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run, is the worth of the individuals
Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Should Repeal the Law.
According to the reporfof the State
Warehouse Commissioner it will require
an appropriation of $137,337.65 in or
der to develop and (fully?! establish the
system. We have all along questioned
the wisdom of creating the office of
State Warehouse commissioner, being
of the opinion that very little real ben
efit would result to the farmers. And
if such an enormous appropriation is
needed in order to^make the system ef
fective, we are convinced that the leg
islature should go no further with this
new enterprise. We do not believe
farmers would favor* such an ap
propriation. This law is one of the
few that was enacted by the general
assembly during the extra session and
it, together with the cotton acreage
reduction law, should be repealed.
An Appalling Record.
In his address last week before the
South Carolina Bar association, Judge
Memminger stated that while in Lon
don several years ago he remarked to
an English judge that he had presided
at trials of more than 250 cases of hom
icide during his nine years on the bench.
The English jurist stated in reply to
the appalling figures that all of the
judges of England had not tried that
many cases during the last 20'years*.
If Judge Memminger tried 250 cases of
homicide during nine years, it would
be interesting to know how many cases
all of the circuit judges tried in the
aggregate during that time.
Surely the immigration laws would j
not^have to be made more stringent in
order to reduce the influx of foreigners
if it were really known abroad how
cheap human life is in this land of
National Aid Needed.
It has been announced that the con
dition of the roads in some of the coun
ties has caused a curtailment of the
rural delivery of mails. This is ex
tremely unfortunate. At a time when
people are shut in by the weather and
bad roads they need communication
with the outside world then more than
when they can mingle with their [fel
Instead of discontinuing" the mail
service, the national government should
aid in improving the public roads over
which mail carriers travel. Large sums
are appropriated for the improvement
of navigable streams and for irrigating
arid plains. Why should not the na
tional government aid in improving
some of the main thoroughfares over
which the mails are carried? There is
a growing sentiment in favor of na
tional aid for road building, and the
ti ne is not far distant when an appro
priation will be made for that purpose.
The discontinuing of rural delivery
routes on account of bad roads will
hasten the coming of national aid.
Let Up on Railroads.
The Advertiser approves of the fail
ure of :he legislature to give favorable
const ration to the bill providing for a
it passenger rate. This is not
e to increase the burden of the
is or any other business. Better
ond'tions moro favorable than
existing handicaps. The rail
ave suffered a'ong with every
usiness on account of the busi
a*. Dression. Every retrenchment
possi. . has been made, and should a
t-vp-c it rate be forced upon them at
this t ;e the service will necessarily
be un L u sf ac tory, and the people in
the er J will suffer. We do not cham
pion the cause of the railroads any
more than we do of any other corpora
te or business, but we desire to see
them ail dealt with fairly and justly.
The burden placed by the war upon
the railroads in the form of diminished
volume of business weighs heavily
enough upon them without the legisla
ture passing unfavorable legislation,
xis ail legislation possible favorable to
the farmers and other lines of business
ss being enacted, let the railroads come
in for their share of favorable consid
eration rather than place additional
handicaps upon them.
Encourage the Boys.
We admire the boy who is satisfied
to remain on the farm. He has the
making of a man in him. As a rule,
the boy who is easily allured to town
where he thinks he will find an easy
berth is deficient in the qualities that
make men great.
Ata time like this, however, most
boys are liable to become discouraged
with farm life. Under the old system
of farming, practically no profit can be
realized while present conditions pre
vail. Give the boy new ideas, new
hopes, and encourage him to stick to
the farm. It will not be long before
the lane will turn, and farming will
again be profi table. Prove to him that
farming is not; the only business that is
suffering fromi the effects of the war.
A glance at the ledger of the average
merchant would show that the balance
for 1914 is on the side of loss rather
than that of profit. Leaving the farm
does not mean that a boy can find
more profitable employment elsewhere.
The operating force of nearly ever bu
siness or enterprise is being reduced
and the salaries of those who are re
tained are lowered.
Let the boys on the farm understand
this. Then they will not become dis
couraged and feel like giving up the
South Carolina Suffers.
There is no way of estimating how
South Carolina has suffered during the
past four years on account of the many
indiscreet act3 of Governor Blease. And
the trouble is the end is not yet. The
impressions that have been made on
the minds of people who live beyond
the borders of the State will linger.
As an evidence of what not a few per
sons think regarding conditions in
South Caroiina, as a result of Gover
nor Blease's administration, we pub
lish the following letter which appeared
a short time ago in a Charleston paper,
having been written by a man in
Pennsylvania to a resident of Char
"I have been contemplating for some
time the purchasing of property in or
near Charleston with the idea of loca
ting there, as the climate is mo it suit
able to my constitution, and I have
been moved to write you concerning
some property you hold in Summer
ville, with a view to seeing if we could
not come to terms.
''But I sef by the Sunday papers of
yesterday that your remarkable Gov
ernor has pardoned several thousand
convicts, among them murderers and
house breakers, and I fear that this
proceeding will caise me to seek else
where in the South a home, where 1
will feel fairly safe, not only for my
household effects, but for my very
"I can conceive of nothing which
would give real estate in South Caro
lina a worse setback than thin which
your Governor has done:- and politics
must be pretty rotten that would place
such a man in such an office/ It would
seem to me a piece of good politics to
take from the Chief Executive this
power, which, in the hands of an intel
ligent and just man, can be used for
the good of his fellowman, but when
wielded by one who has shown himself
without the shadow of judgment a
most pernicious and perilous preroga
' You will pardon me, I am sure, for
presuming to criticise your Governor,
but 1 feel that you and other right
thinking citizens must view the matter
in no other light than that which I have
just stated is my own."
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High School.
1st grade: Jeanette Timmons.
1st grade advanced: Hansford
Minis, Kathrine ?Stewart, ?C. iza bet h
Bailey, Mary Lilly B.srd, Henry
Ciippard, Orlando Morgan, Renard
Shaniionhouse, Furman Ilolstoh,
Carrie Dunovant, Louise Quarles.
2nd grade: Elizabeth Timrner
man, Felicia Mirns, Robert Tomp
kins, Mary Marsh, William Hughes,
Mae 0Riv<s, Allen George Thur
mond, Royal Shannonhouse, Willi*?
Paiks, Lucy ?Sheppard.
3rd grade: Benjamin Cogbum,
Elizabeth Lott, Isabel Byrd, Allen
Edwards, John Wells, Francis
.Uh grade: Geo. Tompkins, Coi
rie Cheatham, Mo bl ey Sheppard,
.Mitchel Wells, Gertrude Thur
mond, Raymond Folk, Helen Nich
olson, Robert Ouzis.
otb giade: Lo:s Minis, Dixon
?lh grade: Edith Ouzis, Norma
Shanuoiihouse, Sarah Lyon, J. W.
Hudgens, Nellie Faul,Ellen Quarles,
7th grade: Edwin Folk. Arthur
Britt, .lames Porter.
Sib grade: Margaret May,'Neta
Ouzts, Fred Ma.\s.
9til grade: Ouida Pattison, Jan
ice Morgan, Carroll Raiiiofotd, Em
mie Broadwater, Douglas Ti m mer
10th grade: Lula Ouzts, Blon
delle Hart. Alma DeLoaeh, Ida
llth grade: Evelyn Bi o ad water,
A new president has been pro
claimed in M.-xico. The people of
that un fortunate country would
doubtless be more contented if
served a square meal occasionally,
?peakirii? of square meals, we have
the Stuff necessary fur their prepa
liou. Phone No. 8.
Collett <fc Mitchell.
I What Others Say
Let's Fix Up.
A town is like a girl-it's a wonder
what a little fixing up will do for. it.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
Governor and Newspapers.
We suppose after awhile the news
paper men of South Carolina will get
accustomed to the fact o:: having a
governor who does not consider ,most
of them liars and who welcomes their
co-operation in all that tends to the
unbuilding of their state.--Greenville
Beware of Bad Men.
It is not necessary to question any
man's motive; but it is well to remem
ber that bad men often do good things
with a view of carrying out their own
selfish designs, and it is not safe to
trust a bad man even in the doing of
good acts. Unsuspecting people who
allow themselves to be caught in this
manner are liable to find themselves
duped. - Yorkville Enquirer.
The Barnwell sheriff evidently does
not know as much law as a sheriff
ought to know. He has no right to
shoot at a man because he i's runf?scig
away from arrest for a misdemeanor.
If it had been a white man the sheriff
killed, it might have been a serious
matter for him. Anyway hi! ought to
be taught not to treat human life so
Ill-Bred People Talk.
There are various kinds of ill man
ners in this world, more than fifty
seven varieties, in fact. But; one~t>f
the most annoying forms which a laj?k
of manners assumes is that of talking
during a concert or lecture, and thus
disturbing those who want to hear.
Yet this is a common occurrence.
There are in practically every audi
ence some who are forgetful of the fact
that even though they themselves care
not for what is being played or said,
there are others who do. So the
thoughtless talk, and those around
them are annoyed.-Greenville News.
No Organized Fight.
It is generally conceded that a State
wide prohibition bill will be passed by
the general assembly to be ratified by
the people in an election to be held
next September. Two propositions
are under consideration; one to enact a
most drastic law, and the other to pass
a law providing for State-wide prohi
bition, but giving a man the right to
order whiskey for personal use. There
seems to be no organized fight in either
branch of the general assembly against
a Statewide bill and the presumption is
that one of the bills will be passed.
* Smile Provokers i
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Husband- You spend altogether
too much money.
Wife-Nut at all. The trouble is
you don't make enough.-Ex.
The magistrate (to Mrs. O'Serap).
Don't you think you and your bus
hand onuld live together without
Mrs. O'Ser.ip-No, yer 'anner;
that is not 'appily.-London Sketch.
"My papa is a mounted police
man, said small Eric to a visitor."
""ls that belter than being a walk
ing policeman, asked the visitor."
"Course it is, replied Erie. If
lhere is trouble he can get away
"My husband, remarked a Phila
delphia matron to a group of
friends, was a confirmed smoker
with a tobacco heart when I mar
ried him a year ago, but to-day he
never u^es the weed."
' Good, said one of tba group.
To break off a lifetime habit re
quires a strong will.
"Well, that's what I've got, said
The senator and the major were
walking up the avenue. The senator
was more than middle aged and
considerably more than fat, and,
dearly as the inaj'T loved hun, he
also lovi'd his j. ike.
The senat ?r turned with a pleased
expression on his benign counte
nance and said: 'Major, did you
see that pretty girl smile at me?"
"Oh, that's nothing, replied, his
friend. The first time I saw you I
laughed out loud."-Philadelphia
A teacher, instructing her class
in th? composition of sentences,
wrote two on the blackboard, one a
misstatement of fact and tho other
wrontr grammatically. Tue sentences
were: "The hen has three legs," and
"Who done it?"
"Harry, she said to ono of the
youngsters, go to the blackboard
and show where the fault lies in
those two sentences."
Harry slowly approached the
board, evidently studying hard..
Then be took the crayon and wrote:
"The hen never done it. God
done it."-Milwaukee Journal.
Red Hill News.
Mr. J. E. Holmes died at his
home last Friday morning and was
buried here Saturday afternoon at
2 o'clock. Mr. Holmes was burn i ii
this community ~r? years ago. IT
bas lived all these years in this
county. He was loved by all who
knew him. Mr. Holmes joined the
church long years ago. lived a con
sistent life. He was a prominent
Mason and served his lodge as wor
shipful master for many years. His
pastor Rev. J. T. Littlejohn con
ducted the funeral service, after
which he was buried with Masonic
honors. Mr. Holmes leaves a devot
ed wife, 8 children, two brothers
and a host of relatives and friends
to mourn his loss. We extend to
the bereaved ones our prayers and
The rain and bad roads have
about put the country church out
of business. We hope to see the sun
shine soon and the roads will soon
be better, then our people will go
to church and Sunday school agaiD.
Our good friend Mr. J. D.
Quarles is very much interested in
bur clover. He has sown 6 or 7
acres and says that sheep and hogs
are very fond of it.
Mr. Frank West has put in a
new up-to-date grist mill in con
nection with his ginnery and is now
ready to grind your corn. Frank is
feeding a bunch of cows this win
ter to be put on che market in the
early spring for beef.
Mr. Henry Smith had the mis
fortune to cut his foot one day last
week. Dr. Whitlock had to take
several stitches to close the wound
The trustees of Antioch school
have placel a United States flag
on the top of a tall pole on the
nchool ground. We believe that all
of our schools should have a United
States flag floating over the build
Mr. Jasper McDaniel has moved
Dr. Prescott has the finest oats
we have seen this year.
Mr. Geo. Quarles and Ed Holraes
say there is but one mud hole from
Red Hill to Augusta, aud Mr. Will
Cheatham says he happened to get
into that one.
Our expert machinist can pull
you out of the hole when your en
gine, ginnery or other machinery
breaks down. He can also do first
class plumbing. Call on us.
Edgefield Auto and Repair Shop.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October 1914 to
the 15th day of March 1915.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1914,
and December 31st, 1914.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1914, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before
February 1st, 1915. the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time
all unpaid taxes will be collected by
The tax levies for the year 1914 are
For State purposes 6 mills
" Ordinary county 5 "
" Special county 1 "
" Cons. school tax 3 "
" Antioch S. D. 2 ?'
" Pickens Bacon S. D. 4 "
Pickens Bacon R. R. 3 "
" Shaw Bacon school 4 "
" Part Blocker R. R. 12 "
" Part Collier Sp. school 3 "
" Flat Rock S. D. 4 "
" Oak Grove S. D. 3 . "
" Prescott S. D. 3 .?
" Red Hill S. D. 4 "
" Edgefield Pickens school 5 "
" Edgefield Pickens R. R. 3 "
" Edgefield Pickens Corp'n 10 "
*' Edgefield school building 2 "
" Edgefiald Wise school bld'g 2 "
" Edgefield Wise Corp'n 10 "
" Edgefield R. R. 11-4 "
" Edgefield Wise school 5 "
" portion Elimwood school 2 "
" portion Elmwood R. R. 12 "
" Elmwood S. D. No 38 school 2 "
" Elmwood S.D. No. 3 R. R. 12 "
" Elmwood Long Cane R. R. 12 "
" Elmwood Long Cane school 3 "
" P. Pickens Long Cane R. R. 3 "
" Hilder S. D. 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 8 "
" Johnston R. R. 3 "
" Moss S. D. 3 "
" Parksville S. D. 4 "
" Pickens R. R. 3 "
" Plum Branch S. D. No. 15 5 "
" Shaw school 4 "
" Talbert school 2 "
" Pickens Trenton school 5 "
" Pickens Trenton R. R. 3 "
" Shaw Trenton school 5 "
" Wise Trenton school 5 "
" Wise Trenton R. R. 11-4 "
" Ward's school 2 "
" Modoc S. D. 2 "
" White Town S. D. 4 "
" Wise R. R. 1 1-4 "
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, no
commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt^when you^desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Copyright 1909, by C. R. Zimmerman Co.-No. 6t
IN time of distress, no matter the
cause, a bank account will render
its aid, and it is at such times that
those without one regret their folly for
not sooner heeding the injunction to
have one. Start a bank account today.
OFFIERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; B.E.Nicholson Vice
pres.; E. J. Mims, Cashier: J. H. Allen, assistant, ashier
DIRECTORS: J. 0. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thoa. H.
Raiusford, John Rainsford B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C.
C. Fuller, E. J. Mims,J. H. Allen
Bi N'T WAIT.
It is an "overthrow" to a man'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.
E. J. Norris,
Edgefield, South. Carolina.
Plant Oats and Help Solve
the Cotton Problem
We have BEST of all Varieties :
Your order or inquiry will
have our best attention.
See Charlie Mav. ' AUGUSTA, GA.
i Ranges, Stoves, Grates
Now is the time to purchase a New Range, Stove,
Heater or Grate.
See Our Pretty Eockers and Full Line
Prices in keeping with seven-cent cotton.
Jones & Son
Long term loans to Famers A Specialty.
Your farm land accepted ns security WITHOUT ENDORSER
or other COLLATERRAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in
denominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
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