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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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There is no disparity in marriage
like the unsuitability of mind and
Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Foreign loans should be stamped,
"Made in America."
King Cotton is rapidly regaining his
power and prestige.
The weather man is helping the straw
hat owner to get his money's worth.
Charleston's attitude to the "water
?wagon" is that of nature to a vaccum.
Well, the women didn't vote but they
&re entitled to a large part of the credit.
After the first of January, the
Southern will sell fewer tickets from
Edgefield to Aiken.
One of the best things that high
priced cotton is doing is filling the
schools and colleges.
After Loyless and Watson resume
the even tenor of their way, Georgia
will be normal again.
Call it neutrality if you want to, but
America is furnishing the means and
munitions while the Alies furnish the
Some of the citizens in the wet coun
ties had better begin to "taper off" so
as to get their consumption down to a
gallon-a-month by the first of Jan
It can not be said that all of the
blind tigers voted for prohition. Had
that been the case prohibition would
have received twice as many votes in
With the dispensary at the foot of
the bridge removed after January, Au
gusta will no longer have excuse for
permitting open violation of the pro
hition law of Georgia.
It is reported that the Kaiser has
lost more than $20,000,000 of his per
sonal estate since the war began. We
are inclined to the belief that he will
lose his crown before the war closes.
The express companies are com
plaining that the gallon-a-month
law has greatly reduced their income.
And yet some persona say the people
.re not banefitted ly laws that restrict
the sale and consumption of liquor.
Headlines state that Mr. Bryan is
going abroad in the interest of peace.
As he has the knack cf doing the right
thing at the wrong time or the wrong
thing at the right time, pjobably peace
can best be promoted by his remaining
Not One in The South.
The five counties in the United States
leading in value of all crops produced
in 1909, as returned by the 13tn United
States census, are Los Angeles county,
California, with a value of $14,720,884;
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, $13,
059, 588; McLean county, Illinois, $12,
811,506; Whitman county, Washington,
$12,540,694, ana Livingston county, Il
linois. $11,377.2)7.-Farm and Ranch.
Of the five counties mentioned in the
foregoing not one is located in the
South. This should cause us to cast
about for the reason. This section has
soil the equal of any in the country.
Our climate is not surpassed by any
one of the counties mentioned. Why
then ?3 the enormous difference in the
value of the crops produced? Can it be
that we are not growing the most
profitable crops in the South? So ac
customed are we to depending almost
solely upon cotton as a money crop
that we are neglecting crops that could
be grown with greater profit.
Until our farmers learn to diversify,
it is a long way to financial indepen
dence. Few indeed are the farmers
who succeed by making cotton the
chief crop. Not one of the five coun
ties mentioned above grow a stalk of
cotton, which should convince us that
the great staple of the South is not the
most profitable crop that can be pro
produced upon the farm.
The Advertiser Makes
If the price of cotton continue
per this fall as they have not pros
During the past year, as a result
the European war, every line of
being among the greatest sufferei
depression our advertising patron?
few subscriptions, comparatively s
However, instead of lowering
expensive paper, we have, in spite
kept The Advertiser up to the be
the return of prosperity, we ver;
debted to us come forward and pai
that you continue to give The Ad
The Advertiser is constantly s
ting the interests of the people of
paid out several hundred dollars in
the great amount of time and pen
the corn contests, in prizes to stim
the county. We did it ABSOLU'
CIAL RETUN; PURELY FOR T
lasting benefit was accomplished b,
line, many will testify. Some hav
county would not be making so lar
not been for The Advertiser's ag
were then impressed as never befo
ing the necessary feed FOR the fa
In the campaign just closed
Carolina, The Advertiser GAVE
TO CREATE ANTI-WHISKEY
pers WERE SELLING THEIR
THE WHOLESALE LIQUOR E
OF DEFEATING PROHIBITION
ing money from the whiskey for
spent money (legitimately) for prc
also devoted considerable time and
The Advertiser has been the
unceasingly made AN ACTIVE, .
WHISKEY. It advocated prohibi
ular, at times losing business and
promising anti-whiskey position.
W e were fighting for a principle.
For the reasons above set for
the request that The Advertiser,
given a liberal share of your patr<
The Advertiser has ALWAYS
WITH THE PEOPLE of Edgefieli
it receive LOYAL SUPPORT
FROM THE PEOPLE.
Cordial co-operation in the fo
will enable us to make of The Adv?
W. C. T. U. Points to South
Carolina's Next Duty.
To the Editor of The State:
Will you allow space for a few
words from the South Carolina Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union.
The W. C. T. U. have been organ
ized and has been working in this j
State for 32 years, looking forward
with a faith that never faltered and a !
courage that never weakened, to the |
time when South Carolina would j
throw off the shackles of the legal- !
ized liquor traffic. On September]
14 our faith and courage were re-j
warded, and we wish to thank the ?
noble manhood of this State, who
won for us such a splendid victory
at the polls.
It means much in South Carolina!
alone, but to the temperance and re-j
form movements all over the world,
that South Carolina has taken so
decided and so emphatic a step, for
it demonstrates the fact that govern
ment control of the liquor business,
under the dispensary system, has
proven as gigantic c. failure as any
other effort at regulation. After a
fair trial, under the best circum
stances, the people of South Caro
lina have decided that government
control wiil not work, and that the
only satisfactory way to deal with
this business is to prohibit it. A
great battle has been won but the
war is not over. The white ribbon
army in South Caroli na can not dis
band. Some one has said that
''Statewide is simply a good posi
sition from which to right the li
quor traffic," and this is true. This
victory must be followed up by law
enforcement, and it is the duty of
every man and woman to uphold
the hands of the governor and oth
ers in authority in their efforts to
enforce the law. They can not do
it without the sympathy and co
operation of the citizenship of the
The war against the liquor traffic
is a nationwide and a worldwide
war. The South Carolina W. C.
T. tl. begins the new year October
1, 1915, better equipped than ever
before We have now 1,000 paid
up active members, not including
the men, who are honorary mem
bers and pay dues iuto the local;
treasuries, but not into the State or j
national, nor the Loyal Temper
ance legioners, as our children white
ribboners are called. The W. C. j
T. U. in this State has a member- ?
ship of 1,000 women, who have J
paid dues this year. The national ;
W. C. T. U. has a paid up mern j
bership of 500,000 women in the!
United States, and we expect to j
keep on "agitating educating and
organizing" till that glad day when
alcoholic liquors can nowhere in
the world be legally manufactured
President South Carolina W. C. T.
U., Manning S. C.
"BITTERS AND KIDNEYS,
a Reasonable Request
s to advance, our people will pros
pered before in eighteen months
of the demoralization wrought by
business has suffered, newspapers
rs. During the period of business
age fell off tremendously and but
peaking, have been paid.
the standard and publishing a less
of the considerably reduced income,
:fore-the-war standard. Now with
y earnestly request that those in
f the amount due, and we also ask
vertiser a generous share of your
pending and being spent in promo
the county. Three years ago, we
i ACTUAL CASH, not to mention
sonal effort involved in conducting
lu?ate corn and grain production in
TELY WITHOUT ANY FINAN
HE PUBLIC GOOD. That some
y The Advertiser's work along this
e been kind enough to say that the
ge a yield of corn this year had it
itation in the past. Many people
re with the importance of produc
rm ON the farm.
against whiskey selling in South
GENEROUSLY OF ITS SPACE
SENTIMENT, while scores of pa
SPACE AT GOOD PRICES TO
?EALERS FOR THE PURPOSE
. Furthermore, instead of receiv
ces, the editor of The Advertiser
>secuting the prohibition campaign,
personal effort to the same end.
only paper in the county that has
AGGRESSIVE FIGHT AGAINST
tion when prohibition was unpopu
patronage because of its uncom
But we did not count the cost.
th, do you not agree with us that
with the return of prosperity, be
mage, is a REASONABLE ONE?
BEEN LOYAL and GENEROUS
i county, and now we request that
and a LIBERAL PATRONAGE
rm of loyal and generous support
?rtisera stronger and better paper.
NO REASON FOR IT
When Edgefie! d Citizens Skow a
There can be no reason why any
reader of this who suffers the tor
tures of an aching back, the annoy
ance of urinary disorders, the pains
and dangers of kidney ills will fail
to heed the words of a neighbor
who has found relief. Read what
an Edgefield citizen says:
Mrs. J. W. Dorn, of Edgefield,
"I had a constant pain in my
back, which, at times, was worse
in the morning. I had frequent
headaches and dizzy spells. My
eyes pained me and my sight be
came blurred. The kidney secre
tions were too frequent in passage.
Doan's Kidney Pills were recom
mended to nie, and after I used two
boxes 1 got great relief. I seldom
have a pain in my back or other
symptoms of kidney trouble now."
Price 50c. at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Poan's Kidney Pills-the same
that Mrs. Dorn had. Fdster-Mil
burn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
A white boy, Harry Burton,
sometimes called Harry Bogus, left
my home September 3. Any in
formation concerning him will be
appreciated. He is 12 years of age,
has dark hair and brown eyes, small
for his age. Anybody who has
seen him will please write me.
W. H. BURTON,
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
I take this means of informing
the public that I have installed a
grist mill at my farm, and can grind
hominy, graham flour and meal.
Grind dajs Tuesdays and Satur
F. F. RAINSFORD.
The mint?makes it ard under the terms
of the CONTINENTAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY you can secure it at 6 per
cent, for any legal purpose on approved
real estate. Terms easy, tell us your
wants and we will co-operate with you.
908-9 MUNSEY BLDG.,
Write me and I will explain
SB how I was cured in four days
<f?? of a severe case of Pile of 40
ijzg years' standing without pain,
knife or detention from busi
IgjS ness. No one need suffer from
i?jj? this diseaae when this humane
sra cure can be had right here in
^ South Carolina.
m R. M. JOSE,
ffl Route 4. Lamar, S. C.
* What Others Say
Not Friend of People.
The people have declared by an over
whelming majority for prohibition. He
who is against prohibition now is not a
friend of the people. -Newberry Ob
We are a curious sort of people if
we can pray to God to end the war
and at the ?ame time fall over each
other to see who can get the. biggest
orders for bullets to carry on the great
slaughter.-Henderson Gold Leaf.
Judge From Appearance.
The passer-by judges of a farmer by
the appearance of his crops, stock,
house and barns. If they are up io
date, the impression is good, but oth
erwise if they have a down-at heel
appearance.-Orangeburg Times and
Leave Out Politics.
Mr. Taft thinks the exclusion of pol
itics from the question of preparedness
is what is needed. That is a sound
proposition. A weeding out of poli
tics would have the same effect on the
country as the clearing of a cotton
patch of the grass.-Charlutte Ob
Overcome Any Emergency.
Already the South is becoming self
reliant and we should never forget
what the European war has taught us,
viz: That we can always meet and
overcome any emergency when we are
feeding ourselves. That lesson the
South cannot afford to forget.-Lan
Threat Brought Result.
A Virginia editor threatened to pub
lish the name of a certain young man
who was seen hugging and kissing a
girl in the park unless his subscription
to the paper was paid up in a week.
Fifty-nine young men called and paid
up the next day, while two even paid
a year in advance. -Camden Chronicle.
A Good Officer.
"I expect to make Lexington as dry
as a powder house, said Sam J. Miller,
sheriff, when told of the results late
to-night. "All of this talk about not
being able to enforce prohibition is the
merest rot, and as I have stated be
fore I will give the people of this coun
try an example of prohibition that will
make every county in the state sit up
and take notice. 1 found prohibition
to be about the easiest law coming un
der my supervision when we had pro
hibition, and with a statewide Jaw
there is no reason why we can not
make it more effective. Just say that
so long as I am an officer of the law
just so long will I see that the laws are
enforced. "-Lexington Dispatch.
I Smile Provokers +
A IMII A ISMSP .?* iti .*?***
"When first he was married he
used to boast that his wife had a
way of her own."
"Now he complains that she has
her own way."-Judge.
"I wish you would introduce a
little change in your style of danc
"How do you mean?"
"You might occasionally step on
my left foot instead of the right
IIAD MUCH EXPEBIEXCB.-"Have
you had much experience as a cook?"
inquired Mis. Dinsmore of the ap
plicant for the place.
"Indade Oi hov," said Bridget
proudly, "Oi've had twinty places
in t'ree mont s, mum."
One day little Flora was taken to
have an aching tooth removed.
That night while she was saying
her prayers her mother was surprised
to hear her say:
"And forgive us our debts as
we forgive our dentists."-Every
"Pa, are you goin.?r to have any
girlvanized iron on our new house?"
"Any girlvanized iron?"
"Galvanized, you mean, don't
Yes, pa; but teacher says we
mustn't Bay gal-it's girl."-Kan
sas City Journal.
"Here my dear," said the hus
band, producing his purse, "here's
$50.0U I won playing cards in the
smoking room last night. You
may have it to buy that dress you
Reluctantly the conscientious wife
took the money, then said, with an
expression of right rectitude:
"I simply shudder at the thought
of using money gained in such a
way. Henry, promise me that af
ter you ha've won enough for me to
buy the hat to go with the dress
you will never again touch those
awful cards. I don't want ray hus
band to become a gambler."-To
FOR RENT: Five-room resi
dence near High School; possession
given at once. J. L. Mims.
S Our stock for the fall season is now arriving and
?| ready for your inspection.
This department is in charge of Miss Daisy
Ul Enzor, a competent and efficient milliner, who will
please you in the latest styles, as well as in quality.
Come in and See this Line
We have a large assortment of shoes from which
gi you can select for any member of the family, either
M for school wear or for work or dress.
Yours to serve,
Ford Cars Have
Stood the Test I
The experience of scores of own
ers of the Ford Automobiles has
proven that there is nothing better
made for the Edgefield roads. Ford
cars will carry you safely over any
road that a buggy or any other ve
hicle can travel.
An All-the-Year-Around Car
They are light, yet substantially |
built. They are cheap, yet the best
of material is used in their con
struction. Are you contemplating
purchasing a car? Let us show
you a Ford Run-About or Touring
Gk W. ADAMS
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop
Next to Court House
W. W. ADAMS & CO.
Members State Warehouse
All persons storing cotton with us,
we think, will have no trouble to bor
row money on certificates issued by the
We will appreciate any business
W. W. ADAMS & COMPANY
Edgefield, South Carolina