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latabltahrb 1835.
J.h. MIMS_.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Aivortiser Building at $1.50 per year
"%z advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer'3
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
advertising rates.
Wednesday, March 22
The continued cold has chilled the
ardor of the cotton "bears."
It's a pity that Oyster Bay is so far
-.removed from the Mexican border.
Tb? governor of Alabama has signed
the bill recently passed prohibiting
newspapers from publishing whiskey
This thing of opening a campaign
early is mighty bad. Some embry
onic candidates have caught cold
**keepin' their ears to the ground."
There is but rone ! thing worse than
an old-fashioned curtain lecture and
that is the French curtain of shot and ?
shell that has held the Germans back
at Verdun.
m ? m
With all of the dispensary stocks
closed out, there is probably?less whis
key in South Carolina to-day than at
any previous time in one hundred years
or more.
Now that umbrella skirts-not para-1
sol, but full grown umbrella-are in
fashion again, there can be no further
complaint that skirts do not consume
enough cloth. We are inclined to the
opinion that those who pay the bills
hereaf 1er will think they consume too
Our soldier boys can shoot straight
and strong at long range. It is said
that Villa's chief who was killed at Co
lumbus was shot at a distnnce of 1,200
yards and "that much of the shooting;
by American soldiers was at 600 and
SOO yards. It is very doubtful if Villa's
weapons are as powerful or his men so .
skilled with the rifle.
Has The Tile Turned?
Can it be possible that the tide of
battle has turned? Sixty days ago the
Germans appeared to be able to cope I
successfully with any world power or j
any combination of powers, but to-1
day doed it not appear that her
forces have been spent? At one time
the Teutons held the Allies at bay on
the west, pressed the Russians to the
far east with tremendous fury and at
the same time aided the Austrians 1
against Italy in the south. At this j
time they are unable to drive back the
Allies in the west and are offering prac
tically no assistance to the Turks who
are falling easy victims of the Rus
sians. A Turkish defeat means, at
least to that extent, a Teuton defeat.
At present their interests are one and
While the end of the great conflict is
not in sight, the outlook does appear
more favorable for the Allies, and not
until it does end favorably to them will
the war end at all. Germany may
never be crushed, as many thought at
one time would be the case, and yet
when the end comes, in our opinion, it
will be regarded as a German defeat.
South Yet Enslaved.
While we scarcely realize it unless
something out of the usual order oc
curs to arrest our attention, like the
withdrawal of the large fire insurance
companies from the State, yet the
South to a very large degree now pays
tribute to the North. Statistics show
that this section is increasing enor
mously in wealth every year, and yet
we are totally dependent on the North
in practically numberless ways.
As has been recently shown that most
of the* large fire insurance companies
have their home offices in the North and
it seems that much of our property will
go unprotected unless we can reconcile
these companies. The same is true of
life insurance companies, but not to so
great an extent.
When a large sum of money is to be
raised, mounting up into the millions,
or a large bond issues is to be floated
at once northern aid must be sought.
WM'S the raw cotton is grown in
the South and a considerable portion
of American spindles are located in
this section, yet practically all of the
manufactured products must be ship
ped North to be marketed. The un
bleached product goes North at a com
parately low valuation and comes back
to us bleached and at a considerably
advanced price.
Practically all of the ready-to-wear
garments, which compose a large por
ral of the modern wardrobe, come to
us from the North. Most of the lead
ing mail-order houses that take millions
; annually out of the South are in the
northern cities.
Almost without a single exception
. all of the higher universities of learning
! for men and women are in the North.
. The gigantic railroad systems, it
matters not where located or operated,
are controlled from northern "sky
j scrapers." All of the leading steam
I ship companies, both of American and
foreign ownership, are controlled in
j one or two northern cities.
I While we, the people of the South,
so richly endowed and environed by
, nature should be the freeest and most
independent people on earth, yet we
are still enslaved and do not realize it.
Encouraging Figures.
Several years ago when prohibition
ists were doing their utmost to create
an anti-whiskey sentiment, some |
liquor men would point with evident j
satisfaction to the fact that in spite of j
the campaign against whiskey drink
ing the consumption was on the in
crease. That may have been true
then, but this campaign of education j
has been productive of visible results,
curtailing consumption. According to
the government statistics, the con
sumption of whiskey in 1913 amounted
to the enormous quantity of 143,220,
056 gallons, while in 1915 the figures
were 125,155,178 gallons. During last
year 108 distilleries and 41 breweries
went out of business. Notwithstand
ing that the population is on the in
crease, there is now a very decided de
crease in the consumption of intoxica
ting liquors.
Convention of Teachers a Success.
The great success of the convention
of teachers in Columbia last week
should be encouraging to State Super
intendent of Education Swearingen,
the county superintendents and other
leaders in education? throughout the
State. The large, representative at
tendance, about 1,500 teachers being
enrolled, reflects the active interest in
the advancement of education in South
Carolina. The meetings heretofore
have been attended by only a few hun
dred persons, indicating that even the
teachers themselves were not inter
ested in their work as they should be.
Edgefield county was represented
last week by 45 teachers wnich is an
exceedingly creditable showing, and
The Advertiser extends congratula
tions to Superintendent Fuller.
Every community that was repre
sented in the convention of teachers
will feel the quickening effect of that
great gathering. The teachers car
ried to their respective schools some
of the enthusiasm of the convention, to
say nothing of the new ideas gath
ered from mingling with their co
workers, and it will spread throughout
the entire community.
Death of Mr. Whitfield Brooks
Early Tuesday nitrht Mr. W.
Brooks Dunovant passed away after
! being ill about a week. While his
last illness extended over only a few
days, yet he has been in failiny
health for a year or more. He was
in his 65th year and spent practical
ly all of his life in Edgefield-in
fact, in the house in which life be
came extinct. Mr. Dunovant was
descended from the best South
Carolina stock. The best blood of
the state coursed the veins of his
forbears. His was indeed an envia
ble heritage. Mr. Dunovant was the
eldest son of the late Gen. R. G.
M. Dunovant and his mother was
a sister of Col. Preston Brooks aud
of Capt. J. Hampden Brooks.
Mr. Dunovant. was reserved and
shrinking in manner and for th it
reason never mingled freely with
his fellows or took a conspicuous
part in the activities of toe commu
nity life, and yet everybody was his
friend and everybody had a kind
word for him. He, likp every other
mortal, had his shortcomings, but
it must be borne in mind that he
possessed highly commendable
qualities as well. Owing to his re
serve, those who were most inti
mately associated with him appre
ciated him most and valued him
highest. As a friend, not one can be
found who is more true or more
loyal. He was always open, truth
ful, candid, honest, and looked up
on sham and hypocrisy with the
utmost contempt.
Mr. Dunovant was a member of
the Knights of Pythias and of the
Masonic fraternity. Thefuner.il will
be conducted at four o'clock this
afternoon, the Rev. E C. Bailey,
pastor of the Presbyterian church,
officiating. He is survived by two
brothers, Messrs. W. L. and R. L.
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
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees.
Bank of Parksvilie
Established 1908
Capital $18,000.00
Resources $35,000.00
Pays Five Per Cent, on
Time Deposits
A Savings Account is a life
insurance policy for your
family. Poverty is death's
running mate. You can
bank by mail.
We Make Liberal Loans
on Good Security.
Located at Edgefield, S. C., at the
close of business March 7, 1916.
Loans and Discounts $339,635.02
Overdrafts 3,788.65
Furniture and Fixtures 1,500.00
Banking House 7,500.00
Other Real Estate Owned 1,152.63
Due from Banks and Bank
ers 16,733.56
Currency 913.00
Gold 1,077.50
Silver and Other Minor Coin 1,701.59
Checks and Cash Items 1.678.80
Total $375.680.75
Capital Stock Paid in $58,000.00
Surplus Fund 58,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes > ?
Paid 16,128.13
Due to Banks and Bankers, 2,457.62 j
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check 108,256.67
Time Certificates of Depos
its 132,838.33 1
Total $375,680.75 ?
State of South Carolina, /
County of Edgefield. f bS*
Before me came W. H. Harling, Cgah
ier of the above named bank, whoop
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
W. H. Harling.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 20th day of March, i916.
E. D. Folk,
Notary Public.
Correct Attest:
A. E. Padgett,
E. H. Folk,
J. Wm. Thurmond,
Located at Edgefield, S. C., at the
close of business March 7,1916.
Loans and Discounts...$293,879.17
Over Drafts. 2,152.53
Furniture and Fixtures_ 1,000.00
Banking House. 5,000.00
Due from other Banks. 15,641.78
Currency._. 3,773.00
Gola. 580.00
Silver and Other Minor Coin 1,868.14
Exchanges for the Clearing
House. 1,258.80
Capital Stock._.$ 57,400.00
Surplus Fund._ 27,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes,
Paid. 8,860.53
Due to Banks and Bankers. _ 3,151.23
Individual Depos
its Subject to
Check.$ 82,110.21
Time Certificates
of Deposits....$14S,631.45
Before me came E. J. MIMS, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, aa shown by the
books of said bank.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 17th day of March, 1916.
W. B. Cogburn,
Clerk of Court C. P. and G. S.
Correct Attest:
J. C. Sheppard,
A. S. Tompkins,
J. H. Allen,
We have all the new weaves and
paterns in wash fabrics, just what
you have been wanting for some
time. Come in and let us show you
the pretty Spring merchandise.
J. W. Peak.
The Spring of 1
supply the ladie
Most ?
In order to enal
and Trimmings
Millinery Openi
and we invite al
como to the opei
care to. All we
have provided f<
We are a!
est Sprini
we have <
full of ne^
D. A. R. Meeting.
Mrs. B. E. Nicholson was hostess
on Tuesday afternoon for the regu
lar D. A. R. Meeting. S< veral mat
ters nf business were attended to,
among them the sending of $1 00
for the James William monument
at Gaffney on request of the regent,
Mrs. Pratt Pierson. Another offer
wis a medal worth 85.00 to the
high school boy or giri writing the
best essay on a historical subject to
be chosen later.
In the beginning of the meeting,
Mrs. Anna Gould Jeffries of Augus
ta who had come over with Mrs.
Woodson in her car, was introduc
ed to the chapter. Mrs. Jeffries has
b?en registrar of one of the Augus
ta chapters for many years, and has
been the instrum -ntality of having
"Meadow Garden" established in
Augusta, through the national D.
I A. R. She is a descendant of Thom
as Glasseock who is buried in our
village cemetery.
Mrs. N. G. Evans presided over
the business session and also the
historical program in the absence
of the historian, Mrs. Tillman.
The meeting was fully attended,
and the historical program was
opened by a paper on "Early South
Carolina history" by Mrs. W. C.
Tompkins. "Carolina Hills" was
sung by Mrs, R. G. Sbannonhouse,
Mrs. J. R. Tompkins accompanying
on the piano.
Miss Florence Minis read Tim
rod's Carolina," and a very inter
esting sketch of the early Strother
family in Virginia and the old
woild was read by Mrs. J. L. Mims,
asan introduction to a paper by
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth on the
Strothers of Edgerield county. This
was of great interest to all present,
and brought in many kindred fatni
Miss Hortensia Woodson recited
a beautiful toast to South Carolina,
composed by her mother.
At the close of this delightful
historical program the chapter was
refreshed with a dainty salad course
with coffee.
The secretary, Mrs Peak, called
the roll and each member respond
ed to the roll with the name of her
ancestor for the benefit of the visi
tor, Mrs. Jeffries.
The next meeting will will take
place with Mrs. D. B. Hollings
F. A. M.
91? is upon us, and w<
is of Edgefield and vic
Stylish Millinery
ought to Edgefie
)h them to see the Ne'
; we will hold our
ay, March ?
ll of the ladies from fa
1?112:. Yon need not bu
! wish is for you to sec
>r your Spring needs.
Iso' showing t\
% stock of Di
ever shown. 3
of our store
77 things.
Death of Mr. Lawrence Miller.
Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock
the long life of Mr. Lawrence Mil
ler carne to a peaceful close. He
made his home willi his son, Mr.
T. E. Miller. He was in his 8tith
year at the time of his death, and
prior to a year or two ago he was
remarkably strong and active. Not
ono was more interested in every
phase of the community life than
Mr. Miller was a Confederate
veteran, having now joined his com
rades on the other shore where thev
will enjoy a perpetual re-union. He
has been as loyal to duty since the
sixties as he was in that trying pe
riod. As a citizen, neighbor and
friend Mr. Miller has never been a
disappointment. He always shared
every responsibility and every duly
willingly and gladly. Mr. Miller
was for the major portion of his
long and useful life a member of
Republican church, and it was in
this church that.the funeral was
conducted Tuesday afternoon. A
large number of relatives and
friends gathered to pay a last trib
ute of love.
He leav*s one daughter, Mrs.
Lucy Talbert, and four sons, Mes
srs. T. E., J. L , L. G. and W. W.
Any Hour of th
Only the Purest
Your Patron?
Complete Stock ol
3 are ready to
inity with the
w Hats, Shapes
annual Spring
^r and near to
y if you do not
) how well we
tie pretti
fy Goods
Every de
is chock
The Mistake is Made by Many
Edgefield Citizens.
Look for the cause of backache.
To bc cured you must know the
If it's weak kidneys you must set
the kidneys working right.
An Edgefield resident tells you
John D Smith, overseer at cotton
mill, Edgefield, says: "The kidney
secretions were too frequent in pas
sage and. very scanty. They were
highly colored and I had to get up
several times during the night to
pass them. 1 also had headaches and
dizzy spells. Friends recommended
Dean's kidney pills and as I had al
so seen them advertised, I decided
to try them. One box cured me of
all symptoms of kidney trouble."
Price 500, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Dean's kidney pills-the same
that Mr. Smith had. Foster-Mil burn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
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.
. Compounded
e Day or Night
Drugs are Used
ige Solicited
f Fancy Groceries

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