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J. L. MIMS,_...Editor.
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Wednesday, October 15.
Unless there is some relief from
the sugar shortage, this will be a
Christmas without sweets.
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The great wonder is ' that Presi
dent Wilson did not break down
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Edgefield county needs some vol
unteer teachers. Who will be among
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Two pounds to the dollar would be
a mighty fine price for cotton, and
we may yet realize it.
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Less than six pounds of cotton
will pay for The Advertiser a year.
Make the investment for your home,
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So many posses are formed in
Georgia that we don't see how men
find much time for anything else.
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It costs no more to feed blooded
livestock than to feed scrubs. Im
prove your herd and your profits
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In order to keep abreast of the
times, a show should have a clown
ess, giving women equal opportunity
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Do you know why so many people
went to the circus in Augusta? Be
cause the circus did noa come to
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Lei's ask Congress to make an in
vestigation in order to determine
what has caused the sharp advance
in cotton, so we'll know how to keep
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With all due respect to the vice
president, if President Wilson should
become incapacitated, a much small
er chair would have to be placed at
the head of the Cabinet table
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We are glad cotton is nearing the
thirty-five cents mark. Glad for the
fellow who hasn't sold and glad for
the fellow who paid thirty-five a year
ago and still has the cotton.
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Just as bai'bed wire was found ef
fective in thc late war, so will it
prove effective in the fight against
the boll weevil. Reduce the cotton
acreage and increase the pasture
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The devils that tore Europe asun
der seem to have found their way to
America. The whole country seems
to be bottom side up. Bolshevism
abounds in America but it is a more
decent form than that of Russia.
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It is very difficult to adjust things
properly. Now that we have a com
pulsory school attendance law in op
eration, sufficient teachers can not
be engaged to open all of the schools
in the county.
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If a fellow wants to have a suc
cessful get-away after committing
crime, he should hail from Green
ville. Vaughn was guilty of the foul
est of crimes and yet he is at large;
the negro, Turner, shot two officers
dead and goes on his way defying ar
Miss Florence Mims Writes
If a man's house is to any extent
an expression of himself, the man
who built Arlington, George Wash
ington Park Custis, must have been
a man of unusual vision since he
built like the Chambered Nautilus,
not for time, but eternity.
There are wide stretches of lawn
in front and around it like a massive
frame of an old and elegant por
Far in the .distance from the
front porch, Washington couid be
seen, a view to which distance lends
enchantment, not because it is dis
tance, but rather because great and
beautiful things are understood bet
ter at a bird's-eye view since nearer
the seem sometimes to stab us with
their grand enormity.
It is an interesting fact that the
buildings around a state or national
capitol are not always the most in
teresting, but rather those old and
. historic ones with which the city be
gan, those spots which are the
shrines of hero worshippers.
The grounds of Arlington, the
home of Robert E. Lee, are filled
with the graves of known and un
known dead killed in the War be
tween the States. These fields, like
Flanders' fields, tell the silent story
of war and , are a gigantic proof of
the democracy of death. Soon graves
of the boys who were killed in the
World War will be dug there and Ar
lington will no longer belong to sec
tions or countries but in a sense,
will belong to the whole world.
It is wonderful to think how the
, memory of a great man can so linger
about a place that thousands go to
see the place where he, Robert E.
Lee, lived, the man with the kind
face and the gentle life. Like George
Washington, he was first in war and
first in peace-and first in the hearts
of his beloved Southland.
Miss Grace Brumbaugh in
Edgefield county is peculiarly for
tunate in having secured through the
State Board of Health and Mrs.
Dodd of the Bureau of Child Hy
giene, Miss Grace Brumbaugh of
Maryland who is in our county in
the interest of public health, especial
ly as related to children.
On Wednesday of last week Mrs.
Dodd and Miss Brumbaugh held a
meeting in the ofi.ee of Drs. Tomp
kins and Marsh. The next day they
visited the Edgefield school and be
gan a medical inspection. Up to this
time several grades have been in
spected and the work will go on till
every school in our county has had
this privilege. The children in Edge
field have been highly pleased and
came home with their little green
tags giving them an admonition from
Uncle Sam to do as much better for
their health as they could after they
had been told just how,much they
much weigh, what food they should
eat and many othev things which add
ed such a weight of testimony to
what their mothers had told them al
ready, that it makes it easier to
stimulate the child's health ambition
in the home.
If any defects were found, person
al notes were given the mothers ad
vising them to see their family phy
Miss Brumbaugh has also visited
Long Branch school and made a dem
onstration, and will return there for
a thorough inspection as early as
At a county meeting of the school
board, Miss Brumbaugh was present,
explaining her work, and a trustee
i from Long Branch spoke very highly
of what she had already done there.
Miss Brumbaugh visited Antioch
community on Tuesday afternoon
and is at Meeting Street this after
>Miss Brumbaugh is a Red Cross
Nurse, having spent some time in
France during the war nursing sol
diers and the refugee children of
She is making her home with the
Misses Abney and will be glad to '
hear from schools in reference to her
visits in the various communities of
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs. L. J. Crim has
made application unto this Court for
Final Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of W. H. Crim, deceas
ed, on this the 6th day of October,
These Are Therefore to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 10th
day of November, 1919, at 9 o'clock
a. m., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
October 6th, 1919.
FOR SALE: One one-horse Thom
as Grain Drill, practically new, $15.
F. F. RAINSFORD.
Our up-to-date soda fountain is
increasing in popularity All of the
popular drinks served. Come in when
you are hot.
QUARLES VARIETY STORE.
Many useful articles for the kitch
en and household can be found on
display at our store. They are too
numerous to mention. Come in and
QUARLES VARIETY STORE.
"UNCLE IV" WRITES.
(Continued from page One)
Second, in October 1915, we mov
ed to McDuffie county and for two
years put up with sixth grade men
trying to teach eighth and ninth
grade pupils. Again I took the matter
of schools up and succeeded in hav
ing the trustees hire a principal that
could teach any grade up to the
thirteenth. Why were such teachers
allowed to teach? Because neither of
the board of trustees could have
taught the third grade. Where igno
rance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise,
and I have found out during my life
that it is very hard to convince any
one that they are really ignorant,
well, you simply can't do. it.
Third, in December,' 1917, we
moved to where we now are, but the
influenza put a stop to the school in
this section last winter. We had only
three weeks, but our school opened
last Monday with two teachers and
about thirty pupils. Did I have any
thing to do with getting two teachers
and a promise of a seven months'
term? I have others to answer that
How about the weather! Well, we
men folks and boys are still going
in our shirt sleeves and summer
pants (with a good many patches).
'Tis more like June weather than
October. Have had no rain, except
light showers in seven weeks. The
wet weather in June and July injur
ed the crops a great deal and what
was not drowned in the gardens,, the
Harlequin bug ate it.
Three bales of cotton to the plow
is about the best I hear of in this sec
tion and corn nothing like a full ;
crop. No grain sown yet and won't
be till it rains, ground too dry. Some j
few have sown turnips but the few :
that came up the sun killed.
I certainly enjoyed reading Red
Oak Grove this week. Hurrah! I,
know what kind of folks make up 1
Grove neighborhood for I was among ?
them, first and last, twenty-three1
years and they just don't know how !
to do things by halves.
Love to everybody in Edgefield. i
Pleasant Lane News.
Mr. Gus Byrd spent the last week-1
end here with relatives.
A number of people enjoyed being
in the hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. G. M. Timmerman at an o'pos
sum dinner recently.
Miss Edna Timmerman is spend
ing this week with Miss Nellie Byrd.
At a meeting held recently, the pa- !
trons of Pine Grove scool elected !
Miss Sallie Smith of Red Hill as
teacher for the coming term of
school which begins about Novem
ber 1st. Miss Smith will board with
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams.
Miss Lula Ouzts has charge of the
Pleasant Lane school and is with Mi*,
and Mrs. F. P. Walker. i
Petit Jury, Second Week.
W. E. B. Tompkins, Pickens.
C. M. Thomas, Edgefield.
B. L. Reames, Johnston.
J. N. Lybrand, Johnston.
George Thompson, Ward.
G. W. Holmes, Pickens.
E. E. Walker, Trenton.
James Clark, Ward.
A. A. Edmunds, Edgefield.
W. A. Rawl, Pickens.
L. M. Johnson, Pickens.
W. C. Williams, Blocker.
Ed Harrison, Trenton.
Arthur Harling, Blocker.
J. P. Adams, Elmwood.
J. E. Reynolds, Talbert.
A. M. Clark, Johnston.
L. R. Hamir.cr.J, Collier.
G. B. Reynolds, Johnston.
W. M. Agner, Colliers.
R. W. Glover, Meriwether.
O. L B.lack, Trenton
J. C. Harris, Colliers.
J. B. Holmes, Collins.
H. H. Smith, Collins.
C. A. Nicholson, Elmwood.
J. J. Griffis, Moss.
L. D. Swearingen, Trenton.
J. J. Mayson, Talbert.
T. C Mathis, Collier.
J. W. Parkman, Blocker.
J. A. Claxton, Ward.
G. T. Burton, Blocker.
L. J. Rutland, Ward.
W. C. Hammond^ Collier.
L. S. Reese, Meriwether.
Lumber for Sale
My saw mill is located on the Five
Notch road, near Cedar Grove church,
and I have lumber to sell from the yard
or can cut it any dimensions when bill
is furnished. Better buy while you can
H. H. Sanders
This is National
See our window display of Shirt Waists in Voiles
and Silks in the Wirthmor Line, which is the best line
on the market for the money.
For these cool mornings see our line of Sweaters,
Wool Dresses, Coat Suits and Cloaks. Can also show
you a pretty line of Bedroom Slippers in felt and leath
er soles to keep your feet off the cold floors.
Don't forget that we can show you the latest style in
Shoes for ladies and men and a new School Shoe for
the children at a price that is about the same that they
were last year compared with the recent rise of leath
er. Heavy and light weight Hosiery also.
WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE.
The Corner Store
PEOPLE FLOCK TC) THE
Many who come to our tfore and see the large variety
of merchandise we carry ft popular prices say it is just
what Edgefield has needed for a long time We highly
appreciate the nice things that have been said about us
and they will act as an incense for us to strive harder
to merit the good will and friendship of all.
We are constantly adding 0 0Ur already large stock
and our new fixtures will son arrive, enabling us to
show the people what we hae. They can see what
they want without having to ak for it.
We invite the people to inspec our line of staple dry
goods and shoes that were bougt before the rise In
fact we have practically everytlig that is needed by
the family or in the household.
Come in to see us. It will I a pleasure
to serve you
Quarles' Variet; Store