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Shall the Door of Hope Remain
Closed Against the Boys of
Annapolis trains boys for the
United States navy. This being a
government school, no one can en
ter it even if he is a millionaire's
son unless he gets an appointment.
It has long been the custom in this
district, practiced by all or nearly
all of our congressman since re
construction days, Hons. George D.
Tillman, G. W. Croft, T. G. Croft
and J. O. Patterson, to fill these ap
pointments by competitive examina
ti"* giving every boy in the dis
tict a chance to try for these'places.
Our present congressman has de
parted from this long custom and
has recently given out to a son of
an influential family in Saluda coun
ty a place and another to a son of a
very wealthy and influential family
in Aiken county. Is this another
piece of politics to gain votes?
There can not be one word said
against either of these young men.
But, this certainly has violated a
Democratic principle that the peo
ple of this district have long enjoy
ed and should never occur again.
This is not truly Jeffersonian De
mocracy of equal rights to all and
special privileges to none.
Suppose that the places that the
boys and girls of this state are en
titled to in the Citadel, Winthrop,
University of South Carolina and
Clemson were filled in this way
without a competitive examination,
a just howl would go up all over
Senators Tillman and Smith have
recently filled some scholarships at
West Point and Annapolis by com
petitive examinations, which were
held in Columbia.
This is another very important
matter that can be well added to the
list of questions that was reoently
submitted to Mr. Byrnes by Mr.
Toole of Aiken. The public awaits
with interest an explanation of this
and other matters not yet explain
O. Sheppard, Esq., Receives
Many of our Trustees have not
been long in the service, but we re
joice to be able to count some five
or six as veterans in the cause of
the Orphanage. Bro. Orlando
Sheppard of Edgefield was elected
at the Gaffney Convention in 1899
as a Trustee of the Orphanage for a
period of three years. At Rock
Hill last December he was elected
for such a period for the seventh
time and will therefore have served
the Orphanage for a full period of
twenty-one years, if he should be
blessed to live to serve out his pres
We are fortunate to have a few
good and worthy men who have had
continuous service on the Board.
Bro. Sheppard attended all the
meetings of the Orphanage Board
of Trustees and knows the institu
tion in all the details of its work.
He has stirred bis people locally to
support the Orphanage, and bas
been a most active and energetic
spokesman in its interest in the
Edgefield Association, over which
body he has for many years presi
ded as moderator. The value of
Bro. Sheppard's legal ability on the
Board will never be expressed by
any words that man may be able to
use. It is not written in the records,
nor can it be written anywhere.
His experience as a business man,
his ability as a lawyer, and his phys
ical strength have all been contri
buted most abundantly to the cause
that he has been so willing to assist.
He has served on many of the most
important committees of the Board
of Trustees, especially with regard
to the settlement of some of the es
tates and has rendered aid that was
invaluable. We believe that Con
nie Maxwell Orphanage is in Bro.
Sheppard's heart, and if we mis
take not, it is very near its center.
Two Edgefield Girls Making
Good at the Orphanage.
We are very proud of our twins
at the Orphanage. They came to
us as little girls ' and have made
their way to the tenth grade, and
prospect ie that they will graduate
in June next. However, we would
not make them any definite and pos
sitive promise with regard to this
matter, for we want the dear girls
to study just as hard as their en
ergy will allow from now until
June, and to work as if they were
fearful as to whether they will suc
cessfully "make the trip."
The twins are Edgefield county
girls and were born near Modoc.
Their names are Janie Nelle Smith
and Julia Nette Smith. They have
made an tnviable record at the Or
phanage for good conduct and for
high-minded bearing. We would be
glad for all our friends in the State
to become acquainted with such
girls as the twins.-Connie Max
President Wilson Almost
Late Friday afternoon while the
editor of the Advertiser was leisure
ly strolling np Pennsylvania Avenue
in Washington, accompanied by a
friend from South Carolina, we ob
served people congregating in front
of the National Theatre, with sev
eral burley policemen keeping the
8teadilyincrea6ing crowd from block
ing the sidewalk in front of the
building. Seeing that the excite
ment was unusual, and apparently
without existing cause on the street,
we made inquiry as to. what the
crowd and evident alertness of the
police meant, receiving this reply:
"The President is- in the theatre
and is expected to come out any
moment." There were four police
men stationed in the vestibule of
the theatre and four or more on the
sidewalk, with several secret ser
vice men near, so as to prevent a
designing person from being near
President Wilson as he came out.
Very soon the tension was relieved
as the President practically sur
rounded by secret service men,emerg
ed with Mrs. Wilson leaning upon
his arm, being accompanied bj Col.
House and several other persons.
At first glimpse of the chief execu
tive andthe world's great leader the
men raised their hats and all cheer
ed the President in a dignified man
ner, he in return smiling and bow
ing graciously. President and Mrs.
Wilson and party hastily entered the
very handsome high-power White
House limousines, with liveried
chauffeurs at the wheel. Their
machines were preceded and imme
diately followed by two large touring
cars occupied by Beeret service or
"plain-clothes" men and White
House police officers.
When the President came into
view one lady was heard to remaik:
"Hasn't he a fine face?" while an
other said, "He's such a great man."
While nobody seemed to take cog
nizance of the President's other
half at his side.
Had a subject of the Kaiser been
around and attempted to do violence
to this arch-enemy of Prussian au
tocracy, he would have found it dif
ficult to even reach him with a
bomb, to say nothing of his inabili
ty to lay hands upon the President.
While it is evidently something of
a punishment to be compassed
about continuously by so many
alert officers of the law, the Presi
dent is protected for the safety of
the nation, rather nations of the
world, as well as for his own per
sonal benefit. His assassination at
this time would bring a calamity
upon the people of the entire world
second only to that which was pre
cipitated by the killing of Archduke
Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Aus
tro-Hungarian throne, on June 28,
THINKS IT GRANDEST
MEDICINE IN WORLD.
Piedmont Worn an Took Tanlac
And Gained Much.
MADE GREAT CHANGE.
HEARTILY RECOMMENDS IT TO ALL
WTIIO StTFFEB As SHE Din.
"Tanlac gave me back my
strength, and I feel fine in every
way, I think it the grandest medi
cine in the world, -and I can hearti
ly recommend it to anyone who suf
fers from the complaints I had, was
the emphatic statement given by
Mrs. Lizzie. Bryson, of Piedmont,
S. C., in endorsement of Tanlac on
May 9th. When I began taking
Tanlac I was so weak and broken
down I could hardly keep out of
bed. I had no appetite, I could
hardly sleep at night and was nerv
ous to kill.
j Tho Tanlac gave me back my
health and strength, though. I soon
had a fine appetite, my nerves be
came 6trong and steady, and I feel
fine in every way. In a week the
Tanlac had me feeling like a new
woman. It was two months ago
that I stopped taking Tanlac."
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 & Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
We have a nice line of satins,
taffetas, georgette crepe, crepe-de
chine and all kinds of fancy dress
FOR SALE: Rhode Island Red
hens with little chicks and also eggs
for hatching. Best strain. Apply
to N. M. Jones.
(Continued from First Page.)
only on the moon and stars and a
couple gliding along in a gondola,
with cupid intone end. The Vene
tian love song made one believe it
was really an Italian scene. This
was gotten up by Misses Heyward
Misses Montgomery and Harms
arranged the Scotch dance by the
lassies in full costume, which every
one seemed to enjoyed.
Japan, gotten up by Mrs. O. D.
Black and Miss Clara Sawyer, rep
resented a pretty Japanese scene of
tea drinking, and later a chorus by
Japanese maids, with fans and para
sols, gave a catchy song of Japan.
Greece, by Misses Bouknight and
Gladys Sawyer, gave the Greek
dancers, these all being in charac
The last country, America, by
Mrs. J. H. White and Miss Mont
"Uucle Sam," a splendid portray
al, Mr. John Wright, with Colum
bia, Mrs. Challes Earlj\
There were several scenes in
America: "America Giving Her
Best," "Food Conservation," and
The closing scene was when Co
lumbia floated the "stars and
stripes," and the audience joined in
singing, "The Star Spangled Ban
The proceeds of the entertainment
will go principally for war relief
On Sunday evening at the Metho
dist church a medal contest was held,
being at this special time to com
memorate the birthdays of Miss
Willard, the pioneer temperance
leader, and Lillian M. N. Stevens.
The church was decorated in white
flowers and a picture of Miss
Willard was in a conspicuous place.
There wera contestants from
Edgefield, these being brought over
by Mesdames J. L. Mims, Mamie N.
Tillman aud Miss Major, and from
Trenton, Saluda and Johnston."
Three medals were offered. Frsta
silver one for a vocal contest by
six young girls, this being won by
Miss Laurie Hoyt.
The second in declamation by
contestants of each town, and was
won by Mitchell Wells of Edge
The third was a vocal contest by
ten contestants for a gold medal,
these all having previously won a
silver medal, which entitled them to
enter the contest. Miss Susan
Mathis of Trenton won the gold
The medals were presented by
Rev. W. S. Brooke, and the gold
medal won by M?BS Orabel Perry at
the contest at Edgefield was at this
time given to her, it not having ar
rived for that occasion.
Rev. J. H. Thacker, pastor of the
Methodist church, presided over the
exercises, and made fitting remarks
concerning the occasion.
All of the contestants did well,
and it was a hard matter for the
judges to render a decision in each
These medal contests are splendid
means of promoting the cause of
temperance and getting the children
Mrs. E. D. Stokes has been the
guest of Mrs. W. S. Stokes,
Miss Ruby Witt has been quite
sick at her home here with measles,
but is now back to resume her
classes at G. W. C.
Miss Theo Young of Union is the
guest pf Mrs. W. E. LaGrone.
Miss Bertha Stahn of Chester is
expected next week to visit Mrs. F.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn
have returned to Greenwood after a
visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
O. S. Wertzs.
Mrs. James Cullum of Hartsville
is the guest of relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Crouch gave
a delightful dinner party on Thurs
day evening in compliment to Mrs.
Charles Early and Mr. and Mrs.
On December 28 I lost my Metal
Case with my Piano Tuning Tools
in it, somewhere between Mr. W.
M. Ouzts below Kirksey and Mr. R.
H. Nickolson's, six miles above
Edgefield. I took the road which
leads by Mountain Creek church
and Pleasant Lane. The grip has
some of my blank notes in it- Any
one finding this case of tools and
returning them will be paid Five
Dollars. The tools are worth little
to any one outside of a piano tuner.
John A. Holland
Greenwood, S. C.
Feb. 20, 1918.
And that is such a
is now in a positioi
to a dainty Easter
Hats in white and
Then, too, the Drf
ing the wants of i
taffeta dresses, skir
The Pattern depai
month of February
There is a reason,
carry the patterns
Don't forget the P
scriber already let i
do so. This maga:
Kid Slippers and P
are doing their part
A-I-M" IS A
So Says Florida Lady Long
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Health Who Quick
ly Recovers by
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"Oh, I think Acid Iron Mineral
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"I was terribly poor in health. I
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could scarcely eat anything at all.
Gas would form on my stomach so
bad I would almost choke to death.
Kidney trouble, aches and pains in
my back, rheumatism and female
complaints, all combined managed
to make life miserable for me until
a friend toid me about this Acid
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Acid Iron Mineral is, strange to
say, not an acid medicine. It bas
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It ?6 so strong that just a tea
spoonful or less in a glass of water
makes a powerful dose. How quick
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cases is easily proven. Get a bottle
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$1.00 direct to the Ferrodine Chem
ical Corp., Roanoke, Va., for fresh
twelve-ounce bottle prepaid.
My plaee in South Edgetield cou
taining 12 acres of laud, dwelling,
store, shop and barn, 3 tenant
houses, 2 wells of water, pecan
grove and other improvements.
E. W. SAMUEL.
enty-six More Days
short time for those who are still planning their
ir Millinery Department
i to supply your wants in anything from a sun hat
Bonnet, Veils, Baby Caps and Children's Cloth
?ss Goods department is doing its part in supply
its customers in Satins, Taffetas, Crepe de Chine,
, Stripped Voiles and Satins, Repps, Madras,
ar department is at your disposal with satin and
ts, wool, serges and tub are in demand.
rtment has more than doubled its sales for the
r, and March bids fair to be better than February.
Investigate-it costs you nothing. We do not
in stock, but order from Atlanta, which is the
rters. Patterns are received in three days' time
ictorial Review Magazine. If you are not a sub
as put you down, for it will be a pleasure for us to
zine's best reference is your next door neighbor.
'umps, White Canvas, Pumps, Oxfords and Shoes
; in this store to help please you.
that always says, Thank You
Modern Grist Mill.
Bring your corn to my mill and
have it ground into the best quality
of hominy or meal. Best attention
given to every patron any hour of
the day. Bring along your corn
when you come to Edgefield for
J. D. Kemp.
FOR SALE-White Leg. ,rn
eggs for hatching, pure strain, at
?1.00 for 15. L. C. Parker, Edge
field, S. C. 2-27-tf.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
CKOVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC.drives out
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A true Tonic. For adults and children. 50c.
"After four in our family had died
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but my life was saved and I gained
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PRICE SOC and $1.00 AT ALL DRUGGISTS.
KiSg's NEW LIFE PILLS
The Pills That Do Cure.
Jersey Milch Cows
Edgefield, S. C., Tuesday
March 12, 1918
Sale Starts Ten-Thirty 0'eloek
Don't fail to attend this big sale of
best Tennessee Tuberculin Tested Milch
Cows ever shipped to South Carolina.
Ladies especially invited.
D. A. COLEMAN
FOUNTAIN, S. C.