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Wednesday, February 5.
The long expected, post-war drop
in the price of Fords has not come.
In proportion* as commercial fer
tilizer prices advance, increase your
supply of barnyard manure.
With a decline of twenty cents per
pound in butter, we can now make a
little heavier application on our bis
Little Miss Cuba, following the ex
ample of her "Uncle Sam," desires
also to appear in immaculate prohi
To-day, Wednesday, at noon, "he
State Senate will hold a memorial I
service in honor of the late lamented
There is much that is unique about
the big State of Texas. At one time
she had a Hogg fer governor i.nd,
now she has a Hobby.
The war is said to have cost Ger
many forty-five millions of dollars,
and our prediction is that peace will
cost them more than that.
Unless we win this fight against
the cotton "bears," we will have an
other fight on our hands-that of
keeping the "wolf" from the door.
The unexpected has happened. One
of the Anderson county Ashl?ys, a
son of the late Hon. Josh, has resign
ed from public office-voluntarily
gave it up.
The city of New York has set a
side a quarter of a million dollars
with which to welcome returning
American 'soldiers. It will be money
well expended. ;
In 1914 when southern farmers
faced a financial ruin the slogan was
"Buy h bale," but now -with disaster
again staring us in the face the slo
gan has changed to "Hold a bale!" :
What is worrying some people is
that the price of automobiles has not
dropped with the price of cotton. A
month ago three bales of cotton
would buy a Ford, while now it takes
four or five bales.
All ye parents who have sons in
the world-renowned Thirtieth Divi- .
sion begin your preparations for
greetiirii: your boys when they arrive
at Carno Jackson the latter part of '
this month. They are coming!
Hog and hominy are somewhat out
of their former adjustment. Hominy
has dec-lined considerably but hog
prices are still high up in the clouds.
And unfortunately the former is not
very palatable without the latter.
Good roads agitation, like prohibi
tion, has becom nation wide. Every
State s ems to have on a campaign
of good roads agitation and educa
tion. And may every word uttered be
as seed sown upon good ground.
While the Peace Conference is en
deavoring to form a League of Na
tions, the people of the Southland
should be vitally interested in form
ing a League of Cotton Grower:* for
self-protection and self-preservation.
The jStates are vying with each
other in getting their names on the
prohibition honor roll. It seems that
none of them, however liquor scaked
they are, want the distinction of be
ing the last to ratify the constitution
Living within your income may be
a difficult problem, yet to do ether
wise will lead to misery and disaster.
Happy is the man who earns a dollar
and spends only nine-five cent:! and
miserable indeed will ultimately be
come the man who spends one dollar
and five cents for every dollar he
Gen. March has issued an order to
the ciYect that while discharged sol
diers can retain their uniform for a
period of three months, they can not
appear in uniform all the time. Pray
who would report an ex-soldier for
wearing his uniform day in and day
out, or night in and night out too, if
he desired to do so?
An Important Lesson.
If there were more hogs, more
cows, more colts, more sheep and
more fowls on the farm, and food
grown to feed them, there would be
no cause for worry about the price
of cotton. Thu acreage would be re
duced, the yield would be proportion
ately less and the price would be
higher. There would then not exist
such a pressing demand for cash and
the farmers could market their cot
ton all through the year, instead of
during ninety days as at present. Un
til farmers learn and practice this
lesson, they will be dependent and at
thc mercy of the speculators.
The Thirtieth Division.
At last we may soon confidently
expect the home-coming of the
Thirtieth Division, the organization
that has written its name high upon
the pages of history in letters of gold
for the conspicuous part it had in
breaking the Hindenburg line. It is
conceded by men who have visited
that portion of the long battle line
where the Thirtieth Division was en
gaged that no other unit or organiza- ;
tion of the Allied forces fought more I
heroically or valiantly in hurling
back the strongly-fortified enemy, j
Our boys are soon coming home
and they will demobilized at Camp !
Jackson. Lei's do them the honor 1
that they deserve. This division is
composed of men from North. Caro- ;
lina, Tennessee and South Carolirfa ?
and it is probable that all three of
these States will have a part in the '
reception of our splendid boys. The
legislature now in session in Colum
bia has appointed a special committee
from the members of the house and
senate to arrange for a suitable re- :
ception of the Thirtieth Division, and 1
the city of Columbia is likewise mak
ing elaborate plans for honoring
them. They deserve all of the honor
that can be rhowered upon them.
Compulsory Education Law.
The members of the house bave
passed a compulsory education law
that will require the attendance upon
school, for at least four months in
the year, of every child in South j
Carolina between the ages of eight i
and fourteen, provision being made !
for the non-attendance of children of
indigent parents who have to work 1
to support the family. If the senate
co leurs in this measure, and the be
lief prevails that it will, South Caro
lina will have for the first time a real
State-wide, compulsory school at-,
tendance law. This long stride for- I
ward means much for the future i
well-being of society and the State, j
South Carolina now occupies a very
unenviable place among the States in j
the ' percentage of illiteracy, being |
next to thc bottom. Had such a law, I
as the one just enacted, been in op- j
eration for the past twenty-five years,
there would now be but few men and
women in South Carolina who can j
not read and write.
The bill which will doubtless soon i
become a law is not all that is desired
but a beginning has been made. As ;
conditions improve and sentiment
grows, the law can be amended to
fully meet the situation. We believe
the vote of the members of the
House, being 87 for and 5 against,
reflects the wishes of the people on
this important matter. An over
whelming majority of South Caro-1
lina's citizenship favors compulsory
Service of Worship at the First
Baptist Church this coming Sabbath
at 11:30, A. M. and 7:30 at night
preaching by the pastor. Sunday
School at 10:15. Let all come to the
Sunday School. Prayer meeting next
Wednesday evening at 7:30. Surely
this is a time when all of us will in
tensify our service and multiply our
offerings "that we may in a measure
make up for the opportunities we lost
during the quarantine. ?
We hope to have good music and
singing. Come. Pray. Worship.
Robert G. Lee, Pastor.
One of the real leaders of the State
Senate was Senator B. E. Nicholson,
who passed into the Great Beyond
yesterday. He was one of the young
men of senatorial mold by nature,
naturally dignified and with abun
dant poise, judicial in temperament,
not easily ruffled and never swept off
his feet. His passing is not only a loss
to his native county, but to his State
as well.-Greenwood Index.
Ten Year Term Life Insurance in
the Prudential for $8.54 per $1,000
E. J. Norris.
Doings of tho Legislature Re
ported by The Advertiser's
Columbia, February 4.-As the
week-end adjournment includ?d the
. first Monday it was a day longer than
usual, in order to give the lawyers
who are members of the-general as
sembly an opportunity to attend to
professional duties pertaining to the
usual first Monday sales, etc. How
ever, practically all have returned
and will at once get down to solid
I have heard many expressions of
real satisfaction over the election of
Gov. Sheppard to fill the vacancy in
the Senate caused by the death *of
Senator Nicholson. His long experi
ence in legislative matters will en
able him to take up the work of the
late senator practically without inter
The Senate will hold a memorial in
; honor of Senator Nicholson. As he
Uvas held in very high esteem in that
body, many of his co-workers will a
vail themselves of the opportunity to
pay him a last tribute.
To-morrow at noon a joint session
of the upper and lower houses will be
held for the purpose of electing a
superintendent and three directors
of the penitentiary and three trus
tees of the Charleston Medical Col
The impression prevails that the
bill passed by the House abolishing
the present tax" commission and'pro
viding for a commission of 14 mern
bers instead of 3 will be killed in the
Senate. A large number of legislators
are of the opinion that 14 men, some
of whom would doubtless be lacking
in efficiency, would ot perform the
duty of equalizing property as satis
factorily as the present commission
of three men. The impression prevails
here that the proposed change in the
commission is intended more to
change the personnel of the board
than to change the law itself.
Several good roads measures, one
of them being the plan providing for
the twenty-five million bond issue,
have been introduced in the House
and Senate and/the matter _tyill be
discussed and debated from ' every
angle this week. What the final re
sult will be is purely a matter of con
jecture at this time. There is how
ever, a strong desire, expressed on
every hand, in favor of good roads
The absence of liquor and railroad
legislation is conspicuous at this ses
sion. The quart a month for medici
nal purposes is giving quite general
satisfaction. While too much ^"medi
cine" is being ordered in sonja, places
in the State, the federal law'liaat goes
into effect the 1st of July"w3fl regu
late that. H. H. Evans of Newberry,
better known as "Hub" Evans of
dispensory fame, has introduced a
law providing for an increase of the
quantity from one quart to"6ne gal
lon but that bill will be kiik-d'by some
of us some morning before break
fast. It is regarded here as a joke.
A very drastic bill looking to the
regulation of the sale of flavoring ex
tracts and some patent medicines
that contain such a large percentage
of alcohol as to be purchased for bev
erage purposes has been introduced
and will pass in an amendment form.
The text of the bill as originally in
troduced is so drastic as to seriously
handicap a druggist and wi!-, not
meet the approval pf the majority of
the House in that form. Some legis
lation along this line is needed but
it should not work a hardship on
druggists who are law abiding citi
It is very gratifying that both the
Senate and House are progressing
with their work without the slightest
friction or lack of harmony. Further
more, the executive and legislative
departments are working together
harmoniously with a common pur
pose-to promote the welfare of the
people i ' ; outh Carolina.
I will say, as a matter of local in
terest, that I have introduced'a bill
providing for the expendit ure pf the
commutation tax (the road tax) on
the maintenance of the public roads
in the township in which the tax is
paid. This will enable the people in
every township of the county, how
ever remote from the countyseat, to
have some work done on their roads
during every year.
Enough for this week. I will re
sume this legislative story in the next
issue of The Advertiser.
J. L. Mims.
The Prudential Life Insurance
Company-the Strength of Gibraltar
Company, is now writing Life Poli
cies covering double the amount of
the policy if death is caused by acci
dent. If you are totally disabled, you
stop paying premiums and the Com
pany begins paying you. RATES
LOWER than other Companies. Age
15, $14.90 per $1,000 up.
E. J. Norris,
WANTED:. Tenants for several
good farms. Apply to
Mrs. M. J. Norris?"
AUDITOR'S NOTICE. .
All persons owning property of
y kind whatsoever, or in any ca
city, as husband, guardian, execu
r, administrator or trustees are re
ired to make returns of the same
the Auditor under oath within the
ne mentioned below and the Audi
r is required by law to add a pen
;y of 50 per cent to all property
at is not returned on or before the
th day of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
21 and GO years except those ex
- We desire to no
ready to supply tl
for delivery reli?t
tested for years
over and over ag2
Besides the mi:
meal and acid ph<
desire at home.
Come in to see
your fertilizer COE
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re is a strong demand at this sea
year for articles to be embroic
can furnish you with stamped
such as gowns, center pieces,
, pillow tops, baby ropes, tea
binations, teddies, baby piilows,
bags, collar bags, towels,
?ads in all colors in silks and "col
i order at once any shade and qi
we haven't in stock. Ask for
and let us order for )rour needs
ingand crochet threads in stock
needles, embroidery hoops, eml
e haven't what you need in a stai
le let us order for you a Pic
iew Transfer Pattern, you thei
t your own design and material
t where you want it.
E US A CHANCE TO SERVE
empt by law are deemed taxable polls
The 50 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers,
I or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax re
The office will be open to receive
returns from t^o firs? day of January
till the 20th day of Feb. 19 iO, as pre
scribed by law.
j. R. TIMMERMAN;
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
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.tify our farmer fri
leir fertilizer needs,
ile brands of fertilize
by farmers of this
dn proven their meri
xed goods, we carry
Dsphate for mixing
us and get our price!
tracts for 1919.
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BRICK FOR SALE.
We will soon begin the
tearing away of the oil mill
buildings and will offer second
hand brick for sale at .$5.00
per thousand. Now is your
opportunity to buy good
brick at almost half prices.
T. A. HlGHTOWER.
ends that we are
We have ready
irs that have been
county, and have
a large stock of
any formula you
3 before you make