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There are many persons who look
on Snnday as a sponge to wipe out the
sins of the week.
Wednesday, Nov. 3.
The Governor is yet in the saddle.
Pick-pockets are some of the pests
that accompany prosperity.
- The militia has been shifted from
Charleston to Anderson.
A greater State fair for 1916 will be
indeed a great undertaking.
Those German submarines are at
least operating in low gear, if at all.
It appears that peace will yet be de
clared in Europe before it is in Mexico.
It was a STATE fair-participated
in by the people from the mountains to
When Villa asserts that he'can whip
the United States he includes rather
too much territory..
Governor Manning did not have to
offer his kingdom for a horse; he just
went and bought one.
Would that "blind tigers" were as
unpopular throughout South Carolina
as the cotton "bears" are!
Probably a dozen or more counties
are holding fairs successfully this fall.
Edgefield must have one in 1916.
Some who did not become brides in
October are doubtless hopeful that the
holidays will bring better results.
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ICing George is the head of the
English army, technically at least, but
be would not make a cavalry officer.
.?Wjth over 6,000 Women watching the ?
polls, in New York -Tuesday, it can
.hardly be said that a quiet election was
Last winter the English announced
t?iat. the war would begin in May.
Wonder what the next mid-winter an
nouncement will be?
- Some of those political alliances that
were formed in Columbia last week will
he as easily broken as were some of
those European alliances. ?
The day for the presidential nuptial knot
has not yet been announced. After it has
been made-public a host of lesser lights
over the country will select the same
Some people do not appreciate the
lyceum entertainments that are given j
in Edgefield. They are good and should j
be patronized by all lovers of high-class
There was a time when it was argued i
that local military companies were
needed in South Carolina to prevent or
quell race disturbances, bu^ it. appears
these latter days that they are needed
for whites* only.
Only in the West has woman suf
frage made headway. In the election
yesterday in Pennsylvania, New York
and Massachuetts, woman suffrage was
defeated by considerable majorities, in
spite of the very active campaign that
was waged in its favor. The Georga
Federation of Women, in convention
assembled in Savannah last week, re
fused to endorse woman suffrage. The
"people of the' North and South seem
rather disposed to "endure the ills we
have than fly to those we know not
White . Men on Chaingang.
According to published reports, there
are nine white men on the chaingang
in Lexington county. While such a
(?ecord is to some extant a reflection on
be county, yet it shows that Lexing
bn jurors and judges are doing their
uty and are no - respectors of race or
olor when it comes to . law enforce
lent It may be that if the law were
as rigidly and as impartially enforced
in other counties they would have more
white men wearing stripes. We do
not feel that any of the other forty
odd counties*have a right to cast stones
at Lexington people. Rather let's com
mend them for an impartial enforce
ment of the law. It matters not to
what race law Breakers belong, they
should be made to suffer the penalty of
It is altogether probable that the
dispensaries in Lexington county had
something to do with the plight in
which these men find themselves, and
we shall be surprised if conditions are
not improved after the first of Janua
ry. In fact, Lexington's condition un
der prohibition, so the court records
show, was vastly improved.
Sow Large Acreage in Grain.
The high, price of cotton will proba
bly cause many -armers to reduce their
grain acreage. If they do, they will
make a sexious mistake. Surely both
observation and experience have proven
that it is unwise to plant largely of
cotton with the view of purchasing
what additional feed is needed on the
farm, lt matters not what the price
of cotton . is, comparing the relative
cost of producing grain and cotton, it
is unwise to make cotton to make
money with which to purchase western
corn and oats. The first aim of every
farmer should be to make everything
possible on the farm that is consumed
on the farm. Why send large sums
We3t to purchase inferior products at
a high price that can be produced on
In addition to supplying food neces
sities, the sowing of a large grain crop
affords proper rotation for the land,
adding humus more cheaply than it can
be added in any other way. Do not be
led astray by the present price of cot
ton. It is fickle and very deceptive.
The price may be 50 percent, less than
at present a year hence. Who can as
sure you to the contrary?
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Support Your School.
Next to the church, the school is the
most important institution in any com
munity, and it should receive the hearty
and loyal support of the people of the
community. This support should not
be confined to the patrons who have
children in the school, but every citi
zen should feel a personal interest in
the success of the neighborhood school.
The property of the man who has no
children is enhanced by the success of
the school. Property in a town or rural
community that has a strong, well
taught school always sells more readi
ly and at a higher price than does prop
erty that is remote from school facil
ities. Furthermore, a school is one of
the most effective agencies for mak
ing good citizens, and every man should
be interested in elevating the intel
lectual and moral tone of the citizen
ship of his county and State. Close the
doors of the public schools fora few
years and you will produce a genera
tion of men and women who are not
properly equipped for the duties that
shall devolve upon them. On the other
hand, continue to strengthen and im
prove the schools, compelling attend
ance wherever necessary, and the next
generation will be composed of strong
er men and women.
People may differ in their religious
views and in their politics but the com
munity school is something upon which
all can and should unite with one com
mon purpose-to make the school the
very best that it is possible to make
with the funds that are available.
Another Election For McCor
Greenwood, Oct. 3U.-McCor
mick county advocates returned
from Columbia highly elated over
the quick decision of Governor
Richard I.? ?Manning to give them
another election, on December 14,
on the new county. More than twen
ty of them went to the capital city
yesterday and laid their claims be
fore the chief executive. Mr. Fraser
Lyon was spokesman and the gov
ernor rendered his decision in thtir
favor in about thirty minutes.
The opposition side was not rep
resented, except through two letters
to the governor protesting against
the establishment of McCormick
At the election December 14,
there will be two more boxes than
at the last election. These will be in
Callisou and Troy townships.
W. M. U. Convention.
The annual meeting of the South
Carolina Woman's Missionary Un
ion will take place this year at
Spartanburg, the first session be
ginning next Tuesday evening No
vember 9 and the convention ex
tending through the 12th. It is a
great opportunity for. mission so
ciety and young people's spciety
leaders to gain inspiration and in
formation for their coming year's
work. Each woman's mission socie
ty, young woman's auxiliary and
Sunbeam society is entitled to a
delegate. Send your names to Mrs.
S. B. Reid, 127 E Henry street,
Spartanburg at once.
Mrs. J. L. Miras,
Supt. Edgefield Association.
Probably my last sermon at Tren
ton will be next Sunday afternoon
at service beginning at 4 o'clock.
' ' J. R. Walker.
(Continued from First Page.) t
and the chapter dower, the nastur
tium, was used in the., roora where
the program was carried ont. The
guests were welcomed by Mrs. E.
R. Mobley and Mesdames J. L.
Walker and F. M. Boyd assisted in
directing all to and from the parlor
to greet Mrs. Calhoun. With the
guest of honor and Mrs. Turner
were Mrs. James White, president
o? D. of C., Mrs. W. F. Scott,
president of New Century Club and
Mrs. Miras Walker, president of
music club. After cordial greetings
and before passing into the library
to enjoy the program punch was
served by Mrs. J. Howard Payne
and Miss Frances Turner. Mrs.
Turner called the meeting to orJer
and after expressing her delight in
having the State regent visit the
chapter and also of having other
visitors she turned the meeting over
to the leader of the program, Miss
Zena Payne. The subject for the af
ternoon was "Colonial mothers,"
and Mrs. W. F. Scott gave an ex
cellent paper on this subject. Vocal
solo, uO, heart of mine," Mrs. C.
P. Corn; "Life sketch of Emily
Geiger," Mrs. J. P. Bean; piano
solo, "A spring song." Mrs. W.
F. Scott; current events, Mrs. F.
M. Boyd. Mrs:- Calhoun addressed
the chapter and she brought to the
members an inspiring message and
one that was helpful, explaining
points of interest. She is a woman
of charming personality and grace
fully rills the position she occupies.
Later all were invited into the din
ing room, where fruit cream and
pound cake was served, followed
by mints and all enjoyed awhile
chatting with Mrs. Calhoun before
While in Columbia during fair
week Messrs. Jule Mobley aud Leon
Stansell happened to what might
have been a very serious accident.
Mr. Mobley was driving his car,
and as he turned a corner he ran
into a car standing near Dy, which
had no rear light and so his atten
tion was not directed to it. They
were both thrown a cousiderable
distauce and Mr. Stansell was un
conscious for awhile. Other than
bruises, they sustained no further
injuries. Mr. Mobley's car was al
most wrecked and some damage was
done to the other car.
Johnston sent a very large dele
gation each day to the state fair.
lt would be almost impossible to
mention each ?me, there* was such a
While in Columbia on Thursday
Mr. W. L. Coleman had 835 taken,
from him by pick pockets.
The Halloween party t given by
Mrs. W. P. Cassel ls and Miss An
na Harmes was very unique, and
from beginning to end kept one in
a mixed spirit of. enjoyment, fear
and creepiness. The weird settings
of the home added to the spookiness
of the party ar-d bogy faces peeped
out from dark corners. Autumn
leaves on the floors cracked at
every step aud made one constantly
peeping behind to see what was af
ter them, as the home was in semi
darkness. The hostesses were dress
ed as witches and ghosts, and re
ceived after their manner. Scurry
stories, Halloween riddles and con
tests were held, prizes being given
which were won by Mesdames W.E.
LaGrone, E. O. Crouch, J. A. Do
bey, F. H. Williams, the latter aud
Mrs. J. H. Payne making a tie.
The lights were turned on which
seemed to cause the weird spirits
to hie themselves away to their
haunts and theu a delightful repast
was served, the favors being sym
bols of Halloween.
Miss Mary Lucia Mobley, now a
senior at Coker college, has been
chosen as president of the student
Mrs. O. S. Wertz spent last we?k
in Columbia and attended the state
fair and was accompanied home by
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn who is
spending this week here.
Mr. H. W. Crouch stated to a
friend that la'st Saturday marked
the top notch in cash sales. Not
6ince he began the mercantile busi
ness has one day's cash sales amount
ed to so much.
Mrs. A. M. Nickerson, Misses
Maud Nickers?n and Zena Payne
and Mr. Watson Nickerson -spent
Sunday at Meeting Street in .the
hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.
THE NhXT BEST THING TO THE
PINE FORREST FOR COLDS IS
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey which
goes to the very root of cola
troubles. It clears the throat and
gives relief from that clogged and
stuft'd feeling. The pines have
ever been the friend of man in driv
ing away colds. Moreover, the
pine-honey qualities are peculiarly
effective in fighting children's colds.
Remember that a cold broken at
the start greatly removes the possi
bility of complications. 25c.-1
Br Hiflg's Mm Um^m
KILLS THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS.'
Join the Crowd That
1 Comes to Our Store
The fact that we are having the
53531 best trade that we have ever had
since we have been in Edgefield
shows that we have the goods that
are priced right.
When you need
These are only a few of our lines. It matters
not what you want we can get it for you from the
best factories and dealers in the country. Further
more, we can make you just as close price as can
be made you by anybody. Come and let us prove
every statement we make. Our growing business
proves that we please the people.
Mukashy Bargain House
Next to Dunovant & Co.
Having received profitable prices for your farm products, and having paid off
pressing obligations, is it not a good time to make some needed purchases for the
home? The rigid economy that has been wisely practiced by many during the past
year has caused scores and scores of persons to let their household needs go unsupplied.
Now make the home brighter and happier by adding some new furniture and other
things that are needed.
FURNITURE! We have a carefully selected stock of furniture that was
bought from leading manufacturers at a close price. Let us sell you a suit. We are
?offering solid bed-room suits for '$20.00 up. Come in to see them. We also carry a
large assortment of mattresses and springs.
ROCKERS! AVe have a beautiful line of Rocking Chairs, just what you would
like for your home, and the price is within your reach.
RUGS AND ART SQUARES! We invite the ladies especially to call and let
us show them our large stock of art squares with Rugs to match. The largest assort
ment of rugs that we have ever carried, all sizes and all grades. Also see our linoleums
in attractive patterns.
. STOATS, RANGES AND HEATERS! Do you not need a new cook stove or
range? AVe can sell you one at a very reasonable price, and have a large assortment to
select from. We are also well supplied with heaters, both for wood and coal. You
will make a mistake if you do not see our stock before you make your purchase.
BUGGIES and WAGONS! One of our strongest departments is our
? vehicle department. AAre can show you a large stock of buggies to select from-all of
them made by manufacturers that are absolutely dependable. Let us show you our
buggies before you purchase a new one this fail.
There is no better farm wagon made than our "Mitchell" wagons. Do not take
our word for it, but ask these who have used them for years. They stand the test of
bad roads and heavy loads.
Every department of our store is well supplied, and we invite you to call before
making your purchases.
Edgefield Mercantile Company