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Wednesday, March 5.
A two-thirds acreage will bring a
three-thirds price next fall.
Columbia's "square meals" are all
righ', for a well-rounded purse.
Mr. William Hohenzolern is now
like the most of us in that he is in
As the skirts grow longer the time
given to selecting pretty hosiery will
. The Advertiser urges the sowing of
oats-not "wild oats" but spring oats?
for the beast of burden.
Even cotton factors are urging a
curl ailment of acreage. Let's heed
the repeated warnings.
What a transformation would be
wrought if I. W. W. stood for "In
tensely Willing Workers!"
After spending the week-end in
Washington, President and Mrs. Wil
son have returned to Paris.
"Bolshcviki reduced to eating dog
meat," says a headline. May not it be
said to be a case of "dog eat dog."
Columbia is all right. I ut one week
ht -;h3 capital of Edgefield county is
worth seven in the capital of South
And still the wonder grows why
farmers have to be urged to do that
wi;ch they KNOW to be to their best
If Mr. Taft does not stop irater-1>
nizing with President Wilson, his par
ty will not consider him as ?a 1920!
When speculators find that the re- ;
duction is not all talk, the price will j
BS steadily advance as it has declined
for thc past three months.
With only a quart a month avail
able, it will be difficult for one to j
scoi?-* away enough for the prolonged
drought that begins July 1.
With Western mules selling on j
som-.' markets from $(500 to $l?,000i
per pair, it appears that tractors are j
not supplanting farm animals very j
A problem for the arithmetic class: j
If a young Chicago woman received j
$35,000 for the loss of one ankle, I
vhet would her entire body be !
It appears that the number of sour,
grouchy people in th 2 world is on the
inciense. Will you not be glad when
Mr. Hoover raises the embargo on
Try goods are cheaper hut "wet.
goo is" are higher. Knowing ones <?ay
a qiart now sells readily for $15 or|
S?0. owing to the acuteness of the :
thirst to be quenched.
Twenty-four billion pounds indem- .
nrty is a pretty heavy load for the J
Germans to cqrry. But the suffering .
tie;? brought upon the remainder of .
the world can not be measured in ,
pouuls or dollars.
The war is over for everybody in
this country except Postmaster Gen
eral Hurleson. Practically everybody,
from the individual all the way
through to the "big businesses," have
declared war on him and his admin
istration of affairs.
Do you regard a young fellow un
fortunate who, upon returning from
front-line' fighting overseas, finds
himself rejected by his sweetheart
because of his wounds? No, he is most
fortunate in escaping being linked
till death to such a heartless woman.
Educate thc Uneducated.
Irv his charge to the grand jury at
this term of court, Judge Maulriin
stressed the importance of better
schools, better teachers and longer
terms. The members of the grand
jury echoed the spirit and words of
his able charge and expressed their
appreciation for the charge.
Everywhere, as never before, edu
cation is being stressed. The recent
session of the legislature gave as
much or more time to rife considera
tion of education in its different
phases +v . to any other one matter.
A cor ..-.sory education law passed
both houses by large majorities, car
rying with it the necessary appropri
ation and machinery for its enforce
ment. It will not become a dead let
ter but a vital force in increasing
A larger increase was made in the
appropriations for education than for
any other cause, and we believe
the members of the general assembly
'reflected the wishes of the people. In
Edgefield county and throughout
South Carolina the people are inter
ested as never before in education.
As a result of thi ??newed interest
there will be a steauy decrease in the
number of fthite persons over ten
years of age who can not read or
write, that number now being more
than 50,000 in South Carolina.
Appropriations for 1919.
The legislature was faced with
'an unusual demand for increased ap
propriations this year. Just as it re
quires a large sum for the support of
I an individual or a family, so it re
quires increased appropriations for
the public institutions and to run the
government, if the State it go for
ward along all lines. The . ..est in
crease was for education, for the Con
federate soldiers and for the support
of the feeble minded and the hospital |
for the insane. We feel confident that
there is not a high-minded, right
! thinking man in South Carolina who
will object to liberal appropriations
for all of the objects. The following
interesting editorial concerning the
?appropriations made by the legisla
ture just closed, is taken from The
State of Tuesday:
I The General Assembly appropri
ated $3,802,638.78, exclusive of
j $200,000 appropriated last year and
not expended and now reappropri
ated. This sum is about $2.50 for
every man, woman and child, white
and black, in the State. Compared
with the expenditures of ten years a
go, it is large and, as compared with
'those of a quarter of a century ago,
?it is huge. It is scarcely more than
the people of the State voluntarily
gave to the benevolences associated
with the carrying pn of the war last
year. It is not so large as to bc bur- '
densome; it is small by contrast with !
what the people will contribute, di
rectly and indirectly, in federal tax
es. If the taxable values of the com
monwealth are one billion dollars
(an d they are not less than that
probably a prreat deal more) the rate
of State taxation' is in fact about
four-tenths of one per cent.
Were the tax load distributed by
a. just an'' wise rule of assessment,
there wou.. be no complaint. On the
other hand, a much larger fund for
the support of public activities might
be raised without hardship to the
mass of the people and, if we are to
keep up with the procession of this
civilized world, it will be necessary
to spend, in future, more freely than
we have spent heretofore.
In voting these appropriations, the
General Assembly has truly reflected
the wLh and pleasure of the people.
The disposition to go forward is more
general in South Carolina than it has
ever been. The people are aware of
their resources and confident of their ;
ability; they do not mean to live in a
State that straggles and they are rap
idly learning that the return from
revenues collected from the public 1
and honestly and wisely spent is
preater thaii from any other form of 1
investment. The appropriation bill 1
undoubtedly carries out the popular !
will and the legislators, had they been 1
parsimonious and niggardly, would 1
not have been representative of their 1
constituents. The vision of the people '
has been greatly broadened in late 1
years, especially since 1014, and the '
self-seeking politicians who stress too 1
much the size of the expenditures will J
discover themselves sadly out of tune 1
tvith the times.
Without entering upon minute ex
imination of the measure, some of its ]
Features stand out and tell strikingly
of the mind of the General Assembly .
working to realize the aspirations of
the people. Middle-aged men remem
ber when $524,002, the appropriation
For public schools, was as much as the
whole annual appropriation bill car
ried. For cattle tick eradication, $30,
000 is given and that is the equiva
lent of the sum not long ago required J
to maintain one of the State colleges. .
The people are unwilling to neglect j
the negroes and they provide $43,500 1
for the support of the reformatory
for negro boys as well as $03,209 for
the negro State college. The appro
priation for Winthrop, $245,000, is
two and a half times the amount of
the "Clemson Bequest," which 30
years ago seemed of princely pro
portions. Boldly the General Assem
bly sets out to enlarge the Citadel
and, because it proved itself an insti
tution of distinguished worth, not
one dollar of its $169,619 will be
grudged. To the State hospital for in
sane persons $695,402 is devoted
and the people are not only willing,
but resolved that their afflicted' shall
be well cared for and protected. Re
membering the experiences of the last
two years in war and pestilence, when
the doctor was needed more,than any
other man in the community, the ap
propriation of $49,737 to the State
medical college will be universally
applauded. Never will skilled physi
cias be too numerous and the people
gladly do their part in multiplying
them. The people give an additional
$100,000 to the Confederate Veter
ans, not forgetting that the heroism
of their sons in the late war is the in
heritance from thc heroes of the 6 O's.
The school for the deaf and blind,
the University, the South Carolina
Industrial School, the Industrial
School for Girls, the school for the
feeble-minded, the board of charities
and corrections receive the suste
nance essential to the performance of
their respective missions and tasks.
Nearly $140,000 is directed to the
protection and improvement of the
public health-and ten years ago the
expenditure for this object was nom
For the salaries of officers, the gov
ernor, judges, county fiscal officers
and others, for the support of the
railroad commission and agricultural
department, for the penitentiary, for
State policing of every kind, for the
expenses of the legislature, for all the
ordinary functions of the government
including $222,289, interest on the
public debt, the aggregate expendi
tures are about $750,000. In other 11
words, the State government itself
costs the people of South Carolina
little more than half a millioa dollars
a year, while of every 100 cents ap
propriated by the legislature at lf?ast
80 cents goes back to the people in
the schooling of their children, the
safeguarding of their health, the
housing and treatment of their sick
and defective and the support of the
old soldiers who fought Cor them in
war. Were $3,200,000 not raised by
taxation for these objects, education
and .the care of the unfortunate
would be had, if at all, from private
be evolence. The duty of the State
to sustain the educational and chari
table activities has come to be under
stood, for the most part, ;in the last
hundred years. Always the wealthy
look after themselves. Were there no !(
State hospitals and colleges, the rich
men of South Carolina would not be
seriously embarrassed-they would
send their sons and their sick to pri
vate institutions of other States. Less
than half a century ago England had
no State supported public schools and
the hospitals were pnvat? establish
ments-and the very poor people
were very miserable.
In South Carolina it is the working
man who benefits in the main from
the State institutions and expendi
tures. What the rich need most is t:
protection for their property and, hav n
ing that, they can buy everything else p
with their money-even health, for V
they can build homes in the most ti
heatyhful surroundings. h
The money collected by thc State Ci
and honestly and intelligently spent ;g
by the State is the great dividend dis- E
tributor among the people. tl
Why Colds are Dangerous.
You are often told to "beware of
a cold," but why? We will tell you:
Every cold weakens the lungs, lowers
the vitality -nd paves the way for the
more . : ?us diseases. People who
con'.?ac?, pneumonia, first take cold.
The Icng?r a cold hangs on, the great
?r the danger, especially from the
;rerm diseases, as a cold prepares the
system for the reception and devel
Dpment of the germs of consumption,
liphtheria, scarlet fever and whoop
ing cough. The quicker you get rid
af your cold, the less the danger of
contracting one of these diseases.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has a
*reat reputation as a cure for colds
ind can be depended upon. It is
pleasant to take.
After an absence of nearly two
nonths from my office, caused by re
cent illness, 1 taKe tms means of in
arming the public that I am again
it my office, where I can serve my
J. S. Byrd.
Senator Smith has sent me a sup
ply of garden seed for distribution,
jean, beet, lettuce, muskmelon, on
on. Call at my office on Mondays or
Saturdays, as long as they last.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Education.
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 has 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
The Corner Store
THE BEST PROOF
liven by an Edgefield Citizen.
Doan's Kidney Pills were used
hey brought benefit.
The story was told to Edgefield
Time has strengthened the evi
Has proved the result lasting.
The testimony is home testimony.
The proof convincing.
It can be investigated by Edgefield
T. J. Paul, Jeter St., says: "My
rouble was brought on by being on
ly feet so much. There were dull
ains in my back and I tired easily.
(Then I was on my feet any length of
?me my back would get sore and
une. My rest was broken at night be
ause my kidneys acted too often. I
ot Doan's Kidney Pills at Penn and
[olstein's Drug Store and after using
lem I was cured of the backache
nd other symptoms of kidney com
laint." (Statement given June 9,
On February 8, 1918, Mr. Paul
lid: "I have had no occasion to use
kidney medicine since I recom
iended Doan's Kidney Pills some
Price GOc, at all dealers. Don't
mply ask for a kidney remedy-get
oan's Kidney Pills-the same that
[r. Paul had. Faster-Milburn Co.,
[fgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
I wish to say to the public that I
?all resume the practice of law a
aut April the 1st next; my office will
2 located over the store of Reynolds
id Padgett. I will practice in all the
)urts and will give prompt attention
) all business intrusted to me.
J. H. Cantelou.
"After four in our family had died
of consumption 1 was taken with
a frightful cough and lung trouble,
but my life was saved and I gained
o? pounds through using
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PRICE BOn and S 1.00 PT ALL DRUGGISTS. B
To Holders of United States Liberty
Bonds of Any Issue
For the convenience of our customers and the public, we have
opened a LIBERTY BOND DEPARTMENT, and will buy and sell
for cash any issue of Government Bonds of any denomination.
We will be governed by the market quotations on the prices
It will be a pleasure to advise with holders of Liberty Bonds as
to the values of tlie difTerent,issues.
Hold your Liberty Bonds, but if circumstances make it necessary
for you to sell, send us your bonds or write us.
Carolina Bond ? Mortgage Company
Union National Bank Building Columbia, S. C.
nc STOKE rr not
IN THE BAN
CoDTiUlii 190?. if C. E. Zi??erna? Ct.--No. 5J
THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slew, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
. BANK OF SEDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E.tNitholson, Vice-Preaident
E. J. Mirna, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thoa. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, 5. E
Nicholson, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Hims. J. H. Allen