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Wednesday, October 27.
When cotton is low every business
suffers except the circus.
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Unfortunately, as cotton goes
.down the rate of interest goes up.
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They tell us that things will be bet
ter after the election. W:.i, we are
all hoping so.
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The paper Currency in circulation
kis said tcv-W $51,000,000,000, but it
always our lot to handle the one
As it now takes two pounds of cot
ton to buy one gallon of gasoline,,
there should be a great slump in gas
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Cupid is reaping a good harvest
in this portion of his domain this
fall, making up for the partial fail
ure of the summer "crop."
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It's a mighty good time to trade
at home, instead of sending off our
diminishing dollars to the mail-or
der houses, from which they never
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So-called "night riders" are their
own worst enemy, doing incalculable
harm to the cause which they profess
to befriend. Let's have no night rid
ing in Edgefield county.
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Sumter farmers are advocating
the passage of a law prohibiting the
planting of cotton in South Carolina
during 1920. If the price goes much
lower, no such law will be necessary.
Be it said to his credit, the Hon.
Thomas E. Watson has made a good
start by writing the Republican
chairman that he is 100 per cent
the nominee of the Democratic par
ty. . .
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Not a gin should be shut down un
til every lock of cotton has been
.ginned. But few farmers are pre
pared to house their cotton in the
.seed, -and furthermore the fire risk
And still the wonder grows that a
man would pay more than seven
thousand dollars to be governor of
Georgia. The recent campaign is
said to have . cost Governor-elect
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According to the Good Book,
"there is a withholding that tendeth
to poverty," or words to that effect.
That is just what the government
.has done. It has withheld credit from
-the eotton producers and there will
follow a poverty of income tax re
turns from this section. Not one cot
- ton grower in ten who paid an in
come tax last year will be liable for
it this year.
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Sow Large Grain Acreage
-Ruin stares a large number of our
.farmers in the face, if they persist
in planting cotton to the neglect of
food crops. The boll weevil is not
coming, it is already here, and has
wrought considerable damage to the
cotton crop of the present year. If
. we are to judge from the experience
. of others in other portions of the
. cotton belt, the damage will be great
' er next year. Then, too, in addition
7 to the boll weevil menace, the price
. of cotton is too uncertain for farm
; ers to depend so largely upon the
: staple. During the past six weeks
(cotton declined more than one hun
dred per cent, and the producers are
"powerless to remedy the situation.
They have met and adopted resolu
tions and resolutions as to the price
but in the face of their earnest ef
forts to keep the price up it went
down, down, down.
There is but one safe and sane
course now left to farmers and that
is to reduce the acreage of cotton
and plant more food stuffs that have
heretofore been bought elsewhere
and shipped in. Live at home should
be the supreme effort of every far
mer. Begin now by sowing more
grain. Do not wait till next spring.
Jt will be too late then.
Passing Worthless Checks.
With increasing frequency
:ees in the papers instances of ]
;ons passing worthless checks \
"raudulet intent. It appears to b
favorite means of crooks in obfc
ing cash and merchandise from
suspecting persons. Just yesterda;
was reported that a man in R
Hill secured cash to the amount
$600, and also a considerable qu
tity of merchandise, by pass
worthless checks. Such a crim:
should be punished severely. Tl
is now a law upon the statute bo
bearing upon 'the passing of wo:
less checks but it is not dra
enough, hasn't sufficient teeth ir
to be feared by evil doers. B?
checks should be so safeguarded t
they will pass anywhere at their f
value, as so much "green-bacl
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Heavy Vote Should Be Cast.
The American people will ba
next Tuesday for their chief exe
tive, and every person of the m
than one hundred and five mitli
of population who is qualified to v
should go to the polls and vote. Th
has been an indifference in the rr
ter of voting in the general elect
on the part of the people of Ed
field county heretofore that was
excusable. Let us hope that a lari
per cent of our people will vote n
Tuesday than have voted in the pi
Unless we go to the polls and ex
eise our right of citizenship, we <
not really blame the Republicans
the North if they threaten to redi
our representation in the natio:
congress. Our people are loyal j a
active in the primary elections. vV
not take an active interest in the g
eral election? Not to do so is im
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That Democratic Dollar.
The clarion call .comes to ev?
Democrat to contribute one dollar
the national campaign fund. Can y
afford to turn a deaf ear to the ?
peal? There are but few citizens
this county who can not make a cc
tribution of one dollar to this De
ocratic victory fund. With most
those who fail to do so it is indiff<
ence or a lack of loyalty. Sure
Edgefield county will do its part. "V
are an integral part of this gre
commonwealth and we should be wi
ing to bear our part of its burder
In making such a contribution ^
are contributing -to the promoti
of our own interests. The past h
proven that beyond reasonable pt
adventure this part of the count
receives greater consideration at tl
hands of a Democratic administr
tion thar at the hands of a Repu
Hean administration. So it behoov
us, putting it on a selfish rather thi
patriotic plane, to do our bit, that i
contributing one dollar to the n
tional campaign fund.
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Thus far not a gin has been bun
ed in this county this fall, but tl
incendiary with his torch is comin
steadily nearer. This morning tr,
burning of a gin, believed to be th
act of some lawless person or pei
sons, is reported from near Granit?
ville, in Aiken county. This is to b
deplored. Scores of gins have bee
burned in other parts of the cotto
belt this fall by lawless persons wh
claimed to commit the dastardly dee
under cover of darkness in order t
prornote the interests of cotton grow
ers. But you can just set it down a
a fact that can not be controvertei
that nobody's interest is ever reall;
advanced through lawlessness
"There is a way that seemeth righ
unto a man but the end thereof ar<
the ends of death," says the Gooc
Book, or words to that effect. Anc
lawbreakers of this type especiallj
should be given to understand thal
they will be shown no quarter under
the law. The shutting down of gins
I will have no appreciable effect upon
the cotton market, and persons whe
would by violent means try to im
prove present conditions are render
ing no service to those whom they
profess to befriend.
Let there be no night-riding in
Notice of Election.
Notice is hereby given that an
election will be held on the 9th day
of November, 1920 for the purpose
of voting on whether or not a cer
tain area shall be cut off of Edge
field county and added to McCormick
county. The voting place will be at
the residence of Daniel McKie. The
following managers have been ap
pointed for this election: Daniel Mc
Kie, J. G. McKie and J. W. Johnson.
C. A. GRIFFIN,
L. T. MAY,
S. B. NICHOLSON, Chr.
Commissioners State and County
Election for Edgefield County.
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESSchill TONIC enriches thc
blood, builds np the whole system and will won
derfully 3trenzU.?n and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c
Are You a Good Wif
Do you ever wonder if y<
satisfaction as a wife? When ;
your husband of an evenir
the smoke pf his cigar curling
his head, and a far-away looi
syes, do you ever wonder \
he in thinking that the 'best
ment he made in his life wa
he bought you a wedding r
what a fool killer was doing
get his number on the day he
took to be your meal ticket fe
If you are curious on this s
apply these acid tests to your
Have you thrown away tl
with which you caught your
You baited your hook wit]
looks. You were always- clei
fresh and dainty with yoi
combed so becomingly, and yoi
nicely powdered, and you fe*
ankles so trim and neat. Hai
grown sloppy and slovenly am
dy? Do you screw'your hair v,
a little hard knot, that would
the Venus de Milo look like a
crow, because its the easiest A
get it up? Do you wear run-di
the-heels slippers around the
and consider a much-be-soiled
ria good enough to adorn ye
in for a mere husband? It ti
man with a superhuman talei
loving to keep enamored of a \
who looks as if she needed to b
to the laundry, and whose
taste like cold cream. /
You also baited your hook
flattery. You made the poor s
who nibbled at that alluring 1
believe that you thought he WJ
biggest, strongest, handsomest,
est man in the world. When 1
pressed an opinion, you appeal
think it was the utterance of ai
cle. You asked his advice and le
tell you how he would run the
if he was at the head of things
laughed at his sentries and apph
Have you quit burning incen
his feet? Do you interrupt him i
midst of his best story to tell
that the woman next door has
new hat? Do you remind him
yuo raed the joke he has just
in the column of the funny pa
Do you openly flout his opinions
criticize everything' he does,
the way he has his hair cut fc
It must be a terrible disillusic
thing to marry a woman because
think you are getting an adm
audience in her, and then find
that you have got a cricket on
hearth who the president of
Amalgamated Order of Lady Kr
So many women never thinl
their husbands as anything but 1
children's father, a convenience
cifully ordained hy Providence
supply the wantc of Johnnie
Tommy, and Mary and Janey. He
no rights where the youngsters
concerned and if he has to be w
ed to jLeath to indulge them in ev
tb-'ngCdieir greedy young he
crave^^l, its a pity, but it ha
be done. iiS? ? T^S
Are you one of these all- moi
wives? Do you let your husband
up alone while you hold the ba
hand while it goes to sleep until si
other woman begins to hold his ha
Are you merciless in squee2
money out of him for the childr
Do you let him see that he is no i
account in the family, and that y
first thought is for them, not hi
There are no_t many men so hum!
and with so little self love that t]
enjoy knowing that they are noth
but the cash-register in their hon
Are you a good house-keeper?
matter whether you have every ot!
virtue under the sun, but are a pi
cook and keep a messy and unt:
house, you are a failure as a wif
It's just as much a woman's* bu
ness to be thrifty and economical a
spend her husband's money wise
as it is his business to make t
What sort of dinner do you ;
your husband down to at night? E
it come out of paper bags or is it t
(kind of a meal that a man thin
cheerfully of all the way home? I
you buy finery that you cannot a
j ford, or do you keep within your i
come. A man can't think many nil
j loving thoughts of a wife when 1
I realizes that she has sold him im
J bondage to milliners and dressmake
land that his whole life work goes 1
I Are you a good spoht? Have yo
(got the courage to smile and buc
J your husband up when things g
[wrong with him? Do you make hil
feel that no matter what happens h
has got one loyal friend who wi!
fight with him, back to back, to th
bitter end? Or are you one of th
whiners and complainers who are al
ways fretting because they can'
have things like Mrs. Astorbilt am
who take the last bit of nerve out o
a man by telling him they don'
I know why he can't get along as wei
as some other man?
I Do you show your husband any ap
predation? The average man doesn'1
get a thing out of his daily toil ex
cept his board and clotehs. All the
balance of it goes to the support ol
his family, and if his wife takes this
(tremendous sacrifice without one
word of thanks, he is bound to feel
that he is the goat that is offered up
on the domestic altar.
""Do you ever tell your husband that
you realize all of this, and how won
derful and sublime you think his
conduct is, and that he's one of the
unsung heroes of the world?
Finally, do you make your home a
place of cheerfulness, of quiet, of
peace and rest, a place to which a
tired man may come and gather up
new strength and courage for the
next day's battle? Or is it a place of
nagging and fretting and quarrels!
and discomfort that nobody would
return to if he could help himself?
(Do you think the kind of a home
you make is the realization dream of
the bachelor you married
I Just listen to the turn of ithe key
True Value for Your Money's Worth
And it has always been our aim to please our customers,
and that aim, in connection with quality goods and our
reputation for square dealings, has been the corner stone
of our business. .
We always try to make it a point to give our
customers quality goods at prices less than
they can be purchased in larger towns
and in connection with the recent market reductions of
nearly all commodities, we would advise our customers
to keep an eye on us, as we have a treat in store for them.
The Corner Store
GET YOUR NOVEMBER PICTORIAL NOW
in the front door tonight when he
comes home and you'll have a close
up, as our movie friends say, of how
you look to your husband as a wife.
/ A. B. CLOER.
FOR' SALE OR TRADE: Two
mules for sale or trade for milch
B. T. LANHAM,
. <^ Edgefield, S. C.
The Aiken Municipal Club, two
weeks ago, refused atmittance to the
women of Aiken. The women voters
were championed by the best and
most representative men of Aiken,
led by Hon. D. S. Henderson. They
were defeated by a vote of 60 to 51.
Indignation among the women and
representative men ran so high that
the opposition was brought to terms
and the action of the first meeting
was rescinded by a large majority.
?Si BYRD _
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3 '
Residence Phone 87
Edgefield, S. C. ? \,,
Cotton is all open and will soon be picked. In order
to begin the extermination of the boll weevil for next
year, all of the stalks should be cut up and turned
under. The sooner this is done the better. For this
work you will need a
Stalk Cutter and Disc Harrow
WE HAVE THEM BOTH
It is "'.so time to put in a large grain crop and you
will neea the disc harrow for this work. These im
plements are not only labor saving but they will do
the work as no other implement will.
COME IN TO SEE US AND GET OUR PRICES
We carry a full stock of everything, farmers need in
the way of implements and hardware of all kinds. If
we haven't what you want we will get it for you on
STEWART & KERNAGHAN