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Wednesday, July 5
They've already begun guessing at
the number of bales of the 1916 crop.
Eggs are selling for forty cents each
in Mexico, and then they are not
Blessed is the man who has roast'n
ears on his bill of fare these July
The Rosevelt-Taft-Hu??hfs combina
tion will not be strong enough to dt
defeat Woodrow Wilson.
The movements of th- soldiers over
shadow the movements of the candi
didates. The State campaign meetings
are the tamest in years.
The Advertiser office was adornen
with a flood of early cotton blooms, but
we haven't yet heard of any ripe
The farmer who has planted largely
of corn, peas and potatoes is not much
concerned about what the price of cot
ton will be next fall.
As Anderson has sent about 500
men to the front, the Spartanburg
Journal will probably say these men
would rather live in Mexico than in
No more June weddings until 1917.
.But June is not the only month. Cupi.i
is stirring things up mightily in Edge
field, making dates for this and next j
"German resources are close to end,''
says a headline. But we are of the
opinion that German scientists are too
resourceful for their resources to be
Carranza has already begun to feath
er his nest by seizing property of
American citizens in Mexico. But he
?will have to return it all and much
more besides before "Uncle Sam"
finishes with his drubbing.
Let's not get it in our heads that
Mexico can be whipped before break
fast. That 3S per cent, of the inhabi
tants of Mexico are Indians rather in
dicates that some real lighting must be
done before Carranza hoists the white
Governor Manning is right in not
neglecting the soldier boys for the
campaign meetings. His frequent visits
to Camp .Moore are appreciated by the
.fathers and mothers at home as well
as by the raw recruits in camp.
Brave Young Volunteer.
Mr. Robert Gonzales, the only son of
Capt. W. E. Gonzales, who has made a
.national reputation as a paragrapher
since he entered upon his brilliant
career on The State, has heeded the
call for men to go to the front. Al
though he might easily have secured
an officer's commission, he has not
sought an easy place, having entered
the service of his country as a private.
Mr. Gonzales comes of valiant and
brave stock and will, we feel confident,
uphold the record the name he bears
A Child's Handicap.
"Repeated investigation shows that a
large p^r cent, of children bear some
physical deformity as a result of strong
-drink indulged in by parents. An in
vestigation in Germany extending over
a period of years showed that 82 per
.cent, of children born of parents who
are total abstainers were normal, while
.all but 18 per cent, of those born from
regular hard-drinking parents were de
fective or degenerate. Scientists in
this country have declared that 65 per
..cent of defective children were made
.so by liquor consumed by their parents
No parent has a right to bring ?
.child into existence with an inherited
or inborn handicap. Every child has a
pre-natal right to a sound body and
mind. The vicissitudes of life bear
heavily enough upon a child without
having a perpetual handicap transmit
ted from an intemperate lather. The
elimination of intoxicating liquors as
a beverage will mean stronger bodies
end stronger minds for the generations
'that follow. Hasten the day when
children will no longer suffer from in
herited weaknesses resru'n? from in
.\itemperate fathers. I
Anderson's Good Record.
In responding to the call for men to
serve their country in the army, Ander
son county has made a splendid record.
The white population of the county
numbers about 45,000 and already
nearly 500 men have gone to the front
Edgefield county has a white popula
tion of about 8.000 and, were our peo
ple to respond in the same proportion as
Anderson, about 80 Edgefield men
would enlist for active service. Up to
this time not half of that number have
manifested a willingness to enlist un
der the Stars and Stripes. The Adver
tiser would like to see Edgefield send a
company to the front composed en
tirely of Edgefield men.
Will not Edgefield keep abreast of
Citadel Graduates Invaluable.
In every section of the State Citadel
graduates have come to the front and
are rendering invaluable service in get
ting South Carolina's quota of soldiers
in marching condition. Without these
men who have been trained in the
school of the soldier it would have
been almost impossible to have re
sponded to the President's call in a
At Camp .Moore will be found Col.
Blythe, Lieut Colonel McCully, Major
Brailsford, and Capt. Lainey of the
I machine gun corps, all of whom were
cadets at the Citadel with the editor of
The Advertiser. Think how little real
progress would have been made had it
nut been for .these trained leaders!
There are scores of others who will
prove to be ol' as great value before
tne conflict with Mexico is settled.
Just yesterday a dispatch from Rock
iliil stated that the "Catawba Guards"
nave been organized with three Citadel
graduates holding the positions of cap
tain und lieutenants, lt is true that
there are men over the State who have
never worn the Citadel uniform who
are rendering " splendid service, but
when a war cloud appears above the
erstwhile peaceful horizon Citadel
graduates are a tower of strength to
Torrens Land Systsm.
Probably many persons have over
looked the law enacted at the last ses
sion of the legislature which provides
for the Torrens system of registering
titles to real estate in South Carolina.
The law became operative on the first
of July. For several years the ques
tion of enacting such a law has been
agitated. The Farmers' Union has al
ways advocated the Torrens system
and Governor Manning twice recom . I
mended it in his annual messages.
The Torrens system isa great boon
to land owners, especially to those who
borrow money on theirreal estate. Un
der the^old system of registering titles
hid to be ''looked up." And if the
loan was obtained from a corporation
outside of the State the expense of
making an abstract of title was con
siderable. Under the Torrens system,
after the land is once properly regis
tered as provided by the spejial act,
the State guarantees the title. In
stead of incurring the expense of hav
ing the records in the Clerk's oiiice
examined, when a mortgage is to be
given, it will only be necessary to
secure a certiticate from the clerk.
As the application o? the law is
optional, it is a matter of conjecture
to what extent land owners will avail
themselves of the benefits of the law.
It is reasonably certain, however, that
when the advantages to be gained be
come generally known, there will be
constantly increasing numbers who
will have their real estate registered
under the Torrens system.
Edgefield Rifles to be Rt-or
Edenfield has never been fourni
wanting in the past when there was
a call to duty and it will not now
be found laer<ring in this crisis. The
Edgefield Rifles will be re-organized
and volunteer for service.
In response to a mass-meeting
called through the county papers
last week, looking to th? reorgani
zation of the Edgefield Rifles, about
200 persons assembled in the court
house Saturday afternoon. After
several stirring addresses were made
a motion was unanimously adopted
to the effect that the Ioctl infantry
company be re organized at once. 1
Capt. W. A. Collett, a former corn
mandingofficer of the company, was
appointed chairman of a committee
of citizens who shall be charged
with the enlistment of the required
number of men. The other mem
bers of the committee are to be
clusen by the chairman. When the
call for enrollment as members of
the company was made this after
noon a number of young men res
ponded and it is believed that with
in a short time a sufficient number
will have enrolled. There was much
genuine interest and enthusiasm
manifested Saturday afternoon.
FOR SALE: A seven-eighths
Tersey milch cow, calf one month
dd. A very fine cow. Apply at
Phe Advertiser office.
Gilberts Convicted on Charge
of Beating Up School Teacher.
The case of tbe State against El
lis Gilbert, Susanna Gilbert, Law
ton Gilbert, Roton Gilbert, Estelle
Gilbert, Ruby Gilbert and Albert
Shirley on the charge of assault and
battery of a high and aggravated
nature, the offense having been com
mitted upon the person of Miss
Emily Broadway, of Paxville, a
teacher in the Liberty Hill school
in Lee county, was tried in the Lee
county circuit court at Bishopville
this week and all of the defendants
were found guilt3' except Albert
Shirley, who was acquitted. Motion
was given for a new trial and sen
tence was defer? ed.
This case, it will be remembered,
caused quite a sensation at the time
it occurred. The Gilberts were
charged with meeting Miss Broad
way in the road and maltreating
her because she had dismissed Ru
I by Gilbert from school. Mi** Ethel
Lugan, of Edgetield, the assistant
teacher in the school, was the chief
witness for the State besides Miss
Broadway. They told of the as
sault which had been ma le on them
by the Gilberts in sight of the
house of one of the trustees, also a
Gilbert, testimony which was de
nied by the defendants, who claimed
that Miss Broadway had attacked
Susanna Gilbert when she accused
.Miss Broadway of not tellm? the
Rules for Eating.
Prof. Irvine ^ishpr. of Yale, one
of America's foremost, health au
thorities gives those rules for eat
"Teeth and gums should be
brushed thoroughly several times a
dav and floss silk used between the
teeth. Persistence in keeping the
month clean is good not only for
the tooth but for the stomach.
Masticate all food up to the point
of involuntary swallowing, with the
attention on the taste, not on the
mastication. Food should be chew
ed and relished, with no thought of
swallowing. There should be no
more effort to prevent than to force
swallowing: It will be found that,
if we attend only to the agreeable
task of extracting the flavors of our
food, nature will take care of the
swallowing, and this will become,
like breathing, involuntary. The
more you rely on instinct, the more
normal, stronger, and surer the in
stinct becomes. The instinct by
which most people eat is perverted
through the "hurry habit" and ike
the use of abnormal foods. Thorongh
mastication takes time, and there
fore, one must not feel hurried at
meals if the best results are to be
Sip liquids, except water, and mix
with saliva as though they were
Thc stopping points for eating
should be at thp earliest moment
when ono ?fl really satisfied. Nor
malized instinct is the best guide
here, provided one eats without
hurry and masticates thoroughly.
Tho frequency of meals and ti mp
to take them should be so adjusted
that no meal is taken before a pre
vious meal is well out of the way,
in order that thp stomach may have
had time to rest and prepare new
juices. Normal appetite is a good
guide in this respect. One's best
sleep is on an empty stomach.
Food puts one to sleep by diverting
blood from the head, but disturbs
sleep later. Water, however, or
even fruit, may be taken before re
tiring without injury.
An exclusive diet is usually un
safe. Even foods which are not
ideally the best are probably need
ed when no better are available or
when the appetite especially calls
Use som* raw foods-nuts, fruits,
salads, milk, etc., at each meal.
Scholarship and Entrance Ex
The University of South Carolina
offers a Teacher's Scholarship to
one young man from each county.
The scholarship is worth $100.00 in
money and exemption from all fees,
amounting to ?I58.00.
The examination will be held at
the county seat Friday. July the
14th, 11*16. General entrance ex
aminations will be held at the same
tim? for all students.
The Univeisity ofTers great ad
vantages. Varied courses of study
in science, history, law and busi
ness. Write at once for an appli
cation blank to
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S. C.
Programme of the Edgefield
Baptist Sunday School Con
To he Held Wiih the Parksville
Baptist Church on Wednesday
and Thursday July the 19th and
Wednesday morning from 10.30
to 10.45, devotional exercises, con
ducted by th2 moderator J. D.
From 10.45 to 11.15 a. m., or
Welcome address by J. C. Mor
gan, response by W. J. Gaines.
11.15 to ll 45, reports of the
11.45 to 1 p. m., the graded Sun
(a) Is it advisaole to have thc
graded Sunday Mellool? Opened by
W. 13. Cogburn.
(li) How to apply the principles j
to the rural schools, J. AL Bussey. |
(c) To what extent doc the ara-j
ded Sunday school increase the
school in number and efficiency, E. j
Adjournment for one hour and a
half for dinner.
At 2.30 tu 3.15 the Sunday school
in benevolence, J. T. Littlejohn,
John i-i Alel? ie.
From :j.ld to 4 p. m., What re
lation bas the Sunday School to our
future citizenship? P. 13. Lanham,
M li. Hamilton.
Night meeting, sermon at 8.30
Thursday morning at 10.30, de
votional exercises by moderator.
At ll a. m., Sunday -?cnool pre
paredness in tue light of tbe World
Wine War, Kev. T. B. Wells, A.
S. Tompkins, T. G. Talbert.
At 12 to 1 p. m., the importance
of Baptist literature in the Sunday
school. Kev. John Warren, O. Shep
1 o'clock to 2.30 dinner.
At 2.30 to 3 .Miscellaneous, re
3 to 4 p. m., Open parliament on
the future conduct of our Sunday
school conventions, open to any
.'New business. Adjournment.
J. T. Littlejohn,
Sec. tor Com.
July 3, 1916.
What National Guardsmen Are
Brigadier general, 816.07 a
Lieutenant colonel, 89.72.
First lieutenant, $5.56.
Second lieutenant, $4.722.
Privates, 50 cents.
First-class privates in engineer or
signal corps, 150 cents.
Corporals of infantry, 70 cents.
Corporals of engineers, signal or
hospital corps, SO cents a day
Sergeants of infantry, $1.
Sergeants of engineers, signal or
hospital corps, $1.20.
Battalion sergeant majors of Held
artillery, chief trumpeters and prin
cipal musicians, $1.33.
Quartermaster sergeants, first
class sergeants, sergeants majors of
sitrnal corps and first-class musi
First-class sergeants of hospital
corps or sergeants of field musicians,
First class sergeants of engineer
Master electricians, quartermas
ters of coast artillery, master signal
electricians and chief musicians,
Testimony of Life Insurance
Statistics prepared by either the
wets or the drys are. apt to be viewed
with suspicion because both sides
are biased, says Arthur Hunter of
the New York Life Insurance Com
pany. But statistics put out by the
life insurance companies are known
to be absolutely without bias and
the public has confidence in them.
Mr. Hunter cites the experience of
seven American companies and one
Canadian company to show that
mortality is from ten to thirty per
cent lower among abstainers than
among non-abstainers. He shows
further that mortality among total
abstainers is markedly lower than
among "temperate" drinkers, and
very much lower than among mod
erate1' drinkers. The mortality
among those who at the date of ap
plication for insurance took two
glasses of whiskey?a day, but did not [
drink to excess, is eighty per cent in
excess of the normal. There is an
extra mortality of forty per cent
among the policy holders who drank
to excess at least five years prior t<>
date of application for insurance,
but had been very temperate for five
years before acceptance.
Students who wish to mwke up
work to prepare for College to see me
at once. If a sufficient number apply
a class will be formed.
T. J. Lyon. Z
j paign Meetings.
The following schedule campaign
meetings for Congressional candi
dates in our Congressional District
has been fixed as follows:
Beaufort, August 1.
Jasper, August 9.
Hampton, August 3.
Bamberg, August 4.
Barnwell, August 5.
Saluda, August 7.
Ed gefiel d, August 8.
Aiken, August 9.
B. E. NICHOLSON,
The examination for entrance to
Clemson College, and for the vacant
scholarships will be held Friday,
July 14. ridgefield has one four
year scholarship, and the regular
one year agricultural course. Wrok
begins promptly at 9 o'clock in the
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for county commissioner of
Edgefield county and will abide the re
sult of the primary election.
WALTER L. HOLMES.
Low Summer Fares to
For complete information regarding
Summer Excursion fares. Week-end and
Sunday fares, and for illustrated and in
formative literature about cool and de
lightful places at which to spend the
summer or vacation, call on
J. A. TOWXSEXD,
Edgefield, S. C.
F. R. McMILLIN,
District Passenger Agent.
Jackson and Ellis Sts.,
We are prepared to fill your or
ders for Cerealite for corn and cot
ton. The yield of both crops can
be largely increased by the use of
this popular fertilizer which con
tains a very high per cent, nitro
Ask those who have used cereal
ite as to the results obtained. Try
it this year, if you have never used
it bei ore.
Adams & Co.
ft PUT ON 1687 W&T? LL GOOD 1916
Their record is proof of their worth. On the market twenty-nine
years, and the first roofs laid are still tight and good today. They are
fine in appearance, storm-proof and inexpensive.
4 For Sale by
STEWART & KERNAGHAN