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Wednesday, February 26.
If you do not cut your acreage one
third, you'll cut the price one-half
Still the wonder grows how Presi
dnt Wilson does so much work and
does it well.
The good year 1919 is rapidly
passing. We are in the last week of
the second month.
Let us hope that the blizzard
which has been heralded for this
week will be the last of the winter.
Don't complain of the roads. Red
clay and heavy rains will make mud
in spite of all the supervisor can do.
And we are all disappointed again.
A dispatch from Paris states that the
Thirtieth Division will not return un
Yesterday Pennsylvania ratified
che prohibition amendment, making
die 45th State to place its name on
che boo or roll.
Who would have thought that
there lived a ma*n in America who
would assassinate President 'Wilson.
The Knarchists in and out of the I.
W. W. ranks should be deported.
Ex-President Taft is working
shouhlcr to shoulder with President
Wilson in promoting the Lca.eue of
Motions. . The truth is. Mr. Taft was
always a better man than his party.
The yearning desire for the long
session to close, on the part of the
members of the general assembly,
.iocs not mean that they love Colum
bia lens but that they love their own
xiresid?s more. *
At last an act has been passed pro
viding for the retaining of their uni
forms for discharged soldiers and the
payment of five cents a mile for trav
.ilinjr expenses home. This should
have been done three months ago.
Let us give thanks that our Presi- \
dent, has returned from his important
mission abroad without suffering in-.
jury of any kind, having accomplish- !
ed the most wonderful feat yet re-,
corded in the history of statecraft. I
Aga:?: : it us rejoice. j
Farmers should not be discouraged
by th : continuous rains and present '
unfavorable conditions. Old Mother i
Natur;' knows what is best. It will not !
be long before the rains will cease
and the sun will beam brightly,
warming up the earth and making
everything favorable for quick germ
ination of the seed when put in the!
1 " t?o?p the Boys and Girls.
Hov/ is your boy doing at school
since his work was interfered with by
influenza? The best investment you
can make cf your time is to give that
boy every possible aid at home in
preparing his lessons. This is equally
true of your daughter also-neglect
them nov/ and they will not only lag
behii (1 in the?r classes, but they may
form <*. distaste for books of all kinds
which would seriously affect their
Reduce Your Cotton Acreage.
Throouediout every State of the
cotton belt, even to the remotest ru
ral district, a concerted effort is be
ing made to induce the farmers to vol
untarily reduce their cotton acreage
at least one third for the year 1919.
It is imperative that the acreage be
reduced at this time. Even with a nor
mal acreage planted, that portion of
the c2-oj! of 1918 which yet remains
in the hands of the farmers will bring
a much iower price than at present,
and the.-!, too, the crop of 1919 will
have to be sold below the cost of pro
Experience has repeatedly shown
that a small crop of cotton sells for
as much or more than a large crop.
Surely in the face of all the facts,
formers will not make the mistake of
planting even a normal crop. If they
do, those who are yet holding last
year's crop will finally be compelled
to sell at a very low price and farm
ers will have the expense of cultiva
ting and harvesting a large crop next
fall and be forced to sell at less than
the cost of production.
An appeal is also being made to
farmers to reduce their fertilizers
this year, at least the fertilizers that
will be used under cotton. It is ex
pected that the usual quantity, or
even more, will be used under cern
and other food crops. Reduce the
co?on acreage and reduce the fertil
izers used for cotton. Increase the
acreage of food crops of all kinds and
increase the quantity of fertilizers
used under these crops, and then all
will go well with the farmers of the
South and the "goose will hang high"
Closing Days of the Legisla
Columbia, Feb. 25.-It may be said
that the legislature is now on the
home-stretch. The senators convened
Monday night after the week-end at
home and the members of the house
will convene to-night.
The house is well advanced with its
work and is doing but little more now
than marking time, awaiting the sen
ate's action on the appropriation bill
and will pass it to a third reading
early this week.
The senate has yet to take final ac
tion on the compulsory education bill
passed some days ago by the house.
The anti-drug bill which was enacted
by the house to curtail alcohol has
net been passed by the senate.
Up to this time the house has been
unable to agree upon any good reads
legislation. The senate has under con
sideration a good roads bill which
?nay be passed in an amended form
when sent over to the house. Surely
something will be done, some step ta
ken, looking toward the improvement
j of the highways- throughout the
The senate has passed favorably
upon a resolution providing for the
holding of a constitutional conven
tion and has sent it over to the house
for concurrence, but the sentiment in
favor of a constitutional convention
is not so strong in the lower body.
All of the lawyers say there is great
; need for a revision and redrafting of
?of our constitution and the house
?may concur in the senate's action be
fore the close.
A very strong effort was made sev
eral days ago to enact a satisfactory
i dog law but there were upwards of a
?score-no exaggeration-of amend
'ments offered, some adopted, some
j killed, consequently, when the bill
was ready fer a final vote on its mer
Iits its author did not recognize it be
! cause of the lopping off here and the
?adding on tr?re. The result was, it
?was sent to the junk heap of de
! ceased bills. We need a better dog
law but it will not be enacted this
session, '"he "yaller dawg" has a host
of friends in the house.
Comparatively speaking, but few
members of the house have arrived
fer the session to-night. The tempta
tion was great for me to remain at
home until to-morrow in order to at
tend to neglected business matters of
a personal nature, but I responded to
the call of duty and came.
There will be something like 1G9
disappointed legislators if an ad
journment sine die can not be reach
ed before the early hours of Sunday
J. L. Minis.
Some Good News From Mr.
and Mrs. Littlejohn.
In a letter from Mrs. J. T. Little
john written from Scranton wc quote
the following which is interesting.
' We had a presentation of the pic
ture of Frances Willard at the Scran
ton school recently. Prof. Prescott
has a fine looking set of pupils, and
we often hear complimentary things
said of him. All of us like this coun
try very much. The people are good
folks, and you know if a few more
Edgefield and Trenton teachers lo
cate down here we will begin to feel
that we are not so far away from
Charlie Bell is married to a very
sweet girl. He has opened up a gro
cery store at this place. The church
here has recently raised. Mr. Little
john's salary $300.00 which makes
us feel that our efforts are being ap
preciated. They also gave us a pound
ing a few nights ago. The express
also brought us a nice box of fruit,
jelly and preserves, canned by our
dear Red Hill friends, and you don't
know how much we appreciated it.
They are a good people, and we will
always think of our stay among
them with great pleasure."
Mr. Littlejohn is pastor of the
Scranton, Hebron and Cowards
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HFAUNG OIL, a sur
pical dressing: tbat relieves pain and h gals al
Oie same time. Not a liniment, ase .""^ijic
Remember the Centenary!
The Centenary of ths Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, has for its
object two things: First, a revivified
church as proven by the enlistment of
2,000,000 Methodists in a great
league of prayer, and second, a
church with sufficient financial re
sources with which to meet the oppor
tunities and obligations of to-day.
The campaign for two million pray
ing ??lethodists is now cn throughout
the length and breadth of the church,
and the financial campaign for
$35,000,000 will be conducted in an
eight-day drive April 27 to May 4.
Are you going to be one of these
two million souls to pray for this
movement in the M.*E. Church South,
and help in raising thfi $35,000,000 :
' 1919 GRAND JURY
A. S. Clark, Johnston.
W. H. Dorn, Edgefield.
J. R. Cantelou, Wise.
R. T. Hill, Edgefield.
M. B. Byrd, Blocker.
P. B. Day, Jr., Trenton.
L. T. May, Edgefield.
J. L. Derrick, Johnston.
H. W. McKie, Collier.
E. E. Padgett, Edgefield.
J. W. Marsh, Ward.
H. F. Cooper, Meriwether.
T. J. Briggs, J. H. Reel, J. W.
Stewart, J. D. Mathis, W. B. Maffett,
J. K. Allen.
FIRST WEEK'S JURY.
C. B. Parkman, Collier.
W. P. Johnson, Shaw.
W. H. Jackson, Shaw.
Thomas Hall, Elmwood.
W. M. Parrish, Meriwether.
M. T. Turner, Johnston.
D. G. Derrick, Ward.
O. W. Wright, Pickens.
H. W. Smith, Collier.
J. M. Prescott, Collins.
C. M. Clark, Ward.
J. M. Edwards, Johnston.
J. B. McClain,. Meriwether.
P. B. Christie, Moss.
W. B. Bledsoe, Johnston.
J. W. Bledsoe, Elmwood.
J. E. Randall, Johnston.
C. V. Holmes, Edgefield.
Jas. T. Mims, Jr., Edgefield.
N. F. Manly, Blocker.
J. T. Grims, Moss.
Lewis Holmes, Ward.
B. T. Laniiam, Meriwether.
F. L. Byrd, Moss.
H. W. Hammond, Collier.
Cleveland Clark, Johnston.
W. H. Timmermai Blocker.
E. M. Padgett, Meriwether.
J. A. Gibson, Johnston.
W. M. Ransom, Elmwood.
J. E. Winn, Talbert.
W. L. Satcher, Johnston.
C. R. Jackson, Edgefield.
L. A. Yonce, Ward.
F. A. Johnson, Collier.
W. W. Adams, Pickens.
Second Week Jurors.
J. L. Welling, Ward.
B. J. Day, Trenton.
L. G. Asbill, Johnston.
J. T. Barnes, Pickens.
L. C. Parker, Pickens.
J. L. Scott, Ward.
T. C. Carver, Ward.
W. M. Harling, Edgefield.
C. M. Yonce, Pickens.
E. H. Crews, Edgefield.
G. D. Medlock, Blocker.
.T. C. Busscy, Collins.
L. C. Eidson, Shaw.
W. E. Harling, Blocker.
B. W. Smith, Collier.
Joe Clark, Ward.
S. I. DeLaughter, Meriwether.
W. H. Reynolds, Blocker.
J. A. Smith, Wise.
J. L. Bussey, Collier.
R. W. Christie, Moss.
G. W. Miller, Trenton.
E. M. Barker, Meriwether.
V. E. Edwards, Johnston.
J. B. ( Hciirist', Talbert.
L. C. .. unond, Collier.
A. R. Broadwater, Moss.
C. C. Jones, Collier.
W. L. Rutland, Ward.
J. F. Black, Trenton.
A. C. Yonce, Trenton.
Earl Dorn, Collins.
J. H. White, Johnston.
B. C. Bryant, Wise..
R. A. Logan, Blocker.
J. T. Byrd, Blocker
The police are constantly receiving
notices of stolen automobiles. At
lanta reports the theft of Buick
no. 432821, Ford no. 2218307, Chan
dler no. 52160, Chandler no.46980,
Mitchell no. 82657, Ford no. 1179224
Ford no. 000014, Buick no. 299275.
Augusta reports theft of Chandler
no. 56697. Charlotte reports loss of
Chalmers no. 100639,. Raleigh re
ports theft of Dodge no. 181380.
Some were stolen in Columbia also.
I can insure new cars against Fire,
THEFT and Lightning for $1.75 per
? 100.00, One Year.
Phone No. 50.
E. J. Norris,
Edgefield, S. C.
Feb. 12. 2-t.
Advance Spring Announcement
We have just returned from the market where we have
studied the* new styles, and you will soon behold the results
of our efforts along this line when the new goods arrive.
While war was at its worst we all thought that a good
many places of business would have to close up for a while,
but we are all still here serving the public same as usual. It
will be the policy of this store to serve its customers to the
best of its ability in-the future.
While the price of cotton lias gone down there are those
who don't see anything but hard times ahead of us. We must
remember that those were our thoughts when the war start
ed, and as we have reached the shores of peace in safety we
should not pause to consider what is ahead of us, but to go
ahead and make worth our while.
GIVE US A CHANCE TO SERVE YOU
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgeneld.
All persons indebted to the Es
tate of Mrs. Eleanor S. Ivey-late
of said county and state-are hereby
requested to make payment of the
same to Messrs. Sheppard Bros., at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C.; and all per
sons who hold claims against the said
estate are requested to present the
same duly attested to my said at
Mrs. Eleanor I. Schnell,
Senator Smith lias sent me a sup
ply of garden seed for distribution,
bean, beet, lettuce, muskmelon, on
ion. Call at my ofnce on Mondays or
Saturdays, as long as they last.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Education.
Any parties having boats in my
pond will please get them out before
Feb. 20th. If not out by that time I
will take them in charge.
S. E. MORGAN,
?Cdge?ield, S. C.
NOTICE-My friends and cus
tomers having wheat to grind, please
bring it in between now and March
15th, as I expect to shut down at that
time in order to put my mill in first
class condition for the coming wheat (
S. E. MORGAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
Formerly the Walter H. Smith Mill.
uaw UKI Scrss. ??A? itoM&uiO? ?-VcR't eui?.
f'.:e vror?t cases, uortatlei ;io".?lo:itrstnadin;:
.ice cured by the rcocderful, oi;i reliable Dr
Porter's Antiseptic Heatias Oil. It relieve I
.^ia and Heals at the s?m?- 25c. 50c. Sl.C
For Nineteen and Nineteen
i We desire to notify our farmer friends that we are
ready to supply their fertilizer needs. We have ready
for delivery reliable brands of fertilizers that have been
tested for years by farmers of this county, and have
over and over again proven their merit.
Besides the mixed goods, we carry a large stock of
meal and acid phosphate for mixing any formula you
desire at home.
Come in to see us and get our prices before you make
your fertilizer contracts for 1919.