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J. L. MIMS,_._Editor.
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Wednesday, November 17.
One ton of coal in the bin is worth
two en route from the mine.
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Socks are getting cheap enough to
don again and too cheap to darn.
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Dry goods ?quotations show that
sheeting is declining to the former
price of shirting.
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The stork, always a welcome visi
tor, seems to be making Edgefield
its headquarters right now.
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It is altogether fitting that the first
president of the League of Nations
should be a Belgian.
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Under wheat is a mighty good
v p!ace for cotton seed as long as the
prices range around forty cents.
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A certain Virginia railroad is like
some individuals' we know. It spent
2ast year $1.03 for every $1.00 it
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With apples still selling for a big
nickel each, the apple grower is in
a better plight than the cotton grow
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Senator Harding will sodh have a
new occupation-that of cabinet
maker. Wonder if they'll require him
to join the union?
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Should not a man provide as good
shelter for his faithful horse as he
does his Ford? Let the owners ans
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The biggest liar in Edgefield coun
ty is the paterfamilias who says he
doesn't mind getting up and making
the fire these crisp mornings.
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The sower should go forth to sow
these November mornings in order
that he may become a reaper when
the May and June mornings come.
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In order to stimulate food produc
tion, The Advertiser has a great mind
to offer a prize to the farmer mak
ing the longest chain of sausages.
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Keep the boys and girls in school
and in/College? cost what it may. No
.sacrifice is too great when it is made
dior the education of the youth of the
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" Ifs true that many of our far
mers, like the rest of us, have de
flated purses, but they have well fill
ed corn cribs. So let's think on the
latter when inclined to be blue.
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lt is well nigh criminal to send
money away to mail order houses
now. Dollars are few and getting
fewer. Let's keep every penny at
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Learn . a lesson from the present
practice of the- littie barnyard hen
in keeping up the price of your pro
duce by holding the supply well with
in the demand.
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If you are going to live at home,
-.as many farmers have resolved to
do next year, start by sowing suffi
cient wheat to bread the family. Af
ter a few weeks it will be too late to
make your biscuits at home.
Certainly at a time like this, there
is no place for the liquor maker or
.liquor dealer. They are both outlaws
ind should be dealt with severely
.vhen caught. Every dollar is needed
..now in legitimate channels.
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"Want to know what is making the
.price of cotton go down? Farmers
lave to sell and the mills do not have
:o buy. There is a world of differ
3nce between an eager and an in
different or unwilling purchaser.
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50n the surface the decline in
trices ri?ay seem to be of benefit to
;hose of us who live from tin cans
ind pap^r bags. But we of that class
have proportionately less to buy
with, so after all there is no turn of
fortune in our favor.
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""Wherri brooding over financial
disappointments, compare your con
dition with that of an armless blind
nan who has to read haised type or
etters with his tongue. Your misfor
mne is not one-millionth part of his.
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Let everything else go but hold to
rour honor. Pay all you can on your
siebts and then go like a man to your
creditors and state your case face
so face. Few indeed are the creditors
who will not carry you over after
you have honestly done all you could.
Let everything: go but your honor.
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With the. resources of #?? national
?anks alone more than twenty-one
?llions of dollars, there seems to be
io good reason for "?iis so-called de
lation which will well nigh bankrupt
the whole country before the end is
reached. It seems that there has been
same mighty bad financiering some
where. It will probably be said the
Democrats did it-maybe they did.
League o? Nations Assembles.
Monday was a momentous day, in
ternaticnally speaking. The first ses
sion of the League of Nations as
sembled in Geneva on that day. For
ty-two nations sent representatives
and fifteen others are asking for ad
mission. The United States, along
with Russia and Germany, will not
be represented. We hope the Ameri
can people will not be judged by the
company we are keeping.
But for politics "Uncle Sam"
would occupy a seat at or near the
head of the table. Call it what you
may, Heaven knows that something
is needed to preclude the possibility
of another world conflagration. The
League of Nations in its initial form
may not be, in fact is not, perfect,
but it could be added to and taken
from until an international bulwork
would have been raised around-every
nation, the weak as well as the
College Hazing Under Ban.
While it may never be stamped out
altogether, yet public sentiment
against college hazing steadily grows
stronger. College authorities are
dealing with those who practice haz
ing with less leniency than formerly
also. Secretary of the Navy Daniels
who has a way of striking at the very
heart of things has gone on record
as being unalterably opposed to haz
ing. Recently in speaking of hazing
in the Naval Academy, Mr. Daniels
"If they put a few hazers in the
penitentiary it would be a fine exam
:ple for other would-be hazers. In
structions to the superintendent of
the naval academy have been to show
po compassion in dealing with hazers.
If a cadet was found guilty beyond
doubt he was to be summarily dis
missed. There will be'no toleration
whatever to hazing at the, institu
I "The United States is spending too
much money on these students to al
low them to violate the rules. There
are too many young men anxious to
come to Annapolis to bother with
those who disregard the regula
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Money Does No* Make Happiness.
No, when you see a man with his
hands in his pockets these mornings
he is not protecting his money from
pick-pockets. Precious few of us have
any money in our jeans just now.
; But we can be happy anyhow. Money
does not make a fellow happy. We
have in mind a wealthy planter in
Edgefield county who drew his sav
ings, a considerable sum, too, from
the bank and put it in cotton around
twenty-six cents, thinking fifty per
cent, profit by May a sure thing. The
price tumbled day by day. In a few
days he. entered the market again
around twenty-one cents, KNOWING
this time that it would not go lower.
Now it is off a few more cents and
doubtless the poor fellow, who al
ways leads one to believe from his
pessimistic whine that he will spend
his last days in the County Home, is
spending sleepless nights, figurin' in
mind his .profit and loss. This is^ only
one ' case lof a thousand which could
be ,cited$to show' that jnonejt.-does
hot make--happiness. Real happi
ness comes from within and
not from the tangible things with
out. Money makes the old m?re go
but it doesn't make happiness.
Be A Man.
I am going to give some advice to
the young men of the county. To be
a man is to walk in the steps of the
blessed Christ and to help some poor,
struggling soul toward heaven. Try
to be a man and see how much good
you can do, how many tears you can
dry, how many wounds you can heal,
how many broken hearts you can
bind up, how many of the poor you
can help. That will increase your own
happiness and will help others.
Let us not continue to cry hard
times. There is a lot of crying done
ahead of time. We, love the man with
roses on his tongue, the man whose
voice is full of the music of the birds,
the man who can hunt birds without
a gun, whose handshake is an inspi-*
ration and a benediction, to every
one whom he chances to meet. It is
like a sunbeam on the mountain side,
that vanishes when a cloud of sor
row or untruth bvershadows, it is the
loving hand maiden down in the val
ley of sorrow when the sharp strings
of injustice persecute and where
prosperity may fail to find its way.
So let us stop complaining of hard
times, and thank the good Lord for
the many blessings received from
His hand this year of grace. And let
us ask for grace, faith and patience,
that we may be able to meet every
issue as they come to us.
Let us look .out on the great book
of nature and^enjoy the beauties of
the forest this fall season and be
Mirth is God's medicine. Every
body ought to bathe in it. All this
rust of life ought to be scoured off
by the ale of mirth, it is better than
energy. Every man should rub him
self with it. One without mirth is
like a wagon without springs, to be
jolted by every pebble over which it
But above all, keep out of debt.
It is the bed-rock on which to build.
You are out on the sea of life, each
one must be his own .captain, exam
ine your chart and see that your com
pass points in. the right direction in
order to round up a successful busi
ness life. Now let us stop for a mo
ment and just think what debt is,
and what it means in the end, and
you may better understand what this
advice is worth to you.
Debt is worse than cyclones, flood
or fire. It is .a ghost that will not
sit down, but will sit upon your bed
post as a night mare that will rob
you of sweet sleep. It is a shackle to
your energy. It holds a man to the
spot when the golden opportunity is
but a step away. It keeps a fellow
with his nose to the grindstone.
There may be flowers along his path
way, but his arm is too short to reach
them. He is like one with ball and
chain to his leg, he can not be his
own master. Others dictate "or inter
fere with his plans. Like a dog with
a block, he is kept within certain
bounds, and his locomotion is very
slow, but he has to keep moving to
get there at all and at the end of the
year he finds that buckle and tongue
He doesn't have time to sit down
and think and plan. There may be
shaded spots along the way, but. only
the man free from debt may find and
enjoy the shady places in life. Debt
is not only a shackle, a quicksand,
but it is an eating cancer.
It ruins the disposition, produces
despair, eats away life itself. This
disease, this cancer, not only eats
away the energy and the brain, but
it polutes the atmosphere of your
home, places the red placard of pes
tilence beside your doorway, throws
a shadow about your fireside, and
always finds you flat on your back
when opportunity knocks at your
door. It has ruined many a good man
and blighted many homes.
Debt is not only a nightmare, a
cancer, a shackle to your feet, but
it is a horse-leach sucking the very
life blood from the home. It is a
stinging adder a biting serpent.
If you must go in debt, whatever
you do don't strain your credit.
Stop, loo?., listen! young men, I
am not talking through my hat. What
I ara writing is from personal ex
perience and observation. If you will
take this advice is will do you good.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
County Medical Association
The regular meeting of the Edge
field County Medical Association was
held here Thursday, the following of
ficers being elected: Dr. J. G. Tomp
kins, president; Dr. T. H. Weider
man of Johnston, vice president; Dr.
S. A. Morrall of Trenton, secretary
and treasurer. Dr. W. D. Ouzts of
Johnston was elected official report
er for the association. Dr. J. G. Ed
wards was elected a delegate to the
State Medical Association and Dr.
J. G. Crafton was elected alternate.
Dr. W. P. Timmerman of Batesburg,
president of the State Medical As
sociation, was present and delivered
an address. Dr. Sam Harmon of Co
lumbia, counselor for this district,
was present and also made an ad
dress. Dr. J. G. Edwards resigned as
secretary and treasurer and the as
sociation gave a rising vote of thanks
for the long record of faithful ser
vice. At the close of the program
an elaborate turkey dinner was serv
ed in the Court House by Ijhe wives
and friends of the resident physi
Long Branch Items.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Scott and Miss
Lorene Scott motored to Batesburg
one afternoon last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clark took a
business trip to Augusta recently.
Frank and Monroe Yonce who
have been ill of pneumonia are very
^rnuch better,:-: r- ngr
i?. J. IL-ScotWnd fcem Cuflum have
gone to Alma, Ga., to visit relatives.
Ernest Scott of that place is quite ill.
Miss Evelyn Scott of Edisto Acad
emy is expected to spend next week
end with her home folks.
B. D. Derrick and son, Fletcher
took a trip to Augusta recently.
Winfield Scott had a very serious
accident while playing "see saw" at
school recently. He is now- getting on
fairly well, though confined to his
Misses Nelle and Marie Rhoden
visited Miss Alma Clark recently.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Herlong and
family of Ward were calling on
friends in this section last Sunday
The Long Branch school ifl plan
ning "an entertainment for the first
Friday night in December to raise
money to buy new library books.
Everybody is expected to come and
help in this good cause. There will
be boxes of lunch, a cake walk, and
various other amusements.
Miss Bess Ferguson spent the
week-end with Miss Mattie Hare.
Berliner Holds Divorce Record
Berlin, Nov. 14.-A Berliner holds
what is probably the world's record
for matrimonial bravery. This is
proven by Prof. Silbergleit in the
statistical yearbook for Berlin just
This particular citizen of Berlin
has been divorced several times and
has recently taken his ninth bride
to the altar.
One man has had eight wives, one
his sixth, two their fifth wives, ac
cording to the statistics! In each case
the men' avoided picking widows,
real or grass, insisting on marrying
women who have never been mar
Another side of Berlin's sociologi
cal condition is revealed by the stat
istical yearbook. During the war giv
en figures show that there were six
teen unwed mothers, under fifteen
years of age, fifty-one under sixteen
years and 187 under seventeen
years. The total proportion of un
married mothers below the ages V>f
twenty to those that were married in
the period between 1914 and 1917
was 3,387 to 1,484.
In 1913 there were 3,387 women
under control for their morals by
the police. In 1918 the number had
increased to 6,093.
WANTED: Men or women to
take orders among friends and neigh
bors for the genuine guaranteed ho
siery, full line for men, women and
children. Eliminates darning. We
pay 75 cents an hour spare time or
$36.00 a week for full time. Expe
rience unnecessary. Write
International Stocking Mill?,
i we sure had a
jammed to the
as if on rollers
The prize win
eve. The "b.
the lol lo wing:
We are cert air
for the way in
success, and w
from this store
have some woi
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rial Insurance Asso
Property Insured $8,875.360
WRITE OR CALL on the andes
signed for any information you maj
desire'about our plan of insurance
We insure your property againsl
s -- , destruction by
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
l pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared tc
prove to you that ours is the safes;
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensee
to write Insurance in the counties
of> Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Edgefield, Laurens. Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and
The officers are : Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C..
J. R. Blake. Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. Grant, Mt Carmel, S. G.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, 8. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, 3. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesbnrg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
January 1, 1920.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR RENT: One two or three
horse farm with modern six room
dwelling, good land and hog pastures,
located seven miles from North Au
gusta, S. C.
Mrs. F. M. BIGGAR, .
619 West Avenue,
;t Event Ever
the last day of our merchandise crash, and
: record-breaking crowd. The place was
; door the entire day and goods moved out
to hundreds ot"satisfied buyers.
ners were as happy children at Christmas
lind man's bluff' stunt gave the prizes to
t Prize-Miss Ruth Tompkins.
md Prize-Mrs. E. H. Crews.
rd Prize-Mrs. John Kemp. ^
lly thankful to our customers and friends
which they turned out and made the sale a
ill promise them that in making a purchase
! in $he future they will still find that we
iderful BARGAINS in SHOES, MILLI
See Our Half-Price Table
?need the public that what we advertise we
Every sale made and everything we say;
we stand for truth and truth pays.
Your December Pictorial. Just in.
3 of the ODO-RO-NO Depilatory Hair
ide by the famous Odo-Ro-No Company
?5^?^??s . ivs
Dixie Highway Fruit
We will open a first-class fruit and candy store in the new
hotel building this week. Ail of the tropical fruits and fresh
candy of all kind? will be on Sale. Fine line of smoking goods.
MODERN SHOE-SHINE STAND
Where you can get a good shine
any hour in the day.
COME IN TO SEE US
Dixie Highway Fruit Store
B. B. RUSSELL, JR. R. E. ALLEN
RUSSELL & ALLEN
857, 859 and 861 Reynolds Street
Bonded' Warehouse. Liberal advances on cotton in storage.
Correspondence invited and consignments solicited.
Oh account of the financial condition of the country at large
(and I am included) I will sell for the next two weeks: .
24 lbs. Flour at $1.50, barrel in proportion.
12 lbs. (>1 pk.) Meal at 40 cents, bushel in proportion.
l ibs. Wheat Brand 4 cents, 100'lbs. in proportion.
1 lbs: Corn Bran 2 cents, IOC lbs. in proportion.
1 lbs. WTbeat 4 cents, bushel in proportion.
1 Iba. Chicden Feed 3 cents, 100 lbs. in proportion.
And my entire stocic of building material must so now.
C. S. Johnston