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J. L. MIMS,_.Editor.
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Wednesday, March 17.
Mr. Bryan looks longingly at the.
""presidential plum," being about as
"willing as Barkis to enter the arena. |
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This thing of planning and an
nouncing June commencement pro- j
.grammes in March is the acme of pre- ?
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If the servant problem becomes
more acute many Edgefield homes
.will have to be turned into piggly,
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There'll be a lively time in South
Carolina politics this summer, as
everything will be elected from presi
dent down to coroner.
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The express company is already
asking for a rate increase of from
10 to 75 per cent. Maybe we'll all be
praying for a return to government
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Women are gradually comin' to be
men. We see by the papers that the
women were invited to the Chamber
of Commerce smoker in Columbia.
But we hope they didn't smoke.
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It has been announced that 150
Texas farm boys will visit South |
Carolina in July. Well, we'll wager
a goodly sum that they will go back '
dissatisfied with Texas.
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In reply to some adverse criticism
anent equal suffrage, a leading suf
fragist said : "Men have ruled the
world since the day of Adam and we
all know what a mess they have made
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Japs a Progressive People.
Although the Japanese gained rec
ognition as a civilized people but a
short time ago, comparatively speak
ing, yet they are now in the forefront
in the world's progress. They are a
wonderful people and are achieving
Not satisfied with importing cot
ton goods for their needs and, fur-,
thermore, not being satisfied with the '
manufacture of cotton goods at home j
on a small scale, the Japs are over- j
coming great odds and will embark
upon the manufacture of cotton
goods upon a larger scale. Not being j
able to obtain deliveries of new cot
ton mill machinery for two or three
years, the Japs are purchasing ma- .
chinery already in operation in
American mills and are shipping it ;
to Japan to be placed in their mills.
A number of such sales have been re- '
ported from the North but not till
within the past few days have the
Japs entered the South as n?ll ma
chinery purchasers. Just a few days
ago they paid more for the machin
ery of a Georgia cotton mill, secon- :
hand machinery, mark you, than the
entire mill cost. Is not that overcom
ing obstacles with a vengeance? In (
this particular field, as in others, the
Japs are proving themselves to be
people who do things. Think of pur- I
chasing machinery actually in opera- j.
iion in cotton mills and shipping it to
the other side of the globe to be in- j
stalled in mills there! That's just,'
what the Japs are doing. Not in one ?
instance, but in dozens of instances.
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Wealth of Our People.
We know of no better or more ac
curate index to the prosperity of our !
people than the bank deposits of the |
county. While there are thousands j
^ipon thonsands of dollars distribut
ed over the county that have not
found their way into the bank vaults, .
yet the tremendous increase in the j
visible cash assets of our people de
serves more than passing notice. Not
many years ago when the aggregate
bank deposits of the county reached
a million dollars it was a subject of
.considerable comment. Now, in this
good year of 1920, the cash deposits
.of the seven banks of the county
amount to more than two and three
quarter million dollars. Johnston
leads with deposits of $1,334,549.10
end Edgefield is second with deposits j
cf $1,226,099.59. The Bank of Tren- j
ton also makes a splendid record of '
steadily increasing business, having!
deposits of $204,504.94.
While the figures herein quoted
ground for gratitude and congrati
tion, yet having such an enorm
sum locally at their command it
[somewhat of a reflection upon
j people, especially of Edgefield ?
Johnston, that more local indust:
enterprises haye not been establi
ed. The criticism, which is by
means expressed in an offend
spirit, does not apply with the sa
force to Trenton, because of the 1;
of a proportionate uninvested lo
There are only three towns
Edgefield county and they are depi
dent for their cash support aim
altogether upon agriculture. When
if they were to establish more lo
industrial enterprises, with weel
cash pay rolls and giving employm?
to scores and hundreds of peop
there would be a steady flowing
cash into the tills of the merchai
every month in the year. Under pr
ent conditions, the towns are ainu
entirely dependent upon the far
and if they fail everybody else si
fers in proportion. Furthermore, t
income from the farms, under a 01
crop system, extends over a period
only about four months. While ag
'culture is the parent industry, t
one from which all others spring a
are dependent in a very large mei
ure, yet when towns can suppleme
their support by a diversity of i
terests and enterprises it is the wi
thing to do. Agriculture is the bi
gest and safest basket, but it is bett
for towns to have at least a f(
"eggs" in some other basket.
It behooves the people of Edg
field, Johnston and Trenton to bes!
themselves and derive the fullest pc
sible benefit from the wealth that h
accumulated. Much of the money d
posited in the banks stands to tl
credit of farmers, but we have ?
ways found them willing to have
part in progressive measures. Wid
awake, prosperous farmers are ge
erally not self-centered men, but b
long to that patriotic, public-spiritf
class who are always willing to pi
their shoulder td the wheel.
Let's use fo the best possible a
vantage the millions, that are deposi
ed in our banks. The banks will ni
suffer if it is checked out and wise
invested. In a very short time it wi
find its ways back into the bank
carrying an increase every time it
"turned over." Therefore, the bani
will be benefitted along with indivh
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Look to The Future.
While the nations of Europe, a
most without exception, are in th
midst of great turmoil and strifi
threatening their very existence, w
of America congratulate ourselv?
upon the stability of our goverr
ment. After returning to their ow
clime the Russian Reds and others c
their kin, we are racher disposed t
feel that we are absolutely safe an
altogether immune to the epidemi
of strife and unrest that prevail
overseas forgetting that no natior
or people, can be safe that does no
look to the future of its citizenship
The people, the men and women, o
a nation make that nation. Like ai
individual, unless a nation' be God
fearing and God-honoring, its civil
zation is established upon sand.
That 26,861,000 young people ig
nore ? the Sabbath school a:
shown by the following figures, ii
sufficient to cause grave apprehen
sion as to the future of America. Thc
Sabbath school is a firmly establishec
institution that no individual can neg
lect without injury to himself anc
no aggregation of individuals car
neglect without serious injury to thc
nation. Study the figures contained
in the following:
"Oneof the most significant facts
developed by the religious education
survey of the International World
movement," says R. E. McGill, "is
that there are in the United States
26,861,000 young people under 20
years of age, yet untouched by
Protestant Sunday schools.
"Of this number 13,160,480, or
50 per cent., are in the South. Divid
ed by state lines, the problem is as
follows: Alabama, 1,091,340; Geor
gia, 1,326,180; Florida, 379,430; Ar
kansas, 882,360; Kentucky 812,450;
Louisiana, 616,090; Maryland, 225,
580; Mississippi, 750,220; North Car
olina, 874,640; Oklahoma, 1,019,030;
South Carolina, 662,790; Tennessee,
961,800; Texas, 1,355,890~; Virgin
ia, 851,330; West Virginia, 465,140.
"Turning to the religious illiter
acy of the whites in the South exclu
sively, we face the fact that over
8,000,000 white young people await
the ministrations of the evangelical
"The Southern Presbyterian church
has set out to gain 40,000 new Sun
day school scholars as a part of its
great progressive program. A total of
$80,000 has been appropriated for
Sunday schools as a part of its $4
000,000 the church is raising in 15
Return to Economy.
Fortune is smiling upon the nation
and upon its people. There is scarce
an individual to be found who is not
riding the crest of a wave of unusual
prosperity. Just how long this will
continue, it is impossible for the fi
nite eye to see. It is generally conr
ceded, however, that soon or later, a
reaction will come, and only those
who have anticipated and prepared
for the season of depression will be
able to withstand the counter cur
The wise and prudent man and wo
man will not continue in reckless ex
travagance but will lay by in store
for the season of adversity. Gen.
Wood has aptly expressed the excess
es and extravagance of the present
day by saying "We have been spend
ing money like a drunken sailor."
Let us all "sober up" and act like
sensible folk again. It matters not
jvhat most people make these days,
many of them two-fold more than
they ever made before in their lives,
they spend the last penny, taking no
thought of to-morrow. It's the best
time in the world to pay debts and
the poorest time in the world to
The Advertiser has, by line upon
line, counseled and urged a return ' ?
to the ways of economy. While liv- j i
ing expenses are high and seem to 2
grow higher, yet most people can j :
save a part of their earnings. A good \
rule to adopt at any time, and es- ? ?
?pecially during the abnormal condi- J
tions through which we are passing, ' jj
is to save a portion of every dollar j j
made. Happy is the man, as we have Z
said before, who makes one dollar1 -
and spends ninety cents, and miser
able, very miserable, will become the
man who spends one dollar and ten
cents to every dollar he makes.
'AH For Edgefield; Edgefield !
High Prices Preferable.
Even if very .little of the larger
than-usual sum of money that passes ?
through our hands sticks, high prices ?
are preferable to low prices. Nobody 5
wants to see a return of starvation ?
prices. Speaking of high prices re- S
minds us of a little clipping from a I
farm paper which was handed us by ( I
Mr. M. W. Hudgens a few days ago:, (j
"Comparing prices paid for farm >
produce twenty-four years ago this j
?month and now, a 'buyer recently
produced interesting figures from his
books. Some of them follow, the |
prices being respectively, those ol?
1895 and 1919: 1"
"Wheat-40 to 60 cents a bushel, |
$2.08; corn, 20 cents, $1.35; oats, 14 F
?cents, 67 cents; butter, 10 cents, 50 a
cents; eggs 6 cents, 80 cents; pota-;(^
toes 40 cents, $2.00; hens, 5 cents,
23 cents; roosters, 2 cents, 15 cents;
steers (corn fed) $2.50, $17.50;
hogs, $3.25, $15.00."
Your Orders Solicited.
When in need of any of the fol
lowing, remember us: |^
Corn, Corn-chops, oats, hay, alfal
fa, feeds, wheat bran, wheat shorts,
mix feeds, corn or cotton seed meal,
dairy feeds, chicken feed, both the
scratch and lay mash, or most any
'ching in heavy feeds.
Also remember we carry a com
plete line of fancy and heavy gro
Will appreciate small as well as
J. D. KEMP & CO.
Ninety-Day Speckle Velvet
Beans, grown by myself, at
Ellenton, S. C. $3.00 per
bushel, cash with order, f.o.b,
Ellenton, S. C.
H. M. CASSELS,
Ellenton, S. C.
FOR SALE: 150 acres of land,
?2% miles of Edgefield, two tenant
houses; well watered and wooded,
$20 per acre.
Edgefield, S. C.
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.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
ippljr at once the wonderful old reliable DK
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HFALING OIL. a sur.
srical dressing that relieves pain and heals it
the same time. Not a liniment 25c. P^Kui
mg the pari
custom to si
this day it 1
day Best," ;
ists, which '
not come i
of the "Hi"
cloth that i
$1.50 per j
m. - .?
iomething New for Edgefield.
We have installed an electric clip
ler, which enables us to do faster
nd better work, and in order to ren
ier satisfactory service to the Edge
ield public, we have increased our
orce of barbers to three regularly
luring the week, and four on Satur
lay. Our patrons will not have to
irait hereafter to be served. Mr. L.
V. Smith is at first chair; Mr. C. E.
lall, the second; Mr. Ed Corley, the
hird and Mr. John H. Miller, the
PALACE BARBER SHOP.
To the rear of Bank of Edgefield.
FOR SALE: One milch cow fresh
o pail. Dry cattle also.
S. W. MILLER.
Notice of Final Discharge,
'o All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, T. J. Briggs has made
pplication unto this court for final
ischarge as Administrator in re the
state of Dr. Wm. T. Briggs, late of
;dgefield County, S. C., deceased, on
his the 27th day of February 1920.
These are Therefore to cite any
nd all kindred, creditors or parties
iterested to show cause before me
t my office at Edgefield Court House
outh Carolina, on the 3rd day of
Lpril 1920 at ll o'clock a. m., why
aid order of discharge should not be
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
[OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
The undersigned will make a final
2ttlement as administrator of the
state of John McCarty in the office
f the Probate Court at Edgefield,
. C. at ll o'clock A. M. on Satur
ay, March 20, 1920, and ask for a
nal discharge. All parties owing
lid estate will present same itemized
nd verified to the undersigned.
j. s. MCCARTY,
Record 4 bales per acre. Free from
isease and weevil. It's a boll weevil
nasher. Write for facts.
HEAVY FRUITER CO.,
nts Are Near
>u going to follow Fashions' trend in look
; when they arrive? On March 21st, the sun
equator on it's northward march, ushering
On April 4th, the glorious day on which
? from the dead. On this day it has been the
how our joy that Christ rose from the dead
ing death in redemption of our sins, and on
las also been our custom to wear our "Sun
and always will be, long as Christianity ex
will be as long as the earth exists.
haven't made your Easter purchase, why
n and let us show you through out stock,
ii will find a great many items at last year's
h will be a real saving to you in these days
Cost of Living.
? well stocked in Dresses, Coat Suits, Skirts,
Waists, Underwear, Dress Goods, Nains
ed and white), also Voiles, Percales, Ging
ras, Linen Suiting. Nearly every piece of
ve have in stock has advanced from 15c to
rard, a close inspection of our prices will
ls, Pumps and Hosiery-a complete line of
for your inspection-and a chick line of
[)ress Ankle Pumps.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
?JSF" See our representative, C. E. May.
FRESH SHIPMENT OF
Attention Farmers: We have
just received a fresh shipment of
mules-just the size and kind that
are needed by Edgefield farmer.
Now is the time to equip your
farm with adequate power.