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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, Sept. 23rd.
As we must render an account of
every idle word, so we must of our
You are not putting your shoulder to
the wheel unless you buy a bale.
Add two little letters "in" to his
name and you will have the word that
that Villa's conduct suggests.
The result of the whiskey election in
Virginia last week shows that the de
scendants of the F. T. V's. are all
The Mexicans are at their cid tricks
again. The Advertiser repeats its pre
diction of several months ago: The
time will yet come when Uncle Sam
will have to give the Mexicans a good
spanking and take them under the
shadow of his wing.
Of the one hundred and twenty coun
ties in Kentucky one hundred and six
are "dry," nine being added to the
"dry" list by the election Tuesday. On
third of November the States of Colo
rado, Washington, Oregon, CaliiVrma,
Arizona and Ohio will vote on the ques
tion of State-wide prohibition.
. lt will require many volumes to re
cord the important events of the first
60 days of the European war. In ad
dition to describing the land and sea
engagements that have occurred in
such rapid succession, as former histo
rians have done, the future historian
will have to devote much attention to
submarine and aerial battles, some
thing hitherto un-recorded in history.
Not Self-Seeking Politician.
President Wilson, unlike some of his
predecessors, is not a self-seeking poli
tician. He has urged his friends in
New Jersey not to pass resolutions en
dorsing him for a second term. In
stead of looking to his political inter
ests this great man has first at heart
the interests of the people of this coun
try and of the entire world, he being
looked to at this time as a sort of in
ter-national arbiter. We doubt if there
is another living human being at this
juncture who is more honored or more
sincerely trusted than Woodrow Wil
Greatest Victory Yet.
The result of the whiskey election in
Virginia last week must have been as
disappointing to the whiskey interests
throughout the country as it was en
couraging to those who are pressing
the fight against this monster evil. In
deed no election has been held yet that
resulted in a more decided victory for ,
prohibition. For some time 90 out of
the 100 counties in Virginia have had
prohibition and theSmajority ofj|30,000
for state-wide constitutional prohibi
tion in the election last week, after
nine-tenths of the State had given it a
practical test, is convincing proof that
the people were so well satisfied with
the results that they banishedjintoxicd
ting liquors altogether the first oppor
tunity that was given them. Prohibition
has passed the experimental stage^in
Some have been inclined to believe
that a reaction had set in and that pro
hibition sentiment T over the country
was on the wane. But such is not the
case. There may have been indica
tions here and there of some slight re
vulsion of sentiment, but we are con
strained to believe that, in the main,
there has been a steady growth of sen
timent against whiskey. As people
grow more intelligent, become better
informed as to the injurious effectsjof
alcohol upon the human system andjob
serve its baneful effects t'pon business
and society, they conuemn ?jt] more
There is another agency that'is now
getting in its work against whiskey,
and that is the instruction in the pub
lic schools. As these children and
young people grow up and become fac
tors in shaping the affairs of govern
?mment the ranks of the vast army
that is now waging war against in
temperance will steadily gain recruits.
University's P>ew President.
We predict that the administration j
of Dr. William Spencer Currell as?
president of the University of South
Carolina will be a pronounced success.
In addition to his being fitted by nature
and training for the responsible posi
tion of university president, what we
have seen of Dr. Currell, as reflected
by the papers, impresses us that he,
like his distinguished predecessor, Dr.
S. C. Mitchell, has the right concep
tion of the duties of the president of a
Dr. Mitchell did more to popularize
the university and, by his personal con
ts t with the masses, brought the in
stitution into closer touch with the
people thin any other man who has
presided over the university within our
recollection. There was no hamlet too
small, no rural community too remote
for Dr. Mitchell to visit and address
the people, never failing to stimulate
and inspire them. It appears that Dr.
Currell has the same conception of a
president's auty and will adopt the
same policy. Already he has accepted
invitations to deliver addresses in dif
ferent section of the State, thus, as
the exponent of the university, taking
? the institution to the people, thereby
creating and fostering bonds of sym
Clemson college fell far short of its
mission as an agricultural college until
it undertook to be of practical service
to the masses of the farmers. The
people have been brought into close
touch with the institution by the
mingling of its instructors and other
representatives with the people. To
day farmers in every section of the
entire State are made to feel that the
institution is theirs and that it stands
ready to aid them in every possible
The University of South Carolina is,
as it should be, the chief seat of learn
ing in the State, and if it is to fill its
mission in the fullesc and highest sense
there should emanate from it an influ
ence, a spirit of helpful co-operation,
that will be felt over the entire State,
stimulating and encouraging the people
to undertake greater things education
ally. As long as men who shape the
policy of a State institution of learn
ing limit their field of activity to its
four walls and shutout or discourage con
tact with the people whom they serve
by enveloping themselves in an atmos
phere of dignity and austerity which
renders them difficult of approach, the
institution will, in a measure at least,
be a failure. Such is not the misfor
tune of the University of South Caro
Dr. Correll is a Southern r -m, one
to the manner born, and the trustees
are to be congratulated upon their
Relating td Schools.
The time is at hand when the ru
ral schools are to begin work, and
there are some preparations that
should be made. The school-houses,
for the most part, have been unoc
cupied for the last several months,
and are now surrounded by weeds
and grass. These should be cleared
away, and the interior of the build
ings should, at least, bb made
habitable. Teachers are going into
some communities for the first time,
and a lasting impression will be
made by what you have or have not
done for the beginning of the year's
work. Not one of you would think
of moving your children into a
home without making some prepara
tion. The school-rooms will be
I their homes a great part of the next
few months. If there is not suffi
cient, community spirit to have a
clean-up day, employ some ene to
do the work, and check on district
funds. It will be a legitimate
When your teacher has comple
ted the month's work, Trustees, see
that he or she gets a properly filled
out claim without having to run all '
over the district. No other em
ployer imposes this task on an em
ployee, and it is not fair, because '
the work is supposed to have been
I had hoped never to see another ,
teacher's pay-warrant discounted in 1
Edgcfield County, but the stringen
cy of money matters caused by for
eign wars makes the present situa- 1
tion look gloomy. However, I am ;
doing my best, and trust that the
situation will improve. I urge my
teachers not to discount a claim
without consulting me.
My office days during school
months will be Mondays and Satur
days. Other days to be spent vis
iting schools. Register may be ob
tained by applying at Mr. Cogburn's
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. of Education.
Special Sales: si?.75, 14.75 suits;
*18.00, *25.0U and $35.00 values,
summer and medium weights, blues
and fancy. Come in or write us
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Stetson Hats at
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
What Others Say
Things are becoming worse mixed
than ever in the war business. Is it
the object of war to conquer armies
or to frighten women and destroy the
churches? -Anderson Intelligencer.
Wives and Mothors.
^ ' 'Battle of the Aisne not yet deci
sive,'! say the dispatches. It has been
decisive enough for some thousands of
brave fellows who will never see their
wives and little children and fond moth
ers again-News and Courier.
The next legislature will be an en
tirely new body. Some one who has
figured it out stated that there would
be only about 27 of the old members
in the next legislature. That wa9
making a pretty clean sweep. -New
berry Herald and News.
Worst Yet to Come.
A school book publisher estimates
that it will cost the fathers of this
country two million dollars in new
geographies after this war is over.
All maps of Europe, in his opinion,
will be worthless so changed will they
be. Cheer up, the worst is yet to
Sooth Carolina Will Follow.
And the whiskey forces received an
other hard blow in the election in Vir
ginia on Tuesday when State-wide pro
hibition carried by 80,000 majority.
'Just rjveus a chance in dear old South
Carolina and the same thing will hap
pen here.-Abbeville Medium.
Executive's Power Limited.
In North Carolina the governor can
only call the legislature into extra ses
sion by and with the advice of the
council of state. That council met and
every member agreed with the gover
nor, that an extra session . would ac
complish no good at this time. The
governor of North Carolina is not giv
en as Tree a hand as the chief execu
tive of South Carolina.-Anderson In
Greatest Human Event.
Now, that politics is over, we can
turn our attention to the study of the
European war, which is the greatest
event that is occurring on the earth,
and, considering the time that it has
so far occupied, the greatest simply
human event that history records.
The more it is studied the more ear
nest will be the prayers for peace that
will go up from the hearts of Ameri
cans on trie day set apart for that pur
pose by President Woodrow Wilson.
Smile Provokers \A
Crawford-What do you do when
a woman asks your advice?
Crawshaw-Find out what she
has made up her mind to do.-Judge
M?s. Flatte^Did you see the doc
tor about your indigestion to-day?
"Did he ask you to give up any
Yes; $2."-Yonkers Statesman.
Marie-"That's a beautiful gown
yon have on."
Molly-"Do you know that lace
is 40 years old?"
Marie-"That so? Make it your
self ?"_Balti more Sun.
Willie-Paw why do the good die
Paw-Because they wouldn't be
able to make a living and they
couldn't be elected to anything if
they lived, my son.
'*So your husband kept house and
cooked his own meals while yon
were away. Did he enjoy it?"
"He says he did, but I notice that
the parrot has learned to swear dur
ing my absence."-Boston Trans
Mother-Johnny, stop using such
Johnny-Well, mother, Shakes
peare used it.
Mothei-Then don't play with
him. He's no fit companion for you.
Maria -At the place where I was
spending my vacation this summer
a. fresh young man tried to kiss me.
He told me he'd never kissed a girl
in his life.
Ethel-What did you say to him?
Marie-I told him I was no agri
cultural experimental station.-New
The heroes of Ireland, England
and Scotland were all three brought
Paddy charged with stealing a
sa rt, the Englishman, a horse, and
the Scotchman, a cow.
The Scotchman was questioned
is to where he got the cow, and he
:iad it since it was a calf.
The Englishman said that the
jorae was his since it was a foal.
When Paddy was questioned, he
felt somewhat embarrassed, but
ifter a while he spoke up boldly:
'Shure, yer honor, I have that ould
jart since it was a wheelbarrow."
weather is now
invitation to our
come in and let
of goods that ar
all fresh, boughl
are not afraid tc
If you need
Underwear or F
We can sell you
M .Z.HZ JA Z ? ZHM uZ*
We invite y<
Men's and Boys'
received a large
HATS AND F
These were boug
in the country, c
and the quality
the reach of all.
If we have
stock we will ore
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October 1914 to
the 15th day of March 1915.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1914,
and December 31st, 1914.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1914, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before
February 1st, 1915, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time
all unpaid taxes will be collected by
the Sheriff. ~ .:: W/****^
The tax levies for the year 1914 are
For State purposes 6 mills
" Ordinary county 5 "
" Cons. school tax 3 "
" Bacon-Shaw S. D. sp.
Edgefield S. D.
" Long Cane S D.
" Liberty Hill S. D.
" Johnston S. D.
" Flat Rock S. D.
" Prescott S. D.
" P. Branch S. D. 15
" White Town S. D.
" Trenton S. D.
" Ward S. D.
" Moss S. D.
" ParksvilleS. D.
" ModocS. D.
" Oak Grove S. D.
" Red Hill S. D.
" Antioch S. D.
" Bacon-Pickeiis S.
.tment of our store
se for the fall an<
near at hand, so we
friends and the pu
us show them a spk
e marked very low.
; from leading mani
) guarantee every ai
Dry Goods, Notions
urnishings of all kir
Door to Dunovant
r FALL ST
ou. to call to see the
wear of all kinds,
stock of Fall CLO':
rht frcm the leading
onsequently the styl
the best. Our p
not what you wa
Jer it for you.
1 US SHOW you
orn & fflim
" " Shaw township -I 41
" Talbert S. D. 2 "
"RR Bonds Wise T'sp 1 1-4 "
"RR Bonds Pickens 3 "
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 "
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
"RR Bonds Blocker. 12 "
"RR Bonds Trenton
" Pickens 3 "
"RR Bonds Elmwood 12 "
"RR Bonds Elmwood- 3 "
" Pickens 3 "
" R R Bonds Johnston 3 "
" Edgefield sch'I bldg. 2 "
Town of Edgefield
Corporation purposes 10 "
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years except
those exempt by law are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 50 cents each is to be paid on
I all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, no
commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pav road tax.
JAMES T. MI MS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Hats to close out at 81.00 to
82.00, broken lots. 82.50 and ?4.00
was the regular prices.
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Just received a car of Thornhill
has been filled
I winter. Cold
extend a cordial J|
blic generally to
Our goods are
ifacturers, so we
stiele we sell.
, Clothing, Shoes,
ids, come to us.
idise very low.
latest styles ia^j
We have just
1 ALL KINDS, t
* manufacturers I
e? are the latest ?
rices are within ?
nt in our large t
There are 1,000 cheap paints and
a dozen really cheap ones.
That double word cheap is the
cause of wasting more money than
good paint costs, two or three times
Cheap paint is good paint; there
is no other; no other is cheap.
The two words sound alike but
their meanings are opposite. Cheap
costs double. Cheap is Devoe.
Stewart & Kernaghan sells it.
The next teachers' examination
will be held at Edgefield Friday,
Oct. 2. Questions upon the usual
branches, and work will begin
promptly at 9:30 a. m., and close at
4:30p.m. Applicants from other coun
ties will take notice that their pa
pers will be sent to home County
Hoard, unless they are teaching in
Edgefield County. White applicants
will report at court house; colored
at Macedonia school building.
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education,
Sept. 14, 1914.