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Wednesday, August 1
"The loud laugh that spoke the va
Most "leens" were out earlier than
usual this year.
Automobiles are good things to ride
in but not to loaf in.
Instead of distilled corn, we'll take
ours boiled on the cob.
Never say you can't can. Rather
always say you can can.
Every automobile consumes less gas
oline than any other car.
If chickens are 510 each in Hungary,
stealing 'em must be a capital offense.
Another calamity of the war is the
disappearance of the nickel water
Wonder if hogs will be in propor
tion to the hominy in Edgefield county
this fall? _____
Can't somebody speed-up Mr. Edi
son's invention that is to destroy all
of the submarines?
Instead of being greater, gasoline
consumption should be less on Sunday
than any other day.
If Colonel Roosevelt desires a man's
job, let him go to Russia and re-or
ganize the Russian army.
Things are mighty hot in Atlanta.
Old Sol is doing his best and the Geor
gia legislature is in session.
Ir. was more than a "war of words"
when those Russian women met the
German women in battle last week.
We are pleased to announce that the
wave of economy has at last reached
The Advertiser home. Less salt is now
In spite of his persistent efforts, Mr.
Root failed to imbue the Russians
with the idea that "in union there is
Some say by their acts that it is bet
ter to h*i.ve owned an automobile and
lost it through sheriff's sale than never
to have owned one at all.
Wonder if the old guy up in Massa- ?
chusetts, who says a person, even in
the face of the high co3t of living, can
live well on 12 cents per meal, prac
tices what he preaches?
Judging from the "flying visits" that
are being made different parts of
the State, as reported by our ex
changes, there must be some flying
machines in South Carolina.
It would require a search-light of
marvelous power to find anybody in
this part of the country who leads a
simple life. People talk about the
simple life, but who leads it?
The men who are making millions on
the munitions purchased in America
by Europe should be made to bear a
large portion of the burden of taxa
tion for war purposes.
All Georgians are divided into two
classes-one will rejoice when Tom
Watson is dead and the other will be
sorrowful. If you were in Georgia, to
which class would you belong?
"German crown prince continues to
sacrifice his men to no purpose," says
a headline. What does this man of
royal blood, whose body is out of all
danger, care for the taking of human
If many cities had given proper at
tention to a municipal house-cleaning
in order to safeguard their young men,
it would not be necessary to make
such an Herculean effort to get ready
for the soldiers.
Three years ago to-day Germany
declared war on Russia, and yet, at
the time, many who are neither
prophets nor sons of prophets ventured
the assertion that the war would not
last six months.
At a conference in Paris Friday, the
Allies renewed their allegiance to
each other and their determination to
crush Germany. Having set their
hand and heart to thia task, there is
no turning back.
Farmers take more interest in cotton
than in their food crops. The Adver
tiser announced the receipt of a half
dozen "first" cotton blooms but up to
this time we have announced the receipt
of only one "biggest" watermelon.
That the first bale of 1917 Georgia
cotton sold on the Savannah
market for 40 cents sounds good to us.
The belief is prevalent that farmers,
the producers of the staple, will aver
age a record-breaking price this fall.
The fourth year of the World-wide
war was entered upon to-day. And with
America now pouring men, money and
munitions into Europe, some signal
victories for the Allies will soon be
recorded. There will be world-wide
rejoicing when the Germans are driven
back on their own soil.
The fixins of $2. <K) per bushel as the
minimum price for wheat should cause
Edgefield county farmers to double and
treble their resolution to grow enough
wheat for home consumption. Edge
field farmers can grow wheat, if they
have it to do. And it appears to us
the hour of compulsion has about
Stands Out Alone.
In many respects, or considered from
many of its phases, this war is not a
repetition of history.'..The pages of his
tory record no such war in the past.
The idea of something like 10,000,000,
0?0 men being pitted against each other
along a battle front of more than 400
miles is something so stupendous as to
stagger the human mind. Not a sin
gle phase or feature of the war has a
parallel in history. The size of the
armies and the marvelous weapons
that are used on land, sea and in the
air are all out of the ordinary. Some
idea of the immense guns or modern
fighting machines that are used can be
gained from the announcement several
days ago that the cannonading in Flan
ders could not only be heard but shook
the ground in London, ninety miles
away. As time passes, the war now
entering upon its fourth year, the
fighting grows fiercer and fiercer.
Certainly in a number of ways this
war stands out in history without a
parallel. And may the historians of
the future never record another one
Crop of 1917 Safe.
Specialists who have made a study
of the boll weevil under the direction
of the government have pronounced
the South Carolina cotton crop of 1917
practically out of dangi ? from the boll
weevil. However, let c? no,, get caught
next year. Begin now . arrange for
a large acreage of every crop except
cotton. In sections where the weevil
has wrought incalculable harm many
farmers believed that the coming of
the weevil to their particular locality
would be delayed just one more year
and planted practically all of their
farms in cotton, expecting to make
their last crop a big one. The result
was, in many cases, the weevil came
and totally destroyed the cotton, leav
ing these foolish farmers nothing but
their land which had now depreciated
almost 50 per cent, in value. Be wise.
Profit by the disastrous experience of
such unwise farmers. Let us be thank
ful that one more crop has been made
without injury by the weevil, and not
hazard too much next year.
Young Soldiers Safeguarded.
Army and navy life has in the past
been regarded as very demoralizing, a
young man being a worse citizen at
the close of his term of enlistment
than whan he entered the service.
While this probably was true in the
past, there is ground now for ques
tioning such a statement. Secretary
Daniels has done much to purify the
atmosphere and improve conditions
surrounding the men in the navy,
and the demand by men in command
that cities in which infantry camps are
to be located be given a general clean
ing up. morally, indicates that our sol
diers on land, as well as those on the
sea, are being properly safeguarded.
Everything possible is being done to
make the young soldier safe, mor
The following with reference to
raising the moral tone among our
young soldiers taken from the Green
wood Journal is very gratifying and
speaks well for Capt. Henry Tillman:
"The people of Greenwood where
Captain Henry C. Tillman has lived
for a number of years are not sur
prised that he has taken hold with a
vigorous hand since his company has
been called into service. He is out
to care for the morals of his men
above everything else. He will do
his best to impress upon them the
great importance of living pure lives,
and being high toned, honorable gen
tlemen. Here is what he says:
"If you have not written home during
the week be sure and write on Sun
day. Do not be ashamed to read the
Bible. If anyone makes fun of you
it will only show that he has more
tongue than brain. Refrain from
personal difficulties with your fel
lows. Bea man." These area few
of the rulps that he has on a printed
card in which especial attention is
called. The one habit he advises his
men to cut out is liquor, Jamaica gin
ger, and to be moderate in the use of
tobacco. He advises them to drink
very little at soda fountains. "You
do not need dope in the army. As
Kipling put it you will do your work
on water." Do not use bad language
that you would be ashamed to use at
home. Gambling ?B the very worst
way to use money. If you have too
much money send it back home to
one of the banks, and watch it
Then there is advise on cleanliness
of person, especially in the matter of
taking care of the feet. He advises
neatness in dress. His men are told
to wear their uniforms as though
they were proud of them. They are
exhorted to be courteous. We advise
parents and friends of the young
men in Captain Tillman's Company
to get one of his cards headed: "At
tention Young Men!" and read it.
But we can not say more. We are
sure that the relatives and friends of
the young^men who are in Captain
Tillman's Company are rejoicing that
they are under a man of such high
ideals, who is out to do all that he
can for the welfare of his men. If
every army officer followed the ex
amp?e of Captain Tillman it would
be a blessing to have our young men
under him. This training would wipe
out a great deal of the dread and the
horrors of war.
We can not close without breath
ing a prayer for Captain Tillman and
his men. May the Lord keep them
and be with them on tented field and
in the raging conflict. We are sure
that they will have the prayers of all
Christian people both here and every
where. Again we say: "God bless
this Captain and his men."
The Colored Fair of Edgefield
and Aiken Counties.
A Colored Fair will be held at
the Betti8 Academy during the
month of November, 1917. We
solicit the patronage of all the
colored people of Edgefield and
adjoining counties. We also ex
tend an invitation to our white
friends, as many as feel disposed to
The fair of 1916 was the most
successful one in the history of the
Bettis Academy Fair. Our pros
pects for a successful Fair this year
are very bright. Some new officers
have been elected and a handsome
sum of money deposited in the bank
to the credit of the stockholders.
The Fair of 1916 was the first fair
in which the stockholders cleared a
dividend on their investment.
We have gone to work to make
the next Fair far surpass any pre
viously held at the Bettis Academy.
We have a merry-go-round, owned
and operated by the stockholders,
stationed on the Fair grounds. And
the officers have taken on fresh
courage, and new life and vigor
haye been injected into the entire
The date on which the Fair will
open and other information, will be
M. J. Stiother, Asst. Sup.
J, W. Lewis, President.
Cheapest Fertilizer in the World
Poor-land farmers are poor farm
ers, poor financially and poor in
methods. This is true the world
over, and will always be so. Con
versely, rich-land farmers average
high in yields and are well off fin
ancially, and this, too, will aluays
The biggest economic problem of
the avera?e farmer is how to double
yields without correspondingly in
creasing production costs. When
he has done this, he is on the road
Commercial fertilizers are of
great value when rightly used, but
the man who depends upon them
solely is headed for failure. They
furnish no humus, and humus is
vitally necessary to our toils; they
furnish nitrogen, but at a cost far
too high compared with that the
legumes-peas, beans and the clov
ers-bring down from the air above
Here, then, in the legumes, is the
key to the Som hern farmer's golden
opportunity. An acre of good crim
son clover or velvet beans will con
tain seventy-five pounds of nitro
gen taken from the air, and this is
equal to 500 pounds ot nitrate of
soda, or 1,250 pounds of cottonseed
meal. In addition, the humus ad
ded to the soil when these crops are
plowed under give? us the best
drouth insurance known. And,
furthermore, peas and beans may be
grown with our corn crops without
injury to the corn, and clover grows
in the winter and early spring and
is ready to plow under by April to
fertilize the crop folio wing.
The Progressive Farmer believes
the legume route is the route to big
crops and prosperity. Are you
traveling it?-Progressive Farmer.
A Letter From Mt. Zion.
I want tn write yon a real letter
this time--nnt an article, or a report
of <,he doings of my community
but A letter beginning Dear Ad
vertiser," just as I would address a
friend. For, indeed, you are to me
a very old friend, your familiar face
having been among the welcome
visitors in my father's home when I
was a child. I have learned to love
vou and to trust you. Yoa have
alwavs been ready to forward every
good work, to lend a helping hand
to modftrtt merit, in its struggles up
ward, to stand for all that was clean
and upright, and righteous ia the
e.onduct of public affairs.
So now I want to write to you
familiarly and confidentially, for
there is something I want to tell
Perhaps you have noticed that I
have not written to yon for some
time. There were two reasons for
this. The first was that I had
nothing to write, and the second
was that I had nothing to write.
But the silence is embarrassing; so
I shall have to make a confession.
Now most of us are so common
place that we can hold no interest
for the public except as we are con
nected with some work or organiz
ation for the good or the happiness
of our fellow-beings. The spirit of
unselfishness which prompts ns to
work in such ways, is the Divine
i spark in HS which commands public
respect, and awakens for us public
interest. But I am grieved to say
that all such manifestations of un
selfishness are dead in our com
munity. Our missionary Bociety is
dead, and our super-abundant Sun
day schools are both dead, so
there is nothing left for us but ig
nominy and obscurity. "But,"
some one may say, "we should not
do our good works to be seen of
men." That is true; but a com
munity which does no good works
certainly will not be seen of men,
nor is it worthy of their notice.
As to personal items of news some
one might think there could be no
objectiou to publishing those. But
the fact that Susie Dwight goes to
town and spe?ds the night can be
of no interest to the public unless
Snsie Dwight is specially good or
specially bright, or doing something
to belp the right. The world can
not be interested in a purely selfish
So I am figuratively speaking sit
ting in sack cloth and ashes, mourn
ing over the condition of our com
I feel like exclaiming with the
Psalmist of old, "They are all asleep
in Zion!" Shall we let them sleep?
Shall we slip out quietly and close
the door, and let them take a long
nap undisturbed? Perhaps they
may dream something which will do
them goodt and awake after awhile
with a new purpose in life. Or per
haps they are taking the rest cure,
and after a time new strength may
come into their depleted nerves;
their pulses will thrill for the wel
fare of the untaught young in their
midst and their hearts beat strong
in sympathy for the outside world.
God grant that this change may
Coming down to actual occurren
ces, it may be said that while the
nobler instincts of the community
seem to be asleep, Cupid has not
been asleep, for Mr. T. H. Whit
lock has recently brought into our
midst a fair young bride. Now
"Tommie" is a good boy, always
ready to do a public service, and al
ways a regular attendant at Sunday
School. We hope that he and his
young help-meet may take hold of
our community affairs, and help to
bring them back to life.
On last fourth Sunday, Mt. Zion
church began her usual annual pro
tracted meeting, Rev. Henry Wright
of Saluda assisting the pastor, Rev.
P. B. Lanham. But owing to the
absence of the latter, who was at
the bed-side of his sick son, and
also owing to the very small attend
ance, Mr. White closed the meeting
on Tuesday afternoon, after preach
ing some very forceful sermons.
The people of this section sym
pathize very much with Brother
Lanham in the serious illness of his
son, Edgar, and hope that the lat
ter may soon be restored to health.
The writer hopes there will be
some sign of life, and something to
report from hereabouts in the near
Mt. Zion Correspondent.
Free of Charge.
Any adult suffering from cough,
cold or bronchitis, is invited to call
at the drug store of Collett &
Mitchell and get absolutely free, a
sample bottle of Boschee's German
Syrup, a soothing and healing reme
dy for all lung troubles, which has
a successful record of fifty years.
Gives the patient a good night's
rest free from coughing, with free
expectoration in the morning.
Regular sizes, 25 and 75 cents.
For sale in all civilized countries.
We are in the midst of summer,
and everybody needs clothing suited
to the weather. We have an un
broken stock in every department.
Come in and let us show you.
We can supply ready-to-wear gar
ments for men or women or we can
sell you the material to make up in
the home at very reasonable prices.
Also let us show you our slippers
and oxfords for men, women and
children. Styles, leather, quality
and price are all right. Come in
and let us prove what we say.
Daiteh Bros. Bargain Store
Next Door to Farmers Bank
Junk of all Kinds
The Carolina Metal Co. is buying
junk of all kinds, scrap iron, brass,
rubber, etc., paying the highest
prices. See the local manager at
Daiteh Brothers Store
Next Door to Farmers Bank
BELL Telephone employees are con
stantly trying to prevent trouble of any
kind in the workings of the equip
ment, and to repair such troubles as soon
as possible after they occur.
Subscribers are asked to report trouble
immediately, and to exercise a reasonable
patience while it is being cleared.
If you do not see a man actually
working on your telephone, it does not
mean that you are not receiving proper
attention. . .._..< ]
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The difficulty may be at the switch
board, in the cable or at any one of sev
eral other places. Two or three men may
be at work hunting it down.
It is always our first consideration to
clear troubles promptly.
When you Telephone-Smile
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
J. J. Roach, Manager, Aiken, S. C.
Giris Need Martin's
Liver Medicine In
stead of Calomel
"My experience in work as a train
ed nurse," said a young woman,
"teaches me that young girls are es
pecially subject to constipation sim
ply because they omit or neglect the
all-important duty to, Nature that
should be performed without fail
? And then, after they get bilious and
headachy, so many of them take that
nasty, poisonous calomel that sickens
their stomachs and makes them have
to stay at home while it acts on them.
They would be very much better off if
they took a dose or so of Martin's
Liver Medicine, a guaranteed veget
able medicine which acts gently on the
bowels, without griping or causing
loss of time or affecting the appetite.
Martin's Liver Medicine is sweet
and pleasant to take-a spoonful is
usually sufficient in treating a head
ache, constipation, indigestion? sour
stomach or bowels. It is guaranteed
to give satisfaction. If it doesn't
take the empty bottle to your drug
gist and get your 50c back..
"I have used calomel and its com
pounds for liver trouble for years. I
have always dreaded taking it because
of its violent action, the sickness it
invariably causes and the fact that it
is a poison. Martin's Liver Medicine
is a boon to mankind in that it takes
the place of calomel, acts so effect
tively but so pleasantly, that it is
Nature itself. I cannot too highly
recommend Martin's Liver Medicine."
-W. T. McDonald, 1109 Oglethorpe
Ave., Macon, Ga.
Get a bottle of Martin's Liver
Medicine from your druggist. If he
hasn't it in stock, he can easily get it
for you. Insist upon having it and
refuse to accept any substitute. There
is no other medicine that is just aa
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