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/.?. A!/A?S,"_....Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Aivertiser Building at $1.50 per year
IA advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards "of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
, tions and Political Notices published at
advertising rates.
If I am faithful to the duties of the
present, God will provide for the fu
Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Long live the Edgefield Rifles'!
The Germans haven't yet seen War
John Bull should stand by his colors
and let Uncle Sam's alone.
The State department is seeking
elucidation of the Lusitania incident.
The Allies are still meeting with
ups and downs-Zeppelins and subma
rines. . -
Whoever thought a British ship
would take refuge behind the Stars and
If modern statesmen speak 12 hours
at one standing, pray how long would
stateswomen speak?
Brace up and cheer up. The birds j
are beginning to sing and nature is j
throwing off the lethargy of winter.
Bread is going to six cents the loaf
but thank Heaven a cup of cold water
can be had without money and without
Angry women beat two men. to
death. -Headline. Another proof that
the female of the species is more dead
ly than the male.
England will acknowledge her ina
bility to cope with Germany, if she al
lows the latter to establish a blockade
Putting the boys in school this r^"1
eration will mean the putting of be -
ter men in the ranks of our citizenship
the next generation.
The best news yet emanating from
the legislative halls: "The appropria
tions will be less than 1914 and the tax
levy will not be increased."
Improvement 'of rural conditions is
almost impossible without public road
improvement. In fact, bad roads are
a bar to progress all along the line.
Nothing has been said recently about
Columbia's "square meals." Proba
bly they are not so "square" while so
many legislators have to be provided
How glad we are that the Germans
are not making more progress in the
east. The further they go into Russia
the more difficult are the names to
If cotton continued to rise as wheat
has done, it is probable that some of
. us would be selfish enough to want the
war to be like Tennyson's brook-go
on forever.
Hereafter, men in Alabama, like the
moon, can be full only once a month,
a law having been enacted restricting j
the ordering of whiskey to once a mon th |
by an individual.
The headlines say Charleston will
hereafter pay more attention to grain.
The great trouble with Charleston now
is that too much attention is given to j
"corn" and "rye."
The farmers of this county will re
flect th* interest they are taking in
their own business by the way they at
tend the meeting to be held in the
court house Saturday.
If you are a farmer, be one who will
encourage the county demonstration
agent by your ? attendance^ upon
the meeting which will be held in the
court house next Saturday.
This has been a busy and altogether
harmonious session of the legislature,
but there is much real work yet to be
done. Unless every day is turned to
profitable account, there will be much
unfinished business carried over to the
next session. I
The starting of the plows suggests
that the State-wide planting of cotton
will 6?on begin. Wonder if Charleston
county will ask to have no part or par
cel in this State-wide movement?
No guano, no western stock and prac
tically no western corn have been ship
ped to Edgefield yet this spring. Keep
this up and our people will owe many
thousands of dollars less nex ; fall.
From their standpoint, the suffragist
orators make one mistake. They fail
to promise lower taxes in return for
the ballot With "lower taxes" em
plazoned upon their banner, their cause
WOUld Win overnight.
It appears that a law will be enacted
limiting the number of cars for a
freight train. Why not limit by law
the number of bales of cotton that a
farmer shall haul at a load, or the
number of mules for his team?
Tn his charge Monday, Judge Sease,
who is holding court in Charleston, is
quoted as saying: "Should grand and
petit jurors in this county perform
their duty as do jurors in Spartanburg,
and other, counties which could be
named, there would not be almost 90
cases on the criminal docket. Charles
I ton couifty is not much larger than
I Spartanburg county when it comes to
numbers. "
Fertilizers and Economy.
Throughout South Carolina the far
mers will meet next Saturday to dis
cuss two matters that should be of
vital concern to every farmer at this
time. Commercial fertilizers and econ
omy will be discussed at these meet
ings which have been arranged by the
county demonstration agents. Mr. P.
N. Lott, the efficient demonstration
agent for this county, is putting forth
every effort to make the meeting to be
held in the court house next Saturday
a success. As farmers are not espe
cially busy at this time, a large num
ber should attend the rally next Satur
More Ships Needed.
There seems to be a better feeling
now in business all along the line in
this country and conditions wculd im
prove more rapidly if ships could be
had for taking American products
abroad. A congested condition exists
at some of the leading Atlantic ports
because of the lack of shipping facili
ties. Dispatches from Baltimore, state
that the grain elevators are filled to
their maximum capacity and there are
yet 4,260,000 bushels of wheat on the
railroad track awaiting ships to be ex
ported. There are at present more
than 85.000 bales of cotton at. Norfolk.
ready to be loaded on ships for export.
Because of the limited means for!
a. . orting coal to South America the
i- -.i ..rn.. . ampton Roads ?3 now $7
per ton ;n con. mat can be bought at
at $2.50 per ton.
The lack of necessary vessels to
transport American products abroad is
being felt throughout the countrv. It is
to be hoped that congress will yet pro
vide some relief. Even after the war
closes and a normal status is restored,
business will still be retarded through
the shortage of vessels. The supply of
vessels will have to be increased sooner
or later. Then why not now?
Spring Campaign May Bring End.
Judging from isolated statements
that are made here and there in the
press concerning the plans of the na
tions engaged in the European conflict,
it appears that every preparation pos-1
sible is being made for a vigorous cam
paign in the spring both in the east J
and along the western battle line. New
weapons and engines of destruction are
i being prepared, raw recruits by the
I millions are being seasoned for service,
I and additional supplies are being pro
j vided, all to the end that a struggle
j for the survival of the fittest be made
i as soon as the passing of the winter
weather makes it possible.
Up to this time, notwithstanding the
fact that the war has been waged for
more than six months, no decisive vic
tory has been won. The real strength
of the contending forces, the ability
of one side to cope with the other, has
not been tested. When the armies are
marshalled in the spring and are hurl
ed against each other as effectively as
military genius can direct, let us hope
that there will be a giving away, a
perceptible retreating, that will mark
the beginning of the end. While all of
the nations have apparently been en
gaged in war to the hilt, yet all
the while they have been preparing for
a still greater struggle, and it is the
result of this crisis that we are
waiting. The Advertiser's prediction
is that within the next ninety days one
can with some degree of definiteness
or certainty forecast the length of the
struggle. Would chat the war itself
could be brought to a close before the
passing of spring.
Due to the fact that 1 am asent
for the Ford car, and having all
repair parts in stock and a first
class mechanic, can afford to do
first-class livery cheap..
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop.
An Humble Instrument.
The split log drag, humble instru
ment that it is, has done a gr?ai "work
for humanity, smoothing ruts out of
roads and making the way of Jife
smoother and easier. The contrivance
was first used by a South Carolinian
and later was {riven to the world by a
Westerner. - Columbia Record.
Voice From Dispensary County.
If the money 3pent for whiskey in
Bamberg went into clothing and shoes
Bild groceries-the necessaries of life
think how many poor children who
now barely have enough to wear pos
sibly would be warmly clad and better
fed. Whiskey is the worst enemy of
the negro race-and the white man,
too, for that matter. -Bamberg Herald.
Hard at Work.
Governor Manning got right down to
business from the start and we predict
that he is going to keep at it until
South Carolina is restored to her prop
er piase among the States of the na
tion. One of the first declarations of
the new governor struck the right key
note, that is that part , of his initial
message refering to the enforcement
of law.-Hartsville Messenger.
Either First Used.
As mnch as dental science has done
for suffering humanity, it is not en
titled to claim the discovery of the use
of ether as an anesthetic. This dis
covery was made by a young South
Carolina medical student who pervad
ed his preceptor, Dr. Crawford W.
Long, of Jefferson, Ga., to use the
anesthetic in a minor operation on a
colored boy.-Columbia Record.
Pays to Buy at Home.
The "Make in U. S." movement will
probably be successful, whether it is
popular or not. Most of our imports
have been cut off, and we will have to
buy American goods, whether we want
td or not. The forced experiment will
doubtless convince us that we have
been wasting a lot of money every
year on imported goods when we could
buy better goods for less money at
home. This is 'true of cotton goods
and of almost everything else.-An
derson Mail.
"Harbinger of Better Times."
The Charleston social clubs have
agreed to obey the liquor law strictly,
and all of them are installing individual
lockers for the members. The club
bars will be done away with and the
clubs will not sell liquor to members.
Charleston is feeling the impetus of
the law enforcement wave that is
sweeping over the State, and the ac
tion of the clubs is a harbinger of bet
ter times. When the better element
of a community obeys the law volun
tarily the problem of forcing the crim
inal element to do so is simplified.
Sumter Item;
V fr
i Smile Provokers t
* j
"How did you know your patient |
had appendicitis, doctor?"
'I operated on him."-Philadel
phia Public Ledger.
"Did your uncle remember you
in his will?"
Yes, he directed his executors to
collect the loans he had made me."
Boston Transcript.
Brown (on fishing trip)-Boye,
the boat is sinking! Is there any one
?here who knows how to pray?
Jones (eagerly)-I do.
Brown-All right. You pray and
the rest of us will put on life belts.
They're one shy.-New York Globe.
''Please, ma'am, said the little
girl from next door, mother wants
to know if you will lend her your
new mechanical tune player this af
"What an extraordinary idea! Is
she going to give a dance?"
'No, ma'am. We're tired of danc
ing to it. She wants to keep it quiet
for a couple of hours so that the
baby can sleep."-Washington Star.
Zealous Sentry-Afraid I can't!
let you go by without the pass
j word, sir.
Irate Officer-But, confound you!
I tell vou I have forgotten it. You
know me well enough. I'm Major
Sentry-Can't help it, sir, must|
bave the password.
Voice from the guard tent-Oh,
don't stand arguing all night, Bill;
shoot 'im.-London Tatler.
''Say, Brinson, you'll take Smith
ers home, won't you? You see he's
in no condition to get there alone. |
You live just around the corner.
Lean-him up against the door and
ring the bell.
"Not me. You'll have to find
somebody else."
"What's the matter with you?
You know Smithers."
"Yes, I know Smithers. And you
bet your life I know his wife!"
William's Talcum Powder 25
eents size for 15 cents while it lasts.
Everybody knows this celebrat
ed brand.
Penn & Holstein.
Ten Livestock Suggestions For
- February.
.'? 1. The young animais need espe:
cial care at (his season. The ma
ture stock will get along without,
shelter and with scant feed and
when grass comes will fully recover
flesh lost during the winter; but the
young stOL'k need dry quarters and
liberal feeding. If they fail to get,
riot only enough feed, but also the
right feed, they probably never get
over the injury.
2. If any one wants proof of the
folly of allowing the stock to run
all around the barns or stables he
has only to drive through the coun
try at this time and keep his eyes
open. Why can not the lots be ar
ranged so that the barn or stables
may be approached from at least one
side without having io wade through
mud and filth? Of course, the barn
yard has always been the horrid
thing that it now is, in wet weath
er, but that is no reason why it
should not be improved.
3. The muddy, unspeakable barn
yards and lots may always be with
us in the winter time; but one thing
we insist on: Give the young pigs
and the calves a clean, dry place to
sleep and keep them out of the mud
in cool weather as much a? possible.
Why is the open shed, with earth
floor raised above the surrounding
ground, not moro common in the
South? Our stock do not.need pro
tection from cold, but the young
things especially do need protection
from rain, and mud.
4. Look out for lice. Stock poor
ly fed and cared for are easy prey
for the blood-sucking little pests
thal do so much damage to stock at
this season of the year. If the ani
mals are infested the stable? are
also, and it will be necessary to
clean out all litter or bedding and
give the stables the same treatment
as the stock. The coal tar disin
fectants on the market are probably
the best remedies for colts and
calves. Any non-irritating oil may
be used for the hogs.
5. It is not too early to make pre
parations to kill the ticks that have
passed through the winter or that
may hatch from eggs laid late last
fall. If no ticks are allowed to ma
ture on the cattle this spring and
drop to the ground all will be dead /
by July' 1. There is no more effec
tive time to attack the ticks. Let
us get at it in good season and dip
or treat the cattle regularly-every
last one of them-until all th*
ticks are gone. When the pastures
are once clean they are easily kept
6. This is the month lo prepare
for late spring grazing if it was not
Cauada field peas, rape and oilier
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Best Truck Seed-Grown es
pecially for seed. Any variety the
followiug: Cucumber 55c a pound;
cantaloupe, Rocky Ford grown,
55c; melon: Watson 40, any other
melon 35; tomato $1.35; extra 25c,
corn, weevil proof, big yielder, dol
lar pieck, bushel three. Cotton, up
land long, selling 14c, heaviest
yielder, dollar fifty bushel. Profit
fifty to five hundred dollars acre
trucking. Send 4 cents stamps for
inst.uction. L. A. Stony, Allendale,
S. C.
Thousands of Pounds of Cheap
est High-Grade Seeds: Cucumber,
any variety, 44 cents a pound; Eden,
Burrell's Gem Canteloupe, 44; Wat
son melon, 40, Rattlesnake 35;
Kolb gem, 29, one-quarter pound
14 cents; Tomato, any variety,
$1.35, one-quarter pound 40 cents;
Okra, 25, one-quarter pound 9 cent6.
Postage paid on quarter poundf.
War corn, very prolific, only weevil
proof variety, $1.00 a peck, bushel
$3.00. Big money trucking; three
crops a year, same land. Directions
for cultivating and marketing given
on receipt of 4 cents in stamps.
Upland long-staple cotton selling
at 14 cents. Write for price of
prolific seed. L. A. Stonej-,
Allendale, S. C.
LOST: An umbrella with silver
handle, inscription "S. E. R. " Left
in Methodist church Sunday night.
Finder will please return to Thoa.
H. Rainsford.
FOR SALE-Lumber cut any
dimension, Mill now located on my
farm six miles north-west of Edge
field, a lot of fine white oak and
some heart pine. Prices reasonable.
W. F. Holson.
. FOR SALE-Georgia ribbon cane
syrup in 35-gallon barrels at 35cts.
per gallon. Also gallon eans 45cts.
Shipped direct from farms. J. S.
Chapman, Morgana, S. C.
i OR RENT: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
sary out buildings. Apply to J. L. I
M i ms. 1
eco ps sown in ~ February and early
March will furnish grazing ?ti April
ind May. If good grazing is ex
pijctnd only good ?oil should be
used, and in no cas3 is it worth
while to sow rape on any but very
rich, good land.
7. While most pasture plants for
spring and summer do best in the
South when sown in the fall, there
are a few exceptions, and ihen
many failed to sow last fall. For
instance, there is probably only one
better summer pasture plant for the
South than lespedeza. It is a great
plant for the South because it is a
legume and will make some growth
on poor soils. If you have made
no other provision for summer pas
tures, or in any case, SOW SOtRQ
lespedeza the latter part of this
month or in March.
8. The nft'v bom lamb, calf and
colt and the litter of pigs as soon as
they come have a value beyond that
generally recognized. They not
only represent a speculative or fu
ture value, but they actually repre
sent the keep of the sire and dam
and the risks and investment in
these animals from six to twelve
months. If these facts were kept
in mind more care would be taken
to properly provide for the care of
the new-born on our Southern farms.
It will pay to give special and in
telligent Attention for the savin? of
even one pig will pay for all the
attention a sow and litter require.
See that all young are born in
suitable, comfortable, clean quar
9. The females that are to pro
duce young this spring need care
ful attention and feeding. Exer
cise which is regular, but not vio
lent, and feeding that is moderately
liberal and with abundant supplies
of protein are the two important
points. The brood sow needs sonie
I thing more than corn, the brood
mare more than corn and fodder,
and the cow more than the stalk
fields or cottonseed hulls and meal,
if they are to bring forth strong
healthy young and produce an
abundant milk supply to nourish
10. It is important that the horses
and mules that have been idle du
ring the winter be given some prep
aration for spring work being rush
ed into hard work and full feed. At
least, two week? should be taken to
ju t such work stock on full feed
ai d gradually hardened to do a full
d.iy's work. The collars should
Copyright 190<>. by C. E. ?
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its aid, and it is 2
those without one r<
not sooner heeding
have one. Start a 1
OFFIERS: J. C. Sheppard,
pres.; E. J. Miras, Cashier; J. H.
DIRECTORS: J. 0. Sheppa
Rainsford, John Rainsford B. E
C. Fuller, E. J. Minis,J. H. Alli
Plant Oats ai
the Cottoi
We have BEST of all Y
Fulghum (
Appier's (
Your order oi
have our be;
See Charlie May.
also be broad, ?mooth, h\rd and
clean; Tbe South has much to an
swer for in the poor collars it conv"
pel* its horses and mules to do its
work with.-Proirrssive Farmer.
Letting Prosterity Pay.
There is a price of war that is
more important, more dreadful,
more unjust, and that takes far long
er to pay than any other, and it is
a price also that has to be paid in
the only wealth, which is life. The
merequestion who wins the war has
nothing to do with it. The ques
tions who was right or wrong, who
began it, who gained or lost ternto
r*, who paid tribute to whom when
peace was declared, how the taxes
rose or fell, w-hieh industries proa
peredor which deciyed-all these
questions are neglible when com
pared with the longest price of war,
which all righting nations have
paid and must pay.
All the prices of war fall most
heavily upon the future. Great"
Britain we still pay hea-y taxes
every year for the Boer War and
other wars of the past, right and
wrong, glorious and inglorious.
But the longest price of war is
wholly paid by .future generations,
and hurts the future only. The peo
ple who will live in the years to
come get none of the glory for
which rulers wage war; they, at
least, are innocent; they art at the
mercy of the past, which did not
consult them, but which makes them
pay.-Dr. C. W. Saleeby, in The
Youth's Companion.
Try This For Neuralgia.
Thousands of people keep on suf
fering with Neuralgia because they
do not know what to do for it.
Neuralgia is a pain in the nerves.
What you want to do is to soothe
the nerve itself. Apply Sloan's
Liniment to the surface over the
painful part-do not rub it in.
Sloan's Liniment penetrates very -
quickly to the sore, irritated nerve
and allays the inflammation. Get
a bottle of Sloan's Liniment for 25
cents of auy druggist and have it
in *he house-against Colds, Sore '
and Swollen Joints, Lumbago,
Sciatica and like ailments. Your
money back if not satisfied, but it
does give almost instant lelief.
To Prevent riiood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
gical dressing that relieves pain and heals at
the same time. Not a liniment. 25c. ? ^<0O
Zimmerman Co.--No. 60
ess, no matter the
account will render
it such times tftat
egret their folly for
* the injunction to
)ank account today.
Pres.; B. E. Nicholson. Vice
Allen, assistant ashier
rd, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H.
. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C.
nd Help Solve
i Problem
arieties :
Genuine Texas
r inquiry will
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