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Vednesday, Feb. 14
"lrh Newberry's auditor is
Half acre, he requires land
to make full returns.
se sells for S30 in Germany.
Bi;r. Harold Booker would say,
who wants to go to Germany to sell a
With cabbages selling at 12 cents thc
pound, the legislature need consume
no time regulating the supply of pot
Eggs have at last declined to where
a fellow can eat one for break
fast without feeling that he is unjust
to his creditors.
Augusta weather still the best.
Augusta Chronicle. Maybe so, but
Edgefield's weather has been nothing
to brag on for nigh on to a month.
The name of Samuel Goldfish, presi
d nt of a motion picture manufactur
ing company who draws an annual
s dary of $52,000, is fittingly sugges
tive. ^ ^ _
A "V" will be the most acceptible
Valer?'ine at The Advertiser office.
Having expressed our preference,
govern your giving to-day accord
The Durant bili has passed the senate
by a vote of 29 to 10, which figures
also in our judgment reflect the senti
ment, of the people on such a forward
step in prohibition.
For the past two or three weeks we
ha e felt like we were living in the
arctic zone but th ?t is preferable to
th - v. ar zone. It's never so bad but
w.iat it could be worse.
The cat that traveled for three days
an3er 60 tons of coal is living up to
feline traditions, but we are of.the opin
ion that it must have given up about
eight of its lives during the journey.
. olun ?a will soon think itself some
financial cmtre, as .Mr. Von Engelken
ha-; given up the position of director
of (hr mint in Wa.?hington to come to
Co 'j'- bia to take charge of the land
1 .an k.
Speaking of borrowing money, there
is no such thing as cheap money unless
it is wisely used after being received.
Money borrowed at a low rate of in
terest is just as hard to pay back as any
lt is -:-'*.) that there will not be left a
suifk-'. nt number of men in Europe
after th.- v ar to "go round" There
fore. I hr Advertiser expects to see
the women greatly predominate among
immigrants 3i'ter the war.
While knitting your brow over the
proposi ! < gr.-mill State levy, there is
a modicum of consolation in the thought
that ii might have been worse, say 10
mills. Just thank the good Lord that
it is as well with us as it is.
Columbia honors Edgefield by hav
ing or: anizations named the June
Nicholson Missionary Society of the
Washington Street Methodist church
and an M. C. Butler chapter of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The headlines say "Speed up Work
on Big Warships." What's the use?
If we take up the cudgel against Ger
many, we'll have to keep the big ten
million-dollar warships hidden away in
port to keep those devilish little wasps
in t ie form ol submarines from punc
An American has invented a self
gui ling torpedo and has turned it over
to the government. But, if we are to
judge the future by the past, some
"furriners" will develop the new tor
pedo, like some of the belligerents
have done the submarine and aero
plane, and porch; ?ice some day use our
own invention against us.
One paper tells us that there are in
<i- orgia TJ\ worthless curs for every
\ tn t earns its keep. The Adverti
would ?ike to know how the exact
vs u obtained, as some statis
along tlii'J line would be helpful
irolina. The wonder is that some
itor, x. >wed enemy of the
. has not given out
j j tar tiing janine data.
Those fellows who have been making
and unmaking laws for us for the past
forty days and living on Columbia's
"square me;ds" will be mighty ex
acting of their cooks and wives until
they again get accustomed to home
The question has been raised as to
which of the candidates for congress in
the fifth district is the handsomest.
We thought this thing of "looks" was
one question that would not be in
jected into a political campaign until
the women become factors.
You fathers, we address those who
have been ordering a gallon a month,
are you not willing to forego this
privilege or right, if thereby your
boy is safeguarded? The farther the
temptation is removed from the boys
the less liable they are to become ad
dicted to the drink habit. Think of
this, if you are disposed to criticise un
favorably the law which prohibits
whiskey as a beverage.
From the very outset, the number
of men who ?vere rushed to the front
in the European war mounted up into
the millions. These figures at the
time astounded the average reader.
And also the enormous cost was count
ed by the millions daily. But now,
while death dealing machinery has
steadily reduced the ranks of the
armies, the cost has piled higher
and higher until it is now reserred to
in terms of billions instead of millions.
England's chancellor of the exche
quer announced ?. few days ago that
the total expenditures since the begin
ning of the war aas been about 26 bil
lions of dollars. The daily cost of the
war now to England is 28 millions.
While it is probable that England is
shouldering the biggest end of the
financial burden of the war, having to
give aid to Russia, yet the figures
herewith given serve to show also
what a heavy drain the war is upon all
Many generations yet unborn will
feel heavily the burden heaped upon
them by the present conflict, lt will
be felt far beyond the third and fourth
generation. The fact is, England will
probable never entirely liquidate all of
the $26,000,000,(100. with many more
billions yet to be added to the incon
ceivable sum before the dove of peace
hovers over Europe.
Beware of Politician Posing as Friend.
The Advertiser offers our farmer
friends some wholesome counsel some
thing like a year before it is actually
needed. Howpver, this gratuitous
advice is not altogether untimely, for
some office seekers are already laying
their plans and may catch the umvary.
Beware of the person seeking ofhee
who poses as the special friend of the
farmer. Nine times out of ten he is a
sordid, self-seeking sort of a fellow
whose interest in the farmer ceases
when he gets his vote. Always be
ware of a man seeking public office
who poses as the special friend of any
particular class or interest.
Do not select a man for governor
who is to be the merchants' governor
- Do not select a man \;ho is to be the
doctors' or lawyers' governor-Do not
selec t a man who is the banks' or cor
porations' governor-Do not select a
man who will be solely the laboring
man's governor, and for the same rea
son do not select a man because he
represents himself as the farmers' gov
ernor. Already it is stated that a man
is grooming himself for this high office
who expects to be known as the far
mers' candidate. We say to our far
mer friends that that announcement
alone is sufficient to make every
thoughtful farmer suspicious of him.
The peoole of South Carolina need
a man of breadth and depth -thickness,
too, if you please-who will be gover
nor of all the people. Every in
terest in the State and all of the peo
ple are interdependent, and it is wrong, I
as well as subversive of Democratic
principles, to array class against class.
Such methods bear the hall-mark of
the demagogue, and we say with all
the emphasis we can command let such
a candidate for office alone. Leave
him to his folly and his self-defeat.
Hurrah For Colonel Roosevelt!
For one time The Advertiser is forced
to say Hurrah for Colonel Roosevelt!
While he all along has been at vari
ance with the President's policies and
at times criticized him with char
acteristic severity, now that the na
tion is nearing a crisis, stands on the
very brink of war, Colonel Roose"elt
rallies in truly loyal terms to Wood
row Wilson's support. Several days
ago he gave utterance to the follow
"I shall try in every way to suppo-tthe
President in all that he does to upliold
the honor of the United States and to
safeguard the lives of American citi
zens. Yesterday I wrote to the War
Department asking permis.>ion to raise
a division, if war is declared and there
is a call for volunteers to go to war.
In such an event I and my four eons
will go. "
Some will say this effusion of Colo
nel Roosevelt is but a play to the gal
leries. Well, for argument's sake, grant
that it is, yet do you not know that
such assurances of loyalty coming at
this crucial juncture to a man who has
the responsibility of safeguarding the j
interests and honor of KC).ODO,OOO, peo-1
pie, such a responsibility as President
Wilson is now bearing, makes him feel
a bit more comfortable than he other
Call it buncombe if yon will, this ut
terance of the Colonel, but it means
something when a man is willing to
immolate his four sons upon his coun
try's altar, to say nothing of his prof
fer of personal service.
For a time, at least, The Adverti
ser forgets the past and again says
He....', for Colonel Roosevelt. Were
more men in high places to express a
willingness to bare their breasts to the
enemy's bullets, there would be a more
general response from the masses.
A Law That Will Prohibit.
The making of a law for selling whis
key on a physician's prescription used
to provoke a smile, but the DuRant
bill which is about to become a law
does not belong in that class. It is so
framed that it will be about as difficult
for a well man to get liquor through a
reputable physician as for a camel to
worm his way through a needle's eye.
In other words, the law only makes
provision for obtaining whiskey as a
medicine and not as a beverage. Using
whiskey as a beverage will soon be a
thing of the past in South Carolina.
The great masses of the people have
reached the point that they want pro
hibition the WILL PROHIBIT. And
that's what we will have in South Car
olina. Those who are accustomed to
their gallon a month will have to "cut
out" three Quarts and will have to get
sick to retain the fourth quart. The
following is one section of the DuRant
measure, which will in all probability
be enacted, without amendment, be
fore the legislature adjourns Satur
"No common carrier 3hall deliver
any alcoholic liquors to any person
not a physician until he has filed with
the delivering carrier a prescription,
signed by a physician in good stand
ing, for the same, bearing date within
one week of said delivery, and con
taining the name of the patient, the
nature of the disease, and the signa
ture of the physician, and also made
and filed an affidavit that said pa
tient is sick and that said alcoholic
liquors or beverages are obtained for
said patient, that the consignee is
21 years old and that he has not
received any other package of al
coholic liquors or beverages within
the same calendar month, and also
that the office of said delivering carrier
is the nearest office to his place of resi
dence; and said affidavits and pre
scriptions shall be filed according to
dates ot deliveries of said alcoholic
liquors or beverages and kept one year
by said common carrier, and shall be
open to inspection by any person. Any
physician in regular practice may re
ceive not exceeding one quart in any
one month without prescription and
without affidavit that same is for any
particular patient, but all of the other
provisions shall be complied with.
"Any physician issuing a prescrip
tion for alcoholic liquors or beverages
shall tile within one week thereafter,
with the clerk of the court of county
in which he resides, a statement show
ing name of patient, amount and date
prescribed, which statements shall be
open to public inspection. After one
year fr?.m date ol tiling, clerk of the
court shall destroy all the statements
and reports filed with him under this
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
fi om the 15th day of October, 1DH5, to
the 15th day of March, 1917.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1916,
and December ol st, 1010.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December31st, 1916, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and it'
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1917, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent, from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time all
unpaid tAxes A'ill be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1916 are
For State purposes 6?
" Ordinary County G?
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7*
" Blocker 2~
" Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" EdKefield 5
" School Building 2
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
" Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler o
w 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
" Wise R. R. 1J
" Corpora tons and R. R. Iii
All the male citizens between the
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 5<i cents each is to be pa>d
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax.
The time expires on the 15th of March
for the payment of all taxes.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co Treas. E. C.
Through this toilsome world, alas!
Once, and oniy once, I pass.
If a kindness I may show,
Or a goori deed 1 may do
To my suffering fellow man,
Let me clo it while 1 can;
Nor delay it; for 'tis plain
I shall not pass this way again.
Father in heaven, who lovest all,
0 help Thy children when they call;
That they build from age to age
An undeiiled heritage.
Teach us to rule ourselves alway,
Controlled and cleanly night and day;
That we may bring, if need arise,
No maimed or worthless sacrifice.
Teach us to look, in all our ends,
On Thee for Judge, and not our
That we, with Thee, may walk un
By fear or favor of the crowd.
Teach us the strength that cannot
! By deed or thought to hurt the weak;
i Tnat, under Thee, we may possess
I Man's strength to comfort man's dis
Teach us delight in simple things,
And mirth that has no bitter springs,
Forgiveness free of evil done,
: And love to all men 'neath the sun!
- Rudyard Rippling.
STIFF, SORE MUSCLES RELIEVED.
Cramped muscles or soreness fol
lowing a cold or case ol' grippe are
: eased and relieved by an application
of Sloan's Liniment. Does not stain
1 the skin or clog the pores like mus
, sy ointments or plasters and pene
trates quickly without rubbing.
, Limber up your muscles after exer
cise, drive out the pains and aches
j of rhumatism, neuralgia, lumbago,
; strains, sprains and bruises with
' Sloan's Liniment. Get a bottle to
day. At all Druggists, 25c. 3
AU persons are warned not to
hunt, fish or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever on my lands. The
j law will be enforced against all
persons-no exceptions made.
Mrs. M. J. Norris.
Sr ting's Kew Sssswer?
THE COUGH, CURE? THE LUNGS.
TWO CARS OF WAGONS.
We desire tu inform our farmer
friends that we w< re never bet
ter prepared to serve them. We
have just received two ear loads of
the celebrated Thornhill wagons.
There is nothing be!ter on the mar
ket for the money. We have all
sizes, from the one-horss up to the
vjry heavy wagons. Hiving bought
in large quantities direct from the
factory, we are in position to make
very interesting prices. See us b?
WILSON & CANTELOU.
Velvet Beans For Sale.
I have some 9<J-day velvet beans
for seed. They were planted after
oats and all fully matured.
E. W. Samuel,
131-if. Edgefield, S. C.
Colds, LaGrippe, Rheumatism
A pleasant but effective emulsion,
which rebuilds the tissues, revives the
system, adds strength and stimulates
the nervous system. It haa no alco
hol, and is in every sense a tonic.
$1,00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggist.
Monufactured Solely By
THE FEKKOL CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
lisa's ftSt?l Litt PILLS
Th? Pi?Ss That Do Cur?.
? AND POINTS TIM-: WAY KOK PRE
PAREPNESS IX Till-; WAR ON THE
Naturally Phosphated Agrieultur
al Lime. Each ton contains 97 cts
to S 1.10 wort li Hone Phosphate of
Lime and 68% Lime Carbonate.
Sold only by State Department of
Agriculture under authority of Gen
eral Assembly. Gives farmers an
opportunity to obtain cheap lime
carbonate. Shipments in bulk only,
carloads not less than 30 nor more
than 33 ton?, at ?1.50 per ton, cash
with order. Freight on shipments
to agency stations may be paid at
destination. Shipments to non
agency stations must be fully pre
Freight rates on Phospho-Marl
to stations in Edgetield county are
Edgetield, Parkshill, Trenton,
Johnston, ?1,00; Modoc, Clarks
Hill, Meriwether, Woodlawn, ?1.05
Plum Branch, Parksville, ?1.10
Cut out this ad and save it. It
makes ordering easy.
For further information, apply to
E. J. WATSON, Commissioner,
S. C. State Dep't Agriculture,
Columbia, S. C.
Fertilizers for 1917
I desire to notify my friends that
I can supply them with all kinds of
fertilizers at very low prices. I
can sell any quantity from one sack
lo 100 tons. I have all of the pop
ular formulas. This is probably
our last year before the boll weevil
comes, so it will pay to use a liber
al application of fertilizers.
See me before buying. I can
save you money.
J. W. Cheatham.
SOUTHERN COMBINATION PLANTER
Planting cotton, peas, velvet beans and corn. Will plant any distance apart or in the
drill. Saves labor and seed; gives a quick stand; guaranteed not to miss; has a revolv
ing reservoir, which is the only perfect adjitator. A simple, durable machine that has
been thoroughly tried and tested.
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n Planter Company, Columbia
P. C. STEVENS, Representative
W. W. Adams & Company, Edgefield
Holman-Cullum Hardware Co., Batesburg
Hardware and Plantation Supplies
We want our Edgefield friends, particularly our farmer friends, to know that we
carry a large stock of Hardware of all kinds, and can always supply their needs. It
matters not what you need for the farm in the way of hardware or agricultural imple
ments we have it for you.
Buy your plow steels, hames, traces, plow stocks, etc., of us and
let us save you money
Have you a well equipped black
smith shop? If not, let us sell
you an outfit. Furthermore, let
us sell you you material for repair
ing your wagon or buggy. We
buy in large qauntities and can
make a close price.
When in Augusta come in to see us, whether you buy or not. We
shall always be glad to see you. and want you to feel at home with us.
Hardware Department of
E. M. Andrews Furniture Company
1289 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia