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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Prospciiiy is no just scale; adver
sitv is the only balarice to weigh
Wednesday, Oct. 21st.
Villa says he now wants peace, but
Carranza had better keep his powder
dry while peace negotiations are on.
What has become of the weather
prophet who about this time of the
year predicts that a hard winter lies
Cotton growers are not suffering
alone. Stocks have declined all along
the line and will doubtless remain down
until the nations of Europe settle their
A Maryland judge has ruled that
death from hazing at college is mur
der. If dealt with and punished as
murder, cruel hazing would soon be
Should the legislature pass an act j
eliminating cotton altogether next
year, it would require several hundred
of those German siege guns to enforce j
it in Edgefield county alone.
The schools throughout the county |
are opening. There should be no short
age in the crop of pupils. Let the
number increase from year to year in
the same proportion that the popula
Better utilize rainy days by hauling
leaves and litter from the woods into
the barnyard, thus setting your own
fertilizer plant in operation. The man
who starts earliest will reap the largest |
output from his factory.
President Wilson and Col. Henry
Watterson have smoked the pipe of
peace, and hereafter this veteran edi
tor will be singing the praises of the
"schoolmaster in politics", instead of
heaping vituperation upon him.
If you would adopt the live-at-home
plan of conducting your farm, do not
neglect the fall and winter garden.
With corn in the crib, several hogs in
the pen and an abundant supply of
"greens" in the garden, the "wolf"
can be kept from the door in spite of
If farmers expect to eliminate, or
rather materially reduce the cotton
acreage next year, they should not wait
until early in the new year to make
their plans for 1915. Now is the time
to "put in" a large crop of grain.
N:.xt year's farming operations must
begin at once.
Hold or not to hold, that is the all
absorbing question with farmers now,
especially these who owe money. Sell
ing at present price means that only
about ?O?per cent, of the indebtedness ?
will be paid, and the outlook rather
indicates that there will be no mate
rial advance under a year or two. Bet
ter sell if vou owe money.
There is a dearth of stock feed in the
country, if one is to judge by the large
quantity of cotton seed meal and hulls
that is being hauled in every direction
If cotton is curtailed next year, as it
must be of necessity, and the supply
of seed is like wise reduced, v/hat will
be used a year hence for feeding cat
tle? Better begin planning to grow it
at home in abundance.
Clemson's Income Curtailed.
Unless the legislature comes to the
asristance of Clemson college, by in
creasing the annual appropriation to
that institution, it will be forced cn
account of its diminished income to
discontinue some departments of its
work. The fertilizer tax, all of which
is turned over to Clemson, will be less
next year than it has probably been in
10 years. In the first place, owing to
the war in Europe curtailing the sup
ply of kainit, farmers can not possibly
obtain as much fertilisera as usual,
and in the second place there are hun
dreds and thousands of farmers
throughout South Carolina who will not
be able to purchase the limited quanti
ty of guano that will be offered for
sale next year. Thus it is practically
certain that Clemson's income from
this source will be reduced by at least
half next year.
Concert of Action Needed.
We sympathize with and commend
the members of the general assembly
who are honestly endeavoring to frame
a ?aw or laws that will bring relief to
the farmers in their extremity, but it
i? useless to enact a law providing for
the issuing of bonds or to prohibit the
planting of a normal acreage in cotton
next year unless the other cotton grow
ing states take a like action. Texas
alone can produce almost as much cot
ton as the American mills ca-i consume
in a year. Just what Texas is disposed
to do in this exigency we are not in
formed. Surely though the farmers
of the Lone Star state will join hands
with their brother farmers of the South
in their efforts to avert bankruptcy.
Great is the pity that the effort to
aid farmers by each state issuing bonds
was not undertaken earlier. Granting
that all of the states in the cotton belt
fall in line by the adoption of this
means, the plan can not be perfected
and put into actual operation before
the small farmer is forced to sell the
major portion of his cotton. He has
ptessi?g obligations that must be met,
in part at least, and by the time the
fertilizer dealer, the ?grocer, the dry
goods merchant and the bank are each
paid something there will be but little
cotton left to reap the benefit of a be
lated marketing scheme. However, if
all of the cotton producing states will
fall in line, some p.an can be devised
which will alford relief that will be
needed during the ensuing year as well
as at present.
U. D. C. Meeting.
On Tuesday afternoon at the
residence of Mrs. J. L. Mims, thc
monthly meeting of the V. D. C.
was held, Mrs. J. H. Nicholson pre
siding. A large number of the mem
bership were in attendance. Busi
ness was attended to, among other
things the election of delegates to
tho state convention at Yorkville
and the general convention in Sa
vannah, the latter taking place early
in November. For the Savannah
convention, Mrs. J. S. Byrd and
Miss Sallie Parker were chosen, and
Miss Mamie Lake was selected as
historian of the chapter, to attend
the Yorkville meeting. The chapter
also urgjd Mrs. Nicholson as presi
dent to represent the Edgefield
chapter, which she hopes to do,
The historical program was one
of unusual interest. Miss Lake be
ing in charge of this. A vocal solo,
"My old Kentucky home" was
sung by Mrs. Ida Sheppard, with
piano accompaniment by Mrs. G
E. May. Two papers were read, the
first by Mrs. AV. L. Dunovant, her
subject being, "The confidence
placed by southerners in their ne
gro slaves, and bow justified." This
was most fully and interestingly
prepared by Mrs. Dunovant and
contained true pictures from the
experience of her own family and
friends here in Edgefield. She
showed how well the southern con
fidence had been justified in the
faithful lives ot" many of these in
the long ago.
Another paper was "Hardships
suffered by the refugees from
the seacoast." Mrs. N. G. Evans
had prepared this and read it to the
chapter, giving the names of some
of our Edgefield families who had
come to our town during those try
ing times, bereft of home and mon
ey. and finding a shelter and friends
in the hospitality of the ancient
village. Among them were the Bees,
Walkers, Shccuts, most of whom
are represented in Edgefield by
honored descendants. Mr. Walker
was for many year? rector of the
Episcopal church here, and the ex
perience as related by his daughter,
Miss Emily Walker, was very in
At the close of this program ice
cream and calce were served. The
next place of meeting will be with
Miss Sophie Dobson on the regular
Tuesdav in November.
Sermon for Teachers.
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn preached a
special sermon at Ked Hill Sunday
for the teachers of that section.
There were present Miss Lila Lan
ham and Miss Mary Townes of the
Red Hill school, Miss Lula Quarles
and Miss Ferguson of the Antioch
school, Miss Buford Lyles of the
Prescott school, Mrs. Bradford and
Miss Pindar of the Colliers school,
Miss Scott and Mrs. Joseph Bussey,
nee Miss Leila Kemp, of the Flat
Rock school. Besides the teachers,
there were a large number of other
persons present. His splendid dis
course was well received.
10 per cent off on hats, shirts,
underwear, sweaters, boys suits,
raincoats. The best goods for the
least price at
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
What Others Say
Don't Know Yet.
Geminy Christmas, don't those fried
oysters taste good!-The State.
This is the extra session that was not
to he called unless Richards were nom
inated for governor.-Greenville Pied
How Would They Know?
If the youncrmen would agree not to
court any girls except those who wear
cotton dresses the "wear cotton move
ment would be a successful one.
"Wear Cotton Dresses."
The women of Sharon, York county,
have organized a "Wear Cotton Dress
es" society-the first in the state per
haps. These bethe "Rosesof Sharon",
and they will be fair and beautiful. -
Strong Navy Needed.
The best reasons for a strong navy
are all excellently proven by England's
position in the present war. United
States must similarly be able to pro
tect her borders from foreign invasion,
as we have no army.- Orangeburs;
Times and Democrat.
The attack of Governor Please on j
the legisiaturo-elect is absolutely un-?
called for. The next general assem
bly will be the equal of any the state i
has ever had and will he far superior to ?
many that it has had in years gone by. j
The people of nearly every county in
the state have chosen strong men to
represent them and the affairs of the
state will be safe in the hands of the j
new legislature, the governor to' the [
contrary notwithstanding. -Spartan-1
No Time For Politics.
You can't teach an old dog new
tricks. That proverb is again illustra- j
ted by Governor Blease's special mes
sage to the extra session. About nine
tenths of it is devoted to exploitation
of his political record, republication of
his campaign speeches and interviews
and about one-tenth to consideration
of the questions the legislature was
called to act on. This is no time for
personal or partisan politics. The
emergency confronts all classes of our
citizenship and there should be har
monious action in the effort to reach a
Mrs. McBride-Oh, John, don't
cut yoar pie with a knife.
McBride-Huh! You onght to be
thankful that I don't call for a can
"I wonder how many men will
be made unhappy when I marry,
said the flirt."
"How many do you expect to
marry? asked her dearest friend."
Mr. Newlywed-Did you sew the
button on my coat, darling?
Mrs. Newlywed-No, love, I
could not find the button, and so I
just sewed up the buttonhole.-Tit
The young man carefully remov
ed the cigars from his vest pocket
and placed them on the piano. Then
he opened his arms.
But the young girl did not flutter
"You, she said coldly, have loved
The careful husband had given
his wife some money to put into
the family sinking fund, but she
had spent it. Two or three days
later she asked for more.
"Didn't I give you some last
Monday he inquired in the well
known manner of husbands under
"Yes, but I spent it"
"Spent it? I thought you had laid
it away for a rainy dav."
"I did, Henry, she smiled sweet
ly. I bought a raincoat, an umbrel
la and a pair of rubbers with it."
Early in her speech the militant
suffragist struck the keynote of
emancipation from masculine con
'The day of tryanny is past," she
said. "Men may command, but we
no longer obey."
It was a stirring speech. At in
tervals throughout its delivery an
insignificant looking little man in
the rear of the hall called out
"Louder please," and each time the
speaker pitched her voice in a high
er key. When, in obedience to his
often repeated requests, she had ap
parently attained a vocal limit she
"Can you not hear what I say?"
"Perfectly said the little man."
"Then why have you been asking
me to speak louder?"
"Just to show, said he, that in
spite of your bragging a great fine
woman like you will still do what
a little, no-account man like me
asks her to."-N. Y. Times.
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 Mar^-that's why you should act.
25 Per Cent
On any 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.
10 Per Cent
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
CASH ONLY. Come in and see about it.
F. G. MERTIN:
854 BROAD STREET AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
NOTICE TO I
We wish to notify our custom
ers that we will not accept cot
ton on account at 10 cents after
October 26th, 1914. We will
give the market price after that
W. W. ADAMS & CO.
Edgefield, South Carolina