/. t. MIMS_.........Editor
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be postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No Communications will be published
rjhless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Have you hauled your Christmas
wood yet? v
Don't you feel sorry for the old bach
elor who has no stocking to bang up?
Matrimonial 6erms never hibernate.
They are always more active in win
ter than at any other time.
In order to reduce the high cost of
shoes, it is said that their tounges will
be made shorter. Well, the Adverti
ser has always advocated shorter
Saturday was sunshine day of "Open
Window Week" in New York and the
statement has been given out' that
890,789,653,922,377,468 germs were kill
ed by letting the sunshine in. Wonder
who counted them?
Have you put your barn-yard fertil
izer plant in operation making your
1917 fertilizer supply yet? You can
make a better grade of fertilizer at
home, and make it cheaper, than the
While the prohibitionists favored
the gallon-a-month law, it has proven
to be the most effective kind of liquor
legislation. You watch and see if the
liquor people don't make a fight
against a revision or repeal of the
Well, as long as cotton stays around
the topmost edge of the teens don't
complain of the high price of dry goods.
We can't have high price of raw ma
terial without a correspond high price
of the manufactured product Thia
should apply to cotton as well as every
jfr , . "
Even the brewers and distillers be
lieve that national prohibition is only a
few years ahead of us. A large St.
Louis brewery has discontinued busi
ness altogether, assigning the approach
of national prohibition as a reason.
The plant needed repairs and the own
en did not feel justified in putting ad
ditional money in the property with
national prohibition so imminent.
Uncertainty of Cotton.
Doubtless hundreds of farmers in
Edgefield county have, secretly, plan
ned already, to make an Herculean
effort next year to produce the largest
yield of cotton they have ever made.
If this supposition be true, and not a
few believe it is, the behavior of the
cotton market during the past 10 days
should cause a change of plans alto
gether for next year. During the past j
two weeks, at a time when many per
sons thought cotton would mount high
er, the staple has declined nearly four
cent', or about $20.00 per bale. On
the New York exchange Monday cot
ton dropped about $9.00 per bale in
five minutes. .
When a commodity, even though it
be one of the world's necessities, can
thus be buffetted abuut by speculators,
it is extremely hazardous for a farmer
to depend too heavily upon that com
modity. Better resolve here and now
for 1917, first, to make a living at !
home, and, then, grow all the cotton
you can. Such a policy or plan for the ,
c -ming year will be altogether safe
Christmas Savings Clubs.
In different parts of the State large ;
Anus are being paid out by banks to i
thousands of small depositors who du
ring the past year were members of
Christmas savings clubs. In Greenville '
alone sums aggregating $100,000 were
paid to more than 3,000 members of
tnt se savings clubs. We are not in- ;
formed as to the method or plan adopt
ed by the banks in managing the i
Christmas savings clubs, but heartily
approve of this new form of stimulus
which causes many to lay by in store
during the year small sums which at
close of the year aggregate an amount
that can be used to some profit and
The greatest benefit, however, to
the members of the club comes by way
<?f forming the saving habit Practi- i
l illy everybody has the spending, habit
-made perfect in this art through i
jrri-ctice-but few indeed, unfortunate
ly, ;i ave ever formed the saving
? -1 . '. .
O ristmas Savings Clubs are good
TI-.-a and should be encouraged by
u.i w-nki Just as it is alleged, with j
mach truth, that liquor dealers en
deavor to create a thirst or'taste for
strong drink among boys in order that
they may recruit the ranks of barroom
patrons, so, with apologies for the
comparison, should banks be interested
and active in forming the saving habit
among children and ye ung people, in
order that an economic and frugal gen
eration may be reared to swell the
Our observation leads us to. believe
that Christmas Savings Clubs stimu
late and encourage savings and are
therefore worth while.
. This is Thanksgiving Day
And I have so many things to be
thankful for. I am so thankful
that I am living, that I have a heal
thy body, a sound mind, a clear vis
ion, blessed with a good appetite
and am living on the fat of the
I am thankful that the political
bee is out of the oat for awhile, at
least, and peace reigns once more
in "Warsaw," and the old Ship of
State is proudly sailing on &> calm
sea; may her rudders be strong and
her timbers stout. I am thankful
that we have a Governor who fears
God and regards the feelings and
opinions of men, and upholds civil
law, and now this is a good time to
bury the old rusty hatchet and
scalping knife of factionalism in
the rough sands of the sea at cable
tons length from the shore, where
the tide ebbs and flows once in every
"How good and how pleasant it
is for brethren to dwell together in
We live under the same laws,
claim protection under the same
flag, read the same Bible and wor
ship the same God.
I am so thankful that Woodron
Wilson has been re-elected that my
words are ?00 cheap to give/expres
sion to just bow glad 1 ara. He is
the greatest man in the known world
to-day. His election is the greatest
victory the American people have
ever aohieved. The combination
against him was the most powerful
ever organized in this country. The
negro vote at the North was solid
for Hughes and Wall street came
with her millions in money. Hughes
got down and scratched up the old
bloody banner of sectionalism that
was buried in its grave at Appomat
tox fifty years ago. That began to
fry the fat with the western farmer
and the western women. Roose
velt was Hughes' prophet, and when
the Republicans saw that the tidal
wave in the West was for Wilson,
Roosevelt said, "By-gosh Boys,
We've Got Em," but the water
would not turn back, and at the
command of the Prophet, the State
of California decided the election
for Wilson, and the City of San
Francisco decided the result in Cal
ifornia. So it may be said that the
Golden Gate has for once elected a
President of the United States.
President Wilson has always com
manded unusual respect on all pub
lic questions, and his undoubted
Sympathy with the masses of the
people. He has handled national
and international questions perhaps
belter than any other man could
have done under the circumstances.
There is more in the man than in
the land. He has kept this Repub
lic from war, bloodshed and ruin.
Hughes prophet (Roosevelt) had
5,000 copy's sent to1 Ohio of Un
cle Toms Cabin and put in the
negro's bands, and had schools for
the negroes teaching, and showing
how tha people of the south treated
the slaves iu the an-bellum days.
All this was in the State of Ohio,
while the negroes voted solid for
Hughes, Wilson run ahead of the
paak in that State. Right prevails
The south never was more pros
perous than to-day. The lauds has
yielded its increase tomen, the fleecy
staple has jumped from 10 to 20
cents. The war in Europe ?B the
cause of our prosperity, and over
there millions are suffering from
the awful horrors of war, for which
I am profoundly sorry. For quite
awhile before the State and Nation
al election came off, I felt reai
shaky, I could not tell how the cat
was going to jump, but I had faith
in a special providente, and held cn
to the willow bushes. But now
bless your soul I have let go
the willows at the bauk, and I am
away out in the-swim. Both cats
jumped just right, and Hughes did
cough up congratulations to the
President on his great victory, but
his prophet can't do that much for
Wilson. He has lost out in Amer
ica. If I was Roosevelt I would
shoulder my trappings and go
to the African jungles and shoot
the wild animals there, or else I
would go over in Mexico and help
Villa. We can do very well with
out the prophet now.
I have just read the notioe of the
death of ray class-mate, and bosom
friend Albert Nicholson. My heart
is deeply grieved, we were school
boys at old Bethlehem years ago. I
was then drawn to him as with
hooks of steel, our love for each
other was akin to that of Jonathan
and David. Faieweli my friend,
from afar I salute thee, you still
live in my heart, you still inspire
my life. May the happy vision
that so charmed the sweet singer of
Israel rest as a benediction upon the
memory of Albert Nicholson for
ever. . f
J. Russell Wright. ...
Seneca, S. C.
In Memory of Mrs. J. F. Atkins.
''The most obvious lesson in
Christ's teaching is that there is no
happiness in having, and gettipg
anything, but only in giving."
These words from the "Greatest
thing in the world," have been vi
brating through the rooms of my
brains ever since reading of the pass
ing over the "great-divide" of Mrs.
J. F. Adkins more lovingly known
as "Miss Emma," who came upon
you like a beam of moonlight, soft,
silent aud lovely, the greatness of
ber nature revealing itself silently
by the giving of thoughts of kind
ness and gentle acts in life to all
with whom she dwelt among. Mem
ory that tireless book-keeper can
show upon the lives of mauy of the
now men and women of Roper's
cross-road, th? marks of her train
ing, the uplift daily not only to con
quor text book love, but to over
come all that was not true and led
to higher living. As Miss Emma
Miller, coming of one of old
Edgefield's honored families, she
bore under auy oondition the at
mosphere of one whom to know
was a liberal education. There are
only a few of this kindly family re
maining, to her sisters Mrs. Miller,
Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Mays and to
her brothers, Messrs. S, W, and
W. W. Miller, we extend sincere
sympathy. Also to Mrs. J. C. Lan
ham, C, Wells, W. Harris and
Miss Matty Lyon and Mr Albert,
Lyon, whom she so loved and by
whom she as their aunt was sincere
So like some sweet violet she has
faded and gone, but the purfume of
herigreat heart, and generous mind
will linger ever with us. And we
would not call her back, this gentle
spirit from the distance, where gol
den days and cloudless years she
will spend in the presence of "Him,'
who doeth all thiugs well/'
Mrs. J. M. W. Glover, f
.,, >. i
Death of Mr. Butler Bryant
The Meeting Street section and
all of Edgefield county sustaintd a
severe loss when Mr. Butler ?.
Bryant passed away at his homejm
Monday morning. He suecumuet?
last December to- the illness that
caused his death. Not since that
time has be been physically able to
do any active work on his farm. Mr
Bryant has consulted a number of
specialist? during the past year,
spending several weeks in the hos
pital in Columbia, but no permanent
relief could be found. He has stead
ily grown weaker, the fatal malady
ra dually sapping bis life. Through
out his illness his devoted wife ?and
his children have been especially
thoughtful and tender in theirs at
tentions to him, which helped him
to bear up under the great physical
Mr. Bryant was an exemplary cit"
izen and a factor in the community
life that will be missed. He was a
very successful farmer. In addi
tion to rearing a large family he ac
cumulated some property. ?'His
place in the El ra wood-Meeting
Street community will not be easily
tilled. He was a member of .' Ste
veds Creek church, where the ^fun
eral was held Tuesday afternoon at
two o'clock, being conducted by
his pastor. Rev- Henry B. Whjte,
Mr. Bryant leaves his devoted
wife, one daughter, Miss Nellie Mae
Bryant, and nine sons, Brooks,
John R., J, Trapp, Ernest, Alvin,
Homer, Price, Oll'e and Branson
Just recived an ex cellent line of
men's ties for Christmas.
We are showing a nice lino of
bed-room slippers and many other
things suitable for Christmas gifts.
A SAFE TEST.
For those who are iu neqd of a
remedy for kidney troubles and
backache, it is a good plan to try j
Doan's Kidney Pills. They are
strongly recommended by ] Edge
W B Paul, painter and paper
hanger, Butler St., Edgefield, says:
"I was bothered by kidney trouble
nearly all my life. It grew worse
when I had the measles some years
ago. Doan'B Kidney Pills remov
ed the pains and strengthened and
regulated the action of my kidneys.
My health became better than it
Cures Old Soras, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
The worst cases, no matter of how long standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter J Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Palo and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, $1.00
KV"pf WA ^<f^A
A WORD TO
Do not disappoint yourself by buying your Christ
mas gift before you see the pretty
Display of Jewelry on the 15th and 16th
Those who will wait and see this display surely
will not be disappointed.
However, if their wish does not call for jewelry,
Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Ties, Sweaters
Gold-Handle Umbrellas, Gloves
Silver and Cut Glass
have always led in the selection of a Christmas
The Corner Store
had been iu many years." (State
ment given April 12, 1911.)
Over three years later, Mr. Paul
said: "I have very little trouble
with my kidneys now, but when I
am bothered that way, Doan's Kid
ney Fill's never fail to relieve rae."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the ?ame
that cured Mr. Paul. Has twice
been publicly recommended. Foster
Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. T.
SLOAN'S LINIMENT EASES PAIN
Sloar's Liniment is first thought
of mothers for bumps, bruises and
sprains that are continually happen
ing to children. It quickly pene
trates and soothes without rubbing.
Cleaner and more effective than
mussy plasters or ointments. For
rheumatic aches, neuralgia pain and
that grippy soreness after colds,
Sloan's jumiment gives prompt re
lief. Have & bottle handy for
bruises, strains, sprains and all ex
ternal pain. For the thousands
whose work calls them outdoors,
the pains and aches following ex
posure are relieved by Sloan's Lini
ment. At all Druggists, 25c. 1
OUR NEW STORE
We want'our Edgefield friends to call to see us at
our new store, 846 Broad, when in Augusta. We
have the largest stock of
that we have ever shown. Large assortment to
select from in each departmeut.
We call especial attention to our art room, and
invite you to inspect it. It will be a pleasure to us
to show through our new store.
Wm. Schweigert & Co.
646 Broad Street Augusta, Ga.
j. COOK MCKIE
"Good Shoes Cheap"
974 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia
I GUARANTEE EVERY PAIR
I carry a compete 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
if ake my store your headquarters when in Augusta. I will take care of all of your packages and
send them to the train or car free of charge.
J. COOK McKIE
The Home of "Good Shoes Cheap'
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