OCR Interpretation

Edgefield advertiser. (Edgefield, S.C.) 1836-current, September 30, 1914, Image 2

Image and text provided by University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026897/1914-09-30/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Tethering Horss in Mexico.
Many people are familiar with the
deacon's horse in "David Harum," that
"stood without hitching," but ordinary
horses and kindred creatures are not
built in this way, and so it is necessary
to tie them to ?. post, an iron ring ia
the pavement or wall, or 'to a heavy
iron weight carried for the purpose.
Perhaps the mest original method con
ceivable for preventing a steed from
wandering off is that adopted by the
street merchants of Vera Cruz, Mexico,
says the Wide World. Hero donkeys,
or "burros." as they are called, are
the usual beasts of burden. Occasion
ally their masters must leave them
alone to attend to business or indulge
In a few drinks and a chat at some
corner cafe. On these occasions the
owner simply ties up one leg of the
burro, thus most effectually discour
aging any tendency to run away.
Imagine Hercules as oarsman in a
Totten boat; what can he do there but
by the very force of his 6troke expe
dite the -'lin of h:s craft? Take care,
then, of ti;uoers of your boat, and
avoid all practices likely to introduce
either wet or dry rot among them.
And this is not to be accomplished by
desultory or intermittent efforts of the
will, but by the formation of habits.
The will, no doubt, has sometimes to
put forth its strength in order to
strangle or crush the special tempta
tion. But the formation of right hab
its is essential to your permanent se
curity. They diminish your ell ince of
falling when assailed, and they aug
ment your chance of recovery when
overthrown.-John Tyndall.
To Hear Yourself as Others Hear You.
An English voice specialist has in
vented a machine which enables a
singer to hear his own voice, just as it
sounds to his audience. The demand
for such a contrivance has been so
great that countless adaptations of the
phonograph and of the telephone have
been tried out in the endeavor to
obtain a correct reproduction of the
voice of a speaker or singer, so that he
can criticize his own delivery, and
modify his tone lo obtain the best re
sults. All these devices lacked in
some essential feature, but the new
machine called the "critophone," is
claimed by the inventor to overcome
objections urged against other models.
-Popular Mechanics.
Equals a Pound of Beef.
Those who wish to substitute other
?foods for meat often desire to know
'how much of the substitute Is neces
sary to replace a given amount of
!meat If only the proteins of the meat
.are considered the following will give
?a general idea: Two and one-half
; quarts milk, one and one-fourths pound
. fresh lean fish, three-fourths pound
dried fish, two-thirds pound ordinary
cheese, somewhat less than a pound
.of mixed nut meats, nine eggs, one-half
pound shelled peanuts, or two-thirds
pint dry beans, pea?, or lentils ls equal
one Doctor Dee. a celebrated astrolo
ger and alchemist of Queen Elizabeth's
time. The doctor declared that one
day in Nr vember, 15S2, the angel Uriel
.appeared to him and gave him the
.6tone which had the quality when
steadfastly gazed Into, of presenting
visions and giving mes3ages. The doc
tor's assistant, one Edward Kelly,
'while paying attention to the stone,
.received the command that he and the
doctor should exchange wives, which
message was forthwith obeyed, with
much ornate ceremonial.
Forced to Deny Himself.
"Wa-al, some ways I'd like to an'
some ways I guess I wouldn't," said
honest Farmer Bentover when the
Fuave dispenser of encyclopedias had
paused in his siren song. "Ye see, if
I was to sign for that 'ere cyclopedee
in forty-seven parts, includin' the In
dex an' appendicitis. I'm sorter afraid
I'd be too tired to enjoy readin' it;
while if I'd read it at my leisure, as
I'd ort to, in order to git the good of
it, I wouldn't hev time to to earn the
price. So all things considered, I guejs
I'll hev to deny myself the privilege,
as it were. Looks sorter like rain off
to the northwest, don't it?"
A Woman's Way.
An extremely pretty girl stood In
tho middle of Lover's lane. At either
end of this celebrated thoroughfare
was a lover. Each had his back turned,
but from where she stood each looked
equally handsome. If she had been a
man she would have tossed up a coin
to see which lover she should call. But
women are not by nature gamblers.
They are generally too sure of them
selves. Then she did the perfectly
natural thing-what any woman would
do. She called to one lover, knowing
the other would hear her. And the
one she didn't call was the one she
Vast Deposits of Copper.
A mountain of copper exists In Chile,
some hundred miles from the port of
Tocop'lla, according to a report In the
Diario Ulustrado. It ls stated thac,
according to calculations made, the
mountain is estimated to contain 200,
JOO.000 cubic yards of copper ore, or a
little less than the volume of earth
excavated in tho Panama canal. The
mountr.ln has been purchased by an
?.n?rican company.
"Do Noble Things-Not Dream Thurn.
To each man by an illusion of in
terior optics his own real apocare
to be not what we see hir_ doing bat
what he feels himself feeling-his own
invisible sensations, emotions, aspira
tions and satisfactions. He is to him
self the center of a weblike universe,
and every least nerve message that
comes to him is, by a necessity of his
soul's unity, equally interesting and
exciting to him. But this subjective
ness is not life; it is existence,. Life is
conduct; it is growth and betterment;
it is what follows the emotion and de
sire; it is effort and achievement or
failure. Unless we do the things, we
cannot get beyond to seek further
things. As far back as man began he
has thought and felt delicately. se
Mid-Victorians set out to do delict.
It is this doing the things that makes
us grow up.-Annie Winsor Allen, in
the Atlantic.
It la pre-eminently in youth that the
desire to meet obligations may be
most firmly implanted and become a
permanent possession. Children are
quick to catch the spirit bf those they
are with; they soon leam to value the
same things and to strive for them.
And the desire for a worthy object,
continually striven for and attained,
grows into a habit of the heart as sure
ly as any long-continued process c:
thought grows into a habit of the
mind, or any oft-repeated manual op
eration grows into a habit of the hand.
And what habit can be so inestimable
to the Individual or so valuable to so
ciety as that which leads men and wo
men to meet every obligation as lt
rises, gladly and speedily, with the
same satisfaction that every honest
man feels in paying bis d?bts?
No Room for His Money.
One morning father missed some
money out of his clothes and thought
mother had frisked him during the
night. So, while mother was busy in
another room, father went through her
handbag in search of his coln. He
found a receipted milk bill, an unpaid
Ice bill, a big hunk of prepared chalk,
a powder puff, two coupons six months
old, representing the last time he had
taken her to a theater; a button hook,
six samples of dress goods, a clipping
containing Gene Field's "Little Boy
Blue," two saf?ty pins, a sample of
talcum powdei one of the baby's mit
tens, an old tintype of himself taken
before marriage and seven cents in
coin. And father felt so mean that he
kicked himself all day.-Cincinnati En
Applause In Court.
Mr. Justice Scrutton recently Im
posed a fine of $25 upon a demonstra
tive person who disturbed the pro
ceedings of his court In London. This
course, though unusual, is by no means
without precedent, nor Indeed is it
unnecessary. 6ince it is obviously in
the interest of Justice that a court of
law Bhould be a Diana ?.>"?" -
administration of justice is in great
danger when applause In court bo
comes grateful to a judge's ear."
"Not Worth the Candle."
The well-known saying, "the game is
not worth the candle," means that it
is not worth even the candle that
lights the players during their game.
It is used with reference to an under
taking to signify that the results
would not be sufficient to justify the
trouble or expense incurred. The
French have the same saying-"le jeu
ne vaut pas la chandelle." In the "Ja
cula Prudentum; or Outlandish Prov
erbs, Sentences, etc.," of George Her
bert, an English writer of the seven
teenth century, occurs the proverb:
"It is a poor sport that is not worth
the candle." The saying is one of
those old ones, the origin of which it
is difficult, if not impossible, to trace.
"I'll Show 'Em Wot's Wot!"
The Association of the Cloth and
Ring, at a recent boxing bout in Lon
don, England, when a clergyman acted
as master of ceremonies reminds ono
of Bendigo, the famous pugilist, who,
on his retirement, scorned the usual
public house, became converted, and
sought to make others follow his lead.
He favorad the muscular missionary
method. Ono one occasion a meeting
of atheists was*pointed out to him.
"Wot's atheists?" he asked. He was
told. "Eh?" he gasped. "Don't be
lieve in no Ged? Here, hold my coat!
Let me get at 'em! I'll soou show 'em
wot's wot!"
The Scottish fishery board's annual
report goes far to show that the stock
of whales has been seriously reduced
in recent years. The Scottish old lady
of whom Dean Ramsey tells would
have found in this the fulfillment of
her forebodings. She protested against
the introduction of gas on the ground
that it would^ supersede the use of oil.
"What's to become o' the puir whales?"
she asked.
Breaking lt Gently.
Fallon (who has bought a small
c'arm)-"Tell me the truth, Mr. Car
ney; is the soil rich or poor?" Ex
pert GarSener-"Well, sor, I should
j say it wor wanst rich, but it's now ia
i raydooced circumstances,"
(Conducted by the National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.)
The New York City Federation of
Women's Clubs at a recent meeting,
adopted a resolution which we com
mend to similar bodies the country
over. It reads:
Whereas, all railroads nov.- require
abstinence from alcoholic liquors of
all conductors, engineers, firemen,
train dispatchers and switchmen in
the interest of public safety; and
"Whereas, the secretary of the navy
has issued an order abolishing the of
ficers' wine mess aboard warships in
the interest of efficiency; and
Whereas, the commissioner of In
dian affairs has set the example of
total abstinence and appealed to all
employes in the Indian department
to be a personal object-lesson in the
enforcement of the laws forbidding
the sale of liquors to Indians; and
Whereas, business firms are insist
ing upor. abstinence from the use of
liquors as a prevention against acci
dents, and because of its relation to
efficiency; therefore?
Be it resolved, that we appeal to
the board of education to require ab
stinence from alcoholic liquors of all
members of the supervising force
of the public schools of the city of
New Ye.]:, including superintendents
and prin-.-ipals, of ail teachers, clerks,
janitors and their assistants, in the in
terest )f efficiency, and for the sake
I of the example set before the youth
committed to their care.
(From the New York Times.)
"King Alcohol no iouger rules th'
sea or th' land. Th' ladies have got
that binivolent ol' dishpot on his
knees beggin' fr mercy an' they're
sayin' to him, 'Did ye have mercy on
us?' and ar-re gettin' ready to chop
off his wicked ol' head. Take a
dhrink, me boy, whether ye need it
or not. Take it now. It may be
ye'er last.
"I used to laugh at th' pro-hybl
tionists; I used to laugh thim to scorn.
But I laugh no more; they've got us
on th' run. I wudden't be surprised
at anny minyit if I had to turn this
emporyura into an exchange fr wom
en's wurrk. Whether ye like it or
not, in a few years there won't be
anny saloons to lure the marri'd man
fr'm his home, furnish guests fr our
gr-reat asylums an' jails, an" brighten
up th' dark stbreets with their cheer
ful glow. I don't care. I wudden't
mind if all th" liquor In th* wurruld
was poored Into th* lake. It wud
make people pay their wather tax
with a lighter heart." . . .
"I don't believe in this here pro
hybition," said Mr. Hennessy. "Th'
man who dhrinks modhrately ought to
be allowed ?? i???w? -.v.-- u . -
mr efficiency for 24 hours about 8
per cent. Three glasses a day regu
larly is cumulative in its effect. In
12 days ordinary muscular efficiency
goes down 25 per cent in the average,
and mental activity 50 per cent. This,
observe, is the result of the use oi the
"milder drinks," beer and wine, not
of whisky. There ls good business
reason, we see, for the elimination of
tbe drinking employe by railroad com
panies and industrial corporations.
There ia a common-sense reason for
the order of the secretary of the
navy banishing the officers' wine
meas. There ia every' reason-scien
tific, economic, moral-for the aboli
tivo of the liquor traffic throughout
th?se United States and all territories
subject to the jurisdiction thereof.
That its no-llcense policy has in no
way proved detrimental to the finan
cial condition of Aledo, EIL, a city
which has been dry for thirty years,
Is 3hown by a balance of $43,067.45 in
the treasury. "Aledo has no bonded
Indebtedness," says the city treasurer.
"About $12,000 wac, assessed against
tho city as a public benefit for our
five miles of pavement, which ls all
tho city owes. We have a large part
of our city sewered, also have a good
water system and as good fire-fighting
apparatus as any city in the state of
three times our population."
Word has reached Washington that
the Norwegian parliament has fol
lowed the lead of Secretary Daniels
of our navy department and adopted
a resolution prohibiting the use of in
toxicating liquors by officers of the
Norwegian army and navy during
their terms of service. Enlisted men
were already enforced abstainers.
Alcohol ls not necessary to any
healthy Individual. To some lt la a
luxury. To Borne a great temptation.
Alcohol is not essential; not only so,
but it is absolutely deleterious to life.
When lt is formed by living matter it
is got rid of as soon as possible.
Prof. Simms Woodhead, Sunderland.
So grave are fae evils caused by
beer drinking that the fight against
beer should now be conducted ns
strenuously aa that against stronger
liquors.-Dr. Legrain, Paris, Fr.'.oe.
Noted Alienist.
Specie in Quantity Has on Occasions
Been Recovered From the Victims
of the Ocean'3 Fury.
Although the chances of being able
to do so are considered doubtful, since
she lies in 17 fathoms of water, tho
Canadian Pacific railway has not
abandoned all hope of refloating the
Empress of Ireland. At any rate, every
effort will be made to recover the
?200,000 worth of silver, In 163 bag*;,
which is still in the specie room of the
sunken liner.
The most notable salvage of silver
during recent years was made after
the Oceana sank in the channel in
March, 1912, through collision with the
Pisegua. The work was hindered by
strong currents and tide3, but during
the succeeding three months silver
worth over ?500,000 was recovered at
a very low cost. The Oceana was ly
ing quite upright; the Empress of Ire
land turned turtle-obviously a very
much more difficult position for sal
vage work.
The ?200,000 worth of silver, how
ever, represents but a small portion
of the money which went down with
the ill-fated vessel; for thousands of
pounds belonging to the passengers
themselves must have bean lest. The
average pnsr.^nger on ono of these
liners usually carries a plentiful sup
ply of louse cash and bank nctes vith
him, and it is estimated, as in the case
of the Titcnic, that the loss of paper
money belonrr;ng to pasi^nger.s them
selves must have been encr:ncu3.
The banks, it might be nv ntioned,
are the gainers In such cr.s-:3. The
U3ual procedure when bank i.otes are
lost is to at once inform the Bank of
Engb.-.d, givir. j tho numbers. Then lt
is necessary to wait 12 months. If by
that time the notes have not been re
turned to the bank, you may obtain
the cash on again presenting the num
bers and giving the bank a letter of
indemnity, guaranteed by your bank
ers, to refund the money Bhould the
notes ever be presented, in which case
the bank ls bound to pay again.
If the numbers on the bank notes
are unknown, and the notes are never
found, the money goes to the un
claimed bank balances, in which there
are always huge amounts of other peo
ple's money.-London Tit-Bits.
Light Humor.
In the latter half of the eighteenth
century one of the members of a little
scientific society in Liverpool, Eng
land, laid a curious wager. He bet a
brother scientist that he would read a
newspaper by the light of a farthing
dip at a distance of 30 feet. The B.
S., finding the feat difficult at even a
sixth of the distance, cheerfully ac
cepted the wager.
The ?ayer merely coated the inside
of a Bhallow wooden box with sloping
pieces of looking glass, so as to form
a concave lens, placed it behind his
farthing dip, and readily deciphered
the small print at the stipulated IH?J
_"aciu leneeteo ngnt, with its miles
of reflected range and untold life-sav
ing powers, sprang into being.
Doll Too Much Like Baby.
This is a true story: There ls a little
girl on the East side of New York to
whom a beautiful woman wanted to
give a doll. The woman brought the
little girl Into her luxurious home one
day and put Into her arms a doll
such a doll as ls popularly supposed to
be dear to the hearts of little girls
who live on the East Bide. But the
little girl drew back with an ugly
BCOWI. She didn't want the doll, and
she 6ald so. The beautiful woman
thought her a very ungrateful child.
It was not until some time after
ward the little girl explained. She'd
always had babies to take care of, she
said. She'd had them to lug around
with her almost as soon as she was
able to walk. She loved them, of
course, but at play time-when there
was such a thing as play time-she
really didn't want a doll. It was too
much like tho babies.
Volcanoes Again In Action.
Some of the volcanoes in the Sangir
Islands are in eruption. The streams
of lava have burned down woods and
cocoa plantains, and a rain cf stone
has caused ^age throughout the
whole suno u? country. Above a
hundred houses have collapsed. Sev
eral of the Sangir islands, which are
almost midway between Mindanao,
Philippines, and Celebes, have active
volcanoes, the most important being
Gukong Abu, on Great Sangir, by
eruption of which many thousands of
lives have been lost. Its worst re
corded outbursts were in 1711, 1812,
1S56, 1SS3 and 18D2. In the last men
tioned year the northwest portion of
the island entirely disappeared, car
rying 2,000 people with lt.
Worthy of Remembrance.
The two hundredth anniversary of
the birth of Ephraim Williams, founder
of "Williams college, will be celebrated
by that Institution on October 8 next
Unlike most college founders, Wil
liams was not a clergyman, but a sol
dier. For his fight against tho French
in Canada the commonwealth of Mas
sachueetts gave him 200 acres, on
which he erected Fort Massachusetts.
Caught by : a ambuscade of French
and Indians, he was shot in the head
in 1755 ami died, leaving funds for the
beginning of thc college cn the site
of tho fort.
Edgefield Auto Garage
and Repair Shop.
Auto Repairing a Specialty. All Work Guaran
teed. Prices Reasonable. Auto Supplies in Stock.
Phone 7 J. Next to Court House.
GEO. W. ADAMS Propietor
Cosrrizht 1909. br C. E. Zimmerman Co.-No. 10
Pat some money in the Bank of
Edgefield and you will defeat pov
erty. Everybody has a horror of
poverty. There is only one way to
insure againstit, that is to culti
vate a habit of thrift which you
can easily do by putting money in
this bank. Courteous and prompt
attention given to all business.
OF FIERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; B. E. Nicholson' Vice
pres.; E. J. Minis, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant ashier
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H.
Rainsford, John Rainsford B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C.
C. Fuller"E. J. Mims,J. H. Allen'
OF TEN CENTS, Augusta Middling at Au
gusta. Bring your cotton here and exchange it for
The J. Willie Levy Company.
"Clean Up the Bowels and
Keep Them Clean"
There are msny remedies to bc
h?d for constipation, Lat the diffi
culty is to procure one that acts
without viol?
. I* .? ft]
nee. A remedy that
does !;?.>: perform
b v force w h a t
should be accom
plished by persua
sion i.-* Dr. Milos'
Laxative Ta"; io ts.
A ?'ter i; them,
Mr. X. A. \V.vidcl!,
3 i 5 Washinjjtou
St., Waco, Tex.,
JL R ??:??: '.. v.^? says:
HVJM/.iZ- ' life I
Imost all mr
huvo been
troubled with conpripatinn. and have
tried many remedien, all of which
seemed to reuse pain without grivlns
much relief. I Anally tried Dr. Miles'
Laxative 'tablets and found them ex
cellent. Their action is pleasant and
mild, and their chocolate taste makes
them eaay to take. I am more than
glad to recommend them."
"Clean up the bowels and keep
them clean," is the advice of all
physicians, because they realize the
danger resulting from habitual con
stipation. Do not delay too long,
but begin proper curative measures.
Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets are a
new remedy for this old complaint,
and a great improvement over the
cathartics you have been using in
thc past. They taste like candy
and work like a charm. A trial
will convince you.
Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets are
sold by all druggists, at 25 cents
a box containing 25 doses. If not
found satisfactory after trial, re
turn the box to your druggist and
he will return your money. is
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind.
Notice of Sale.
In the case of J. E. Brimson, as
administrator of the estate of S. T.
Brunson deceased, vs. J. E. Brim
son, in his own right &c.
By virtue of an order of the Pro
bate Court foi Edgefield County,
South Carolina, I will proceed to
I sell on the hist Monday in October
j 1014, being the 5th day, during the
legal hours of sale, at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, at
public outcry to the liighest'bidder,
for the payment of debts, all that
tract of land in Edgefield County
South Carolina, containing one hun
dred at.d ninety-four (194) acres
more or less, and adjoining lands
of Arthur Reynold.--, Mrs. Jennie
Gilchrist, lands of Corbin Banking
Company, land of E. T. Cothran
et. al., being the tract of land lately
owned by S. T. Brunson, deceased.
Terms of Sale Cash-If terms
are not complied with in a reasona
ble time, it will be resold at the
risk of the former purchtser.
W. T. Kinnaird,
P. C. E. C. S. C.
Sept. 5-1914.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
The worst coses, no watter o? how lerner standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 25c, SOc, $1,00

xml | txt