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/. L. MIMS,_Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at SI.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
he postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
anless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Some political platforms of the 1916
model can now be bought cheap.
"Every little helps." said the Allies
-when Roumania cast her lot with
them. _ _
The only post-election comment we
have at this writing is: We regret that
some of them had to be defeated
The man who was away on election
day and made no effort to return to
vote is not as good citizen as_he should
Asbury F. Lever, congressman from
the seventh district, was the only con
gressman who had no opposition. No
man in the district dared oppose him.
Well, don't worry over election dis
appointments. None of us have every
thing just as we want it. A part of
our ticket was elected and a part was
Cotton seed are considered so valua
ble now-a-days hat farmers do not
handle them as carelessly as formerly.
They now pick up and gather cotton
seed almost as they would ears of corn.
The Bremen is said to be on its way
to Baltimore. If a man of the Capt.
Koenig type is in charge all will go
well. . He it was who brought the
Deutschland safely over and carried
The political game has become a
very expensive one. We doubt if a
poor man could be elected governor of
South. Carolina if he had a wealthy
man opposing him or a man who had
Tl is well to stop kissing the ba
bies, but let's keep up the practice of
hand shaking. Don't stop shaking the
hands of your friends just because the
election is over. The hand shaking
habit is a good habit.
In making the charge that all preach
ers' sons are bad, let us not forget that
the present occupant of the White
House is a minister's son and that the
man who hopes to occupy it after the
4th of next March is a preacher's son.
When your merchant tells you that
cotton goods have greatly advanced
in price.do not complain. Remember
that raw cotton is 50 per cent higher
now than it was at this time last year.
You can't have cheap cotton goods
and high priced cotton.
Have you planned your cover crop
for the eariy fall? Farmers can reduce
next year's fertilizer bil) by covering
their land? in winter with the legumes.
While the soil is supposed to be rest
ing in winter it can be made to pro
duce; a part of the fertilizer for next
The Roumanians haven't yet fallen
upon the Germans but they have hit
the wheat market a heavy blow, caus
ing a decline of about 10 cents per
bushel. Wonder if some other oriental
nationality can't be induced to follow
Roumania's exapiple and keep wheat
The contention between the 225 rail
roads and their-100, OOO employees grows
graver each day, and unless there is
some permanent and satisfactory way
of reaching a settlement of such dif
ferences, the day is not far distant
when the railroads will be taken over
by the government.
. An effort is being made to move the
State capitol of Georgia from Atlanta.
If this should occur, and we do not be
lieve it will, Georgians should select a
more creditable design or style of archi
tecture for their State house. We have
never thought the present capitol of
Georgia was a creditable building.
The past few issues of the daily and
weekly papers show that candidates
realize the value of -publicity. The
cheapest and most satisfactory way
for candidates to reach the people is
through the columns of the newspa
pers and the most effective way for mer
chants to reach the buying public is
through the columns of the paper that
goes right into the homes of the peo
Stop Talking Politics.
Whether your favorite candidate was
elected or defeated, stop talking poli
tics. While another election is yet to
be held two meeks hence, every voter
knows now how he will vete. Let's
not discuss politics any more until 191S.
lt is very unprofitable even during the
campaign and certainly less profitable
after an election. Do not blame any
body for the way they voted. Ac you
claimed the right to vote as you thought
best, you should concede that privilege
and right to others.
All Honor, All Praise to President Wilson.
There are now fourteen nations of
the earth at war and no power or com
bined powers under heaven can put an
end to it at this time. Each nation
feels and claims that it is fighting a
righteous war, one for national exist
ence, and for that reason no heed is
given to proffers of peace from any
source. Not until the resources of
some of the leading belligerents are
entirely exhausted will an end come to
the deadly struggle.
The one hundred millions of people in
the United States should be profound
ly grateful to President Wilson for his
refusing to be drawn into this cruel
war, and at the same time he has pre
served the honor and dignity of the
American flag. For this reason, if for
no other, the people should elect him
for another four years. The crisis has
not passed and he is needed at the
helm of the Ship of State at least un
til the cruel war is over. He has prov
en over and over again his ability to
cope with the situation.
The Election of Yesterday.
The Advertiser publishes a tabulated
statement of the votes cast in this
county yesterday, the returns being
complete from all of the 16 boxes.
The Advertiser received complete re
turns by nine o'clock last night. A
study of the figures show that -Mr.
Nicholson has been re-elected to the
senate; Mr. Cogburn re-elected clerk;
Mr. Swearingen re-elected sheriff, and
Mr. Walker and Mr. Evans elected to
the house. There will be a second race
for county supervisor between Mr.
Edmunds and Mr. Broadwater and siso
a second race for two county commis
sioners between Mr Herin, Mr. Cheat
ham, Mr. DeVore and Mr. Griffis.
Among the State officers, there will
be a second race for governor between
Mr. Blease and Mr. .Manning and a
second race, for railroad commissioner
between Cansler and Fant. The la
test reports show that Mr.'Blease has
received 49,925, Mr. Manning 33,5338
and Mr. Cooper 25,196, with about 20,
000 votes yet to be heard from.
Mr. Byrnes has been re-elected to
congress from this district and incom
plete returns indicate that Mr. Tim
merman has been re-elected solicitor.
The county Democratic executive
committee will meet Thursday to tab
ulate the votes and officially declare
A Good Game.
The second game of base ball be
tween Colliers and Edgefield was
played at the county fair grounds
Monday afternoon, and was wit
nessed by a large number of people.
The stores closed during the g^me
in order to give the clerks an oppor
tunity to attend. From start to
finish the contest was full of inter
est, both sides playing good ball.
The ?core stood lu lo S in favor of
the Edgefield team. Those Colliers
boys are splendid young fellows and
are always welcome visitors in
Edgefield. Colliers is justly proud
of her young men and of her bast
Card of Thanks.
To My Fellow Citizens cf Edgefield
I am indeed proud of the very
nattering vote which I received at
your hands in the primary of yester
day. Ly your vote you have placed
me in the second primary with my
worthy onponent, the present in
cumbent. I have endeavored to
conduct my campaign on a high
plane, and will make the second
campaign in the same manner. I
am still asking at your hands your
support, and will promise you if
you will place the affairs of our
county in my hands that I will so
administer its affairs that you will
never have cause to regret your
choice between us. I wish to thank
you from the depths of an apprecia
tive heart for the compliment you
have paid rae, and will respectfully
ask your further support.
Very truly yours for the job,
R. N. Broadwater.
CLEAR BAD SKIN FROM WITHIN
Pimply, muddy complexions are
due to impurities in the blood.
Clear up the skin by taking Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Their
mild laxative qualities remove the
poisons from the system and bright
en the eye. A full, free, non-grip
ing bowel movement in the morn
ing is the reward of a dose of Dr.
King's New Life Pills the night be
fore. At your Druggist, 25c. 1
DUTIES OF OUR SOLDIERS:
Strenuous Training and Discipline at
the Army Posts Teach Men Love
A soldier's day is from the first note
of reveille to the last note of retreat, a
writer in the National Magazine ob
serves. In the gray light of daybreak
the bugle calls him from sleep. From
that moment until retreat sounds at
sunset the day is one of strict routine
A rough outline of a routine day at
Fort Myer is: Rise, roll call, break
fast, groom horses, fall in line for drill,
which lasts several hours or until time
for the noonday dinner. For the after
noon there are various designated du
' ties for officers and. men, which may
include attendance at lectures, or dem
onstration work, board meetings, court
martial, training for extra drills, at
tendance at military funerals and
other services, either obligatory or vol
untary. At sunset again comes roll
call, followed by one of the most im
pressive ceremonies of the day.
The troops assemble, facing the col
ors; the band plays the "Star Spangled
Banner" as the colors are slowly low
ered, every man standing at attention
till they reach the ground. The sunset
gun booms across the field; the bugle
sounds retreat, and the garrison work
day is over.
The strenuous routine and spirit of
patriotism that pervades post life
teaches reverence for the flag as noth
ing else can do. To the man on the
outside the flag means much, but to
the trained man of the anny it is his
colors ! He will live for it or die for
it as needs be-and he will do it un
And so it is "They bend the bow and
make ready the arrows within the
BLUFF" DECEIVES NO ONE
Foolish Pretensions of Means Beyond
Command a Stupid Though Most
Trying to make people believe that
we possess more than we really do is
what keeps most of us in debt.
It is far better to have a less preten
tious home, and even to entertain less
lavishly than our neighbor, than to be
constantly harassed by collectors
whom we are unable to pay.
It is a foolish idea of living which
prompts us to spend more than we
It may be that you have never been
thrown out of employment when you
did not have a few dollars ahead.
If not and you are making no prep
aration to meet such a contingency,
the sooner you get some experience
along that line the better.
The earlier in life you learn the les
son which it teaches, the more profit
able it will be to you, and the effect
may not be so disastrous as in later
Other men with just as firm hold as
you have lost their jobs, and it is fool
ish for you to think that you have a |
life Interest in your place. Better be
prepared for the changes which are
sure to come to most of us, and never
wind what other folk think about the
way you spend or do not spend.
Be sure, anyway, you are not fooling
them much, for the foolish spender is
always easy to detect.-Chicago Exam
"There's Many a Slip-"
Few, probably, know the history of
"There's many a slip "twixt the cup
and tlie lip," which is a translation of
a Greek proverb. Ancaeus, an an
cient king of Sames, was fond of
gardening, and planted seme vines in
his garden. But he was told by a
prophet that he would never taste
wine from them.
Time went, and the wine being duly
made, Ancaeus was lifting a cup of
it to hii: lips, at the same time asking 1
the prophet mockingly where his
prophecy was now. "There's many
things between the cup and lip," re
plied thc prophet. As he spoke a loud
tumult was heard outside, and An
caeus was told that a wild boar had
broken in. Hurriedly putting the cup
down without drinking, he rushed
out to join the hunt against the boar,
and was killed. And the prophet's re
mark, turned into a hexameter verse,
passed into a proverb.
Capsules for Oiling Machinery.
The operation of oiling machinery,
especially where it is desirable that
the oil should be kept from the hands
and clothing of the operator, has been
devised recently in making use of col
lapsible lead capsules, widely used for
artists' colors, druggists' products,
paste, etc., in the United States. The
capsules are provided with a screw
thread, which is screwed into an adapt
er, which in turn is fastened to the
part to be lubricated. The lead cap
sule and the brass adapter make a
tight joint, and all that is necessary is
to apply pressure from time to time,
as desired. When the grease capsule
is emptied, one merely unscrews it
and puts a new one in Its place. No
refilling ls necessary, and the pressure
of the fingers is usually sufficient to
force the grease into the bearing.
Agreed With Him.
Farmer (to autoist who has stopped
and ls reading his guidebook)
What's the matter, MiBter?
Autoist-I'm puzzled. According to
the guidebook there ought to be a sa
loon at these forks in the road.
Farmer-You bet; that's just what
I've been arguing for thirty years.
By JANE OSBORN.
I've known a great many pretty girls
in my life, but oniy two or three times
before have I seen a girl so exquisite
as Gwendoline. She had brown eyes
that reflected the golden lignt of the
sun, lashes that turned up like a
baby's-I am not very adept a' de
scription, but in every way Gwendo
line was charming. Had she been a
little sturdier and fired with a little
more girlish spirit she would have
been a goddess. But had she been
sturdier there would be no story to
tell, for it was because of Gwendo
line's rather delicate health that we
lingered at the beach after Mrs. Pen
field had gone to open their home in
To me, of course, it didn't much
matter where I stayed, and an excuse
like that of chaperoning Gwendoline
was sufficient to make me stay three
weeks longer at the beach than is my
"Now, Sophie Jones," Mrs. Penfield
said, "I know you are capable of the
task If you keep your mind on it. But
I want you to know at the outset that
Gwendoline usually attracts too much
attention. She !s much too indolent
to fall in love anyway, and if she were
in a mood for romance there are three
or four very desirable affairs that she
I dropped in a half-finished stage when
I we came to the beach. For one. Tom
! Lowther will have all his father's mil
I Gwendoline and I got along famous
I ly-barring, of course, the fact that
she, like most excessively pretty girls,
was almost entirely incomprehensible
Every morning we would start off
somewhat after ten and walk along
the seashore, Gwendoline finding ap-1
parently infinite delight in picking up
shells from the sand and later spend
ing hours in sorting them out under
the shade of her beach parasol.
I musn't forget Busoni-or Mr. Hen
ri Busoni as we soon learned to call j
him, though at first we, like the rest j
of the people at the beach, simply .
thought of him as Busoni-Busoni and j
his orchestra. Every one knew him. |
In fact, he was one of the chief attrac
tiona at that resort. He was more than !
the usual boardwalk orchestra conduc
tor. I had always known that Busoni
was of finer clay and it was because
of my admiration for his werk that I !
had been especially glad to stay longer I
at the beach with Gwendoline. But j
Busoni was middle aged and, as the
women who rocked for hcurs cn the j
porch at our hotel all told us, he was
quite without a heart. Never had he '
been seen with a woman.
Gwendoline likes music almost as I ',
well as I do myself, and it was quite ;
by mutual consent that we daily went1,
to hear Busoni. It was during the ?
morning concert, when we were seated !
in our usual seats at one side of the
auditorium in what I thought was a
secluded corner, that he first noticed
us. After that number Eusoni sent
his first violin to us. Every one in
the audience was interested, and it I
was quite clear to every one that Bu
soul had been struck by the girl's !
beauty. The messenger told us that |
Busoni had sent him to ask us if we ?
wished tc suggest the next number; j
that he had often seen us and could I
not fail to see that we were levers of 1
It was dreadfully conspicuous and '
every one at. once knew why, for j
Gwendoline was so irresistible.
Then Busoni asked to call and 11
consented. No, I didn't forget Gwen
doline's mother's injunctions. I sim- |
ply decided that I could take matters
in my own hands. Busoni was nc or
dinary admirer and clearly Gwendo
line did not want to have me refuse
for her. He called more than once j
and then one evening we went driving,
we three, in the twilight through the j
grove of pine trees just northwest of
Meanwhile several letters had come
from the men at home. Then one from 1
Tem Lowther, who was to be worth j
millions, saying he was coming down j
for the final answer that week end,
and the next mail brought one from
Gwendoline's mother, who had heard
of Tom's intentions, saying that she
was coming too.
Then Busoni telephoned to the hotel, j
He said he wished to call that eve
ning. He had something important |
tc say. He must cerne. When I tried i
to make excuses he would not listen. I
He would come anyway.
Of course, I knew exactly what to
do as chaperon. In view of the com- j
lng of Gwendoline's mother the next !
day and of young L-wther, tee, Gwen
doline ought not to have to face the
decision of a proposal from Busoni.
Gwendoline laughed a queer little
whimsical laugh when I told her that
I would see Busoni and make her
apologies, and then she went off to
bed. And I went down to Busoni.
And then Busoni told me. Can you
imagine what? Busoni the genius,
the recluse-Busoni whom every wom
an at the beach would have adored
Busoni there and then in the little)j
private reception room of cur hotel,
actually went down on his knees and
proposed to me-poor little middle
aged, blue-eyed me.
Gwendoline did accept Tom Low
ther and I suppose in her way she is
happy. But I sometimes wonder-but
no! How absurd! It is only because
I love him so myself that I fancied
overy other woman at the beach made j <
an idol of Busoni. |i
(Copyright, 1916, by the McClure Newspa.
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F all the unhappy homes
noe one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
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and am ready to serve the people, giving entire satis
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