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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, Oct. 7th.
The greatest man living may sfand
in need of the meanest, as much as
the meanest does of him.-FULLER.
The price will reduce the acreage all
The people should have been spared
the expense of S50.000 which the extra
session of the legislature will cost.
England has under consideration the
placing of an order in the United States
for 500,000 sweaters for her soldiers.
Every little bit helps.
Here's hoping tuat the Cotton Con
gress will bring more relief to the far
mers than the national Congress has
An appeal should be made to Burbank
to provide a lintless cotton for this exi
gency. We need to grow cotton next
year for the seed only.
Hundreds of plans have been sug
gested for holding up the price of cot
ton, but some how or other all of them
fall short of the mark. What is your j
Will somebody tell us how a circus
"makes ends meet" at a time like
this? Instead of taking the children
now, the old man'rather persuades them
not to go.
The member? of the legislature and
the chief executive will confer a favor
on'the people by being less belligerent
than during the past session. There is
already enough fighting going on in the
The only advice that we have to of
fer to ,the members of the general as
sembly who convened in extra session
yesterday is that they do as little as
possible and adjourn as early as possi
The French press states that the
people of France should follow the
example of Americans in setting apart
a day for prayer. We ar ? of the opin
ion that the French would be a better
people were they to emulate the Amer
icans in many things.
regarded as luxuries, thereby relieving
the masses of the people of the extra
burden as far as possible. None of th?
every-day family necessities will be
taxed. The rich and the rear-rich will
have to contribute the largest portion
of the $100,000 that will be needed an
nually until the war closes.
Farmers deserve and should receive
all the practical sympathy and co-ope
ration possible. Their present unfor
tunate plight is not due to any act of
thti'- own. However, if next year they
plant a large acreage in cotton, and
next fall find themselves in a worse
plight than now, they will have noone
to blame but themselves.
The schools over the county will soon
open for the approaching session. Let
all of the childre.i be nut in school.
Seize the opportunity to equip them
mentally so they will be able to cope
successfully with the reverses that are
sure to overtake them at some time in
life. Should they grow up in ignorance
and be "hewers of wood and drawers
of water" all of their lives, there will
be nothing but "hard times" in store
Of course, the Anderson people will
feel very heavily the loss of Mr. Wil
liam Banks who has resigned as edi
tor of The Intelligencer to enter an
other field of activity, but in the se
lection of Mr. W. W. Smoak as Mr.
Banks' successor no mistake has been
made. Mr. Smoak is not a novice in
newspaper work. He has had many
years of experience and has always
made good. We predict that The In
telligencer will continue to grow and
prosper under his management.
The War Tax.
Congress has had some difficulty in
agreeing upon what articles a special
tax must be levied in order to mise
funds to offset the decrece in revenue
is a result of curtailed imports. Since
the w r began all lines of business in
Euro, have been paralyzed, then"- be
ing practically no exports upon which
this country collects a duty. The de
crease in revenue has been about
39.000.00f per month.
There has been a disposition on the
part of congress, and rightly so, to
place a special tax on things that are
Governor of All the People.
Governor-elect Richard I. Manning
is already being beseiged by job hun
ters. In making his appointments, Mr.
Manning will follow the broad policy
which he announced in the campaign,
that of appointing men who are best
fitted regardless of whether they are
his political friends or not. He will be
governor of ail th; people. Isn't it re
freshing to again return to good old
way in South Carolina? Let every citi
zen feel that he is a partof South Car
olina, has a part in the government.
When it comes to doing his duty as
governor Mr. Manning will have no
"friends". He will "stand by" every
worthy citizen of the State.
Cotton Consumption Increased.
In this dark hour it is encouraging to
see that efforts are being made ail
along the line to consume all of the
cotton possible. A number of large
corporations, especially the flour and
corn mills, are substituting cotton for
jute bags, where heavy bags are need
ed. The postmaster-general has the
matter of using cotton twine in the
post-office department under considera
tion. About 1,700,000 pounds of twine
are used each year in handling the
mail, at a cost of about $200.000. It is
thought that cotton t .vine can be sub
stituted without loss to the govern
ment. The department has the matter
under consideration and will make the
change if possible. Every pound of
cotton that is consumed helps the cot
State Industrial School.
Very little is ever seen in the papers
about the South Carolina Industrial
School at Florence, yet we regard it as
one of the most important institutions
in this State. When a boy of tender
years falls into temptation and com
mits crime for the first time he should
not be dealt with as a hardened crimi
nal. He should be punished but in a
manner that will cause him to lead a
better life, rather than subject him to
humiliation that will permanently crush
the finer qualities of his nature.
That is the object of the State re
formatory at Florence. Instead of put
ting stripes on youthful criminals and
placing them in the penitentiary or,
worse still, on the chaingang, boys are
sent to this school of correction, and
in many instances they go away at
the end of the term with the determi
nation to make a new start.
Recently the city recorder of Colum
bia had to deal with three white boys
around 15 years of age. Instead of send
ing them to the city chaingang he or
dered them sent to the reformatory at
Florence. The probability is that these
three boys will come to themselves be
fore they serve a term at the school
for correction and resolve to lead an
upright, honorable life. Had they been
sent along with the hardened criminals*
for more severe punishment, they
doubtless would hava been so humilia
ted by the downfall and its conse
quences that no attempt would be made
hereafter to lead a respectable life.
Count the Mercies.
Number all the gifts of love;
Keep a daily, faithful record
Of the comforts from above.
Look at all the lovely green spots
In life's weary, desert way;
Think how many cooling fountains
Cheer our fainting heart each day,
Count the Mercies! Count the Mer
See them strewn along our way!
Count the Mercies, though the trials
Seem to number more each day;
Count the trials, too, as mercies.
Add them to the grand array.
Trials are God's richest blessing
Sent to prompt our upward flight
As the eaglets' nest, all broken,
Makes them fly to the loftier height.
Count the Mercies! Count the Mer
That bring heaven within our sight.
Let us number all our jewels,
Let us estimate their worth;
Let us thank the gracious giver
Strewing blessings o'er the earth;
Let our hearts o'erflow with glad
Let us tell the wonders o'er.
Till our multiplying treasures
Seem a countless, boundless store;
Then let praises, grateful praises,
Be our language evermore.
We carry an elegant line of la
dies' and misses coal suits. Give us
a trial and we will save you some
What Others Say
A New Suggestion.
The cotton holl should make ideal hat
trimming. How about using 10.000,
000 bolls therefor?-Greenville News.
Sow oats, wh^at. rye. clover, vetch,
and plant more corn. Reduce your cot
ton acreage half and you'll be happy
next fall.-Yorkville Enquirer.
Another Suggestion for Cotton.
Clothe the policemen and firemen in
khaki during the spring and summer
and so help spread the market .for cot
A farmer can make more money
with cotton at eight cents-providing
j he raise his own supplies-than a news
? paper can make selling his newspaper
j at $1.50 per year.-Gaffney Ledger.
There is not a one of us but has
1 something to be thankful for. Per
j sonally we are thankful that our boy is
I not big enough to try to read the pa
I pers and to ask us to pronounce all of
I those foreign names in the war stories
j for him. -Spartanburg Journal.
Don't Get "Blue."
The people of the United States
should be happy instead of blue. We
are at peace with ourselves and with
the world. We have plenty to eat and
I plenty to wear. There is no danger of
j a famine of any kind. We may have
' to forego some of the luxuries of life
1 but we could all do that and be none
j the worse therefor. There is no U3e
of being so blue.-Spartanburg Jour
I naL -
I The man who owes a debt should see
I his creditor and have an understanding
j with him. Don't stay away and trust
j to luck. Your paper will be maturing
! soon and it isjprobable that the one who
j has accommodated you has borrowed
j money from somebody partially on his
faith in your paper. If you don't pay
him promptly or give satisfaction, you
may seriously embarrass him, which
! no honest man would want to do.
i Lancaster News.
Members of the bar and the press of
I the state are endorsing Hon M L Smith
' to succeed Judge Ernest Gary as judge
of the Fifth Judicial circuit. Mr. Smith
is one of the prominent and learned
lowyers of this section and we know of
no man who could fill the position bet
ter than he. His appeals for law and
order during the late campaign are re
membered, and should he be selected
by the next legislature the state wiU
have an able and impartial judged
A teacher recently received the
following from the motherof an ab
"Dere mnm: please eggi?cuse Wil
ly. He didn't have but one pair of
pants an' I kep him home to wash
them, an' Mrs. OToole's goat come
and et them of the line an' that awt
to be eggscuse euuff, goodness nose.
Yours with respeck. MRS. B."
The news of the young woman's
engagement had just been made
public. She was in the little store
one day when the clerk laughingly
said: Well, Miss Gertrude, I see
it's coming off soon."
The young woman caught ner
vously at her clothing. 'My good
ness, she said. What?"
A young man, leading a dog by a
chain, stopped at the corner. An
Irishman asked what breed the dog
was. The owner looked thc ques
tioner insolently up and down and
then replied, with a drawl, "It's a
cross between an ape and an Irish
"Faith, thin we're both reiatcd
to the beast," was the ready retort
"I wish you wouldn't try to sell
an airship to my husband, said a
lady caller to an aeronaut."
"Why not, madam, pray?" asked
"Because he is not to be trusted
with one, replied the wife."
But, madam, our hying machines
are all ?vbat we call fool-proof, in
sisted the aeronaut.
"Yes, ordinarily perhaps, said the
wife, but vou haven't met my hus
A revival was being held at a
small colored Baptist church in
Southern Georgia. At one of the
meetings the evangelist, after an
earnest but fruitless exhortation, re
quested all of the congregation who
wanted their souls washed white as
snow to stand up. One old darkey
"Don' yo' want yo' soul washed
w'ite as snow, Brudder Jones?"
"Mah soul done been washed w'ite
as snow, pahson."
"Whah wu/, yo' soul washed
w'ite as snow, Brudder Jones?"
''Over yander to the Methodis'
chu'ch crost de railroad."
"Lawd. Brudder Jones, yo' soul
wa'n't washed-h't were dry cleaned
1 weather is now
1 invitation to our
B come in and let i
i of goods that ar*
I all fresh, bought
? are not afraid tc
If you need
Underwear or Fi
We can sell you i
We invite y<
Men's and Boys'
received a large
HATS AND F
These were bou?
in the country, c
and the quality
the reach of all.
If we have
stock we will or(
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 tax levies for the year 1914 are
For State purposes 6 mills
" Ordinary county 5 "
" Cons. school tax 3 "
" Bacon-Shaw S. D. sp. 4 "
.' Edgefield S. D. 5 "
" Long Cane S D. 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 8 "
" Colliers 3 "
" Flat Rock S. D. 4 "
" Prescott S. D. 3 "
P. Branch S. D. 15 5 "
" White Town S. D. 4 "
" Trenton S. D. 5 "
" Ward S. D. 2 "
" Moss S. D. 3 **
" Parksville S. D. 4 "
" Modoc S. D. 2 "
" Oak Grove S. D. 3 "
" Red Hill S. D. 4 "
" Antioch S. D. 4 "
"Bacon-Pickens S. D. 4 "
'tment of our store
ie for the fall an<
near at hand, so we
friends and the pu
us show them a sple
e marked very low.
; from leading mani
) guarantee every ai
Dry Goods, Notions
urnishings of all kir
Door to Dunovant
r FALL ST
)u to call to see the
wear of all kinds,
stock of Fall CL01
rht from the leading
onsequently the styl
the best. Our p
i not what you wa
1er it for you.
: US SHOW you
3rn & Mim
" " Shaw township 4 "
I " Talbert S. D. 2 "
" R Pw Bonds Wise T'sp 1 1-4 44
I "RR Bonds Pickens 3 "
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 "
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
"RR Bonds Blocker 12 "
"RR Bonds Trenton
" Pickens 3 "
" R R Bonds Elmwood 12 "
"RR Bonds Elmwood- 3 "
" Pickens 3 "
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 "
" Edgefield sch'l 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 co a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 50 cents each is to be paid on
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 pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Hats to close out at 81.00 to
82.00, broken lots. *'2.50 and *4.00
was the regular prices.
F. G. Mer ti ns, Augusta, Ga.
Just received a car of Thornhill
Wilson & Cantelou.
has been filled
i winter. Cold
extend a cordial
blic generally to
Our goods are
ifacturers, so we
rticle we sell.
, Clothing, Shoes,
ids, come to us.
idise very low.
We have just
ALL KINDS, t
? manufacturers i
es are the latest 5
rices are within ?
nt in our large
A pply Sloan's Freely for Lum
Your attacks of lumbago are not
nearly so hopeless as they seem.
You can relieve them almost in
stantly by a simple application of
Sloan's Liniment on the back and
loins. Lumbago is a form of rheu
matism, and yields perfectly to
Sloan's, which penetrates quickly
all in through the sore, tender mns
cles, limbers up the back and makes
it feel tine. Get a bottle of Sloan's
liniment for 25 cents of any drug
gist and have it in the house
against colds, sore and swollen
joints, rheumatism, neuralgia, sciati
ca and like ailments. Your money
back if not satisfied, but it does
give almost instant relief.
Hopeless Lung Trouble Cured.
Many recoveries from lung troub
les are due to Dr. Bell's Pine Tar
Honey. It strengthens the lungs,
checks the cough and gives relief at
once. Mr. W S Wilkins, Gates, N.
C. writes "I used Dr. Bell's Pine
Tar Honey in a case given up as
hopeless and it effected a complete
cure." Get a bottle of Dr. Bell's
Pine Tar Honey. If your cough is
dry and hacking let it trickle down
the throat, you will surely get re
lief. Only 25c at your druggist.