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Tranquil pleasures last the longest;
we are not fitted to bear long the bur
den of great joy.-Boree.
Wednesday, Nov. 17.
We haven't yet had time to count the
.number of shopping days till Christmas.
The falling of snow in Berlin does
not seem to chill the sanguinary spirit
of the Germans.
All debts paid and some money in
bank-that's the kind of preparedness
that our farmers need.
This has been a fall of good fairs,
which means that prosperity and good
cheer are abroad in the land.
Those Georgia legislators are a very
ungallant set They have struck the
"Belle of Georgia" a paralyzing blow.
Through the thoughtful consideration
of the weather man we had a short
respite! between the ice and coal bills.
The potato harvest has been good
in this part of the country but we
haven't yet seen the government esti
mate of the 'possum crop.
Carranza Brings order in Mexico
Headline. But the trouble is, those
Mexicans won't stay orderly. Before \
Saturday night they will kick up another
The agricultural fairs over the State
have been giving a place of honor to
educatian. This augurs well. Without
an intelligent citizenship agriculture
will never develop to its fullest pos
The fact that the entire railway track
between Columbia and Spartanburgis
being replaced with 85 pound rail shows i
that all trains are eager to get tu Co
lumbia.-The Record. Maybe that pro
vides a way for 'em to depart speedily
According to a verdict recently ren
dered in Spartanburg against a rail
road for killing a man, the price of a
busband in South Carolina is $10,000.
.Now, be honest, don't you think Lhere
are a goodly number of women who
would like to seil out at that figure?
The Georgians are tired of the "near
l)ear" prohibition sham and have en
acted a law that will prove effective.
Friday the House passed a bill by a
vote of 142 to 22 which prohibits the
jaie and manufacture of any drink which
contains more than 1-2 of 1 per cent,
Sow More Grain.
While it is growing late, yet it is not
too late to sow oats. In the clay sec
tion of the county oats are not as liable
to be killed by the freezes of winter if
sown early enough for the plant to de
velop a good root system before the
mercury falls very low. In the sand
uection small grain can be sown later
with good results. However, there is
yet time in which to sow, if you have
not already sown a sufficient acreage
to supply your needs. There is no
cheaper crop grown on the farm than
oats. They require no cultivation. Then, I
too, if a system of rotation is properly
followed, oats are needed to supply
vegetable matter. A lar<;e acreage in
oats through Edgefield county will help
ns to become independent of the west
ern corn and grain growers.
After sowing largely of oats select
several acres of good strong land for
your wheat. Make your bread at home.
During the next three weeks is a good
time to put in the wheat.
Mr. Bryan's Mistake.
It ill becomes the Hon. William Jen
nings Bryan, former secretary of state,
who spoke in Augusta last night, to
go up and down the country sowing
seeds of discord and disloyalty to Pres
ident Wilson. Failing to agree some
months ago with the President in his
foreign policy, he was clearly within
his right by tendering his resignation,
but when he gave ont, scon after his
resignation, a statement to the pre-?s
criticising President Wilson he made
a great mistake. Anet instead of at least j
partially redeeming himself by remain-j
ing silent thereafter, he has made bad '
matters worse by his repeated public
utterances on his chautauqua tours.
Mr. Bryan may be making money by
this course, selling his criticism of the
President at so much per night, but he
is losing infinitely more than he is
making. Up to this time, notwith
standing his vagaries, impractical ideas
and three defeats, he has held ihe
respect of the American people, but the
course he is pursuing now, if persisted
in, will cause him to lose the confidence
and respect of the people.
He should realize that during a crisis
like this, when more than half of the
nations of the earth are at war, either
directly, or indirectly and the United
States are li able to be drawn into the
conflict at any time, everything possi
ble that can be done to unify and ce
ment our people should be done. In
stead of exercising his influence to this
end, Mr. Bryan is constantly sowing
seeds of discord. His present course is
a disappointment to his friends who
have all along believed in him.
Some Salaries to be Increased.
As the legislature will convene in less
than 60 days, members of the general
assembly here and thereover the State
are announcing some new bills that
they contemolate introducing. Among
these new bills will be one providing
for an increase in salaries of some of
ficials. lt has been proposed that *he
salary of the governor be raised from
$3,000 to $6,000 and that the salaries of
the members of the supreme bench
and circuit judges be increased from
$3,000 to $5,000. While The Advertiser
is opposed to an increase of salaries all
along the line, yet we believe that in
the case of the governor and the judges
an increase should be made.
Considering the high cost of living
in a city, especially in the style that
the governor is expected to move, a
poor man is practically debarred from
filling the governor's office. He
would not have the funds needed
over and above the present salary of
$3,000. Aside from the high cost of
living, the salary should comport with
the dignity and responsibility of the
With reference to the salaries of
judges, those who wear the ermine in
South ^Carolina should be chosen from
the ranks of the ablest lawyers, those
who are above the $3,000 class. Of
course there are exceptions, but as a
rule men who are capable of expound
ing the law can easily make more than
the present salary of a circuit judge
through the practice of his profession.
Furtnermore, what is left a circuit
judge out of his salary after paying all
traveling expenses is not adequate or
sufficient compensation for the service
which he has rendered the State.
We believe some salaries should be
increased at the approaching session of
the legislature but it should only be
done after carelui consideration. The
people would not approve of an increase
in ail salaries. Probably some officials
already receive more tnan they really
Deposit Your Money in Bank.
There are numerous reasons why all
surplus money, whether the amount be
large or small, should be kept in bank,
rather than on one's person, or about
the office or home. The Advertiser be
lieves, in view of the prospero' s con
dition of our people, that it is timely
to urge the depositing of funds in bank
for at least three reasons:
First: As a matter of safety, all
funds not needed for immediate use
shjuld be deposited, and even when
needed for immediate expenditure or
disbursement, it is better to put it in
bank and issue checks. All legal ten
der is more or less perishable and the
burning of your home, especially in your
absence, would consume your money.
Siiver and gold coins are not as gener
ally used now as formerly, having been
supplanted to a large extent by bills
of small denomination. Should fire oc
cur with paper money in the house, an
ansolute loss is sustained, and even
with silver or gold coins in the house
what would be saved from the ashes
would represent only the bullion
value, lt would be a shapeless mass of
metal without the government stamp.
Then, too, as a protection agaist rob
bery of your home or person, always
deposit your money in bank. It is bet
ter to have a bank book or certificate
of deposit for $25 or $50 in your pocket
or bureau drawer than to have paper
money or money of any kind for that
amount. As you transfer the risk and
responsibility, it would be the part of
wisdom and prudence to put your money
in bank even if the bank charged a small
amount for keeping it.
Second: Have a bank account in or
der that you may make it a rule, an in
violate rule, to pay bills with checks.
A majority of individuals are entirely
too careless about preserving receipts
and receipted bills. But if you have
paid an account with a check it is gen
erally an easy matter to produce the.
check after it has been paid by the
bank. Then, in addition to the safety
provided by depositing funds in bank,
one is protected against having to pay
an account twice by always drawing
a check on the bank.
Third: By keeping your money in
bank you are not only benefitted but
the entire community is ben^itted by !
keeping the money in circulation. To
offset the risk and liability assumed!
when it receives money on deposit, a
bank makes the money earn a profit
by lending it to an individual or corpora
tion, which in turn pay it out, and the
same money, if deposited again, finds
fts way back to the bank. Thus it is
that money once deposited is put in ac
tive circulation and benefits, di
rectly or indirectly, everybody in
the community. Suppose for a moment
that every individual in Edgefield coun
ty kept his or her money on their per
s?h or hidden about the house, the banks
would have but little more than their
capital stock to lend. It is true, they
could borrow some money, but so un
favorable would be their condition--:
with no deposits-that northern banks
would lend them but a small amount.
Were the banks of this or any other
oounty reduced to such a condition,
hundreds of farmers and other business
men would be unable to obtain the
money necessary to conduct their busi
ness. So, not only the banks but the
community at large is benefitted or suf
fers in proportion to the number of
people who deposit their njoney in the
Let us remind the man who has no
bank account of the fact that money
kept in bank strengthens one's credit,
and the time may come, after all cash
has been exhausted, when pressing de
mands may make it necessary that a
loan be requested.
Do not delay-delay may mean a
heavy loss-but open a bank account
at once, even if you have only a few
dollars to deposit.
THE BEST PROOF,
Given by an Edgefield Citizen.
Doan'a kidney pills were used,
they brought benefit
The story was told to Edgefield
Time has strengthened the evi
Has proven the result lasting.
The testimony is home testimony.
The proof con vinci ng.
It can be investigated by Edge
VV I) Dorn, Edgefield. say?:
"You may continue to use my state
ment, recommending Doan's kidney
pills. The cure they made for me
fias beeu a permanent one, and I
have had no signs of kidney trouble
for the past few years. I always
recommend Doan's kidney pills to
anyone suffering from weak kid
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that .Mr. Dorn had. Foster-M il bum
Co., Props.. Buffalo, N. Y.
Valuable Land For Sale.
I .will offer for sale at the place
on Saturday, the 4th of December,
IP 15, at ll o'clock a. m., roy Bacon
farm, situate in Edgefield county,
between Johnston and Trenton, con
taining four hundred and ninety-one
acres, more or less. It contains about
three hundred acres in cultivation,
and about one hundred aud ninety
acres in woods and pasture. Has
two dwelling houses, one contain
ing twelve and the other six rooms.
Also good tenant house and barns
aiid stables. It is the place occupied
by Mrs. Thomas G. Bacon in her
lifetime. The property will be ?o?d
sobject to lease contracts to tenants
on place for next year. Good tenants.
Terms of sale: One half cash,
balance in one year secured by bond
and mortgage of the purchaser, se
cured portion 1% interest; or all
cash a: the option of the purchaser.
The successful bidder must deposit
forthwith alter the sale *50U in
cash or certified check or his bid
will be forfeited.
For further particulars apply to
C. D. Kenney or II. Spann Toney.
Harmon C. Moseley,
TU Hanover Street,
Charleston, S. C.
I Olissifid Column, i
FOR SALE-Pure Bronze Tur
keys, six miles below Trenton. For
further information apply to Mrs.
K. M. Padgett, Trenton, S. C.
FOR SALE-About 180 acres
adjoining the town limits, well wa
tered, 2 good tenant houses, barns,
?.tc. ?"or terms and price see VV.
For Sale O . Rent-My nine room
house in north Edgefield, eight acres
of laud, pasture, good well and
spring, s ervant house and store
house on the premires. Terms easy,
apply tb \V. 0. Jackson.
FOR SALE: All improved va
rieties of strawberry plants now
ready, 5UU foi $1.25; 1.00U for $2
f. o. h. Edtrefield, S. C. John G.
Edwards, M. D., Edgefield, S. C.
FORS ALK-Some very choice
two-year-old pecan trees. Apply to
R. G Shan not house, Edgefield, S.
FOR SALE-For cash one new
one-horse wagon less than cost. Xev
er been used. W. H. Turner.
Commencing on November 24th and ending Decem
ber 24th, I am authorized to sell all of the products of
The Starr Piano Company at Reduced Prices.
We will reduce the price of the Remington Piano
^" From $400.00 to $260.00
On the Traysei-jPiano, style 20 and 22,
From $425.00 to $280.00
and on all of the other styles of Trayser Pianos prices will be reduced
From $350.00 to $300.00
?? The price of the Ricnmond Piano will be cut $50,
and on various styles of the Starr Piano prices will
be cut from $50 to $100 each.
The factory of The Starr Piano Company is located at Richmond, Ind., and
there is over ll acres of flour space in the factory. There are 22 buildings used
in the plant besides extensive lumber yards, which cover over 30 acres. The
factory manufactures all of its parts except some small hardware. The products
of The Starr Piano Company are used in over 400 schools and colleges in the
United States, and by many world renown musicians. The Starr Piano Com
pany have taken the highest awards in many international expositions, and the
quality of these pianos are the very highest that thought can suggest or skill
can produce. I have one Remington piano on exhibition al; the store of Collett
& Mitchell, Edgefield, S. C., where persons can call and see it.
I will be in Edgefield on November 24th and will remain there until the af
ter of the 27th. Any one wishing to avail themselves of an opportunity to buy
one of these magnificent pianos at low prices will do wrell to see me.
Sold Either for Cash or upon Reasonable Terms
JOHN A. HOLLAND
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 newr 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! We 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 ru^s that we have ever carried, all sizes and all grades. Also see our linoleums
in attractive patterns.
STOVES, RANGES AND HEATERS! Do you not need a new cook stove or
range? We 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. We 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 fall.
There is no better farm wagon made than our "Mitchell" wagons. Do not take
our word for it, but ask those who have used them for years. They stand the test of
bad roads and heavy loads.
Every department of our store is wTell supplied, and we invite you to call before
making your purchases.
grefield Mercantile Come