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J. L. MIMS,.Editor.
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Wednesday, September, 29.
You can now use a little larger
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The farmers' greatest need right
now is not forty-cents cotton but
Cotton ls off nearly seven cents
5n nearly as many days. It's well it
didn't take a thirty days' tumble.
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If you haven't already done so,
negin now to practice economy by
spending only one dollar where you
spent two before.
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Jot this down in memory's note
"book: Those pesky Germans will nev
er be satisfied until they re-establish
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The Japanese ojuestion may be
worrying "Uncle Sam" just a bit but
the firm that had the concract for in
way at this juncture down in Dixie.
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The tremendous decline in Ford
cars may be a bad thing after all, as
it brings them in reach of more peo
' pie, or at least more of us who are
not able may try to own. them.
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A man clearly has the right to pre
vent another from driving an auto
mobile across his field but the new
question is, has he the right to keep
a fellow from flying over it?
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Women Cannot Serve as Jurors.
The attorney general has render
ed a decision directly upon the mer
its of the question which sets at rest
all speculation as to whether or not
women can or will be forced to do
jury duty to the effect that they are
not eligible for jury duty. Until the
State constitution is amended juries
must consist of twelve^ men. Whether
such an amendment will .ever be
adopted will depend upon public sen
timent. At this time the preponder
ance of sentiment is against women
serving on juries.
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j Game Warden Resigned.
For several years the office of
game warden has been before the
public eye as a bone of contention.
There was constant friction between
Governor Manning and Game Ward
en Richardson, and since that time
the office has been more or less the
-cause of strife and contention be
tween opposing forces. Acting with
?characteristic good judgment, Game
Warden Gibbes has resigned in or
der to leave the members of the next
general assembly unhampered in fill
ing this office. It is hoped that such
action on the part of Mr. Gibbes will
open the way for a satisfactory ad
justment of the hitherto existing
Markct Cotton Slowly.
'Notwithstanding the very unsatis
factory price, some cotton must be
sold. Too much money is owed by the
producers of cotton for them to ex
pect to hold their entire crop for a
. " better price, but by marketing slow
Jy conditions will likely improve. A
* rush of cotton to market will depress
' the price to such an extent t'aat cost
?of production in many instances will
.not be realized. Farmers who have
.pressing obligations should sell suf
ficient cotton to meet svreh demands.
'Those who can afford to do so should
"hold their cotton off the market.
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Barber Shops Inspected.
We see by the papers that Colum
bia's thirty nine barbershops have
been officially inspected and practi
cally all were found to be in fine
sanitary condition. If it is a good
thing to have the shops of the capital
.city inspected, why would it not like
wise be a good or better thing to
have all of the barber shops of the
State inspected, just as hotels are
provided with supervision under the
law. There are exceptions, but as a
rule barbershops are not kept in as
' sanitary condition as they should be.
It is probable that Columbia's shops
were not' properly conducted in the
oast is what led to an inspection or
dinance being passed by the city
Mrs. Mamie Norris Tillman has an
nounced the engagement of her
.laughter, Helen Poindexter, to Mr.
Preston Wright of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Their marriage will take place on the
3rd of November in the First Bap
tist church. Because of the popu
larity of the young bride elect, this
announcement has been the chief
topic of conversation in Edgefield
during the past week. Not only is
Miss Helen, who is widely known for
her beauti and personal charms, uni
versally beloved here by the people
among whom she was reared but she
has admiring friends in all parts of
the State who will take the keenest
interest in her approaching nuptials.
Miss Helen was educated at Hollins
College, Virginia ,where she-was vo
ted the most beautiful young lady in
the student body. She is a descendant
of two of Edgefield's oldest and most
honored families, and the only re
gret expressed in connection with
her marriage is that she will in the
future make her home permanently
in Cincinnati, where Mr. Wright, who
i is recognized as a young man of ster
ling character and superior worth,
has thoroughly established himself
in a lucrative business"
September Civic League Meet
The Civic League convened in the
library September the 20th with
Mrs. John G. Edwards presiding.
The regular routine of business
was quickly dispatched as matters of
great importance were pending.
The treasurer, Miss Ethel De
Loach, reported more money spent
on the cemetery than was collected
for that purpose. Plans were made to
complete the necessary work to get
the cemetery in good shape, and
there was some discussion of hiring
a man regularly next year to carry
out civic improvements for the
Correspondence with the Luceum
company was read and the League
is expecting a representative from
this company to be in Edgefield in
the near future to direct the sale of
the season tickets. The course last
year was a real pleasure to the pa
trons and it is hoped this year's num
bers will be even more enjoyable.
The most important matter to the
Civic League at present is the West
ern District Federation Conference
which meets in Edgefield Thursday,
October 21st, The Winthrop Daught
ers, the Philharmonic Club and the
Civic League are the clubs in Edge
field that are federated; so, as joint
hostesses, representatives from these
two organizations met with the
League to discuss plans for the con
List of committees are to be pub
lished in next week's papers and it is
hoped the town people will cooperate
with the clubs in making this meet
ing in Edgefield come up to the stan
dard of charming hospitality which
is our heritage from past genera
Any courtesy extended by citizens
to the hostess clubs in their efforts
will be greatly appreciated for, ow
ing to the conditions arising from
the various improvements in progress
in our town, plans for making the
conference a success are causing
Prominent club women from other
sections of our state are expected,
state officers and district vice presi
Our Western District comprises
Edgefield, Aiken, Saluda, Barnwell,
Bamberg, Allendale and Hampton,
and, altogether, there are twenty
four clubs from this district feder
Mrs. C. P. Corn of Johnston is our
efficient district vice president. Mrs.
Rufus Fant, of Anderson is State
A splendid day for Edgefield on
the 21st is the ambition of the fed
Trenton . Farmers Organize.
.The farmers in and around Tren
ton met at a good old time barbecue
last Saturday and perfected a per
manent farmers' club. 'Here talks
were made by Commissioner of Agri
culture B. Harris, Miss Lois Ervin,
of the South Carolina Cotton Asso
ciation, and County Agent Carwile.
This club will meet monthly arid will
hold four barbecues each year, which
will be open to the members only and
invited friends. The step these far
mers have taken is a worthy one and
one that every agricultural communi
ty should take.
KING'S NEW LIFE PILLS
The Pills That Oo Cure*
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Perkins Director,
Department of Child Welfare
National W. C. T. U.
Mrs. Perkins has a national repu
tation having for years been identi
fied with great forward movements
as a national lecturer and worker,
and has lectured in almost every
state in the United States on literary
suffrage and prohibition topics.
During the world war, she served
as Executive Secretary of the Wo
man's Council of National Defense
fer the state of Michigan, and regis
tered the women of that state.
And last year .served as Executive
Secretary and director of publicity
for the million dollar Jubilee drive
of the national Woman's Christian
Miss, Brumbaugh in Edgefield.
All Edgefield was delighted to see
Miss Grace Brumbaugh, who arrived
last week to spend a short time with
the Misses Abney and other friends.
She will be one of the efficient Dis
trict officials c f the South Carolina
State Board of Health beginning her
activities the first of October in Co
W. C. T. U. Meeting
The October W. C. T. U. will be
held on Tuesday, October 12, with
Mrs. T. H. Rainsford. This will be a
reception and programme for the
faculty of our school and each mern
ber will be expected to attend and
be a hostess on this occasion. The
meeting was postponed one week on
account of the State W. C. T. U.
convention which takes place at thy
time of the regular meeting.
The following programme will be
Greeting to teachers, Mrs. Rains
ford, Subject, "The Bible in the
Devotions, II Timovhy 3:16-17
Mrs. E. J. Norris.
Hymns, "Cling to the Bible" and
"Precious Promise." v
Report of State Convention by del
Address-Dr. R. G. Lee, "The Bi
ble and Public Education" or "Our
Public Schools a Training School for
Vocal duet, Misses Miriam Norris
and Elizabeth Rainsford.
Plans for observance of Frances
Willard in public schools, October
29 and World's Temperance Sunday,
Teacher of Singing
FIVE YEARS ON FACULTY OF
NEW ENG. CONS. OF
Voice Placing Song Interpretation
Special Course for Teachers
Available for Concerts and Lecture
Studio 201 Montgomery Building
Lessons by Appointment
Season ^pens Wednesday, Sept. 29th
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Courte.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
Beginning Oct 1 and Ending Oct 8
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GUESSING CONTEST AND
TO THE ONE GUESSING THE NEAREST OR
CORRECT NUMBER OF WATCHES
IN THIo WINDOW
Ingersoll Radiolite Watch Given Free
Come in and vote, lt will not cost you one cent. You
may be the lucky one. Who can tell. Any way you
will know Saturday, October 9th who the lucky one was!
We Have Good News for Milady
Just arrived one big shipment of the celebrated De Bevoise Brassiere, pink
and white,, in all styles and prices. We feei sure when you see them that you
will make a purchase, for every one that sees them speaks well of them when
making a purchase.
Don't Let the Cold Weather Catch You Without Warm
We are well stocked to take care of your wants in such as Coat Suits,
Dreesses, Hats, Skirts, Underwear, Shoes,' Hosiery, Sweaters, Blankecs and
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU
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Your Dollar Now While Its Buying Power Is Small
The Dollar Will Come Back To Its Former Value
TJA S it occurred to you that the dollars you save now will go
twice as far in purchasing a home, an automobile or other ne
cessities when normal conditions return?
DEPOSIT your surplus cash in our Savings Department and let
it remain until prices are normal and it will do double duty. All
the while it will be drawing interest compounded quarterly at the
rate of FIVE PER CENT.
BANK WITH THE BANK THAT
ALWAYS TREATS YOU RIGHT
Bank of Western Carolina
Strongest State Bank in South Carolina
G. H. BALLENTINE, Manager W. W. RHODEN, Asst. Mgr.
JOHN C. WATSON, Asst. Mgr.
HEAD OFFICE! AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA