J. L. MI MS.-....Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, Sept. 9th.
No people were ever better than
their laws, though many have been
One thing at least is certain, one
thing comes out ot' the discussion
about cotton and stands clear:
The Southern people, of every
class, profession, trade and station,
will work together for the protec
tion of the cotton crop.
There is not a farmer in South
Carolina who is more dependent
on cotton than is this newspaper.
To live, the State must have
money in payment for subscriptions
and advertising space. Otherwise,
it can not pay printers and report
ers and buy white paper. Unless
the farmer has the money to pay
for his paner. The State must wait
for it, and unless the farmer pays
the business man, the State again
In a word, all of us are bound to
gether in this matter.
And we are going to stick to
Yesterday The State published
an announcement that each of the
employees of one of the banks of Co
lumbia would buy a bale of cotton
tomorrow. Their example will be
So appears the true spirit of
The people will not lose faith in
cotton. The world will not lose faith
in it. One good result will be the
bringing of our people together.
The day of jealousy between
town man and country man is
GONE. One can not stand up
without the other and every rational
and honest man knows it.
Let us keep politics out of the
cotton question. Thc election to
morrow is an election for gover
It is not an election to pass on
the convening of the legislature.
No Man Can Make It Anything
But An Election For Governor In
The Teeth Of The Free Democrats
Of South Carolina.-The State.
South Carolina Farmers
There are 728,02 7 persons in
South Carolina that work for a liv-1
ing and 513,021 ot them are em
ployed upon the farm, according- to
a report which has just been issued
by the United States census bureau.
Of the persons engaged in agricul
tural pursuits, the bulk of them are
farm operators and farra laborers.
The farm operators nurabeV 171,917,
and 159.340' are men and 12,571 are
women. There are 336,416 farm la
borers in the state and 158,143 are
males and 178,278 females.
There are 06 dairy farmer? in the
state and they employ 195 laborers
and nine foremen. There are also
ten persons in the state whose prin
cipal source of income is from stock
raising. The number of cowboys
and sheep herders in this state is 43.
In the entire United States there
are 71,580,270 pdisons over io
years of age and 38,407,336, or 53
per cent of them are engaged in
gainful occupations. Of, the gain
fully occupied, 12,659,203, or 33
per cent are engaged io agriculture.
There are 5,865.000 farm operators
in the nation and they emplo3T 5,
975,000 laborers. -Yorkville En
A stout woman was always in the
habit of buying two seats when she
went to the theatre, in order that
she could have plenty of room. The
other afternoon she as usual,
bought two seats at the box otb ce,
and passing inside, handed the two
tickets to the attendant.
"Where is the party that is <roing
to use the other ticket?" he asked.
"Fm going to occupy both seats
myself!" explained the woman.
"I'd like lo see you do so, said
the attendant, looking at the tick
ets. The seats are on opposite sides
of the aisle."
The triangular pyramid projecting
from the center of the face has always
had peculiar interest for me. In in
fancy I used it as a pocket, stowing
therein an occasional bean filched
.rom the cook's store; and I remember
the stir one such instance occasioned
:a the household as well as in me,
when a canny country doctor put his
<-pen mouin to mine and with mighty
blast persuaded the bean to stand not
upon Ute order of its exit. Later, a
coasting accident left me with some
nasal vacuity and the ability to run a
grassblade up one nostril and down
the other. Thus I became persona
grata at juvenile circuses, the price
of admission for my performance go
ing all the way up from five pins to
three cents, my profits invariably be
ing paid in pins, the distaff side, I
suppose, very properly. - Lucy Elliot
Keeler, in the Atlantic.
Microbes in Humid Air.
According to the researches of
Messrs. Trillat and Fouassier, pub
lished by the Acad?mie des Sciences,
microbes suspended in the air act as
centers of condensation, when the air
is humid. The authors give evidence
of the existence of microbial drops
in the atmosphere and they have stud
ied their properties. One very inter
esting result is that the sudden cool
ing of the atmosphere has the ef
fect of transporting the microbes and
localizing them in determinate re
gions. The cool surfaces attract them
from a distance almost simultaneous
ly, the smaller being transported far
ther. These new ideas throw light
upon the genesis of certain epidemics,
and may be useful in planning the dis
tribution of inhabited places.
Art of Naming Boats.
Individual yachts and launches al
most always carry individual names.
Oftentimes the owner follows the
name of some woman member of the
family. That practice is common. I
saw one named Julia III, to show that
at some time three Julias had figured
in the family history. Quite the oddest
name I ever saw on a little launch of
a family nature was EEEE. That puz
zled me for a long time. I asked no
questions, preferring to get a solu
tion. One evening I watched the
pretty boat with a party who were
having a good time and the signifi
cance of the capital E's came to my
mind. It meant "Ease."-Cincinnati
How to Detect a Noise
If something happens chat an ab
normal noise is heard from the mech
anism of a motor car or other ma
chine and that it is difficult to find just
what part of it is responsible. In such
cases many skilled mechanics proceed
as follows, and there is no better way:
They take a flat piece of metal, a flat
file, for example, and place one end of
it between their teeth, the other end
they apply to the parts of the machine
that may be suspected, of course while
ti is in motion. By stopping the earB
the abnormal sound can be distin
guished from other noises, and with a
little experience the exact point from
which it comes can ba discovered.
Tontine ls a kind of life annuity and
is so called after Lorenzo Tontl, an
Italian banker, who devised it as a
mode of obtaining government loans.
The word is more commonly used as
an adjective, as a tontine oolicy of in
surance, that is, a life insurance agree
ment under which it is stipulated that
no dividend or return of any kind
ehtii be made from the premiums paid
In for a certain number of years,
called the tontine period, after which
the fund with all its accumulations,
is to be divided among such as have
kept their insurance policies in force.
Heat From Rain.
M?ntz and Gaudechon, French inves
tigators, have conducted experiments
with reference to the heat imparted to
the soil by rain, which, it is thought,
may play a part hitherto unrecognized
in the phenomena of vegetation. It
appears that when the soil has reached
a certain degree of dryness the appli
cation of moisture produces a rise of
temperature which is greater in pro
portion to the fineness c f the mate
rials. Coarse, sandy soil is not heatpd
by contact with moisture, while soil
composed mostly of humus is special
ly subject to such influence.-Popular
Besides his five or six consummate
works, which, by universal consent,
are practically above criticism, it may
be said that Goethe's songs are the
best in the world. He is the greatest
of all literary critics. And In subtle
and abundant observation of human
life, and in the number and value of
his wise remarks and pregnant sen
tences, he is one of the greatest writ
ers of all time. One may feel perfect
ly safe in claiming Goethe as one of
the "greatest men."
Education consists not alone in stuf
fing the heads of the youngsters with
facts about geography and fractions.
Real education involves a training of
the body, as well as the mind. It
involves an opportunity for such
wholesome and natural recreation thut
thero is no time nor temptation for
ugly mischief. The summer play
grounds are good things for the city.
They are, or will be, a big factor ia
the making of useful citizens.
j What Others Say
A war correspondent is a fellow who
write? what he suspects the censors
like. -Anderson Intelligencer.
Set Worthy Example.
The heathen Chinese is now setting
an example in grace to the christian
nations at war.-Anderson Intelligen
Must Wear Clean Sox.
Oh horrors! The worst has come! We
are all going to be forced to wear white
sox because of a shortage of dye in
this country due to the European war.
Make Home Attractive.
Too much emphasis cannot be placed
on the home grounds. The farmstead
should be attractive, the home com
fortable, the farm conveniently arrang
ed, the grounds inviting. You cannot
afford to neglect anything that will
dignify and embellish farm life if you
expect your children to stay and take
an interest in farm life. This is too
important to neglect and worth too
much to ignore. And now is the time
to prepare the land and order the
plants.-Farm & Ranch.
Plant Less Cotton.
Notwithstanding the extraordinary,
arrangements that are being made to
finance the cotton crop, we think it is
foolish to count on planting a full crop
next year. The European war is go
ing to make something to eat the first
consideration, not only in Europe, but
also in America. Folks who raise cot
ton next year regardless of conditions,
without first supplying themselves with
food, are going to lose money and have
a hard time. The thing to do now is
to make arrangements to sow every
acre that can be sowed to wheat, oats,
rye, legumes and the like. Then next
spring give attention to corn.- York
Distress After Civil War.
There are many old people, es
pecially women, who remember a time
when they were glad to be able to get
hold of a few ears of corn, which they
mashed up the best way they could and
used it for bread. That was during
our great Civil war. There is no
promise of such dire straits growing
out of the war now in progress; but
it is certain that food is going to be
scarcer than it now is and it is going
to be more difficult to convert cotton
into gold than it has been for a long
"Fat girls are said to be good
"Take ray advice, old man, and
marry a thin one. They can fasten
their own waists up the back."
"You have your father's oyen, de
clared grandma, looking earnestly
at thf. young giri."
"And you have your mother's
"No, thia is sister's hair, faltered
the girl. And she said I could bor
row it."-Kansas Citv Journal.
When a woman patient living far
from town hau to telephone for her
physician, she apologized for ask
ing him to come such a distance.
"Don't speak of it said the doc
tor, cheerfully, I happen to have
another patient in that vicinity, and
so can kill two birds with one
What does this sentence mean,
asked the teacher: "Man proposes,
but God disposes."
A small boy in the back of the
room waved his hand frantically.
"Well Thomas, said the teacher,
what does it mean?"
"It means, answered Thomas
with conscious pride, that a man
might ask a woman to marry him,
but only the Lord knows whether
she will or not."
The husband and wife were mak
ing a call on friends one evening.
The wife was talking. "I think we
shall have Marian take a domestic
science course along with her mu
sic and regular studies at college."
"Ah, said a man present, who
had been a stranger until that even
ing, you look rather young to have
a daughter ready for college."
"Oh, said the mother, naively,
she isn't old enough now. She is
just 8 months old, but I do so like
to look forward."
A ?South Dakota state senator re
cently gave a new illustration of
that fine saying of an ncient phi
losopher. "Man was born for mu
A customer entered the small
"How soon can you cut mj
hair?" he asked of the proprietor,
who was seated in an eatj chair,
perusing the pages of a dime novel.
Bill, said the barber, addressing
his errand boy, run over and tell
the editor that I'd like my scissors
if he's got done ed i tin' the paper.
Gentleman waitin' for a hair cut."
its new well equipped, tw(
loree ol'eleven, ?fters the
the state, and a high seho
that they can enter any cc
Those residing out
and those out of the Coun
charges per month are as 1
1st. and '2nd Grade
3rd, 4th, and 5th G
6th, 7th, 8th and 9
10th and 11th Grc
For further informi
j Mrs. Gough Closes her Work in
Tuesday morning, August 18th,
Mrs. Prescott Lyon took me to the
hospitable home of Mrs. J. T.
Grims, where I soon felt at home.
In the afternoon a meeting was
held at Red Oak Grove church,
speaking tirst to the sunbeams and
then to the grown-ups. The
church has some earnest workers
and we expect to bear from them
??r?in. Wednesday morning Mrs.
Griffis and I went to Colliers for
the meeting there. Mrs. Mathis
took charge of as in her own genial
way. The meeting there was well
attende^ and the work is promis
ing. Tbursday|morning Mrs. Math
is sent me to Hardy's church
nine miles away. A meeting was in
progress. I spoke at close of morn
ing service, organized a W. M. S.
with fourteen members, and left im
mediately for Augusta. Mrs. Townes
provided a delightful lunch which
wa?-enjoyed on the road. I took
tr?in at Augusta for Clark's Hill.
Mrs. T. J. Briggs was chosen as
president of W. M. S. at Hardy's.
I failed to get names of other ofti
cers. Just a few ladies oame to the
meeting at Clark's Hill but we had
a good time together anyway. Mrs.
Eugenia Middleton was my hostess
there, and president of the society:'
Mrs. M. E. Walker took charge
of your worker at M od oe. A goodly
company of men and women met us
at the church. Mrs. Walker is an
enthusiastic leader of the Sunbeams.
The president of the W. M. S.
seemed determined to lead her wo
men to greater achivements.
Saturday night found me in the
creuial company of Dr. and Mrs.
Blackwell at Parksville. These ?ood
people believe in using a worker.
Instead of one appointment as 1 ex
pected, they had made one for both
morning and evening. Goon crowds
met us each time. Some of the wo
men there are still working outside
the woman's missionary society, but
we are expecting them to come over
with us. The president, Mrs. Dorn,
was away because of sickness in ber
family. Sunday night was spent
with Mrs. Garrett Talbert. Bro.
Talbert is also very interested in
A series of meetings was in
progress?t Plum Brandi which wc
enjoyed very much. The genial,
whole-souled pastor, Rev. G. M.
Sexton, gave me the hour imme
diately after morning sei vice. A
large crowd and splendid attention.
Four or five new members were se
cured for W. M. S. At night I
made a short talk to the children.
Next day the ladies were-asked to
remain a few minutes at close of
service. A short talk was made on
method* of officers sleeted for fol
lowing year. Mrs. Banks, ray pleas
ant hostess asked to be relieved of
presidency so Mrs. Harper was
chosen as new president of W. M.
6. Mrs. Pearl Blackwell was re
elected as Sunbeam leader. These
folks have a poner in their pastor
and wife,as they are both heart and
soul in the woman'? work. Wednes
day morning August 'JO, Mrs.
Sexton took me to the annual meet
ing at Edgefield union at Bethany
church. This large country church
was full of earnest women come to
gether to report past achievements
and discuss methods and plans for
another year. I was sorry I could
not stay thrrugh the meeting, but
had to leave that afternoon for the
Chesterfield annual meeting. Mrs.
M i ms has a loyal set of and women,
ithasbeena pleasure to work with
best common school training t<
ol course of four years which
)llege in the South.
ot the school district pay J.uiti
ty in both the Graded and Hi
i rad es -
ESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBE
W. F. Scott, Supt.
J. E. Jacobs, Prin.
Johnston, S. <
you dear sisters. I was in your
midst 18 days and visited 18 church
es. Two VV. M. S. were organized
and 100 subscriptions secured for
our three mission . magazines. If
yours fail to come, please drop rae
a card at 1306 Hampton street Co
lumbia, (-rod bless you each one.
Don't forget to pray for your field
Mrs. Jno. 0. Gough.
We can give you anything you
want in a Studebaker wagon.
Wilson & Cantelou.
Ready For Ginning.
I desire to notify the public that
my new ginnery located near the
High School in the town of Edge
fieid is now ready to gin all cotton
that is brought to me. It is new j
an-l modern throughtout, hence I
am in a position to give the best
possible yield of lint and also to
make a good sample. Your patron
Finds Cure for Epilepsy
After Years of Suffering
"My daughter was aflllcted with
epileptic fits for three years, the attacks
coming every few weeks. We employed
several doctora but they did her no
good. About a
year ago we
li e a r d of Dr.
and it certainly
has proved a
blessing to our
little srlrl. She ls
cured and ?9 en
vn-rv.'\ ' T?s joying the best
U [\\1P / of health. It ls
>v i\\V if over a vear sinc8
\\\\ .* * she has had a
x ?' flt. We cannot
apeale too highly
of Dr. Miles' Nervine."
MRS. FRANK ANDERSON.
Thousands of children in the
United States Who are suffering
from attacks of epilepsy are a
burden and sorrow to their parents,
who would give anything to restore
health to tiie sufferers.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
is one of tlie best remedies known
for this affliction. It has proven
beneficial in thousands of cases
and those who have used it have
the greatest faith in it. It ;s not
a "cure-all," but a reliable remedy
for nervous diseases. You need
not hesitate to give it a trial.
Sold by all Druggists- lr the flrst
bottle falls to benefit your money la
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind.
Studebaker is the lightest run
ning and the longest lasting. We
guarantee Studebaker tires to go 5
years without shrinking.
Wilson & Cantelou.
If you will use the celebrated
graft morshback harness your har
ress trouble will cease.
Wilson tfc Cantelou.
Every strap and every stitch in
graft morah ba ck harness is guaran
teed by the manufacturer. We sell
Wilson & Cantelou.
Hats to close out at. $1.00 to
*2.0U. broken lots. $2.50 and $4.00
was the regular prices.
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
ng and excellent teaching
y be had in this part of
equips our graduates so
on in the Graded School
gh School. The tuition
Stop That First Fall Cough.
Check your fall cough cr cold at
once, don't wait, it may lead to se
rious lung trouble, weaken your vi
tality and develop a chronic lung
ailment. Get a bottle of Dr. Bell's
pine tar honey to-day; it is pure and
harmless, use it freely for that fall
cough or cold. If baby or children
are sick give it to them, it will re
lieve quickly and permanently. It
soothes the irritated throat, lungs
and air passages. Loosens phlegm,
is antiseptic and f. rtifies the sys
tem against colds. It surely pre
vents cold germs from getting a
hold. Guaranteed. Only 25c at your
Rheumatism Pains Stopped.
The first application of Sloan's
liniment goes right to the painful
part-it penetrates without rub
bing-it stops the rheumatic pains
around the joint? and gives relief,"
and comfort. Don?t suffer! Get a
bottle to-day! It is a family medi
cine for all pains, hurts, bruises,
cuts, sore throat, neuralgia and
chest pams. Prevents infection. Mr.
Chas. H Wentworth, California,
writes: "It did wonders for ray
rheumatism, pain is gone as soon as
I apply it. I recommended it to ray
friends as the best liniment I ever
used." Guaranteed. 25c at your
Dizzy"? Billious? Constipated.
Dr. King's New Life Pills will
cure you, cause a healthy flow of
bile and rids your stomach and
bowels of waste and fermenting
body poisons. They are a tonic to
vcjur stomach and liver and tone
the general system. First dose will
cure you of that depressed, dizzy,
bilious and constipated condition.
.253 at druggists.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills. Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SA^VS
Gins and Press Repairs.
NATIVE SEED RYE FOR
I have a fine lot of Seed Rye to
offer, was grown on ray farm at
Ellenton, S. C. Put up in bags of
one and two bushels, price *2.50
,x>r bushel, F. O. B. Ellenton.
Send in vour orders early.
H. M. Cassels,
Ellenton, S. C.
Brookway buggies have advanta
ges, you find not in others, regard
less of price.
Wilsen & Cantelou.
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