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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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Wednesday, October 22.
Let's all try to keep sweet, even
if there is a stortage of sugar.
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Think of it, not an October bride
for Edgefield! What has become of
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It might have been worse-sugar
might have given out in the height of
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Take a day off and go to that fair
in Columbia next week. "All work
and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
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While cotton is bringing around
$200 per bale it is a mighty good
time to get out of debt. Try it and
see how it feels.
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Two hundred dollars for a bale of
cotton makes a fellow feel mighty
good, and the Edgefield buyers are
making some farmers feel good these
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If in years gone by Texans shot
to death a horse thief, what should
be done, in these days of high cost
ol living, with the Columbia thief
who stole two boiled hams?
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As people's pockets, except news
paper people, are bulging withmon
ey, nobody will object to the
small increase in admission to the
State Fair next week from 50 to 60
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The American Legion Growing.
There is no finer body of men any
where than the American Legion
which is composed of young white
soldiers who served their country du
ring the World War. Already 4,898
.Posts have been organized ov?r the
country with a total membership of
650,000 men. We are delighted that
Edgefield has a Post and every white
soldier and sailor in the county
should become a member. It is a dis
tinct honor to be eligible to member
Judges Dcing Their Best.
The distilleries that have sprung
up all over the country have proved
to be a great nuisance but it will not
be long before the prohibition law
will be respected and obeyed to a
greater extent. The people at large
stand for the enforcement of the law,
which means that it will ultimately
be enforced. Then, too, presiding
judges, both in State and Federal
courts, have taken a firm stand and
are resolved to stamp out this evil.
The Federal judge of this district
has declared that he will place heavy
fines, imprisonment with an alterna
tive of fine, upon all persons convic
ted in his court, and the judges of
State courts are likewise imposing
more severe sentences. In Pickens
recently Judge J. E. Purifoy gave
jail sentences, ranging from two
years downward, upon forty-five per
sons convicted of violating the pro
hibition law. Such a record in Pick
ing will have a deterent effect upon
Xh'e entire Piedmont section.
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Compulsory School Attendance.
As piactically all of the schools
in the county have begun the session
of 1919-20, teachers, trustees and pa
trons should co-operate with the at
tendance officer in enforcing the
compulsory attendance law. It is the
duty of the teacher to keep a record
of all absentees and make prompt
reports to the attendance officer who
makes an investigation if he has
reason to believe that the law is be
ing disregarded or violated. The at
tendance officer is charged with the
enforcement of the law and not the
county superintendent of education,
but the law makes it compulsory up
on teachers that prompt reports are
made by them to the attendance of
ficer. However, if the law is to ac
complish all that it should, r,he trus
tees and patrons should give the
teachers and the attendance officer
their fullest co-operation.
The period fixed for the operation
of the law in this county according
to a notice published in this issue by
tlie county superintendent of educa
tion is from November 1 to March 1.
Let us see to it that every white
child 'between the ages of eight and
fourteen in the county attends school
regularly during that period.
Miss Florence Mims Writes
Last summer before I returned to
Boston, I dreamed that I was here
and had forgotten for several weeks
to write a letter to you. I was very
worried, as I remember and began
immediately to write a letter on find
ing my mistake. I would never forget
in real life. You see that was only .
How I would enjoy hearing the
Baptist church bell. I would rather
hear it than all the best bells that
Boston can boast of.
'Tve heard bells chiming
Full many a clime in,
Tolling sublime in
While at a glib rate
Brass tongues would vibrate;
But all their music
Spoke naught like thine."
I have seen two Shakespearian
plays lately, Hamlet, and Romeo and
Juliet. Shakespeare, if done poorly
is still enjoyable for the matchless
.beauty of the lines, and if well done,
it is the acme of delight to those who
love excellence. I try to learn from
the great actors and interpret the
Shakespeare ? am studying better
for having heard them, but always I
think of how few real voices there
are in the world, and how many
echoes; how few creations and how
many imitations. A play is like an
orchestra, the stage director and all
the actors contributing their bit to
the harmony of the whole even as
the flute and the drum complete the
symphony. The players act the
thought of the written word through
the spoken word, and the musicians
interpret Beethoven through harp
and violin. A great artist once said
that if he entered the Symphony
Hall in Boston with some problem
disturbing him as to the way he
should solve a certain difficulty, that
he came out of the hall ?with all of
his disturbance removed, because in
the great harmony of the music he
was so inspired that all things seem
ed righted. In this time of stress
over the world no artist should love
art for its own sake, but for the sake
of people whom he may cheer, in
spire and uplift, for after all the
highest art is that of living.
142 Hemenway Street,
Mrs. M. A. Browere Wedded
to Mr. P. B. Day.
A wedding of unusual interest to
the large circle of friends of the
bride and groom occurred last even
ing at 8:30 o'clock at the Methodist
parsonage, when Rev. L. D. Lowe
pronounced the words which joined
Mrs. M. A. Browere and Mr. P. B.
Day in holy wedlock.
The bride has been a resident of
Lakeland for the past eight years
and possesses many friends who wish
for her much joy and happiness in
her new relation. She owns valuable
property holdings here, among the
same being the Marion Apartment
House at 300 East Oak Street, where
the happy couple will make their
The groom hails from Trenton, S.
C., having visited Lakeland for sev
eral winters past, and it was on the
occasion of his visit here last winter
that he met the lady of his choice,
their courtship culminating in their
happy marriage iast evening. Mr.
Day owns considerable pi'operty here
as well as in South Carolina, but will
make Lakeland his permanent home
in the future, we are glad to state.
The Evening Telegram.
I (Jesire to notify the public that
I have opened a first-class barber
shop over the Mitchell drug store,
Miller's old stand, and solicit the pa
tronage of the people. I will have a
polite and courteous barber always
Walter. L. Holston.
See our large assortment of crock
ery and glassware. You can find just
what you want.
QUARLES VARIETY STORE.
/ BARGAINS IN SHOES.
I have on ^and a large stock of
shoes that I bought at the old price,
rbefore the recent advance, and I
,-can save money for those who buy
[their shoes at my store. Call an let
'?me prove what I say.
J. H. Reel.
Card of Thanks.
In behalf of the Southern Rail
road Company I desire to express
sincere thanks to all those who had
a part in checking and extinguishing
the fire which occurred on the cotton
platform Friday morning. I desire
to extend special thanks to Mr. T.
A. Hightower and the members of
his fire company for the very valua
ble services which they rendered.
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Petit Jury, Third Week.
J. E. Mims, Pickens.
W. J. Duncan, Edgefield.
C. A. Brunson, Collier.
E. A. Woodward, Ward.
C. C. Ergle, Johnston.
S. A. Holstein, Pickens.
L. S. Kernaghan, Edgefield.
B. J. Derrick, Ward.
G. S. Coleman, Talbert.
Eulie Dorn, Collins.
W. C. Jackson, Edgefield.
J. H. Mathis, Collier.
J. S. Cothran, Moss
W. B. Berry, Pickens.
0. A. Kinnaird, Pickens.
J. M. Mathis, Collins.
R. H. Nicholson, Moss.
H. G. Eidson, Johnston.
Sherod Holmes, Colliers.
B. J. Harrison, Trenton.
J. D Mathis, Sr., Trenton.
C. M. Clark, Ward.
G. T. Rearden, Moss.
L. Y. Bryan, Edgefield.
H. H. Herlong, Pickens.
Mike Hair, Ward.
Wyatt Hall, Johnston
G. G. Morgan, Moss.
A. A. Wells, Edgefield.
Rufus Mayson, Blocker.
W. P. Bryan, Wise.
H. S. Gardner, Meriwether.
W. L. Franklin, Ward.
L. G. Mitchell, Pickens.
R. T. West, Talbert.
B. L. Mims, Edgefield.
Buy Fine Hogs.
Trenton, Oct. 17.-A. Sidney Mil
ler and J. A. Clark have returned
from an auction sale in Louisville,
Ga., of 85 head of registered hogs.
The 85 head netted $18,000, the
largest amount bid on any one hog
being $750. A. S. Miller purchased
one breed hog at $600 and two pigs
at $100 each. J. A. Clark bought two
brood hogs, one at $400 and the
other at $375, and two pigs at $100
The hogs arrived yesterday and
were of great interest to those think
ing of other methods of living than
by cotton. Mr. Miller and Mr. Clark
will become breeders of fine hogs.
IN A BAD WAY
Many an Edgefield Reader
Will Feel Grateful for
If your back gives out;
Becomes lame, weak or r hing;
If urinary troubles set in,
Perhaps your kidneys are "in a
Doan's Kidney Pills are for weak
Local evidence proves their merit.
Mrs. E. P. Jackson, Edgefield,
the following statement April 12,
1911: "Several years ago I used
Doan's Kidney Pills when I was suf
fering with a weak and lame back.
My sides and hips were sore and I
could'nt sleep well on that account.
Doan' Kidney Pills rid me of that at
tack of kidney trouble and I am glad
to endorse them."
On February 7, 1918, Mrs Jackson
said: "Doan's Kidney Pills have prov
ed themselves splendid when I have
used them in the past. I gladly con
firm all I ha. 3 said in my former
Price 60 cents at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan'sKidney Pills-the sam^ that
Mrs. Jackson had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
FOR SALE: Pair of mules, two
horse wagon, buggy, mower and
rake; corn, fodder, hay and plow
CHARLIE B. LANIER,
Modoc, S. C.
FOR SALE: Registered Big Bone
Poland China pigs, ready for deliv
ery. Sire weighed 600 pounds at 18
Trenton, S. C.
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
has taught people how to judge values, and no tricks
of the trade, as some merchants practice, are needed
in these days to sell goods. The secret of success is
to have what the customer wants at the right time,
and not to force upon them something that they
It has always been the policy of this store to please
its customers in every transaction, and your money
is refunded and credit given cheerfully on any sale
that is not satisfactory.
Then you can trade with us knowing that at all
times you are getting a square deal, and at the same
time you are trading with a store that always tries
to treat its customers right.
Many who come to our store and seethe large variety
of merchandise we carry at 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 incentive for us to strive harder
to merit the good will and friendship of all.
We are constantly adding to our already large stock,
and our new fixtures will soon arrive, enabling us to
show the people what we have. They can see what
they want without having to ask for it.
We invite the people to inspect our line of staple dry
goods and shoes that were bought before the rise, ' In
fact we have practically everything that is needed by
the family or in the household.
Come in to see us. It will be a pleasure
to serve you
The Corner Store
PEOPLE FLOCK TO THE
Quarles' Variety Store