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/. L. MIKS...Editor
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Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year
Mitered as second class matter &t ?
he oostofTice at Edgefield, S. C.
So communications will be published
cu.: ss accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries. Resolu
tiva^ and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, Feb. 21
"Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day,"
"Farewell! a long farewell" to the
We wish that land loan bank would
diversify and not confine its loans to j
The 1917 State senate put the rage
in suffrage in South Carolina by killing
The war cloud is hovering over Cuba
but we predict that it will not get j
larger than a man's hand.
Th? little brown jug and the little
yellow dog both had some stanch
friends in the legislature.
The old colored man who married in
Sumter the other day at the age of j
10-'i is old enough to know better.
Castor oil is listed among the drugs
that have gone up, and here's hoping]
that it will never go down again.
"Mad dogs are plentiful about the
town of Newberry," says a headline in
Thc Observer. Another reason why
.we prefer Edgefield to Newberry.
German submarines are commerce
raiders on the seas and American
trusts are commerce raiders on land.
Real estate represents money, but if
mua were money, Edgefield would be
the wealthiest countv in the Carolinas.
The very effective manner in which
S-.:i:<. boys manage their fathers shows
what splendid executive ability these
young scions have.
Here's hoping that some way will be
devised of putting Mr. B. Weevil to
route as effectively as Mr. J. Barley
corn :.i being driven out.
ri:.e fellow who has been accustomed
to "three fingers" every morning will
have to cut it down to one in order to
n.akc- his quart hold out.
One paper says dark-haired women
marty lim and another contends that
"light-headed" ones are the first vic-1
tims. What do vou sav?
A headline says "North Carolina
. mu.! i.ot a South Carolinian," which is
about ?is self-evident a proposition as,
to sa) a man is not a woman.
FtO;'i the reports given in the pa
per.- it would take a half-dozen Phila
de!p: i^ lawers to tell what the legisla
ture has done and has not done.
Well, Edgelield has reason to be
proud of her delegation to the general
asse.ncly. They did all they could but
couldn't do it ail by themselves.
The best thing the legislators did in
their forty-two days of mental meander
ing- was making the "leak' in the
on-'-galion jug. so as to let out three
The town council shows partiality in
enforcing its painters' license ordi
nance in that no women are required
to pay. Furthermore, some of the
women compound the offense by paint
ing on Sunday.
The Spartanburg Tournai is waging a
"Buy-at-Home" campaign but we hope
it co--.- not find many Spartanburg
people like some in these parts. They
buy at home on c rt- ?it anu send their
ca.-h away to other towns.
There seems to have been considera
ble I mentation over prolonging the
session of the legislature beyond forty
day.-. [n our opinion, some of those
fell ... s would like to see the sine die
adj ? ment deferred to the fourth of
they e l aving the very big
?..erally dote upon
rse-pow -, Kilt the recent act
. tax of 2" cents per horse
au:o ?il ._, will cause a con-1
shrii ' power. Lots of
rto posed at great
nly descend to
The efforts of some publishers to
continue to issue a paper under pres
ent conditions at one dollar per year is
another evidence that an institution
for the feeble minded is needed in
The quickest way to bring about a
reform in dress is to stop talking about it.
As long as people take notice of short
skirts and their attendants, delicately
tinted silk hosiery, there will continue
to be room for dress reform.
Tho Episcopal church of the United
States decided some time ago in one of
its convocations that all Episcopal
ministers should receive a pen
sion upon reaching the age of ??65
years and to that end inaugurated a
campaign to'.raise $5,000,000??as a gen
eral pension fund. The undertaking
has met with such a hearty response
that, notwithstanding the time set for
closing tho campaign, March 1, has
not arrived, tba subscriptions aggre
gate more than $5,000,000.
In providing for its aged ministers,
the Episcopal church is doing what
every other church should do. It is im
possible for the average minister of
any denomination to lay aside from his
meagre salary for the declining years
of his earthly sojourn, and it is due
him that his needs should be abundant
ly provided for.
We believe all churches undertake
to provide in a way for their aged min
isters but this work should be pro
jected upon a large scale, as the Epis
copal church has done. This very
worthy cause, that of supporting men
of God who have devoted the best
years of life to the service of humanity,
should appeal to the heart of every
An unjust rule of the war de
partment has been discovered, and
The Advertiser is of the opinion that
it should and will be stricken from the
records of the department.
It will be recalled that Rev. R. C.
Jeter, rector of the Episcopal church
in Aiken, volunteered when a call was
issued last year for men for the Mexi
can service. He was commissioned as
chaplain of the first South Carolina
regiment. Mr. Jeter died a short time
ago and Congressman Byrnes made ap
plication for a pension for his widow.
The application was turned down upon
the ground that Mr. Jeter had heart
trouble at the time he was examined
and received by the army officer. We
believe this to be an untenable posi
tion for the government to take. Grant
ing that Mr. Jeter had heart trouble at
the time he enlisted, he was received
by the recruiting officer, which accep
tance proves that his physical' condition
at the time was such as to enable him
to render the government satisfactory
service. It is probable that conditions
surrounding camp life on the border
rendered more acute the physical de
feet, resulting finally in death. If this
be true, then the government contri
buted to Mr. Jeter's death and should
therefore grant the pension to the de
pendent members of his family. Hav
ing been accepted and commissioned
for service on the border by the gov
ernment, the government should
feet responsible for his death, which
was hastened by reason of this ser
The Manager's Home Life.
No occupation offers better op
portunities for pleasant home life
than farming. It is true that there
are many farmers who are not en
joying home life on the farm; there
are many who believe that some
other occupation would be better;
there are some who would be bet
ter satisfied in cities or towns en
gaged in other occupations. But
the fact remains there are apportu
nities for contented, prosperous
home life on the farm where the
family life is satisfactory.
As a generil rule managing a
farm requires home life. There are
few single men among farm manag
ers; likewise most women who man
age farms are married or live with
sons. Much of the farm work is
planned and considerable work done
in the home.
The horns is a great factor in
successful farming. The father is
closely associated with his family
and the wife and children cooperate
with the manager. There is cheerful,
bel pf al sympathy in the family cir
cle when the toils and trials of the
day have passed. When the weath
er is bad and field work cannot be
done there is something to Jo around
the home or in the barn.
Farmers entertain themselves.
This many people in cities and
towns cannot do. They must at
tend the theatres, picture shows and
other places of amusement. The
growth of plants, grazing of cattle,
gathering Howers, fruits, vegetables
and crops may be entertainment as
well as useful work on the farm.
Farm and Ranch.
We are showing a big assort
ment of new percales, ginghams,
madras, gallatea, blazer stripes, etc.,
at Smith-Marsh Co.
I I j BY J0SEPH T- KESCEL.
Frederick Crandall's friends spoke
him us "the writer," to winch lie
variably chuckled, "That's what ti
grub under my belt."
Une summer day bis clear bro
eyes shifted their gaze from a litter
papers on the desk before him to
open window, through which a gei
He threw both hnnds upward lin
tlently and reached for the telepho
"Thanks very much, Alice," he c
eluded a moment later. "PH be do
shortly to take out the kiddie."
Within a half-hour he stepped I:
one of New York's railroad static
By the hand he led a sturdy boy
seven, whose radiant face beamed
anticipation of a glorious outing.
The gateman's curt words iinme
ately dampened the holiday spirit.
"Bars up against youngsters le
lng town without Board of Health c
titicate. It's this infantile paraly
scare," he added.
Crandall suddenly stopped she
His surprised eyes lighted upon a ti
graceful ?gure standing but a few fi
distant. A little girl, about Billy's a?
affectionately clutched her hand.
"Betty!" he cried, bounding to t
"Fred!" Their hands clasped in
"The last person In the world 1 <
pected to meet here," he cried hea
Uy. "Sit down for a moment and t
me about yourself and the old fol
back at Creston."
Elizabeth Thurston's willing a
vivid recital brought back to his me:
ory a complete picture, which flash
through bis mind like a moving pu
He saw all over again how she hi
Mossomed into womanhood and b;
returned his love. His case had be<
well pleaded with her father, who i
fused his consent to their tnarria,
right up to the day Crandall forso<
the little village. Even as If lt we
yesterday did he remember his la
meeting with Betty and her words,
must obey father."
Crandall let his gaze shift from EH
abeth Thurston's animated count
nance to the little girl nestling In bi
"Your husband," he ventured, in ?
effort to break the suspense, "wbei
The girl blushed In embarrassmei
and gashed: "Husband? Why, T
"The child, I-." He left his sei
tence unfinished. V.
"The daughter of my sister Kat
who lives in New Jersey," Bett
hastily explained, again glancing i
"JVMt-obi" be exclaimed, "allo
me to present Master Billy Andrew
my nephew. We figured a glorious da
in the country, but bad to change ou
"And Ellen and I cannot go bora
without a certificate," she returnei
"I didn't know it was necessary unt
we reached the station."
After a moment's thoughtful stud
his head popped up. "I've an aldei
man friend," he broke out, "who shout
help me get those certificates."
Crandall's striae was unusually bris
as he stepped Into a telephone booth ;
few minutes later. He was soon ii
earnest conversation with sonieon
whom he familiarly addressed a
"You can arrange lt? Bully for you.'
There was a moment's silence
"Thanks, Jack," he said delightedly.
"Everything arranged. Betty," salt
Crandall proudly, when he rejoined her
"No trouble at all. Mr. O'Hara wil
have the certificates at his home b]
"Ohl, Tm so glad. You've no Idee
how I dread that disagreeable rec
tape." she smilingly replied.
As they settled Into tho tonneau ol
the automobile Frederick Crundall't
right hand closed fondly over her small
left one, toying cautiously with th?
"Right on time," boomed a voice
from t lie topmost step, as the automo
bile came to a stop In front of the
Elizabeth and Crandall Immediately
signed some papers under the direction
of a notary, to which Mrs. O'Hara and
her daughter Inscribed their names as
Carefully Councilman O'Hara
thumbed the worn pages of a small
book until his duncing black eyes fo
cussed their gaze upon a deeply-under
stood paragraph. In a mumbling but
rich Irish brogue, which rendered his
words entirely unintelligible, he began
Stopping abruptly he cleared his
throat and looked squarely at the girl.
"Elizabeth Marlon Thurston, do you
take this man to be your law-"
A nervous "Oh !" escaped her, and
she quickly jerked her hand from Cran
"Betty." he breathed, bis pleading
eyes eagerly staring into her flaming
countenance. His arra moved slowly
until his fingers again covered the
Elizabeth's eyes wavered under his
direct scrutiny. Looking downward
she stared in amazement at a large
solitaire upon her third finger. The
Hon. John smiled in a reassuring man
Tho girl again looked at the man
who held her hand. Searching his anx
ious eyes to their innermost depths she
mutely nodded assent, at which the old
alderman i inmediately proceeded with
(Copyright, Win, by the McClure Newspa
ARCH 5, 1917
The "South Carolina's Inauguration Special" will leave Columbia by the South
ern Railway System on March 3rd at 7:30 P. M., arriving at Washington Sunday
morning. Returning, leave Washington on Tuesday night, March 6th, arriving in
Columbia Wednesday merning. Passengers will be taken on at Winnsboro, Chester
and Rock Hill, and the train will be consolidated at Charlotte with the train from
Greenville, having the delegation from Greenwood, Anderson, Greenville and Spartan
Governor Manning and staff has selected the Southern Railway System as the official route to Wash
ington on this great occasion, and the trip will be made on the "South Carolina's Inaugural Special."
Those wishing to remain longer in Washington may do so, as the special round trip tickets will
also be sold for all regular trains, Mar^h 1st to 4th, with final limit returning to reach original starting
point by March 10th. Extension may be had until April 10th by depositing ticket and paying a fee of
The Round-Trip Fare from Edgefield will be $17.40
Pullman Lower Berth $3.00 in each direction from Columbia
Fares in proportion from other points
The Southern Railway System is making unusual preparation for handling the large travel expected
to attend the Inauguration, and is prepared to render better service than ever before, owing to the
double track and electric block signal system, which has been completed, and is now in operation practi
cally all the way from Charlotte to Washington.
Pullman reservations are now being booked for both directions at City Office of the Southern, 1300
Main street, Columbia, and those expecting to make the trip are urged to apply at once for same. ?otel
and boarding house accommodations are also being secured for those desiring it.
For further information and reservations apply to local agents or direct to S. H. McLean, District
Passenger Agent, Columbia, S. C.
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.
^? ?3tv."."vr."-.\i* .=.. - ?
Southern Planter Company, Columbia W. W. Adams & Company, Edgefield
Derrick Brothers, Johnston Holman-Cullum Hardware Co., Batesburg
P. C. STEVENS, Representative
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.
1289 Broad Street
Augusta, Georgia 1