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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
Published every Wednesday in
The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Wednesday, September 24.
We're watching for the govern
ment report on the 'possum crop.
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Keep your morale intact. Don't be
put to confusion by the boll weevil.
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With the mercury hanging around
100, the steel workers decided to
strike while the iron was hot.
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A headline L"ates that the "cotton
market is nervous." Not half so ner
vous, however, as the fellow who has
all of his eggs in the cotton basket.
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The boll weevil has appeared in
13 counties in South Carolina. Who
said the Fates did not use the num
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Now that Samuel Gompers has de
clared himself in favor of the League
of Nations, doubtless the senate will
ratify it forthwith.
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"No food shortage if the world is
careful," says a headline. We have
had to be careful all the time in or
der to make ends meet.
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Judging from bank deposits, New
berry is not the only county that
should have a town named "Pros
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It's a mighty good time to invest
in some fence wire. It may not keep
the weevils out, but building pas
tures will be a strong factor in win
ning the fight.
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In the brave fight which he is
making for the League of Nations,
the president seems to have the j
world, the flesh and the Republican
party against him.
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The compulsory school attendance
law is doing fine work. From many
sections of South Carolina come re
ports that school houses are over
run. Let's build bigger ones. No bet
ter investment can be made.
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We have a sneaking notion that if i
there were a few far-seeing, level-1
headed women in the senate the J
League of Nations would have been
ratified already. Women are against
war and the League will, to a very
large extent, preclude a recurrence
of the past five years.
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The lazy daddies who have been :
keeping their children at home to
work in order that they may loaf are ?
"agin" the compulsory school at
tendance law. But the law serves two
good purposes: Puts the children in
school and puts these vagrant fath- 1
ers to work. 1
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.Provide Shelter for Cotton.
-It is useless to have your cotton J
picked now, if after ginning you
throw the bales on the ground in the .
weather. Might as well wait and pick
it later after the rush is over. It will
probably not damage as much in the
burrs as in the bagging and ties, un
less protected from the weather af
ter being ginned.
The department of agriculture in
Washington estimates that cotton
growers lose something like $30,
'000,000 through damage to cotton
.after being ginned. The outlook at
present is that a large quantity of
cotton will be held this season, prob
ably more than last season. This is
due to the recent very great decline
and too, to the fact that, owing to
the great quantity of raw cotton yet
unmanufactured, there will be still
further decline of cotton is rushed
on the market. There must of ne
cessity be slow marketing this year,
which means that much cotton will
be held on the farms or in ware
houses in the towns and cities.
The loss in Ecgefield county last
season was tremendous, ranging in
many instances from $5 to $50 dol
lars per bale. Farmers cannot stand
such losses. They should either store
their cotton in warehouses in town
or provide shelter on the farm. A
considerable number of farmers lost
enough last season to provide shelter
for their cotton. Wonder how many
will profit by last year's loss? Do not
neglect this. It is too important a
matter. "Why work practically all the
year and then throw away a portion
of your earnings-all the net profit,
in fact-through carelessness?
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Colleges Filled to Overflowing.
Although we lean to the affirma
tive side of the proposition, yet it is
a debatable question as to whether
or not the world is growing better,
While it is difficult to advance tan
gible and unmistakable evidence of a
steady betterment of conditions, it
is easy to point out certain changes
and facts that contribute to the bet
terment of society and the State.
Notable among these is the crowded
conditions of the colleges, both
State ?nd denominational institu
tions, .ot only are all preparatory
schools and colleges filled to their
utmost capacity but each one has a
long waiting list, showing that hun
dreds of other parents in the State,
besides those represented by boys
and girls who have matrici^ated, are
interested in the hig! or more
complete education of their children.
This general awakening on the
part of parents, as well as the send
ing of a generation of college bred
men and women back into society,
augurs well for the future. The
greatest asset of a State or nation
is a high-minded, right-thinking cit
izenship. Christian education, and
Christian education alone, will de
velop such citizenship.
The very prosperous condition of
the institutions of learning, evidenc
ing a wide-spread and increasing in
terest in education, should be a eau?
for rejoicing all over South Carolina.
Meeting of Meriwether Argi
The editor of the Advertiser spent
a very pleasant and profitable day
Saturday at Meriwether Hall, the oc
casion being the regular meeting of
the Meriwether Agricultural club.
Beside the members, the ladies were
invited and attended in considerable
In the absence of the president of
the club, Mr. L. A. Stevens, who was
in the hospitable -in Augusta for
treatment, Mr. T. L. Harley pre
sided over the business session.
Through the efforts of Mr. A. B.
Carwile,''the capable and alert coun
ty demonstration agent, Mr. Bright
McConnell, the county demonstra
tion agent of Richmond county,
Georgia, and Mr. H. W. Watkins, of
Clemson College, were present and
discussed the boll weevil. The writer,
in company with Mr. Carwile and
Mr. Watkins, visited the field on the
farm of Mr. John Mealing where the
weevils were first found in the Meri
wether section, where we picked
several weevils from cotton. No con
siderable damage has been done to
this crop but if many weevils are al
lowed to hibernate, go into winter
quarters, they will be there ready to
attack the cotton early next spring.
Mr. McConnell urged farmers to
prepare for devastation of the wee
vil by leaving off cotton as their
chief crop. He stated that some
farmers will yet think they can out
wit the weevil and still grow cotton
successfully and profitably. Those
who attempt su?h a course will suf
fer utter defeat and very heavy loss.
He advised a reduction of acreage
and heavy fertilization and rapid
cultivation, maturing as much fruit
as possible before the weevils be
come most active in July and Au
gust. An early variety of cotton
should be planted and th? stalks
should be burned or plower under
as early as possible, destroying much
of the matter that weevils feed upon.
Mr. Watkins made an interesting
and instructive address on the im
provement of rural conditions, in
cluding homes, public roads, etc.
He stated that it requires money and
that farmers chould receive a fair
price for their produce in order to
properly equip their homes. He urg
ed that the women on the farms be
provided with all conveniences pos
sible in order that their household
duties and burdens may be made
lighter. Mr. Watkins referred to the
advantages to be derived from the
Cotton Growers' Association that is
being organized and urged farmers
to become members.
Mr. Carwile was called upon but
he stated that as he had been speak
ing twice daily at meetings over the
county he would not attempt a
lengthy speech. He told the members
of the club that he stands ready at
all'times to give them every assis
tance and co-operation possible. He
is working now on the wire fence
problem, also in assisting farmers in
ordering seed for winter legumes.
Those who need his service along
these or any other lines should call
upon him in person or write him at
Edgefield. Mr. Carwile has mingled'
with and counseled with the farmers
in nearly every section of the coun-1
ty and, having become acquainted
with them, he is in a better position
to serve them in the future than he
has in the past. He is alw on the.
alei't to serve some :uual or
.Miss Patti Majo- .e home dem
onstration agent, -J is another tell
ing factor for progress and better
conditions in the county, was present
and mingled with the ladies . Miss
Major has already done some good
work in the ' Meriwether section and
will gladly give whatever assistance
she can to the schools and homes.
At the close of the business ses
sion all gathered around the long
tables and partook of the bountiful
berbecue dinner, the kind that has
made Meriwether famous. It has
been a long time since the writer
spent a more pleasant or more profit
able day than he did Saturday with
the good people of the Meriwether
A Near-Fatal Collision. .
As Mr. and Mrs. L. E. White and
little child and Mr. Walter Strom
were returning from Augusta Satur
day in an automobile they were
struck by the Edgefield train at the
Tillman-Bettis crossing near Tren
ton. Mr. White who was at the wheel
was not familiar with the road and
'failed to turn to the left for Edge
j field at the Pine House, passing on
by the home of Mr. Frank Bettis.
He did not know that he was near
ja railroad until he was on the track
and the engine was upon them. A.
'tall fence near the crossing ob
structs the view in the direction from
( vhich the train was coming. As they
approached the track, Mrs. White
who, with, the child, was sitting on
the rear seat, told Mr. White that
she heard a train but he did not hear
her speak to him.
The engineer blew the whistle for
the crossing as usual but did not see
the automobile until it was on the
track, the fence obstructing his view.
As soon as he saw the automobile he
applied the air brakes, stopping the
?train as quickly as possible. The
front of the engine, commonly called
the "cow-catcher," struck the auto
mobile "out the centre, dragging it
some " tnce and demolishing it
completely. All of the occupants
were thrown out, the eighteen
months-old child being thrown about
20 feet in the cotton patch. Mr.
White received- only slight bruises.
Mr. Strom was painfully but not se
riously bruised. Mrs. White and the
little child were more seriously in
Capt. Moore and all of the crew
did what they could to make the in
jured persons comfo^able. Within
ten minutes Capt. Moore had Dr. T.
J. Hunter upon the scene. The in
jured persons were well cared for at
the nearby homes of Mr. Swearingen
and Mr. Mathis. Dr R. M. Fuller of
McCormick, the family physician of
of the injured ones, was telephoned
for and reached Trenton about two
o'clcok Sunday morn ng. He advised
the taking of Mrs. White and the lit
tle child to the hospital in Augusta
and sent Mr. Strom home in an au
tomobile. Dr. Fuller expressed the
opinion that none were very serious- 1
ly hurt but that they could be better (
cared for at the hospital. *
It was a very narrow escape from
death, seeming an act of special"
providence that they were saved.
While the accident is greatly deplor
ed, no one can be censured for it.
Meeting in Court House.
Monday a meeting of farmers and j
other business men was held in the I
Court House to consider the advisa- !
bility of effecting a permanent or- i
ganization as a branch of the Cotton j
Growers' Association. After a full ;
discussion, which was participated in i
by S. A. Brunson, J. R. Blocker, J.
Wm. Thurmond, S. McG. Simkins,
P. B. Mayson, J. M. Wright, J. H.
Cantelou, S. T. Williams and J. L. i
Mims, it was unanimously agreed j
that Edgefield should organize and j
have a part in this great movement :
to better the condition of cotton ?
growers of the South. The following \
officers were elected: W. A. Strom, '
president; S. A. Brunson, vice-pres- '
ident; J. L. Mims secretary; Walter i
H. Smith, treasurer, and J. H. Can- !
lou, attorney. Mr A. B. Carwile, the
county demonstration agent, was
chosen (general solicitor for the
county, it being his duty to confer \
with the school district committees
and see that a complete canvass of
the county is made.
It is very earnestly desired that
every farmer, merchant, banker,
lawyer, doctor and persons of other
lines of work enroll as members of
the organization. It is not confined
to farmers, but men of every class
are working together for the com
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
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Notice of Forfeiture.
One bay horse; one top buggy and
me set harness, same being identical
seized of John Henry Butler, in the
;own of Edgefield, Edgefield county,
iistrict of South Carolina, on the
5th September, 1919, while trans
porting spirituous liquor, upon
A'hich the tax had not been paid, in
violation of section 3296 RS.
Notice is hereby given that any|
person having claim on the above
property must give bond for cost to
;he collector of Internal Revenue j
>n or before, the 22nd day of Oe-1
;ober, 1919, or said property will b<
ieclared forfeited to the United!
T. J. M. SCOTT,
Sept, 22, 1919.
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garments are stylish
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made by the largest
Big Shipment (
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price the goods e
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SJITS AND COATS
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Handsome profits made in either full
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123 Broad Street
is the owner of and is carrying on the
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