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/. L. .M/VIS._Editor
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Advertiser Building at SI.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
he postofi?ce at Edgefield, S. C.
* No communications will be published
artless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Edgefield is a mighty dry town.
Scores of wells are practically without
Have you paid your taxes yet? It's
a mighty good time to get this obliga
tion off your hands.
If you have sold, don't worry about
the ascending price of cotton. Let the
speculators, have a little fun.
High prices are putting most salaried
men in the same frame of mind that
Sherman was when he defined war.
The papers no longer contain photos
or cuts of Ex-Judge Hughes, which is
an indication that he is already num
bered among the "has beens."
Early advertising of holiday goods
suggests early shopping and early shop
ping relieves the congestion that usu
ally prevails just before Christmas.
Hogs and hominy are both bringing
some price these days. It'll be about
as cheap to have turkey for Thanks
giving dinner as bacon-both sell for
20 cents. ^
The boys of the 1st South Carolina
regiment are soon to return to the girls
left behind some months ago. The
soldiers will leave the border next
With five good sound banks in the
county, there is no excuse for a person
putting their cash in some drawer or
other insecure place in the home. Bet
ter deposit where it will be absolutely
It is generally conceded that the
gallon-a-month law lets in too much
liquor. The money order records at
pDstoffice and the express records at
the depot show that. And so do the
"hot supper" records.
What are you reading these long
evenings? Let two hours be spent
erery night in reading a good book or
some other good literature. An op
portunity for self-improvement lost
can never be regained.
The most independent farmer in 1920
will be the one who made the most prep
aration before the boll weevil came.
Tne one then in direst distress made
no preparation in advance but contin
ued the all-cotton policy.
The happiest man we know of is
one who has been burdened with old
debts for several years and has suc
ceeded in paying them all olf this
fall. Wonder how many will make the
mistake of going recklessly in debt
Not until within the past year have
automobiles had any appreciable effect
upon the horse market, but there is no
doubt that Mr. Ford and other automo
bile manufacturers have had much to
.do with the tremendous decline in the
price of horses.
Should Stand by Local Paper.
Nepapers always fight the mail order
houses and advocate trading at home.
Therefore, when a contract for print
ing of any kind is to be awarded by
individuals or a municipality prefer
ence should be given to local newspa
pers or printing offices. When a news
paper advocates policies for the protec
tion and promotion of the business in
terests of the community, certainly by
way of appreciation, if nothi> J more,
these business interests shou . pursue
sucha policy in dealing with local news
papers. It appears, though we are not
fully informed, that the people of
Batesburg or the Tri-County Fair
management arranged for the boosting
of the fair with an out-of-town newspa
per, leaving the local newspaper, which
had all along boosted the fair, "high
and dry. " Perhaps they have some
reason for such action, but we believe
that the money spent for advertising
or boosting the fair should have been
paid to the local paper, which stands
by the local community and its interests
in season and out of season, through
fair weather and foul. In some way,
too, it appears that a portion of the
mailing list of the local paper was ob
tained and used. No newspaper that
is properly conducted viii ever give
out or allow the use of its mailing list.
A.mailing list costs the publisher money
-it is his stGck-in-trade.
Birds Are Decreasing.
Recently reports have appeared in
different parts of the State to the ef
fect that birds of all kinds are decreas
ing in number. We are not prepared
to say whether this be true in this par
ticular locality or not, but it is a matter
of sufficient importance or gravity to
be looked into. The South is devoted
chiefly to agricultural pursuits and
whatever preys upon growing crops in
the form of pernicious insects costs
farmers an incalculable amount annu
ally. Persons who are observing and
who have made the matter a study say
these injurious insects are worse where
insect-eating birds are fewest.
The promiscuous killing of harmless
birds, even when the law permits their
killing, should be discouraged. We need
more birds of this class-they are far
mers, best friend. In some sections of
this county insects of some form are
in luring grain that has germinated,
and who knows but what this insect
pest is flourishing because of the ab
sence or scarcity of some particular
birds that ordinarily feed upon this in
sect at this season? Who knows but
that away back in the past when the
boll weevil started it might have been
held in check if some enemy among the
feathered tribe had been there in suf
ficient numbers to feed upon it? If the
birds are really decreasing, other pests
may become a menace to other
crops besides cotton.
Interest in Road Improvement.
The people of Edgefield county are
more deeply interested in road improve
ment than they have been in a long
time. While the roads generally are
better than the writer has ever seen
them at this season, yet the people
seem to have awakened to the possibility
of far better highways than we have.
The road leading to Greenwood by
Pleasant Lane has recently been well
worked by the supervisor, widened and
permanently improved in many places.
The people of Greenwood county are
also Interested in improving that por
tion of the road above the countv line.
As a matter of county pride, if for no
other reason, we must not let the
Greenwood end of this inter-state high
, way be one whit better than ours.
The following from Monday's Green
wood Journal shows how active the
people of Greenwood are and that they
will not stop short of making this
road the best possible:
"Mr. H. L. Watson has been notified
by the Department at Washington that
a road expert has been assigned for
the Edgefield-Greenwood highway and
that he would report for duty within
"The expert will survey and locate
the road and, if necessary, will super
! vise its construction. He probably
[ will spend several months on the
"The Greenwood and Edgefield people
are fortunate in securing the services
of an expert free of cost. Had an en
gineer been employed by the chambers
of commerce of the two towns the
cost would perhaps have been not leas
"The road from Greenwood to Green
ville is yet to be decided upon. The
Daily Journal recently published a
statement to the effect that the Ware
Shoab Manufacturing Company had
offered $5,000 to improve the road
from Greenwood via Cokesbury, Ware
Shoals and Princeton."
Miss Mary Fair's Trees.
The beautiful row cf water-oaks
on the street leading to the home
of Mr. N. L. Brimson are a living
monument to the thoughtfulness
and public spirit of the lamented
Miss Mary Fair. Acting upon her
own initiative and defraying the
expense from her own purse, Miss
Fair had thes? trees, a score or
more, transplanted several years
before she died. They will be known
by all corning generations as Miss
Mary Fair's trees. Wonder if there
are not others in Edsrefield who
will follow the beautiful example
of Miss Mary Fair.
Faney hams, breakfast bacon,
cooked brains, fish roe. mackerel.
Collett & Mitchell.
Big stock of comforts and blan
kets. Prepare for cold weather and
, Muk ishy Bargain House.
LOST: One red sow with a few
black spots on body, very short tail,
will weigh about one hundred and
twenty-five pounds. A liberal re
ward will be paid to any person
who will catch her and inform N.
Nov. 21, 1916.
WANTED - To board in some
good private family. See me at
this office any time.
FOR RENT-A nine-room resi
dence on Columbia street. Good
garden, servant's house, barn, etc.
Apply to M. C. Parker.
Need a suit, try a "new style"
this time and you'll not regret it.
In mixtures and solid colors, $17.50
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
FOR SALE: One Ford Touring
Car. Guaranteed to be in first
class shape-practically new.
G. W. Adams.
Or ling's lew Biscwery
KILLS THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS.
Cemetery Association Will Not
Give Thanksgiving Dinner.
W. C. T. U. and Sewing
Club Held Meetings.
The cemetery association met with
Mrs. W. W. Miller Monday after
noon and abandoned the idea of
having aThauksgiving dinner, which
they had planned.
The continued serious illness of
Mrs. Emma Atkins is of deep con
cern to her many friends.
Miss E. Florence Ruoker from
Elberton, Ga., and Miss Mamie
Cheatham were the week-end visit
ors of Miss Ellee Swearingen.
Mrs. S. A. Morrall entertained
with a beautiful birthday tupper for
'her husband Thursday night.
Among the out-of-town guests were
Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Edwards from
Among those who enjoyed a
spend-the-day party with Mrs. J. D.
Mathis Tuesday were Mrs. Jerome
Courtney, Miss Effie Privett? and
little Miss Mary Hallman Courtney.
The W. C. T. TJ. met with Mrs.
Ruby Shealy Tuesday afternoon.
After a business meeting Mrs. Shealy
served delightful sandwiches and
Mr. Roland Eidson from Wards
spent the day with Mr. Austin
Clarke and family Sunday.
Miss Julia Wise was the guest of
Miss Paulino McKie of North Au
gusta last week end. ak*
The weekly sewing club met with
Miss Lola Hunter Saturday after
noon. After a pleasant hour or two
of sewing delightful gelatine and
pound cake was served.
Miss Maude Bett is has returned
home after spending the week end
in Columbia. e*
Quite a number of the Trenton
people attended the Augusta fair
Miss Leila Quarles entertained
with a tacky party Friday night.
Quite a nice time was reported.
A number of the guests f?r the
Tillraan-Shuler wedding have" ar
rived, and others are expected last
of the week.
Mrs. P. B. Day, Jr., will enter
tain the sewing club Wednesday
Messrs. Pierce and George Walk
er were the guests of Mrs. Roper
Moss Tuesday. t
_1 . ,_
Salmon^ French sar^i^L^rah
meat, tunafiab, I pimentos, ^is?lafl
dressing, tabasco sauce.
Collett & Mitchell.
Worked 16 Hours
and Hardly Felt it.
A CHARLESTON ENGINEER
HAS STRENGTH TO STAND
SUFFERED MUCH. . '
FOR FIFTEEN YEAHS HIS TROUBLES
BY TAX LAC.
"Sometimes while on the job I
felt as if I could hardly keep going.
That was before I took Tanlac. To
day I have worked sixteen hours
and I do not hardly feel it, so great
was the relief Tanlac gave me."
These statements were made by
E. R. Bolchoy, Southern Railway
Conductor, who resides at 029 King
St., Charleston, iu an endorsement
he gave Tanlac, "The National
These statements were made by
E. R. Bolchoy, Southern Railway
but the same is true in many other
cases. Th ;re aro yet however,
many, many men in this state who
now, like Mr. Bolchoy once did,
feel as if they could "hardly keep
There is a moral in this which is
not hard to find.
Mr. Bolchoy's statement fol
"I suffered from chronic nervous
indigestion for about fifteen years
previous to taking Tanlac. During
that time I have been to a number
of the best physicians and I have
taken all kinds of medicines, both
prescribed and proprietary medi
cines, but without receiving any
"I was extremely nervous during
the day and I was very restless du
ring the night. I had bad dreams
very frequently and I suffered
quite a bit with a severe pain in the
back of my neck. I was very weak
at times, and sometimes while on
the job I felt as if I could hardly
keep going. Really, I was in a
very bad condition.
"A friend who knew about my
ailments urged me to take Tanlac
and I took the advice. And the
Tanlac sure did give me fine re
sults, I rest well at nights now, for
the Tanlac made me sleep, much
better. My appetite is good, and
my stomach has strengthened so
AGAIN AT "WHITE'S"
Santa Claus will again make his headquaiters at
"WHITE'S" store in Augusta, just as he did last year,
and for years before. He will arrive on December 1st
and remain at "White's until Christmas night. So
write him a letter and tell him what you want. If
you can't write yourself, get father or mother, brother or
sister, or some friend to write for you. 13e sure to
address your letter right, and the right way is just like
that I digest my food now. I am
not nearly so nervous as I wa9 and
I feel batter in every way. I have
gained about eight pounds since I
began taking Tanlac. Today I
have worked sixteen hours and I do
not hardly feel it Those pains in
my neck also were driven away by
"I can and do recommend Tanlac
now, and I do so conscientiously,
because of the results 1 have ob
tained from Tanlac. I have recom
mended it to 20 or 30 people, who
are taking it because of the results I
got from its ase. Taulac is a good
medicine, and, as I just said, I^atn
ara glad to recommend it.
Edgefield, Penn & Holstin.
Cold Springs, II Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell &
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G W Wise.
WHY IT SUCCEEDS
Because it's for One Thing Only,
and Edgefield People Ap
Nothing can be good for every
Doing one thing well brings suc
Doan's Kidney Pills are for one
For weak or disordered kidneys.
Here is Edgefield evidence to
prove their worth.
John D. Smith, overseer at the
cotton mill, Edgefield, says: 'The
kidney secretions were too frequent
in passage and very scanty. They
were highly colored and I had to
get up several times during the
night to pass them. 1 also had
headaches and dizzy spells. Friends
recommended Doan's Kidney Pills
and as I had seen them advertised,
1 decided to try them. One box
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that cured Mr. Smith twice publicly
recommended. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
A tramp knocked at a farmer's
door and cailed for something to
"Are you a Christian?" asked the
Look at the holes worn in the
knees of my pants. What do they
The fai mer's wife promptly
brought out the food and the tramp
turned to go.
t "Well! well!" asked the farmer.
"What made those holes in the back
of your Dan ts?"
"Backsliding," replied the tramp
as he hurried on.-Chicago Herald.
Va ??-Df-? i?rrV? BILIOUSNESS
BB* S S T T E R S EIDNEYS
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
J. COOK McKIE
"Good Shoes Cheap"
974 Broad Street
I GUARANTEE EVERY PAIR
I carry a complete line of the best shoes that can be bought for the money, for ladies, men, boys and
children at prices to suit everybody.
If you want to save from 10 to 20 per cent on your shoes, don't fail to visit my store. I sell strictly
for cash, therefore I do not have to charge you an enormous profit.
I am Agent for the BARRY SHOE for Men%
I Pay Parcel Post on all Mail Orders
Make my store your headquarters when in Augusta. I will take care of all of your packages and
send them to the tram or car free of charge.
J. COOK MeKIE
The Home of "Good Shoes Cheap'