S I H ? i J ?i ri N Si rf ^ 11J K K 1
We have abiding faith in the South being able to manage this cotton matter between tlr's ard January 1
1915, and we believe cotton is worth 9 cents per pound regardless of the fact that there is no New York or f
Liverpool Cotton Exchange in operation. ^ 8
Hence the Corner Store \\ ill accept for a short while from those who grow cotton for a living-, middling1 I
cotton on account at 9 cents per pound. " g.
Should my good intentions to be of help to those who have helped me in times of prosperity. Through I
this crisis of uncertainty, I shall count it an honor to snare at least a part of their loss, so far as we are able, ?
THE CORNER STOKE ll
Clemson Event Great Success
PRESIDENT EIGCS TALKS OF HOME
Upon request President Riggs
gave the following interview con
cerning the recent "home-coming:"
''The first 'home-coming' of ex
Clemsou students held at the co!
lese, August :?7, to 31, was prob
ably the largest gathering of col
lege men ever held in the South.
Four bund;rd an 1 fifty-eight old
students were enrolled and given
accommod?t: .ms in the barracks.
Quite a numb.'.- came by automo
bile for a da\ only and are not in
cluded in the above ligure. The
total attendance was probably about
"Two or three times that number
"^^wonLdr. baye attended but for the
fin anclar? press ?on brought about
by the European war and the con
sequent low price of cotton. Nine
hundred and fifty-two had signified
their intention to come.
"The most remarkable and grati
fying- feature was the large atten
dance ot" men belonging to thu ear
liest years of the college's history.
The first graduating class was in
1396 and numbered :!7 men. Of
this number, 13 attended the homc
Ci>ming. Five members of Clem
son's first football ejeven had a pic
ture taken together.
Dividing the *2U sessions repre
sented into four eras, the attendance
was as follows: 1893 to 1S".?S, in
clusive, 108; 1897 to 1903, inclusive
f 91; 1902 to 1908, inclusive, 104;
1907 to 1913, inclusive, 155.
' What the crowd lacked in size
it made up in representative quality.
Cotton mill presidents, State offi
cials, physicians, successful fanners,
distinguished inventors and er.?ri- j
ueers and a few preachers were
among the home-comers.' Some
bald heads and many silvered tem
pies showed the passage of 20 years
or?: the heads o? many of the old
e v ex-cadets.
"Every effort was made to have
the home-coming informal. There
were no long speeches or formal
gatherings. Everything possible I
was done to remind the boys of
their college days and to make
them feel at home. Many were the
expressions of surprise and satisfac
tion at the growth and magnitude
of thc college and thu great scope
of its present work reaching to
every quarter of the Stale. Until
this return, thc college was to thc
older men a memory of four main
buildings and a faculty of 22 mem
bers. To find a plant worth over
over 81)300,000, comprising 19
principal and :J1 minor buildings,
70 residences for teachers and
officers, and a corps of teachers and
officers and assistants numbering
10.', was indeed a revelation to the
"The most delightful feature was
of course the meeting of old friends.
The barracks resounded with con
tinuous laughter as one group after
another fought old battles over
again and told of scrapes that gave
zest to student life.
"A w?. ll planned lyceum course,
a good band, fireworks, baseball,
dancing and good fellowship made
every hour a delight to students
and officers alike. The sentiment
. d' our guests is best illustrated by
the statement made by one of them
that he would not take 81,000 for
the fun he had had.
"To those of the faculty who had
survived the years, it was indeed a
pleasure to meet old student friends
ag^in, to feel the warm hand clasp,
to hear the hearty greeting and the
?rood wishes of those who in the
post-graduate coll?ge of the world,
have gained a perspective and an
appreciation that the boy who is yet
a student can not know.
"The home-coming has been a
great thing for the college, for it
has again turned to itself the
thoughts of its children. Those
who could not como have had their
minds turned to their college in af
fectionate remembrance, and those
who came went, away fired with a
pride and loyalty that must bear
fruit in the interest of Clemson col
lege for years to come.
"It is the purpose of the college
just as soon as possible to send out
to all who attended and all other
e :-students who.>e addresses can be
obtained, a souvenir pamphlet giv
ing an account of the 'home com
ing.' The pamphlet will be illus
trated with pictures of the college
buildings and grounds.
''One great purpose of the home
coming' is to organize the ex-stu
dents, who number over 5,?0u men,
into a great association to further
the purposes and interests of the
institution. A special mailing list
will be industriously worked up
K'ith the help of those whose ad
dresses we now have. To this spe
cial list of names will be sent pub
lications of the collage, and special
information from time to time.
Through this ivenue, it is hoped
to give information as to the plans
and purposes- of the college; and
when necessary the old students
will be called to arms to fight its
battles-not political battle*, but
campaigns of information to dispel
the misinformation that so often
beclouds the public mind.
"It is hoped to make the home
coming1 a permanent institution,
meeting at least every five years,
and drawing back thus often to
their beloved alma mater the .sons
i of Clemson college."
Court clerk Cogburn.
Prorr;nent Official Tells of a
Hard Time in His Life.
When a man so well known in
Kdg< field life has confidence in
Doa n's kidney pills, it furnishes a
good reason for every sufferer herc,
from i he aches and pains of kidney
trouble to at least try this proven
kidney medicine. Read this.
W :'> Cogburn, clerk of court.
Columbia avenue, Ed ge field, says:
<lI had pains in my back and my
kidneys were in a weak condition.
In the evening I was sore and stiff.
I got Dean's kidney pills at Penn
& Holstein's drug store and ?hey
were of great benefit. Whenever my
kidneys - ive me any trouble now,
I take Dean's kidney pills and al
ways get relief."
Price 5uc, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doau'.* kidney pills-the same
that Mr. Cliburn had. Foster-Mil
bum (.lo.. Props., Hu ff alo, iN". Y.
$3*3.50, ?J'i.uU, 27.50 snits made
to order of line woolens. These are
?35.00 to ?45.00 values.
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, (ia.
Old 96 District Chapter D. A.
The regular monthly meeting
the D. A. R. chapter was held
the home of Mrs. J. H. Allen wi
a good number of members pr-sei
The regent Mrs. Woodson pres
ed. After joining in repeating t
Lord's prayer and a verse
"America," sung by the chapt<
minutes were read by the secreta:
Letters were read from the sta
regent, Mrs. F. H. IL Calhoun, ar
from Mrs. Ardley chairman of tl
committee for locating graves c
Revolutionary soldiers. In this'CO
nection ."Mrs. Woodson spoke of
head stone from thc grave of Wi
liam Humphrey, a Revolutionai
soldier who died in 1S-25. This bea
stone is on the path from Turner
store to the court house and it is a
most impossible to find out whei
it had originally been placed, bi
an effort will be made to locate i
The following delegates, and a
ternates were elected for the stat
conference, which meets in Roc
Hill, November 17-19: Miss Sara
Collett, delegate. Mrs. Sallie Ho
lingsworth alternate. The regent i
also expected to attend the cootel
ince, alt?rnale being Mrs. .lame
The next meeting will be wit!
Mrs. .Maggie Hill, third Tuesday i:
October. A most delightful histori
cal program was prepared by Mis
Sarah Collett on Frances Scott Ke;
and the Star Spangled Launer
Miss Collett read a most carefulb
prepared and instructive paper or
the celebration held in Ballimore,
honoring the hundredth anniversary
of the writing of the poem. Mis:
Florence Peak rendered in a beau
t? i ul and touching manner tht
words of the poem, after whicl:
Mrs. N. G. Evans read a paper or
incidents in the life of Franois
Scott Key. At the conclusion o
this 31 iss Gladys Chappell told u?
of a visit io the Continental Me
moria] Hall in Washington during
thc past summer and deplored tin
fact that tile south was so far be
hind the north and west in the fur
nishing of lier rooms and iii gath
ering together relies and mementos.
Delightful refreshments were served
assisted by Miss Sadie Mimi
and lit! le Miss Margaret. Al
ien the lovely daughter of the hos
tess, and Miss Kate Minis. It was ;i
most pleasant occasion, one feutun
of which was the presentation t
the chapter ol' the first baby born
ino) its circle, little Joseph Albert
Allen, son of our hostess.
A. A. W.
Columbia, S. C.; Sept. I-J.-Th?
war in Europe has tended to hurt
the cotton goods trade in South
America lather than help it, accord
ing to Lewis W. Parker, head of
the Parker system of cotton mills,
who was among the visitors in Co
lumbia last night. Many of
the Parker mills will be forced to
run on short aime.
The buy-a-bale movement contin
ued to progress in Columbia and
other South Carolina cities today.
The merchants and bankers are do
ing everything possible to relieve
the situation. This afternoon there
was a big mass meeting of farmers
held in Gaffney, when the situation
Many Columbia merchants have
purchased bales of cotton at lu
cents per pound and will hold for
12 cents. The bales have been
placed in front of the stores.
Everybody in being urged to buy a
The opinion was expressed in Co
lumbia to-day that the general as
sembly can do little to relieve the
situation in South Carolina. A
state warehouse system could be
put into effect in time to help this
year's cotton crop. An extension
of time for payment of taxes would
not help thc small cotton grower or
It will be impossible for the leg
islature to secure a loan to finance
the cotton crop.
It is estimated that the extra ses
sion will? cost tb 3 taxpayers about
~ DUE TO AN
Many of the troubles of life such
as headache, indigestion, constipa
tion and lacie of energy are ?lue to
GRiGSBY'S L?V-VER-LAX is
a natural, vegetable remedy that
will get the liver right and make
these troubles disappear. It has
none of the dangers or disagreeable
effects of calomel.
Get a 50c or *1 bottle of this
splendid remedy from your drug?
gist today. Every bottle bears the
likeness of L. K. Grigsby, who
guarantees it through.
Stop That First Fali 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. Bel Ts
pine tar honey to-day; it is nure and
harmless, use it freely for that fall
cough or cold. If baby or children
are flick 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 fortifies the sys
tem against colds. It purely pre
vents cold germs from getting a
hold. Guaranteed. Only -J?c at your
d r n ir gist.
All persons having any claims
against the estate of S. C. Brandon
will prove same before me at Nine
ty Six or tho Judge of Probate, for
Edgefield county, South Carolina,
on or before the Mb day of Octo
ber 19U, or else be debarred of
payment thereof. All persons owing
said estate will pay same to J. E.
J. E. Brunson,
Admrst. estate of S. T. Brunson.
Just received a car of Thornhill
Wilson & Cantelou.
Thornhill wagons aro not quite
as expensive as some others, but
will wear like steel.
Wilson it Cautelen
?O.7.3 .?nits. Flannel, all wool,
>> 12.50 values. &tf.7.r> Mohair suits
$15.00 to $20.00 values.
F. G. Biertins, Augusta, Ga.
Prohibition Does Prohibit I
Ha! ha! ha! ha! Who says tt
"Prohibition don't prohibit"
storm-tossed Tennessee? He's ui
John R. Cooper, o' t h e r v i
known as "Bunk," the noted crin
nal lawer who recently campaign^
Georgia for the United States Se
ate. much to the entertainment
the aforesaid state, declared that ]
was running "because he want?
to';-thal he did not run because 1
had "many telegrams and lette
piled up on his desk asking him :
make the "race," and that the ft
low who does say that he is nu
ning for this reason "is a liar an
the truth aint in him."
We can think of nothing els
that so befittingly fits the liquorize
braggart who says prohibition doe
no good as the red-headed declari
don of "Bunk" Cooper-"he is
liar and the truth aint in him."
Tennessee's capital, so long dc
fiant of that stnte's prohibition law
furnishes now a glorious illustra
tion of the victory that comes ti
those who fight for the enforcemen
of a righteous law-and keep 01
lighting. If prohibition does no
wholly prohibit, as Sam Small say:
about the boy trying to stop tin
yearling, "it lows the thing np :
little"-a big little, thanks to tin
Lord and Governor Hooper. Heit
is the thrilling proof from Tin
Six huge dray loads of assorted
liquors were poured into the Cum
berland River this morning by the
receivers in the nuisance cases, act
ing under the direction of Aust &.
McGugin, special attorneys for the
state, employed by Governor Hoop
er to prosecute the cases.
The liquor poured out ranged
in quality all the way from mean
"bust-head" whisky and plain do
mestic beer up to absinthe and fine
brandies anil cordials. There were
more than sixty barrels of bottled
boer, several barrels of whisky and
sight cases of absinthe, beside
smaller quantities of other liquors.
It was valued at several thousand
The outpouring began shortly
before noon. The liquors, which
filled four slot age rooms in the
First National Bank Building, were
hauled to the wharf and there the
barrels were opened up, the bottles
opened and tue liquor allowed to
run out into the river. Although a
score of willing hands were busy
opening the bottles, it required the
greater part of the afternoon to
complete thc job of opening the
huge stock. Tue bottles were gath
ered iq) and placed back in the
barrels, to be sold to the junk
men to help meet the expenses of
Two moving picture machines,
one from the Crescent Amusement
Company of Nashville and one
from tho Bon Ray Film Company,
were on hand to photograph the
Why, ladies and gentlemen, noth
ing tjuite so glorious has occurred
in the realm of law-enforcement
since tho brilliant boo$e-busting par
ty of Mayor Beverly of Thomas
ville, Georgia, when he invited in
his friends to see six hundred bot
tles of blind tiger liquor dashed
against a helpless wall.
We have only two comments to
make about the Tennessee in ci
First-It was a shameful impo
sition on the fish and tadpoles in
the Cumberland River.
Second-When a state has laws
that "hit the spot," and a Gover
nor who means busiuess, law-break
ing communities and individual
law breakers can be brought to
Governor Hooper, who is not
ifraid of anything that drinks
booze or 'wears breeches.'' has
bravely led the fight for law-en
forcement in Tennessee and the
Volunteer State is being purged,
thank God, from the mountains to
:he Mississippi.-Golden Age. *
Ready For Ginning.
I desire to notify the public that
ny new ginnery located near the
High School in the town of Edge
ield is now ready to gin all cotton
.hat is brought to me. It is new
md modern throughtout, hence I
un in a position to give the best
possible yield of lint and also to
nake a good sample. Your patron
H. T. HILL.
The Thornhill carries the strong
est guarantee ever given a farm
rason. They have to make good or
he Thornhill wagon Co. will.
Wilson & Cantelou.
Satisfaction, your money back or
i new wagon, that's the gist of the
ruarantee that goes with every
? Wilson & Cantelou.
..Cotton insured *40.00 per bale
it your house, 50c per bale 3
nonths, Tuc bale 4 months, 64c per
?ale 5 months, 9Sc per bale 6
nonths. Optional with company to
.eplace cotton or pay the insurance. ^
E. J. Norris.
Stetson Hats at
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Young Man Would You Marry
If Suited?-Many beautiful lil
lian girls in Okla, who own rich
>il and farming lands that are look
ng for husbands. Information .fur
.Mrs. M. D. Smith,
Box 507 Muskogee, Okla.
Dizzy? Biliious? Constipated.
Dr. King's New Life Pills will
cnre you, cause a healthy tiow of
bile and rids your stomach and
bowels of waste and fermenting
body poisons. They are a tonic to
your stomach and liver and tone
the general system. First dose will
cure you of that depressed, dizzy,
bilious and constipated condition.
25c at druggists.
Special Sales: $9.75, 14.75 suits;
?18.00, $25.00 and $35.00 values,
summer and medium weights, blues
and fancy. Come in or write us
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
15.00 Fiann?! suits ar*S.00. We
are determined to give the best
value in Augusta for the money.
Palm Beach suits ?0.50,-' ?8.00
F G Mertins, Augusta. Ga.
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