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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, October 1.
President Wilson is at home to his
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Swat the distiller. If you don't, he
may swat your boy.
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Jack Frost must be on his way
just down the road a-piece.
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Wonder when the weather man
will return from his vacation and
give us a shower?
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When an automobile comes whiz
zing by, followed by a gust of wind,
considerable real estate changes
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The Dixie Highway is gradually
coming this way, the contractors
having begun regular work.
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Wouldn't it be awful on the .wo-1
men folk if the milliners should
strike just as summer hats are about
to be discarded?
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There should be no letting up in
the new hotel enthusiasm. It should
not be long before the walls are go
ing "up on the corner
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High prices can not be hammered I
down by legislation. The only way is
for people to produce more and con
sume less. j
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It is not "stretching the blanket"
to say the dust is a foot deep, even if,
sit requires a number twelve shoe to,
requires a number twelve shoe to
cover that foot.
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That Edgefield has a market sat
isfactory to farmers this season is
evidenced by the large quantity of
cotton that is sold here every day.
Bring your cotton to Edgefield
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It seems that Germans are still
lacking in veracity, a German high
np being credited with this utterance '
recently: "Germany was forced in
the world war prematurely." i
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It can safely be said that v/hen the
governor of South Carolina and the
governor of North Carolina met in i
Greenville Monday at the re-union,
old-time courtesies were not ex- '
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Hereafter when one speaks of a
veterans' re-union he will h?ve to
specify whether he refers to veterans
of the War between the Sections, the
Spanish-American War or the World
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With cotton ranging around three
pounds to the dollar its a mighty '
good time to get out of debt. See
that all honest obligations are paid
.before spending a dollar needlessly. )
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General Pershing has recently
stated that "Wellesley is a paradise
for girls." We were under the im
pression that it would be a paradise
for boys well advanced in their teens. '
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The farmer who has considerable
land under wire fence is not losing
. any sleep over the boll weevil. More
-acres devoted to livestock and fewer
. acres devoted to cotton is what Edge
..field county needs at this time.
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Weary and worn, President Wil
son has returned to his post of duty
in the White House, and we rather
sus;:>ect he decided that his pro-1
League utterances to those Western j
Republicans were like casting pearls
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It is probable that Santa Claus
will be dispensing "made in Ger
many" toys again after a lapse of
five years. One day last week the
first ship from Germany arrived at
New York with toys as a large part
of its cargo.
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Factories are increasing the price
of their output in order to meet the
increasing demand of organized la
bor and labor is making new de
mands in- order to meet these in
creased prices,, and* the consumers at
large stand aghast, wondering when
the end of it all will come.
Deposit Your Money in Bank
There is no excuse for carrying
money on your person to lose, or
leaving it in your home to burn, pos
sibly. Edgefield county has six pros
perous banks and will soon have an
other one. Surely that will be enough
to supply banking facilities for every
man, woman and child in the county.
Deposit your money in a bank and
relieve yourself of the risk. The
banks are willing to ta ke the risk.
That is their business. Have a bank
account and learn to pay bills by giv
ing checks. That is the most conve
nient and most satisfactory way.
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Should Devoutly Give Thanks.
However short crops seem to be in
Edgefield county, and they are far
short ol' an average yield, yet the
cotton crop is so much better than in
most sections of the cotton-belt that
we should give thanks rather than be
?moan our fate. The writer was -told
by a leading cotton factor in Augus
ta several days ago that he had been
down ir. southwest Georgia and that
in many places ginneries have closed
down for the season. Think of cotton
gins having nothing to do in Septem
ber! The people of Edgefield county,
notwithstanding the short crops, are
blessed beyond measure and should
give thanks to the Great Giver of ail
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Political Parties at Sea.
Chaos reigns in national politics
It appears that both parties, while
not admitted, are skeptical of vic
tory at the polls next year. A state
of confusion exists in the ranks,
Democratic and Republican, and it
is probable that organized labor will
put still another party in the field
Thus far there is no towering per
sonality in either party available for
leadership, we mean successful lead
ership. The following utterance cred
ited to a member of the Democratic
national committee accurately de
picts the situation:
"Democracy is in a devil of a fix
just now: if we renominate Wilson
it will mean disaster at the polls and
if wo don't we face chaos in the con
vention. There's one consolation,
however. The Republicans are worse
off than we are."
Well, if we are to have a Repub
lican president, let us all pray that
Mr. Taft will be the man We have a
strong suspicion however, that he is
too staunch a friend of the South to
meet with general favor among the
rank and file of the Republican par
The Social Value of the Col
I should be guilty of plagiarism
did I not remind you that the head
ing of my remarks is that used by
William James. Perhaps you have
not read what he has to say on the
subjest and will not compare him
In the article which he called
"The Social Value of the College
Bred," he says that "the best claim
that a college education can possibly
make on your respect, the best thing
it can aspire to accomplish for you,
is this; that it should help you to
know a good man when you see
Perhaps you may not agree with
him. At least, learning makes differ
ent impressions on different men.
"Education," someone else says, "is
a standing ground from which all
truths may be seen more truly and
With the help of the dictionary I
have changed the statement to this
the social desirability of the college
developed. We ask ourselves invol
untarily "are we more desirable to
our communities after we have had a
college education?" If we are not,
we might dispense with some of our
useless training. It is the "spirit of
learning" that we want to catch and
not alone the ancient thoughts of
Woodrow Wilson, himself the for
mer president of the great Univer
sity of Princeton, and one of our
few really literary presidents, has
made a statement that I wish could
be jrraven on the walls of our great
colleges and universities. He says,
"It is not what a man is studying
that makes him a sophomore or a
senior, it is the stage that the college
process has reached in him."
The spirit of learning, plus the
spirit of worship, plus the spirit of
service are the three virtues that
form the trinity of perfect govern
ment, democracy. Service is the
great keynote of the age. We have
personified the word almost is call
ing the army "the service." In other
words, the most desirable place for
a young man in the. last few years,
and the flag which, next to the Star
Spangled Banner, has gotten
nearest to our hearts we-have called'
the "Service Flag."
To-day the college, the American
college, should not make atmosphere
only but practical impressions on
those who choose to live within its
walls, so that those who come out
shall be aggressively of social value,
of social desirability to their State
and nation. The question is no long
er "What do you own, what is your
name?" But "what can you do with
the education given you, even for
your own community?"
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1919, to the 15th day of March,
AU taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1919, and December 31st, 1919.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1919, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1920, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent, addition
al, from the 1st of March to the 15th
of March, after which time all un
paid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1919
ire as follows:
for State purposes- 9
Tor Ordinary County- 7
For Special County - 3
Tor Antioch _ 4
Tor Bacon.School District_10
Tor Blocker_!_ 2
Tor Blocker-Limestone- 4
TOT Colliers_ 4
Tor Flat Rock_ 8
Tor Oak Grove_ 3
ror Red Hill_ 6
ror Edgefield _ 8
ror Elmwood No. 8_2
Tor Elmwood No. 9_ 2
^or Elmwood No. 30_ 2
?or Elmwood L. C._ 3
?\>r Hibler_ 3
?or Meriwether (Gregg) _* 2
?or Moss _'_ 3
?or Brunson School_ 4
?or Ropers_ 2
?or Shaw _ 4
""or Sweetwater _ 4
"'or Talbert_ 2
?or Wards _ 2
?or Wards No. 33_.4
""or Blocker R. R. (portion)-15
?or Elmwood R. R. (portion)_15
?or Johnston R. R._v 3
^or Pickens R. R._ 3.j
?or Wise R. R._ S
?or Corporation _ ll
All the male citizens between the'
ges of 21 years and 60 years, ex-'
ept those exempt by law, are liable
o a poll tax of One Dollar each. A
apital tax of 50 cents each is to be
mid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male'
itizens between the ages of 18 and-1
5 years must pay $2.00 commuta-;f
ion tax. No communtation is includ
d in the property tax. So ask for
oad tax receipt when you desire to
ay road tax.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
The board of county commission
rs will receive bids for the erection
f a steel bridge across Stevens
Irek on the Ninety Six road near
leeting Street. The bridge is 120
eet in length, being three spans of
orty feet each. The right is reserved
o reject any and all bids.
R. N. BROADWATER,
All subscriber s tc the capital
tock of the newly organized Peo-j
les Bank of Edgefield, S. C. are
lereby notified, by order of the
toard of Directors thereof, to pay
o me on, or before, October 10,
.ext, twenty percent of amount suh~]
J. H. CANTELOU,
I desire to notify the public Chati
have opened a first-class barber
hop over the Mitchell drug store,
liller's old stand, and solicit the pa
ronage of the people. I will have a
lolite and courteous barber always
Walter. L. Holston.
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Court*.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
You'll see no hint of scarcity of goods for fall if
you come to this store, but the shortage of supplies
is very real, and will be fully realized when we try
to get more supplies, as other stores all over the
country will be doing the same thing. There has
never been a time in the history of this store when
we felt so much justification for urging our 'custom
ers to buy early. To-day assortments are plentiful"
in just the goods that everybody wants, and the
prices are lowest possible, and every marked indica
tion would suggest that they are much lower than
they are likely to be later on, even if the goods are
obtainable at all in many lines.
The same is true of hosiery, shoes, silk waists in
georgett and crepe de chines and voiles, silks, satins,
wool serges in navy and black; also, plaids (just the
thing for making that skirt), ribbons, heavy under
wear, coat suits, cloaks, dresses and hats. N
Call and see our line of sweaters for these chilly
mornings, and get a knit cap to match it for use
later on when it gets cold and windy.
Don't forget that we will be glad to get for you
anything that you may need if we haven't same in
The Corner Store
Ford Service Only.
Since our allotment of cars has
been doubled and owing to the in
creased demand upon our time for
Ford service, we will be compelled
to discontinue all work on all other
cars except Ford cars and trucks.
This will take effect the first of Oc
tober. This new policy is also in line
with the requirements of the Ford
management. We feel confident that
the public will understand our posi
YONCE & MOONEY,
Successors to Yonce Motor Co.
For Immediate Acceptance
we are offering a new 15x5 South Bend Lathe for $400.00 f. o. b. Co
lumbia. Present price on this lathe is $438.00 f. o. b. factory, South
Bend, Ind. So we can save you some $40.00 to $50.00. Can inspect
same at our store.
Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais St., Columbia, S. C.
An Invitation to Ladies
We invite the ladies to visit our store and see our new arrivals in our
ready-to-wear department. We have made large purchases in tailored
suits for ladies, Cloaks and Sweaters. All of the popular colors in the
Every department of our store is full to the brim with stylish new fall
goods. Come in to see us before making your fall purchases.
Our Shoe Department is Especially Strong
having bought a big stock from the leading manufacturers in the country.
We bought our shoes early and can make you a close price.
IT WILL BE A PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU