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There is no disparity in marriage
like the unsuitability of mind and
Wednesday, Sept. 8.
All the powers that be are paying
tribute to King Cotton.
Not a watermelon in sight. Would
that they were like the poor!
When cotton is 12 cents 'most any
old variety proves to be a "mortgage
Let's "black ball" whiskey again in
Edgefield county. What will your bal
lot be? _
The boil weevil has reached Georgia
and South Carolina is mighty close to
At least 1,800 votes should be cast in
Edgefield county in the approaching
In the fight that is on, are you for or
against whiskey? Show your colors
The larger the majority for prohibi
tion next Tuesday, the greater the re
buke to the liquor trust.
The boll weevil scare will enliven
things sufficiently in Atlanta until an
other sensation can be found.
We trust that the Wall Street cot
ton "bears" are making as lively a re
treat as the Russian bear is making.
The Local Option League is a freak I
organization. It has a secretary but j
no president-a tail but no head.
ik -Wi ?
The activities of the liquor houses!
through the "league" is serving one
good purpose-that of arousing the|
prohibitionists to action.
Nothing boosts a town more effec
tively than a good cotton market.
Let's make Edgefield the best cotton
market in this whole section of coun
We can not speak for other counties,
but. as for Edgefield, we will have an
honest election. The men of Edge
field do not Know how to conduct any
The Greenville Piedmont hits the nail
squarely on the head when it says the
Local Option League is: "The liquor j
int?r?t masquerading as a patriotic or
ganization of South Carolinians."
The wholesale liquor people want to j
continue to sell low grade and adulte
rated whiskey to the county dispensa
ries at good price3. Will your vote be
cast in their interest or against them?
It appears that liquor dealers' money
will be pitted against South Carolina's |
manhood Tuesday. Which will win?;
We would stake our last dollar on the
incorruptible manhood of South Car
Your vote next Tuesday will be]
either FOR or AGAINST whiskey.
Would you not rather for your boy
to know that you voted AGAINST it?
The example of your voting will influ
The papers state that one C. D.
Fortner, formerly a citizen of Spar
tanburg but now of Greenville, will b?
a candidate for the State senate from
Greenville county next year. Surely
Greenville can do better than that!
Nothing would please the distillers
and wholesale liquor dealers through
out the country more than for prohibi
tion to be defeated in South Carolina
next Tuesday. Will your vote be on
their side? Think seriously before vo
ting with them.
Just as the liquor dealers through
the so called Local Option League are
buying space in the newspapers to pub
lish misleading statements, so will
they buy votes in Charleston and
probably other places in -the State next
Tuesday. Let's cast every vote possi
ble in Edgefield county against a bus
iness th^t is willing to corrupt our|
people in order to perpetuate itself.
It's a mighty good time to begin
debt paying. As long as you owe
money and have a dollar in your pocket
it belongs to somebody else.
Municipal Recall Election.
It appears that Beaufort is in the
midst of a municipal mess. For several
years some of the largest taxpayers,
it appears, have been successful tax
dodgers, possibly through the indul
gence of form ?r city officials. Recent
ly under a change of administration or
the election of a new city treasurer,
these tax-dodgers have had demands
made upon them'for back taxes. Some
of them owe as much as $10,000 back
taxes. This refusal to pay, involving,
if we mistake not, some of the aldermen,
has resulted in Governor Manning order
ing a recall election! While this is some
thing entirely new in South Carolina,
yet we believe it is a good precedent to
establish. If an official, who is chosen
by the people for a public position,
fails to give satisfaction or, even worse
still, acts dishonestly, then the people
through a recall election can deprive
him of his commission.
Beaufort is in a municipal muddle
which nothing but a recall election can
straighten out. It would be better for
an unsatisfactory official to step down
and out rather than be voted out of
office. But they seem not to view the
matter that way in Beaufort.
Company Stores Passing.
For many years it has been customa
ry for some large cotton mills to ope
rate stores near the mill, in which the
operatives do mo3t of their trading.
These stores were established with the
best of motives, and were operated as
much for the convenience of the em
ployees as for the interests of the mill
itself. But there seems to be a grow
ing sentiment against the corporation
or company store. And while not a
word of censure can justly be uttered
against the mills for conducting these
stores, Yet we are inclined to the
opinion that it will be best to discon
tinue them altogether. In fact, what
ever tends to keep the mill people iso
lated or separated from the other peo
ple and other interests of the communi
ty should be changed wherever possi
ble. It is better for the mill people to
get out of their villages and make their
purchases at the stores where the other
people of the town and vicinity make
their purchases. Let them be made to
feel that they are a part, an important
part, of the life of the entire commu
Wherever practicable the mill chit
dren should be sent to the public school
of the community, rather to one es
tablished solely for their benefit. In
many cotton mill towns there is a
prejudice on the part, of the residents
of the mill village against the other
people of the community. This is un
fortunate and is largely due to their
issolation and lack of normal business
and social intercourse.
Strong Prohibition Argument.
We have a sneaking suspicion that
while the esteemed editor of The State
was off duty celebrating Labor Day
somebody slipped in one of the best
prohibition editorials in yesterday's
State that we have seen in a long time.
Not satisfied with merely presenting
incontrovertible statements in the
usual way, the intruder had entire par
agraphs capitalized, givingthem great
Here are some of the paragraphs
taken from The State's editorial of
"It is safe to say that four out of
every five dollars, if not more, of dis
pensary profits are paid by POOR
"Of all devices to make the working
man pay more than his just share of
the taxes, the liquor tax is the shrewd
est and most effective."
"lt is beyond doubt that enforced
prohibition of the lipuor traffic would
do more to REDUCE THE TAXES
OF THE WORKING PEOPLE THAN
ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DE
VISED, FOR THE OBVIOUS REA
SON THAT THEY ARE NOW TAXED
MORE HEAVILY THROUGH THE
DISPENSARIES THAN IN ANY
"The mill operative, the street car
conductor, the painter and the carpen
ter have an unquestioned right to vote
against prohibition. But let them not
fool themselves. Any one of them wno
is a patroa of the dispensary is paying
a heavier tax for the support of the
city of Columbia than is many a man
earning his $2,000 or $3,000 a year."
Vote next Tuesday.
COUGHS THAT ARE STOPPED1
Careful people see that they are
stopped. Dr. King's New Discovery
is a remedy of tried merit. It has
held its own on the market for 46
years. Youth and old age testify
to its soothing and healing quali
ties. Pneumonia and lung troubles
are often caused by dnlay of treat
ment. Dr. King's New Discovery
stope those hacking coughs and re
lieves la grippe tendencies. Money
back if it fails. 50c. and 11.00.-2
We carry a complete line of sta
tionery, Ledgers, Type-writer paper,
Type-writer Ribbous, Fountain Pens,
Letter Files, etc. Everything for
W. E. Lynch & Co.
1 What Others Say T
Booze vs. Buttermilk.
There is one man in this town who
took several drinks of booze last night
and another who took several drinks of
buttermilk. And this morning we'll
bet the man who took the several
drinks of buttermilk felt ten times bet
ter than the man who took the several
drinks of booze.-Spartanburg Jour
The State's Saviors.
In the vigorous campaign which they
are waging against prohibition the Lo
cal Option League-whoever they are
are cabing loudly to the people to
"Vote Against Prohibition and Save
"Save the State." And yet no one
seems able to find out just who these
would-be "saviors" of the state are.
Who are these martyrs that spend
their money to set up headquarters at
the most fashionable hotel in Colum
bia, engage an advertising expert and
buy newspaper advertising space by
the whole page in the daily papers of
the state? What a pity they are so
modest about themselves. We fear
they shall go to their graves unknown,
unhonored and unsung.
"Save the State." YeGods!
Tidings From Mt Zion Com
Through the absence of your
scribe from borne, some of the
events in our community are about
to become too far passed for publi<
cation. However, as we are in suoh
a quiet corner, they will no doubt
be new to the public any way.
One of these was the recent lawn
party given by our W. M. ?. at the
home of Mr. W. J. Gaines. This
occurred on Tuesday evening. Aug.
24. Conversation and gaines were
enjoyed by the young people out iu
the moon-light. Then, marching
iu time to music, a cake walk was
the next feature of interest, this
3lso being out under the great trees
on the lawn. After this, ice cream
and cake were served, and then
games were played in tho parlor.
This occasion uot only placed .1 neat
little sum in the treasury of the
missionary society, but furnished
an evening of delightful social
pleasure lo the young people of the
An event of interest to sportsmen
was the dove shoot, which occured
at the home of Mr E M Padgett,
on Friday, August 7, Gentlemen
from iL is neighbjrhood, Trenton,
Edgefield, and even Batesburg, were
on baud for the occasion. At day
break the shooting began, and con
tinued through the hours of the
morning and late afternoon. About
SOO birds were killed. This was
great sport for the men, but oh! the
Mr J M Padgett has purchased
150 acres of the best land of the
Jennings place, and we expect
juun tu see a new and progessive
home established in our midst. We
wi.-h others would buy land and
build nice homes in our community,
indeed, we are hearing cheerful ru
iiurs to this effect.
Messrs. Ben and Pendleton
iaines spent a few days uf last
veek in surveying laud for Tomp
cius and Weils, in the Good Hope
Mrs. Couch and Miss Faunie
Pardue, from Graniteville have been
eceut visiturs in the home uf Mr|
Af A Pardue.
Miss Eunice Franklin from Syl
vania, Ga., has been visiting Mr
md Mrs W T Gaine-*.
Mrs W J Gaines and Miss Lilla
Llae Padgett represented the Mt.
Sion WM S at the recent meeting
>V W U. at Clark's Hill. They
eport a very interesting meeting,
,ud royal entertainment given by
he people of Clark's Hill. .Alto
gether, their trip was delightful
,nd a night spent in Augusta with
rieuds was an additional pleasure.
Miss Marie Padgett has been vis
ling friends in Augusta.
Mr and Mrs W T Gaines has
keen visiting friends in Augusta.
Mr and Mrs W J Gaines recently
?njoyed a pleasant day in the home
if Mr and Mrs Waller Carpenter.
Mr Ben Sullivan and his sister,
Hiss Fannie, were also visitors on
bis occasion. A most excellent
linner was not the least attractive
eature of the day.
Mr B F Gaines leaves Saturday
.0 take bis position as principal of
he Darlington graded school.
Our line of School Books and
school Supplies is very complete.
The schools in the couuty that open
;arly can depend upon us for their
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Lost, Strayed or Stolen-A brin
lle cow with white spots. The hard
sari of one horn has come off.
Kinder will return tu J. E. Hart
iud receive reward.
FOR SALE-Abruzzi Rye at
5:2.25, Beach Island Rye $2.00, f. 0.
j. cars Trenton.
D. R, Day,
Interesting News Letter From
LoWer Part of the County.
Dear Advertiser:-"Hardys" has
been off this lime and the happen
ings will not all be confined lo Har
Dr. Briggs and Dr. RC?B*, we
hear, are bolh quite sick.
Mr. and Air?. Ernest Cogburn
and. family. Mr. and Mrs. Evan
B&rker, and Mrs. John Cooper and
faniily, are all sick.
Mr. Frank Townes does not im
prove any at all we are sorry to
Mrs. S. V. Bunch and Mrs. Ray
now are feeling very badly. Mrs.
R?ynow had another fall Sunday
morning and bruised herself up
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Scott, Jr.,
spent Sunday at Mrs. Bunch's.
;Mr. George Townes made a visit
to his father Sunday, returning to
his home in Aiken in the afternoon.
Mrs. Milton Barker returned from
her trip to St. Elmo, Tenn., some
two weeks ago. We are all so glad
she was not persuaded to make her
home out lhere.
Master Edward Bunch returned
home a week ago after a three
weeks' visit to his grandmother
Miss Irene Scott is visiting her
brother. Mr. H. H. Scott, Jr., in
North Augusta. She, too, is sick.
Mrs. Hubert Smith made Mrs.
Robert McKie a visit Sunday.
Mr. Henry Medlock and little
baby returned home from Edgefield
Misses Mary Townes and Lilla
Bunoh attended tho1 W. M. U. at
Clark's Hill last week, and report a
most glorious meeting, and the hos
pitality of the people beyond de
scription. That meeting makes
them love every one more than
aver. The lovely ladies that con
ducted the meeting aud the dear lit
tle Sunbeam children were all so
sweet and beautiful. Oh! that every
church may soon have more zealous
W-. M. societies, aud each church
: Jjjf?&hop? the Edisto sclool, which
Mr. T. H. Posey is working /or,
may succeed beyond their fondest
sope*,' and be able to send workers
to .each church, who have been
trained, so those less fortunate than
they, may be led by them to greater
work than ever before for the Mas
We were so sorry not to have
[leard all of Mr. Camp's address,
but fiope it did a great deal of good,
[t was hard to tear ourselves away,
md leave all those delightful Clark's
Hill people. So many big, warm,
!?^Pf>it"able hearted people we loved
np there and cut.ld not visit each
ane. We hope they may visit us
jomo day. We have made those
sve have told of the trip envious,
ind wish they had been the.e too.
-Next Sunuay there will be momo
rial services at Sweetwater, and we
jope to meet friends from far and
Mrs. Lamb will come down Thurs
Jay to Mrs S. V. Bunch's for the
light and day, arid go from there
,o Mrs. Ollie Bunch's and attend
;he memorial at Sweetwater Sunday,
risk her place (tho Kendrick place)
md Mrs. Girtie Shaw, before re
Mrs. Will Biiggs, with her four
ihildren, has been on a week's visit
o her sisters, the Misses Tyler, at
Silverton, S. C.
Mrs. Walter Cheatham and Sa
ah have been down with chills
gain. Mr. Cheatham has treated
Vin a Bottle- '
Through a Straw"
himself to an automobile recently
Perhaps they may be abie to out
run the mosquitoes now.
Miss Georgia Reese has gone to
Glenn Springs for her health. We
' ope she may come home strong
Mr. and Mrs. Marry Bunch and
family visited Mr. P. Ii. Lanham
Mr. and Mrs. Henry McKie and
Miss Lena Lanham went to Augusta
Friday in Mr. McKie's car. We
wish we could have some bunshine
North Augusta, S. 0.
"Good Wisher" Gives Some
Editor The Advertiser-: You hear
people howling down whiskey part
ly on account of the money that is
spent for it, but you never hear how
much money is wasted and thrown
away on women in various ways.
Take the fast age we are living in
now, the poor young man who has
to live by bis labor knows good and
well that he cannot afford to marry
a girl in this day and time and
keep her up in the styles of the day.
He knows if he does not dance up
with what she wants and lets her
go gadding: around, and he at home
playing negro for her, there will be
a row in his home. Therefore the
young men of our country take to
drinking and throw themselves
away, instead of marrying some
nice girl, toen settle down and both
go to work to try to have some
thing and be something in the
world like they were created to do. 1
I am opposed to whiskey and if I p
live I shall vote for prohibition on '
the 14lh of this month but I am op-, D
posed to a lot of other that is being1 a
done in this day and time. I don't
believe th6 Lord created us to stint
our children in many ways in order
to pile it ail on our backs to make
a big show in the world. I am
afraid pride is going to cut a lot of
us out of ever going to heaven. Peo
ple seem to think more about dress
and looks than they do their Lord,
the giver of ail they have. I want to j f
urge the fathers and mothers of
our country to ?try and teach their
children first of all that there is a
God for them to serve. Then teach
them to be nice, truthful and teach
then to work and save. So we will
not hear so much grumbling about
hard tunes. Wastefulness is the
cause of hard times. The Lord has
been good to us ai!, and instead of
taking care of his gifts to us, we
have been throwing them away in
many ways and then complain about
hard times. Teach our girls and
boys that the streets and roads are
not the place for them ali the time.
There must be some home staying
or the home will soon go to pieces.
Plum Branch, S. C.
FACTS FOR SUFFERERS.
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sprain, bruise, sore stiff muscles or
whatever pain you have yields to
Sloau's Liniment-bring? new fresh
blood, dissolves the congestion, re
lieves the injury, the circulation is
free and your pain leaves as if by
magic. The nature of its qualities
penetrate immediately to the sore
spot. Dou't keep on suffering. Get
a bottle of Sloan's Liniment. Use
it. It means instant relief. Price
25c. and 50c. $1.00 bottle holds six
times as much as the 25c. size.-2
Means a pure, wholesome,
that is popular with those
and with those who witness
V Day of Prayer For Prohibi
Spartanburg, S. G.,-August 30.
kt a meeting: yesterday afternoon
f women interested in the success
f the referendum el? ction on pro
ibition to be held in ?South Caro
ma September 14, a central com
aitteo ^as appointed to make ar
angements for a TIAAS meeting for
rayer on the afternoon of Septem
ber 12. Neighborhood prayer
?eetings will be held in all sec
ions of the city at the same hour
everal days of next week, as a
?reparation for the final moating.
At the meeting yesterday after
oon it was unanimously voted to
sk the purtora of all the churches
f the state to urge their congrega
ions to join with the women of
.partanburg in making Suuday,
September 12, a State-wide Day of
Jrayer for Prohibition. Special
mphasis is laid on the importance
f much services because it is real
zed that the greatest eueroy to the
uccess of prohibition at the coni
ng election is over-confidence and
he consequent indifference on the
art of tho voters. This may mean
he loss of thousands of votes for
rohibition. Let the women urge
heir husbands and brothers to get
heir registration ceitificates and
ax receipts and be qualified to
ote. The friends of prohibition
hould not allow themselves to be
eaten by iuaclion.
in Appeal For Better Roads.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:- At
he meeting at Clark's Hill August
1, bad roads were several times al
ided to as being prohibitive of wo
len's gatherings. Even as it was,
t presumably cur best season of
he year with roads in their best
ondition, it was not unalloyed bliss
D travel them. One or more auto
lobiies found difficulty in getting
brough boggy places. The road
rom Parksville to Clark's Hill is
trial, there are mud holes big, lit
te, deep, shallow, mud holes like
iimature ponds, mud holes th it re
liable morasses. These holes are
ad now, later on they will be in
Let me quote a country man's
rords. " There's mud there shore"
72L8 his comment "and it sticks
loser than a brother, and it's so
eep your horse can hardly get
long, even without a load. I reck
n the road always has a bottom,
ut in winter it seems like there
ras spots where the bottom was too
ar down to find." ~v
Kow there is no use to grnmble
nd complain if no one .is going -to .
o anything to remedy the matter? -
fen say the county supervisor
hould attend to the roads bat the
ounty is a large one. Since the lam
er interest became so active here,
'here is very heavy hauling on the
oad daily. I think I can reasonably
ay the road for ten to fifteen miles
bove Clark's Hill is most fearfully
j need of attention.
It would paj to have a road day
ow. A day on wh'oh every man
'ould give some labor to the road,
len, horses, teams, shovels, spades
auld be used to advantage. Win
IT is almost on us.
A Mud Hater.
Parksville, S. C.
DR- J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
who play the game