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J. L. MIMS,...Editor.
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Wednesday, November 5.
Not Easily Satisfied.
When the poet said, "Man wants
but little here below, etc.," he did not
refer to the average wage earner of
today. Many of them seem to want
the whole world. It is a notable fact
that, with but few exceptions, strik
ers are among the best paid people.
The steel workers who are on strike
were paid from $12 to $21 per day
and brick-layers are striking in some
cities because they are paid only $8
per day instead of $10. It is the aver
age salaried man upon whom the in
creased cost of living falls heaviest.
Teachers and ministers have doubt
less suffered more than others. Cer
tainly the wage earner along practi
cally every line is having his day.
* * * *
Season for Deep Plowing.
Experience has taught that durnig
the fall, before the soil is saturated
by the winter's rai^s, is the best time
to plow land deep. It not only deep
ens the soil and provides a reservoir
for storing moisture, for the crop the
following summer but it turns seeds
of noxious weeds and grass, together
with insects and pests, too deep for
them to do further damage.
Fall plowing serves another good
purpose in that it is the first step
toward early and thorough spring
preparation of the seed bed. Land
plowed deep in November will re-1
main, as a rule, in condition that will
make possible earlier preparation in
the spring. Put the large plows to
work on the farm. It will help you
to get ahead of the boll weevil.
? * ? *
The Family Orchard.
How few homes are supplied in
abundance with fresh fruit from the
family orchard! This should not be
true. As fruit can be grown so easi
ly in this climate there is no good
reason why every home should be
without wholesome fruit during prac
tically all of the summer months. By
having a succession of trees, one can
have fresh fruit from the trees from
early till late summer.
Now is the time to make a begin
ning if you have not already done
so. Make a careful selection of trees
from some reliable nursery and
transplant them in the fall. This sea
son'is better than early spring plant
ing. Fruit in season will not only be
afactor in reducing the cost of living
but it will supply our tables with 1
that which nature provided. Fruit 1
should have a place in our menu just
as vegetables, meats or starch food.
There is more than a grain of truth :
in the old saying, "An apple a day
will keep the doctor away." Prepare
to grow the apple at home instead of
having to buy it.
* * * *
Add to Comforts of Home.
While every purse is better sup
plied with money than ever before it
is a mighty good time to look about
the'"home and see wherein it can be
.made more attractive or more com
fortable. Possibly it needs repairing,
.remodeling or enlarging. Every home
should be made as comfortable ard
attracitve as possible, so as to make
children satisfied, if for no other rea
son. Children are usually satisfied to
stay in a well appointed, comfortable
and attractively environed home, and 1
children are always safer at home un
der the parental eye than when they
go out to other homes in quest of
pleasure and companionship. The fol
1 owing from the Farm and Rancb
concerning the improving of homes
is well said :
"A better home on the farm should
be the aim of those who were re
strained from making needed im
provements during the war. It is true
prices of labor and materials are
.now very high. Many may hesitate
to build or remodel homes or provide
conveniences because of the cost. But
it is also true that a home and a farm
are worth more now than ever be
fore. It would seem that one could
afford to incur considerable expense
to provide a comfortable home on
Many farmers make the mistake
of deferring improvements on their
farms till too late for themselves and
their children to get the best advan
tages. Children should have comforts
and pleasures before they determine
their future occupations and before
?their characters are formed. The pa
! rents themselves should have conve
niences in their homes before over
work destroys their health and' im
pairs their capacity to enjoy life on
the farm. Our incomes should serve
us, not we our incomes. Conveni
ences and comforts are not to be
compared to their cost."
* * * *
Increased Shipping Facilities.
One lesson America learned from
the war was the need of a larger
number of merchant vessels flying
the American flag. In 1914 there
were on 15 ships that unfurled the
Stars and Stripes at their masthead, I
while now one-fourth of the world's
shipping is carried on under the
American flag. Far-seeing men be
fore the war urged a change of poli-1
cy to that of having dur goods trans
ported in American bottoms, instead
of in ships owned a.id controlled by
It would be a mighty poor policy
for a grocer to call upon or, worse
still, be dependent upon a competitor
across the street to deliver goods to
his customers. That is what the Unit
ed States did before the war. Practi
cally all of our exports were deliver
ed in foreign markets by ships flying
the flag of England, Germany or1
some other country. Now American
made goods are being sent across the '
seas under the American flag, and 1
The Advertiser predicts that before j
many years come and go, instead of 1
occupying fourth place, America will1
press England for the first place.
Death of Mr. W. R. Parks.
Parksville, Oct. 30.-W. R. Parks,
a prominent citizen of Parksville, j
died yesterday morning at 1:30
o'clock at his home here, following j
an illness of ten days. At his bedside j
at the time of his death were his wife '
and nine children.
In 1871 Mr. Parks was mai-ried to
Miss Frances Stone of Parksville. To
this union were born ll children.
Two died and the following survive
him: R. J. Parks of Augusta, Ga., W.
P. Parks of Parksville, W. H. Parks
of Plum Branch, J. G. Parks of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., C. A. Parks of Mt.
Carmel, B. F. Parks of Parksville,
Mrs. Malona Boyd of Charlotta, N.
C., Mrs. M. P. Langford of Parks
ville and Mrs. Leila Price of Umatilla
Mr. Parks was a successful busi- j
ness man. He started life here with ?
nothing, but by his great energy and
business. ability he reared and edu
cated a large family, and left to them
a considerable estate. He was a splen j
did citizen and will be greatly missed J
in many ways.
He was a member of the South
Carolina legislature in 1S91 and was !
always loyal to all the farmers' or-1
ganizations. He was a consistent
member of the Parksville Baptist
church and it has sustained a great !
loss in his death. He was one of the j
oldest Masons and Woodmen of the j
orders in this place. The entire com
munity felt very keenly Mr. Parks' j
death, but most of all will he be miss- ?
ed by his family and loved ones.
Mr. W. R. Parks had a host of!
friends all over Edgefield county who
were saddened by his death. Before
McCormick county was formed he
was recognized as one of the fore
most personalities of Western Edge
field county and had been for years
a leading factor in the development
of that sect: on.
_U. D. C. Meeting._
The following historical program
will be observed at the U. D. C..
meeting' to be held with Mrs. James
Byrd on next Tuesday, November
11th 4:30 P. M:
Song-America by chapter.
Southern Poets-Timrod by Dr.
Presentation of flag to the Mt.
Willing Guards by Miss Lizzie Do
zier-Reading from the files of The
Advertiser-Mrs. Herbert Smith.
Poem-Tribute to the South
Miss Gladys Rives.
STOCK FOR SALE.
We have just received a can
load of Kentucky mares and [
mules, the right kind of stock
at the right prices. Our Motto :
"Fair dealing, quick sales and
We solicit your patronage
and guarantee satisfaction.
QUARLES & BODDIE,
Cleora, S. C.
At the Will Vance Place. ,
FOR SALE; A Ford touring car in
good condition-practically new, in
H. H. SMITH, JR.
An Appeal for the Red Cross.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
The American Red Cross Society
is now conducting its third annual
Red Cross Roll Call The campaign
for funds began on November 2nd
and will end November 11th; during
that time the Red Cross expects to
raise a $15,000,000 fund with which
to complete its war work. It expects
to raise this fund by securing addi
tional members. There are already
about 20,000,000 members of this
society in the United States and it is
hoped that these members will renew
their membership for 1920 by paying
the membership fee of $1.00. All
present memberships expire Decem
ber 31st, 1919.
I have accepted the chairmanship
for Edgefield county and with the as
sistance of the various auxiliary chap
ters throughout the county, will
make an effort to do Edgefield's
share in carrying on this great work.
It is needless for me to call the at
tention of the people to the work of
this great organization; they are fa- ?
miliar with what it has done in the
past, during the war just ended and
in peace times. The Red Cross stands
ready at all times to aid during epi
demics such as we had last year when
influenza swept through our country,
floods and other catastrophes.
It is true that our good people
have done their duty in cohtributing
to relief organizations, but there are
few of us who are un.ible to give
S 1.00 a year towards carrying on the
great work that the Red Cross is en
gaged in. The smoking of a limited
number of cigars; the drinking of
fewer soft drinks for a few days,
will provide the necessary dollar. It
is hoped that no one will refuse to
become a member or to renew their
membership when approached by the
Red Cross workers.
In addition to taking care of our
soldiers who are still in France, on
the Rhine, in Siberia and other for
eign service the Red Cross is caring
for 125,000 sick and wounded Ameri
can soldiers in 57 hospitals in this
country. These men gave their all for
their country, surely we cannot do
less by being unwilling to contribute
$1.00 per year towards taking care
During this week booths for the
sale, of Red iCross badges will be es
tablished in Edgefield, Trenton and
Johnston. The banks and manufac
turing establishments will have them
for sale and they can be secured
from the following ladies in different
sections of the county: Antioch, Miss '
Annie Clisby; Red Hill, Miss Alp|fc i
Hammond; Pleasant Lane, Mrs. M.
E. Ethridge; Cleora, Mrs. W. T. Reel;
Ropers, Miss Sallie Mae Miller;
Sweetwater, Mrs. J. T. Reese; Col
liers, Miss Ellie Mathis; Flat Rock, 1
Mrs. T. W. Lamb; Horns Creek, Mrs. p
S. B. Mays; Stevens Creek, Miss i
Carolee Cogburn. Tho last named ^
ladies are officers of the various aux- *
iliaries of the county and they arc t
authorized to appoint such wcrk?rs t
to assist them as they see fit. c
The ministers of the county are i
urged to speak of the campaign from ?
their pulpits. 1
The colored people of our county ?
are urged to contribu?-; the Red t
Cross aided thousands of their men 1
during the late war.
One-half of what is contributed I
from Edgefield county will be retain- 1
ed by the county organization, the 1
other half goes to the national or- 1
ganization for its great work. ?
. I trust that our citizens will lib- t
erally respond to this appeal; one t
dollar for a 1920 membership is all f
that is asked but of course the Red r
Cross will accept more if anyone is
disposed to increase their donation, s
"Let us give as God has prospered t
us." ' . t
JAMES 0. SHEPPARD, 1
County Chairman. t
A full account of the beautiful e
birthday party given by Miss R?sela c
Parker on Tuesday night will be giv- s
en in next week's issue of The Ad- t
vertiser. Also the W. C. T. U. meet- 1
ing held with Mrs. "Wells Monday 1
FORDSON TRACTORS ?
Now is the time to break c
your land deep in order to pre- I
pare for early and thorough ?
preparaion next spring. Early 2
planting is the only way to> 1
head off the boll weevil.
Plow by machinery and re
lieve the acute labor situation.
One man can break eight acres 1
a day any depth desired up to \
20 inches. 1
The Fordson is the most t
economic tractor on the mar- t
ket. Original cost is less, opera- 1
ting expense is less and up- (
keep is less than other tractors, c
Will be glad to make a dem- <
onstration any day. s
W. L. DUNOVANT, JR. 1
Goods are Going
Since the recent high prices of cotton, and it seems
that they are destined to go to a pdce that most peo
ple will pass up for awhile, but we are going to help
the mothers clothe their daughters at a price that is
not warranted, due to the scarcity of goods vand
prices, by offering for one week only
All Middy Suits at One-Third Off
Better come in and have them fitted while we have
your size in stock, for we positively cannot duplicate4
these suits at the present price that we now have
them in stock.
We have just received a shipment of Silk Cord
Rope and Silk Rope Belts; also, Linen Sheeting and
Brown Linen for Fancy Work. Ladies' Collars in
Georgette and Lawns. Laces of all kinds. Call and
see what we have to show you.
The Corner Store
Seventy Years Old, Drives
. On her return trip, Mrs. William
Jpton, the seventy-year-old woman,
vho alone drove a Ford runabout
rom San Francisco to New Yory,
isited the Ford Motor Company's
nain office. She was introduced to
he officials of the company, was pho
ographed, held in her hand a F?rd
:heck worth two figures of millions,
ecounted the experiences she had
?ncountered on her trip, and before
eaving made arrangements for se
aring a new Ford car immediately
ipon her return to her home in Ba
Mrs. Upton has already driven her
?resent Ford more than 22,000 miles,
',000 of which were driven since she
eft San Francisco, May 11th, the
ongest day's drive being 160 miles.
it Springfield, Illinois, Mrs. Upton's
?irthplace, she plans to dispose of
he car and after visiting her many
riends there, will return home via
When commenting on her trip, she
aid that in making the drive from
he Atlantic to the Pacific, it had not
>een her purpose to follow a direct
ine of travel, but to visit the cities
ind places of most interest. She vis
led the Petrified Forest, spent s?v
irai days in the National Capitol,
trove to Mount Vernon, visited the
ite of the Battle of Gettysburg, and
hen after touring to some of the At
antic Coast Cities, made her way to
She experienced practically no
rouble with her car, although she
>ointed out the fact that she under
itands the Ford motor and made her
>wn adjustments. Before leaving the
"'ord Company, Mrs. Upton express
id the hope that her next Ford, prob
ibly another runabout, will be equip
)ed with a Ford starter.
Only a Cold.
Are you ill? is often answered
'Oh! it's only a cold," as if a cold
vas a ' matter of little consequence,
mt people are beginning to learn
hat a common cold is a matter not
o be trifled with, that some of the
nost serious diseases start with a
?old. As soon as the first indication
if a cold appears take Chamberlain's
Clough Remedy. Remember that, the
looner you get rid of your cold the
ess the danger, and this remedy will
?elp you to throw it off.
ONE DAY ONLY
Only Circus That will be here this Year
Trained Wild Animal and Old Buffalo Wild West
Exhibition. A Historical, Ethnological and Educational Exhibition
Greater, Nobler and Grander than ever before
Enlarged and Reconstructed For The Present Season
See Royal's Famous Herd of Performing Elephants
Who have delighted the hearts of thousands of spectators.
THE MILITARY HORSE DRILL A PICTURESQUE EQUESTRIAN NOVE! TY
Introducing the Famous Royal Black Horse Huzz&rs
"Frontier Days"A Great Wild West Show full of Thrills
Famous Rough Riders, Daring Cow Boys, Cow Girls, Rope
Spinners, Lasso Throwers, Champion Triok and Fancy Riding
PROF. WHITE'S Famous Troupe of Trained Donkeys, Doge, Goats,
Ponies and Little Henry that Cute Bucking Mule
10 Funny Clowns, Aerial Artists & Bare Back Riders
2 Bands Free Concert at Noon Free open air Exhibitions on
the grounds at 1 and 7 P. M. Performance at 2 and 8 P. M.
SEE BULLETIN BOARDS AND HAND BILLS-Lack of space here
forbids entire particulars covering this big enterprise . ; > .