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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 ot Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
ished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, January 14.
Will Organize Commercial
Secretary Warren T. King has re
ceived a letter from Mr. T. B. Gren
eker of Edgefield requesting a copy
of the by-laws of the Greenwood
Chamber cf Commerce, for the pur
pose of using it in the organization
of a similar body for Edgefield. The
city of Edgefield is going forward
steadily and the formation of this
commercial body will be a long stride
toward continued growth.-Index
Peanuts as a Cask Crop.
In discussing what might reason
ably be expected of the peanut as a
cash crop in South Carolina, Prof. C.
P. Blackwell, Agronomist, of Clem
son College, has the following to
The soils and climate of South
Carolina are well adapted to the
growth of peanuts. The state has a
high average yield. According to the
Bureau of Crop Estimates of the
United States Department of Agri
culure, the average yield for the
United States has been 38.6 bushels
for the years 1912 to 1916 inclusive.
For the same period the average
yield in South Carolina was 45 bush
els. A farmer in South Carolina can
expect to make from 40 to 60 bush
els per acre with reasonable care and
attention. The Spanish Peanuts are
now selling for about $3.00 per bush
el. If a farmer makes 45 bushels and
sells at $3.00 he has $135.00 per
acre, and in addition about one ton
of hay worth at least $25t00. This
would be about $160 per acre. That/j
is not.as much as a bale of cotton i
perder? is.worth at present .prices, !
>We have'^at least three- other fac
1. ft requires less fertilizer to
grow the crop of peanuts-especial
ly of nitrogenous fertilizer, which is
our most expensive form of fertiliz
2. It requires less labor to pro
duce the crop of peanuts. According
to the best estimates it requires
about two-thirds to three-fourths as
much labor as for cotton.
3. A man can cultivate a larger
acreage of peanuts than of cotton.
Prof. Blackwell recently asked a
number of men who have had experi
ence raising peanuts in other states
what they thought of peanuts as a
cash crop. Below are some of their
"The peanut has the best future to
it of any crop we know."
"Bankers and business men in pea
nut territory will testify in favor of
"Banks are more willing to lend
money to the poor farmer and tenant
who is willing to grow a good crop
"Cash returns from peanuts have
not been so great as from cotton be
fore the weevil infestation, but we
have not yet become.very efficient in
the production of peanuts. At the
present time peanuts pay us much
better than cotton under weevil con
"Farmers here are in much better
financial conditions than ever and
would continue to plant peanuts if
weevils were not here. A large mon
ument is being built about 18 miles
from here in the shape and in honor
of the boll weevil." *
"Since our farmers began growing
peanuts and raising hogs, they have
paid off their mortgages which they
made under cotton mle and have
bought automobiles, put in lighting
plants, water works, painted their
homes and dressed up themselves
Prof. Blackwell has recently writ
ten a bulletin on peanuts, which is
now being published as Extension
Bulletin 45, and is free for the ask
ing. It will be ready for general
distribution by January 15.
Y</ir County Agent has a supply
on hand.--Clemson College Bulletin.
FOR SALE: Five room house with
outbuildings and lot containing about
three acres adjoining High School in
the town of Trenton. Apply to
LEILA B. LEPPARD,
14A "West Baker Street,
?bbevil?e-Mutual Holds Meet
The annual meeting of the Board
of Directors of the Abbeville-Green
wood Mutual Fire Insurance Co., was
held this morning in the parlors of
the Oregon Hotel, with Hon. J. Fra
ser Lyon, president of the company,
presiding. The following compose
the board of directors and all were
present for the meeting this morn
ing: W. C. Bates, Batesburg; A. W.
Youngblood, Hodges; W. H. Whar
ton, Walterboro; R. H. Nicholson,
Edgefield ; J. R. Blake, Greenwood;
A. 0. Grant, Mt Carmel; J. M. Gam
brell, Abbeville and J. F. Lyon, Co
lumbia. All of the officers were re
elected for the coming year.
Mr. J. R. Blake, the general man
ager of the company read his repon
j for the year, which shewed the com
pany to be in the most prosperous
?condition. All claims bave been
paid promptly and all debts of the
?company have been paid. In addition,
the company has a handsome surplus
on hand. The reports from the va
rious counties covered by the com
pany were read and all were very
flattering. One-half million dollars of
insurance is being written every
month and the company is growing
by leaps and bounds.
The Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual
Insurance Co., has its headquarters
in Greenwood and has agencies in
sixteen counties in this section of
the state, in all of which they are
doing an excellent business. The
company has about nine million dol
lars of insurance now in force. Mr.
J. R. Blake, the efficient general
manager, was highly complimented
?today by tbs directors for the excel
lent manner in which the affairs of
the company have been handled and
was given much credit for the fine
showing for the past-year.-Green
Film Produced Under Personal
Supervision cf Famous Author
Has Message for Every Girl
Rex Beach's greatest novel, "The
Auction Block," has been brought to
the screen. Picturized under the di
rect supervision of the famous au
thor and released through Goldwyn,
this stirring life drama of a million
girls in America's big cities and
small towns comes to the Edgefield
Theatre on Friday the 16th.
"The Auction Block" will grip
and hold you from the first moment
to the last. The life action which has
made Rex Beach's novels loved wher
ever books are known, fills every I
reel; there is a "punch" in every
scene. Among the more stirring mo- i
mpnts ark a fight in a New Yok gam
bling house raideefby the police; the
overturning of a great pot of molten
stael in a Pittsburgh mill and the en
gulfing of a score of workmen; the
lavish banquet given by the steel mil
lionaire at which the "souvenirs" for
the ycung women guests are golden
meshbags, and so on almost without
It is from a finely conceived char
acter that the action springs, that of
a young girl. Lorelei Knigh1;, daught
er of a small town politician and an
ambitious but nagging mother. She
is 3o beautiful that her parents de
termine to make capital of it, and
bring her up carefully, hoping to
roap from their sacrifices in due time
by marrying her off to much money.
She is bought :n marriage by the
REX BEACH'S (
The Life Drama of a Milli
Cities and ?
A SERIES OF TH
The Life Story of ja Beautiful Gir
dissolute son of a millionaire, who
appears to have more money than he
really has. When she discovers this
j and he learns that she does not love
him there is an awakening which re
; suits in pronounced domestic uri
At last Lorelei can stand it no
longer, and she leaves him. This is
the one thing needed to bring him to
; his senses, and he sets himself to
i work for but one thing, to win her
j love. From this situation develops
?an ending that is as thrilling as it is
: eminently satisfactory, bringing the
] young couple together with a full un
derstanding and appreciation of the
'path of rectitude.
j Will play in the Crouch Hall at
Johnston Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday nights of this week. '
Six Pretty Girls-Five Men
Laugh With the Crowd and be
Admission 55c-Children 35c
Programs Change Every Night
State of South Carolina
EdgefieM County '
Pursuant to a resolution by the
directors of MORGAN LUMBER
COMPANY, a corporation under the
laws of the State of South Carolina,
increasing the capital stock of said
corporation ^from Fifty Thousand
Dollars ($50,000) to One Hundred
Thousand Dollars ($100,000), Notice
is Hereby Given that the stockhold
ers of said MORGAN LUMBER
COMPANY are requested and de
sired to meet at the office of the com
pany at Edgefield, S. C., at ll o'clock
a. m. February 20th, 1920, to consid
er the said resolution, of the Direct
ors of said corporation, and to de
cide whether they will adopt or re
iject same. ?.
L. J. MAUNEY,
As President Morgan Lumber Co.
C. F. Knott, Sec.
FOR SALE-Nine good farm
muk'H, ages from ? to 10. Also one
horse o' years old, and fifteen hogs
weighing from 50 to 20U pounds.
A. A. C HEATH A Ni,
17-21-pd. Edgefield, S. C.
I am now prepared to rio an / kind
?of shop work, such as cabinet work
and upholstering. Will build your
door and window frames, sash, door,
or blinds. If you want anything in
this line will be glad' to see -you. ' *
E. P. ARTHUR.
Notice to AH Ford Owners.
I We have just received a supply of
application blanks from the State
Highway Commission for 1920 Auto
licenses. Drop in, bringing cha num
ber of your car with you, and we
shall be glad to a^si^t you ::i lilLn
out application blanks.
YONCE & MOONEY
If you need anything in the cabi
net mantel line, I can furnish com
plete with tiling. All measurements
taken without cost to you. Let me
have your order.
E. P. ARTHUR.
ion Girls in America's Big
1 Raised for Sale to the Highest
We offer this week in addition to the other bargains that have
been previously announced the following:
A small lot of children's Hose to be closed out
at 15c. and 25c. per pair. On to-day's market these
hose are worth from 25c. to 75c: per pair.
A few pairs of boys' gray cotton Sweaters going
i at $1.00 each.
One lot of finishing Braid l o be on sale at 5c. per
bunch. Just the thing to save yonr money on, as
you will soon need this braid to trim the spring and
summer house dresses, and children's gingham
A small assortment of Lace and Embroidery on
sale at 3c. per yard.
Look for window display of these bargains and remember that
the sale on shoes, underwear, blankets, comforts and agate ware
will be in force for the rest of the month.' These are goinj* fast.
Better have your wants filled now.
It will be a Pleasure to be of Service
. WHY SHOULD THE
Have a Campaign
The Anti-Saloon League of America is engaged in a campaign for
funds with which to continue and complete its work. For twenty-five
years it has been recognized leader in the dual purpose to arouse and
organize sentiment against the use and sale of intoxicating liquors, and
to have this sentiment embodied into law. It has not been spectacu
lar, but by earnest constant effort it has led in the greatest reform of
our time. ,
IS THE WORK OF THE ANTI-SAL?0N LEAGUE FINISHED?
Are we to delude ourseves into believing that these thousands of
men who have always fought prohibition are now suddenly transformed?
Don't be deceived. Millions of dollars are being spent to defeat pro
hibition in the courts; millions of dollars are available to evade the law
by efforts to have the per centage of alcohol in a beverage more than
one-half of one per cent; millions are'being spent for moonshine liquor.
Those things should keep us vigilant. If we are to win this fight we
must either stand guard ourselves all the time, or maintain an organiza
tion that will. The Anti-Saloon League is the answer.
If you are an employer,
If you are a good citizen,
If you are a father,
If you are a working man,
Ask yourself the question: If the liquor interests are still spending t ;
money; if the doodlers and their kind are still active; if the law of the
land is being constantly challenged
WHERE DO I STAND ? _
If you had no part in bringing about the better condition due to pro
hibition you can have a part now in making it permanent.
The Chairman for your county is Dr. James A. Dobey
Johnston, S. C. Stand by him