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St. Augustine is a Historic City.
Editor of the Advertiser:
I am in St. Augustine. This Newport
i of the South, chief beauty spot of the
South Atlantic, and most ancient of
the cities of the United States, invkes
and welcomes. Set like a jewel well
upon the finger with which Fiorida
St Augustine fairly sparkles with
Drilliance, beauty and life as one likes
to live. Who can resist her smiling
.velcome? The charm of old Spain
:he romantic and historic impress of
Juan Ponce de Leon and his hardy ad
venturers, who attacked and sacked the
city in 1586-is still here. But in the
march of progress St. Augustine is
filled with the spirit of to-day.
Nature has been kind indeed to St.
Augustine, climatically and otherwise.
In the warm sunshine streaming from
almost ever-blue skies, the blue waters
of Matanza's Bay toss and sparkle. In
the distance are seen the white-capped
breakers tumbling and crashing on a
perfect beach. Thousands 'of palms
rustle a welcome, and we, who are so
fortunate as to be here, are impressed
with "The Land That Winter Forgot."
Tornadoes never occur here, Florida
.being out of their path. Tropical storms
moving north from the equator cause
heavy rains, but the porosity of the
soil absorbs them quickly.
One of St. Augustine's foremost at
tractions is its boating facilities. Ma
tanza's Bay is part of the famous in
land waterway along the entire East
Coast of Florida from Jacksonville to
Miami. A trip through its picturesque
bays, rivers, inlets and lagoons is un
equalled by any cruise of similar length
in the country.
Among the many charms of the An
cient City are numerous points of great
historic interest. The City Gates are
the remainder of the fortifications once
surrounding St. Augustine. They were
built in 1804. The former lines of for
tifications, protected at intervals by
redoubts and batteries, and were ren
dered still stronger by a deep
ditch on the outside which conn?cted
the water at Fort Marion with the San
Sebastian river. This ditch could be
flooded at the enemy's approach, cut
ting off all invaders by land. Only the
huge gates now remain of all the city's
original defenses, Fort Marion, be
gun, in 1565 and finished in 1756.
The old Huguenot cemetery, just out
side of the city gates, on Cordova
street, hold the remains of those who
centuries aero trod the streets of St.
Augustine. Most of the streets are
not over twenty feet-no sidewalks.
One street is only ten feet wide. This
is in the eastern portion of the city,
leading out to the City Gate. Fort
Marion covers three and a half acres of
ground, and is a wonderful structure,
built entirely of coquina, shell sand and
General Andrew Jackson was the
first governor of Florida, and later
president of the United States. It is
with interest to note the official corres
pondence between Major-General Sir
Edward Pakenham, commander of the
English troops, and General Jackson?
just before the battle of New Orleans.
It was fought January 8, 1815, sixteen
days after the treaty of peace had been
signed at Ghent, the capital of East
Flanders in Belgium.
The English officer, disdaining ordi
nary courtesy, scorning the backwood's
general, forwarded this contemptuous
"Jackson, surrender New Orleans'."
Jackson answered: "Pakenham, come
and take it." In reply Pakenham said:
"Jackson, I expect to take my break
fast in New Orleans Sunday morning. "
Jackson responded: "Pakenham, if
you do, you will take your supper in
hell Sunday night." .
Pakenham did not take New Orleans,
and it is not known where he took sup
per, for he and two other generals,
many officers and nearly 2,000 trained
troops, some of whom had been with
Wellington at Waterloo, were shot
down by Jackson's backwoodsmen with
squirrel rifles, and only eight of them
were killed and thirteen wounded.
This decisive engagement, more than
two weeks after peace had been ar
ranged, made Jackson an idol of the
J. RUSSEL WRIGHT,
St. Au, istine, Fla.
July 31, 1920.
Fall Planting Tab e.
Clemson College, Aug. 9.-The
fall planting table of the Extension
Service horticulturist contains the
following suggestions about garden
truck which it is not yet too late to
plant or transplant.
Beets: Crimson Globe, plant July
15 to August 15.
Cabbage: Succession, set plants
July 15 to September 1.
Kale: Curled Siberian, plant Au
guBt 1st to October 1st.
Onions: Yellow Globe Danver,
plant September 20 to October 15.
Irish Potatoes: Lookout Moun
tain, plant July to August 15.
Turnip: Purple Top, plant July
15 to August 15.
The final crop of snap beans will
probably make if planted at once
unless a very early frost gets them.
Well developed tomato plants
will probably make a fair yield also
unless frost come early.
Cox Comments on Roosevelt
Dayton, Ohio Aug-. 9.-Interest
of Governor Cox in the notification
ceremonies . of his running mate.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was mani
fested by a statement issued to
night by the Democratic presiden
tial candidate commenting on Mr.
Roosevelt's personality and accep
tance address. f
"Mr. Roosevelt's speech is char
acteristic of the man," said Gover
nor Cox. "It is a wholesome sen
sible view of conditions full of hope
as to our future and radiant of the
happiness of the individual. The
western country will like this splen
did type of progressive statesman.
Following the 20 years of gloom
and carping captious criticism from
the Republican leaders it will be a
genuine refreshment in the great
land Mr. Roosevelt now enters, for
the people to meet a representative
of gevernment whose soul is pos
sessed of the philosophy of joy."
Governor Cox reserved comment
until his future speeches, at least
on the statement of Senator Hard
ing's headquarters criticizing his
accptance address. The governor's
friends said that it was not expec
ted that bis address would meet
with the approval of the Harding
The first speech of his traveling
route, next Thursday at the Camp
Perry, Ohio, rifle contest will not
deal importantly with major cam
paign issues, the governor stated
tonight. He plans to discuss prin
cipally the part of the national
guard in the war. The governor
has changed his plans for reaching
Camp Perry. He plans to leave
here on Wednesday for Columbus
and motor from there Thursday
morning to the camp about 123
Women's interest of the cam
paign received more attention to
day from Governor Cox. He con
ferred with MTB. Abney Scott Ba
ker of the national women's party
regarding the Tennessee legisla
ture's fight over the woman suf
The governor also received to
night a delegation of women who
are opposing ratification in Ten
nessee. Thev presented their ar
guments in detail, stressing that of
state's rights. The delegation rep
resenting the National Association
Opposed to Woman Suffrage and a
Tennessee opposition organization,
included Mrs. George A. Washing
ton, of Texas; Mies Mary G. Kil
breth, New York; Mrs. W. P. T.
Wise, Maryland; Mrs. Ruflin G.
Pleasant, Louisiana; Mrs. Walter
D. Lamar, Georgia; Miss Mary
Faulkner, Cincinnati and Miss Ma
ry L. Mulvihill Cincinnati.
Plans for reaching women voters
have been cempleted by Mrs. Geo.
F. Bass, Chicago, of the woman's
campaign committee of the Demo
cratic organisation who has been
conferring here with the governor.
Mrs. Bass said 5,000 Democratic
women speakers would be placed
at work and appeals made especial
ly to women voters on the league
of nations issue and Governor
Cox's record in Ohio legislation of
benefit to women and children.
62 Broad Street
Charleston, S. C.
A Boarding and Day School for
Begins its session September 28,
Historic Institution situated in a
healthy location. Advantages of City
life, with large college yard for out
A Well planned course-of studies
in a homelike atmosphere.
A business course open to seniors,
and elective courses to juniors and
Two domestic courses, giving prac
tical and theoretic knowledge of
A well equipped library.
,For catalog and further informa
tion apply to the College.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of Mrs. Mary Ware Cole
man, deceased, are requested to pre
sent the same-duly attested-to
the undersigned executor at John
ston, S. C., and all persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make
WHITFIELD S. MOBLEY,
July 10, 1920.
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gasoline engine in fine running con
dition, at reasonable price. Apply to
P. B. DAY. JR.,
Trenton, S. C.
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In sandy or hilly coun
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IOOK at the crowds that
?4 step out of their cars in
front of the movies every
The mbvie managers
would be renting half of their
theatres for store space, if it
weren't for the automobile,
It is typical of Americans
that they took to the auto
mobile as a matter of course
- just as they have to the
mov'^ and to every other
great invention of the last
And the same thing has
happened every cime. Taking
things as they come is a fine
way to fester waste and ex
As regards tires, the come
back is about due. People
are pretty near through pay
ing for something that isn't
there when they look for it.
What a man pays for in a
lire is quality-not a limited
nurer of miles or the privi
lege of getting a rebate in
case the miles don't come
up to the limit.
U. S. Tires are guaranteed
as to quality-with no limi
tation of mileage.
And that holds just as good
for the small car tire as for
the biggest U. S. Tire we've
got. The re's only one stand
ard of quality with U. S.-and
the size of the car has noth
ing whatever to do with it
We represent U. S, Tires
in this town. You'll find it
worth while to talk to us be .
fore you .buy any more tires.
STEWART & KERNAGHAN
Ed ge ii eld, S. C*
V. E. EDWARDS & BRO.,
Johnston, S. C.
Contractors and Builders
Persons contemplating building of
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for estimates, etc.
We make a specialty of paper hanging
and painting '
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men and can do work promptly.
P?RDUE & STEIFEL
TRENTON, S. C. ROUTE 3
Girls are Wise
Young man, here'n a pointer. The girls are
wiser now than they used to be. They are better able
to earn their own living and they know what is going
on in the world.
Don't blame the up-to-date girl for being some
what particular about the man she marries. She is
justified in not throwing herself away on some no
account man who hasn't a dollar on deposit at the
bank. She wants a home, is willing to do her share
toward making one. Show her that you are willing
to help by saving some money. Put the money in
the bank. Then brace up and ask her. She is wise.
You will find that out.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
All checks drawn on The Bank of Trenton can be cleared free of ex
change through the Federal Reserve Bank.