: The kid
ney secretions were too frequent in
passage and very scanty. They
were highly colored and I had to
get up several times durin? the
night to pass them. I also had
headaches and dizzy snells. Friends
recommended Doan's Kidney Pills
and ;is I had seen them advertised,
I decided to try them. One* box
Price 5c. at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that Mr. Smith. twice publicly
recommended. Foster-Milburn Co.
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
During the eession of the L?gis
lature mV clients may see mc at my
office on .Monday and Saturday of
each week. In the meantime they
can either write me al Edgefield or
Columbia, and all matters will have
B. E. NICHOLSON.
Feb. 0, 1917.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and gasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Mi o ww ii;**?*g? j
r friends, to know that we
ivs supply their needs. It
ware or agricultural imple
tocks, etc.. of us and
etlier you buy or not. ^Y"e
ou to feel at home with us.
narket eager for every
^leasing outlook now,
i should be interested
\cre-your soil needs
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