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Wednesday, January 26.
Sugar has gotten cheap enough for
.everybody to keep sweet.
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"A fool and his money are soon
parted," but not so with a little boy
and his sling-shot.
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"Hot suppers" do not seem to be as
-numerous -nor as fatal-since there
is not so much "fire-water" to warm
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The tax collector is finding busi
ness a little dull along with the rest
of us but he hasn't yet made any cut
rate to stimulate business.
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Owing to continued rains and un
favorable gardening weather, the
outlook for early "potlicker" is not
wery bright in this neck of the woods.
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The most expensive army that your
'.Uncle Sam" ever had to support
.was the army of the unemployed,
"which army is now steadily growing
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It's a pity that some saw-mills in |
Edgefield county operate "gin-mills"
-as a side line, the former furnishing
. constructive and the latter destruc
Give the rural mail carrier a word
of encouragement, and an occasional
cup of hot coffee, these cold morn
ings. It will help him along his mud
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"When you see a boy of tender
years smoking a cigarette, blame the
daddy more than the boy. He prob
ably set the example or spared the
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Some men are too small to stand
prosperity. Accumulating a little
rooney goes to their head and makes
their hat band tight, but recent con
ditions have had a marked effect in
loosening such hat bands.
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' .""When that potato warehouse burn
ed in Hampton the other day with
/its contents of 2,500 bushels of yams
roasced, all that was lacking for a
feast was the 'possums. Edgefield
could have supplied the marsupials.
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Has any statistician or economist
. or financier or statesman or dema
gogue ever been able to figure out
who has been beneiitted by this de
flation? We have yet to find a mah
who has profitted by it, while teem
ing millions have lost heavily.
Here's some good advice, although
.gratuitous: When you get to be
president of these United States don't
.serve but one term. If you do, you'll
probably lose during the second term
ail the honors you won in the first.
Profil by the experience of ochers.
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It is reflection on the citizenship
of any community for a distillery to
be run practically wide open in the
community. Where is the old-time
courage and the red blood that Edge
field has boasted of? Be men like
your sires and grand-sires, and rid
your community of this vampire.
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Wonder what of kin that,young
faaan who was arrested in Greenwood
the ciher day "with four big pistols
on his person, was to Jesse James?
He must have hailed from some part
of the wild and woolly West, for, al
; "though having a shamefully bad rec
.ord, South Carolina doesn't produce
such walking arsenals.
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The Edgefield water system has
.been completed for more than two
months and was constructed to meet
the requirements of the fire insurance
. companies. Furthermore, we under
stand that a representative of the
. Southeastern Association has inspect
. ed the plant, yet the same high pre
: xnium rate is in force. The town
-should be reclassified, giving the peo
ple the reduced rates to which they
.are now entitled. It is manifestly un
just for them to have to pay the tax
on the water bonds and still be forced
to pay the high rate of fire insurance.
The fire insurance companies have
.been urged to put the new rates in
effect but up to this time have not
done so, The people should have some
redress in the premises. How long
-will such a condition exist? The in
surance companies are profiting ' by
the delay in that they are still re
ceiving the high rate and the people
are suffering through having to pay
the interest on the bonds plus the
high rate. This is a matter for the
Chamber of Commerce to take up,
and .speedily at that.
Eu sines-, Conditions Improving.
Not only has Governor Harding of
the regional reserve board said that
;he worst is over and that business
conditions over the country show de
cided improvement, but the return to
normal activity and production of
aumerous industrial plants is an un
mistakable evidence of the dawn of
a new and better day. The spinning
mills and thc cotton mills of Green
ville and Spartanburg counties that
were closed fer some time for lack
of orders have all resumed operation
at full capacity to fill orders that are
coming in. Thc tide has turned and
the trend of the times is toward bet
ter things. Now it becomes the duty
of every individual to add his voice
fco the chorus proclaiming the com
ing of a new day, industrially and
economically. The more people talk
of good times the more buoyant and
hopeful they will become. Along
with the improvement of financial
conditions the people need to have
their morale strengthened. This can
be done by singing a song of op
timism rather than one of pessimism.
Interesting Meeting of Civic
The January Civic League was one
of great interest, a number of vital
topics coming up for discussion in
this body of women whose prime rea
son for existing is to promote the
welfare of the .entire community.
A book committee to act with the
president, Mrs. J. G. Edwards, was
appointed as follows; Mrs. Willis
Duncan, Mrs. L. A. Peatross, Mrs.
Susan B. Hill, Miss Katherine But
ler and Mrs. Bettis Cantelou. An
order for books is to be made right
away and it will include a number
for the young readers.
A plan to get books from the town
people who are interested in the li
brary was proposed. The League asks
a voluntary contribution of any book
or books from homes where they've
ben enjoyed and the owners will do
nate them to the library to help build
up that most worthy institution. A
real response to this appeal would not
fall hard on any donor and cduid be
a great source for good to many. The
library is open every Thursday and
the librarian will most gratefully re
ceive all gift books from library'
The League members have worked
faithfully the past months selling
sandwishes at the school to procure
money to supplement the plot own
ers' contributions for the up keep of
A new plan for making money was
suggested by the president. The idea
, was a chain* of parties. The first host
ess invites twelve guests, who are
asked to contribute a quarter each
to the fund. These twelve guests are
supposed to each entertain guests at
a party of any description she choos
es, making an endless chain-though
all good things come to an end so,
of course, the daisy chain of parties
will share this inevitable fate. How
ever, it is hoped that every one in
Edgefield who loves a party (and
who doesn't?) will have the pleasure
of attending this series. It will mean
not only a way of realizing neces
sary funds to carry forward the
cemetery work that has started so
splendidly with Dr. R. G. Lee ably as
sisting the regular committee, but
the parties will mean something more
-a chain of hospitality which enrich
es community life.
C. H. F.
Mrs. N. G. Evans Hostess at
The attractive home of Mrs. N. G.
Evans on Columbia Avenue on Fri
day afternoon of last week was the
scene of one of the loveliest parties
even given in hospitable old Edge
Ten tables of bridge were arranged
in, the dining room and living room
where most animated games were en
Mrs. W. W. Adams, Jr., won the
head prize, a pair of silk hose, and
Miss Kelly the booby, a pack of gilt
edge playing cards.
A delicious hot course with coffee
and whipped cream, followed by
plum pudding was served after cards
were laid aside. The guests included
a number who did not participate in
the games, making the brilliant func
tion one of the largest of many sea
Long Branch Items.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. L. Scott and
family visited Mrs. L. F. Lybrand re
Mr. and Mrs. John Rutland and
family of near RidgeSpring and Mr.
and Mrs. A. E. Yonce and Mrs. Irene
Thomas dined with Mr. and Mrs. D.
G. Derrick last Sunday.
Mrs. Lewis Clark has been right
sick for several days.
Miss Lizie Harvey visited Misses
Azilee and Farra Salter recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clark and fam
ily visited friends near Eureka re
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Lott and
family were guests of relatives near
Johnston a few days ago.
D. G. Derrick took a business trip
to Aiken, last Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Derrick
gave a party for the young folks of
this community last'Friday nigl?t. A
large crowd attended this enjoyable
. Miss Cleo Attaway spent the week
end with her home folks at Saluda.
Messrs. Wade, Will and John
Scott of Vaucluse . were guests of
E. L. Scott on day last week.
Rev. and Mrs. G. M. Sexton and
family dined with Mr. and Mrs. G.
W. Scott last Sunday. Rev. Sexton
preached at Philippi Sunday morn
ing, and at Mt. Pleasant Sunday af
Stills in Evidence.
Miss Mary Evans in an interview
with the writer told of a very thrill
ing experience she had while driving
over the plantation, the Gary place,
several days ago. On the other side
of the woods she came upon a veri
table still, a large one and people
were gathered about there. She rec
ognized it because she had been in
formed that such a thing did exist,,
and was rather on the qui vive for it,
in fact had reported the rumor to the
Miss Evans said she evidently had
clearer vision than those who had
preceded her in the search.
Miss Evans was very much in
censed that such a thing could exist
and stated that, she has reported it
to the Governor.
It would be a good thing now that
the possum and fox season are near
ly over if the hunters would go out
still hunting. This is a new game
which the chivalry and courage of
youth might well play.
As the knights of old had as their
purpose the protection of women
and children, so the knights of the
twentieth century might make this
a deed of chivalry, for let it be.
known forev?r that wherever stills
are found women and children suf
Liquor at 84.00 a quart does not
put bread in the mouth of any little
child, unless it be the bread of bit
terness, for while the distiller may
feed his own children with the fruits
of his crime, he is taking food and
clothing from many innnocent chil
"Woe to him who putteth his bot
tle to his neighbor's lips," or who
having the opportunity to remove
this curse does not'do it. ft
The people are long suffering, but
they are thinking!
Death of Nady Cothran.
The faithful court crier is dead.
The newly made mound in the Har
mony cemetery marks his last rest
inf place. After many months of fail
ing health Mr. Nady Cothran died
Sunday morning. He was a great suf
ferer from asthma and it is thought
that his heart was too weak to with
stand the paroxysms or extreme ef
fort to get his breath. Nady will be
missed by his cricle of friends. Not
withstanding his affliction, which gen
erally limited his horizon or sphere
of activity, he was always bright and
had a pleasant word of greeting for
everybody. For a number of years he
has served as court crier, being al
ways at his post and discharging his
duties satisfactorily. The funeral
was conducted Sunday afternoon. Mr.
Cothran is survived hy one brother,
Mr. Perry Cothran, and one sister,
Mrs. Carrie Ransom.
Items From Red Hill.
Dear Advertiser: .
As we haven't seen any news from
Red Hill recently, we will* give you a
We had a beautiful day last ?un- I
day for our usual preaching day. al- 1
though we have preaching two other
Sundays jn the week.
Our pastor has moved to his new
home, wher?: Mr. Henry Bussey mov
ed from. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Mc
Daniel are now occupying the preach
The people's suspicion of Red Hill
was aroused until we heard that Mr. ?
and Mrs. Arthur McDaniel are to oc
cupy Mr. S. Holmes new residence.
Miss Lydia Holmes is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Pat Robinson at Modoc.
Miss Marie Prescott spent Wed
nesday last with Misses Pearl and
Misses Lena and Lou DeLaughter
were visitors of their sister, Mrs.
Boyd Holmes recently.
Our school is progressing nicely
at the beginning bf a new year.
The Red Hill people are anticipat
ing going to the union meeting at
Antioch. ' 9
Misses Pearle and Bess Bailey
visited Miss Marie Prescott last week.
We have learned of a marriage in
the Red Oak Grove section, Miss
Clela Agner, and Mr. Ben Stone.
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Mr. Hightower Gives Banquet
in Compliment to His Co
Friday evening from 7:30 to 9:30
Mr. T. A. Hightower, superintendent
of the Addison Mills, proved himself
to be a charming host at the Dixie
Highway Hotel, where he gave a ban
quet in compliment to the head men
of the several departments of the
mill and a few other friends. The oc
c. 'in was one of unusual pleasure
to all present. As the guests arrived j
they were seated in the spacious and
very comfortable lobby of the hotel,
where half an hour was pleasantly
and profitably spent in social inter
course. Soon the large doors of the
brilliantly lighted dining room were
thrown wide open and all.were in
vited to occupy seats around- the long
table which was beautifully decorat
ed with cut flowers. An elaborate
menu was danitily and bountifully
served in courses. At the conclusion
as cigars were handed the host now
became toastmaster and after appro
priate words of welcome and good
fellowship presented in a very fitting
way the speakers of the evening who,
with their mirth and merriment to
gether with some serious thought?
and wise counsel, entertained those
present for a brief period. The oc
casion was exceedingly pleasant and
will be a source of pleasant memories
to all who were present. Mr. High
tower's guests were as follows:
Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Lee, Mr. and
Mrs. R. M. Scurry, J. L. Minis, L. W.
Redd, J. A. Townsend, S. Y. Bryan,
J. D. Sharp, F. A. Bostall, Less. Y.
Moore, L. Wigfall Cheatham, M,iss
Annie Wilson, A. R. Sharp, D. L.
Seacup, Rev. G. W. M. Taylor and
M. B. Tucker, City; T. P. Salter,
Trenton, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Greene, Columbia; Miss Cora M.
For a Persistent Cough.
Some years ago H. P. Burbage, a
student at law in Greenville, S. C.,
had been troubled for a long while
with a persistent cough, which he
says "greatly alarmed me, causing
me to fear that I was in the first
stage of consumption." Having seen
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy adver
tised he concluded to try it. "I soon
felt a remarkable change and after
using two bottles of the small size
was permanently cured."
Planning to Have Any
me this spring, or near future? If
i let us show you the celebrated
avis Line of Wall Paper
3 you may need. We have in stock
you have to do is to mix with hot
If you have a brush that you want
i hard paint let us get you a can of
sh good as new. Why bother with
hall door and bath room windows.
Lper and have stain glass effect. It
Notice is hereby given that on the
10th day of March, 1921, I will make
j application to The Peoples Bank of
Edgefield, S. C., for the reissue of a
certificate of stock to take place of
certificate No. 66; also'to The Bank
of Johnston, Johnston, S. C., for the
reissue of the three following certifi
cates of stock, Nos. 260, 332 and
395, all of which certificates as issued
by said banks have been lost.
A. C. YONCE,
Trenton, S. C.
January 25, 1921.
WANTED: At once 40 bushels of
speckle or mixed peas at SI.35 per'
bushel. Deliver them at store of W.
W. Adams & Company and- receive
1-26-ltpd. W. G. WOOD. -
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Reside, se Phone 87
* To Prcvcut Blood Poisoning:
apply at once the wonderful old relUHe DI
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sat
trical dressing that relieves pain and heats at
V sim? time. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. $1.00.
Insure your cotton in the Seed or'
in Bales. I can give you insurance for
short or long term-one day up. The
same for corn and other farm pro
Better Be Safe Than Sorry.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants.
One hundred acres, thirty million
good stocky plants, ready now. Early
Jersey, Charleston Wakefields, Suc
cession, Flat Dutch. Parcel Post paid.
300, $1.00; 500, $1.50; 1,000, $2.50;
Express 2,000, $3.50; 5,000, $7.50;
10,000, $12.50. Count and delivery
EDGEFIELD THEA TRE
Friday, January 28
Sig Double Bill
Vaudeville-5 Big Acts
In Addition the Celebrated Feature Lecture
The Luck of the Irish"
IN SIX REELS
Adults, 50c-Children, 25c
AND WAR T?X