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/. L. MINIS..Editor
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tions and Political Notices published at |
advertising rates. \
Poverty often deprives a man of all
spirit and virtue; it is hard tor an
empty bag to stand upright.
Wednesday. Feb. 2
"Who said Edgefield county is a DRY |
The chauffeurs will get a midrwinter j
Tacation of a few weeks.
The Jews may be without a country
but they have a friend in the White
As one month of the year has passed
it is hardly proper to refer to 1916 as
the new year.
Some monstrous political logs are |
being rolled in Columbia these legisla
tive days and nights.
Edgefield should be well represented
at the convention of laymen to be held
ia Columbia February 6-9.
Oh, for some real winter! We have
the sausage, ribs and bones, but not
the weather to enjoy them.
Best news yet from the legislature is j
the announcement that taxes will be j
lower for 1916 by at least half a mill.
The 1915 crops were the least expen
?ve ever grown in Edgefield county.
Let the 1916 crops be projected along
the same line.
It's obviously unsafe to hide behind a
V/oman's skirt any longer.-The State.
Yea, verily, for it is lacking in length,
breadth a id thickness.
Aiken county is not altogether
**busted" yet. A "farm in the eastern
part of the county sold the other day
for more than $23,000.
It appears that women are competing |
with men along all lines. Twenty
eight women were recently convicted
of illicit liquor selling in Alaska.
It is said that Turkey is looking to
the Teutons for food and that the
Teutons are depending upon Turkey to
have their supply replenished.
The submarine that was missing off
the Carolina coast has been located
and, strange to say, it was not on the
bottom of the sea this time.
While the Northern people are com
ing South fer the winter, we Southern
people are looking out for some North
ern resort for comfortable quar
Maybe the laying-inof so many auto- j
mobiles during this wet season will
cause a decline in gasoline. So the
"rainy day" is not without its bless
Th*? man who opposes Col. E. J.
Watson for the office of Commissioner
of Agriculture will have a hard time
defeating him. In fact, we do not be
lieve it can be done.
A vear ago most of the papers were |
awfully "blue" but now most of them
have changed their tint to that of yel- j
low, and of the two the latter isl
Some of us say we are not in favor of
preparedness and yet we practice it a
dozen times a day. The automobile
driver practices preparedness when he
attaches an extra tire or wheel to the |
rear of his car.
The radium market is quoted at
$9,000.000 per pound. And it makes
a Southern f armer feel mighty good
when he is told that cotton will be in
the class with radium when the war
Clouds roll away.
Those Wall Street speculators who
send out their daily bearish dope
through the papers will say the South
is now having heavy rains which are
being stored away for making a big
cotton crop next summer and, there
fore, cotton should decline further in
view of these favorable conditions.
This is mighty good split-log drag
weather. And this simple road im
provement machine can be-so cheaply
operated, too. It wouldn't, be a bad
idea for automobiles tb take 'along a
drag as a trailer.
The young lady who was chosen
Queen of the Harvest Jubilee in Colum
bia lasl: fall was married last week.
Her continued good fortune will proba
bly cause a greater number to compete
for the honor in 1916.
The ofl^color of many newspapers in
dicates that paper mills are unable to
obtain the necessary material for
bleaching their product. What a ca
lamity it will be when face powder
makers meet a like fate.
The preponderance of sentiment over
the State appears to be against the
proposed two-cent passenger rate.
Having just passed through a period
of unprecedented business depression,
the railroads should not be hampered
by a further reduction at this time.
! Statisticians tellZus that the Circula
tion of cash in this country amounts to
$40 cash-in-pocket for each man, wo
man and child in the country. An in
ventory of our cash-three quarters
?and a dime-shows that there has been
a mistake somewhere in the division of
the aforesaid funds.
Now Pay Tax Only Once a Year.
Some counties hove announced that
an increased tax levy will be necessa
ry for 1916, in order to meet the deficit
caused by Hie absence of dispensary
profits. Well, taking a common sense
view of the matter, is it not better to
pay a little more tax to the county
treasurer once a year than to pay a
larger tax daily or weekly to the county
dispenser? The ''dry" counties have
learned from experience that it is far
better to let the tax pass through the
treasurer's office than over the dispen
South Grows Richer.
It used to be said, "The North is
growing richer and the South is grow
ing poorer." Well, that might have
been true at one time but such an ab
sertion can ?hardly be made to-day.
The South supplies a large portion of j
raw material for the various indus
tries of i:he world and raw material
everywhere commands a good price
now. If the people of the South will
only manage wisely, the number of
mortgages will grow, less and less and
the bank deposits will mount higher and
higher. The greatest need among the
producers of raw material in the South
is co-operation. Through co-operation
and concert of action, profitable prices!
can be secured tor every marketable ?
Creameries Open New Market
A great handicap to farmers in the
past in the matter of diversifying their
farming interests has been the lack bf
marketing facilities. The local mar
kets afforded by the small towns
throughout the State have not been
adequate in disposing of the various
farm products. This lack of a profita
ble market has prevented hundreds of
fanners from branching out along new
lines. The establishment of creame
ries is a vgreat boon to farmers who I
are in a position to enlarge the dairy
in connection,with the tarm.
The Clemson creamery has been of |
great benefit to the Piedmont farmers.
During the past year 182 farmers sold j
their cream to Clemson college, receiv
ing an average price of 28 cents per
pound for butter fat. The average
monthly shipment to the creamery were
11,561 pounds. There is a creamery at
York vii le and one is being erected in
The announcement, has also been
made that a creamery will soon be es
tablished in Augusta, which will not
only provide a steady demand for cream
wi tain a radius of many miles of Au
gusta, but will cause many farmers to
increase the number of cows kept on
the farm, knowing that there will be a |
constant demand lor the cream.
The establishment of more dairies
means more fertilizers for the land,
more attention given to growing hay
and feedciops, more attention to stock
raising generally. A stimulus would
be given to diversification along other
lines, if farmers had a profitable out
let for the products.
Make Rainy Days Profitable.
We are frequently admonished to
improve each shining hour, but can
we not likewise turn the dark, rainy
days to profitable account? When the
out-of-door work is interfered with in
winter, something can always be found
indoors to engage our attention that j
will ultimately be just as profitable.
One great need of to-day is greater |
efficiency on the part of our people,
and our efficiency can be increased by
devoting the long winter evenings
and rainy days to intellectual culture,
equipping ourselves for a more intelli
gent and successful management of
the business intrusted to us, whether it
be our own or that of others.
Germany's successes on the battle I
field and in soi ving internal economic i
problems that are made difficult by the I
strategy of th&^fiesj&aW ti&n&ihft
of the world. tfiermany..fc enabled tai
'to^wreS't victory from impending, defeat
through the efficiency/of|^e^|.citizen
ship. The average^ol th^? citizenship
of Edgefield county and of South Card*
linaneids to be raised. '.This;is being
done as educated boys and gfrJs take1
the places made ?vacant by the passing
away of older persons not so well
equipped, but can not the oIder,personF
who are now grappling with life's du
ties and responsibilities become more
efficient by improving the opportuni-'j
tieB for intellectual development ?sj
they present themselves.
Several hours spent each rainy day
and each long night in reading and
study will in time wonderfully add to
one's 8toreof information and efficiency.
It has been truly said: "The man who
reads is the man who leads." The
leader in every community, and there
is always at least one individual who
rises head and shoulders above his fel
lows, is the thoughtful, intelligent;
well-informed man. Strive to be that
mari in your community, and if ali
make this resolve, can you not see
how the average, the efficiency, of
your community will be raised?
Properly improving the rainy days I
and long winter evenings will bring j
Honor Roll Waycross School.
4th grade: Addie Blocker, Mattie)
Ruth RanHom. . ?
5th grade: John Blocker, Jr.j
Johnnie Ransom, Carl bryan, Jessie j
8th grade: Margaret BlockerJ
Emma Blocker, Ku bye Ransom.'
"There's so much good in the worst |
And so much bad in the best of us''
That'it best becomes the rest of us
To praise the best in the worst of
And ill becomes the worst of us
To mock at the faults in the best of |
Then let the bert and the worst of us,
Extol the good in both of us,
And hide the fault in the lot of us.
George 3. Class.
Mrs. Willis-So your daughter is
home from domestic science school?,'
I suppose she has learned severa?
new ways of washing the disher
Mrs. Gillis-Wo, she seems to
have learned several new ways ol
getting out of .washing them.
An applicant for a teacher's cer:*|
tificate in Kentucky answered an
examination question by defining/'
'"blunderbuss' as "kissing ihe wrong
girl." Dictionary or no dictionary,"
we would have given that girl \
A Twice-Told Tale. "
One of Interest to our Readers.
Go )d newe bears repeating, and
when it is confirmed after a lorif
lapse of time, even if we hesitated
tc believe it at first hearing, we fee!
secure in accepting its truth now
The following experience of an
Kdirefield woman is confirmed after
Mrs. K L Lowe, Cedar Row.
Edgefield, says: "My back had
bothered rae for months and I be
came weak and all mn down. From
other symptoms, I knew that m.\
kidneys were at fault and as DoanV
kidney pills had rid another of my
family of kidney trouble, I didn't
hesitate to try them- They gave rm
quick and positive relief." (State
ment given April 12, 1911.) N.
trouble since. More than three yean
later Mrs. Lowe said: "I have hail
no occasion to use Doan's kidney
pills for some years, as they cur jil
me of all symptoms of kidney dis
ease. There is no better medicine
for kidney trouble."
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask lor a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mrs. Lowe has twice publicly
recommended. Foster-M il burn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
WAR UPON PAIN!
Pain is a visitor to every hom.
and usually it comes quite unex
pectedly. But you are prepared fu.
every emergency if voa keep a
small bottle of Sloan's Liniment
handy. It is the greatest pain kill
er ever discovered. Simply laid
on the skin-no rubbing required
it drives the pain away. It is realh
wonderful. Melvin H. Soister,
Berkeley Cal. writes: 'Last Satur
day, after tramping around the Pan
ama Exposition with wet feet, 1
came home with my neck so stiff
that I couldn't turn. I applied
Sloan's Liniment freely and went to|
bed. To my surprise, next morn
ing the stiffness bad almost disap-,
peared, four hours after the second
application I was as good as new.",,
all 25c druggists.-1
FOR RENT-A five-room resi-l
dence near the high school. Pos
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By MORRIS GRAHAM. I
'?? Five dollars looks mighty big when
-a1 fellow's only earning eighteen a
week. Ted figured it out after lunch
until even Uncle Chris commented on
his abstraction at the office. Where
upon Ted sat up and took notice, for
Uncle Chris was absolute judge and
arbiter temporarily over his actions.
He neard from Signa Lawrence that
Amy was back. Signa corresponded
with her regularly and was well aware
that Ted paid far more attention to
her comings und goings than he did to
the sun, moon and stars all put to
y "She'll he here for at least a month,
so you'd better be making hay, Ted
dy," Signa had advised. Make hay
when he only had a sure thing of
eighteen per. He wanted a good
whacking salary now, big enough so
he could go to old J. C. Burnham and
tell him he wanted to marry Amy and
could take care of her.
1 Deep in his own musings, Ted stared
before him on his desk-stool behind
one of the bank windows and failed to
notice Putney until he had spoken
twice. Putney, just at that minute,
looked to Ted's troubled vision like
the perfect pattern of the sort of a
man he wanted to be himself. Putney
was a partner in the best automobile
concern in town.
"Hello, Ted!" he called genially,
laying down his bank book, deposit
slip and a nice full pad of yellow
backs. "Just slip those away for me,
will you ? Going to the Do rr an ce
Maybe he was,. Ted said rather
gloomily. He wasn't sure. Then all
the morning he meditated, finally de
ciding to take the plunge and go.
When he went out to lunch, he took
'the five he had decided to squander,
went over to the best florist's in town
and ordered the roses.
Amy was slim and dark, with eyes
of warmest, deepest brown and skin
like a jasmine flower. So he chose
the little, close, dark red "Jacks" for
her, and had them sent with his card.
And just as he watched them being
placed in the box he heard Putney's
voice behind him order orchids
twenty-five dollars' worth of lavender
11'That night he went to the Dor
ranees' dance. Polly Dorrance was
specially nice to him, but he watched
for Amy. She would wear orchids,
and he would want to die on the spot,
yet some deadly spell held him. And
all at once he saw her. Put was
dancing with her. Just as they passed
where he sat with Polly she looked at
.'Mm and smiled.
J "Polly," he said hurriedly, "was she
wearing red roses or orchids, did you
[."Jacks." said Polly, placidly.
But Ted had excused himself and
was moving away in a dream. He
found himself inexplicably beaming
on people and getting ecstatically in
everybody's way until he found her.
Putney stood talking to her, and she
asked him to go and dance with poor
Polly, left all alone.
"You wore them," Ted said under
his breath. "Amy, you darling!"
"Somebody'll hear you-hush! Of
course I wore them. I-why, I'm very
fond of 'Jack' roses, you know."
" "He sent you orchids."
"They were beautiful," she flushed
ever so slightly-"but I like roses
Ted drew her away from the hall
room. He knew the Dorrance house,
knew there was a window seat under
the big stained-glass window In the
Side hall, and he led her there out of
"You know and I know," he told her
I:a his funny, frank, boyish way, "that
I'm up against lt with Uncle Chris.
I've got to make good or I don't get a
sou out of him. But I'm making good,
he says, and I Just want to say this
much: I've loved you ever since we
went to High together, and lt's the big
gest hope of my life that some day
maybe I'll be making enough to ask
you to marry me."
Amy's lashes hid her eyes. She fin
gered tho close dusky petals of the
little red roses.
"I'm not asking you to promise even
to wait for me," he began. "It's Put
ney's race so far-"
"Putney's race is over," Amy inter
posed gently. "I-I never did prefer
orchids. He knows it now, Ted, you'll
laugh, but who do you suppose came
to see father today? Your uncle, and
after he had gone father sent for me.
What do you think they managed to
fix up between them?"
"Pass," said Ted. "What?"
. "He told father that every man
needed feminine influence in his life
in order to bo a real success and ne
didn't see why you faileu to fall in
love. He thought it might be the
"I guess I've found the needed
Spur," said Ted. "It's up to Uncle
(Copyright, 1915. by McClure Newspaper
How He Won Her.
. "Polks will say that you afc 7^ . Ty
ing me' for my money." "W y dear, i'm
sure they won't Surely no one who
knows-you will even hint that money
ls your only, charm."-Detroit uToe
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in cr^o of fire tho cellist will 3avc
"n?a cello, first am. then his wife.-An
i/; w.?no'tJ i i| .. :
Collett & Mitchell
Prescriptions Compounded from Pure
Drugs at all hours.
Prompt and Accurate
My third drove since January 1
of those good Tennessee Horses
and Mules will arrive about Sat
urday of this week.
B. F. JONES.
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Special Bargain Period.
Our Ed'gefield Friends
Are invited tofmake our store their headquarters
when in Augusta.
We are better prepared than ever before to supply
their needs. Every department of our large stock is
filled with stylish fall merchandise.
In Dry Goods we were never better stocked. Our
Shoes were bought from the leading manufacturers.
Our stock of Men's and Boys' Clothing was never
We invite the ladies to see our tailored suits from
the largest makers of women's ready-to-wear factory in
Our Millinery Department is also filled with the
most Stylish Hats and Trimmings ever brought to Au
gusta. Do not fail to call in to see us whether you
buy or not.
Augusta Bee Hive
810-918 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia
We have the largest assortment of pres
ents in every department that we have ever
shown. We have ordered largely of Clocks.
Watches, Gold and Silver Jewelry, Sterling
Silverware, Cut Glass and China. Every de
partment is filled.
lt matters not what you want we have it or
will order it out at once.
Come in to see us. We have our entire stock
marked very low, much lower than you find the
same class of goods elsewhere.
706 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia