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Wednesday, March 10.
Spring head-wear has made its ap
pearance in spite of the nearly-zero
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The world is growing better. Think
of it, not a lynching in Georgia yet
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The names of all old soldiers and
widows of soldiers go back on the
pension list. That is as it should be.
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Enforcing the game law has saved
many a Robin Red Breast. Wouldn't
it be a fine thing if all laws were en
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The road improvement, machinery
has been provided for Edgefield
county. Now it is up to the people
to put it in operation.
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It's a fine thing that men and wo- ?
men are not quadrupeds. If they
were, at prevailing prices all four j
feet could not be shod at once.
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Only five more days left in which
to file your income tax returns. Re-1
member,"Uncle Sam" takes no ex-1
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As Leap Year is advancing it is
. "frell to remind young maids as well '
as old that a "faint heart" never1
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Doesn't it get on your nerves when
you hear a person of petit musical
talent bragging about attending
the grand opera?
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We air told un song^and story that
four and twenty black-birds once
made a pie, but four and twenty dol
lars will not buy an Easter hat this
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"Uncle Sam stopped the advance of
the German army toward Paris, but I
he hasn't yet been able to stop the '
advance in price of every-day-neces-1
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Where is the man, the town man,1
we mean, who rises with the lark
these cold mornings? Be careful how '
you boast, lest some one cite you to
Psalm 116:11. |
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If everybody in America would go
bare-footed from ' Easter till Octo
ber, and they could, the price of
shoes would tumble more rapidly
than it advanced.
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'Unlike those of the past few years,1
the members of the next general as-I
sembly will receive compensation
sufficient to at least provide "victuals
and clothes" for the session.
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As all of tne marriage license fees
now supplement the meagre salary !
of the judge of probate, he should
exploit matrimonial bliss in order to
:swell the volume of business. It pays
to advertise, Judge.
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Watch some ambitious towns and
cities that have been claiming tre- ^
mendous growth say the census fig
ures are all wrong when the official
.announcement falls short of their in
flated estimate of population.
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Evidence that the Germans have
never been "licked" piles higher and
higher with each passing day. The
world should not be surprised if the
Huns yet attempt to re-establish
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People are already asking-Who'll
be Edgefield's delegation in the next j
general assembly? as none of the '
present delegation will stand for re
election. Opportunity will knock at
somebody's door. We mean opportu
nity -for service.
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:'.oad improvement has not kept
pr^cc with the progress made in the
m ".x of transportation. By the time
al. t.ublic roads have been improved
rieans of transportation. We'll wager
hips will have supplanted other
~ r ?('ly sum that Mr. Ford is now
v> /..nig out fi Ford airship.
It requires considerable money t
build public roads and a bond issu
js the most feasible as well as th
most equitable way of raising a larg
pum for public improvements.
We haven't heard of anybody gue;
sing what Edgefield's population wi
be. Pity the census could not hav
been taken one year hence. Althoug
the old town first saw the light of da
something over one hundred year
ago, it is just now laying aside it
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Winthrop, a Seat of Government.
It is well that Winthrop Colleg
was founded upon right principle
and is being conducted along righ
lines, for, little as you think of il
this institution, ere many more sum
mers come and go, is destined t
practically rule South Carolina. Wh;
this statement, do you ask? Well
there are six thousand Winthro;
graduates scattered over the State
and with such a mighty host of edu
cated women in the forefront-intel
ligence is always in the forefront
they will largely shape public senti
ment. Laws that govern are only pub
lie sentiment crystalized.
Keep your eyes on Winthrop, am
see if this seat of learning does no
become in a very telling way the sea
of government, with its vast arm:
heavily recruited every graduacioi
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The Fight is On.
The ex-brewers and ex-distiller?
are attacking the federal prohibitioi
law from every conceivable angle ir
the courts, hoping to find a vulner
able point for an entering wedge
Bat they will meet with about a?
much success as the Gemans did ai
Verdun. Doubtless the big lawyer:
of the North and East are luring
them on in the fight in order to ex
tort large fees. Well, their monej
came'easy, so let them pay it out. Ir
the fight that is waging, the prohibi
tionists are determined that victor}
shall continue on the right side.
The fruits of prohibition are easilj
discernable in the large cities, not
withstanding the fact that millions
of gallons of whiskey made before
the law went into effect is gradually
finding its way on the illicit market.
After all of this stuff shall have been
consumed" prohibition will then get
a "square deal" from the standpoint
of reducing crime.
The Appropriation Bill.
While the general appropriation
bill'jiassed at the Tecent session of the
general assembly is the largest in the
history of the State, yet not a dollar
has been needlessly or unwisely
I In a recent address Governor
I Cooper said, in effect, that we are
?now in the midst of an era of un
precedented material prosperity, but
unless the educational development
of our people is commensurate with
our material growth our prosperity
will prove a curse rather than a
blessing. We believe all right-think
ing, foward-looking people will echo
this sentiment. Whether consciously
or not, the legislature seemed to car
ry into effect the conviction or the
sentiment expressed by Governor
Cooper, as more than one-third of
the appropriation bill, $2,331,000,
was for education. No money spent
by the individual or the State brings
larger returns than that spent for
The next largest single item was
that of practically $1,000,000 for the
maintenance of the State Hospital.
One can not visit this well managed
institution which provides a home
and csientific treatment for its
2,200 unfortunate inmates without
feeling that it should be supplied
with every dollar that it needs.
The third largest single item of
the appropriation bill is that of more
than $600,000 set apart for Confed
erate veterans and widows of veter
ans. Who would not generously make
provision for these soldiers of the
sixties who will be with us to receive
their pittance but a few more years?
A careful analysis of the appropri
ation bill all along the line will show
that there was a good and sufficient
reason for each item it carries. And
while it is larger than former years,
the increase for the maintenance of
the State and its institutions is not
as great as the increased cost of liv
ing to the individual.
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants.
For immediate shipment, extra
fine stocky plants. Early Jersey,
Charleston Wakefield, Succession,
Flat Dutch. By express 1,000, $2.00;
2,000, $3.50; 5,000, $7.50. Prepaid
mail 300, $1.00; 500, $1.50; 1,000,
$2.50. Send for price list Sweet Po
tatoes, Tomatoes and other plants.
?Br bing's Kera B&gwsn
1 'ilU ' THE C0"GH. CriS THE LUtf?ft
Sweetwater News in Brief.
It seems that .wint?r has come back
again as we are having the coldest
snap of the season. Thermometer
registered 18 on the morning of the
Sth inst. Had a light snowfall on the
night of the 29 ult. which was rather
disappointing to the young people as
there was not enough snow on the
morning of the first, for good snow
balling or tracking rabbits. When we
saw the snow falling on Sunday night
we fully intended making some rab
bits wish that they had been born
It is nearly corn planting time and
ive are finding the ground frozen
stiff every morning. Fear that roast
ing eai*s will be late this year.
We are glad to hear that Mrs. S.
W. Gardner is improving and hope
that she will soon be well again.
We were very sorry to hear of the
severe illness of Miss Mattie Shaw,
but are glad to learn that she is much
better and hope she will soon be en
tirely well. She is very much missed
by our Sunday school.
We were very sorry to learn that
flu had invaded the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. F. Cooper but were glad to
hear it was in very mild form and the
patients are all on the road to re
The bungalow of Mr. L. S. Ste
phens is nearing completion.
It looks mighty good from a dis
tance and we are sure that it looks
even better on close inspection. We
certainly wish this worthy couple
many years of happiness in their
They are good neighbors, good
friends and all around good people.
We hope Mr. J. M. Gardner will
soon finish his new home as he and |
his family will make a very valuable
addition to our neighborhood.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Stephens en
tertained Tuesday evening with a
dinner party. After a delightful re
past, the guests enjoyed music and
cards. The invited guests were: Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Barker, Mr. and Mrs.
T. L. Harley, Miss Mary Waters,
Miss Marjorie McKie, Mr. George
McKie, Mr. Paul Carswell.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barker enter-,
fained very delightfully Friday even-1
ing with cards. The tables were v?ry
attractively arranged with lovely
spring flowers. During the course of
the evening delightful refreshments
Mrs. W. A. Stephens and Mr. Paul
Carswell tied for highest score, a
match game was played in which
Mr. Carswell won, presenting the
prize, a silver pencil, to his oppo
nent, Mrs. Stephens. The booby was
awarded Mrs. L. A. Stephens.
Brick Company Incorporated.
The brick company which is being
incorporated will probably locate its
plant on the railroad beyond the
trestle. Clay from several places in
that section has been sent to experts
to be tested. The company is fortu
nate in having Mr. L. J. Maaney as
sociated with it, as he has had twelve
years of practical experience in
brick making. The company will
start with valuable experience with
out having to pay for it in heavy
losses as the business progresser. The
Advertiser is pleased to see so great
ly needed an enterprise launched
with such favorable prospects.
Something New for Edgefield.
We have installed an electric clip
per, which enables us to do faster
and better work, and in order to ren
der satisfactory service to the Edge
field public, we have increased our
force of barbers to three regularly
during the week, and four on Satur
day. Our r.atrons will not have to
wait hereafter to be served. Mr. L.
W. Sm i-.li is at first chair; Mr. C. E.
Hall, tho second; Mr. Ed Corley, the
third and Mr. John H. Miller, the
PALACE BARBER SHOP.
To the rear of Bank of Edgefield.
LOST: March 4th, at noon, be
tween the Clerk of Court's office and
my residence, one Ladies' gold dou
ble case Waltham Watch. Case NO.
1962467, works NO. 16648829, black
ribbon fob with pink onyx pin at
tached. Reward if returned to
MISS SARAH R. COLLETT,
Edgefield, S. C.
MONEY TO LEND
On proved real estate, town and
country. Short and long terms.
T. B. GRENEKER,
The Aiken Gift Shop,
Aiken, S. C.
FOR SALE: One milch cow fresh
to pail. Dry cattle also.
S. W. MILLER.
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Into decided favor is coming
the worthy Cotton Blouse
Its but natural that the Cotton Blouse should come
into decided favor again; it simply attests the good
sense of American womanhood and girlhood.
Many folks are buying Cotton Blouses through
necessity; more perhaps through choice, for their
purchase offers real, downright, sensible economy.
Sensing this revived demand for this type of
Blouses, we prepared elaborately and extensively, and
they are now here in a multiplicity of pretty Styles
at any price you might choose to pay.
In the very popular priced models
we offer the Wirthmor
We alone in this city can sell the well-known and
nationally respected WIRTHMOR Waists, and we
are right proud of the privilege. These Blouses are
made and sold under a unique savings plan which
makes them irrespective of market conditions, the
lowest-priced good Blouses obtainable. Although
cotton fabrics and some of the other items that enter
into the making of the Wirthmor costsfour times
what they did a few years ago, Wirthmor Waists costs
but little more. These Blouses will soon sell at $2. A
few on hand at the old price of $1.50
The Corner Store
"Have stood the test55 of time, because they
have always first stood the test of our ex
pert chemists. 3 great laboratories test all
material entering Royster brands so that
nothing harmful to crops can pass. Then
the practical experience of 35 years, the
vigorous and progressive methods, and
splendid manufacturing facilities are ad
ditional reasons why Roysters Fertilizers
"have stood the test."
F. S. ROYSTER GUANO COMPANY
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