. " J. L. SHIMS........Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
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. the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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unless accompanied by the writer's
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tions and Political Notices published at
Our grand business is not to see
what lies dimly in the distance, but
to do what, lies clearly at hand.
Wednesday, May 5.
The Advertiser rejoices that Col. Af
termath did not intern while in Ha
Now that school is about to close,
what will you do with your boy during |
As a result of the war there will be
some second-hand kings scattered
"Army shoes last six weeks", head
lines. The European soldiers are al
most as hard on shoes as some Edge
One Georgia woman shot another j
with a shot-gun a few days ago. Won
der if the trouble grew out of a heated
The readers of The State will join his
brethren of the press in welcoming
Robert Gomales back after a stay of
some weeks in Cuba.
The man near Tennille, Georgia, who
is the father of 25 children, 21 of whom
are living, has at least been obedient
to one injunction of Holy Writ.
A dispatch from Paris says "Ger
mans are misstating facts." The neu-\
trals are of the opinion that that is
what all of the belligerents are doing.
The pastors of Glasgow, Scotland,
have proven themselves to be militants,
having enlisted for active service for
an indefinite period-uhtil the war
Italy seems to be waiting until the
war is on the home-stretch and then
she will fall in with the Allies. Such j
a policy will be more cowardly than
Governor Manning has taken hold of ?
the "tiger" situation in Charleston
with bull-dog tenacity and we are in
clined to the belief that the canine
policy will win.
By the time the Aiken dispensary j
gets out of the courts, the people will
take a hand in the settlement of the j
matter. A verdict will be rendered at j
the polls September 14.
Speaking of names connected with
the war, there is one change we would
iike to see. And that is a simpler ren
dition of the name of England's chan
cellor of the exchequer, David Lloyd
Mr. W. W. Smoak has resigned as
editor of the Anderson Daily Intelligen
cer and has returned to his first love,
the Walterboro Press and Standard.
We wish Mr. Smoak well. He is an
ionor to South Carolina journalism.
DiajMitches state that there is dearth
of cradles throughout England, the
shortage being due to the fact that no
cradles can be imported from the con
tinent As the Stork has apparently
deserted this part of the country, prob
bly Edgefield could export some cradles
The liquor dealers of London object
to the proposed increased tax on intox
icants. They had better be thankful
that the situation is no worse than it
is. As soon as public sentiment be
comes aroused and the public conscience
becomes quickened in England as it is
in this country, liquor dealers will find
their places of business being closed
Charleston Growing Better.
The receipts at police headquarters
generally indicate to what extent the
laws of a city are being violated. If
this be accepted as an index, condi
tions are growing better in Charleston.
Wren Charleston can be good when
she tries-or when she is forc
ed to be. The fines imposed
in the city of Charleston for
the month of March of $4,281.50
of which (3,187.00 were paid. On
Maren 31, under the orders issued
by Governor Manning, a more
rigid'enforcement against liquor sell
ing and gambling began, and the fines
imposed lor the rrionth of April were
only $1,366, of which $568.50 were
These figures speak for themselves
and should prove to the right-thinking
element of Charleston's citizenship that
it will pay to enforce the laws of the
Brave Belgian Women.
As the Belgians have been the great
est sufferers from the cruel war, one
would naturally think they would
have peace restored almost at any
price. But not so. During the Inter
national Congress of Women- which
was held at The Hague last week when
a resolution was introduced placing the
body of women on record as praying
for peace, a Belgian woman arose and
astounded the audience with this dra
"I am a Belgian before everything
else and I can not think as you do.
There can be, no peace without justice.
The war must continue until Belgians'
wrongs have been righted. There must
be no mediation except at the bar of
These brave people are willing to
suffer more if needs be in order that
justice may be meted out to their per
secutors. The one desire of their souls
is to see their next-door neighbor
erushed to earth, which, they believe,
is the only way to guarantee peace and
security to their war-torn nation in the
future. Who can blame the Belgians?
Farmers Practicing Economy.
It is impossible to foretell what the
yield for the crops of 1915 will be and
it is equally as impossible to make
an accurate estimate as to what price
will be reaiized this fall, but there is
one thing certain about the crop of
1915: it is being made with less expense
than any previous crop for a decade or
more. Farmers are practicing econo
my all along the line, leaving off every
expenditure possible. This is shown
by the enormous decrease in the sale
of fertilizer tags. Up to this time far
mers have purchased only 55 per cent,
of the commercial fertilizers that were
purchased last year. While commer
cial fertilizers, judiciously used, can
not properly be classed as an expense,
yet it shows that, m order to be on
the safe side, the majority of farmers
are determined to owe as little money
as possible next fall. This is a wise
course to pursue.
Until conditions are restored to a
normal status, the wise and prudent
farmer will make as few debts as pos
sible. The embarrassment last fall re
sulted largely from the farmer's un
preparedness for the crash that came.
Had the war commenced in the early
part of 1915, before plans were made
for the year, instead of mid-summer,
after practically ail obligations had
been made, the average farmer would
have been prepared, at least to a de
gree, for the worst. The farmer who
is practicing economy all along the line
this year, is the one who will be the
most fortunately situated next fall. j
Large Cotton Consomption.
It is almost a habit of mind with
many cotton producers to feel that
everything, absolutely, is against them.
But a sober exercise of thought and
judgment will frequently reveal the
fact that things are not what they
seem in this particular, as well as in
many other experiences in life. When
the war suddenly laid its blighting
hand upon the farmer's plans and pros
pects it appeared that nothing good
could come out of it, at least nothing
for the growers of cotton. Of course,
the farmers of the west who had food
stuffs to sell would be benefitted, but
as for the cotton grower his doom was
sealed until the flag of truce should be
raised in the var zone. It turned out,
however, as it usually does in such
dark hours, that things were not as bad
as them seemed.
Instead of curtailing the consump
tion of cotton and leaving a large quan
tity of raw material to be carried into
the next season, the war is actually
increasing the consumption of cotton.
In order to supply the munitions of
warfare new uses for cotton have been
found, and an increased quantity is re
quired for those articles that have al
ways bean made from cotton, such as
tents, surgeons' supplies E.nd cotton
material for uniforms. Practically a
pound of cotton is required in the mak
ing of a pound of powder. When the
guns of a dreadnought are in action
about 10 bales of cotton are consumed
per minute. Think of the enormous
consumption of raw cotton in supplying
powder alone. Even if the scores and
hundreds of cotton mills abroad are
dosed down, other channels of consump
tion have opened up that will make
large inroads into the 16,000,000 bales of
cotton that were made in 1914. Let's
cheer up, eupecially with respect to the
cotton outlook. Things are not as bad
as they once seemed to be.
I The sum of $66.00 was realized
from the Entertainment Friday
I night for the publie library, and
Miss Marie Abney desires to thank
the public for their patronage, and
the young people who took part in
the play for their co-operation.
j What Others Say
"Colonel still on witness stand. But
not quiet.-Daily Mail.
Soon Down and Out ,
You have noticed, of course, that the
politician who campaigns against'the
newspapers doesn't remain in politics
Willard, the new World's champion,
it is said, didn't bpgin fighting until
after he was married, but that gen
erally occurs with most men.-Daily
This country is not in as bad a fix as
you might think at first blush., There
are 100,900.00 people in it and only
12,000,000 automobiles. -Spartanburg
[ Journal. ? <?
Better "Peck" Than Finch.
A Newark man in answer to charges
of desertion brought against him by
his wife says that ne lett her because
he couldn't stand her pinching, floral:
Don't pinch your, husband.-Spartan
burg Journal. _ '
Hight to Do Right
The old assertion that "a man has a
right to do as he pleases is about play
ea out, because every sensible man
knows that no one. has that right.
The truth is, a man has the. right
only to do right - Orangeburg jj Times
The Most Pleasing.
Of course, as the President points
oat, we are not neutral just because we
want to keep ont of trouble. Still, it
must be confessed that the fact that it
keeps us out of trouble is one of the
pleasing features of our neutrality.
News and Courier.
Ashamed .of His Purchase.
The other day we saw a farmer lit-1
erally flying out of town with a baie of
western hay strapped to the rear of an
automobile. We do not blame the man
for exceeding the speed limit; if it had
been us we would have waited in a
back alley until after nightfall.--?-Dil
Due Him Two Gallons.
The gallon-a-month law has been
misconstrued. An old negro wrote
Governor Manning as follows: "I is a
old old nigger. I ain't received my
gallon for March yet. Just send me
my March and April gallon at the
same time.-Orangeburg Times and
t Smile Provokers t
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? ' ' , Af- ? ?
"There is no-such thing ar Inris?"
"There isn't, eh? Bid you ever
see anybody npset an inkstand when
it was empty ?"
His Wife-Dearie, do yoa think
hoop-skirts will overcome in again?
Her Husband-Not in this apart
er! He! he- ..
Jeweler (to his assistant)-Bring
thac tray of engagement rings here,
. ? j
Newlywed-My angel, I wish yon
Mrs. Newlywed-Now, .Jack,
have yon ever seen an angel that j
Little Willie's father as be laid
or the slipper said:
"Willie, this hurts me more, far |
more than it does you."
"Then keep it up, said little Wil
lie grinding his teeth. Keep: it up, ]
dad- I can stand it."
I am agent for the Carberry
Water-Seal Canner. Tbi? ?anner
has lour big points, of merit: .
It is simple, scientific, safe and
The Cai berry Canner has been
purchased in ten state agricultural
colleges for use at lectures and dem
It economizes time and labor. I
shall be glad to show them to those
persons in the county who need a
canner. Write to me at Clark's
H: ll, t?. C.
Annie Mae Mime.
Beautiful line of ladies' 'ready-to
wear dresses. They aie so reason
able that tbe prices will surprise
yon. Mnkashy Bargain House.
Full line of Spring Oxfords. The
best line we have ever carried. We
guarantee every pair. .
Mnkashy Bargain House.
Try one of our Palm Beach snits.
We sell them very reasonable. Just
tba thing for summer weather.
Mnkashy Bargain House.
We want the farmers to itnow
that we have just received a ear of
Cerealite for top and side dressing.
Send in your orders. v - F
W. W. Adams & Co.
? ri.. --^Atm-i-m*
Program County inter-Deoomi
nationai S. S. Convention,
Plum Branch, S. C.,
May 12 and 13.
Wednesday, May I2th
10:00 A. M.- Song service and devo
tional service, conducted by Rev. Geo.
10:30 A. M.-Address of welcome
Rev. B. H. Covington. Response by
W. B. Cogburn.
11:00 A. M. -Organization.
11:30 A. M.-Review of the Inter
Denominational Sunday school work in
Edgefield county of the preceding
year-L. G. Watson.
12:00 M. - What are we here for? Dr.
A. T. King, Rev. J. R. Walker.
12:30 P. M. -What is the mission of
the Sunday school in. this land of Bi
bles? B. E. Nicholson, Rev. M. L.
1:00 P. M.-Adjourn for dinner.
2:30 P. M.-Song service.
2:45 P. M.-Sunday school manage
(a) How to have good music? Mrs.
W. S. Middleton.
(b) How be?t to teach temperance?
T. G. Talbert
(c) Opening and closing, what and
how long? J. M. Bussey.
(d) How may we increase missionary
interest in Sunday school? Rev. E. C. ,
(e) Punctuality, order and discipline,
how secured and maintained? S. J.
(f) Is a Sunday school library desira
ble, and how may interest in it be main
tained? J. D. Hughey.
Should superintendent summarize les
son at close? A. A. Derrick.
8:30 P. M.-Address by Dr. E. Pen
Thursday, May 13th
9:30 A. M.-Song service and devo
tional exercises, by Rev. J. T. Little
10:00 A. M.-Reports and suggestions
from the delegates.
11:00 A. M.-The Sunday school
(a) Selection, training and qualifica
tions- W. B. Cogburn, J. D. Eidson.
(b) How should the lesson be taught?
S. T. Adams, Rev. Geo. M. Sexton.
(c) What is the teacher's duty to the
class, and of the class to the teacher?
Rev. B. H". Covington, Rev. P. B. Lan.
12:00 M.-What are the aims of Sun
day school work, and how can the re
sults be ascertained? Open discussion,
led by Rev. J. H. Thacker.
1:00 P. M.-Adjourn for dinner.
2:00 P. M.-Reports and resolutions.
-1 ? . .
Edge?eld Graded and High School,
Seventh Month. (
1st Grade, Albert Rainsford, Mar
Advanced let, Louise Quarles,
Julia Strom, Kathryne Stewart, Ma
ry Lillie #yrd, Elizabeth Bailey,
Hansford Miras, Burts McManus.
2nd Grade,, Felicia Minis, Mae
Rives, Robert Tompkins, Al
len George Thurmond, Lucy
Sheppard, Rjyal Shannonhouse,
Willie Parks, William Hughes.
3rd Grade, Thomas Bailey, Isa
belle Byrd, John Wells, J. C.
Hughes, Allen Edwards, Elizabeth
Lott, Wallace Sheppard.
4th Grade, George Tompkins,
William Strom, Sam Paul, Helen
Nicholson, Gorrie Cbeatham, Mob
ley Sheppard, Gertrude Thurmond,
James Raymond Folk, Eleanor
Mirna, Mitchell Wells, Franois Car
?th Grade, Lois Mims, Wm.
Folk, Dixon Timmerraan, Mary
Nicholson, Flora Belle Griffith.
6th Grade, Edith Ouzts, Norma
Shannonhouse, Sara Lyon, Strom
Thurmond, J. W. Hughes, Ellen
Quarles, Rhea Edmunds.
7th Grade, Arthur Britt, Edwin
Folk, James Porter, James Sharp
8th Grade, Margaret May, Willie
Peak j Neta Ouzts.
9th Grade, Jenice Morgan, Onida
Pattison, Mary Lewis, Emmie Broad
10th-Grade, Lula Ouzts, Blondelle
Hart, Alma DeLoach, Ida Folk.
11th Grade. Walter Mays, Eve
yn Broadwater, Willie May Hart
We are receiving goods 2 most
every day. We are carrying the lar
gest stock in this section. Prices
out nearly in half. Don't buy your
hat .until you see ours. . .
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I Classified Column. J
FOR SALE-Lookout Mountain
Irish potatoes for seed at $1.90 per
bushel. 8 bushels grown on one
quarter of an acre. R. A. Wash,
Parksville, S. C.
FOR SALE: My large ferns, also
some pretty young ferns the
proper age for transplanting. Mrs.
No Use to Try and Wear Out
Yur Cold it Will Wear You
Thousand" Keep on suffering
Conchs and Colds through neirlect
and delay. Why make' yourself an
easy prey to serious ailments and
epidemics as a result of a neglected
Cold? Couchs and Colds sap your
strength and vitality unless checked
in the early stages. Dr. King's
New Discovery is what vou need
the first dose helps. Your bead
clears up, you breathe freely and
you feel so much better. . Buy a
bottle to-day and start taking at
Just received a shipment of Men's
and boy' suits. Can save you money
on every suit you buv of us. We
ask yon to; call before you make
Mukasby Bargain House.
lf?MtMM' 'I' "j" 'I"
Was it Made for You or Yours?
The Wise Housewife
Knows Where to Buy the Best Bands
of Essences, Flavorings, Extracts, arid
Fruit Colorings, Etc. You Can Depend
on Their Purity if Purchased Here
COLLETT & MITCHELL
We are prepared to supply the
needs of the boys and men.
All are stylish and at reasonable
DORN ?fe M IM S
Edgef?eld, South Carolina
r- FREE -
Homes on cl How to
Paint Them." ? Ask
tot wac or write co
"VOU carry insurance for pro?
. tection against loss by fire.
You should protect your property
against destruction from the dements also.,.
Prevent decay of your farm buildings and
increase their value by using Pee Gee
Semi-Paste Roof and Barn Paint. It's the
best value for your money and .
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Simply add on? gallon of part Linseed
Oil to one gallon of tilt Semi-Pasts.
Thus you obtain the most durable,
end highest quality paint on the market
at lowest cost.
Ask for Color Cord.
A Pee Gee Finish
For Every IPurpotie \*
STEWART & KERNAGHAN
EDGEFIELD. S. C.
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