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tions and Political Notices published at
Ton may glean knowledge by read
lag; bat you must separate the chaff
from the wheat by thinking.-OSBORN.
Wednesday, Nov. 24.
The U. D. C. will meet next year in
Union. Does not that sound a bit in
With too many people Thanksgiving
Day is a day set apart solely for a
If yon ever expect to own a farm,
BOW is the time to buy. Edgefield coun
ty dirt will never be cheaper.
Where is the old-fashioned farmer
who at this season enumerates the
signs of an apnroaching hard winter?
Notwithstanding American neutrali
ty, a considerable number of people
will be partial to Turkey to-morrow.
John Bull may not be able to cope
successfully with the Allies but he is
holding down the price of cotton all
Having declared that it is his purpose
to "clear the State of the lawless ele
ment that infests ft" Governor Spry
of Utah has proven himself true to
Should congress place an embargo on
the exportation of war supplies to
England until England raises the block
ade . on cotton, the effect would be in
stantaneous. The price of cotton would
While eotton fluctuates, up to-day
and down to-morrow, the vise and pru
dent fanner will turn his attention to
something that is more stable, more
V certain of profitable results-the sow- J
ing of a large acreage in oats andi
Is it not true that our present un- i
preparedness has something to do with
the tardiness of the responses to our
notes? And do you not believe that
President Wilson feels very keenly his
inability to enforce his demands in his
notes? Having such great responsibili
ty upon him, who can blame the Presi
dent for earnestly advocating prepared-,
There are juries in other counties
than Colleton that should break the
record by convicting white men for
slaying a negro. The law provides pun
ishment for taking human life, nothing
being said about the color of the vic
tim, and as the law is no respector of
race or persons, so should juries be
uninfluenced by race or color in meting
?illions Invested in South Carolina.
In his annual report just prepared to
be submitted to the legislature, Insu
rance Commissioner McMaster calls at
tention to the great increase in the
amount of money which foreign insu
rance companies have invested in this
State. For more than 40 years after
the Civil War there was a constant
drain apon the South by northern in
sarance companies, millions of dollars
being annually sent North for pre
miums. Not until within the past few
years did our people realize how great
was this drain. These foreign compa
nies were constantly receiving money
from southern policy holders without
sending a dollar back except in cases
As a resnlt of agitation of the mat
ter, legislation was contemplated re
quiring all foreign companies to in
vest in South Carolina a certain per
cent of the premiums paid by residents
cf this State. Realizing that the policy
of receiving money without investing
any here in return was meeting
with disfavor, the companies began to
invest money in this State at as low
rate of interest as they lend it in the
North on *he same class of security.
These loans or investments now aggre
gate $28,000,000. Such an enormous
som flowing into South Carolina from
an outside source has aided our peo
ple very materially^ The wonder is
that the agitation did not begin 25
years ago, stopping in a measure the
' President Wilson Wise and Tactful.
. He announced some time ago that it
was his purpose to make the fight for
military preparedness along non-parti
san lines, and he has already taken a
wise step in that direction. Contrary
to precedent, ha has'invited the Re
publican Teaders in the senate and
house, f Senator Gallinger and Repre
sentative Mann, to come to the White
House for a conference with him. He
is wise and tactful enough to take
them into his confidence before the
campaign is actively launched in con
gress so they will not be predisposed
or prejudiced against his plans for pre
paredness. We believe a law will be
enacted providing for an adequate de
fense of this country, call it prepared
ness or whatever else you may, that
will be satisfactory to a large majority
of the people. t
Birds Farmers Best Friand.
The people are thoughtless in per
mitting the wholesale slaughter of in
sect eating birds. It has been esti
mated th?t the destruction of birds
j costs the United States a billion dol
lars a year. The rapid increase and
spread of the boll weevil is said to be
due in part at least to killing quail,
prairie chickens and meadow larks in
the region infested by the weevil. The
chinch bug and the Hessian fly are be
coming more and more disastrous to
wheat growers because of the decrease
in the number of birds that feed upon
these insects. It is alleged that the
spread of the potato bug is partially
due to the slaughtering of insect eating
While some birds may eat a few
grapes and prey upon corn before it is
harvested, yet in destroying weed seeds
and insects that damage crops they are
a farmer's best friend and benefit him
infinitely more than they damage him.
. Guard Against Fire.
With the coming of winter the dan
ger from fire increases four-fold or
more. The falling temperature makes
it necessary that fires be kindled in
every fireplace and stove, and the in
creased number of fires about the
premises increases the danger of a con
flagration. Then,* too, at this season
there is more combustible matter within
each of flying sparks. Leaves accumu
late in the gutters and on the flat roofs.
Rats collect inflammable material for
bedding in the walls and attic, all of
which tends to increase the fires risk
about the premises. ?
Another fruitful source of fire is the
ash-box that is carelessly set about the
house, even after nightfall, with live
coals in the ashes. During the night
the wind fans the coals into a flame,
sufficient heat is produced to burn the
floor upon which the box is sitting and
thus the fire spreads. A fire results
and it is said to be of incendiary origin,
when, in fact, "ic was only the result of
Use every precaution to prevent a
fire. Cruel flames may devour the
savings of alifetime within an hour.
Market Cotton Slow y.
Governor Manningjs not only a prac
cal farmer but farms successfully on a
large scale, and is in a position to coun
sel with and advise farmers. In an in
terview Saturday he gave the farmers
of the State some good advice with
reference to marketing cotton at this
time. He is of the opinion that the de
pression in price that has prevailed du
ring the past two weeks is not war
ranted by the supply and demand, be
ing due in part to the heavy market
ing. He urges farmers to market
their cotton slowly and gradually, sell
ing only in small quantities to meet
pressing obligations as they fall due.
As money can be borrowed through
out the South at a comparatively low
rate of interest, it is probable that cot
ton growers can hold sufficiently long
to force an advance in price. Conditions
are vastly different from what they
were a year ago. Instead of a record
breaking or maximum yield, the ciop
is the shortest in years. And instead
of stagnation of business along every
line, reports of increased activity and
expansion come from every hand. By
marketing cotton slowly, as Governor
Manning advises, farmers throughout
the South, acting in concert, can force
Edgefield Should Have a Hospital.
Many reasons could be advanced to
show that a hospital would be a splen
did business asset for Edgefield, but it
should be considered upon a higner
plane than that of dollars and cents.
The hospitals that are nearest to Edge
field are located in large cities and are
conducted upon such an expensive scale
that only a very small per cent, of the
people of Edgefield county who need
hospital treatment are financially able
to go to the city hospitals. With such
an institution economically managed at
Edgefield scores and scores of persons
throughout the county each year might
be treated and restored to health. This is
one of the county's needs that should
be supplied for the sake of suffering
The matter of establishing a hospital
at Edgefield was first suggested by the
physicians in their county convention.
They are in a position to know how
imperative is this need, if the suffering
humanity is to be given the best atten
lion that science and skill afford. It
would not mean an increased income to
the physicians-on the contrary, it
would doubtless mean more charity
practice on their part-but the estab
lishment of a hospital would mean that
persons who are prostrated ' y disease
would receive better treatment. And
especially would the poorer class, who
are unable to go away to the city hos
pitals, be greatly benefitted.
U. D. C. Meeting'.
Monday afternoon the postponed
meeting of the U. D. C. was held
at the home of Mrs. Herbert Smith.
A very large and interested number
of members were present to hear the
reports of the state convention in
Mrs. Pendleton Jones presided
very graciously over the meeting in
the absence of the president, and
made even the business of interest.
The resignation of the president,
Mrs. J. D. Holstein was announced
which was reluctantly received by
the chapter, and Mrs. R. A. Marsh,
.vice-president, wa? elected to the
vacancy, with Mrs. Bettis Can tel ou
The chapter decided to press the
essay contest work, taking a subject
which would teach true history as
regards the Confederacy, offering a
medal ousting ko. 00 as first, prize
and Miss Rutherford's "The south
in literature and history" as a sec
The convention at Ajken was
most entertainingly report?d by
Mrs. E. P. Jones, Mr?. N. G. Evans
and Mrs. Percy Feltham, Mrs. Jones
giving a general report, Mrs. Evans
some impressions of the children's
chapters and the account of the
election of officers.
She mentioned especially the
splendid paper read by Miss Fran
ces Turner of Johnston which had
won the prize in the state contest
for children's chapters and also the
beautiful poem of Mrs. F. M. Boyd
of the Mary Ann Buie chapter of
Mrs. Feltham told of the lun
cheons and receptions.
Mrs. Tillman aud Mrs. Tomp
kins bavin? attended the banquet
and reception in San Francisco o?
the general U. IK C. convention
were listenei to with great interest
for a few moments on this subject.
At the close ol' the program very
dainty sandwiches and coffee with
whipped cream were served.
Mrs. U.R. Brooks of Columbia
was an honored guest and . gave
words of appreciation for the Edge?
field chapter and their last enter
tainment of the state convention?
The next meeting will take place"
with Mrs. Abner Broadwater add
the program will be of great intel?
Honor Roll Mt. Zion School.
First Grade-Mildred PardUe, J/
C Smith, Arthur Pritchard.
Third Grade-Brontee Padgett,1
Willie Pritchard, Sallie Carpenter.
Fourth Grade-Mary Weeks,
. Fifth Grade-Sall?? Padgett. '
Seventh Grade-Lilias Weeks','
Dewey Padgett. Sammie Carpen?j
Ninth Grade-Lillie Mae Pad
Tenth Grade-Marie Padgett.
Another Edgefield Case.
It Prove? That There's a Way.
Out for Many Suffering
Just another report of a case in
Edgefield. Another typical case.
Kidney ailments relieved in Edger
field with Doan's kidney piils.
xMrs. G T Padgett, Edgefield,
says: "My back ached and pained
all the time. In the morning when.
I got up I was so sore and stiff that
I could hardly bend over. I tired
easily and it was an effort for me to
do ray housework. I also had head
aches and dizzy spells and my sis:ht
blurred. I got Doan's kidney pills
at Penn & Holstein's drug store and
they relieved me from the first.
Whenever my back gives me any
trouble now, Doan's kidney pills
never fail to bring me relief."
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mrs. Padgett had. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
For Sale at Bargain
One combination bay mare, six years
One bay filly eighteen months old.
One excellent farm mule six years
One pure-bred setter dog right for
First-class Johnson grass hay. Car
lots or less.
JOSEPH W. JOHN,
Edgefield, S. C. "
FOR SALE-About 180 acres
adjoining the town limits, well wa
tered, 2 good tenant houses, barns,
etc. For terms and price see W.
BOARD OF CONTROL
HON. R. L MANNING, Chairman
HON. s. T. MCKEOWN
HON. J. E. WANNAMAKER
HON. ALAN JOHNSTONE
Egg H. M. STACKHOUSE, Sec'y
Express and- Freight Office,
Calhoun, S. C.
Clemson College, S. C.
Clemson Agricultural College
Clemson College, S. C., November 13,1915
To HAMPTON COTTON MILLS C0?
EDGEFIELD, S. C'. x
Your attention is called to the following copy of the Fertilizer
Analysis in which you are interested :
Fertilizer Sample No. 207 Drawn at Edgefield, 10-26
Analysis No. 22253
Of Cotton Seed Meal
Soluble Phosphoric Acid - - - - - - _
Reverted Phosphoric Acid -----
Available Phosphoric Acid. 2.56
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 0.14
Total Phosphoric Acid. 2.70
Notrogen 6.20 per cent, equivalent to - _
Potash soluble in water ------ 1.44
(Equivalent to.per cent. Sulphate Potash.)
Relative Commercial Valuation per ton of 2,000 lbs.
urisacked f. o. b. at port.$32.48 H
R. N. BRACKETT,
Pres. Board Trus.
Per H. M. STACKHOUSE,
Sec. Fer. Department.
The above analysis shows the superior quality of the meal we make. It is
I not what we claim for it but the official statement of Clemson College shows
that farmers cannot find better meal. It also analysis high as cattle feed. Let
tis sUpplv your needs.
BEAVER DAM MILLS
?W8 W)m mg
OUF Two Big Stores
Were never better prepared to meet the needs of our customers. We have
made large purchases in every department, going direct to the leading manufac
turers for car lots, thus saving in price and freight.
It matters not what you want in Furniture or House Furnishings come to us.
We can please you in quality, style and price.
See our Bed-Room Suits, Wardrobes, Chiffoniers, China Closets, Dining ?jj
Tables, Library Tables. Center Tables, Rockers, Dining Chairs, Morris Chairs,
Sofas, Hat Racks', and other things in the furniture department that we cannot
mention for lack of space.
Also see our Iron and Enameled Beds, Springs, Mafiresses. We are show
ing from the cheapest to the best.
Let us show you through our Rug and Art-Square department. A larger
or more beautiful assortment was never shown in Augusta.
All we ask of our Edgefield friends is to call at our stores and see the goods
and get*.the prices.
It will be a pleasure for us to greet you.
E. M. ANDREWS FURNITURE COMPANY
972 and 1289 Broad St. Augusta, Georgia