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Take care to be an economist in |
prosperity; there is no fear of your
being one in adversity-ZIMMER.
Wednesday, Oct. 28th.
"Made-in-Germany"-the war now
in progress. I
The happiest man in this crisis is
The "Zeppelins" seem to be the
most dreaded of all the "powers."
"On to London", say the Germans.
"Where, oh where, are the militants?
The low price of cotton will curtail
the "Buy-a-bule-of-hay" movement
among the farmers next spring.
It appears that the "hard times"
will force people to leave off their:
highfalutin' functions and go back to [
the old-time candy-pullin'.
The mutations of Providence are
such that even the mule has his day. I
Don't you know the long-eared beasts
of burden are secretly rejoicing be-1
cause they will not have to draw hun- j
dreds of thousands of tons of guano
out to the farms over South Carolina's
bad roads next spring?
When you become discouraged al
most to the point of giving up the ship j
compare your condition with that of
the Belgian farmer, and your heart
will not only well up with gratitude
but you will renew your hold on life
and resolve to press forward until
there is a turn in the lane.
Since we read in the papers a few !
days ago that in about two weeks
$400,000,000 of reserve funds will be
turned loose through the regional banks
for tlie benefit of the southern people,
we have been trying to figure out how
we are going to get our share. Thus
far the problem is unsolved. .
Lawlessness in Texas.
A dispatch states that certain out
laws in Texas who call themselves
"nightriders" have posted notes on
the doors of merchants who are pay
ing less than 10 cents for cotton warn
ing them that if they continue such
prices their stores will be burned.
Some ginneries have likewise been
If the governor of Texas is a MAN,
the kind of a man that is needed at the
helm of the Ship of State in a crisis
like this, he will forthwith put a stop
to such outlawry. This is no time for
lawlessness, but rather sober, serious,
honest judgment should prevail.
Raise More Horses.
Having been forced to abandon cot
ton to a large extent for a year or
more at least, farmers, in casting about
for a substitute upon which to concen
trate their efforts, should engage more
largely in stock raising, particularly I
horse raising. There is a strong de
mand from Europe for good horses and
it is probable that this demand will
last for a decade. "Even after peace is
declared the demand will continue, as
the depleted farms will have to be
restocked with horses from this and
There will too, continue an increas
ing demand from Europe while the
.war lasts, as it requires 770,000 for the
complete mobilization of the German
army and the French artillery is said
to require 250,000 horses. As these
animals are slain in battle and die from
disease they will have to be replaced.
It especially behooves southern far
mers to give more attention to raising
horses and mules.' In the past they
have not supplied the demand in the
cotton belt. Thousands upon thou
sands have been shipped from the west
every spring. The increased foreign
demand will cause an advance in west
ern stock unless the supply ke'?ps pace
with the demand, which is not likely,
especially for some time. When nor
mal conditions are restored after the
war the South will need to bring in a
a large number of horses and mule? in
order to resume its firming operations
on a normal basis. After passing
through a season of unusual stringency,
southern farmers will then be unable
to buy western stock at any price, to
say nothing of an advanced price.
A thoughtful farmer can easily 3ee
that for numerous reasons it will be to
his interest to begin at once to raise
stock at home. Grow grain and hay
in large quantities where cotton has
been planted so as to make abundant
feed for the home raised stock.
There are a large number of people
in South Carolina who believe that the
time for inaugurating an active cam
paign , for state-wide prohibition in
South Carolina has arrived, and look
ing to that end a conference was held
in Columbia last Thursday to begin ac
tive planning for the campaign. The
conference was composed of thought
ful, intelligent men from all walks of
life who were enthusiastic over the
prospect of a sweeping victory, each
one bringing a report from his section
, to the effect that public sentiment is
; largely in favor of voting whiskey out
of South Carolina altogether. Through
the circulation of petitions in all the
counties, the legislature will be asked
to provide an election some time next
summer. A report of the conference as
published in The State, giving in full
the resolutions which were adopted,
will be found elsewhere in this issus,
j Three-fourths of the State is already
"dry" and it is confidently believed
that the people, if given an opportuni
ty, will swing South Carolina into line
with i:he other prohibition* states. It
will be recalled that in practically all
of the elections held upon the question
of the re-establishment of the dispen
sary, where the dispensaries were vo
ted back, the majority in favor of
the dispensary was exceedingly small,
while on the other hand in counties
like Abbeville and others where the
dispensary advocates were defeated the
majority was overwhelmingly against
whiskey. This leads prohibitionists to
believe that even in some of the ll
"wet" counties a majority will now be
cast for prohibition. Surely the citi
zens of these counties, after seeing
men spending their money for whiskey
who during this financial stringency
need every dollar for the support of
their families, will vote to remove the
temptation. Are you not glad that
Edgefield county removed the tempta
tion long ago?
There has been a perceptible revul
sion of sentiment concerning the right
of one county to sell whiskey to the de
moralization of all counties contiguous
to it. Many people do not believe that
Lexington county should be allowed
to establish a dispensary at Batesburg,
practically on the Saluda line, and
thereby demoralize the people of Sa
luda county. The old argument that
one county has a right to conduct its
own affairs to the utter disregard of
the rights of other counties has be
come threadbare and to a large extent
has losi; its force.
In settling other problems that affect
the interasts of the whole people coun
ties are not allowed to act separately.
Why then should an exception be made
in dealing with the whiskey question?
In the matter of curtailing the cotton
acreage for next year, the members of
the legislature now in session have not
hesitated, without consulting the peo
ple, to pass a state-wide law. Why
not allow the people to take the same
step with reference to whiskey?
Would the members of the general as
sembly consider for a moment a law
permitting ll counties to go unre
stricted in the matter of planting cot
ton next; year, curtailing the acreage
only in the remaining counties? Em
phatically, no. The farmers in the
thirty-odd counties would suffer from
the unrestricted production of cotton
in the ll counties. In like manner
many of the" dry" counties are suffer
ing from the sale of whiskey in theil
We do not any longer hear the cry
that a prohibition law can not be en
enforced. Prohibition has been a pro
nounced success in a score or more
counties for nearly a decade, and no
inducement would be sufficient to cause
these counties to return to the de
moralization that prevailed under the
old whiskey dispensation. Not only is
prohibition a success in the counties
that have small towns within their bor
ders but has aloo been a signal success
in the counties of Greenville, Spartan
burg, Anderson and others. While it
is true that a prohibitory law would be
difficult of enforcement in Charleston
and Columbia, yet is it not true that
now, even now with the dispensaries
scattered about these cities, the law is
flagrantly violated? Blind tigers are
keeping "open house" in Columbia and
Charleston. It could scarcely be worse
under prohibition. The only way these
cities would be effected by prohibition
would be the losis of enormous liquor
profits that now come largely from the
earnings of people who can least afford
to spend money for whiskey.
25 per cent off on suits and all
overcoats. 10 per cent off on all
other goods in the store. We are
overstocked and need the money.
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
What Others Say
Stop and Think.
When a man makes you mad it may
not be "pure cussedness" on his part.
He may be right and you may pe
wrong. -Anderson Intelligencer.
Agin the Extra Session.
Tho longer the extra session lasts,
the more respect we have for the wis
dom of those Southern governors who
have refused to issue calls for extra
sessions of their legislatures. -Green
Many people think that liberty means
the right to do as one pleases, whether
it be right or wrong and regardless of
the interests of others. ' That is amis
take, for liberty means the right to do
what is right, and that only.-Orange
burg Times and- Democrat.
Not So "Hard Up."
Reports that Spartanburg farmers
.are plowing cotton under rather than
Eick it indicates that they are not so
ard up after all. Six or seven cents
a pound is not so very much, but it is
that much more than nothing, and if a
man must have money, he would
scarcely waste this much.-Greenville
Kansas All Right.
Those Southern farmers who may
have doubts as to whether it pays to
raise corn, wheat and other foodstuffs
would do well to reflect on the recent
statement of the bank commissioner of
Kansas, which shows that deposits in
the 937 State and private banks and
trust companies of the Sunflower Com
monwealth increased twelve million
dollars from June to September, ob
serves a contemporary.--Columbia
Dispensary and Hard Times.
Some are urging the legislature to
pass a law closing all the dispensaries
m the state because of hard times.
They don't understand the question.
Better close them in flush times, for
then there would be a great deal more
drinking. It isn't the amount of money
that is spent for liquor that does the
most harm, though that is bad enough;
but the liquor itself.
In this case, as in ali others, the man
is worth more than the dollar. Dis*
pensaries do a great deal more harm in
flush times than in hard times, becau?
more liquor is bought then.
The truth is, and some are just now
learning it, that there ought never to
be dispensaries, or other liquor shops,
in South Carolina.-Newberry Ob
Smile Provokers 4
Willie-Paw, how long does a
Paw-Usually until the last quar
ter is gone, my son.-^Ciucinnatti
"I wonder how many men will be
made unhappy when I marry, Baid
"How many do you expect to
marry?*' answered her dearest
Judge-And you still claim to be
innocent, although six witnesses say
they saw you commit the crime?
Prisoner-Your honor, I can pro
duce 6,000 who didn't see.-Cor
Bix-You may depend upon it
that your friends won't forget you
as long sis you have money.
Dix-That's right; especially if
you have borrowed it frc m them.
"Charlie, said tho young mother,
I've decided on a rame for baby.
We will call her Imogen.''
Papa was lost in thought for a
few moments. He did not like the
name, but if he opposed it his wife
would have her own way.
''That's nice, said he presently.
Mv first sweetheart was named,Imo
gen, and she will take it as a com
"We will call her Mary, after ray
mother," was the stern reply.
Apropos of a peculiarly flagrant
legai scandal, Senator John H.
Bankhead said in Jasper.
This scandal gives point to a
story I have just heard.
A lawyer advertised for a boy. A
boy duly presented himself, and the
lawyer said to him:
"Well, my lad, what qualifica
tions have you for a place in a law
"I can-er-I can lie, sir, the
It was a wizened little man who
appeared before the judge and
charged his wife with cruelty and
abusive treatment. His 'better half
was a big, squaie-jawed woman,
with a determined eye.
. "in the first place, where did you
meet this woman who has treated
you so dreadfully?" asked the judge.
"Well, replied the little man,
making a brave attempt to glare
defiantly at his wife. I never met
her. She just kind of overtook me."
This is a rare opportunity, unusual at the very be
ginning of a season, to be able to get your pick of
any Suit or Overcoat in the store, including all Hart
Schaffer & Mark Clothes, at one-fourth off the
already low prices. The truth is, we have too large
a stock and must reduce-all reductions for CASH.
25 Per Cent. Off
On ati3' Suit or Overcoat in our entire Store :
$?0.00 Suits or Ouercoats at ----- -
$25.00 Suits or Overcoats at ----- -
$20.00 Suits or Overcoats at.
$15.00 Suits or Overcoats at -.
For Cash Only
On anything else in the store-Hats, Caps, Furnishings-provided the purchase
is for $1.00 or more, earhart's $1.00 Overalls excepted. These prices are for
CASH ONLY. Come in and see about it.
Premium List Edgefield Floral
1st: 25c for the best exhibit of
six cut blooms each a different va
2nd: 25c for best exhibit of four
? finest variety of white.
3rd: 25c for finest collection of
4th: 25c for finest collection of
5th: 25c for finest collection of
9th: 25c for finest single white.
7th: 25c for finest single pink.
8th: 25c for fines); single yellow.
9th: 25c for finest single red.
10th: 25c for finest two on one
11th: 25c for finest collection of
12th 25c for finest collection of
13th 25c for prettiest design
made of chrysanthemums.
14th: 50c for finest fern of any
The second best of each dclass
will receive a red ribbon.
A pri?e of ono dollar will be
awarded to the party receiving the
greatest number of blue ribbons.
At the close of the exhibition
chrysanthemums will be for sale
"After four in our iamily had died,
of consumption!- ^aa-taken with
a frightful cough and lang trouble,'
but my life was saved andi gained
87 pounds through using
W. B. Patterson, Wellington, Tex. |
PRICE 50c and S1.00 AT ALL DRUGGISTS.
KING'S NEW LIFE PILLS
The Pills That Do Cure*
We have a large assortment of the celebrated
Jewel Stoves, Ranges and Heaters that are marked
at very low prices.
Jewel Heaters - - - - $10.00, $12.00 and $14.00
Coal Heaters.$5.00 to $16.00
Sheet Iron Heaters.$2.00 to $3.00
Grates ------- $2.50, $5.00 and $7.50
Now is the time to purchase a new heater or put
a grate in your home.
SEE OURS BEFORE BUYING
We carry a full line of repairs for Jewel Stoves,
Ranges and Heaters.
STEWART & KERNAGHAN
Edgefield, South Carolina