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We cannot live better than in seek
! lng to become better, nor more agreea
I bly than in having a clear conscience.
Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Already many new laws are being
suggested for the 1916 legislative mill.
Winter must be near at hand-not a
straw hat or sport shirt to be seen any
While Germany's missiles hit the
mark, her missives are generally a dis
Snow is already six inches deep in
South Dakota. Give us the Sunny
South first, last and all the time.
The American heiresses need not
weep. All of the men of royal descent
sn Europe will not be slain. They man
Age to keep out of range of bullets.
There is one thing more to be thank
ful for: Loyless and Watson have cbout
exhausted their supply of ammunition.
Maybe Georgia will quiet down now.
If the charges against Mayor Griffith
of Columbia are true, he should be
impeached; if untrue, he should be ex
enonerated. The municipal affairs of
tiie Capital City of South Carolina
should be set light at once.
We, the people of this part of the
country, have much to give thanks
for. While some sections of the West
and Southwest have been visited by
storms and earthquakes, thus far noth
ing but returning prosperity has come
-- . --
The question of taxation alone is
_J^r^l?xmg. -enough* -- -But when you
have with it ah admixture of politics
and the race problem the worst has
been reached It is just such a situa
tion that Beaufort is having to deal
Conditions Improving in Charleston.
Some monchs ago, as will be recall
ed, the grand jury of Charleston re
fused to find a true bill against any
persons indicted for violating the dis
pensary law. But the same grand
jury has this week returned 35 true
bills out of about 40 indictments. This
shows a marked improvement. Evi
dently public sentiment is stronger for
law enforcement in Charleston. Then,
too, the efforts of Governor Manning
ta improve conditions in Charleston are
bearing fruit. Let us hope that con
ditions will continue to improve. Just
what the future bas in store for Char
leston depends largely upon the result
of the municipal campaign that is now
on. The present mayor is a candidate
for re-election and if he is chosen, we
need not expect any great improve
ment But if the other aspirant, Capt.
T. T. Hyde, who represents the peo
ple of the city who stand for law and
and order, is elected, continued im
provement will result.
Weevil Inarching Through Georgia.
A decade or more ago the boll weevil
began its work in Texas, traveling
eastward year by year. The farmers
of Georgia and South . Carolina have
been warned time and time again of
the coming of the weevil but the hun
dreds of miles that intervened gave
them a feeling of security. Long be
fore they expected to fall victims of
the pest, Georgia farmers are already
grappling with the weevil. The recent
! storms in the southwest are supposed
to have driven the weevil eastward
many months before it would, in its
normal progress, have reached that
Now what we desire to say is to ut
ter another warning to farmers in this
section. If we are to judge the fu
ture by the past, taking into account,
too, the habits of the boll weevil, it
will reach South Carolina in four or
five years, or possibly in a shorter
time. Just what damage will be
wrought by the pest no one can yet
tell, but it behooves cotton growers of
this section to be ready for the invad
The first thing to be done is to diver
sify to a greater extent Plant crops
that are immune from the intruder. '
Be as far as possible independent of
the crop that -will be .seriously injured,
by weevils. Having failed in the past
! to adopt plans that will best advance
their interests, Providence m taking
a hand by forcing diversification. The
weevil, after all, will doubtless prove
to be a blessing in disguise.
Mr. Fowler Writes Again on
Editor The Advertiser:- There
are some 250 autos owned and reg
istered in Edgefield county. There
are probably four times as many
more or a thousand aunually enter
ing the county from the outside,
making sonfe 1250 autos using our
county roads. These automobiles
from the outside represent to some
extent ?pleasure seekers but to an
overwhelming degree they repre
The number of commercial trav
elers now doing their work on auto
is amazing and constantly more
amazing. They come with their sam
ples, with their wives and even with
their competitors. They come o a
the best roads and . where the best
roads-even of our bad ones-lead
I there they take business. In good
weather they are reaching the in
nermost business corners of the
county, those cross roads store cor- ;
ners that were too far off to justify
frequent livery expense. When bad
weather and worse roads come to
stay, they, like the swallows, fly not
The commercial travelers autos
are great forces for letting th?
light into dark corner. The extent
to which the commercial travelers
autos will help will depend partly
on the invitation of business but
much more on invitation of a broad
and easy road that does not lead ,to
We heard some commercial trav
elers at the hotel at McCormick the
other day after having a good din
ner ask some of their fellows for
that broad and easy road to Augus
ta. They were told by their friends
to go by such and such places on
the other side of the Savannah, on
no account to go by the straight
and narrow bumpty-bump and des
tructive road through Edgefield
So we see that the business inter
ests of Edgefield county are waiting
for good roads. The comfort of her
own autoists is measurably her
good roads and as Mr. W. S. Mid
dleton has shown you her laud val
ues are waiting for good roads.
When shall we have them?
W. W. Fowler.
Our Trenton Correspondent
Pays Mrs. ?Ryan^: Beautiful
It was eventide on Sunday when
the gentle spirit of Mrs. Corrie
Ryan quietly and serenely passed
into the great beyond to enjoy the
blessings that await the "pure in
heart." For more than a year her
suffering had been intense, but she
bore it with a calmness and resig
nation truly wonderful and while
her death was not unexpected, still
it brought none the less sorrow aud
sadness to those who loved her, and
that included everybody for her
life had been full of deeds of gen
erosity, kindness, charity and use
fulness to her fiiends and neighbors
alike, and it is but natural that they
should sigh for the voice that is
hushed. But it is in the home circle
around the fireside that her loss will
be more keenly felt, for her record
as wife and mother has always been
of tbe highest, tenderest and most
beautiful and what a comfort it
must be to her desolate and heart- ?
broken children to know that they
have always, and particularly since
her widowhood and during her
suffering and sickness, watched over
her so patiently, so lovingly. Mrs.
Ryan was a devoted member of
Ebenezer church and her pastor who
conducted the burial service spoke
beautifully of her conversation with ,
him concerning her approaching
death of which she was conscious. ',
She was ready-but regretted to be
separated from those whom she ,
loved. She is survived by two sis- .
ters, Mrs. Robinson and Miss Re- ,
becca Swearingen, two brothers,
Messrs. John and James Swearingen (
and her children, Mesdames Reuben
Kyle, B. J. Howard, Misses Ida .
and Margie Ryan and Messrs. Jabe,
E. L., Wise and Willie Ryan. To j
these sorrowing and bereaved ones j
we tender our deepest sympathy, ,
Our departed friend sleeps in the
Ebenezer church yard by the side
of her devoted husband, who pre
ceded her to the grave ssveral years !
Sleep on beloved one, sleep weill
God's sweetest seraphs guard thee
Till to thy precious dust the words ',
Awake the day breaks and the
Two brand new $100-Oliver
Typewriters, latest model, can be
had at The Advertiser office for
$60. Call and take a look at them.
S What Others Say *
A G reat Difference.
Some young people go to college for
the good they may get out of it, and
others go just that they may .be able to
say, "I have been to college.". There
is all the difference between the, two
classes and in the results that follow.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
Prosper in Spite of War.
No one can tell when the war is go
ing to end; but conditions seem to have
regulated themselves sufficiently to
warrant Americans in going about'their
business with full confidence in their
ability to take care of themselves.
Increase Grain Acreage.
With every cent advance in cotton,
add to your acreage in wheat, oats,
vetch, crimson clover and other cover
crops. The grain harvests of last sum
mer along with the hay crop have
proved how profitable the cotton far
mer can be if he has plenty to eat for
himself and sto:k.-Yorkville Enquirer.
"Wise Old Owl."
John D. Rockefeller, when urged to
comment on the Allies' war loan, re
plied in verse, ?is follows:
"A wise old owl lived in an oak.
The more he saw, the less he spoke;
The less he spoxe, the more he heard,
Why can't we all be like that bird?"
Oh, well, we can't all be Rockefel
Concerning Cotton Grades.
Of course every politician in this
state is in favor of Senator Smith's
bill securing thc standardization of cot
ton grades. All of them think it is a
good thing for the farmer.
The only way this can be of the full
est benefit to the farmers is for the
state legislature to force its adoption
in South Carolina. Up to this time it
has not been done. Strange, is it not;
but it is a good thing for the farmers,
is it?-Orangeburg Times and Demo
Cheap Honey Helps.
Except for the arrangement that
Provides cheap money with which to
nance the stored cotton, the state
warehouse system would be of small
importance. The people who wanted
the cotton would rest assured that it
would have to come out as soon as the
owners ran short of cash and cr?dit
But now the stored cotton is not so1
helpless. Owners are ina position to
hold almost indefinitely and the pres
ence of cheap money helps the price
whether the cheap money is actually
used or not Yes, it is the cheap money
that bas been the te?-slrike in the sit
Notice to Creditors.
District Court of the United States,
Western District of South Carolina?
In the matter of A. J. Day and W. 'Vja
Roper, trading as Day & Roper,
To the Creditors of the above named
Take notice on the 23rd day of Sep
tember 1915, the above named bank
rupt filed his petition in said Court
praying that he may be decreed by the
Court to have a full discharge from all
debts provable against his estate, and
a hearing was thereupon ordered and
will be had upon said petition on the
2Srd day of October 1915, before said
Court, at Greenville; at ll o'clock in
the forenoon, at which time and place
all known creditors and other persons
in interest may appear and show cause,
if any they have, why the prayer of
said petition should not be granted.
J. I!. KNIGHT, Clerk.
Sept 29., 1915.
After Three Years.
Edgefield Testimony Remain?
Time is the best test of truth.
Here is an Edgefield story that has
stood the test of time. It is a story
with a point which will come
straight home to many of us.
Mrs. E P Jackson, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: "I suffered greatly
from a weak and lame back which
became so bad that I could hardly
get around. My sides and hips also
got sore and lame and loss of sleep
made me weak and exhausted.
Doan'8 kidney pills rid me of the
attack." (Statement given April 12,
1911.) Has used Doan's since.
Over three years later Mrs. Jackson
said: "My back or kidneys seldom
trouble rae now but when they do,
Doan'? kidney pills always give me
Price 50o, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mr?. Jackson has twice public
ly recommended. Foster-Mil burn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Our millinery department will <
itrongly commend itself to every
lady who values exclusiveness in :
millinery. Magnificent display of
pattern hats, as well as our own pro- <
iuction. Our prioes on millinery are
in accord with the advantageous
prices of our other departments.
Let us supply you with your fall
FOR SALE: A good combina-,
tion horse, works anywhere and any
lady can handle him; six years old.
W. E. Ouzts, Edgefield, S. C.
New Building Erected For High
School. Mir. ? G. W. Wood
Jr., Buried at Red
We are gi ai to see a new school
building going up in our town.
Great things are expected of the
?led Hill high school.
A good number of our young peo
ple have gone away to ;college. We
miss them very much.
Miss Lydia, Holmes is visiting
relatives in your town.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Williams
visited friends1, here last week.
Miss Sallie Smith spent the week
end with her brother, Mr. Henry
Smith of the Antioch section,
j Miss Annie (Ruarles of Edgefield
is visiting her brothers, Messrs. C.
L. and F. W. Quarles.
We are profoundly pained to re
port the death of our beloved friend,
Mr. G. W. Wood, Jr., who had
lived in our community all his life
until a few years ago he went to
Millen, Ga., where he has made
many friends. Mr. Wood was
stricken with typhoid fever only a
a short time ago and all that loving
hands could do was done to save
his life, but God knew best.
It is the ordei of nature that
death shall come to all, and though
we think it a hardship, the inevita
ble should be accepted as the will
of Him who is wise beyond our un
derstanding. George was laid to
rest in Red Hill cemetery by the
side of his brother, Alvin, who had
preceded him only six weeks. Our
deepest sympathy goes out to his
wife, father, brothers and sisters.
May each one receive strength from
God to bear their loss with loving
and trusting hearts.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1915, to
the 15th day of March, 1916.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1915,
and December 31st, 1915.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 3l9t, 1915, the County
Auditor shall proceed .to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1916, 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
The tax levies for the year 1116 are
Tor State purposes 7 Mills
,e" Ordinary County 6 "
44 Cons. School Tax 3 "
?T Bacon School District 4 "
- " Edgefield School District 5 44
' 44 Long Cane S. D. 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
Johnston S. D. 8 "
" Collier's S. D. 3 "
44 Flat Rock S. D. 4 "
44 Elmwood S. D. No. 8 2 "
'* Elmwood S. D. No. 9 2 44
44 Elmwood S. D. No. 30 2 44
44 Hibler Township 3 44
" S. D. 3 "
" P. Branch S. D. 5 "
44 White Town S. D. 4 44
Trenton S. D. 5 "
Ward Township 2 '*
44 Moss Township 3 44
44 Parksville S. D. 4 44
44 Modoc S. D. 2 44
44 Oak Grove 3 "
44 Red Hill S. D. 4 "
44 Antioch S. D. 2 "
44 Shaw Township 4 44
" Talbert Township 2 "
"RR Bonds Wise T'sp 114 4<
44 R R Bonds Pickens 3 "
V R R Bonds Johnston 3 "
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 44
44 R R Bonds Blocker (portion] 12 44
44 R R Bonds Elmwood 12 44
44 R R Bonds Elmwood
" Pickens 3 "
44 Edgefield sch'l bldg. 2 44
Town of Edgefield
Corporation purposes 10 44
. All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years except
those exemnt by law are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 50 cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
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
thia 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.
GET RID OF THOSE POISONS IN j
You will find Dr. King's New j
Life Pills a most satisfactory laxa
tive in releasing the poisons from
your system. Accumulated waste
and poisons cause manifold ailments
unless released. Dizziness, spots
before the eyes, blackness and a
miserable feeling generally are in
dications that you need Dr. King's
New Life Pills. Take a dose to
night and you will experience grate
ful relief by morning. 25o.-3
We are out after your business.
Just one inducement, and that is |
price, and we welcome comparison
as to values in this store. Every day
there are wonderful bargains. Not a
few here and there, but you can
take your choice of the entire stook,
and .whatever yon buy you buy a
bargain. Put this store to the test
in any statement we make.
Edgefield Druggist Please Cus
Penn & Holstein reports custo
mers greatly pleased with the
QUICK action of the simple buck
horn b?rk, glycerine, etc., as railed
in Adler-i-ka. This simple remedy
drains the old fon! matter from the
bowels so THOROUGH that ONE
SPOONFUL relieves almost ANY
CASE of constipation, sour or
gassy stomach. It is so powerful
that it is used successfully in ap
pendicitis. Adler-i-ka never gripes
and the INSTANT action is sur
School Books and Supplies.
We have a full stock of school
books and school supplies of all
kinds, and will take pleasure in
serving you. All school books sold
for cash only.
Penn & Holstein.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
T B Cul breath, Talbert.
C Y D Freeland, Plum Branch.
Hansford Rhoden, Johnston.
J W Stevens, Collier.
W T Dorn, Motloc.
E F Harrison, Shaw.
J W Boyd, Meriwether.
E S Rives Edgefield.
S t? Stillwell, Johnston.
J M Yonce, Shaw.
W R Gilchrist, Talbert.
E S Johnson, Wise.
J H Parkman, Collier.
A P White, Hibler.
W P Ryan, Wise.
W H Moss, Shaw
L D Holmes, Ward.
W M Ransom, Elmwood.
W M Robertson, Washington,
C P Morgan, Moss.
J H Bouknight, Johnston.
A B Frauklin, Ward.
J E Clark, Ward.
J E Strom, Talbert.
W M Dorn, Blocker.
W E Sheppard, Hibler.
J D Boswell, Meriwether.
Will H Jackson, Edgefield.
L J Rutland, Ward.
R A Timmerman, Meriwether.
J M Derrick, Ward.
J II Nicholson, Edgefield.
J A Ridiehoover, Plum Branch.
Arthur Harling, Blocker,
J A Timmerman, Pickene.
W A Pardue, Shaw.
ELECTRIC THE BEST TONIC>
A DraimraQ Mild " Laxative,
IPI 11 Auld Family Medicine.
Insurance Notes, Fire And
The rate on metal roof dwellings
has been reduced.
The Dixie Fire Insurance Com
pany has discontinued writing gins.
They lost many gins last season.
But there are companies writing
gins tli ?H year-in mine and other
There are companies and compa
nies-some will write the flying
staple with cotton pickers' matches
mixed, and some want stone under
Ladt winter we .insured lots of
baled cotton for farmers who are
now rewarded with the higher
The Atlanta Home Insurance
Company failed last week. It had
a capital and surplus of 1268,000.00.
The Home of New York has in
creased its capital to six millions.
Capital and surplus now is $16,000,
The Woodmen have raised their
life rate on many of their members.
The PRUDENTIAL life (Strength
of Gibraltar Co) has lowered the
cost of life insurance. The PRU
DENTIAL has decided to allow
annual dividends on their already
extra low rates. At age 35, for in
stance,-an average age-PRU
DENTIAL 15 (Fifteen) life PAR
TICIPATING rate is only $35.70.
The premiums are reduced by an
nual dividends. This is lower than
most companies' 20-payment Life
participating rate. I do not know
of any company represented in Edge
field whose Capital and Surplus is as
much as $150,000.00, having 20 pay
life participating rates as low as the
PRUDENTIAL 15 payment par
ticipating rates. The PRUDEN
TIAL has Capita), Apportioned
Funds and Surplus of *64,000,
000.00. See Spectater Company's
The PRUDENTIAL wrote $87,
000,000.00 in 1914-more than any
company rdpresented in Edgefield.
Please write us for rate at your
E. J. NORRIS,
Edgefield, S. C.
The mint'makes it and 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.,
We have just received a ship
I ment of Ladies' Tailored Coat
?? Suits that consist of the newest
i styles for this season, and are now
I ready for your inspection. Call
i and make your selection early.
We have had a fine business in
our Millnery Department this sea
son, and are receiving frequent a
shipments to replenish and keep
up the assortment.
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I Enlarging Our Stock f
We are constantly adding to our new stock of mer
chandise, and extend an invitation to our friends
in all parts of the connty to come and give us a
trial. Our goods were bought very close, and we are
making prices within reach of every purse.
When you need Dry Goods, Shoes and furnishings
of all kinds come to us before supplying your needs.
We can save you money.
Everything new and bought from the leading manu
facturers and jobbers in the country.
An invitation is extended to you.
J. W. PEAK
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