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j. L. MIMS.Editor.
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Wednesday, June 15.
When there are no liens you may
in ow it's a lean year for us farmers.
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People are gradually learning that
marketing a crop is about as impor
tant as making one.
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If the boll weevils are "headed off,"
>even father will have to work, and
he'd better get busy, too.
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Farmers of Edgefield county should
not fare so badly next fall.. They
haven't borrowed a dollar this year.
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Admiral Sims forgot that space has
been eliminated and that what he
said in London could be easily heard
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"Keep a stiff upper lip," whatever
that means. In other words, don't let
the weevil break your morale. With
out hope all is lost.
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The "sweet girl graduates" are
now in the spotlight. Doubtless the
"boy graduates" are wondering when
their day will come.
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What ought to be done with the
fellow who says this summer .that he
hasn't time to take a vacation? .Make
him president of the Annanias club.
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With the thermometer standing at
IDO in the shade yesterday, it appears
that Old Sol is not striking for short
er hours or less strenuous activity.
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Everything has not gone against
us poor fellows. Contrary to past
fi years, sugar has gone down at the
blackberry season, instead of going
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Men have an advantage this hot
?weather in that they can remove
.some clothing but the women-well,
.they can't remove any more and go
out on the street.
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When you feel disposed to com
plain of the stifling clouds of dust,
think of the plight of the Pueblo peo
ple who have been suffering from the
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With human life so cheap in the
commonwealth which lies between
South Carolina and Alabama, it's a
wonder life insurance companies do
not withdraw from it.
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. lin the" war that is being waged on
- :the boll weevil these should be no
relaxation. This year will decide
whether we can grow cotton or not
under boll weevil conditions.
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Wonder what pleasure can be de
rived by wealthy Northern people who
have gained notoriety through dis
graceful divorce proceedings from
.having their pictures in the papers?
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IWe would have called for some
salt when read of that Spartan
burg cow giving 44 pounds of butter
. in seven days had not Brother Wal
lace of the Newberr yObserver pen
..ned the story.
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It's bad enough when two farmers
: fall out but when "six wel? known
.and prominent farmers" fight out an
.old feud in the public road, as they
>;did down in Georgia last week, it is
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.Everybody who travels and who
;pays freight are groaning under the
heavy burden imposed through tre
mendously increased rates. Many
lines of business are being tremen
dously increased rates. Many lines
of business are being paralyzed by
the enormous toll taken by railroads.
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"iDo the Women Really Want to
"Vote.?" is the title of an editorial.in
the .Augusta Chronicle this morning.
/Well, judging from the record made
in the election in Johnston of yester
day it appears that they do. Of the
219 who registered, 87 were women,
which makes a very good beginning
for the good women of Johnston.
Should Restrain Evil Doers.
The Advertiser has never indulged
in criticism of judges and our courts,
but with lawlessness apparently on
the increase, it is difficult to refrain
from criticizing those who are
charged with the serious and solemn
duty of fixing the penalty for viol?t
sd law. If the punishment for viol?t
ors of law is not for the purpose
protecting our homes and society
through restraining and detering
criminals, what is it for? Then, the
punishment should be suited to th
crime. Whenever the violation of
law becomes extremely annoying
our people and a menace to society
then it is clearly the duty of men who
are clothed with the proper authority
to see that everything possible
done that will in any way restrain the
The law prohibiting the manuf3c
?ture and sale of intoxicants is being
?violated in every county in South
Carolina. The transgressors- seem to
' grow bolder and bolder, and yet only
in a very few cases and sentences im
posed that will have a decidedly de
terrent effect. What does a seller of
whiskey care for having to pay
fine of $100, or even $500 dollars
He can soon recoup his loss through
his nefarious business. But, on the
contrary, if these enemies of society
and good government were given a
term in prison or working on the pub
lie roads, without an alternative of a
fine, it would not be long before this
seemingly growing evil would be
Our only relief can come through
the juries and judges. With but few
exceptions, juries are respecting their
oaths and are convicting men when
the testimony warrants. Now it is up
to the judges of South Carolina, both
Federal and State, to make violators
of the law feel their transgression
to such an extent that they will re
spect the law. The rank and file of
our citizenship are powerless to re
lieve the situation in that respect.
Death of Mrs. Emma Blocker.
On Thursday June 2, the residence
of Mr. John Blocker was burned and
Mrs. Emma Blocker was there with
her son when the unfortunate oc
currence took place.
As soon as the home was burned
and she saw the situation she said to
those around her, "Take me to Mat
tie," meaning her devoted niece, Mrs.
Rainsford at Edgefield. She came as
soon as possible and remained with
Mrs. Rainsford until Sunday after
noon,. whe,n she passed on to her
"home eternal in the' heavens."
Saturday night she was not feeling
j well and at five o'clock Sunday after
noon she had said goodbye to all her
loved ones and gone to a better
world. Mr. Blocker reached her bed
side before she died.
On Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock
the funeral took place at the Block
er burial ground and the body was
laid beside that of her husband who
was killed in battle in Virginia June
6, 1864, he being but twenty-six
years of age.
Dr. Dorsett, her pastor officiated,
assisted by Rev. G. W. M. Taylor.
Mr. John Blocker was her only
child, and his wife to whom she was
very devoted and the six grandchil
dren, Misses Emma and Margaret,
Addie, John Jr., Elizabeth and Josie
are the immediate family to mourn
Mrs. Blocker had been a member
of Ridge Spring Baptist church for
many years. She was in hier 83rd
Besides Dr. Dorsett from the
Ridge, Mr. Robert Watson and
Messrs. Louie and Burrell Boatwright
attended the funeral and a large
number of relatives and friends.
Mrs. Blocker was very much be
loved by those with whom she was
associated, and she bore her years
so gracefully that few realized that
she had reached such an unusual age.
F. A. .M
Meeting of Music Club.
The Philharmonic club met with
Miss Ruth Tompkins on Wednesday
for the June meeting.
This was the regular meeting for
the election of officers, and as the
president and treasurer were eligible
for re-election, the following new of
ficers were elected: Mrs. B. L. Mims,
vice president; Mrs. W. M. Mooney,
secretary; Mrs. J. L. Mims, publicity
After the business hour Miss Ruth
Tompkins sang very effectively, "Our
Ain Folks" a Scotch song which every
one enjoyed. Miss Genevieve Norris
played "V?nitienne" by Godard,
which completed the program.
Miss Tompkins assisted by Miss
Mae Tompkins served block cream
FOR SALE: A roller-top desk. Ap
ply to Miss Virginia Addison.
Evening Musical Treat.
On Thursday evening, Edgefield
was peculiarly fortunate in having
for an e vening's entertainme'nt un
der the auspices of the Philharmonic
Music club, some of the vocal class
of Signora de Fabritiis. The pro
gram was rendered at the elegant
home of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Jones
on Main street, and as the guests en
tered each was served with fruit
punch and most hospitably welcomed
by members of the club, and Mr. and
Lovely flowers everywhere greeted
the occasion and the home was made
most beautiful to receive the honored
guests and their friends" from Au
The following program was greatly
enjoyed, Signora de Fabritiis in her
charming and gracious manner an
nouncing the various numbers, and
accompanying the singers as grace
fully and delightfully as she had pre
viously announced the program.
The first number was a group of
Italian songs by Miss Dorothy Jane
Scallin, a student from North Da
kota. Miss Scallin's voice is very
sweet and the auditors renjarked on
the lovely effect of the singing which
not only in Miss Scallin's voice, but
in others, seemed to come so spon
taneously without any apparent ef
Miss Margaret Wall of North Au
gusta sang a group of 18th Century
French songs and later in the pro
gram, three catchy little flower songs,
The Dandelion, Naughty Tulip, and
Chrysanthemum. These songs were
appropriate to her piquant style of
beauty as well as to her voice which
made the sweetest melody.
Miss Miriam Lanham, a pupil of
Prof. Irvine of Augusta, who is as
sociated with Signora de Fabritiis in
her school in Augusta, gave two piano
selections which were vociferously
Miss Ruth Tompkins received
cheers before she had sung in recog
nition of the feet that the belonged
to Edgefield and was appreciated.
Miss Tompkins gave a group of
American songs, one being an Indian
love song "Pale Moon," one "Since
We Parted" and "Ecstacy." Her sing
ing ended as it had begun, with ap
Miss Scallin gave a second group,
"Good Night, Beloved," by Nevin,
"Sleep That Flits," by Carpenter,
and "Who'll Buy My Lavender!?"
This group of songs was also greatly
appreciated by the audience.
The last group of songs was "Flo
rian Song" by Godard and "Ouvies
tes Yeux Bleus," by Massenet. These
were given in a most charming man
ner by Miss Almeda Petite of Au
All who attended agreed that the
evening was most happily spent and
will long for another such occasion.
A Texas Letter From E. M.
Dear Mr. Editor:
I am here all alone tonight, and my
mind occasionally gets to rambling,
and of course takes an imaginary trip
back to the dear old home state. It
will soon be a year since I left my
home for a visit in the east. I can im
agine sometime that I can still feel
the many hearty hand shakes that I
got on the trip, and the kind words
spoken and the innumerable kind
deeds granted me. For all this I tip
my hat and bow my head to all I met
and mingled with on that trip, and I
hereby note with joy that I am still
enjoying good health, and am enter
taining an idea that some day I may
again land on South Carolina soil,
and again bring to memory the early
days of my childhood.
This section of Texas wherein I
live has recently had very fine rains
and we have fine prospects of another
good crop, but little encouagement
as to price. Cotton acreage reduced
some but not what it should have
been, according to my views.
The oil boom is still on but is not
I now close with a request to all
who may meet at the dear old church
es, via, Stevens' Creek, Mountain
Creek and McKendree chapel for
worship to remember me.
E. M. McCRELESS.
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I respectively announce to the pub
lic and to my friends that I am a
candidate for Cotton .Weigher at
Edgefield. If elected I promise you
faithful and efficient service. I so
licit your vote and your support in
attaining this position.
JOHN R. SCURRY.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Foot suffering is needless!
Let the Dr. Schott
demonstrate to you
that you can gain
complete foot com
A foot expert
coming to our store
Monday and Tuesday, Ju?? 20-21
He is a member of the staff of Dr. Wm.
M. Scholl, the recognized authority on all
foot troubles, and is here for the benefit of
our patrons and others. All who come to
him will have, their cases carefully studied
and will be advised how to gain
immediate relief and complete
Examination and advice free
We want everyone with bother
some feet to take full advantage
of this opportunity. Come in any
time while Dr. Scholl's Foot
Expertis here; heknowsj?stwhat
is to be done and will tell you how
to have easy, comfortable feet
No matter whether the trouble is corns,
callouses, bunions, weak arches, flat foot,
cramping toes, "rheumatic" foot and leg
pains, weak ankles or something else, Dr.
Scholl's Foot Expert can demonstrate to you
on your own foot the proper cor
rective appliance to give relief
and ultimate correction.
To strengthen the fallen
arch and to prevent the
forming of bunions. Dr.
Scholl's Foot-Eazer has
been especially designed.
Light, springy, comfortable
Improve foot appearance
Dr. Scholl's Appliances actually
improve the grace and beauty of
the feet. No oddly shaped shoes.
Wear the kind you like in per
fect comfort Don't wait until
the last minute and maybe lose
your chance to get foot comfort
Don't forget the dates-come in sure
THE CORNER STORE
Copies of Resolutions Adopted
by the Southern Sash, Door
and Millwork Mfrs. Asso
ciation, May 18, 1921
Closer Relations With Schools.
Whereas, our association passed a
resolution at the November 1920
meeting, endorsing the industrial
move recently undertaken by Georgia
Whereas, we are also interested in
furthering this industrial work, es
pecially in so far as it relates to the
Millwork Industry thoughout the en
Be it Therefore Resolved, that the
Southern Sash, Door and Millwork
Manufacturers' Association is also in
terested in other Institutes of Learn
ing located in the South and stands
ready to co-operate with any efforts
which they may make to better edu
cate and perpare their students in
industrial work and especially that
relating to Millwork, and it is further
Resolved, that our secretary be in
structed to, in some way, provide
copies of the Southern Universal Cat
alog to the libraries of all colleges,
institutions and schools located in j
our territory and when possible to
open up negotiation with them look
ing toward the furtherr"?e of our
[interest in that direction.
Closer Relations With Governnments j
Whereas, we have been informed I
by the Chamber of Commerce', U. S.
A., that closer relations are desirable
between the various Trade Associa
tions throughout the United States
and the National Government and al
so the State, County and Municipal
Whereas, we are sery desirous and
willing to render such service within
our power and ability,
Therefore, Be It Resolved, That
the Southern Sash, Door and Millwork
Association tender its services to and
co-operate with the National, State, ?
County and Municipal Governemnt^
with a view of bringing about closer
relations and promotion of business
assistance and advice in a non-parti
san manner, in order that public con
fidence may be revived and that la
bor and capital alike may be inspired
to their greatest efforts to restore
prosperity and plenty throughout the
WANTED: To rent a piano" for
the summer. If you have one, leave
the information at The Advertiser
Through Pullman Sleeping Car Service
TWICE A WEEK .
AUGUSTA AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
"LAND OF THE SKY"
Leave Augusta Tuesdays and Fridays, Northbound
Leave Asheville Wednesdays and Sundays, Southbound
First car from Augusta Tuesday, June 28, first car from Asheville Wed
nesday, June 29, via
Southern Railway System
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6.45 p. m. Lv.AUGUSTA.Ar. 10.40 a. m.
7.23 p. m. Lv.._.GRANITEVILLE.Ar. 9.52 a. m.
7:58 p. m. Lv.._.TRENTON. ...Ar. 9.20 a. m.
8.57 p. m. ,Lv.LEESVILLE.....Ar. 8.14 a. m.
11.50 p. m. Lv._COLUMBIA.Ar. 2.50 a. m.
5.15 a. rn'. Ar.TRYON._..Lv. 10.10 p. m.
5.50 a. m. Ar.SALUDA.Lv. 9.40 p. m.
6.30 a. m. Ar.HENDERSON VILLE.Lv. 9.05 p. m.
7.30 a. rn. Ar.ASHEVILLE.Lv. 8.00 p. m.
Connects at H?ndersonville for Lake Toxaway, Brevard, etc., and at
Asheville for Waynesville, Black Mountain, etc.
SUMMER TOURIST TICKETS NOW ON SALE
To all resort points every day to and including September 30, with final
limit October 31, 1921. Stop-Overs.
Consult nearest ticket agent or communicate wiih
R. S. BROWN, 1 J. A. TOWNSEND, ,
District Passenger Agent, Ticket Agent,
Augusta, Ga. Edgefield, S. C.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO. I
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in,
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Feeds
Gloria Flour and Dan Patch Horse Feed
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
BJF See our representative, C. E. May.