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Men show their character in noth
ing more clearly than by what they
Wednesday, Nov. 4th.
The most modest of modern imlitants |
At any rate, Turkey holds the key |
to the situation.
Let's all be "Hayseeds" nest year
instead of "Cotton to ts. " |'
Cotton bonds may mean bondage for j
the taxpayers of South Carolina. *
Was your ballot lost yesterday? Not j
if you cast it against the bond issue.
Even Mount Vesuvius is on the war
path, belching forth smoke and lava.
Young mac, it's a mighty good time
to curtail the acreage of "wild oats,
When the Turks retreat will it not
be apropos to speak of it as the "Tur
It is but natural that Turkey should |
become militant on the eve of Thanks
There is at least one advantage:
when a cotton fire occurs now the loss
is not so great.
It will be a long while before Colonel ;
Roosevelt and the suffragists break
As no money waa passed, it must not
nave seemed like election day in Char
In speaking of the l?gislature, Mr.
McLaurin can say with pardonable ex
ultation: Vent, vidi. vicL lt
The Carnival has come to ctrry off | <
even the nickels and dimes that are
left Surely the Fates are against us.
Experta tell us that pellagra ig caus- ],
ed by a one-sided diet Then Colura- fc
bia's "square" meals ought to render t
one immune. ?
When you .fail to put corn in your v
crib and oats in your barn you are put- Q
ting dollars in the pocket of the wes- c
tern corn grower. p
It has been announced that no cot- p
ton will be grown on the State farms n
next year. That plan should have been n
.adopted in times of peace. 8
Providing for a warehouse system o
for storing cotton after the acreage y
had been curtailed, reminds one of the p
man who locked the stable door after c
his horse had been stolen. ti
Some members of the generally as- j e
sembly may dub the extra session an j s
utter failure. But we do not expect
to hear any lamentations from the Hon
orable John Lowndes McLaurin. I p
What's the use of teaching children n
the present-day geography of Europe? 1
The after-the-war edition will show a
many radical changes. Better let them 1<
mark time, so to speak, until the war a
is over. a
The most pleasing announcement v
The Advertiser has this week is o
that the teachers of Edgefield county ti
will not have to discount thair pay z
warrants. They are paid little enough f
at best. o
Start your farming operations with a p
larg,e acreage in oats now to be follow- t
ed by a considerable acreage in wheat n
later, and you will not be worried so
much about the price of cotton a year
The legislature made provision for r
cotton growers who are in distress but c
failed to provide for automobile own- c
ers who are "hard up," Why not ar- i
range for storing automobiles in order f
that money might be borrowed on them? <
Every debt you pay, or every pay
ment you make on a debt, however
small, will enable some one else to
make a little payment on another debt.
Start a bill or check on a debt-paying
mission as early as possible.
The corn and rye that are consumed
by distillers for making that which
tends t? destroy the body could be bet
ter used to feed needy humanity in
these trying times in different parts of
the world. Would that these food pro
ducts could be diverted into other]
The legislature adjourned Monday
night. The members of the general
assembly did their best to relieve the
situation, but, in truth, there was
nothing that could be done. In an exi
gency like this, no human law can set
at naught the inexorable natural law of
supply and demand.
Belgian Farmers Needed.
An effort is being made in Georgia to j
induce Belgians who have been driven |
from their homes by the .Germans to
come to America and locate in Georgia.
Belgians are a sturdy, thrifty people,
and would make desirable citizens for j
the South. Edgefield could easily make
room for a thousand small, industrious j
farmers. We need an iuflux of for- j
signers of the right type to cultivate ]
thousands of acres of our idle and un
productive land. Perhaps it would be
well if our agricultural department in ?
Columbia would look into the matter.
Guards People's Interests.
It appears to us that the present ad
ministration is keeping constant vigil
over the national banks, lest they with
hold money from circulation on the one j
hand or charge an excessive rate of in
terest on the other. In other words,
the administration is bent on serving |
the people in this crisis, rather than j
the banks, which is as it should be.
in past crises, [at times it appeared that j
the government took care of the banks
Brat. Do you recall an administration
that has so persistently safeguarded j
the people's interests as the Wilson ad
ministration has? He is indeed the
President of and for the people, and it
is the pursuance of such a policy that
will keep him in the White House four
lohn Brown and Charleston.
The people of Charleston are in a
quandary as to whether to accept the
mm of $5,001 which, has been, be
raeathed to the city by a West Virgi
iia woman, a former Charlestonian,
for the erection of an ornamental
lr inking fountain to perpetuate^ the
nemory of John Brown who possessed
m unsavory reputation in the days of
;he Civil war. The Confederate vete
?ans ef Charleston are urging the city
: cu neil not to erect a fountain to the
lonor of an old arch-enemy, while the
younger men of the city are said to
;are very little either way.
The preponderance seems to indicate
hat the generations to follow will not
lr ink to John Brown's memory in
Improve Spare Moments by Reading.
Men and women with trained intel
ecto are sought more to-day than ever
.efore. Times have so changed that
here is no place in the business world
br the dull, undeveloped mind. In
tead of moving at a snail's pace, the
/orlo! is marching at electric speed.
Jonsequently old ways and methods of
onducting business are too slow andun
rofitable. In order to fill a desirable
lace in modern business life one must
ossess a quick, alert, well-trained
lind. Therefore, it behooves our young
len to be constantly engaged in the bu
iness of Self-improvement.
When the writer was in college one
f the professors frequently urged the
oung men to be each day self sur
assed, meaning that with each suc
eeding day they should be stronger in
ellectually and better equipped than on
tie preceding day. There is no more
ffective way to become each day self
urpassed than by reading good books.
If one is constantly on the alert for
pportunities to read, it will be sur
rising how much in the aggregate can
e gained by improving the odd mo
lents of a day or week or month
'hen, too, these long autumn evenings
fford a golden opportunity for intel
;ctual culture and development. There
re but few persons who, if they make
desperate effort, cannot read two
ours every evening during the winter,
diich will practically amount to a day
f twelve hours in a week. Try it for
his winter and see how many maga
ines and good books can be read be
ore the "tired feeling" of spring
We appeal especially to the young
eople. With life yet before them,
hey need intellectual development
nore than their seniors.
Immediately after the sermon
text Sunday morning a conference
. f the members of the Baptist
:hurch will be held. As business of
raportance will be considered, a
nil attendance of the membership
>f the church is desired.
1 .jvivi,. -v-vV'i?isiti?i
What Others Say
Poor "Uncle" Andy.
Sister Pankhurst's belligerent ad
dress was delivered in Carnegie hall
Everybody cwats poor old Andy now
Italy is Restless.
Italy is still on the fence but from
the way she's fidgeting it appears that
the fence must be barbed-wire.-News
Should Work Both Ways.
We hear so much about young wo
men marrying old men just to get them
in their coffins and get their coffers. It
would be interesting to know why
young men don't marry old women for
the same reason.-Anderson Intelli
Something to be Thankful For.
Among other things to be grateful
for on Thanksgiving Day is the fact
that we had only one extra session of
the legislature this year. It might
have been worse. Texas has had two
and is threatened with a third.-Green
We know a man who once drew a
salary of $10,000 a year, with little or
nothing to do, but he did not save as
much of it as another man of our ac
quaintance who was making but $600 a
year. After all, it's the fellow who
saves a portion of what he makes that
climbs the financial ladder.-Gaffney
Way With All Babies.
We know a baby that is two years
and four months old. During those
two years and four months he has been
told exactly 418 times that he looked
exactly like his father, 416 times that
he favored his mother, 324 times that
he favored some one of his grandpar
ents, 278 times that he favored some
one of his uncles and 266 times that he
favored some one of his aunts.-Spar
Do Rot Plan to Surrender.
As a rule we are about as prosperous
as we think we are. Nobody except
those who feel discouraged and are
ready to give up are to be pitied. The
brave and courageous need no help,
nor are they in danger of failure. So
long as we are determined and hope
ful we are safe. The brave soldier
does not look for a favorable time to
surrender. He does not surrender.. " It
ts the coward that deserts or surren
ders without fighting.-Farm and
"Your daughter seems to have a
great many suitors."
"Yes, at least four or fire.
"Which one does sho favor?" '
"I don't know. She seems to be
observing a strict neutrality. "-De
troit Free Fres?.
"At the place wher? I was spend
ing ray vacation this summer, a
freah young farmer tried tokiso rhe.
Ethel-"What did you say to
Marie-"I told him that I was
io agricultural experiment station."
A clergyman, having performed
?he marriage ceremony for a couple,
indertook to write ont the usual
certificate, but being in donbt ai
?o the day of the month, he asked:
"This is the ninth, is not?"
"Why parson, said the blushing
>ride, you do all my marrying, and
rom ought to remember that this is
>nly the third."
. "I don't see why horses scare
it automobiles," said Dick.
"Well, I do, replied his ten-year
>ld companion. They look like bug
gies ?-going without horses."
""What if they do? That ?no
eason," replied Dick.
"Now look here, Dick, you know
ron'd get seared if you'd see my
>ants and coat a-walking down the
treet and me not. along to make
An old lady visiting the prison
?rs in a ce rtain prison was chatting
>leasantly with a burglar who "had
)een sentenced to serve along term
?he thought she detected signs of
?eform in bim.
uAnd now she said,, have you any
))ans made for the future, on the
ixpiration of your sentence?"
'Oh yes, madam, he said, hope
?nlly, I've got the plans of two
>anks and a postoffice."
The old lady collapsed.
A man after the lapse of a few
months meeting an old .friend ac
costed him thus:
"Say, old man, why is it we
lon't see you any more?"
"I've joined the army was tho
"What army?" asked the amaxed
"The army of the Lord."
"And the church?"
"Well, it's not the army you
aaean then, it's the navy."
This is a rare c
ginning of a sea
any Suit or Over
Schaffer & Mar
already low price
a stock and mue
On any Suit or Overcoai
$30.00 Suits or Ouercoats
I $25.00 Suits: or Overcoats
$20.00 Suits or Overcoats
$15.00 Suits or Overcoats ?
On anything else in the
is for $1.00 or more, Ca
CASH ONLY. Cpme ir
854 BROAD STREET
Statement of the condition of
Bank of Parksville
heated at Parksville, S. C., at the close
f Business, October 21st, 1914.
oans and Discount $52,856.01
urniture and Fixtures 1,350.00
'anking House 1,973.20
ve from Banks and Bankers 4,582.36
?Iver and Other Minor Coin 72.69
hecks and Cash items 158.00
apital Stock Paid In $18,035.00
ur plus Fund 3,750J)0
hdivided Profits, less Current
xpenses and Taxes Paid 2,403.94
ue to Banks and Bankers 646.16
.dividual Deposits Subject to
?me Certificates of Deposit 5,414.29
ashler's Checks 224.07
ills Payable, Including CertiH
ites for Money Borrowed 25,000.00
tate of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield \
Before me came W. P. Parks, Cashier
f the above named bank, who, being
dy sworn, says that the above and fore
oing statement is a true condition of
lid bank, as shown by the books of said
W. P. PARKS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
3th day of October, 1914.
J. R. BLACKWELL, Mag. E. C.
W. R. Parks, \
I- C. Parks, (. Directors.
R. N. Edmunds. j
Better Times Coming.
Witn very favorable weather for
ill breaking, sowing cover crops
ad small grain crops, and making
reliminary preparations for diver
ged planting and iutensive cultiva
on, it is not surprising that splen
ia progress has already been made,
'he people of the Southwest may
e depended upon to meet condi
ons as are made necessary by the
?urooean war. Our people cheer
ily have borne the loss sustained
y injured markets and close finan
ial matters made possible because
f European conflict in arms.
But it seems from reports that
ie end of gloom and disappoint
?ent is nearly in sight. The large
nra of money promised as loans to
ssistia holding cotton has increas
d confidence. The regional reserve
anks are to be established soon,
.'he opinion prevails that the cot
opportunity, unusual at the very be
son, to be able to get your pick of
coat in the store, including all Hart
k Clothes, at one-fourth off the
?s. The truth is, we have too large
;t reduce-all reductions for CASH.
Per Cent. Off
t in our entire Store :
Per Cent. Off
For Cash Only
store-Hats, Caps, Furnishings-provided the purchase
rhart's $1.00 Overalls excepted. These prices are for
i and see about it.
EDGEFIELD OPERA HOUSE
Qctabtt 3011?. 1914
Signora karolina Se ^ahr??e, ^550 ?>a?tmw
Mm Hara ?mt?, tiamat
Nissan lo sa.Vannuccini
Pour quoi-Reiter-Seulette._Saint Saens
Ouvre tes yeux Bleus_._.Massenet
Signora De Fabritiis
Like the Rosebud_....La Farge
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes._.Foote
Thy Beaming Eyes._.._MacDowell
Not From the Whole Wide World....Rogers
How Many Tirae3 Do I Love Thee..._Manney
Sweetheart Thy Lips are Touched with Flame_....Chadwick
Signora De Fabritiis
Away on the Hill..-._Ronald
Good Night, Dear Heart_._._.Leach
From the Land of the Sky Blue Water._.Cadman
The Years at the Spring.-.Mrs. Beach
Signora De Fabritiis
on crop will be reduced considera
>ly next year. Many have sown
7heat, oats, rye, barley, etc., on
and usually planted in cotton. Re
torts have been received from large
and owners who have asssisted
heir tenants to plant more small
jrain, hay crops, corn, kafir, milo,
?eanuts, etc., and thus reduce the
What we need in this ehange or
onditions, as in all others, is close
o-operation and the greatest oon
idence in each other. Let each re
size that he must do his part, ren
ier whatever assistance he is able
o those who need help and be
heerfnl and hopeful. This is no
ime for discouragement and dis
ontent. Discouragement never
milds; it destroys. We need the
ounsel and help of the hopeful and
heerful. We are entering upon
nore prosperous times and a great
er era of financial indeoendence
than has ever been known in thia
country. Let us get ready to en
joy it.-Farm and Ranch.
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