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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Dec. 23.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
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Misases Edwarrlina and Marion
Blalock are spending Christmas in
Miss Lillian Smith is at home for
: the holiday" from her school at
Sermou suitable for season Sun
day morning at 11:30 at Edgeiield
TV hat shall I do with 1915 V Sub
ject for Sunday night sermon ai
Edgefield Methodist church.
Our exceeding and eternal weight
of glory is. snbject for mill chapel
sermon Saturday night at 7:30.
This Thursday ni?ht there will
^-bc 3 Christmas prayer meeting at
the Methodist church. Everybody
Some of the young men are com
plaining because Mr. Shannonhouse
?as shipped all of tte mistletoe to
?.'Misses Hortense and Royal Peak
aro at home from their schools in
Marlboro and Florence counties
for the holidays.
R.Mr. C. M. Mellichamp lost a S10
bill on the streets of Edirefield Sat-1
urday. If found by an honest man
it will be restored to its owner.
The prohibition > petitions are
I being circulated in practically every
community in the couutv. Do not j
vfail to put your name on one of j
Master Julian Mims Corleysentj
the writer a tine, fat 'possum a few
.days ago, consequently oui Cbrist
-mas sock will not be altogether
Mrs. J. P. Nixon accompanied
g hy her two sweet little children, of
Clark's Hill have arrived to spend
the holidays with her sister, Mrs.
? W. H. Dora.
Miss Mamie Dunovant is spend
ing the holidays with her parents,
| Jlr. and Mrs R. L. Dunovant, hav
ing spent the fall season at her
Ir?efeocl- at Winlaton.
On account of rain the monthly
tion service is postponed to third
oday night in January to be held
Methodist church with Rev. E.
, v. Bailey to preach.
The new Baptist church will be
dedicated early next spring and Dr.
,M. D Jeffries will be invited to
preach the dedicatory sermon. Olh
sr former pastors will be invited to
The Advertiser job office has
keen . turning out some especially
attractive work during the pa*t
r?ek. Send us your . orders if you
t?ve printing of any kind. Satisfac
Professor C. C. Ross, Miss Ma
r?e Sill, Miss*- Gladys Chappell,
liss Marcelle Gwaltney and Miss
istelle Turner arc all at their homes
for the holidays having left Edge
peld immediately at the close of
Let every member of Methodist
fnnday school be present for
j?bristmas session next Sunday
terning at 10:30. Be sure to bring j
[ourself. Then if you can bring an
fering for the orphanage and one
AU of the stores and banks in
lisrefield will be closed Friday and
tturday, December 25 and 26. All
?oessary purchases can be made
the 24th and nobody will be in-1
jmvenieneed by the merchants and
leir clerks taking a rest.
rW bat's the matter around Red
ill? Are there no old bachelors
ft? The Advertiser usually pub
?hes about a dcz*>n marriage no
es from Rose Cottage about
Iristmas. Up to this time Cupid
?JDB not to have made a single
No Paper Next Week.
following a long standing cus
I," that of giving the makers of j
Ie Advertiser one week of respite
ni their regular grind, we will
issue any paper next week. Our
?hanical force deserves a rest,
there is no season of the year!
fhich they will enjoy it more
during the Christmas holidays,
next issue of The Advertiser
^appear on the 6th of January.
Europe Takes Three Times as
Much Food, One Third as
Here is striking evidence of the
changed conditions brought about
by war: In October this year the
United States shipped abroad.
1,-034,614 bushels cf corn as com
pared with 343,899 in October last
year, and 19,532,380 bushels of
wheat this October as compared
with 7,424,584 in October last year.
In the same month, however, we
exported only 497,180 bales of cot
ton as compared with 1,517,838
bales in October, 1913.
In other words, foreign countries
in October of this year called for
practically three times as much
corn and wheat as last year (and
the same thing is true of beef),
j while th?y took^only one-third as
?much of our cotton. Cotton ex
j putts will improve, of course, but
will be insufficient at best. With a
three-fold demanc5 for corn, wheat
and beef, therefore, and a greatly
diminished demand lor cotton, there
ought not to be any question as to
what crops will be the real "money
? crops" in 1915.
And once again let ns ask, Are
YOU ready-you, yourself, person
ally-for the'changed conditions in
Southern farming? Or have you
thought of the matter simply as a
problem for the other fellow and
which you will somehow manage to
escape? If so, it is time to wake up
and face the real situation with
which every single Southern far
mer will have to deal next spring.
Get ready for it.
I -Progressive Farmer.
Little Katharine had a big dog
which she loved dearly. One cold
night she asked if the dog could come
into the house for a while. Her moth
er said: "Yes; but as soon as he be
gins to scratch, you must put him
right out." Later Katharine was heard
to exclaim: "O, Bettie, don't scratch;
tell me where it itches, and I'll scratch
it for you."-Chicago Tribune.
Tree Yields a Fortune.
Brazil boasts of a giant tree that
produces a revenue of over two thou
sand dollars a year. It is a rubber
tree-probably the largest in the
world. For one hundred and twenty
days every year lt produces 22 pounds
of rubber daily. The trunk of the tree
is over 27 feet in circumference.-The
The Yachting Accident.
First Seaside Bore-"I can remem
ber hearing a strange, gurgling sound;
then I suddenly saw before me a huge
mass of foam-and do you know what
I did?" Second Seaside Bore-"Yes,
old top; you let the foam settle a bit.
and then had a good swig."
Greece Rich in Marbles.
Among other minerals the marbles
of Greece must be placed in the front
rank, no country being so rich in this
product as the Hellenic kingdom.
Seemingly inexhaustible beds are to
be found in Attica, Euboea and the
Why Hand Shaking ls Dangerous.
Bacteriologists recently found under
the fingernails of men, women and
children no less than thirteen different
kinds of disease germs, including those
of tuberculosis, diphtheria and influ
"I've got to choose between paying
my doctor and keeping up my life in
surance policy; I haven't enough
money for both." "Stand off the M.
D.; if your policy lapses you'll die
Life is short. Let us not throw any
of it away in useless resentment. It
ls best not to be angry. It is next
best to be quickly reconciled.-Sam
Formation of Hailstones.
According to a German scientiet,
hailstones are formed by the elec
tricity of thunderstorms which they
The ants of South America have
been known to construct a tunnel
three miles In length.
One thing about the wages of sin is
that a man doesn't have to go to law
to collect them.
Our machinist is an experienced
plumber and can repair gins, en
gine*, boilers and all kinds of ma
chinery. When in need of an expert
machinist call on ns.
Edgetield Auto and Repair Shop.
Will Surety Stop Thai Cough.
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mts RR n's
FLEECY STAPLE MUST PAY'RAN
SOM INTO THE COFFERS OF
Nation Rings With Cries of Stricken
By Peter Radford
Lecturer National Farmers' Union.
King Cotton Qas suffered mere from
the European war than any other ag
ricultural product on the American
continent The shells of the belliger
ents have bursted over nls throne,
frightening his subjects and shatter
ins --5 markets, and, pa/sie-Qrrickenj
the nation cries out "God save the
People from every walk ot life have
contributed their mite toward rescue
work. Society has danced before the
king; milady has decreed that the
family wardrobe shall contain only
cotton goods; the press has plead
with the oublie to "buy a. bale";
bankers have been formulating hold
ing plans; congress and legislative
bodies have deliberated over relief
measures; statesmen and writers
have grown eloquent expounding the
inalienable rignts ot "His Majesty"
and presenting schemes for preserv.
ing the financial integrity of the
stricken staple, but the sword of Eu
rope ias nroved mightier than the pen
of America in fixing value upon this
product of the sunny south. Prices
have been bayoneted, values riddled
and markets decimated by the battling
hosts of the eastern hemisphere until
the American farmer has suffered a
war loss of $400,000.000, and a bale
of cotton brave enough to enter a
European port must pay a ransom oi
half its value or go to prison until thc
war is over.
Hope of the Future Lies in Co-opera
The Farmers' Union, through thc
columns of the press, wants to thanlf
the American people for the friend
ship, sympathy and assistance, giver
the cotton farmers in the hour of dis
tress and to direct attention to co
operative methods necessary to per
manently assist the marketing of al!
The present emergency presents ai
grave a situation as ever confront?e
the American farmer and from th?
viewpoint of the producer, would seen:
to justify extraordinary relief meas
ures, even to the point of bending tht
constitution and straining businesf
rules In order to lift a portion ot tnt
burden off the backs of the farmer
for unless something ls done to ched
fhe invasion of the war forces Hipor
the cotton fields, the pathway of tht
European pestilence on this contlnenl
wil) be strewn with mortgaged homei
and famine and poverty will stalk ovei
the southland, filling the highways "ol
industry with refugees and the bank
ruptcy court with prisoners.
AU calamities teach us lessons anc
the present crisis serves to illuminati
the frailties of our marketing meth
ods and the weakness of our credii
system, and out of the financial an
guish and travail of the cotton fannel
will come a volume of discussion ant
a mass of suggestions and finally ?
solution ot this, the biggest problen
in the economic life of America, if
indeed, we have not already laid thc
foundation for at least temporary re
Mo;*e Pharaohs Needed in Agriculture
Farm products have no credit ant
perhaps can never have on a perma
nent and satisfactory oasis unless wt
build warehouses, cold storage plants
elevators, etc., tor without storage anc
credit facilities, the south is com
pelled to dump its crop on the market
at harvest time. The Farmers' Onions
in the cotton producing states havt
for the past ten years persistently ad
vocated the construction ot storage
facilities. We have built during this
period 2,000 warehouses with a ca
pacify of approximately 4,000,000 balet
and looking backward the results
would seem encouraging, but looking
forward, we are able to house lest
than one-third of ?ie crop and ware
houses without a credit system iose
90 per cent of their usefulness The
problem is a gigantic one-too great
for the farmer to solve unaided. He
must have the assistance of the bank
er, the merchant and the government
?n production we have reached the
high water mark of perfection in the
world's history, but our marketing
methods are most primitive. In the
dawn of history we find agriculture
plowing with a forked stick but with
a system of warehouses under govern
mental supervision that made the
Egyptians the marvel of civilization,
for who has not admired the vision of
Joseph and applauded the wisdom of
Pharaoh for storing the surplus until
demanded by the consumer, but in
this ags we have too many Josephs
who dream and not enough Pharaohs
I have a fine lot of [Seed Rye to
offer, was grown on my farm at
Ellenton, S. C. Put up in bags of
one and two bushels, price ?2.50
per bushel, F. O. B. Ellenton.
Send in your orders early.
H. M. Cassels,
Ellenton, S. C.
lill Stock M Sale.
Five Shares Sibley Mill Stock of
Augusta, Ga., to be 'sold front of
Court House on first Monday in
January, 1915, for cash.
A. G. OUZTS, Ex'or.
ELROY G. SMITH
Eydralic and Sanitary Engineer.
Water Supply,, Good Roads, Laud Sub
division and Surveys.
Investigations, Reports and
316 Harrison Bldg. Augusta, Ga
Kiwo's NEW LIFE PILLS
The Pills That Do Cure.
After four in our family had died
of consumption 1 was taken with |
a frightful cough and Jung trouble, 1
but my life was saved and I gained g
B7 pounds through using
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PRICE 60c and $1.00 AT ALL DRUGGISTS.
,^0ur large ste
is now. We inv
goods. We give
Sets, Scissors ?
-vv- at 25c. each, B
Keen. Kutter I
ing Horns, Bicj
Our goods are
The selection o?
assortment of art
Drop in and let
of these goods.
And we are ready with a large Assort
ment of Candies, Friits of all kinds,
just what Santa Claus will need to fill
Large Stock of Fireworks
Let us fill your orders for fruit cake incredients
All of the season's delicacies in our
fancy grocery department -
ck has never been better supplied
that is needed for the home than it
ite our friends to call and s?e these
herewith a few artic es:
lators, Daisy Churns, Savory Roasters, Carving
md Shears, Pocket Knives in Stag and Pe arl
. Dollar-Safety Razors, Durham Duplex Razors
rass Andirons, Brass Fire, Sets, liard Pressfes,
tfeat Choppers, Automatic Air Rifles, Rifljes,
Sauge, Guns, Leggins, Hunting Cfoats, Hu?rt
eles, Wagons, Tricycles.
always the best quality ^nd our
prices are reasonable
?T & KERNAG
gefield, South Carolina1
. a suitable gift for f atjher,
is made easy at our store,
ides that are useful a? well
us show you through dur la^ge stock