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Wednesday, January 12.
The bad roads and the spot cash
rule for gasoline are causing many
a Ford to get a needed rest.
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We haven't heard of anybody in
these parts worrying over the income
tax rhey will have to pay this year.
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Would it not be well to buy now
what cotton you will need for 1921,
instead of trying to make it to sell
at a low price?
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A man who will make mean liquor
and sell it to his neighbor's boys de
serves not only a suit of convict
stripes but stripes on his bare back.
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It's a mighty depraved citizen, if
he deserves to be called a citizen,
who will persist in selling liquors in
violation of the laws of God and
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When the women of this country
come into the fullness of their power,
politically, they will make it mighty
hard for "Uncle Sam' 'to engage in
war, and in so doing they will render
a great service.
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If there ever was a time when the
great masses of the people needed
indulgence in the payment of taxes
that time is right now. It is really!
surprising how many people there are
who can not raise the cash for their
taxes at this time.
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. Entering the White House with a
plurality of 7,000,000 Mr. Harding
will in a very real sense become pres
L ident of the people. Now the ques
I tion is, Will he be president of all the
I people or will he be a partisan p resi
ft dent? Let us hope for the best.
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Farmers to Meet Saturday.
Whether the day brings sunshine
or rain, sleet or snow, the Court
House next Saturday, January 15,
should be crowded with farmers and
other business men. A serious situa
tion confronts every cotton grpwer,
and ?s all of our* business interests
are dependent upon the cotton grow
er a serious situation confronts every
interest in the county. The agricul
tural, financial and general economic
situation will be discussed in its every
phase at the meeting Saturday. At
tend the meeting and take part. If
you can not speak, come and say
amen to those who are trying to lead
our people back into the ways of
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Enforce the Vagrancy ' Law.
There is work for everybody and
.everybody should be at work of one
kind or another. In some sections of
our country climatic conditions are
such that practically no outdoor
work can be done in January, but
not so in the Sunny South. Here al
most without interruption outdoor
work of one form or another can be
done all the year round.
Every .individual who desires em
ployment can find work to do and the
enforcement of the vagrancy law will
."cause them, to find employment.
There is a disposition on the part of
?orne persons to refuse to work at
the wages now offered. Because they
?can not demand abnormally high
.wages, as they did a year ago, they
.are disposed to loaf. Let idlers under
stand that they must find work or
iraove on to some other place. Edge
ifield does not need them.
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Better Law Enfcrcemnt Needed .
The wave of crime that has swept
and is now sweeping the country
has not reached Edgefield at its
flood-tide. Up to this time there has
been no very flagrant violations of
law in this county, with the possible
exception of making and selling li
quor. It'is reported that liquor is be
ing distilled in many sections of the
county. If this be true, steps should
be taken at once by the officers, with
the support of every law-abiding cit
izen, to apprehend and punish these
men. No man in Edgefield county
who makes liquor is a good citizan
and it should be made so uncomfort
able for him that he will fold his tei
and move out. Then there are tl
sellers of liquor. It is said that liqu<
is being sold, even right here in Edg
field. We do not know whether it
or not, but if liquor is being so
somebody should be punished for i
The officers of the law should be ale
and active, driving these unwortr
men out of the nefarious business <
selling liquor. We believe 90 persoi
out of every hundred in Edgefie]
county want to see the liquor law ei
forced. The other 10 are the selle:
and drinkers who want to see it vii
lated. Let's get busy and enforce th
prohibition law and all other laws.
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Reduce Fertilizer Bill.
There is no denying the fact tha
whnther commercial fertilizers b
high or low in price, the vast major
ty of our farmers can not afford t
make large fertilizer debts this yea:
In the first place, a large portion o
farmers begin the year considerabl
involved in debt and therefore shoul
be slow to increase the amount o
their indebtedness, and, in the secon
place, even farmers who are no
heavily in debt should, on account o
the uncertainty of conditions, procee
cautiously in making financial obli
g?tions. There is no way of determin
ing what damage the boll weevil wil
do in this section this year, and fur
thermore there is nothing certaii
about the price of cotton next fall
Whetfler it will be eight or eighteei
cents nobody knows.
In view of conditions as above se
forth, it behooves farmers to reduc<
fertilizer bills by-making all of th<
fertilizers possible in their barn
yards this winter. Begin now, if yoi
have not already done so.
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Card From Mr. Thurmond.
Some time since I notified th<
State President of the American Cot
ton Association, and also Captain B
R. Tillman, the vice-President of th?
Association in this county, that ]
could no longer hold the position of
President of the association of this
county, and Mr. Tillman kindly is.
sued a call for a meeting of the busi
ness men of the county for Saturday
January 15th for re-organization
and to adopt the proper method foi
reducing cotton acreage in the coun
ty this year.
The call of Captain Tillman is ur
gent; it is a fire alarm, and if cotton
acreage is not radically reduced in
this State disaster can not be avoid
" It is probable that the dreaded
weevil will devastate most of our cot
ton fields this year, and our farmers
must learn to make their living at
home and to make money otherwise
than growing cotton, or we are cer
tain to have bankruptcy.
There are people who are dissatis
fied with the Cotton Association, be
cause of the slump in the price of
last year's crop. However, their con
clusion is not justified, because the
Tobacco Growers and the growers of
other staple products have had a sim
ilar experience to the cotton grow
ers, and their association could not
protect them from deflation.
Cohesion and cooperation of our
farmers are not only advisable, but
necessary for their success. Last
year the State Cotton Association di
rected the counties to have three pur
poses in view: (1) the acquisition of
new members of the association; (2)
the building of warehouses; (3) se
curing a cotton grader.for the coun
We started last year in this county
with 135 members of the association
whose dues had not been paid. Near
ly 200 new members were added to
our. county association last year, and
about. 50 of them paid their dues.
The stringency of money caused by
the drop in prices prevented the other
mo/nbers from paying their dues.
And while $2.00 is a small sum, yet
if you have not got it you can not
pay it. I think our people did the best
they could, but they should try to
pay their dues, and to keep up this
organization, for this can not be
done without money.
A public cotton warehouse was
constructed at Edgefield and I can
not say how many warehouses were
built in the county by individuals.
Suffice it is to say warehouse space
at the Court House has been ample
to supply demand.
A Government Cotton Grader was
secured by the writer, and his salary
guaranteed by a few business men
at the Court House, and a few farm
ers in the county. The association did
not attain as much for the people of
the county last year as the writer
hoped, but it had to combat most un
favorable conditions. However, the
association was not without some
good results in this county.
You will find "knockers" of the
association and its officers; ask such
;a fellow what amount he subscribed
to any cotton warehouse, what part'
of the Cotton Grader's salary did he
guarantee payment of, what unfor
tunate fellow did he help pay his
due/s. Usually 'blowhards' have no
capacity except to blow hard. Taxes
are soon to be paid and preparations
for a new. crop must be made, and
very few people have money to spare
for other purposes, but remember,
the best investment you can make,
the best way to promote your own
interest is to educate yourselves and
familiarize yourselves with your own
business, and remember, that the Cot
ton Association will help you do this.
Let farmers and business men of
all classes meet according to Captain
Tillmans' call and put their heads to
gether, and make the association a
great success in the county for the
year 1921. . *
J. Wm. THURMOND^
President A. C. A., E. C.
Death of Mrs. Sarah Boat
In the passing away of Mrs. John'
Nicholson at her home near Ridge
Spring on Sunday night at 1:30
o'clock, the last of this large and
prominent and wealthy Boatwright
family of the Ridge has depart?d.
Mrs. Nicholson was the only daughter
of Burrell Boatwright and Sophia'
Watson and was about 84 years of
age, having been married about 60
years ago to Mr. John Threewits
Nicholson who survives her.
Mrs. Nicholson was taken sick on
Tuesday and lived but a part of a
week from the beginning of her ill
ness receiving the devoted attention
of her large and affectionate fam
ily. The funeral was conducted from
the Baptist church of "which she had
been many years a member. Dr.
Dorsett, her pastor, conducting the
service, assisted by Dr. Brunson of
Sumter. Beautiful floral offerings
were the expressions of love from
her children and many friends. A pil
low lay at the head, a magnificent
cross at the centre and a crown at
the foot of the casket, and the splen
did grandsons acted as pall bearers.
Mrs. Nicholson was the mother of
ten children, six surviving her, her
daughter, Mrs. Ellen Nicholson Boat
wright having passed away in 1918,
and three others dying as children.
Those remaining to deplore her
loss are Burrell Nicholson and Miss
Chloe Nicholson, who are still resi
dents of the home to be a comfort
and stay to their beloved father;
Mrs.' Elizabeth Watson of Ridge
Spring, Mrs. James S. Bussey of Au>
gusta; MTS. Burdette Ashall of Ridge^
Spring and Faust Nicholson of*
Many expressions of sympathy
have been heard for the family who
have so long been able to return to
the old home and mother who is now
no more, but awaiting their coming
in a brighter sphere.
Trenton, Jan. 8.-During the holi
days the younger set was especially
gay. Dinner parties were given by
Misses Rosa May and Frances Mill
er, Misses Margaret and Tiny Whit
lock, Miss Nell Curby, Miss Mildred
Pardue and afternoon doll parties
by Miss Kathleen Mathis and Wilma
The young women of the town
gave a leap year party in Wise's hall
last Friday evening. Music and games
were enjoyed and delicious refresh
ments were served.
Miss Fannie Harrison has returned
from a trip to Greenville and Spar
H. H. Green of Montgomery, Ala.,
and Mrs. Thomas Bennett of Charles
ton have returned to their homes af
ter being the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
P. B. Day, Jr.,
J. D. Mathis, Jr., and J. D. Mathis,
Sr., are in Fort White, Fla., enjoy
ing a season of hunting.
Mrs. Peter.Irving of Atlanta, Mrs.
Samuel Rice of Columbia and Mrs. S.
A. Morrall of Edgefield are guests
of Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Morrall and
Mrs. F. W. Miller.
Mrs. Wallace Wise and Miss Julia
Wise are in Florida where they are
guests of friends and relatives in
Jacksonville, Cresent City and Fort
Wallace W. Wise has returned
from a visit to Jacksonville.
Henry Clay Miller has returned to
Richmond after spending the holi
days with his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Marsh have en
tertained a continuous house party
during the holidays. Among the
guests were Misses Lillian and Deb
bie May Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. P. D.
Willis of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs.
Carpenter of Aiken.
Mrs. Garland Coleman and Gar
land, Jr., of Tampa, Fla., are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Gifford Bigford of
StarksYille, Miss., have come to
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Trenton to live, at present they are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Miller.
Miss Sue Timmerman is the guest
of her sister, Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr.
Miss Catherine Marsh entertained
the young set most royally Wednes
day evening. Quite a large number
of young folk were present. Miss
Marsh's home being equi-distant from
Edgefield, Johnston and Trenton
giving the young la'dy a large num
ber of friends. After games refresh
ments were served.
The holidays have passed off very
quietly in our community and hope
the new year will bring much happi
ness and success.
The school here opened Monday
after New Year's Day with the fol
lowing teachers: Miss Sallie Cunning
ham of Chester, S. C., Miss Lucile
Reel of Edgefield and Miss Pearl
Smoak of Orangeburg.
Miss Mamie Holmes of Red Hill
is visiting her brother, Mr. W. L.
Mr. Ray Gardner has returned
from a short trip to Dunediu, Fla.
Misses Emmie Sue and Ruth
Quarles are visiting relatives in
Bfjr. Dabney Talbert did not return
to Edgefield High School on account
of his duties at home.
Miss Zola -Walker has returned to
Aik?n where she is attending school,
also Misses Elizabeth and Lucile
Brunson have returned to Leesville
county to attend school after spend
ing a short while with their parents.
Miss Ola Gardner has returned
from a pleasant visit to her relatives
at Red Hill.
The church services were small
last Sunday on account of bad weath
Mrs. Mattie Holston spent last
Thursday with Mrs. Prescott Lyon.
Miss Daisy Gardner has returned
to Augusta to take up her position
with the Federal Clothing store, af
ter spending a few days with her pa
Mr. William Brunson was a regu
lar visitor to Rev. Barnes' home du
ring the holidays as Mr. Barnes had
another visitor from Andrews, S. C.
Mr. Kilgo has been on the sick list
but is much better now.
Mr. W. F. West has moved into his
new home near his old one.
Several of the lumber haulers have
had to discontinue their work on ac
count of the weather and bad roads.
Mr. Gordon Johnston has returned
from a recent trip to Florida.
Miss Addie Calliham has given up
her position with Daitch Bros., and
is visiting relatives this week.
The union meeting of this division
will be held at Antioch church the
fifth Saturday and Sunday of this
Letter From a School Boy.
As I haven't seen anything writing
from this community, I will give you
a few dots.
Christmas is now over and the
schools have reopened.
The Longcane school opened today
with its faithful and efficient teacher,
Miss Velma Cogburn, at her post of
Despite the roads being very mud
dy and bad there was lots of travel
Misses ' Ellen Bledsoe, Martha
Bell, Frances DeVore, Emma and
Margaret Blocker will return early
week to their college duties. The
former three will go to Summerland
and the latter two to Coker. We feel
very proud of these unusually bright
girls who are holding the banner so
high for Edgefield.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Bryan' and their
children of Greenwood, were wel
come visitors in the community last
Mr. Wilbur M. Cogburn spent sev
eral days last week in the home of
his mother, Mrs. Thomas Hall. He
now holds a responsible position in
Mrs. John R. Bryan and her chil
dren spent Sunday with their mother
and grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Bryan
The Misses Wren of Wrens, Ga..,
were welcome guests in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Bryan last
week. Miss Mary Wren has taught
school over here, and has many
friends who are always glad to see
her. She now presides over a gay
little flock in Aiken county.
Mr. Bditor, should this escape the
waste basket, I will possibly try
Some Verses, an Mr. Israel
"Sometime in the year 1902, 1
There came to this country a smil
ing little Jew;
I know you will ask, who was he,
So I will tell you at the start, Is
He was poor as a church mouse,
So he took a little pack,
Put it on his back,
And peddled from house to house.
His stock in trade was his smiling
And his bargains he gave as his sav
As he travelled around he took spe
To make good friends everywhere.
And he began to get a start,
So he quit carrying his pack,
Around on his back,
And bought him a horse and a cart.
But the horse wouldn't go without
^t took a lot of effort to keep him a
Se he swapped his horse for a mule
To a man who thought him a fool.
But the man didn't know,
" Like the little Jew who had carried
Around on his back,
Until he tried to make the horse go. "
He made friends by the csore
And his trade just grew,
For everybody liked the smiling lit
And he chose for his companion the
best little wife,
You ever heard of in all your life.
And his business grew more and
So he took the pack
And put it in a shack
And called it a Department Store. . *
Now it pays to make friends you
As you read what I say about Mu
For he'll always treat you white,
Whether you go to him day or night.
And today just come around,
See how his little pack
He once carried on his back
Grew to be the biggest store in
W. S. G. HEATH.