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f. L. PALMS....Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
T he greatest man living may sfand
in need of the meanest, as much as
the meanest does of him.-FULLER.
Wednesday, Oct. 14th.
Unfortunately, the dogs of war never
suffer from hunger.
Do not neglect the winter legumes.
They feed the soi! while it rests.
When cotton sells for 7 cents and
bacon for 17 cents things are badly out
The Allies seem to be willing for the
redoubtable little Belgians to fight
their own battles.
The Germans would modernize Byron
"On with the war! let suffering be
Let every farmer in Edgefield coun
ty plan to have more oats in 1915 than
the traditional Carter had. Now is the
time to begin sowing.
The forts are yet to be constructed
that can withstand the fire of German
guns day after day. Gibraltar itself
would be considerably scarred.
There are yet three months in which
scores and possibly hundreds of ver
dicts of the criminal courts of the
State will be annulled .by the chief
The eschewing of silk and the uni
versal adoption of cotton hosiery would
be doubly advantageous. In addition
to consuming more cotton, the purchase
price would consume less cash.
While cotton is lower than it has
been in 20 years, do not look altogether
on the dark side of the picture. Oc
casionally think of the well-filled cribs.
lt is probably that more corn will be
harvested throughout Edgefield this
fall than ever before.
fcVLet'Santa Claus' pouch be as big
and bulging as ever. The war~shou)d
not make ravages into the little folk's
Christmas. This admonition is not as
untimely as it may seem. Doubtless
some fathers are already fplanning to
curtail the Christmas joys of the chil
dren in the home.
The counties that have dispensaries
are tempting their citizens to snend
money for whiskey that should be used
for ether and better purposes in this
exigency. Frankly and seriously, are
you not glad that Edgefield county
does not thus tempt its citizens'.'
Do not let the boys remain out of
school even for a day. After a boy?
becomes large enough to be helpful
about the farm the temptation to^keep I
him at home a day or two every week
is very great. He then falls behind in
his classes and finally loses interest in
his studies altogether.
Do not complain when your children
are promoted at school, necessitating
the buying of new books. The money
you put in school books is the very
best investment that you can make for
your children. It is far better than
hoarding money for them to waste aftar
you are dead.
War Prime Cause
It is not alone the closing of the
New York Cotton Exchange that has
caused the stagnation in the cotton
market. Were the European spindles
now in operation and were commerce
across the water normally active,
cotton would to-day be selling for 10
cents and upwards. The closing of the
New York exchange has of course
something to do with the present situ
ation, but it is not the prime cause. 1
When the exchange opens the price of
cotton will rally but little, if the indi
cations are then that the war will con- '
tinue unabated:for a year or more.
Protect Your Ciedit.
At a time like this there are but few
men who can meet all financial obliga
tions promptly, yet it is possible for
everyone to protect his ( edit. Instead
of evading your creditors and keeping
from them a knowledge of your affair?,
call upon them and pay what you can
on your indebtedness. Then make a
clean breastof your financial condition,
assuring them that you will continue to
make payments at the earliest possi
Every individual, especially those of
limited means, should safeguard his
reputation for the prompt payment of
debts. Such a reputation is an asset
that should be prized above measure.
Should your good name suffer in this
particular, it will requi.e many years
to repair the damage. The immortal
Walter Scott never penned a truer
statement than this: '"Credit is like a
looking glass, which, when once sullied
by breath, may be wiped clear again;
but if once cracked can never be re
Do not allow your credit to become
"cracked" even at a time like this.
Safeguard it by every possible means.
Train to be Discontinued.
There are hundreds of ways in which
we will feel the effects of the war, al
though thousands of miles from its
heart-sickening scenes. One unexpec
ted way will be the return to the for
mer inconvenient passenger schedule
to Augusta. Railroads, like other cor
porations, and individuals as well, are
forced to curtail expenses in propor-1
tion to the decrease in the volume of
their business. Pursuing this policy of
enforced retrenchment, the Southern
railroad has obtained permission from
the railroad commission to discontinue
the early morning train from Columbia
to Augusta and also the late afternoon
train out of Augusta.
This means that within a short time
persons going to Augusta on business
will ?have only about^two hours in
the city, if they return the same day.
The through train from the North is
usually from a half to an hour late in
the winter, which will delay the arrival
in Augusta. Such a change is unfor
tunate for the travelling public. But
if the business does not warrant the
present passenger service, the road
can not be censured for reducing ex
penses any more than a merchant can
for reducing his saiesforce at dull sea
The order was grantej by the rail
road commission upon condition that
the train would again be put on as soou
as there is a revival of business.
Should be Exhibited.
The manufacturers of Ford auto
mobiles ought to buy Frank Logan
and his car for exhibition purposes
at the Panama Exposition. There
is hardly another car in South Car
olina that bas the record for endu
rance that this particular car has.
And it will yet survive some that
appear to be better groomed. The
Ford car was made for Frank Lo
gan and vice versa. He and his
car never go into winter quarters.
A FAIR WARNING.
One That Should be Heeded by
Frequently the first sign of kid
ney trouble is a slight ache or
pain in the loins. Neglect of this
warning makes the way easy for
more serious troubles-dropsy,
gravel, Bright's disease. 'Tis well to
pay attention to the first sign.
Weak kidneys generally grow weak
er and delay is often dangerous.
Residents of this community place
reliance in Doan's kidney pills.
This tested remedy has been used
in kidney trouble over 50 years-is
recommended all over the civilized
world. Read the following Edge
Mrs. G T Padgett, Edgefield,
says: * My back ached ar.d pained
all the time. In the morning when
I got up, I was so sore and stiff
that I could hardly bend over. I
tired easily and it was an effort to
do my housework. I also had head
aches aud dizzy spells and my sight
blurred. I got Doan's kidney pills
at Penn & Holstein's drug store
and they relieved me from the first.
Whenever my back gives me any
trouble now, I take Doan's kidney
pills and they never fail to give me
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mrs. Padgett had. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
A Good Drug Store. i
It takes more than a stock of ,
drugs and good intentions to make
a good drug store. It requires an
intimate knowledge of weighing, i
measuring and mixing, which comes '
only after careful study and experi- t
ence. Your prescriptions will be 1
properly filled at our store. We \
have every modern facility and-we .
Penn & Holstein.
Clever Swindler Reaps Rich
A clever swindler has been fleec
ing several country merchants in
our county. A man representing him
self to be C. C. Jackson, a travel
ing salesman for The Graves-Man
ning Manufacturing company,
crockerv manufacturers of Newark,
Ohio, recently made a tour of the
county, calling upon several conn
try merchants. After exhibiting his
wares and urgently soliciting an or
der he would purchase some article
of merchandise and state that in
order to pay for it the merchant
would have to cash his weekly ex
pense check, he being short of cash.
From one merchant he purchased
a razor and presented a check for
?16.50. The unsuspecting merchant
deducted the price of the razor and
gave the drummer the difference in
cash. From another he purchased
some jewelry and presented a check
for ?2?. '1 he price of jewelry was
likewise deducted in this instance
and the remainder paid iu cash.
From a third he received ?11 in
cash for a similar check, which was
represented as being his weekly ex
pense check. Frc ra a fourth mer
chant he purchased a pair of shoes
and offered a check in payment as
he did to his other viciims but as
the merchant did not have on hand
sufficient cash to pay the difference
the drummer brought the shoes to
Edgefield and told the merchant
that he would leave the money with
a local hotel proprietor after having
the check cashed here. This of
course he did not do. He made no
effort to have any of his checks
cashed by the Edgefield banks.
In the due course of busiuess the
checks which were drawn on the
Commercial Bank and Trust compa
ny of Newark, Ohio, were deposited
in bank and forwarded for collec
tion. All of the checks were return
ed unpaid, accompanied by the
statement that there was no such
bank in Newark. In addition to
losing their merchandise and the
cash paid the man representing
himself to be a drummar, the mer
chants had to pay the protest fee
on the checks.
The checks were regularly drawn
aud bore no evidence that would
lead ont to suspect they were bogus.
They were lithographed, regularly
numbered, the number being above
5,000, and were signed by the
Graves Manning Manufacturing)
company, per D. C. Graves, mana
ger, the name of the concern being
also in large lithographed letters
across the body of the check. The
name of the bank was in the lower
left corner. The trick of the swind
ler was so clever that nine mer
chants out ol ten who are remotely
situated fi om a bank would be
an easy victim. A fifth merchant in
this county would bave been minus
some cash and a rain coat, which
the fellow pretended to want, had
it not been that the merchant had
urgent need for his cash to pay for
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. VV 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.
FOR RENT-Eight-room, two
story residence on Columbia street.
Servant's house, well and good gar
den on premises. Apply to Mrs.
T. G. Talbert, Parksville, or to M.
C. Parker, Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Poland China pigs,
pure breed, sire duly registered.
Price $5 per pair if delivered this
week. O. B. Anderson, Edgefield.
FOR SALE-One building lot
on Jeter street. Apply to C. M.
Thomas, Edgefield, S. C.
WANTED-A good milk cow
Fresh to pail. Mrs. A. G. Burk
halter, North Augusta, S. C.
WANTED-A middle-aged white
woman to help with house work,
also wishing said lady to be satis
fied to live in country. Good home
guaranteed. Mrs. H. H. McElmur
ray, Grovetown, Ga-R F D 2.
I OR RENT: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
iary out buildings. Apply to J. L.
Sr, Kirsg's New Discovery
KILLS THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS.
V/e have received this week a shipment
of Children's and Boys' Clothing, amounting
to over $1200.00. These goods were made
for a firm in Riehmond, Va., but owing to
the condition of the eountry they refused to
take the goods, and the manufacturer of New
York has ordered goods shipped to me to
dispose of them, and we have the authority
to sell them at a Big Reduction. Made by
one of the largest manufacturers of boys'
clothing. They are well made and patterns
are handsome. Prices as follows:
$4.50 Boys' ?Snits at $2.98
$10.00 Boys' ?Suits at $5.98
Sizes up to 18 years
$8.00 Boys' Suits at
$6.00 Boys' Suits at $3.50
$12.00 Boys' Suits at $7.50
One lot of Children's Suits, sizes 2\s to S's. Prices as follows:
2.25 Suits at..$1.25 3.50 Suits at.$1.90
$5.00 Blue Serge at.$2.98
We also carry a full line of Dress Goods, Shoes, Coat Suits, Cloaks, Men's Clothing
and Millinery at a Big Reduction Price.
REMEMBER WE SELL EVERYTHING FOR LESS
EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA
We're Gunning for lour Business
And we've got the BEST AMMUNITION you ever
saw with which to bring down "the game/' that is if
the male public hereabouts has any regard for thrift
and economy. Just think, NOW, at the very outset
of the season to be able to purchase a suit or over
coat at a big reduction, and all this season's new
goods. The suit and over sale includes Hart, Schaff -
and MarA-that's why you should act.
25 Per Cent Off
On aii}r Suit or Overcoat in our entire Store:
$30.00 Suits or Ouercoats at.
$25.00 Suits or Overcoats at -.
$20.00 Suits or Overcoats at.
$15.00 Suits or Overcoats at.
IO Per Cent. Off
On anything else in the store-Hats, Caps, Furnishings-provided the purchase
is for $1.00 or more, Carhart's $1.00 Overalls excepted. These prices are for
CAS? ONLY. Come in and see about it.
F. G. MERTINS
854 BROAD STREET AUGUSTA, GEORGIA