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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, October ?5.
The shortest life is long enough if
it lead to a better, and the longest life
is short if it do not -CAXTON.
Hobson's militancy will probably
react against him.
Help to make it a county-wide
Charleston grand juries have
Edgefield's anv;u:il gala week is
now only three weeks off.
What has become of Thaw? We
haven't seen his name in print in
Detaining Mrs. Emmeline Pank
hurst at Ellis Island will only give
speed to the progress of her cause.
The tri-county fair is in full
flower at Batesburg this week,
opening to-day aud closing Friday.
Mr. Hobson assumes a difficult
tatk when he undertakes to prove
that Mr. Underwood is not as
straight as a shingle.
? term of considerable duration
on the chaingang is what the vete
ran blind tiger needs to make a new
man of him.
Let us have no Prohibition party
in Sonth Carolina. If the anti
whiskey forces can not win as Dem
ocrats, they can't win under any
In spite of low estimates by far
mers themselves, there are indica
tions that this county will make an
average cotton croo. The Septem
ber ginners' report showed that
4,877 bales have been ginned this
year against 4,318 last vear.
When a circus advertises that 40
clowns will perform in the arena,
of course fathers will sudden
ly become very indulgent and take
the lit tie boys. So after all shows
have their good side as wall as
Mrs. William Jennings Bryan is
also a leoturer of renown. The
Secretary might send her out to
make a livelihood for the family
while he attends to "Uncle Sam's"
business. His lecturing by proxy
would disarm the carping critics.
The powers that be in Washiug
ington say there will be no adjourn
ment of congress until the currency
question is settled, which is but an
other way of saying the extra ses
sion of congress will merge into
the regular session in December, ?fi
A county fair benefits the agri
cultural interests of a county in pro
portion that farmerstake active in
terest in the enterprise. Our coun
ty fair as every unbiased person
will admit has been of very great
value to stock raising and agricul
tureinthe county. Now let us all
come together this year and make
the approaching fair the best one
yet held and the benefits derived
from it will be still greater.
The suffragette question is rap
idly becoming a live issue on this
bank of the Atlantic too. And the
women are notgoing to allow the men
to straddle or take neutral ground,
either. They, like the balance of
mankind, prefer an open enemy to a
Wonder if Mrs. Pankhurst can't
be engaged to bring about an ad
journrnent of congress in time for
U9 to have Major Anderson's help
ful presence at the fair again this"
year? if anybody can do it she can.
I Ti the past* she has been equal to
State-wide prohibition is being
agitated again. Probably that is
what Charleston needs. So far
everything else except the open
barroom is a failure. Prohibition
could be no more pronounced a
failure than the d?pensary is down
Charlesion in Bad Way.
The people of a county look to
the grand jury to bring the viola
tors of law to answer for their
crimes, and it is clearly the duty of a
grand juror to be on the alert for
lawlessness in every form, t iking
the initiative himself in the prose
c ution when others fail to do so.
Then, if it be his duty to apprehend
the guilty and bring them to jus
tice, it is all the more a grand ju
ror's sworn duty to press the cases
that are reported by citizens who
are not bound to do so by an oath.
What a pitable spectacle that was
in Charleston last week when So
licitor Peurifoy handed out indict
ments against 300 men for viola
ting the dispensary law and not a
single true bill was found, the en
tire matter being disposed of by
embodying this brief statement in
the formal report to the presiding
"The bills handed us in violation
of the dispensary law we found 42
no-bills and took no action on the
remainder, returning same to the
Charleston, a centre of culture,
refinement and wealth, sustains in
estimable injury when men who
have taken an oath to uphold the
dignity and majesty of the law thus
stultify themselves. It is quite
probable that a large number of the
300 cases should have been thrown
out of court, but it will be difficult
indeed to convince the people of
South Carolina that a portion of
the number are not guilty.
Doubtless these several hundred
lawbreakers are exulting over their
victory, for indeed it was a victory.
It would have been better possibly
had no indictments been made.
Not that either, for at least one man
in Charleston, Solicitor Peurifoy,
has pe-formed his duty.
Shame on the citizenship of Chir
T he Schools and the Fair.
The count} superintendent of ed
ucation has made an appeal to the
teachers and trustees to have their
schools represented in the school
wagon parade which will be a fea
ture of the county fair. We do not
believe this appeal will go unheeded.
The response to a like call last
year was most gratifying and we
believe that the parade this year
will be large and exceedingly credi
table. Larger prizes have been
offered this year, which will war
rant the schools in incurring more
expense-the prize money paying
the bills for the winning schools.
Trustees, teachers, patrons and
pupils, Edgefield expects a large
number of schools to be represented.
Do you not realize that it is your
fair too? It does not belong to the
town of Edgefield. It is a COUNTY
fair and an AGRICULTURAL
fair. Because a few Edgeueld men
do practically all of the work (and
that without compensation) do not
get the idea that it is their fair.
Come and put your shoulders to the
wheel and assist in making your
fair a success.
There must be not less than 25
wagons in the school parade. Will
not your school be one?
Fresh shipment of Lowney's can
dies by express.
Timmons & Morgan.
What Others Say
Not Given Fair Show.
A male prisoner who tried the hun
ger-strike plan in London was allowed
to starve to death. And, yet, the suf
fragettes say they do not get an equal
show with the men. - Columbia Record.
A New York Judge has ruled that a
man is not to be held responsible for
promises made while he is in love.
Glory! how the young men of this land
will bless that Judge.-Abbeville Me
Jacob Riis says Theodore Roosevelt
will be nominated by the Republicans
in 1916. There is no question but that
the Republicans are desperate, but we
did not know it was as bad as that.
We cannot help thinking that a con
gressional investigation of the Whaley
election will help things in Charleston.
A thorough investigation into the Wha
ley election will have a bearing on oth
er elections, and it may ultimately re
sult in the selection of honest grand
jurors. -Yorkville Enquirer.
A Boy to be Envied.
We have known men who worked
from early morn to dewy eve to hoard
up wealth for their children, losing
sight of the fact that in almost every
instance it is a misfortune to be born
rich. The boy who is brought up
wisely, whose education and character
are good, and who is turned out into
the world with five dollars in his pock
et to make his own way is to be
envied. -OrangeburgTimes and Demo
Mr. Sumraerman: "ls it true that
since coming up here you've engag
ed yourself to Billy, Harry, Ed and
George, as well a& to myself?"
Miss Sweetly "What if it is?"
Mr. Summerman: "Then I'd like
to know if you have )any objection
to all of us chipping in to buy the
engagement ring?"-New Orleans
Little George was six years old,
and the family was much interested
in having him start to school, but
he insisted that he was not going.
One day his grandmother said to
him, "George, you are going to
school with sister this winter,
"No, grandma, Tm not going to
school at all. I oan't read, nor I
can't write, nor I can't sing, and
I'd like to know what good I'd be
A number of offenders had been
disposed of by the magistrate when
there was brought before him a son
of the old sod.
1 Phwat name?" snapped the
raagL..ate as he looked at the pris
"Patrick Casey, sorr."
"Hov ve ever been before me be
"No, your honor-r. Oi've seen
but wau face that looked 'ike yourn,
an' thot was the picture of an Oirish
"Discharged!" announced his
honor. Call the next case.-Harpers
A good many years ago a steamer
was sailing down the river, with a
shrewd old Yankee captain in com
mand. Suddenly the engines stopped,
and there was nothing doing for
several minutes. The passengers be
gan to talk it over among them
selves, and one of them, a portly,
persistent sort of person, advanced
pompously to the captain.
"What seems to be the trouble,
cap?" he inquired. Why have we
"Too much fog, answered the
skipper curtly. We can't see up the
"But I can see the stars overhead
quite plainly, argued the persistent
Mebbe ye can, admitted the cap
tain grimly, but unless the bilers
bust we ain't goin' that way."
The housekeeper who has known
what it is to have unexpected guests
will no doubt find sympathy welling
within her heart at the plight of a
woman in a western town.
Her husband had asked her to
show some kindness to a young oifi
cer of the militia to whom he had
taken a fancy. She, therefore, dis
patched a note, in which she said:
"Mrs. Brownrequests the pleasure
of Captain White's company at sup
per on Wednesday evening."
She received a prompt and joyful
reply, which read: "With the ex
ception of one corporal and three
privates, who have other engage
ments, Capt. White's company will
come up with pleasure."
Appeal to Farmers to Sow
0 Large Acreage in Grain.
Editor Advertiser: While we
have been blessed in this Stute with
.an average crop in many section*,
and with a price that is remunera
tive, I lear that the financial relief
that is ooraine to many of our far
mers will make them forget the
necessity at this time of seeding a
large graiu crop, especially oats,
and I would add, some wheat. I
am calling the attention to the ad
visability of seeding these two
grain crops from the fact that the
corn crop in many of the great corn
producing states of the west is a
failure. In many sections it is an
absolute failure, and the present
prices of corn in the western mar
kets, and reflected in our local mar
kets, should make us realize the ne
cessity of seeding a large crop of
oats, and in many cases, wheat, in
order to supplement the crop of
corn that we are now harvesting.
It is not too much to expect that
oom next spring and summer will
be selling for $1.25 cash, aud $1.50
or more on credit, per bushel. Sure
ly, the possibilities of such prices i*
enough to make us stop and think,
and the farmer who has not produc
ed a sufficient supply of corn for
man and beast, certainly will be
very much in his own light if he
does not seed as large a crop of
grain as it is possible for him to
do. I have mentioned the seeding
of wheat, not from the fact that it
is a paying market crop in our State,
but I am one of those who believe
?hat every farmer should make all
of his supplies at home, for it is my
observation that those who prac
tice this method of agriculture are
generally the men who are prosper
ous. It would take ouly a few acres
on each farm to supply every fami
ly with flour enough for home con
W. W. Long,
State Agent & Sup't. of Ext.
The following unsolicited testi
monial should certainly be sufficient
to give hope and courage to per
sons afflicted with chronic dyspep
sia: 'I have been a chronic dyspep
tic for years, and of all the medi
cines I have taken, Chamberlain's
tablets have done me more good
than anything else," says W G
Madison, No. 7 Sherman street,
Hornellsville, N. Y. For sale by all
Women Who Get Dizzy
Every woman who is troubled
with fainting and dizzy spells,
backache, headache, weakness, de
bility, constipation or kidney troub
les should use Electric Bitters. They
give relief when nothing else will
improve the health, adding strength
and vigor from the first dose. Mrs.
Laura Gaines, of Avoca, La., says:
"Four doctors hai given rae up and
my children and all my friends
were lookingr for me to die, when
my son insisted that I use Electric
Bitters. I did so, and they have
done me a world of good." Just try
them. 50c. and $1.00 at all drug
gists or by mail. H E Bucklen ?
Co. Philadelphia or St. Louis.
The Family Cough Medicine.
In every home there should be a
bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery,
ready for immediate use when any
member of the family contracts a
cold or cough. Prompt use will stop
the spread of sickness. S A Stid, of
Mason, Mich., writes: "My whole
family depends upon Dr. King's
New Discovery as the best cough
and cold medicine in the world.
Two 50c bottles cured me of pneu
monia." Thousands of other fami
lies have been equally benefitted
and depend enthely upon Dr. King's
New Discovery to cure their coughs,
colds, throat and lung troubles.
Every dose helps. Price 50c and
?1.00. All druggists. H E Bucklen
& Co. Philadelphia or St. Louis.
Avoid Sedative Cough Medi
If you want to contribute direct
ly to the occurrence of capillary
bronchitis and pneumonia use cough
medicines that contain codine, mor
phine, heroin and other sedatives
when you have a cough or cold. An
expectorant like Chamberlain's
cough remedy is what is needed.
That cleans out the culture beds or
breeding places for the germs of
pneumonia and other germ diseases.
That is why pneumonia never re
sults from a cold when Chamber
lain's cough remedy is used. It has
a world wide reputation for its
cures. It contains no morphine or
other sedative. For sale by all deal
Store Your Cotton.
I will store and insure your cot
ton. 1 to 10 bale lots 80 cents, 10
or more bales 25 cents per bale per
M. A. Taylor,
Adams Warehouse Co.
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W E L
706 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia.
Augusta's Largest and Hand
somest Jewelry Establishment
When you are ready for a new fall
suit drop in to see our stock.
We also have the newest styles in hats
It will be a pleasure to show you.
Large stock of shoes, both Crossett and
Selz-Schwab. Nothing better on the
market for the money. Come in to see
Dorn & Mims
Ready for your Fall Suit,
Overcoat or Hat
The J. Willie Levy Co.,
Everything that Boys Wear
The most complete women's
Suit, Cloak and Shirt-Waist
dept in the South. Make
our store your headquarters.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
Fall Goods Ready
We have made large purchases lor the fall season, and
invite our friends to call to see us. Many of the new goods
have arrived and there are others yet on the way.
We have never before been in a better position to serve
our friends than we are this fall. Come in and let us show
you through every department.
J. W. PEAK.
Perkins Sash and Door
High Grade Millwork
Hardwood work a Specialty
Rough and Finishing Work.
Estimates on Request.