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J. L. MI MS,."i.Editor Published every Wednesday in The Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year 1 j advance. Entered as second class matter at ?fae postoffice at Edgefield, S. C. *N? communications will be published dmiess accompanied by the writer's name. Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu tions and Political Notices published at Advertising rates. ?__. Do not; for one repulse, forego the purpose that you resolved to effect. -SHAKESPEARE. ^ *? Wednesday, Feb. 23 Tba Advertiser has entered its 81st | year. The'Father of Waters is on his annual rampage. Three more days of pay-up week left in which to pay off old accounts. The Russian soldiers are like small pox. in*that they inflict their greatest | injury in winter. At least credit the legislature with reducing the cost of living from four | Ito two quarts per month. . The headlines say "English navy grows greater, " but we question it By its fruits it should be judged. However fine the mills of the gods grind, the mills of a heavy tax levy can go them one better. ''Governor signs act with teeth," says a headline. That's an entirely new way of affixing an officia] signa ture. That was a constructive legislature a!! right. Among its products were a new county and a new judicial cir cuit South Carolina bas gotten to be some- State, the appropriation bill carrying this year about $2,477, 53L29. -<.- . m t The time has been reached when it is a physical impossibility for old Mother Edgefield to give birth to another new . county. _ Are you using every precaution pos sible to prevent fires on your premises? A month of great danger from fire lies just before us. Never give up; if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That's what the advocates of McCormick county did and were finally rewarded. 1 k Thia week has been set apart as Na tional Pay-up Week. Are you observ it as such? We know of some who are not _ Instead of paying the cash for the Danish West Indies, we would sug gest that "Uncle Sam" offer Den mark the Philippines for this group of isles. _ Wonders, or rather, surprises, never cease. Some of the great metropolitan dailies are closing their columns to whiskey advertisements. With all of your desire to leave us, residents of McCormick county, wo Jove you still. However, you've only done just what we would have done had we been situated as you were. The courts of Georgia hold that a person who runs an automobile at a reckless speed and injures another in a collision can be indicted for assault and battery. Human life should be valued as highly in South Carolina. We have been taught to believe that nothing good can come out of Utah, yet Senator Smoot says the potash de posits near the Great Salt lake are adequate for the needs of the agricul tural interests of the United States. Henry Ford is a long-headed fellow. He knows how ' to silence the press. Since the announcement was made to the effect that Mr. Ford contemplates purchasing space in the newspapers to create public sentiment for peace we bave not seen another line deprecating his peace policies. It is conceded that the operation of State-wide prohibition will reduce crime in South Carolina, and yet the legislature enlarged and made more expensive the court machinery of the State by creating an additional cir cuit Another judge, another solici tor, another court stenographer et cetera. Well Done! People who have kept themselves in formed concerning the work of the members of the general assembly can not do otherwise than commend them for what they accomplished during the session just closed. There have been times when we felt that the taxpayers of South Carolina did not get value received for the money which the ses sions of the legislature would cost, but we have no hesitancy in saying we be lieve the people have received large returns from the money charged to the account of lawmaking for 1916. In what was done, Edgefield's repre sentatives had no mean part. They have given their county and State 40 days of hard labor, and we feel as sured that they will have no hesitancy in giving the people an account of their stewardship at the proper time. To our own delegation and to mem bers from the other counties, The Advertiser utters a hearty "Well done." Preparing For Other Conquests. Thatlthe decreasing birth rate in Ger many causes such serious concern leads one to believe that even now, encouraged by the repeated nvictories of his armies, the Kaiser has other conquests in view for the future. With a very low birth rate as at present, scarcely exceeding the death rate, it will require several generations to rear recruits for another army. Another hindr?nti?" to the increase in popula tion is the1 high mortality rate among infants. It is said that scientists will study the cause of this high mortality rate and endeavor to|correctit, which is a step in the direction of preparedness for the future. ' ' In this country we are taught that children must be properly reared in order that they may make good citi zens, while in- Germany they are train ed for the purpose of making good sol diers. , A victor^ for the Teutons will perpetuate this military machine and a victory for the Allies will put an end to it forever. Twenty-Five Tears of Service. The State celebrated its 25th birth day last Friday by issuing a special and highly creditable edition. This issue contained scores of special articles from every county in the State re flecting the progress that has been made in South Carolina during the past 25 years. There has been no agency or factor in South Carolina that has had a larger part in bringing about this growth and development than The State itself. In season and out of season, all down through the years, it has waged a bat tle for things that were highest and noblest and best, never lowering its standard or compromising in any.de gree with wrong. Columbia would not be the city it is to-day and South Carolina would not be the State it is, had not The State come into existence 25 years ago. It has been a tower of strength, a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. May The State and its fearless and faithful makers labor yet many, many years to come. County Fair For 1916. A dozen or more citizens have asked the editor of The Advertiser whether or not a county fair will be held this year. There seems to be considerable Interest manifested in the dormant enterprise, every one who has men tioned the matter expressing the de sire that a fair be held. ' We believe that a county fair should be held. Not to hold a fair and sacri fice the property would be a backward 3tep, one that we do not believe a majority of our people will take, if the matter be given serious consideration. Practically everybody is of the opinion that this country, particularly the South, is on the eve of unprecedented prosperity. If this be true, we should take a step forward, rather than back- 1 ward, and be prepared to seize the op- 1 portunity for greater achievements along every line when it is presented. ; All agricultural products are command ing good prices now, and after the war in Europe has been brought to a close, which must come some not very dis tant day, prices will advance by leaps I and bounds. Then should we not con tinue to stimulate agriculture in all of ! its phases, instead of resting upon our oars, or, what is worse, going back ward? Furthermore, the colorad people of 1 Edgefield are planning to hold a fair just as the colored people of Lexington ' and other oounties have done for sev eral years. We should be an example of enterprise and progress to them, rather than have them lead us. Far mers of Edgefield county, give this serious thought. Is it not your duty to fall in line, put your shoulder to the wheel and resolve, along with others, to help make the Edgefield county fair of 1916 the very best fair held in the State. We suggest that a meeting be held and all farmers in the county be in vited to attend. We shall probably announce next week a date for this meeting. We know that secretly you say a county fair should be held. Then talk with your neighbors about it and arouse an interest on their part. Prosperity Day at Parksville. Sometimes 3 place is so chook full of prosperity that it must cele brate or bust. Apparently Parks ville has come to that state and con dition and rather than do the other thing it is going to celebrate on February 29 that extra day of the year that is not needed there for everyday business. Parksville is going to turn out in force and show what it means by prosperity past,' present and to come. She is going to have a errand in dustrial parade in which, all the business of the town is represented and tbe farmers from all aronrid' also. The suffragettes pf Parksville1 declar? that they will not be out done so they will put in rt floatf which they declare will t?ke 't?/?' prize money for the finest thine op* wheels. A prize will be give? ?&V the biggest wagon load of visitor*. There will be speeches on the b? ginnings of" Parksville, on its past year's growth and a prophecy' di its future. It is hoped to have alBo some visiting speakers possibly Ja dairy expert from Clemson. A grand barbecue dinner will be serv ed at Bu8eey park, if the weather is fine. In the afternoon there are to be publio sales of live stock and ma chinery. A carload of mules is ex pected fresh from Kentucky and every spare pig for miles, around is to be on hand for sale. The mer chants of the village are to put on a special sale in a simple line and there will be competition only in the effort to give visitors a good time. It look* as though February 29 was the day for everybody to go to Parksville. Parksville, S. C. F. ' We have a large assortment of furniture of all kinds and grades. Come see our stock before buying. We buy from the leading factories in car lots, consequently can make lo W; prices. l\ ' x , B. B. Jones. Doings of the Red Hill People. The farmers are at work this morning in real earnest. You can hear the merry whistle of the plough boy. : The birds are singing ae if it were the first of April. The grain fields are covered with perfect green. The grass and flowers are growing. Yes, we have perfect spring in Feb ruary. Surely we are living in the "Sunny South". Mr. Cary Quarleu and Miss Leo nora Walker were married last Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock *Jt the home of the bride in the An tioch community. Mr. Quarles is one of bur deserving young farmers, ;jnd has the confidence and respect of all who know him. Miss Walker is the daughter of Mr. and Mr*. J. F. Walker. She is possessed with many beautiful traits of character, and.very popular with ber large cir cle of friends. The ceremony was performed by their pastor. Rev. J, T. Littlejohu. After the ceremony the guests were all invited into the dining room, where a splendid din ner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Ca*\v Quarles are at home to their friends in the Antioch community. ' Miss Carrie Talbert is visitiug at Rose Cottage this week. The "little boys" from the "B. M. I." spent Saturday and Sunday at Rose Cottage. The fatted pig wan killed, and we were all happy be ca ase they were here. Miss Pearl Quarles visited home folks Saturday and Sunday. Miss Lydia Holmes, who is teach ing at Modoc, came home Saturday to see ''Mama and Uncle Ollie." She returned to her work yesterday. Mr. West Long, who lived at Re hoboth, died Saturday. He waa buried at Rehoboth Sunday after noon. Rev. J. T. Littlejohn preach ed his funeral. There was a large congregation present. Mr. Long was sixty-two year old. He ie-ives a wife and several children, and a host a friends to mourn his death. We extend prayers and sympathy to the loved ones. Prof. Truluck has the girls play ing basket ball during play time. We hope to see the boys with a ball ?nd bat real soon. Miss Alpha Hamnaoud spent Sat urday at her home. Mr. M. D. Lyon, Jr., was again seen on our streets Sunday. His frequent visits to our town have caused some of our young people to "sit up and take notice." Mr. Earnest H. Quarles made a business trip to Augusta last week. While in Augusta he purcnased the paint for Red Hill church. Also for tte Woodman hall. The Woodmen will hold their meeting next Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. We hope to see a full meeling. There are three men to be "put through." Rose Cotlag?. Cold Spring, S. C. Don't throw that old chair away when you can easily make it look new- Paint and varnish it with one application of Lucas Paints. W. E. Lynch & Co. Must Serve on Chaingang For Selling Liquor. The bill which was passed at the recent session of the legislature pro viding for a chaingang sentence foi selling whiskey, without the alter native of a fine, is known as the Liles Bill. It has been ? signed by the governor and is now in force. The following is the text of the bill: , S ''Section 1. That section 811, volume 2, criminal code. 1912, be, and the same is hereby, stricken out, and the following inserted in lieg vhereof to be known and des ii'Dated as section 611: \ . .^ec. 81L Any person who vio flatgajaDv of the provisions of any I lar?. of ! thia State prohibitory rela ting,^ or regulating the sale of in toxicating liquors *ball be guilty of nji/d^meanor, and, upon convie: Hon thereof, shall be imprisoned at bard, labor for * not. less than, six months, nor mor? than two ye?rs; and for any subsequent offense, .opon conviction, shall be imprison ed for a term of not less than a year, nor more than fjye years: Pro vided, That auy^circ^uit judge may, in his discr?tion,'. suspend all of such imprisonment except 30 days for the first offense and 60 days for I subsequent offenses upon such terms I and conditions as he may see fit to impose, but in each and every case any parson eoqviotedof the viola tion of any of said sections shall be required to serve at least 30 days ?for the first offense and 60 days'fof any subsequent offense of the sen tence imposed upon him: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to cases now pend ing or to offenses committed prior to the passage of this act. "Sec. 2. That this act shall take effect immediately upon its approval by the governor, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this adt be, and the same are hereby, re pealed." There is no excuse to put np with shabby floors when one application of Luca* Floor Stain will restore their beauty. Stains and varnishes with one application. W. E. Lynch & Co. "Was that operation you per formed successful doctor?" "I oan'l tell yet. The patients widow Won't pay my fee, and my lawyer advises Buing the estate."-Balti more American. We have a few more watches and some1- desirable pieces of jewelry I that we are selling at cost. This is ||he opportunity of a life .time .to those, in need of these goods. 7?7. B. B. Jones. j Buildings For Sale. I am authorized to offer for sale the two wooden buildings on the school grounds that were formerly used for the graded school. Persons contemplating building should see me. J. C. Sheppard, Chairman of Board of Trustees I FOR SALE-My Horn's Creek farm containing 2UU acres. For par ticulars and terms apply to me at Edgefield. N. L. Brunson. Candidates' Column FOR SUPERVISOR. To the Citizens of Edgefield County: I respectfully announce myself as a candidate for Supervisor of your coun ty, and if elected will try to serve the people as near right as I conceive, pledging myself to abide by the results of the election, and support the nominees of the democratic party. VV. G. WELLS. I hereby announce that I am a can didate for the office of Supervisor of Edgefield county and solicit the sup port of the people, pledging myself, if elected, to serve the people to the best of my ability and to abide the results of the Democratic primary election. J. W. HUDSON. Morgana, S. C. I respectfully announce to the voters of Edgefield county that I am a candi date for the office of supervisor and pledge myself to abide the result of the Democratic primary election. R. J. MOULTRIE. I hereby announce that I am a can didate for the supervisor of Edgefield county and solicit the support of the people, pledging myself to abide by the result of the primary election. J. 0. SCOTT. The approach of spring suggests that now is the time to brighten up the home by putting new matting on the floors. We have beautiful patterns at reasonable price. B. B. Jones. Have you seen our beautiful chests made of Red Cedar. Just what yon have been needing for some time. B. B. Jones. Absolut* Mo Alum-fl EDGEFIELD'S PROGRESS. Progress Made in Twenty-Five Years. Area Greatly Re duced. People Buoyanty Hopeful For Future. On Friday, February 18, The State published a splendid' edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding. A valuable feature of the edition were the articles from all parts of the State reflecting the progress that has been made along all-lines by all of the coun ties. The editor of The Adverti ser, The State's Edeet?eld corres ponden t, sent the following con cerning the progress made in this county during the past 25 years: Edgefield county has undergone some very marked ch an yen since The State caine into Defti* 25 years ago. Then Edgefield ranked arnon? the largest counties in the State, while now it properly belongs among toe,', smallest. In the early '90s the entire area of Saluda coun ty was taken from Edgefield and a few years later the old mother coun ty contributed a considerable'p'oV tion toward the for.nation of Green wood and during the past few weeks the proposed county of Mc Cormick has reduced Edgefield to the minimum area under the con stitution, 500 square miles. How ever, this periodic dismemberment has never checked the true Edge field spirit. Proud of the heritage and achievements of the past, the people look hopefully and conti dently to the future. ?de of the most notable changes in Edgefield during the past two decades and moie has been the im provement in the respect for law aud the obedience to the laws of the land. Unfortunately in the years gone by Edgefield had a blood-stained record, but now all laws are respected, and probably no other county in the State has fewer homicides. This suggests, too, that the moral tone of the citi zenship is higher. Another marked improvement hat? been in education and in the school system of the county. The school term* are longer, more efficient teachers; are employed and paid better salaries, school buildings have been improved and supplied with more modern equipments, and it has been the policy of the county superintendent for some time io consolidate small, weak schools into a strong neighborhood school. The improvement in the church buildings throughout the county reflect improved conditions religi ously. Country churches have ser vices more frequently and pastors are better paid. The old once-a month service is the exception now rather than the rule. While not very marked, yet there has been a steady improvement in the condition of the 1,500 miles of public roads of the county. The coming of the motor vehicle has stimulated road improvement, there being now 278 cars in the county, i Edgefield has never undertaken the building of modern, scientific roads through the issuing of bonds but willi the limited funds and crude means at hand the supervisor has made steady progress as the years have passed. The improved condition of the roads and the establishment of the rural mail service, there being now about 20 routes in the countv, have rendered rural life moie attractive. And in proportion as ru ni condi tions have improved real estate has enhanced in value. While agri cultural lands in this county are yet cheap, as compared with similar lands in other counties, there ha-? been an average increase in price of more than loo per cent, during the past 25 years. Edgefield is distinctly an agri cultural county and very marked progress has been made in farming, resulting in larger and more profit-! able harvests. The services of the' county demonstration agent, P- N. Lott, have been of great value in causing fanners to catch a new vi sion, having their eyes opened to the almost limitless possibilities of agriculture. There bas been a de cided improvement in farra land5 and farm equipments. More im proved implements are used than formerly. There are no large towns in Edgefield county, the county seat being the largest, with a population POWDER 3 ly Pura io Phosphate of about 1.900. All of the towna have steadily grown, however, in material development and in com mercial importance, Johnston hav ing made more rapid strides forward than any other town in the county. With all of them the growth has been wholesome and steady. The banking facilities of the county have greatly increased, there being seven in the county now, whereas only one had been estab lished 25 years ago. The development of the water power along the Savannah river on the southern border of the county within the past few years mean? much to the future development of the county. The Georgia-Carolina Power company can supply elec tricity for power and lights in practically unlimited quantity and this enterprise wili ultimately lead to the establishment of others. Two towns in the county. Edgefield and Johnston, are lighted by elec tricity instead of the old, smoking kerosene lamps of 25 years ago, but they are supplied! by local plants. One cotton mill has been built in Edgefield during this period but it ia operated by steam power. It is the prevailing belief that ultimately the development of the water power along the Savannah river will furnish power for these and other enterprises. Edgefield is not a wealthy conn? ty, but bank deposits are steadily increasing, indicating that the peo ple and the busine.-s interests in the county are in a prosperous con dition. Upon the whole Edgefield county has no word of complaint for the lot that ha* fallen to it in the 25 years, realizing that its peo ple have largely been the architects of their own fortune. Edgefield Druggist Pleases Customers. J jin & Holstein reports custo mers greatly pleased with the QUICK action of simple buckhorn bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed ? in Adler-i-ka. This simple remedy drain? the old foul matter from the bowelssoTHOROUGHLYthatONE SPOONFUL relieves almost ANY CASE of constipation, sour or gas sy stomach. It is HO powerful that it is used successfully in appen dicitis. Adler-i-ka never- gripes and the INSTANT action is sur prising. 3 TO CURE CHILDREN'S COLDS Keep child dry, clothe comforta bly, avoid exposure and give Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. It ts pleas ant, soothing, antiseptic, raises phlegm and reduces inflammation. Tho first dose gives relief, continu ed treatment with proper care will avoid serious iilness or a long cold. Don't delay treatment. Don't let your child suffer. Get a bottle to day. Insist on Dr. Bell's Pine Tar-Honey. 25c. at Druggists. 2 The Wonderfuld Medicinal Value of Lemon Juice is used to its fullest extent when com pounded by the The fViozley Lemon Elixir Co. with other liver tonics, laxatives, aro matics, stimulants and blood purifiers, tne whole making that ideal LIVER MEDICINE. Mozley's Lemon Elixir More than 43 years attest that there are none "JUST AS GOOD" in permanently relieving Chronic Con stipation, Indigestion, Biliousness, Diz ziness, Sour Stomach, Bad Breath, Pains in Back or Sides, Loss of Appe tite, or anything caused by a disordered or torpid liver. It builds you up at the same time it cleanses the Liver and Bowels. "ONE DOSE CONVINCES" For Sale and Recommended by Penn Sc Holstein, Edgefield, S. C. NOTICE! To ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The public is hereby notified not to employ the following parties who ate under contract with me for the year 1916: Virgil Talbert, John Talbert, Alls Talbert, and the family of Virgil Talbert, Jim Hill, Nanie Hill, Joe Thomas Hill and Lucile Hill. . CHARLES SPARKS. Parksville, S. C., R. F. D. 1.