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J. L. MIMS,.Editor.
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Wednesday* January ?9.
^Wouldn't it stun you for a fellow
to walk up, voluntarily, and hand
you a V that he owed you?
* * * *
. One of the most violated com
mandments today is: "Thou shalt not
* * * f
Put up th? "No Loafing Allowed"
sign in Edgefield. There's a job for
?very man and every man should be
<m a job.
* * * ?
The biggest fabrication yet pro
mulgated is that you can buy this
.or, that every day necessity cheaper
than you can raise it.
? * * *
Ara you reading anything these
?ong evenings? If not, you are let
ting slip by unimproved a fine op
portunity for intellectual culture. .
* * * *
Unfortunately, there is no limited
SST restricted season for'sowing "wild
oats." They can be sown the year
round, night as well as day, Sunday
as well as Monday.
* * * *
Mary Garden, world-famed opera
. and movie star, recently said in re
gard to prohibition-"I hope the
.whole world goes dry. Prohibition is
a-good thing for this country, and it
will be a good thing for the world. I
* * * .
There are two Hardings in the
:spot-light : President-Elect Harding
.and Governor Harding of the Fed
eral reserve board, and of the two
, tie latter is the more important fig
ure at this time in restoring a nor
mal financial and industrial status..
.? * * *
At most there are less than a score
of men making and selling liquor in
Edgefield county. Shall we, the re
maining hundreds of citizens, allow
. our boys to be debauched by less
? than, a score? Let's be men and stamp
r>ut this the most pernicious form of
* * * *
Doubtless the originators of the
. newly organized secret order styling
itself the Ku Klux Klan were well
naaning but they have been unwise
in the selection of a name. The origi
nal Ku Klux Klan filled a great need
iii .its day but its day has passed and
the name should pass with it.
Women Elected to Office.
Prejudice against women partici
pating in public affairs and holding
o??ice is gradually being dissipated in
South Carolina. Yesterday, a woman
was elected judg? of probate of
Greenville county and among the
candidates in Clarendon county to
fill a vacancy in the House of Repre
scnatitves one is a woman. .Hereafter
in public life the fittest, intellectual
ly, will prevail. Sex is no longer a
tar io intelligence. In many parts of
the country this prejudice against
womanhood was broken down years
ago, and now women are coming into
. thiir cwn in South Carolina.
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.Cotton Acreage Reduction.
"Tn ?his issue will be found an ap
peal to the farmers from Mr. B. R.
Tillman io sign the pledge to re
duce the cotton acreage in 1921. The
form of the pledge is also printed in
this issue for farmers to sign. Hun
dreds and hundi-eds of farmers in
JEdgefield county should sign the
piege and forward to Mr. Tillman.
'i hose who fail to reduce their acre
. age this year and plant even a nor
mal acreage of cotton, to the neg
jtect of food crops, will be repenting'
..next fall of having made the mis
fake, but it will be too late then.
Besides, accomplishing a reduction
:iin acreage, .the signing of the pledg
es in great numbers over the cotton
\bfelt will be a considerable factor in
causing the price of cotton to ad
vance, enabling farmers to realize
. a better price for what they are hold
ing. We can see no good reason for
.-refusing to sign the pledge on the
- one hand and can see several possible
. ?Jvantages that will accrue' from
i signing. Sign the pledge printed on
ttne front, pa??e of,The Advertiser this
\?w.eek and send to .Mr. Tillman.
Education the Greatest Need.
Tf called upon to. epitomize the
.inaugural address of Governor Coop
er, what one word, more than any
other, would serve your purpose?
Would it not be "Education?"
which is the mighty safe and solid
foundation to build an administra
tion on, especially in South Carolina,
which is at the bottom of the list
from the standpoint of illiteracy.
Building public highways,. foster
ing agriculture and industrial enter
prises ia all right, but the making of
men and women of the proper kind
ia the first and foremost duty of the
nour. No sacrifice is too great, what
^yerit be, if it be made in the inter
di Of the proper training and devel
pment of our boys and girls.
The Advertiser is pleased to
hat the budget for 1921 as l'ec
nended by Governor Cooper car
iberal appropriations for educat
10th the public schools and the
eges. We need both, but if eit
nust suffer let it be the colleges
lot the schools which are attended
;he great masses of our girls ;
boys. The budget carries a mill
loiters more for 1921 than the b
ret of last year. This increase
J ..-ound million dollars, is given to
public schools. It is well. The Ad\
-iser desires to see large approp]
:ions for education. Apply the pr
lng knife to other appropriatic
lopping off here and there where
possible, cutting some of them
the quick if .needs be, but again i
again we say give every boy ?
every girl a chance to get an edu
tion.'We will cheerfully pay. our p
tion of-the cost.
* * * *
The people are becoming arou?
and will demand a better enfor
rment of the laws of the land. 1
wave of crime that has shocked 1
sensibilities of the law abiding pi
pie everywhere over the country,
causing the pendulum to swing ba
?oward law observance. The peo]
ere in Edgefield and in Edgefii
county have grown tired of the op
violations of some laws and are loc
ing to the officers to bring about
better condition. In two pulpits
Edgefield Sunday strong sermo
were preached ?upon law enforc
ment. Governor Cooper has reque;
ed every minister in South Carolii
to preach upon this next Sunda
which above all other things needs
be stressed_ at this time.
The law that is most flagrant
violated in Edgefield county at tl
time is the prohibition law, and tl
people are expecting greater vii
lance and activity on the part of. tl
officers whose duty it is to bring lai
breakers to justice. In their efforts,
do this fhese officers should recen
the moral support and active co-oj
eration of the citizenship of tl
county. A man may be in every oth<
respect a good citizen, but if he
unwilling to give the sheriff and othi
officers information in his possessio
that will lead to the apprehension ar
arrest of a distiller or liquor selle
he can not be classed as a hundrc
per cent citizen. First be sure ye
are right,- do not accuse an innocei
man, then have the com*age to g
ahead. .Your boy or some kinsma
in whom you are interested may bi
come an unsuspecting victim of tl
vampires who distill and deal out i
the darkvthe damnable stuff. It
time for red blooded men to arous
j^from their lethargy and get bus;
tfThere is something a thousand tim<
worse than low priced cotton an
temporary, financial depression, an
that is, for your boy, for the youn
manhood of' Edgefield county, to b
debauched. Should your boy, no:
pure minded and innocent, become
victim bf the -liquor seller then
Will become enraged with righteou
indignation. But it may be too lat*
Better provide the ounce of prever
tion through law enforcement.
The Advertiser is writing in th
(interest of the bright boys of Edge
field county who have not yet forme
I the drink habit-in the interest o
the sweet pure girls of Edgefiel
J county who are in danger of becom
ing drunkards' wj&es-in the inter?s
of the motherhood of Edgefield coun
ty, mothers having always been th
greatest sufferers from liquor-in thi
interest of the homes of Edgefieh
county, and against every devil in hi
man form who would put the botth
to the mouth of a boy or his fellov
man in order to make a few dollars
ARE WE NOT RIGHT? If you ans
wer in the affirmative, then join u;
in the fight against lawlessness ir
every form and particularly against
the liquor distiller and liquor seller
Advertising in the Country
(Newark, N. Y., Union-Gazette)
Advertising in the country weekly
is .the most valuable advertisng in
the world. Expert advertisers say it
is not only the most valuable but the
most scientific advertising in the
world. Advertising in the magazines
has to be general, for the reason that
the average magazine you receive
today was set in type several weeks
ago, and the ad vertising copy was
probably prepared several weeks be
fore that. This means that advertis
ers in the magazines have to antici
pate conditions several weeks in ad
vance of the time the copy is pre
This is not so with advertising in
the country weekly, for the country
weekly has the advantage over the
magazine in that the weekly circu
lates in a comparatively small terri
tory and the name of the merchant or
the business man who is selling the
goods can be placed in the advertise
ment. This is impossible in the maga
zine advertising, which covers some
times the whole nation.
The Weekly newspaper also is con
sidered the best advertising medium
in the world by expert advertisers for
the reason that it has a more inti
mate association with the family
than a magazine or a daily newspa
No local merchant can afford not
to advertise in weekly newspapers of
the better class. It is a sad commen
tary upon small town business men
.that they don't see the advantage to
them of carrying an advertisement
in the small town paper every single
week. Such an advertisement is the
msapest salesman that the merchant
:an employ. The money spent in ad
vertising in the better class,of weekly
newspapers is an investment and not
an expense; and it is the best-paying
nvestment that the merchant can
make; but not one in a thousand pub
lishers of the weekly papers is com
pensated anywhere near what he is
worth to the merchants and to the
community in which he lives and to
whose interests he dedicates his life.
Every editor of a weekly newspaper
is constantly working in behalf of
every merchant in his community,
whether that merchant patronizes the'
local paper or not; but every mer
chant of every community, unfortun
ately, does not have the business com
mon sense and the business foresight
to see that it is to his own personal
advantage to help support the coun
try editor by advertising-telling
the people in the newspaper what he
has, how it can be used and what is
Death of Little Bennett Tim
(Written for last week.)
We do so earnestly sorrow with
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Timmerman of
Horn's Creek section, in their un
speakable grief over the real true
absence' of their purely white darling
baby bud, Bennett, who blossoms in ;
the Saviour's ; arms with. his unusual ,
angel-looking, bright black eyes, del
icate face and beaming smiles, its
little active, bouncing being, which /
was spared to his grief stricken pa
rents the stort duration of one year.
He passed away January 3, 1921 at
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L,
Bennett, Fort Mlil, S. C., and in
terred there in the Unity cemetery.
He had woven himself so tenderly
into the hearts and lives of his fond
parents, leaving also a little brother,
J. P., who is so carefully trained as
to have made little Bennett the.
brightestof all his play toys.
Dear parents,, for a surety you
know just where to find your precious
babe! Using expressions of my feeble
views as they come to me, there is a
voice of mighty power, at all times
saying to each of us:
"Through my many sun-ray lights,
Let your pathway of deeds be right.
They will bring you in gladness
Then you will know the great joy
This, my pearly white angel Ben
nett boy." *'. ' " . . .. .
"Let th?V7.children cb5$Je unto, me."
Once ouri blessed . Saviour said.
In His arms they will always be;
God will give them bread.
1920 Income Tax is Now
Work has been begun on the col
lection of the income tax for the
year 1920. Uncle Sam, through the
Bureau of Internal Revenue, is ad
dressing to every person in the Unit
ed States the question, "What was
your net income for 1920?" The ans
wer permits of no guesswork. Every
single person whose net income for
1920 was $1,000 or more and every
married person whose income was
$2,000 or more is required to file a
return under oath with the collector
of internal revenue for the district in
which he lives on or before March 15,
The penalty for failure is a fine
of not more than $1,000 and an ad-,
ditional assessment of 25 per cent
of the amount of tax due. For willful
refusal to make a return the penalty
is a fine of not more than $1,000 or
not exceeding one year's imprison
ment, or both together with the- costs
of prosecution. A similar penalty is
provided for making a false or fraud
ulent return, together with an ad
ditional assessment of 50 per cent of
the amount of tax levied.
: Women Must Pay Tax.
The income tax applies to women
as well as men. Husband and wife
must consider the income of both
plus that of minor children, and if
the total equals or exceeds $2,000 a ;
return must be filed. A minor who ?
bas a net income in his own right of
51,000 or more must file a return. To j
be allowed the $2,000 exemption a .
married person must be living with
husband or wife on the last day of
the taxable year, December 31,,1920. (
Divorcees, persons separated by mu
tual agreement, widows and widow- ,
ers, unless they are the sole support
3f others- living in the same house
hold, in which case they are allowed 1
the $2,000 exemption granted the
head of a family, are entitled to only
Tax Rate for 1920.
The normal tax rate fer 1920 is ;
the same as for 1919-4 per cent
on the first $4,000 of net income
above the exemption and 8 per cent
on the remaining net income. This
applies to every citizen-and resident
of the United States. In addition to
up the co
the normal tax a surtax is imposed
upon net income in excess of $5,000.
Instructions on the Form.
Full instructions for making out
returns are contained on the forms,
copies of which may be obtained from
collectors-of internal revenue. Per
sons whose net income for 1920 was
$5,000 or less should use Form
104OA. Those with incomes in excess
of $5,000 should use Form 1040.
Revenue officers will visit every
county in the United States to assist
taxpayers in making out their re
turns. The date of their ai-rival and
the location of their offices will be
announced by the press or may be |
ascertained upon inquiry at the of
fices of collectors .This advisory ser
vice is without cost to taxpayers.
Report of Near East Relief
Columbia, Jan. 17.-Miss May B.
Meetze, executive secretary, and N.
A. Boyajian, field secretary.for South
Carolina of the Near East Relief
have returned from New York where
they attended a meeting of the Near
East Relief workers. They report
that representatives were present
from practically every state.
Miss Meetze said that a report of
the achievements of the Near East
Relief was submitted at the meeting.
"This report showed that much has
been accomplished," she said.
"One million Armenians are now
living who would have perished had
not America gone to the rescue.
"Five hundred thousand would
have starved to death last year had
not Near East Relief been there to
represent the American people.
"In Harpout, 6,000 children are
jared for in comfortable dormitories.
"Ten thousand homeless children
are well housed in Alexandropol.
"There are 227 other orphanages.
"Altogether 110,000 children are
under Near East care and are being
[riven vocational training which wijl
enable them to become self support
"One Near East bakery located
at Constantinople, alone produces
two tons of bread each day.
"The 63 Near East hospitals con
tain 6,552 beds which are constantly
"There are 128 clinics where all
who apply are given treatment.
those who wear wai
lng up our entire
;s at $8.39 each, vak
Season's latest styles
i waists we offer
values for that dolla
se more than it will
here are two lots,
tton waists at C3 c
% values up to. $4, 75,
e are making room f
e waists include f h<
h and Worthmorc
ft be beat for mat
]ES FOR CASH a
"Eleven homes are maintained for
girls rescued from Turkish harems.
"Five hundred and thirty-eight
men and women, chosen in Americo
are devoting their lives to salvage a
Indications Are That Cotton
Acreage Will Be Reduced.
Columbia, Jan. 17.-Requests for
additional farmers' pledges which
are being received daily at the head
quarters of the South Carolina di
vision of the American Cotton asso
ciation in this city would indicate
officials say, that the pledges are be
ing very freely signed. It was said
yesterday by officials of the associa
tion that practically no instance of
j farmers refusing to sign the pledges
j had been reported to headquarters.
"You may rest assured, that old
Abbeville county will de her full duty
in the matter of reducing cotton
acreage for the year 1921," says
Capt. G. N. Nickles, president of the
Abbeville county branch of the asso
ciation in a letter to state headquar
ters yesterday. He said that the meet
ing at Abbeville last Monday was well
attended and that the acreage reduc
tion plans met with approval of the
farmers and business men.
George C. Price, president of the
Lexingfton branch, reports that far
mers of his "county are enthusiastic
for the movement.
F.- C. Thomas, president of the
Clarendon branch, has written for
additional supply of pledges for
Clarendon county saying that the far
mers were signing them freely in
* W. D. Morrah, president of the Mc
Cormick branch, wrote that the mer
chants and banks in that county had
agreed to take the initiative in se
curing pledges from the farmers.
Stressing the necessity for a sharp '
reduction in acreage this year, the 1
South Carolina division of the Ameri- 1
can Cotton association has issued a -
statement which says:
"There are today about 19,000,- ;
OOO bales of American cotton on
hand, with consumption requirements 1
now indicated for less than 10,000,- ;
000 bales by August 1, 1921. With a :
prospective carry over of 9,0000,000 !
bales next year, the planting of a :
normal acreage in cotton this year :
will be simple suicidal business polU
?es up to
. all fresh
cy, not alone for the farmers but for
every business interest in the South.
"There is but one sensible solution
of the problem under such conditions
and that is to reduce the cotton acre
age on every farm so that npt exceed
ing half a crop-or 6,000,000 bales
will be harvested in 1921.
"The American Cotton association
is waging an intensive campaign in
every cotton growing state through
out the belt to reduce the cotton acre
age 50 per cent by signed pledges
from farmers, bankers, merchants
cotton factors and fertilizer dealers.
The business interests of the South
are squarely behind the campaign and
thousands of farmers are daily sign
ing up the pledges and are determin
ed to cut their cotton acreage half
" "The future of the South is at
stake. Thc only way to prevent dis
aster is to cut the acreage in half,
increase food and feed crops and ad
vance prices to cost of production
plus a reasonable profit,"
It is sa al at the headquarters of
the . South Carolina division yester
day that the merchants of the state
were signing their pledges very lib
erally and that the bankers were also
signing pledges very freely.
Extra Early King Cotton seed,
grown by me. $1.50 per bushel f. o.
b. Clark's Hill, S. C. Cash with order,
or $1.25 to those who call with sacks
at my home and get them. Come on
Ruben and be ready to plant early.
G. D. MIMS,
Clark's Hui, S. C. '
. For Sale.
Cleveland Big Boll cotton seed, i
Seed from Wannamaker's last year
and ginned on private gin. Yield 40
bales on 36 acres in nineteen-twenty.
Price $1.00 per bushel in January.
B. R. TILLMAN,
WANTED: The people to know
that I now have Giles Butler, who is
an expert horse shoer in my employ
ment. Let us shoe your horses and
mules. Satisfaction guaranteed. Don't
forget also that we do all kinds of
repairing in wagons, buggies, etc.
M L. KEMP.