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People seldom improve, when they
have no other model but themselves
to copy after.-GOLDSMITH.
Wednesday, Jan. 6.
"Who finds my purse finds trash."
Old Edgefield county has been cut to ?
the bone. _
"Tell us not in mournful numbers,"
rather let your voice have a joyful
Aren't you glad the "baby" county |
wasn't twins? There wouldn't have
been any of Edgefield left
What has become of the fellows who
go over the country this time every
year selling fancy cotton seed?
t)f the 4,194.112 pieces of gold coin
that were made by the government in
1914, how many found the way into
Already there is a scramble to get
on the water wagon. The tide of pro
hibition sentiment is steadily increas
ing over the State.
Not one of the 7,593 national banks
in the United States is located in Edge
field county. The State banks are
good enough for us.
The Advertiser predicts that a com
pulsory education law will be enacted
by the legislature in some form
probably a mild form at first.
The saddest part about the formation
of the'new county is there is no longer
any West-sjde to the county. " It is
now so small that we all live in the
The incoming governor could not
pardon as many persons as the outgo
ing governor if he wanted to, as there
is not much material left in the peni
That "hard times" are more psy
chological than real is proven by the
fact that the more we speak of our
misfortune the more depressed we
feel.- Whenever we can't sound an
optimistic note in 1915 let's keep our
Cotton Curtailment Law.
The repeal of the law curtailing the
?otton acreage in South Carolina should
be among the first acts of the legisla
ture which will convene in regular ses
ij sion next Tuesday. It was one of the
few measures passed at the extra ses
sion of the legislature, and we believe
that many who voted for it will now
vote for its repeal, realizing that it
is a piece of unwise legislation.
If there were concert of action
throughout the cotton belt looking to
the curtailment of the acreage of cot
ton in 1915, it would then be in order
for South Carolina to fall in line and
""o her part to accomplish the desired
end. But it is unfair to the farmers
of this State to hamper them with this
law when no similar law has been en
acted by any of the other cotton grow
While we regret, of course, that you,
McDuffle county, ever saw the light of
day, yet, now that you are here, we
extend to you sincere greetings of the
We regret your ..coming into exist
ence because you have taken away a
host of our personal friends whose
faces we will see only at longer inter
vals hereafter. But we wish you well
because your citizenship is composed
largely of the best stock that can be
found in South Carolina, men who de
serve to succeed, whether it be in the
matter of building private fortunes or
in making a new county a success.
McDuffie County, all that Edgefield,
the torn and bleeding old mother
county, can ask or hope for her last
born is that you live up to your name
McDUFFIE. If that be done, you
will soon take rank along with the
foremost counties of the State and be
an honor to your mother.
Again The Advertiser salutes you,
McDuffie, and wishes you weil, very
Clemson Y. M. C. A.
Clemson college is to have a commo
dious, modernly equipped Young Men's
Christian Association building. Mr.
John D. Rockefeller donated $50, OOO for
the erection of a Y. M. C. A. building
on the campus upon condition that the
college would contribute $25,000, mak
ing a total sum of $75,000. The trus
tees of the college very wisely set
apart $15,000 for this purpose and the
balance of $10,000 has been contributed
by the alumni of the institution.
While the young men who attend
Clemson are being taught the arts and
sciences, it is important that they
should at the same time develop strong
Christian characters. Of the score
and more of buildings on Clemson's
campus not one will be more essential
in making the institution a complete
plant for the milking of well-rounded
young m'en than the Y. M. C. A.
Hunters' License Tax.
In his annual report State Game
Warden Richardson will recommend
that the legislature enact a law re
quiring hunters to take out a license
and to pay a fee therefor, provision being
made of course for land owners to hunt
on their premises. It appears that
such a law would reduce the number of
hunters who are in a sense vagrants.
As soon as the game season opens
many indolent negroes and some white
people who stealthily bunt upon lands
that are posted or slaughter game on
farms of individuals whose lands are
not posted but who object to promis
cuous hunting. Not only would nui
sances of this class be reduced, were a
a tax required, but it would mean that
less game would be slaughtered. It.
appears that legislation along this line
would greatly improve conditions in
The Salvation Army.
A decade or more ago the work of
the Salvation Army was. not fully un
derstood or appreciated. In spite of
the jeers and unjust criticism, the
earnest men and women who compose
this vast host of Christian workers
I pressed steadily forward in their ef
forts to uplift the poor and the out
j cast, knowing that in a feeble and
humble way they were following in
the footsteps of the Master who min
istered chiefly to the needy.
To-day wherever the voice of a mem
ber of the Salvation Army is raised
it commands respect and whenever an
appeal is made in the name of the or
ganization it does not go unheeded.
During the recent festive season teem
ing thousands of stockings were filled
through the efforts of this organiza
tion and as many Christmas dinners
were provided for the poor' of the
large cities. The members of the Sal
I vation Army are trained in this special
field and are thus enabled tc accom
plish more for the unfortunate people
in the slums of the cities than the lo
cal churches or local charitable organi
Never let an opportunity pass to give
the Salvation Army work your moral
and financial support. There is no
more helpful organization outside of
Wheat Goes Higher.
The steady advance in wheat should
be sufficient to cause farmers to let
cereals of all kinds have a large place
in their plans this year. In dividing
up your acreage for this and that
crop, let the best land be set apart for
food crops. It is predicted that flour
will be higher during thi3 year than it
has ever been in this country, higher
even than Joseph Leiter forced it in
1898 during a period of world-wide
If food* for man and beast is not
made at home this year, where will the
money come from for its purchase.
Surely no one will depend upon cot
ton until the war is ended. If a large
yield is made this year, it is easily
within the range of possibilities, quite
probable indeed, that there will be no
market at all next fall.
Farmers who have seed wheat and
have been unable to plant on account
of the almost incessant rains in Decem
ber, should yet sow wheat. Hon. W.
R. Parks of Parksville, who is conceded
to be one of the best anthorities in the
county on growing wheat, says he
sowed as late as February 7 some years
ago and made good wheat, and that he
has several times sown in January
with fairly satisfactory results. Of
course, he does not advocate the late
sowing of v/heat as being a wise or the
best course to pursue, but he advisea
that farmers who have not sown their
full acreage should yet sow wheat.
The Liver Regulates the Body
A Sluggish Liver Needs Care
Someone has said that peop'e
with Chronic Liver Complaint
should be shut up away from hu
manity, for they are pessimists and
see through a "gks3 darkly." Why?
Because mental states depend upon
physical states. Ii i 1 H o u s ness,
Headaches, Dizziness and Constipa
tion disappear after using Dr.
King's New Life Pills. 25c. at
your Druggist. I
f What Others Say f
Good Times Ahead.
Better times are coming. And we be
lieve there are already evidences of
the change. Our people are standing
together, they are planning to carry
on the business of the farm, the store
and the mill. They have pluck and
strength of heart. "Everything is all
Worth in New Role. .
Ye gods and little fishes, what
Southerner ever thought he would live
to see the day when Northern newspa
pers would use a state's rights argu
ment. And yet scores of them oppose
nation-wide prohibition on state's
rights grounds. ' Whatever the SUE
may do, the world sure do move. -
Indicative of Sentiment.
The whole of the South Carolina del
egation in the lower house of Congress,
including Whaley of Charleston, voted
for Mr. Hobson's resolution to submil
the question of nation-wide prohibition
to the different state / legislatures.
From this one would judge that the
prohibition sentiment in this state is
very strong. -Greenville News.
What a Dispensary County Says.
The people of this State are almost
sure to have a vote on the whiskej
question this year. Petitions are be
ing gotten up in every county of the
State asking the legislature to give the
people a chance to express themselves
on the question. If the matter is lefl
to a vote, the State will go dry.-Unior
Other Money Crops.
A traveling man in Newberry a daj
or two ago told The Observer that al
Johnson City, Tenn., a few days be
fore Christmas, he saw a drove of 1,8(K
turkeys that had been driven into thal
city from the surrounding country tc
be shipped North, and a trainload ol
chickens going the same direction.
There are more ways of making monej
than raising cotton.-Newberry Ob
The conduct of the Clemson Cadets
who crowded into a cafe in Greenville
and despoiled the place is not to be
excused on any ground. We know'al!
about "fun" and "playfulness" anc
"mischief", but the proprietor of the
cafe was entitled to protection, and
the Clemson Cadets were expected tc
deport themselves as gentlemen. We
overheard a Cadet say that "there'll
be a little talk in Chapel and it wif
blow over." We have no wish to mag
nify the occurrence, though we think
it safer to magnify it than to make
light of it.-Manning Herald.
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I Smile Provokers
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"Jack, when we are married 1
must have three servants."
"You shall have twenty, deat
but not all at the same time."
Wife (at 2 a. m.)-Wake up,
wake up! There's a burglar in the
Husband (sleepily) - Well, I've
no revolver. You go in and look
daggers at him.-Boston Trans
The painstaking artist anxious to
please, remarked to a prospective
"I can paint you a portrait of
your wife which will be a speaking
"H'm! Couldn't you do it in
what they call still life?"-Lippin
A New Yorker was spending a
night at a hotel in a southern town*
and told thc colored porter that he
wanted to be called early.
The porter replied: "Say, boss, I
reckon yo ain't familiar with these
heah modern inventions. When yo'
wants to be called in de mawnin',
all yo' has to do is jest to press de
button at de head of yo' bed. Den
we comes up and calls yo'."-Tit
A small boy who was sitting next
to a very haughty lady in a crowd
ed subway car kept on sniffling in a
very annoying manner. At last the
lady could bear it no longer and
turned to the lad.
"Boy, have you got a handker
chief?" nho demanded.
The small boy looked at her for
a few second*, and then in a digni
fied tone, came the answer:
"Yes, I 'ave, but I don't lend it
to strangers. "- New York World.
A Missouri farmer, whose son
was an applicant for a position un
der the government, but who had
been repeatedly turned down, said:
"Well, it's hard luck, but Joe has
missed that civil service again. It
looksflike they just won't have him."
"What was the trouble?"
"Oh, he was short on cpellin' and
geography and missed a good deal
"What's he going to do about
"I dunno, said the farmer. Tirae9
is mighty hard, an I reckon he'll
have to go back to teaching sohool
fer a livin'."
Death of Mr. Sam Garner.
On Thursday morning: the 24th
pf December, Mr. Samuel F. Gar
ner died at his home in this com
munity. Mr. Garner was stricken
with paralysis on the 11th day of
November one year ago.On tho same
date in November just passed, he
suffered a second stroke, since when
he has gradually failed till the end
Mr. Garner was a brave soldier
in the civil war and the same coura
geous spirit whrch served him
through th ose years of trial and
; danger, bore him up most beauti
: fully when he came to meet the last
[ great foe.
! In bia case the gloom and sad
> ness of death is greatly relieved in
' the thought of his loved ones by
the remembrance of the patience and
resignation with which he bore his
affliction and tne utter fearlessness
with which he met death. He had
expressed his faith in Christ as the
t Saviour of mankind, aud his hope
< that through Him, his sins had been
1 forgiven. He often said that he was
, not afraid to die, and that he was
? only waiting for the Master's time
to call him home. The burial took
place at Sweetwater church on
Christmas day, the funeral service
; being conducted by the Rev. J. P.
Mr. Garner leaves his wife, a
; daughter of Mr. Stephen Mays,
? who years ago was a prominent
; planter of this place. He leaves also
1 four children, one son, Mr. William
Garner and three daughters, Mrs.
Jason Whitlock, of Georgia; Mrs.
Avery Franklin of Beech Island and
5 Mrs. Eldred Bartow, of this neigh
J The sympathy of the community
' is with these loved ones in their be
Stick to the Land.
The Edgefield Advertiser gives
eound advice when it urges all those
, who are now engaged in agricul
s ture to stay on the farm. It is true,
I as The Advertiser suggests, that
j "the present low price of cotton
will doubtless cause many farmers
? to seek other employment." But our
i contemporary says truly thal those
j who do this will make a mistake,
especially those who are financially
able to continue to farm.
! "Why brood over the present
low price of cotton," says The Ad
? vertiser. "One should not forget
. that practically everything else pro"
; du ced on the farm iain great de
j, jman 1 at profitable prices. F ur the r
. morefthe day is not so far distant
' when the sooth's great staple will
again come into his own, and then
the mah who left the farm will find
it difficult to re-establish himself.
- His labor will have to be replaced,
the farm will have to be re-supplied
with live stock and food for man
, and beast. While it is true that For
tnne may not be smiling upon you
now, you had better 'tough it out'
! and remain on the farm, learning
and practicing the lesson of rota
tion and diversification till the new
Every word of this is to the
point. But th<i best reason for every
body, white and black, to stick to
the farm if they can is that in the
towns and cities there are already
more workers than work. No intel
ligent white man is going to leave
the land if he can help it. Every
thing which can be done to dis
courage the negroes from flocking
to the towns ought to be done. They
will not better their condition by
the move.-News and Courier.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Notice is hereby given that pur
suant to the Commission issued to
us by the Secretary of State, dated
December 24th, A. D., 1914 the
books of subscription to the Capi
tal Stock of Farmers Warehouse
Company will be oponed at Geo.
Wise's Store, Trenton, S. C., OH
Saturday, January 7, A. D., 1915
from nine o'clock a. m., until four
o'clock p. m. ot said day.
B. R. Tillman,
J. B. Knight,
A. F. J. Miller,
J. R. Moss.
Board of Corporators.
Trenton, S. C., Dec. 30, 1914.
Hemstreet & Bro.
' JUST BELOW
GEORGIA R. R/ BANK
655 BROAD STREET
Put some money in the Bank of
Edgefield and you will defeat pov*
erty. Everybody has a horror of
poverty. There is only one 'way to
insure against it, that is to culti
vate a habit of thrift which you
can easily do by putting money in
this bank. Courteous and prompt
attention given to all business.
OFFIERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; B. E. Nicholson Vice
pres.; E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant ashier
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard,*Geo. W. Adams, Thoa. H.
Rainsford, John Rainsford B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C.
C. Fuller, E. J. M iras, J. H. Allen
It is an "overthrow" to am?n's
confidence when a bachelor's
stove is accidentally overthrown
and he remembers he has neg
lected to insure his effects. Do
not let it happen to you. Cover
the value of your belongings with
a Fire Insurance policy, for you
never know when a blaze will
occur. We can insure you in a
good and reliable Company for a
trifling annual premium.
Edgefield, South Carolina.
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We have BEST of all Varieties:
Your order or inquiry will
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Now is the time to purchase a New Range, Stove,
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See Our Prettv Rockers and Full Line
Prices in keeping with seven-cent cotton.
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