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Wednesday, Sept. 27
The city cart should be instructed to
gather up all of the straw hats.
"A-bale-of-cotton" is almost syn
onymous with a "a-barrel-of-money. "
And the best part of it all is none of
the cotton and cotton seed money is
being spent htre for whiskey.
The Republicans will not admit it
but we believe they are about in the
same plight that the Germans are.
Every true-blue Edgefield citizen
speaks of the fair as our, OUR, county
fair. You must have a part in it.
Has it occurred to you that less than
10 pounds of cotton will pay for your
county paper? Do you "take the hint?"
The trouble is, everything else keeps
just a little in advance of cotton,
which keeps a fellow from "ketchen"
The best season of them all, not ex
cepting the peach and watermelon sea
son, is the fifteen-cents-cotton season.
Don't you say so too?
While in Columbia yesterday, Hon.
Robert A. Cooper, the next governor,
called to see Hon. R. I. Manning, the
Don't hold back on your cover crops
because the price of seed is high.
Remember that other high-priced pro
duce supplies the money.
While the driver whistles even the
beasts of burden walk with a quick
ened step when they are drawing- a
wagon loaded with near*-sixteen-cents
There are either some mighty big
liars or. some mighty big cotton pick
ers in this county. Probably both.
What's the record for the best picker
on your farm?
For diabolical deeds, the Mexicans
have no equals, unless it be the Turks.
After robbing the passengers se.\eral
days ago. a Mexican mob then burned
up the train.
Now that D. J. Griffith who for 18
years has been superintendent of the
penitentiary has resigned, just watch
and see how many job seekers will
want to go to the penitentiary.
We should all give thanks that there
has not been a case of infantile paraly
sis within the borders of Edgefield
county. In numberless ways our
people have been greatly blessed, this
being only one of them.
It 'loesn't matter whether your pet
variety is Fulghum, Appier, Red Rust
Proof, or some other, begin now to
plan for a large acreage in oats. No
other cereal can be grown more cheap
ly upon the farm.
Wouldn't it be a fine thing to have a
pay-up and pay-back week? Let's set
apart a week for paying debts and
paying back what we have borrowed.
How many books would have to be
moved from your book cases during
It's said to be a pooi rule that will
not work both ways, so some of our
thoroughbred young sports are glad that
while the call to duty has taken some
of Edgefield's prettiest girls away, it
has also brought some pretty ones
There is always some drain, finan
cially, on the South. About the time
our people learned to move their corn j
cribs and smoke-house3 from the West
to their own plantations, the automo
biles epidemic broke out and is taking
millions upon millions of southern
money to the northwest. And this last
drain bids fair, with cotton selling
for 15 cents, to be the most harmful
We see by the papers that Georgia
and Florida negroes are going ?JNorth
by train loads to serve as laborers on
the Pennsylvania railroad, taking the
places of Italians who have been called
to the colors. The high wages offered
may be very tempting but when the
rigors of winter in Pennsylvania strike
those darkies from Dixie a "broadside
they will long for the cotton and corn
fields. The South is the best place in
the wor'J for the colored man, or any
other man, for that matter.
A Way Will Be Found.
The fate of the gallon-a-month law
will be decided Octoper 14, when an
en bane session of the supreme court
will be held to pass upon its constitu
tionality. Let the outcome be what it
may, as long as public sentiment con
tinues as strong in South Carolina as
it is now in favor of suppressing the
sale and consumption of intoxicating
liquors, there will be a way found to
accomplish the desired end. An over
whelming public sentiment has never
yet fallen short of being crystalized
into law-into a law that is effective.
Let us then not be unduly disturbed
over the fate of the law which fixes
the maximum quantity which an indi
vidual can order during one month. No
backward step will be taken in prohi
bition legislation in South Carolina.
Mr. McLaurin's Mistake.
Several days ago State Warehouse
Commissioner McLaurin gave out, in
a very indirect way, a statement to
the effect that he would hand in his
resignation, but up to this time noth
ing has been heard from him in an of
ficial way. It ia but proper that he
should resign and if,-ras he states, he
has the interests of the farmers really
at reart, he will sever his connection
altogether with the warehouse system.
During the campaign Mr. McLaurin
wrote a lengthy letter to one of the
leading semi-weekly papers in the
State in which he discussed the ware
house system and openly and actively
advocated the candidacy of one of the
defeated candidates for governor. At
the time. The Advertiser called atten
tion to his fatal mistake in bringing
the warehouse directly into politics,
and the result of the election sustains
the position that this paper took at
In the recent election Mr. McLaurin
went down in defeat, or at least his
candidate for governor was defeated,
and furthermore a large majority of
the legislature will be antagonistic
to him because of his political activity
during the campaign. The men whom
Mr. McLaurin has openly antagonized
can not reasonably be expected to give
him their cordial support in his efforts
to more firmly establish the warehouse
system in South Carolina. Without
the loyal support of a majority of the
members of the general assembly, the
warehouse will never be a success.
Thus it is shown that Mr. McLaurin
made a mistake when, as warehouse
commissioner, he openly and actively
supported one of the candidates for
governor. He should not have given
active support to either of the candi
dates for governor.
The Advertiser favors a warehouse
system, if it can be divested of poli-1
tics and managed in a- business-like
way. Mr. McLaurin has repeatedly
shown that such is not his policy, and
therefore we think his resignation is
in order. Unless he submits it volun
tarily, it should be requested.
Weekly Letter From Edgefield
Back at work once more. After
having spent a grand vacation it is
dreadful to have to settle down, but
there is no use to grumble for it is
for our benefit. It seems strange
not to have the lively senior girls of
last year back with us but weare
delighted to have so many new pu
pils come in to fill up the broken
ranks. The new pupils are: Marga
ret and Emma Blocker, Mary Dorn,
Bettie Lou Morgan, Mary Nichol
son, Fanny Ouzts, Hob Byrd, Wil
liam Gaines, Edgar Lanham and
Eugene Timraons. None of these
however entered the eleventh grade.
We are very eager for one of the
other sex to join us because we
are only four girls. Can't the coun
try let us have at least one boy?
Miss Snow Jeffries and Miss
Gladys Rives began their work in
the graded and high school Monday
morning. We high school girls hate
to see Miss Rainsford leave for she
has certainly been a splendid teach
er and valuable friend to each stu
dent% yet we would not keep ber
bound to the school roora as we are
All students like a change how
ever, and we welcome Miss Jeffries
with great delight. She is quite com
petent to fill the place as teacher
and it is up to us to fill our place as
I call the attention of the public
to our new South Carolina flag
floating over the building. It is a
new feature and is filling the place
which our American flag has here
tofore occupied. Also the old acade
my building is being torn down.
The removal of this structure will
add immensely to our campus and
also form a splendid ball ground.
We urge the people of Edenfield to
entertain more of the athletic spirit
this year and help us when next we
schedule a football or basket ball
Sunday .'School Teacher.-"And
the father of the prodigal son fell
on his neck and wept. Now, why
did he weep?"
Tommy Tuffnut-"Huh! I guess
you'd weep too, if you fell on your
Newsy Letter From Cold Spring.
Sunday was a beautiful church
day. A good congregation at An
tioch in the morning and in the af
ternoon a good congregation at Red
day was observed at Red Hill. There
was a splendid program carried out.
A good collection for State missions.
The Sunbeam children will have
next Sunday afternoon at Red Hill.
The little folks have arrange! anice
program, and they will bring in
their mite boxes. We feel sure
they will meet their apportionment
Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn has been
visiting friends and relatives in
Laurens for a week or more. She
returned Monday to the delight of
Mr. Luther Bailey, son of Judge
John Bailey, died in Augusta, Ga.
Saturday. He will be buried here
to-day, Monday. We extended our
spmpathy to the loved ones.
Misses Birdie McClerdon and An
nie Quarles are at Anderson college.
Miss Pearl Quarles is attenJing
the Edgefield high school. She
will graduate this session.
The Red Hill graded school will
open next Monday morning. We
are looking forward with pleasure
to the opening.
Mrs. Fannie Wood and Miss
Madge Wood visited friends in Sa
luda last week.
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn attended
the meeting of the Board of Ministe
rial Education last week in Green
We are glad that our colleges are
opening up full to over-flowing.
High-price cotton will put the boys
and girls in college.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bussey from
Anderson are visiting friends here
this week. Mr. Bussey tells us he
will move back to Red Hill this
fall. A hearty welcome awaits
Mr. George Mathis is visiting his
daughter, Mrs. Tom Williams, at
Mrs.Mary Callahan! is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Sallie Thomas, of
Mr. A. B. Young has purchased
a farm from Mr. Walter Holmes
near Red Hill. We are glad Mr.
Young is to make our community
Mrs. Julia Prescott made a busi
ness trip to Greenwood last week.
Dr. Eustace Prescott left Monday
for his work in the Charleston Med
The Sunday school house at Col
liers has been painted inside and
out. With new blinds andMhe
pews all stained the house now pre
sents a beautiful appearance.
Mr. J. D. Quarles, who has been
sick so long, has now laid aside one
of his crutches. We hope that the
other one will soon be laid aside.
Mr. Johnston, our shop man, is
wanting to rent a small piece of
land to put the old buggies and
Mr. 0. J. Holmes is now getting
reauy to go into the stock raising
business. He has purchased six
There has been a fine chance of
hay saved in this county this fall.
The farmer are selling their cot
ton as they get it out and ginned.
The man that owes money can't af
ford to bold cotton at 15 cents.
President Has Done Well.
In the presence of the greatest of
all wars, which appeals strongly to di
vided American sentiments, and whirh
strikes deeply at American interests
at a thousand points, the president has
preserved the honor of the nation, has
in its behalf performed his duty to
mankind of insisting upon the pres
ervation of tho sanctions and re
straints of international law, and bas
so far achieved important diplomatic
victories without the threat of force,
but in a manner that leaves neither
America nor Europe in doubt that he
would use force If diplomacy should
At the opening of a presidential
campaign the Republicans will, of
course, loudly deny all these things,
but they are true, and In ten years no
one will dispute them.-Philadelphia
Does Not Seem Like Ruin.
Is it as an expression of confidence
in the ruin of the Industry to follow
the war under free wool and a low
tariff on woolens that the American
woolen trust begins to pay dlvlden'ds
for the first time on Its common stock?
Forecast by Hilles.
On the eve of the meeting of the
Republican national convention Chair
man Charles D. Hilles gave out a
statement in which he predicted a
Republican victory. As a forecaster,
the Honorable Charles is without a
peer, and if prognosticating were the
sum total of the national chairman's
duties, he would be the ideal man for
the job. Unfortunately, however, the
retrospective is not so pleasant, as
Mr. Taft, surveying faithful-unto
death Utah and Vermont, can testify.
The Pills That Do Cure.
By CATHERINE CRANMER.
"So you refuse to tell me whether or
not you intend to go to that plebeian
public masque ball?" Gerald shifted
his hat and stick, which he held in
readiness for departure.
"I refuse to be bullied. So I refuse
to answer your question because you
flung it at me as a demand to account
to you in advance for my movements."
"Now, Dot, you can't think that; it
is all from my desire to exercise the
right and the privilege which our en
gagement gives me to protect you."
"Protection actuated by jealousy and
Intolerance isn't what I want or ex
pect As for our engagement, why-"
She began to fumble with her ring.
"Please, Dot," said Gerald quickly,
"don't say anything about that now,
and please think seriously before you
Join those feather-brained Gilbert girls
and Charley Mason in a lark at that
"Good afternoon," was Dorothy's
only reply, but as the front door closed
behind him she crumpled up cn the
big davenport and sobbed.
Gerald's pleading failed to keep Dor
j othy away from the public masque
ball, although she did decide to wear
a black domino instead of the fan
tastic costume she first had in mind.
! The Gilbert girls, Charley Mason and
1 the two other young men in her party
' dressed as a band of gypsies, and they
were surprised and disappointed when
j Dorothy appeared in her domino. Once
I in the gay crowd, though, all entered
I heartily into the merriment. Here
and there through the hilarious crowd
! other domino-clad figures were scat
tered, giving a needed touch of black
j to the kaleidoscopic whirl of color.
Some energetic domino-clad man un
dertook to gather all the dominoes
together and line them up in mock
protest at some of the gayeties going
on about them. Dorothy was drawn
into his group, and she gayly, though
i silently, tried to induce a tall, broad
shouldered fellow-domino to become
also a fellow participant in making
things gay. Reluctantly, at first, but
gradually more willingly, the tall fig
ure began to move about with some
show of life.
As the crowd grew more mirthful
Dorothy became less and less gay. Her
tall companion could see that she
was vainly searching for someone. He
squeezed her hand reassuringly and
broke the long silence between them.
"I see that you have lost your
friends," he said simply. "Will you
allow me to help you find them or to
take you home if you can't find them?"
A few moments later, they were en
tering a taxi, to whose driver Dor
othy gave the half of a visiting card
containing her residence number, hav
ing nodded a vigorous negative when
her escort asked her destination. As
they were whirled along in the taxi,
the man softly asked her to speak to
him, as he was sure her voice must
be as charming as were her grace and
ease in dancing. He even squeezed her
hand lightly, and although she was
unresisting she still shook her head
and remained silent. This seemed to
add to the young man's determina
tion, for he began to plead eloquently,
but was astounded to be roughly
pushed away with two tiny but deter
As the taxi turned a corner, Dor
othy realized that she was nearing
her home, and she quickly sprang up
and covered the eyes of her escort
with her hands.
"Swear you won't look," she whis
pered hoarsely, and with those soft
hands pressing his eyelids, the man
willingly promised. A few moments
later, the taxi came to a full stop, and
Dorothy electrified her companion by
kissing him full on the mouth and
springing from the door the instant the
driver opened lt.
Quite forgetting his promise, he
sprang after her, but took in his sur
roundings with a dumfounded glance.
About six strides took him the distance
that Dorothy had covered in sixty rap
Id steps, and he overtook her just as
she reached the marble-lined vestibule
to her home.
"Dorothy, dear," he pleaded, "why
didn't you let me know it was you?"
"Just because I wanted to see how
far you'd go in_ doing the very things
you tried to forbid me doing when I
hinted I was going to this ball," she
eyed him defiantly, like a plucky fight
er at bay. "Your tender pleading for
the sound of my voice and your gen
tle squeezing of my hand when you
thought I was somebody you didn't
even know convince me that you are
at least human enough to be incon
sistent and also that you're not to be
"Whick ought also to convince you j
that it's time to treat me like a human,
and take me for better or worse."
Then, very softly, he added: "Don't
you know, dear, that it was only be
cause I wanted to lock after you that
I went to ?hat old ball?"
Doroth* nad backed up against the
bell so that with her elbow she had
managed to press the button without!
"And doa'* you know," she retorted, ?
"that it /if?a only because I iecog
nized you by your dancing that I pre
tended to be lost from my friends and
enticed you into bringing me home?"
The silent footman opened the front
door and Dorothy vanished through it
with a softly spoken good night before |
Gerald fully realized the unexpected
good fortune that, had come to him.
(Copyright, by the McClure Newspaper
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of South Carolina can insure
country homes, barns, etc., coun
try churches and schools, well
rated country merchants, cotton
on farms, gin-houses, seed.
Write me before the fire.
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TELEPHONE courtesy is
just a bit of ordinary
politeness and everyday
kindness that we put into
our conversation when we
talk by telephone.
Its the face to face brand
of politeness and kindness
used when we're voice to
It's the same politeness
and kindness that we like to
receive from the other ead
of the wire.
Giving a little thought to tele
phone courtesy and practicing
its simple rules will make the
telephone an even more effi
cient aid for you. "Telephone
as Youd he Telephoned To/*
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over.$400,000.00
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Does a General Banking Business. Offers its Services toJYou as a Safe
Guardian and Depository for"Your Money.
Invest in One of Our Certificates of Deposits Bearing Interest.
It is a better investment for you than a mortgage of real estate.
You do not have to consult an attorney about titles. It does not shrink
in value like lands and houses. You do not have tolinsure against fire.
Finally you do not have to employ an attorney to foreclose to get your
money. You can get your interest and principal the day it falls due.
Safety is the First Consideration in Placing Your Earnings.
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as securit;. WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1S92.
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